The Annual Humboldt Bay Marathon and Half Marathon and the Marina Mile Fun Run/Walk
The Humboldt Bay Area combines spectacular scenery with the perfect climate for year-round running.
Whether you are trying for a Boston qualifying time, striving for another personal record, or just looking for a uniquely beautiful place to run, the inaugural Humboldt Bay Marathon and Half Marathon are exactly what you're looking for.
For those seeking an easier pace, the family-friendly Marina Mile fun run is just the ticket.
The full marathon course provides a rare, scenic diverse tour around Humboldt Bay, and is considered to have some gently rolling hills over a generally level course. The marathon will start at 8 AM, and runners will have a maximum of 6 hours 30 minutes to complete the course.
Half Marathon Course
The half marathon will start near the famous Arcata Plaza and merge with the marathon course as the course leaves Arcata into open dairy farms before heading down the west side of Humboldt Bay and into Eureka with spectacular views of Humboldt Bay and the Eureka Waterfront and Marina. The half marathon is a point-to-point race and runners are encouraged to park near the finish area. A free shuttle bus will take half marathon entrants to the start area. The half marathon starts at 10 AM, and participants will have 4 hours and 30 minutes to complete the course. Walkers welcome!
Marina Mile Course
The course for the Marina Mile will be on the Eureka Waterfront. The one mile race will be run in several heats with competitive divisions for men, women and "masters" (over 40). There will also be a fun run for everyone after the competitive heats.