Avenue of the Giants Marathon

  • Dates: October 11, 2020
  • Location: Avenue of the Giants in Humboldt Redwoods SP
  • CA
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***POSTPONED to October 11, 2020***

The Avenue of the Giants Marathon Course is one of the most scenic in the United States
Nestled among the Giant Redwoods in Humboldt Redwoods State Park and bordering the Eel River and Bull Creek, the course offers runners both a challenge and a feast for the eyes. 
Race staging area is located at the Dyerville Bridge.   See Course Map in right side bar
  • Participants can enter a marathon, a 1/2 marathon, or a 10k.
  • Runners come from all over the United States and the world to enjoy a competitive race, relax among the scenic wonders, or both.
  • The Avenue Marathon is a BOSTON qualifier!
Created by the Six Rivers Running Club, the first marathon was run in May of 1972.  The Avenue of the Giants was the chosen site because it is relatively flat, with a few interesting hills and the unsurpassed beauty of the redwood forest. 
In 1977, over 900 runners participated in the marathon, making it one of the largest marathons on the west coast.
Lodging facilities fill up fast so make your reservations early! 
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