Events

Overview

 

 Download the 2024 Skyline 50k Athlete Guide     Download the Skyline 50k GPX 

 Download the 2024 Skyline Half Athlete Guide      Download the Skyline Half Marathon GPX

 

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Welcome to Skyline 2024! 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.

 

 

Race Week Schedule

 

> July 30 (Tuesday), 7:00pm > Digital Briefing on Zoom and Facebook. Links will be sent to all entrants.

> August 3 (Saturday) 4pm – 6pm, Bib Pickup (not mandatory) > Sports Basement Berkeley 2727 Milvia St, Berkeley, CA 94703.

Yes, you can have someone pick up your bib and you can pick up for others. Runners will receive a shopping discount good with your bib. No you do NOT have to come to bib pickup. You can get your bib on race morning, too.

> August 4 (Sunday), Race Day! 

Lake Chabot Marina, starting at 17936 Lake Chabot Rd Castro Valley, CA 94546

  • 5am Gates open at Lake Chabot 
  • 5:45am Race day bib pickup opens
  • 6:55am Race briefing 
  • 7:00am 50k Start
  • 8:30am Half Marathon Start

 

Training Runs

All training runs are free, self-supported runs which we are hosting in collaboration with the Beer Bucket Runners and Trail Sisters East Bay. To keep up to date on training runs, join the Scena Strava Club. 

  • Saturday, June 15, 8am – Reinhard Redwood with Trail Sisters. Starts at Skyline Gate
  • Sunday, June 16, 8:30am – Lake Chabot with Beer Bucket Run. Starts at Lake Chabot Marina
  • Saturday, July 6, 8am – Lake Chabot with Trail Sisters. Starts at Lake Chabot Marina
  • Sunday, July 7, 8:30am – Reinhard Redwood with Trail Sisters. Start at Skyline Gate

 

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.

 

 

 

  • Skyline 50k

    Skyline 2024 will return to a course very similar to 2022.

    Select Course Map for maps and turn-by-turn instructions.

    Select Aid Stations for the stations, cutoffs and driving directions (for Stations that allow you to have spectators or crew.)

    All this content is available in a convenient form in The 50k Athlete Guide.

  • Skyline Half

    Skyline Half returns to a looped format that starts and finishes at Lake Chabot Marina.

    Select Course Map for maps and turn-by-turn instructions.

    Select Aid Stations for the stations, cutoffs and driving directions (for Stations that allow you to have spectators or crew.)

    All this content is available in a convenient form in The Half Marathon Athlete Guide.

Skyline 50K Endurance Run