Run your first ultra - or your fastest - with us in the beautiful Oakland hills! Skyline 50k offers a scenic and moderately hilly figure 8 course on dirt trails through East Bay Regional Parks, from Lake Chabot Marina to Skyline Gate and returning along much of the Skyline National Recreation Trail. Invite your friends and family to join you and to celebrate your achievement at the now famous post-race BBQ and pig roast on the expansive lawn at Chabot.
For more information on the course and other ins and outs, visit our website.
Part of the PAUSTF Grand Prix, Skyline 50k is a great, classic race that welcomes you. Read Sarah Lavender Smith's account at The Runner's Trip.
Seven well-stocked aid stations along the course, in addition to the start/finish. Want to follow your runner, or come to an Aid Station as, say, a volunteer? Use this map.
View Skyline 50k Aid Stations in a larger map
Given to top male and female and top finishers in each 10-year age group. We also give special awards to the first male and female rookie ultramarathoners.
limit (~15 min/mile). Intermediate cut-offs at Skyline Gate (mile 14.4 - 3.5
hours) and on the return at Bort Meadow (mile 23.3, 6 hours). Contact us for
early start options or support if you think you'll be at the back of the pack.
Skyline supports all runners to a safe and satisfying finish.
Getting here/Places to stay
Join us at Lake Chabot! How do you get
here? Find out on this handy map by entering your address! Also, scroll down
for maps with the locations of the Aid Stations, and maps with places to
stay. Open the map, enter your address, and presto! you have directions.
Coming from out of town? The Google tells us there are these places nearby, though we haven't visited any of them in person.