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Salinas Valley Half Marathon

If you love a run in the country this is the place. Weather is kept temperate due its proximity to the pacific ocean. There's plenty of pure oxygen from one of California's best west coast growing areas, and it's not just grapes. This beautiful rolling hill 1/2 marathon course goes from Soledad Mission to Pessagno Winery. Just South of Salinas. Everything a runner could want in a race.

2013 Race Winners · 2012 Results · 2011 Results

Division Clock Time Name Age State/Country
Overall Male Winner 1:09:15 Cristian Soratos 20 Salinas, CA US
2nd Male Finisher 1:10:52 Adam Roach 29
3rd Male Finisher 1:11:33 Miguel Nuci 33 Turlock, CA US
Overall Female Winner 1:24:38 Michelle Meyer 26 San Francisco, CA US
2nd Female Finisher 1:25:50 Amy Johnston 20 Salinas, CA US
3rd Female Finisher 1:27:49 Monica Jo Nicholson 31 Salinas, CA US

2013 Age-Group Winning Times · 2012 Results · 2011 Results

Division Chip Time Name State/Country Age Age-Graded
1st Men 40-49 1:23:03 Sean Curry Salinas, CA 45 77.32
1st Men 50-59 1:25:36 Dan Zulaica Salinas, CA 55 81.70
1st Men 60-69 1:30:27 Bobby McKee La Selva Beach, CA 64 84.06
1st Men 70+ 1:47:58 Rod Mackinlay Pebble Beach, CA 73 77.57
1st Women 40-49 1:34:12 Bonnie Schroeder San Jose, CA 43 73.73
1st Women 50-59 1:37:37 Stella Gibbs Pacific Grove, CA 53 79.34
1st Women 60-69 1:54:57 Lynne Denley Monterey, CA 61 75.08
1st Women 70+ 2:14:53 Janet Holloway Monterey, CA 77 82.94

Course Description

The rolling hills offer a bit of a challenge but runners all set their own pace. Volunteers have placed signs along the route telling you the type of grapes and vegetables in the fields. This is some of the richest soil bordering the Pacific Ocean. Wine glasses and wine is free at the finish; along with plenty of water, fruit and recovery drinks.

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At A Glance
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LocationSoledad, California
Race DistanceHalf Marathon
Race Date 2014August 1, 2014*
*unconfirmed
  Race Date 2013  August 3, 2013
  Race Date 2012  August 4, 2012
  Race Date 2011  August 6, 2011
Years Running3
Entrant Cap1,500
2013 Total Finishers1,317
  Men  487
  Women  613
Age Group Awards5 Year
Entry Fee65.00
Race ResultsLink to Results
 
Online RegistrationUSATF Certified
 


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Recommended by: Michael Dove
"Beautiful rolling hills through wine country south of Salinas - great volunteer spirit."

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