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2016 Avenue Of The Giants Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K Run

May 1, 2016

$90

As noted by Runner’s World Magazine, The Avenue of the Giants Marathon is one of the most scenic courses in the country. Staged on “The Avenue of the Giants” in Humboldt Redwoods State Park, located in rural Northern California, the paved course winds through giant old growth redwoods.

The race is located in Southern Humboldt County, 45 miles south of Eureka, California, on the Avenue of the Giants Highway. Driving time from San Francisco or Sacramento is about 5 hours, and from Portland: about eight hours.

The nearest commercial airport is Eureka/Arcata (ACV) about 60 miles to the north. The Airport is serviced by United Express, with flights to and from San Francisco and Sacramento. Rental cars are available, although there is a limited supply, make sure to reserve in advance. There is NO shuttle service available since the race is held in a rural area in a state park.

Marathon Information

Distance: 26.2 miles
Date: May 1, 2016
Start Time: 7:45 AM
Awards Ceremony: 1:00 PM
Course Time Limit: 7 hours (those that do not pass the halfway point in 3.5 hours will be directed to finish the half marathon instead)
Start Location: At the underpass where Bull Creek Flats Road meets Hwy 101 and the Avenue of the Giants
Finish location: Same as the start location.
Parking: On the river bar 1/4 mile from the start. Be sure to allow plenty of time, traffic can back up close to the start time.
Medal: Finishing Medals are given to all participants finishing within the allotted time.
Course Certification Number: CA-12005-KY
Packet Pick-up: At the the staging area from noon to 5:30 PM Saturday or from 7 to 7:30 AM Sunday morning.

Half Marathon Information

Distance: 13.1 miles
Date: May 1, 2016
Start Time: 8:45 AM
Awards Ceremony: 11:00 AM
Course Time Limit: 6 hours (No later than 2:45 PM)
Start Location: At the underpass where Bull Creek Flats Road meets Hwy 101 and the Avenue of the Giants
Finish Location: Same as the start location.
Parking: On the river bar 1/4 mile from the start. Be sure to allow plenty of time, traffic can back up close to the start time.
Medal: Finishing medals are given to all participants finishing within the allotted time.
Course Certification Number: CA-12004-KY
Packet Pick-up: At the the staging area from noon to 5:30 PM Saturday or the from 7 to 8:15 AM Sunday Morning.

10K Information

Distance: 6.2 miles
Date: May 1, 2016
Start Time: 9:15 AM
Awards Ceremony: 11:00 AM: First male and female finishers will receive recognition.
Course Time Limit: Three hours
Start Location: At the underpass where Bull Creek Flats Road meets Hwy 101 and the Avenue of the Giants
Finish Location: Same as the start location.
Parking: On the river bar 1/4 mile from the start. Be sure to allow plenty of time, traffic can back up close to the start time.
Medal: Finishing medals will be given to all participants finishing within the allotted time.
Course Certification Number: CA-12003-KY
Packet Pick-up: At the the staging area from noon to 5:30 PM Saturday or the from 7:00 to 8:45 AM Sunday morning.

Details

Date:
May 1, 2016
Cost:
$90
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Website:
http://theave.org/

Organizer

The Ave
Email:
ctimek@theave.org
Website:
http://www.theave.org/index.html

Venue

Avenue of the Giants – Marathon Staging Area
California 254
Redcrest, CA 95569 United States
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Website:
http://www.theave.org/index.html