We are very much looking forward to 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 the course, the Volunteer Safety Patrol appears like a flash mob at key intersections to provide you with 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 we stuff you with plant-based BBQ and beer. Families are welcome. Skyline is a plant-based race. Plants are cool.
>> 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.
Since 2021 Skyline Endurance Run has featured a half marathon. This is a looped course that starts and finishes at Lake Chabot Marina, like the 50k.
The half is true to the Skyline tradition and a great challenge for all abilities. Half runners receive the same hospitality, schwag, and rewards as the 50k racers.
Schwag and Awards
All runners receive a race shirt, special Skyline socks, and a finishers medal. We offer awards to overall winners and 3 deep by age group.
USATF Grand Prix and UTMB
Skyline 50k is part of the P-USATF Grand Prix. Both races are also UTMB Index events.
Refunds and Other Policies
Generally, we don’t offer refunds. Outside of 30 days, you can defer to a future year or another Scena race. For refunds and other policies, including what happens if there’s a natural disaster, visit the Policies section of our website. We offer no deferrals within 30 days of race day.