The official 2022 Yosemite Half Marathon Race Guide is here. Inside, you'll find the answers to pretty much any question you can think of. Please take the time to review it. Pay special attention to these pages:
- Page 1-2: Race Expo + Bib Pick-up
- Page 4-5: Race Details
- Page 5: Map + Elevation
- Page 6: Parking + Shuttles (important!)
In addition to the print version of the race guide, we also offer an audio version so you can listen to what's inside.
On race day, you may notice some people with different markings on their bib. If you look at the special indication area of the bib, you may see our Wander Project logo (that tiny teal circle in the top right corner), they are running as part of our Charity Bib Program. To support our great charity partners, check out page 12.
Modern-day Yosemite was initially called Ahwahnee by the local Sierra Miwok tribe, which meant “large mouth”. They then called themselves Ah-wah-ne-chee or “dwellers of Ahwahnee”. However, surrounding tribes used the name Yohhe’meti or Yos.s.e’meti to refer to the Ahwahneechee, which translates to “those who kill”.
After the Mariposa Battalion invaded in 1851, Yosemite became the recognized name still in use today.
Although the Mariposa Battalion drove them out, Ahwahneechee culture is still found within the valley. You can also visit a reconstructed village available within the National Park that represents Sierra Miwok life. Descendants of the valley’s inhabitants still live throughout the area.
Fun Facts about You, Our Runners
- For 28% of you, this will be your first half marathon
- 48% of you have never been to Yosemite National Park - Welcome!
- We have runners from 11 countries and 47 states!