Avoid Skipping Recovery
Listening to your body is key to avoiding injury and burnout. Your body can actually grow stronger when you are at rest. The process of training includes workouts that are strategically placed along with rest days, which provides stimulation during the activity and recovery when you are at rest. If you are new to running, it is important not to push yourself to hard. Injuries can pop up when training advances too quickly. If your body is giving you warning signs, listen and take the extra time off so you can fully adjust and recover to meet your specific fitness needs.
An AMAZING Place to Run!
The Humboldt Bay Area combines spectacular scenery with the perfect climate for year round running.
August is a dry month with an average high temperature of only 62.6 degrees (17 Celsius), so ideal conditions for this race are almost guaranteed.
Whether you are trying for a Boston qualifying time (marathon course certification CA-16003-KY), striving for another personal record, or just looking for a uniquely beautiful place to run, the Humboldt Bay Marathon, Half Marathon and Marina Mile races are exactly what you're looking for!
Event Schedule (see http://humboldtbaymarathon.com for updates)
Saturday, August 12:
1 PM to 4 PM: Packet pickup and fitness expo
Additional activites to be scheduled
Sunday, August 13:
6:00 AM: Marathon Late registration, 7th and F Streets, Eureka
7:00 AM: Marathon start, 7th and F Streets, Eureka
7:00 AM: Half marathon shuttle bus service starts from finish area (1st and C Streets, Eureka) to half marathon start area in Arcata
7:30 AM: Half marathon late registration at the Arcata Plaza
8:30 AM: 5K Race Start, C Street Plaza Eureka
8:40 AM: Last half marathon shuttle bus departs Eureka
9:00 AM: Marina Mile Fun Run Start, C Street Plaza Eureka
9:00 AM: Half marathon start, Arcata Plaza, 8th and G Streets Arcata
8:00 AM to 1:30 PM: Finish area activities
Marathon course time limit is 6 hours, 30 minutes and the Half Marathon course time limit is 4 hours, 30 minutes. Any marathon runner who falls behind a pace of 15 minutes per mile will be disqualified and offered a ride in the sag vehicle. Half marathon runners must also stay ahead of the sag vehicle. The course will be closed and roads reopened as the sag vehicle passes.