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Headlands 50 Miles

Quick facts

Distance Ultra marathon

About Headlands 50 Miles

Perfectly arranged on a secure little harbor on the bay, Sausalito is undeniably lovely. Named for the tiny willows that once populated the banks of its creeks, it’s a small settlement of pretty houses that tumble neatly down a green hillside into a well-heeled downtown. Much of the town affords the visitor uninterrupted views of San Francisco and Angel Island, and due to the ridgeline at its back, fog generally skips past it. Home of the Headlands Marathon at the Rodeo Beach, Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

Enjoy vistas of the Pacific Coast as you take a scenic tour of the spectacular Marin Headlands with views of San Francisco, Tiburon, the Golden Gate Bridge and California coastline.

The course is a 25-mile loop. For the 50 the first loop is clockwise. Then the course reverses direction to counterclockwise.

Practicalities

Aid Stations

We will provide a variety of fresh fruit, salty snacks, salted potatoes, PB&J sandwiches, salt tabs, sugary snacks, Clif Shot Bloks, electrolyte sports drink, cola and water. Rodeo Beach and Tennessee Valley aid stations will have soup and other "real" food during the night and second morning. It is highly recommended that runners carry at least 20 oz. of water between aid stations.

Award Medals

Placement Awards are given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall female and male finishers in each distance, as well as age group winners. Custom coasters will be given to finishers.

Equipment Storage

Runners may bring drop bags with personal needs which we will transport to aid stations. The drop bags will be returned to Rodeo Beach.

Maximum Time

15 hours cut off time.

Headlands 50 Miles Route Map

Headlands 50 Miles Route Map

Start:

Rodeo Beach, Golden Gate National Recreation, CA.

Rodeo Beach, California 94941, USA

Difficulty

hilly

Highlights

Enjoy vistas of the Pacific Coast as you take a scenic tour of the spectacular Marin Headlands with views of San Francisco, Tiburon, the Golden Gate Bridge and California coastline.

Overview

25 miles loop course that runs within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and the Marin Headlands. For the 50 mile distances, the first loop is clockwise. Then the course reverses direction to counterclockwise.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.