The 43rd annual Wharf to Wharf Race is scheduled for Sunday, July 26, and registrations for the 6-mile footrace will happen within the next couple of days.
The “Locals Window” registration, which is open to prospective runners whose billing zip code on their credit/debit card is in Santa Cruz County, is THIS Saturday, March 28, at NOON. It’s a four-day window — it closes on March 31 at 11:59 p.m. — and is open on a first-come, first-serve basis to the first 4,000 entrants (up from 3,000 last year). The window will close after the first 4,000 entrants or on March 31 at 11:59 p.m. — whichever comes first.
You can read about all the details here.
Last year, registration opened at 12:01 a.m., so the noon opening should mean more people are awake (hopefully), meaning those 4,000 spots should fill up faster.
The same goes for the normal registration, which is scheduled for April 1 at noon. It’s open to the first 16,000 entrants.
Last year, when registration opened at 12:01 a.m., the WTW sold out in record time — 19 hours. Expect that number to decrease this year.