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WELCOME TO TROY’S CALIFORNIA TRAIL RUNS

Welcome to Troy’s California Trail Runs website. Our mission is to provide some of the most scenic, challenging, and fun runs in California. We want to provide an environment that is both safe and enjoyable. We are a patriotic and green company. We believe in a clean environment and want all of our participants to be responsible when it comes to keeping all of our trails pristine and litter free.

Important Note: We have been unable to undated our site since April 10 due to technical difficulties with our Internet Service Provider. As of April 17 we are once again able to update our site. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this outage may have caused you.

Important Note: For everyone's safety, if runners drop they need to inform us ASAP before leaving the Race/Event.

We have three signup websites. If you experience any difficulties signing up for one of our events, please contact the service to address the issues. Here are the web site links: RaceRoster, Active.com and Eventbrite.

We are a family oriented organization. Our runs will be setup for every age group. Some runs will be designed only for adults and others we would like to have just for children. However, everyone is invited to participate. We will have runs for beginners, intermediate runners and finally the hard core advanced Ultra-Runner.

Things that are good to know about our events:

  • Certificate awards will be presented to first place finishers for men and women for each event. All participants will receive a Finisher certificate for finishing.
  • Race Day Registration is availabe.The cost: Please add $10 to the No T-shirt price for your distance.
  • Throughout the year we will have different distances from 3 miles to 100k.
  • We recommend carrying two water bottles for the longer runs.
  • Pre-Registered runners who purchased the shirt by the deadline will receive it on the morning of the event. The T-shirt has the TCTR logo and the name of the run in which you participate
  • All runners will pick up their bib numbers and pins on the morning of the event.
  • Each course will be planned and well marked to keep runners on course.
  • Aid stations will always be provided in necessary locations.
  • A trail briefing will always be read ten minutes before the event starts.
  • We will always have course maps displayed the morning of the event.
  • On-line Registration closes at 10:00pm the night before the event.
  • Active Members of the Armed Forces will receive a 15% discount given on Race Day. It will be a refund if you are preregistered. Please present your Armed Forces ID card to receive your discount. Thank you for your service!
  • To volunteer, you can click on the volunteer button which is on each event page

Race Day registration is always available at each event site.

January 7, 2012
New Almaden Haciendas Hills
 
New Almadens Haciendas Hills
21785 Almaden Road 95120
January 7, 2012
 
Distances:   Half    6    3.5   
 
8:30 AM Half Marathon and 6 mile start   8:45 AM  3.5 mile start

Start/Finish:   Almaden/Quicksilver Park, Hacienda entrance.

Courses:   Detailed maps are located under the mileage buttons. The Course is primarily dirt roads.

Elevations 3.5 mi:    3.5 mile elevation
Elevations 6 mi:       3.5 mile elevation
Elevations 13.1 mi:   3.5 mile elevation

4 fully stocked aid stations.

Directions:   Driving Directions to Hacienda Trailhead: From Highway 85, take the Almaden Expressway exit south 4.5 miles to Almaden road. Exit to the right on Almaden Road and drive 3 miles along Almaden Road through the town of New Almaden to the unpaved parking lot on the right. The cross streets are Almaden Road and Bertram Road. PARKING: Free

Entry Fees:$50 /Half Marathon   $45 /6 mile  $35/3.5 mile run mi    Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. T-shirt cost, $13.50 is non-refundable even if the event is canceled but you do get the T-shirt.

Info: Pre-registered runners will receive a t-shirt if registered by Dec 25. Active Military receive a 15% discount.

Food will be served to runners after the run.

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February 18, 2012
Folsom South Side Trail Run
 
Folsom South Side Trail Run
Folsom, CA
February 18, 2012
 
Distances:   38 mi    50 K    21 mi    10 K
 
8:00 AM - 38 mi, 50k and 21 mi start  
9:00 AM - 10k start  

95% single track 5% dirt road. The course is primarily run on the South Side Trail. All very appealing single track, great running, some technical sections. Gentle rolling hills in El Dorado Hills, trail parallels Folsom Lake, oak trees, lush green grass, nice scenery, views of Folsom Lake, surrounding foothills and some views of the Sierras. 10k, 21 miler out and back. 50k at Salmon Falls aid station does a clockwise loop returning to he South Side Trail. 38 milers at Salmon Falls aid station continue East to the Sweetwater Trail & turnaround at the SRA aid station and return to Salmon Falls aid station looping around back to the South Side Trail returning to the finish.

