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Vista Verde Skyline Run

Date: December 1, 2018!
Start Time:  7:30 AM
Events: 10K | Half | Marathon | 50K
Location: Skyline Ridge Open Space
Pricing: 10K: $50 · Half: $55 · Marathon: $65 · 50K: $75

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Interested in earning a race t-shirt and free entry to an upcoming race?  We can always use volunteers!

Welcome to the BayTrailrunners Vista Verde Skyline Run. Racers will enjoy stunning vistas of the Pacific Coast and of the spectacular Lambert Creek Watershed, Butano Ridge, Portola State Park and the newly opened Mindego Hill! Revel in tree-covered singletrack and wide open trails that roll through pristine grassy meadows, along serene ponds and over smooth flowing creeks. There is no doubt that the views and trails out here are sure to impress all who participate. 

Race Day Information

Sign-In & Bib Pick-Up: 6:00AM - 7:15AM at the starting line. 

Briefing: 7:15 AM at the starting line

Start: 50k - 7:30AM | Marathon - 7:40AM | Half Marathon - 7:50AM | 10k - 8:00AM

Race Day Registration: Please print and complete this registration form, and bring it with you to race check in.


  • All participants will receive a BayTrailrunners Vista Verde Skyline Run T-Shirt.

  • First place finishers in both distances will each be awarded gift certificates to use at our sponsor, A Runner's Mind.

  • And it doesn't end there! As a special bonus, we'll have a professional photographer out on the course taking photos of you on this special day of running!

  • More!

Time Limit: There is a 9 hour time limit for all distances.  50k runners will be turned back and must drop to the marathon distance if they fail to reach the Long Ridge Aid Station by 2:30PM, which equals 7 hours. This is also where the marathon runners turn back.

Timing:  We will make use of the quality timing software that Ultrasignup provides.

Marking: The course will be marked with striking colored ribbon along with clear and easy to read signage. Details will be explained at the pre-race briefing. 

Course measurements: Our data has been collected using Google Earth and cutting edge GPS devices. The detailed information gathered and displayed is provided by 3rd-parties and BayTrailrunners LLC cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information. Provided for reference only. 

Rules: No dogs, bikes or strollers. Stay on marked trails. Yield to park personnel and other visitors. Do not litter. Thank the volunteers! 

Aid Stations:

  • All distances will have aid at the start and finish.

  • Marathon, Half and 50k runners will have a DIY water stop at the 4 mile mark.

  • Half Marathon will see full aid 10 miles into the race.

  • All distances will have a DIY water stop at Alpine Pond.

  • Marathon and 50k runners will see full aid 11.5 miles into the race.

  • Full aid again for marathon and 50k runners at 15 miles as they pass through the starting area to complete the rest of the course.

  • At the 22 mile mark, marathon and 50k runners will find more aid.

Spectators and crew: Family and friends can cheer on their runners at the aid station in the Mindego Hill Road parking lot and again as they come through the start to complete the second half of the race.  No crew or pacers needed but 50K runners can leave a drop bag at the start. We can not be held responsible for lost or stolen items so please keep all your valuables locked in your car.

Restrooms: There is one restroom located in the main lot and another in the handicap parking area. We will also have some port-a-potties shipped in.

Refunds: Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable to future BayTrailrunners events. BayTrailrunners however, will be happy to offer you a 75% or 50% entry coupon if you let us know at least 2 weeks or 48 hours before the event, respectively.  If you fail to show up to the race without prior notice, you forfeit all credits and reimbursements.  Please email us so we know in advance what your plans are.