Trinidad Clam Beach Run

Feb. 3, 2015

Article re: event details from “Trinidad to Clam Beach Run Honoring Ford Hess”


Trinidad is located 285 miles north of San Francisco in Humboldt County, the heart of the Redwood Coast. A former whaling village, Trinidad is the smallest incorporated city in California. Spectacular scenery abounds; from rugged coastline, to pristine beaches and giant redwoods. Air transportation is available to Eureka – Arcata Airport by several major airlines.
The Trinidad to Clam Beach Run began as a winter training race for Humboldt State Track and Field runners. Over the years, it has evolved into a nationally known run, with a 3 mile and 5 ¾ mile run being added.The unique feature of the run is crossing the mouth of the Little River at Moonstone Beach. Thus, the date and start time of the race are determined by the height of the tide on either the last Saturday of January or the first Saturday of February.
The Trinidad to Clam Beach Run is sponsored by the Greater Trinidad Chamber of Commerce. Profits from the Run support the Chamber’s scholarship fund.