The Muir Beach trail run, which is put on by the fine PCTR team, is all about views and climbs. It’s an absolute must if you live anywhere near San Francisco.
With the exception of tight parking and long walk to the start, the event is flawless. You have the option of running the 11K, 17K, 33K, or 50K. Don’t let the shorter distances fool you; it’s a hard — yet magnificent — run from start to finish.