Why is the field limited to 16,000 runners?
Over the years, race organizers and local officials have found that limiting bib sales to 16,000 results in a field that will not jam the finish line and insures that everyone has a safe, successful experience.
Can my registration be refunded?
No, the entry fee is non-refundable.
Can I give my bib number to a friend or family member?
We allow bib numbers to be transferred via our Online Bib Transfer System up until July 19th. Any bib number that exchanges hands without going through our official transfer system, will be subject to disqualification.
Do you have a bib number waiting list?
How and where do I pick up my bib number?
We do not have a packet pickup. All bib # packets will be mailed to the address you filled out in your registration at the end of June. If you do not receive your bib # by July 15th, please email email@example.com.
How do I know if I’m registered?
Once your registration has been processed, you will receive a registration confirmation email.
Is the race always run on the last Sunday of July?
No …..and no. The race was first run in 1973, on the 4th Saturday of July which happened to be the last Saturday of July. Since then…..it is always run on the 4th Sunday in July.
Has it always been a 10K?
No…..and no. The first race was 5.8 miles, because that’s how far the Santa Cruz Wharf and Capitola Wharves are apart running the most direct route. In the years since, for reasons of growth, scenic considerations, road and bridge construction projects, the route has changed several times resulting in distances up to 10k. Since 1997 it’s been about 6 miles.
How long does it take to run WTW?
In 1992 Kenya’s Lameck Aguta ran it in 26:42. Caroline Rotich, also from Kenya, holds the women’s record finishing in 30:18 in 2002.
What’s the purpose of the race?
Wharf to Wharf’s charter mission is to enhance the health and fitness of the youth of Santa Cruz County through running. Over the years it has generated nearly $5,000,000 to that end. It also has an annual impact of more than $9,000,000 on the local economy.
How many people have run Wharf to Wharf?
How many volunteers does it take to stage the event?
Are strollers allowed? Can I run with my dog?
No. For safety reasons, dogs, other pets and anything with wheels, including, but not limited to: bikes, wagons, rollerblades, skateboards, baby strollers, joggers, wheelbarrows are not allowed.