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Salinas Valley Half Marathon

Saturday August 6th, 2016
Soledad, California
Distance: Half Marathon

We are sorry to announce that we have cancelled our 2016 race due to bad air quality from the fires burning in the Big Sur area.

If you love a run in the country this is the place. Weather is kept temperate due its proximity to the pacific ocean. There's plenty of pure oxygen from one of California's best west coast growing areas, and it's not just grapes. This beautiful rolling hill 1/2 marathon course goes from Soledad Mission to Pessagno Winery. Just South of Salinas. Everything a runner could want in a race.

Celebrate the beauty of the Salinas Valley while experiencing the influence of cool coastal air from the Monterey Bay along our rolling 13.1 mile course. Runners and walkers start at the historic Soledad Mission, and then wind through lush row crops and vineyards at the foot of the beautiful Saint Lucia Mountains along Foothill and River Roads. Participants cross the finish line at Pessagno Winery where a spectacular finish festival awaits them. Finish Festival. The course is USATF Certified (certification # CA10002TK).

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