Pacific Coast Trail Runs

Skyline to the Sea
Saturday, 9 April 2011
Marathon & 50km

Start Times
Marathon - 9:00AM
50km - 9:00AM
Pacific Coast Trail Runs

Bib Number Pick-Up:

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. at Saratoga Gap, Skyline Blvd. (No parking at Saratoga Gap. Runners should either be dropped off at Saratoga Gap or take the shuttle service from Hwy 1.)

Shuttle Service:

7:00 a.m. from Hwy 1 (near Finish, Directions) to Saratoga Gap (Start). The bus shuttle is $10 and is not included in your entry fee. Runners' warm clothing (one jacket & pants, ONLY) will be transported to the finish area. Please note that parking at Saratoga Gap is prohibited.

Time Limit:

8 hours


Boulder Creek


Hotels/Motels, Camping


Saratoga Gap, Skyline Boulevard (CA-35) at Hwy 9, Los Gatos, CA. Directions


Map  |  Elevations  |  Descriptions

The popular Skyline to the Sea Trail runs from the crest of the Santa Cruz Mountains at Saratoga Gap through Big Basin Redwoods State Park, the oldest park in California (est. 1902), and ends at the Pacific Ocean at Waddell Beach. It travels through tall redwoods and high chaparral along the way.

Aid Stations:

Fully-stocked aid stations every 7 - 14 kilometers. You can expect fresh fruit, salty snacks, assorted candy, boiled potatoes & salt, water, and Clif Shot Electrolyte sports drink. If you would like to be sure that you have Clif product, SaltStick capsules, or any other specific item at the event, you should carry it with you. Additionally, it is highly recommended that runners carry at least 20 oz. of water between aid stations.


Hi-Tech shirts will be given to all registered runners. Custom coasters will be given to all 50km finishers and medals will be given to all marathon finishers. Award medals are given to the 1st female and male finishers overall and in each age group. Ribbons are also awarded to the 2nd & 3rd place finishers in each age group.

Participants are automatically included in the race series and points are awarded to the first 8 finishers in each age group.



(Add $5 if registering after March 26, 2011. Add $15 at check-in, if not sold out.) (Pre-registration ONLY through 5 p.m. Thursday, April 9th)

Course Records:

50 Km Leor Pantilat, 25, Stanford, CA ('09) 3:38:05
Caitlin Smith, 28, Oakland, CA ('09) 4:17:54