  • Mileage to the 1st aid station 3.1 Mi - Turnaround for 10k
  • 2nd aid station 6.5 Mi
  • New York Creek (Water Stop) 10.6 Mi - Turnaround for 21 milers
  • Salmon Falls 3rd aid station - 15.5 Mi - Turnaround for 50k
  • SRA parking lot 4th Aid Station - 19 Mi Turnaround for 38 milers
You can drop gear at the first or second aid station and it will be returned to you at the start/finish line. Parking nearby at Falcon Crest parking lot to reach the 3rd aid station by foot. See Drop Bags info below.

Course:   detailed course maps coming.

Aid:   Four fully stocked aid stations.  

Directions:   Traveling East on Hwy 50, Exit Folsom Blvd North (left). Right on E. Natoma St. Left on Folsom Point into park. Traveling West on Hwy 50, exit Bidwell North (right). Right on Blue Ravine Rd. Left on Natoma St. Right into park Folsom Point.   Park phone: 916-988-0205

Parking: Ample parking at boat ramp. Cost: $10.00 for day use.

Entry Fees: $70 /38mi      $65 /50K      $55 /21mi      $45 /10K      (Add $10  race day registration fee)   Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. T-shirt cost, $13.50 is non-refundable even if the event is canceled but you do get the T-shirt.

Info:  Pre-registered runners will receive a t-shirt if registered by February 4. Active Military receive a 15% discount.

Be sure to bring a chair!

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March 3, 2012
Sanborn Park Trail Challenge
 
Sanborn Park Trail Challenge
Saratoga
March 3, 2012
 
Distances:   13.1 mi    9 m    4.2 m
 
8:30am Half Marathon and 9 mile
8:45am 4.2 mi
 

This run is in Sanborn Park situated in the hills above Saratoga. Course description, 95% single track, extremely mountainess, very technical, lushly wooded, mixed evergreen forest, featuring Redwood, Douglass Fir, Oak Madrone, and Tanbark Oak. The address is 16055 Sanborn Rd. Saratoga, CA 95070. You can reach the park office at: (408) 867-9959  

Courses:  Please click above on the distance button for a detailed course map.

Elevations: 13 Mile   Elevations
Elevations: 9 Mile   Elevations
Elevations: 4.2 Mile   Elevations

 

Aid stations: 2 fully stocked aid stations and a water station for the 9 and 13.1 runs. Two aid stations for the 4.2 mile run.

Trail Briefing: The course will be marked with ribbons on clothes pins. Signs 8x11 on 3ft wooden stakes with distances and direction arrows. Gypsum, white chalk, on the ground showing direction arrows and distances.
13.1 & 9.0Mi follow Pink Ribbons and Signs. At approx. 2.5 miles you split from the 4.2 milers continue up, veer right follow Signs and Pink Ribbons. You will pass through 2 water stops before reaching your 1st aid station.
13.1 milers after passing through your 1st aid station at Skyline Trail you will run 1.5 miles, run through a parking lot; be prepared to turn around at paved road. Do not cross over the paved road. I will have signs posted 13.1 Turn around and a person telling you to turn around. Continue to follow signs and ribbons.
9.0 milers Out and back, follow Pink Ribbons and Signs on clothes pins. At the 1st aid station at Skyline Trail turn around and come back on the exact course following the pink ribbons down.
4.2 milers Follow a counter clockwise loop marked by Orange Ribbons and Signs. Split at approx. 2.5 miles continue to follow Orange Ribbons only and 4.2Mi Signs to Finish.

Directions:   See directions for Sanborn Park

Parking:  $6.00 per car.

Entry Fees: $50 /13.1 mi   $45 /9 mi   $40 /4.2 mi  

Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled.Pre-registered runners will receive a t-shirt if registered by February 18 if you want one. Deduct $10 if you do not want a t-shirt. Mail-in applications must be received by the Wednesday before the event. Active Military receive a 15% discount.

Info: Pre-registered runners will receive a t-shirt if registered by February 18. T-shirt cost, $13.50 is non-refundable even if the event is canceled but you do get the T-shirt. Bibs handed out on event day.

Food will be served to runners after the run.

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April 7, 2012
Santa Teresa County Park - King Richard Annual
  
 
Santa Teresa County Park - King Richard Annual
San Jose, CA
April 7, 2012

Distances:    13.1 mi    10 k    5 k mi
 
8:45 AM - all distances start   8:00 AM - park opens    
 
To see trail maps, click on the milage buttons above.

