2018 Salinas Valley Half Marathon

Saturday 4th August 2018

Soledad Mission: 36641 Fort Romie Road, Soledad, United States

Running, Half marathon, 5K


  • SVHM Early Bird Special - Half Marathon Adult (age 21+)
  • SVHM Early Bird Special - Half Marathon Youth (12-20)
  • SVHM Early Bird Special - Half Marathon for Active Duty Military
  • Half Marathon - Half Marathon Adult (age 21+)
  • Half Marathon - Half Marathon Youth (age 12-20)
  • Half Marathon - Half Marathon for Active Duty Military
  • Half Marathon Elites - Individual Age group/open
  • 5K - 5K Adult
  • 5K - 5K Youth (ages 5-17)
  • 5K - 5K for Active Duty Military


On this scenic USATF-certified half marathon course, runners and walkers start at Soledad Mission on Ft. Romie Rd. and go south for about 1 mile before turning west on Private Rd. 2 toward the Santa Lucia mountains. At mile 2.4, runners turn on Foothill/River Rd. and run north along the base of the mountains on the River Road Wine Trail. Participants will breathe cool, coastal Monterey Bay air as they pass vineyards and fields of row crops such as lettuce, spinach, carrots and broccoli, before crossing the finish line among the vines at Pessagno Winery for a fantastic Finish Festival celebration!

New for 2018! We have added a 5K run which will begin and end at the Half Marathon finish. For more information, visit www.salinasvalleyhalfmarathon.org.

Event details and schedule

  • The half marathon begins at 7:30 AM on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at the Soledad Mission and finishes at the Pessagno Winery
  • The 5K begins at 7:30 AM near the Half Marathon finish at Pessagno Winery
  • HM entry is limited to the first 2,000 registrants
  • 5K entry is limited to the first 250 registrants
  • The 4-hour half marathon course time limit will be enforced
  • You must be 12 years of age or older to register for the half marathon
  • There is a $10 half marathon discount for students under age 21 and Active Duty military (must present Active Military ID at packet pick-up, not applicable to spouses or dependents)
  • Bibs are not mailed.  There will be packet pick-up on Friday, August 3, at the Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Farmer's Market (corner of Wilgart Way and East Romie Lane) from 2 to 6 PM.  Free parking available.  There is race morning pick-up beginning at 6 AM at the Soledad Mission (36641 Fort Romie Road, Soledad, CA)

For more detailed information on the event, please visit www.salinasvalleyhalfmarathon.org

Organised by

Big Sur Marathon Foundation

PO Box 222620, Carmel

Phone: 8316256226

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