We are very much looking forward to an in-person Skyline 50k in August! For those of you who are new to the race, Skyline is one of the oldest continuously running 50k races in the United States. The course starts and finishes at Lake Chabot Marina and travels a large loop through the East Bay Regional Parks, taking you all the way to Skyline Gate.
Skyline is known as a great race for first-timers. Each year we enjoy incredible aid station support from great Bay Area running groups like the Dusty Bottoms, Running for a Better Oakland, Lake Merritt Joggers, and Striders, Pamakids, and more. On course, the Volunteer Safety Patrol appears like a flash mob at key intersections to provide you direction and good cheer.
This support means that Skyline is super fun no matter where you are in the pack. For front runners, this is a fast competitive race. For former or aspiring front runners, it means Skyline is a great day you’ll think about all year.
It all ends back at Chabot Marina where in years past, we have stuffed you with BBQ and beer. We hope to again, Covid permitting.
>> For information on the course, aid stations, aid station driving directions, and course cutoffs, click on Course Info at the top of this page.
>> For information on starts time, bib pickup, and awards click on Race Day. There are also other Frequently Asked Questions there.
New-ish Half Marathon
Started in 2020 during the virtual running and continued in 2021 with real live people, the Skyline Half Marathon is a looped that returns home at Stone Bridge instead of heading up Brandon Trail. It’s a great course and a great race.
The half is true to the Skyline tradition, as a great challenge for all abilities.
Schwag and Awards
All runners will receive a race shirt, which you can pick up at times we will post at the Golden Squirrel in Oakland. If you want us to mail your shirt to you, we’re happy to. It’s just a little more expensive to cover the cost of postage and packaging.
Because of the nature of this virtual race, there will be no special finisher or age group awards.
USATF Grand Prix and UTMB
Skyline 50k is part of the P-USATF Grand Prix. The race is also worth 2 UTMB points.