13.1 miles   50% dirt roads, 50% single track, very hilly, awesome country, challenging with technical sections and rocky sections; covers most of the park; 4 aid stations.

10k   75% dirt roads, 25% single track; very hilly, steep climbs, tough course, lots of great runnable sections, very enjoyable, 3 Aid stations.

5k   100% dirt road, very hilly, steep climbs, tough course, very rewarding, great downhill run to the finish; 1 Aid Station.

Aid: Four fully stocked aid stations.  

Directions: Santa Teresa County Park is located at the southern end of the Santa Teresa Hills. From Santa Clara Valley, take US 101 or Highway 85 to the Bernal Road exit. Proceed west 1.3 miles on Bernal Road and cross Santa Teresa Boulevard toward the Santa Teresa Hills. Bernal Road continues past the park's Santa Teresa Golf Club, winding up into the hills. The Pueblo Day Use Area is located off Bernal Road in a small open valley in the hills.The Ranger Station for Santa Teresa County Park is located at Hellyer County Park (408) 225-0225.

Parking: There is a $6 parking fee per car.     The parking lot opens at 8:00 am.

Entry Fees: $50 /13.1 mi   $45 /10K  $40 /5k  
Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. Pre-registered runners will receive a t-shirt if registered by March 24 if you want one. Deduct $10 if you do not want a t-shirt. Mail-in applications must be received by the Wednesday before the event. Active Military receive a 15% discount.

Other Info: Pre-Register by March 24 to receive a t-shirt. Bib pickup is on Race Day for all events.

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April 28, 2012
Sierra Azul Challenge Run
 
Sierra Azul Challenge RunRegistration open until Friday @ 10pm!
Los Gatos, CA
April 28, 2012

ATTENTION:

  • Pre Registered runners will pick up their bibs & shirts at the Sierra Azul parking lot (Start & Finish).
  • Yellow Bibs: 50k & 18.8Mi
  • Red Bibs: 13.1
  • Black Bibs: 10k & 5k
  • Race Day registration will be at the Venture Christian Church lower parking lot (see directions below). Registration will be provided at the Sierra Azul parking lot (Start & Finish) for runners that carpool with someone having a Woods parking lot reservation.
  • The Woods parking lot is fully booked. See parking and shuttle instructions below.
  • There will be no parking available at the Sierra Azul parking lot.
  • Runners riding the shuttle: you may drop off your belongings at the Start/Finish before your run. We will put your property in a secure location.
 
Distances: 50k    18 mi    13.1 mi    10 k    5 ki
 
8:00 AM - 50k and 18.8 Miler start  
8:30 AM - Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k start
 
Elevations 18 Mile:   Elevations
Elevations 50k:   Elevations
 
Registered Runners
 
Trail Images:   Images of the trail

Run in the shadow of Mt. Umunhum with the deer and a few of your favorite running pals. Set in the Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve, this one of a kind non-timed running event provides unique access to gorgeous trails and scenery not commonly viewed.  100% trail/fire road.  One of the toughest runs out there, this 50K challenge course has plenty of steep climbs and exposure to make sure you get a fantastic workout.  The 50k course covers the entire park.  You will not be disappointed.

Course:   The courses are out and back along Woods Trail from the Start/Finish line at the Hicks Road intersection. See the course maps on the mileage buttons above. 50k runners when they exit Lexington County Park onto Alma Bridge Road must run only on the shoulder or dirt and must stay off the road at all times until entering Sierra Azul Park.

Aid:   Four fully stocked aid stations located at the course turnarounds.

Directions:   Sierra Azul Mt. Umunhum area is located off of Hicks Road.   Exit Highway 85 at Camden Ave.  (From southbound 85 turn left on Camden Ave.  From northbound 85 turn left on Branham Avenue and then turn left on Camden Ave.)   Travel on Camden Ave. about 1.6 miles.   Turn right on Hicks Road.  Venture church parking lot will be on the right side of the road.

