18th annual meditative and serene run and is a Boston Qualifier (among others). All races are run on the grounds of historic Camp Roberts Army National Guard Reservation, just north of San Miguel, California. Out-and-back course on paved road with dirt and packed gravel shoulders. Flat to gentle rolling hills, with breathtaking views of oak-studded hillsides, Salinas and Nacimiento Rivers and abundant Central Coast wildlife. Some compare course to a trail run. Start line is at 620' in front of gymnasium and rises to 997' at the marathon turn-around spot. You will truly enjoy this event!
Chapel service available near start line at 7:00 with long time Buzz runner Ben Walker presiding.
Child care available by request. If your child is in the mile run for the under age 12's we will get them to start line and pickup from the finish. Museum and annex open during race and some military vehicles for viewing.
SECURITY NOTE: To enter this fedaral facility you will need DHS REAL ID approved documents; driver's license, car registration, and proof of insurance (rental agreement works if you have a rental). Most state drivers licenses are now compliant but CA will be starting January 2, 2018: you must make an appointment to go into your local DMV to upgrade/renew your driver's license or state ID card to meet compliance before our race. A passport or passport card will be needed if your license is not DHS REAL ID - check DHS.gov website if you are in doubt. Foreign nationals will need to send copies of passport, photo id/drivers license to the base security DPO by February 10, 2018 for vetting.