Morgan Hill Community Park
This beautiful Half Marathon course begins and ends at the Morgan Hill Community Park. Winding through the local scenic hills around the city of Morgan Hill.
The half marathon follows an out-and-back loop course that starts and finishes at the Morgan Hill Centennial Center on West Edmundson Avenue, which is part of the city’s Morgan Hill Community Park just south of its downtown areas.
From there, those running the half marathon follow a clockwise route along the loop course, heading out first onto West Edmundson for the first mile and a half or so of the race, and then turning right onto Oak Glen Avenue.
Hilly first half. The first half of the race is by far the more challenging half, as runners follow a slow but steady climb (filled with rolling uphills and some downhills) from just below 350 feet above sea level at the starting line to just over 650 feet above sea level at the race’s peak elevation, which occurs at about the mile 6 marker.
After runners pass through mile 6 and begin the second half of the race, the course unfolds with its steepest downhill section between the mile 6 and 7 markers, and then (thankfully!) flattens out for an even, flat race route for the remainder of the race.
Second half flattens out. Along the way, runners will pass through a variety of scenery, from the beautiful green and rolling hills that lie on the west outskirts of town, along Oak Glen and Willow Springs Road, where runners pass by the peaceful lakes of the Uvas and Chesbro reservoirs.
Then there’s a change of scenery in the second half of the race, which brings runners southward through Morgan Hill’s business and downtown districts on the way back in to the finish line at the Morgan Hill Centennial Center and park.
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