Be a part of a local running tradition! We started this race over thirty years ago to give women a chance to race with other women, back when most race participants were men. A lot has changed since then, but we still love our women';s race, and we think you will, too whether you';re in it to break the tape, or just looking to try a new distance in a fun and supportive atmosphere.
COURSE: The Aptos Women';s 5-Miler starts and finishes in Aptos Village Park, following flat-to-rolling paved and dirt roads through the Forest of Nisene Marks. The course also includes a short and scenic stretch of single-track trail, and travels through oak and redwood forest.
DIVISIONS: 13 & under; 14-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-69; 70+; top finishing mother-daughter; top finishing sisters (Results will be posted online.)
Registration fee includes a technical t-shirt. Race will be held rain or shine. Walkers are (always!) welcome, but unfortunately we cannot have wheels or dogs on the course. Pick up your packet on June 8th at Fleet Feet Aptos in Rancho Del Mar Shopping Center (just up Soquel Drive from the entrance to Nisene Marks) or in Aptos Village Park on race morning-- we won';t mail you anything in advance). Please contact Sarah Carvill (firstname.lastname@example.org or 831-359-9282) if accommodations are needed, or if you have any questions. You can also check out our Facebook page or visit www.santacruztrackclub.com.
Event schedule and times
The race starts at 9 a.m. Awards will be presented at approximately 10:15. Parking is available near the start line (volunteers will be stationed at the intersection of Soquel Dr. and Aptos Creek Rd. to direct you), but we recommend arriving early so that you have plenty of time to find a spot, walk to the start/finish area, and warm-up.