Humboldt Redwoods Marathon

October 15, 2017
Humboldt Redwoods State Park, Avenue of the Giants
Weott, CA 95571


Presented by Six Rivers Running Club

Event Contact: Race Director

Phone: (707) 633-8199     Email:


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Presented by the Six Rivers Running Club, we'll forgive you if you have trouble concentrating on the road ahead of you while running The Humboldt Redwoods Marathon, Half Marathon, or 5K. After all, you'll probably be looking up at the old growth redwood trees which tower over the course!


Sunday, October 15


REDWOODS STATE PARK, Weott, CA is located about 200 miles north of San Francisco and 40 miles south of Eureka. Staging Area: Dyerville Bridge.  Humboldt Redwoods State Park Avenue of the Giants Weott, CA  95571  Get Directions

Event details and Schedule

The Marathon and Half Marathon start together at the Dyerville Bridge which is on the famous Avenue of the Giants near the majestic Founders Grove in Humboldt Redwoods State Park. The 5K starts in the same location just 15 minutes after the marathon & half marathon.

Race Start Times

The marathon & half marathon start at 9:00 a.m. with the Wheelchair division starting at 8:50 a.m. The 5K starts at 9:15 a.m.


Distance On or before 6/30
July 1–Oct 13
Marathon $75 $85 $95
Half-Marathon  $65  $70 $75
5K $25 $30 $35

Packet Pick-Up

Held at the Race Staging Area (Dyerville Bridge)
Saturday, October 14th: 12 noon – 5:00 PM
Sunday (Race Day): Beginning at 7:00 AM – 8:45 AM
Please pick up your packet at least thirty minutes before the start of your race to avoid any delays or issues!

About the Courses 

Check out a Youtube VIDEO of the Race Course: CLICK HERE

All courses are fast, paved & shaded. All courses are USAT&F certified and the marathon is a qualifier for Boston.

The Half Marathon is a USAT&F Pacific Assoc. championship in all divisions.

The course will be closed to all vehicles and bicycles for the entire 5K & half marathon and from miles 1 through 13 in the Marathon. Miles 14 through 26 in the Marathon will be controlled by pilot cars. Runners should be alert for pilot cars and autos following them.

The courses are marked at every mile and split times will be given at miles 1, 5, 10, and 15. There will be aid stations with electrolyte (Gatorade) replacement drinks and water approximately every 2.5 miles. Food will be available on the Marathon course near miles 17 & 22.

There are no bikes, dogs, skateboards, skates, baby joggers, strollers or scooters allowed on the course. The use of headsets is discouraged.
Because the races are held in an undeveloped forest area, no showers or dressing facilities are available. There will be portable toilets at the start-finish and at the aid stations.  Please note that there are no refunds. Race is held rain or shine.

Commemorative Prizes and Awards:

All registrants will receive a long-sleeve technical shirt and finisher medal featuring original wildlife art. Participants must register by September 8th to guarantee shirt size and style. Finisher Medals and Awards not picked up on race day will be mailed if requested. Due to their weight medals awards will not be mailed unless arrangements are made with the race director.

For more details regarding Awards, Divisions, and Prize Money: CLICK HERE

Travel & Lodging

The race staging area is located about 45 miles south of Eureka, CA on the Avenue of the Giants highway. Driving time from San Francisco or Sacramento is about 5 hours, and from Portland ten hours.

The nearest commercial airport is Eureka/Arcata, about 60 miles to the north. The Airport is serviced by United Express (800-241-6522) and Horizon airlines (800-547-9308), with flights to and from San Francisco, Portland, and Sacramento.

Rental cars [from Alamo Car Rental (800-327-9633), Avis Rent A Car, Hertz Rent A Car, and National Car Rental (800-227-7368)] are available at the airport, though can be problematic after the late flights. There is also a shuttle service (Door-to-Door Airporter Shuttle Service 707-839-4186/888-338-5497), and several Taxicab companies which service the airport. Taxis include: Arcata-McKinleyville Yellow Cab (707-839-4437),Cab Louie( 707-599-3391) Express Taxi (707-442-0900), and Yellow Cab of Humboldt County (707-445-1100).

For Lodging Information: CLICK HERE



The weather in October is usually well suited for running, with clear days and temperatures ranging from the low 40s at 8 a.m. to the mid 60s at noon. The course is mostly shaded by redwood trees, so direct sun is minimal. However, there is always the possibility of rain – so be prepared!

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The Humboldt Redwoods Marathon is proud to support Food for People. Food for People relies on contributions from individuals, organizations, and local businesses to sustain their hunger relief programs throughout the county. Your contribution helps provide much-needed nutritious food to more than 12,000 people struggling to make ends meet in Humboldt County. Thank you for helping to create a healthier community. If you would like to read more about the Food for People Click Here


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