2024 Santa Cruz Westside Half Marathon: Training plans, distance, date, location, and more

Find out all you need to know about the Santa Cruz Westside Half Marathon – including how to choose the best training plan to get race-ready and set a new personal best.

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About the event

Starting in the heart of Santa Cruz, the Half Marathon leads participants along the coastline, through lush parks, and up gentle hills, totaling an elevation gain of 111m. The route is designed to provide runners with breathtaking views of the ocean and the surrounding natural beauty, making it a rewarding experience for those who appreciate scenic runs. With its manageable elevation gain and beautiful course, the Half Marathon attracts a diverse group of runners, from competitive athletes seeking a challenge to casual joggers looking to enjoy the scenic vistas. Crossing the finish line gives participants a sense of achievement and the joy of having experienced one of the most picturesque running routes in California.

Date: 

Sat
Oct 12
2024

Location: 

Santa Cruz, United States

Distance

21.1km

Elevation profile: 

Flat

Website: 

Link

Elevation gain: 

111m

Number of participants: 

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How to train for Santa Cruz Westside Half Marathon: Santa Cruz Westside Half Marathon training plans for every runner

To train for Santa Cruz Westside Half Marathon, you’ll need a personalized training plan and to build up your weekly mileage progressively.

Runna offers running training plans for every runner and goal out there.

With Runna, your running coaching app, you get a personalized Half Marathon training plan that:

  • Structures your week and sets out all sessions for you
  • Automatically adjusts your mileage and types of runs to help you perform at your best
  • Incorporates deloads and strength training
  • Helps you manage your recovery and nutrition

Having a plan will also help with accountability, meaning that you can focus purely on improving your running game.

Check out our personalized Half Marathon training plans to find the one that best suits your goals.

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