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Mendocino Running Festival
September 9, 2023
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About The Mendocino Running Festival
The Mendocino Running Festival Half Marathon is an annual event that takes place in the picturesque town of Mendocino, California. The race starts and ends at Big River Beach State Park overlooking the Pacific Ocean, with breathtaking views of redwood trees and coastal bluffs along the way.
The course itself is relatively flat and fast-paced, making it ideal for all levels of runners. It follows a scenic route through downtown Mendocino, taking runners past quaint shops and galleries before winding its way back to the beach at Big River State Park. Along this route you’ll cross two bridges while passing by lush forests and meadows filled with wildflowers. The last few miles offer spectacular ocean views as well as a chance to take in some local wildlife such as sea birds or even whale watching if you’re lucky!
In terms of weather conditions during this time of year, temperatures are typically mild but can range from cool to warm depending on the day. Rainfall averages around 1 inch per month so it isn’t too wet either! While there won’t be snow or ice on the ground during your run, expect some windy days over this period due to its location near open water bodies like lakes and rivers.
As far as crowds go at this event, they tend to be quite supportive – locals out cheering along those running in their hometown race! Families also show up for support which adds another layer of encouragement for participants crossing that finish line! The atmosphere is always friendly and welcoming so don’t worry about feeling alone during your run – you’ll have plenty of people rooting you on throughout every mile!
Overall, participating in this half marathon is sure to be a rewarding experience no matter what your skill level may be – from beginner jogger all the way up to seasoned runner – thanks largely in part due its stunningly beautiful scenery coupled with great weather conditions most times year round!. With lots of local businesses lining up along parts of route offering refreshments or snacks throughout; combined with an incredibly encouraging crowd cheering competitors along every step makes participating in The Mendocino Running Festival Half Marathon one not soon forgotten anytime soon!.