Stay tuned for news about the 2018 event!

A stunning coastal route in Wilder Ranch State Park.


A benefit for Bike Santa Cruz County: promoting active transportation by making Santa Cruz County a better place for bikes, through advocacy, education, and community engagement.


Run By The Sea is a gorgeous half marathon, 12K run, or 4K run/walk that meanders along the undeveloped coastline north of Santa Cruz. Most of the run is on a flat, packed dirt trail, and overlooks wild rocky shoreline. No other running event uses the trail, and with a legendary beach crossing, Run By the Sea is unique in every mile.

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There are many ways to get involved in Run By The Sea (besides running or walking!), including volunteering and sponsoring.

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Thank you to our past sponsors!