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PARKING & SHUTTLES

Parking is NOT available at any parking lot adjacent to the Start/Finish Area. GORE-TEX® 50 Mile participants on Saturday and 5K participants on Sunday will be allowed to park within Fort Barry at designated locations only. Shuttles will be provided for all participants and spectators to and from the event.

The National Park Service and Federal Highway Administration are preparing a preservation project for the Baker-Barry Tunnel, a primary route to the Marin Headlands. The tunnel will be closed to all users, including vehicles and bicycles during the ECS CA race weekend. 

For all GORE-TEX 50 Mile and 5K participants parking on-site, please follow the updated driving directions to Fort Barry. It is important to note that while some parking is available, it is very limited and may be unable to accommodate all participants. To guarantee a timely arrival at the start line, it is suggested that participants who are able to utilize one of the shuttle options take advantage of them. Participants of all other distances are not permitted to park onsite and, thus are required to take an event shuttle to the Start/Finish area.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

SHUTTLE LOCATIONS

OPTION #1
Marina Middle School
3500 Fillmore Street

San Francisco, CA 94123
Approximate Shuttle Ride Time: 25 Minutes

OPTION #2
Larkspur Ferry Terminal Parking Lot
101 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Larkspur, CA 94939
Approximate Shuttle Ride Time: 25 Minutes

OPTION #3 (Hotel Guests Only)
Holiday Inn Express - Mill Valley
Approximate Shuttle Ride Time: 20 Minutes

OPTION #4
Onsite Parking - Fort Barry
Golden Gate National Recreational Area
GORE-TEX® 50 Mile Participants & Pacers ONLY on Saturday
5K Participants ONLY on Sunday

RIDESHARE OPPORTUNITIES

Why not carpool to this year’s Endurance Challenge event? Reduce the strain on available parking needs and, more importantly, impact to the environment.  Ricky Rides, a carpooling tool for events, puts you in control of your ride-sahring experience. 

It is very easy to get going :
Read the instructions for posting a ride or request HERE
Select an event date on which you will need a ride

Saturday   Sunday

SPECTATOR ACCESS

Aside from the Start and Finish Festival, spectators are able to see runners at the Tennessee Valley Aid Station (GORE-TEX 50 Mile, 50K, Marathon and Half Marathon ONLY) and Stinson Beach Aid Station (GORE-TEX 50 Mile ONLY). Parking is available at both locations as well as shuttle service.

Spectator Guide

COURSE SHUTTLES

Shuttle service is available from the Start/Finish Area to Tennessee Valley Aid Station and from Tennessee Valley Aid Station to Stinson Beach Aid Station for all crew, pacers and spectators. GORE-TEX® 50 Mile Crew and Pacers may park within Fort Barry.

A nominal fee will be charged for spectators, crew and pacers from the Start/Finish to these two aid stations. Aid Station Shuttle Passes can be purchased in advance online for $5.00 or at the Start & Finish Festival Area on race day for $10.00.

Purchase Shuttle Pass Online

All members of The North Face VIPeaks and children under 12 can ride these aid station shuttles for FREE.  

Join VIPeaks & Ride FREE
Please refer to the race distance specific course guides for more information on when runners will be passing through these aid station locations and make a plan to meet at these locations.

SHUTTLE SCHEDULE

Following the start of each race, a return shuttle will transport spectators, crews and pacers back to each shuttle location. Continuous shuttles will run throughout the day for participants, crew, pacers and spectators approximately every 30 minutes.

