Run the Most Scenic Race at the Avenue of Giants Marathon


To all runners and adventure seekers! You may already know that Northern California is one of the most beautiful places on Earth, but did you know you could experience both your love for nature and passion of running there? The Avenue of Giants Marathon gives you the incredible opportunity to run a race through the majestic redwoods of California. Don’t miss this chance, and measure yourself in the purest sense of the word – against yourself, against others, and against the magnificent nature around you. Start planning your trip to the Avenue of Giants Marathon today and get ready for the adventure of your life!


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Challenge Yourself Against Nature at the Avenue of Giants Marathon


The Stunning Avenue of Giants

There is nothing in the world that resembles the Avenue of Giants, and you have to see it with your own eyes to witness its surpassing beauty. Located in the Humboldt Redwoods State Park, the Avenue of Giants covers more than 51,000 acres of redwood forests, with some trees being as old as 950 years! When you come to see the Avenue of Giants, you don’t simply get to see the iconic scenery, but also step into the past and live out history!

About the Event

The Avenue of Giants Marathon is a wonderful event happening every May and gathers runners from all over the country. It is a double out and back 26.2-mile long course and takes you through the 300 feet-tall trees on a paved-road. There is no steep hill to worry about, and the trees provide enough shade that you’re constantly running in cool temperatures. Experience what it means to completely unwind and remember why you started running: there is no music, no distractions: just you, the road, and pure nature. Even if you are not a runner, the Avenue of Giants Marathon might change your mind!


Tip: On top of The Avenue of Giants Marathon, other sporting competitions are available, like the half-marathon and 10K!


Get a Post-Race Massage

Your muscles will be tired after the race, and we want to make sure you relax properly. Book yourself a massage in our private spa! We offer signature treatments that will allow you to unplug and rest from all that effort!


Our services include:


  • Signature massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Hot-stone massage
  • Sauna sessions


Make sure you book your massage in advance, and a 24hr notice is required for any cancellation.


Make the Most out of Your Weekend and Relax at Sea Rock Inn

avenue of giants marathonAfter all the emotions of the day, it’s time to come home to a comfortable room at Sea Rock Inn. Relax your body and your mind in our beautiful accommodations. Let the view of the ocean wash away all your stress, and dream about the beautiful marathon you’ve just run in a luxurious bed.


Book our Suite 12 and unwind in this two-upper room suite with an unbeatable view of the shore. Take a hot bath in your private bathroom and relax in your living room area by the crackling fireplace. You can even add a fruit and cheese basket to make your celebration night even more special! Wake up the next morning to a delicious homemade breakfast and gaze at the ocean while eating our tasty scones!

Book your stay today and have your dream vacation at Sea Rock Inn.