Please check back in a few weeks for a detailed route map with water stations and mile markers. Thanks! 

12K Course

Run By the Sea 12K course

Run By the Sea 12K course

Note that the 12K course includes a beach crossing.



4K Course


new for 2017!

half marathon course

People are wild about this course. Seriously. Enjoy majestic views of the Monterey Bay and Pacific Ocean, the serene flats of Wilder Ranch's meadows, and maybe even catch a glimpse of some grey whales.

a note on The beach crossing


Participants often ask why we have a beach crossing in the Run by the Sea. That's because it's currently the only legal way to get from Wilder Ranch to the northern bluff trails. The current Wilder Ranch State Parks maps show that you can use the rail connector, but these maps are actually indicating trails that are not legally accessible!

The 4K course is a walk or run. No beach crossing here.