OPTION #1 - Marina Middle School - San Francisco, CA SATURDAY
FIRST GORE-TEX 50 MILE SHUTTLE 3:30 AM
LAST GORE-TEX 50 MILE SHUTTLE 3:45 AM
FIRST 50K SHUTTLE 5:00 AM
LAST 50K SHUTTLE 5:45 AM
FIRST MARATHON SHUTTLE 7:00 AM
LAST MARATHON SHUTTLE 7:45 AM
FIRST MARATHON RELAY SHUTTLE 8:00 AM
LAST MARATHON RELAY SHUTTLE 8:45 AM
POST RACE SHUTTLE - ALL DISTANCES - FINAL SHUTTLE 7:00 PM
OPTION #1 - Marina Middle School - San Francisco, CA SUNDAY
FIRST HALF MARATHON SHUTTLE 6:00 AM
LAST HALF MARATHON SHUTTLE 6:45 AM
FIRST 10K SHUTTLE
7:00 AM
LAST 10K SHUTTLE
7:45 AM
FIRST 5K SHUTTLE
7:30 AM
LAST 5K SHUTTLE
8:15 AM
POST RACE SHUTTLE - ALL DISTANCES - FINAL SHUTTLE 1:00 PM
OPTION #2 - Larkspur Ferry Terminal - Larkspur County SATURDAY
FIRST GORE-TEX 50 MILE SHUTTLE 3:30 AM
LAST GORE-TEX 50 MILE SHUTTLE 3:45 AM
FIRST 50K SHUTTLE
5:00 AM
LAST 50K SHUTTLE
5:45 AM
FIRST MARATHON SHUTTLE
7:00 AM
LAST MARATHON SHUTTLE
7:45 AM
FIRST MARATHON RELAY SHUTTLE
8:00 AM
LAST MARATHON RELAY SHUTTLE 8:45 AM
POST RACE SHUTTLE - ALL DISTANCES - FINAL SHUTTLE 7:00 PM
OPTION #2 - Larkspur Ferry Terminal - Larkspur County SUNDAY
FIRST HALF MARATHON SHUTTLE 6:30 AM
LAST HALF MARATHON SHUTTLE 6:45 AM
FIRST 10K SHUTTLE
7:00 AM
LAST 10K SHUTTLE
7:45 AM
FIRST 5K SHUTTLE
7:30 AM
LAST 5K SHUTTLE 8:15 AM
POST RACE SHUTTLE - ALL DISTANCES - FINAL SHUTTLE 1:00 PM
OPTION #3 - Holiday Inn Express - Mill Valley, CA - HOTEL GUESTS ONLY SATURDAY
FIRST GORE-TEX 50 MILE SHUTTLE 3:30 AM
LAST GORE-TEX 50 MILE SHUTTLE 4:00 AM
FIRST 50K SHUTTLE 5:30 AM
LAST 50K SHUTTLE 6:00 AM
FIRST MARATHON SHUTTLE 7:30 AM
LAST MARATHON SHUTTLE 8:00 AM
FIRST MARATHON RELAY SHUTTLE 8:30 AM
LAST MARATHON RELAY SHUTTLE 9:00 AM
POST RACE SHUTTLE - ALL DISTANCES - FINAL SHUTTLE 7:00 PM
OPTION #3 - Holiday Inn Express - Mill Valley, CA - HOTEL GUESTS ONLY SUNDAY
FIRST HALF MARATHON SHUTTLE 6:30 AM
LAST HALF MARATHON SHUTTLE 7:00 AM
FIRST 10K SHUTTLE
7:30 AM
LAST 10K SHUTTLE
8:00 AM
FIRST 5K SHUTTLE
7:45 AM
LAST 5K SHUTTLE
8:15 AM
POST RACE SHUTTLE - ALL DISTANCES - FINAL SHUTTLE 1:00 PM
OPTION #4 - Onsite Parking - Fort Barry - GORE-TEX 50 MILE ONLY SATURDAY
FIRST GORE-TEX 50 MILE SHUTTLE 3:30 AM
LAST GORE-TEX 50 MILE SHUTTLE 4:00 AM
POST RACE SHUTTLE - ALL DISTANCES - FINAL SHUTTLE 7:00 PM
OPTION #4 - Onsite Parking - Fort Barry - 5K ONLY SUNDAY
FIRST 5K SHUTTLE
7:45 AM
LAST 5K SHUTTLE
8:15 AM
POST RACE SHUTTLE - ALL DISTANCES - FINAL SHUTTLE 1:00 PM

HOTELS

HOST HOTEL
Holiday Inn Express

160 Shoreline Highway
Mill Valley, CA 94941
(415) 332-5700
Distance to Event: 7 Miles

Cavallo Point
Fort Baker
601 Murray Circle
Sausalito, CA 94965
(415) 339-4700
cavallopoint.com
Distance to Event: 3.5 Miles

Mill Valley Inn
165 Throckmorton Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
(415) 389-6608
Distance to Event: 11 Miles

Best Western - Corte Madera Inn
56 Madera Boulevard
Corte Madera, CA 94925
(415) 924-1502
Distance to Event: 11 Miles

Travelodge
707 Redwood Hwy
Muir Woods, CA 94941
(415) 383-0340
Distance to Event: 8 Miles

AIRPORT LOCATIONS

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
Distance to/from Event: 22 Miles
Distance to/from Host Hotel: 25 Miles

Oakland International Airport (OAK)
Distance to/from Event: 29 Miles
Distance to/from Host Hotel: 32 Miles