Big Basin - Skyline to the Sea

Race Information


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

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  • Sunday, June 3, 2018
  • 9:00 a.m.
  • 50 KM Marathon


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.
(Distances are accurately measured using a RolatapeĀ® surveyor's measuring wheel.)

Driving Directions


Shuttle Bus Service to Start

The shuttle service (included in entry) to Saratoga Gap (the start) will depart Hwy 1 (near finish) at 6:45 a.m. Parking area is on Hwy 1 (1.8 miles South of RdO entrance gate). You can opt-out of the shuttle service if you have a ride.


Boulder Creek



Bib Number & Shirt Pick-Up

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. at Saratoga Gap.

Time Limit

There is a 8-hour time limit for all distances.

Aid Stations

Fully-stocked aid stations every 5 mi - 8.6 mi. You can expect fresh fruit, salty snacks, assorted candy, water, and electrolyte sports drink. It is highly recommended that runners carry at least 20 oz. of water between aid stations.


T-shirts will be given to all pre-registered runners. All finishers will receive a custom medal and 50 Km finishers a custom coaster.