Avenue of the Giants Marathon

Avenue of the Giants Marathon

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Weott, CA
May 07, 2017

Affectionately known as "THE AVE", this marathon draw folks from all around the US and the world. Staged on "The Avenue of the Giants" in Humboldt Redwoods State Park, located in rural Northern California, the paved course winds through giant old growth redwoods and follows a natural creek and the Eel River. The Marathon is a certified Boston Qualifier and has been cited by no less an authority than Runners World Magazine as one of the most scenic courses in the country.

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Elevation Profile

Course Vitals

Course Layout: Out & Back
Elevation Gain: 850 ft.
Difficulty Rating: 3.00
Surface: Mostly Road/Paved
Certified: Yes

Gender Distribution

Total Number of Participants: 500

Finishing Times

Age Distribution

Boston & NYC Qualifiers

Total Qualifiers:

Boston 28

New York 11


Percentage of Total Finishers:

Boston 5.4%

New York 2.1%

Note: Data based off of 2016 race results