Oct 27, 2019 at 8:30 AM

Run by the Sea

1401 Coast Rd

Santa Cruz CA, 95060


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Entry Fee $45
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $50
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 12K
  • 4K

Type: Trail

Participant Limit: 400

Starting Elevation: 20

High Point: 20

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 95%

First Year of the Event: 2013

Men's Record: M: 43:07

Masters Men Record: MM: 48:34

Women's Record: W: 49:41

Masters Women Record: WM: 53:36


The Run By the Sea is a gorgeous 12K run or 4K run/walk that meanders along the undeveloped coastline north of Santa Cruz, CA in Wilder Ranch State Park. 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 unique beach crossing, this run is like no other.


Race event photo
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Past Event Dates

Held on Oct 27, 2019

Held on Aug 26, 2018

Held on Aug 27, 2017

Held on Aug 28, 2016

Held on Aug 23, 2015

Held on Aug 24, 2014

Held on Aug 25, 2013

Event Results

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View 2014 Results

View 2013 Results