Vacation Races, an event company that produces half-marathon races centered around breathtaking national parks, will hold its inaugural Yosemite Half Marathon around Bass Lake on Saturday, Oct. 10.
Organizers say the event is already sold out with 2,000 runners registered to participate in the race that starts at 7 a.m., 10 miles up Beasore Road above Bass Lake.
After coming down Beasore Road, runners will cross Malum Ridge Road (274) to the Pines Village, and then head west on North Shore Road (432), finishing at Recreation Point. Walkers are welcome. A portion of proceeds go to the National Park Foundation.
There is not parking or drop-off at the starting line. There will be three shuttle locations for participants to catch a ride to the starting line: At 4:45 a.m., shuttles will leave Yosemite High School, Recreation Point, and from the corner of Roads 222 and 274. The last shuttles will depart from the same locations at 5:30 a.m.
During the race, North Shore Road (432) will be open but will have heavy runner traffic from The Pines Village to Recreation Point Campground at the west end of the lake.
“We are so grateful to the community to allow us to put on this event,” Director of Race Operations Lyle Anderson said.