There’s no doubt that Northern California is one of the most beautiful places on Earth, but did you know it’s also the location of one of the most impressive races in the world? Whether running is your passion or your New Year’s resolution, the Avenue of Giants Marathon is made for you! Tackle the incredible opportunity to run a race through the majestic redwoods of California. Measure yourself in the purest sense of the word – against yourself, against others, and against the magnificent nature around you. Read on to learn all you need to know about this fabulous event and start planning your visit today! Make a whole trip out of it and download our free Vacation Guide. It offers a selection of our favorite local restaurants, shops, museums, events, outdoor adventures, and more!
Do You Have What It Takes for the Avenue of Giants Marathon?
What Is the Avenue of Giants?
If you’re a nature lover seeking new adventures, then you’re in for a treat. The Avenue of Giants is one of the most majestic places in Northern California! It’s at the heart of the Humboldt Redwoods State Park, which covers more than 51,000 acres of redwood forest. Its trees are as ancient as they are tall, to say the least. Some are up to 950 years old! When you walk through the Avenue of Giants, you take a step into the past and live out history!
Details About the Marathon
Are you ready to challenge yourself like never before? The Avenue of Giants Marathon is a one-of-a-kind race that happens every May and gathers runners from all over the world. It is a double out-and-back 26.2-mile long course. The paved path takes you through the corridors of towering redwoods. Talk about a scenic race! There are no steep hills to worry about and the trees provide plenty of shade. This means you’ll be running in cool, comfortable temperatures at all times! It’s the ultimate run if you’re looking to unwind and reconnect with nature: no music, no distractions: just you, the road, and pure nature. And if the marathon isn’t enough (we have a feeling you’ll want more), there’s also a half-marathon and 10K!
Relax Your Muscles Post-Race
We love runners at Sea Rock Inn, and to congratulate you after your race, we’ve got something special for you: A massage at our in-house spa! It’s time to relax those muscles and dream about the wonderful achievement you made during the day. Our treatments include signature massages, deep-tissue massages, hot-stone massages, and even sauna sessions! All services must be booked in advance and canceled at least 24 hours in advance.
Run Away From Stress at Sea Rock Inn
Now that’s a race you deserve to win! It’s time to leave your worries behind and unload all the stress you’ve been carrying for months. Find peace and serenity at our lovely inn, as you de-stress in our gorgeous coastal setting. Feel the ocean breeze in your hair as you take a morning walk in our gardens, enjoy the delectable flavors of a California wine in the evening, and enjoy all sorts of marvelous activities during the day.
We offer a variety of rooms and cottages that will make you fall in love with Mendocino’s way of life. Suite 12 is a perfect example! This 2-room suite has an unbeatable view of the shore. It’s perfect for stargazing at night or meditating in the morning! After dinner, take a hot bath and relax in your living room area by the crackling fireplace. You can even add a fruit and cheese basket to make your night even more special! Wake up the next morning to a delicious homemade breakfast and look out to the ocean as you nosh on our tasty scones!