Run By the Sea returns to lovely Wilder Ranch State Park along this remarkable agricultural tract north of Santa Cruz. Run By the Sea is a unique 12K run or 4K run/walk that meanders along the gorgeous bluffs of the Central Coast. Run By the Sea is a 4k and 12k race in Wilder Ranch State Park organized by Bike Santa Cruz County. Most of the run is on a flat, packed dirt trail, and overlooks wild rocky shoreline. With stretches along the gorgeous bluffs, through a unique beach crossing, and use of the park trail, no other race is quite like it! Now it its fourth year, Run By the Sea benefits Bike Santa Cruz County--the coordinating organization and Santa Cruz County's only bicycle advocacy coalition.