PARKING & SHUTTLES
We will have plenty of parking to accommodate all of our runners. However, please note that there will be no runner parking at the finish line or start line. We will have event parking and shuttles from a few locations in Oakhurst, CA.
THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO PARKING OR DROP OFF AT THE START LINE.
All runners will need to be shuttled to the start. Parking for the first heat will open at 3:45 am. Runners should park at the lot next to Oakhurst Elementary School (49495 High School Rd, Oakhurst, CA 93644) and walk over to the shuttle loading area in front of the Sierra Star (RD 426, Crane Valley Rd). The first heat’s last shuttle will leave at 4:30 am.
Parking for the second heat will open at 5:00 am. Runners should park at the lot along High School Rd or at the Oakhurst LDS Church or Oakhurst Evangelical Free Church and walk over to the shuttle loading area near Yosemite High School (50200 High School Rd). The second heat’s last shuttle will leave at 5:45 am.
If you are dropping a runner off, please drop them off in the front driveway of Oakhurst Elementary School (first heat), or at the Jehovah’s Witness parking lot: 50031 High School Rd, Oakhurst, CA (second heat). Runners will then walk over to the shuttle loading area.
We’ll be doing two heats for this race with two different start times. The first heat will start the race at 6:00 am and the second will start at 7:30 am.
Each runner will be assigned a heat based on their projected finish time, which we will ask for when you register for the race. If for some reason you are not assigned a wave, you will be placed in the second heat.
What if I want to be in the other heat? We plan our shuttles and event parking around having about half of our runners in each heat. That being said, we will not be policing the heats, so if you really need to switch heats you can. You don’t need to notify us, but please consider all other options before switching heats. If you are competing for an overall or masters award you must be in the first heat since those awards are based on gun time.
Why are there two heats? We love the Yosemite Half Marathon course, but logistically it’s hard to get the amount of runners we have to the start line. Having two heats and two start times not only allows us to get runners to the start faster, but also prevent congestion at the parking lots.
3:45 AM » Parking lot opens for runners
4:30 AM » Last shuttle leaves to start line
5:30 AM » Last call for race day bib pickup
5:45 AM » Runners line up/ Last day for bib pickup
5:50 AM » National Anthem
6:00 AM » RACE START
5:00 AM » Parking lot opens for runners
5:45 AM » Last shuttle leaves to start line
7:00 AM » Last call for race day bib pickup
7:15 AM » Runners line up/ Last day for bib pickup
7:20 AM » National Anthem
7:30 AM » RACE START
10:15 AM » Awards Ceremony
10:45 AM » Mile 10 cutoff. All runners must be at or past mile 10 to finish the race.
11:30 AM » All runners must be finished with the race
Spectators and runners are welcome around the finish line to cheer on runners. Spectators are to use the following parking areas (see purple markers on map below):
-The corner lot of Rd 274 and Rd 222
-The same lots that runners will use in Oakhurst
-Near the finish line in the designated day-use parking
Shuttles will begin taking spectators to and from the finish at 8:00 am. If their runner will finish before that time, it is advised the spectators park at the closer locations and walk to the finish. Aside from the spectator parking in Oakhurst, the parking areas are all less than a mile from the finish line.