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Sat August 10, 2024 Sausalito, CA 94965 US Directions


Headlands 50M Endurance Run

$169 6:00AM PDT - 8:00PM PDT Price increases after July 31, 2024 at 11:59pm PDT

Headlands Trail Marathon

$139 8:00AM PDT - 8:00PM PDT Price increases after July 31, 2024 at 11:59pm PDT


Rodeo Beach - Fort Cronkhite
1049 Mitchell Road
Sausalito, CA US 94965


Welcome to the 18th annual Headlands Endurance Runs featuring the 50M and Trail Marathon.  Both events take place entirely in the Marin Headlands. The 50M event is two 25 mile loops. The Marathon is one 26.2 mile loop.

You can register for the Rodeo Beach Trail Run here:


  1. Headlands Endurance Runs - Hoodie (We also have some previous years shirts to give away shall any be left over after volunteers receive them)
  2. Pacific Coast Trail Runs - Go run a Trail Trucker Hat
  3. All finisher receive a unique wooden finisher medal by Trailblazer Awards (Made in the USA)
  4. All finishers may receive an "Age Group Announcement and Award" if qualified.
  5. Podium "Bigh A$$ Check" Award (Top Three Males & Top Three Females) if qualified.
  6. Chef Yaku Moton-Spruill Post Race Meal (Yaku to prepare post race meal offsite due to NPS regulations) and Beverages.
  7. Free downloadable on-course professional photos of your Race.
  8. Free Parking
  9. From time to time we get some other free items from sponsors or partners.
  10. Epic beachside start/finish line area at Rodeo Beach to relax after your run and hang your trail running buddies.
Start / Finish Location & Address is the same for all events on 8/12/23:
Rodeo Beach - Fort Cronkhite
1049 Mitchell Rd
Sausalito, CA 94965
Keys names to input in to your map app: Rodeo Beach /Fort Cronkhite / Rodeo Beach Picnic Area / Coastal Trailhead / Marine Mammal Center

The Headlands 50M will start and finish at the Rodeo Beach Picnic Area as both the Headlands Endurance Runs and Rodeo Beach Trail Runs have started and finished for more than 20 years.


It's important to know that entrants are not allowed to park in two main areas near the start/finish area. New, as part of National Park Service monitoring of events in 2023 and beyond, they will be watchful and ticket as needed. Please refer to this map for areas to park. The closest spot is at the lagoon bridge. See the most western part of the green rectangle. Please park adjacent and nice'n'tight. There will be a parking monitor out there to assure you are parking correctly. 


Distance: 50.1M
Elevation Gain: 10,078
Start time: 6:00 AM
End time: 8:00 PM Sunset (8:009PM)
Runner Check-In Opens: 5:07 AM
Race Briefing: 5:45 AM
Time Limit: 14 Hours (16:40 min/mile pace)
Loop #1: Counter- Clockwise Direction
Loop #2: Counter- Clockwise Direction
Cut-off #1 @ Rodeo Beach (Completion of First Loop): 12:32pm (15:48 min/mile pace)
Cut-off #2 @ Tennessee Valley #3 (Mile 36.9): 3:52pm (16:08 min/mile pace)
While the STRAVA LINK above provides turns prompts, elevation charts, and direction, it does not have the aid stations on it. Stay tuned for our all encompassing colorful map with turn sheet, aid stations, drop bags, crew access, restrooms, and more.
  • 7.5m - Gerbode Valley A/S
  • 11.9m - Tennessee Valley A/S (TV #1)
  • 16.8m - Muir Beach A/S
  • 20.9m - TV #2 A/S
  • 25.05m - Rodeo Beach A/S / Start-Finish Loop
  • 32.5m - Gerbode Valley A/S
  • 36.9m - TV #3 A/S
  • 41.8m - Muir Beach A/S
  • 45.9m - TV #4 A/S
  • 50.1m - Finish



Distance: 26.2 Miles
Elevation Gain: 5,505 Feet of Elevation Gain
Start time: 8:00 AM
End time: 8:00 PM (Sunset 8:09 PM)
Runner Check-In Opens: 7:00 AM
Race Briefing: 7:45 AM
Time Limit: 12 Hours (27:29 min/mile pace)

Cut-off Time: You have 5 hours to get to Mile 12.9 at Tennessee Valley #1. If you do not reach this point in time, you will be sent to the finish line for a Rodeo Beach 30K finish or a "Did Not Finish" DNF shall you not want to continue on.DROP BAGS: 

  • Tennessee Valley A/S - All drop bags can be dropped off at the start/finish race morning. All drop bags will be placed on a blue tarp hanging out the back of the black truck. Drop bags will be delivered before first runner arrives at Tennessee Valley Aid Station.
  • Rodeo Beach A/S - Start/Finish Area Drop bags can be placed on the blue tarp next to the aid station. Some runners use their car.
PACERS (Safety Runners):
  • Pacers are allowed on course to start the second loop and beyond.
  • Entrants can pay for the Pacer Now (Preferably).
  • Each Pacer will cost $25. v e n m o --> grego r y - l an ct o t
  • Pacer will receive a "Pacer" Bib. (Must wear on front of person)
  • Pacer will receive a wristband to enjoy a post race meal and food and beverage along the course.
  • Pacer cannot run in front of Entrant. The reason is for safety. We are the firm believer that if you are in front of your runner, and they have an issue (fall, vision, or cardiac issues), then being in back is better than front.
  • Pacers cannot "mule": carry personal belongings or food of entrant.
  • Pacer is required to sign waiver at start/finish line.
  • Regardless of when the Pacer fee is paid, they must sign a waiver.
  • If you have two pacers, then that is $50.
  • If the first pacer starts at Rodeo Beach, a second pacer can start at any of the other aid stations. However, they must have checked in at the start/finish. 

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