Clam Beach Run

One of the nation’s most unusual and scenic races, follows a coastal road with breathtaking ocean cliff views before ending with a splash near the iconic sea stacks of Moonstone Beach.
The unique feature of the run is crossing the mouth of the Little River near the finish line. Thus, the date and start time of the race are determined by low tide on either the last Saturday of January or the first Saturday of February.

Runners can choose from

  • A 3 mile, 5 ¾ mile or 8 ¾ mile run through the beautiful and scenic Northern California coast. Great race for family, friends, and those who love the competitive challenge.
  • The 8 ¾ mile race begins approximately 2 miles north of Trinidad on Patrick's Point Drive near Westgate, proceeds south onto Stagecoach Road, through Trinidad, along Scenic Drive to Little River. The course crosses the river and continues along Clam Beach to the finish line at Strawberry Creek.
  • The 5 ¾ mile race begins in Trinidad and proceeds south on Scenic Drive following the 8 ¾ course to finish at Clam Beach.
At the end of Scenic Drive, the course crosses the Little River at Moonstone Beach. The final leg is on Clam Beach. At the finish line a huge bonfire awaits to warm those chilly feet.
The rate, started fifty years ago by a former Olympic runner to train a local university track team, has evolved into a nationally known run and drawn participants as far away as the East Coast.
Sign up now for the early bird rate  and/or for discounted team rates. To sign up, go to or
For more information, email or call 707-677-1610.



Trinidad Clam Beach Run

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Trinidad Chamber of Commerce
Trinidad, Ca  95570

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  • start time is tide dependent
  • Registration on-site 6am - 9:30am