Event Description/FAQs

Sign up for the run to help fundraise for the Cuesta College Track & Field program.

Fun Run starts at 8:00 am. LIMITED Parking available at Hearst San Simeon State Park and along San Simeon Rd. PLEASE CARPOOL!

This year’s great giveaways include an assortment of performance goods and gift certificates for men and women of all ages from Running Warehouse.

Registration is $45! An additional $15 includes your 2024 edition Castle to Coast t-shirt.

Refueling is provided at the end of the race: bread and bananas from House of Bread and recovery beverage and water from Running Warehouse and FLUID. Finishing times will be posted on the website by the end of the event weekend.

Course Information

The route: 8.2 miles of beautiful ocean view running. Beginning at Hearst San Simeon State Park then follow Hwy 1 south to Cambria. Take Moonstone Drive and Windsor Road finishing at Shamel Park. Van shuttles are provided to transport you back to the start. The course is well marked and plenty of enthusiastic Cuesta volunteers monitor the course.

Water is provided at the start, finish, and Mile 4. Bathrooms will be located at the start and finish. Runners and walkers are welcome within 2 hours of start time.  Registration is limited to 300 participants.


  • Registration opens in mid-October
  • Fun run takes place the 2nd Saturday in January
  • EMTs and trained volunteers will be on site to monitor the course and your safety
  • Registration transfers can be made on Active for a $5.00 fee
  • No refunds and no deferments will be accepted
  • Castle to Coast does not require a packet pick up prior to the event
  • All participants will receive a timing chip when checking in on race day
  • If pre-ordered, shirts are available at check-in. Any additional shirts will be sold at the finish line for $20 (Venmo, cash and checks accepted).
  • Please, no baby strollers or dogs on the course. We love dogs and babies too, but we want to keep the course as safe as possible, especially running along a highway.
  • Live results will be posted on Facebook and the Castle to Coast website when time permits
  • Please refrain from parking at Shamel Park on the right side of the finish chute (nearest to the swimming pool). This area is reserved for staging, van shuttles, EMTs, volunteers and staff parking


  • The fun run will take place on Saturday, January 11th, 2025
  • Registration is $45
  • Registration will open in mid-October. Join Facebook for live updates.
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