Parking:   The Woods parking lot is fully booked. Runners with reserved parking are being notified by email.
There will be a shuttle service from the lower parking lot of Venture Christian Church located at 16845 Hicks Road in Los Gatos (map). There is a $10 fee for the shuttle that is not covered in the entry fee for the runners. We encourage you to provide exact change for the shuttle fee.
The first shuttle leaves at 6:30am and the last shuttle leaves at 8:15am. Please arrive early so we may start the event on time. 50K and 18.8M runnres will have priority on early shuttles.
No restrooms will be available at Venture Christian Church. There will be two portable toilets at the Start/Finish. We greatly appreciate your understanding and cooperation in dealing with this event.

Pick Up/Drop Off:   Although spectators and friends may pick up/drop off runners at the trailhead, spectators may not park at either Woods or Sierra Azul lot to wait for runners. Thank you!

Entry Fees:    $65 for the 50k,   $55 for the 18.8 miles,   $50 for the Half Marathon,   $45 for the 10k,  $40 for the 5k.   Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. Pre-registered runners will receive a t-shirt if registered by April 12 if you want one. Deduct $10 if you do not want a t-shirt. Mail-in applications must be received by the Wednesday before the event. Active Military receive a 15% discount.   The shuttle bus service is $10 not included in the registration fee.

Info:   Pre-registered runners will receive a t-shirt if registered by April 12. Active Military receive a 15% discount.

Food will be served to runners after the run.   Spectators/friends should bring sun-protection, chair, and supplies.

Maximum of 130 participants allowed so register early.  This Midpeninsula Open Space area is fragile so the park service has requested that runners minimize impact by running in small groups.  Please allow no more than two runners abreast on the trail.  Follow proper trail etiquette at all times.  See this link for information on common trail etiquette. 50k runners when exiting Lexington County Park please stay on the shoulder of Alma Bridge Road until entering onto the trail into Sierra Azul Park.

Trail Briefing: The course will be marked with ribbons on clothes pins, 8x11 signs with distances and direction arrows.

50K runners

  • Follow (Pink Ribbons) the entire course.
  • Signs with 50k
  • At mile 6.5/the Aid Station/Intersection of (Kennedy & Limekiln)
  • Turn right onto Kennedy
  • Stay on the Kennedy Trail for 5.3 miles to the (Kennedy Road Aid Station) Turn around at the Aid Station. One portable toilet will be available at this aid station.
  • Go back up the Kennedy Trail 3.9 miles
  • Turn right onto Priest Rock Trail go DOWN 1.4 miles to the Aid Station located at the intersection of (Priest Rock & Limekiln)
  • Continue on Priest Rock 1.2 miles down to (Alma Bridge Road) Clockwise loop
  • Turn right at Alma Bridge Road Please only run on the (Right Shoulder) 1/4 mile or so (DO NOT RUN ON THE ROAD OR CROSS THE ROAD)
  • You will enter back into Sierra Azul on the Limekiln Trail (ON the RIGHT) running up 1.4 miles to the Aid Station at Limekiln & Priest Rock
  • You will continue on the Limekiln Trail 3.0 miles up to the Aid Station located at Limekiln & Kennedy
  • Now you will continue down on the Woods Trail 6.5 miles to the finish.

18.8 milers

  • Follow the Orange Ribbons for your entire course.
  • Follow signs 18.8
  • At mile 6.5 you will now do a (Loop counter clockwise) Following ORANGE RIBBONS back to this Aid Station.
  • Turn right onto the Kennedy Trail 1.4 miles
  • Turn left onto Priest Rock Trail 1.4 miles down to the Aid Station located at the intersection of (Priest Rock & Limekiln)
  • Turn left onto Limekiln Trail 3.0 miles up to the Aid Station located at Limekiln & Kennedy
  • Now you will run down on the Woods Trail 6.5 miles following (Pink Ribbons) to the finish.

13.0 milers

  • Out & back on the Woods Trail
  • Follow the Pink Ribbons
  • Turn around at the 3rd Aid Station located at Kennedy & Limekiln mile 6.5
  • I will have a sign posted (Turn around) for 13.0 milers
  • Reverse course back to the finish

10k runners

  • Out & back on the Woods Trail
  • Follow the Pink Ribbons
  • Turn around at mile 3.1 at the 2nd Aid Station
  • I will have a sign posted 10k (Turn around)
  • Reverse course back to the finish

5k runners

  • Out & back on the Woods Trail
  • Follow the Pink Ribbons
  • Turn around at the first Aid Station (signs posted 5k Turn Around)
  • Reverse course back to the finish

Crew Info: If a family or crew would like to follow their runner, they can do so only at the Kennedy aid station. Estimated time for a very fast runners arrival at the Kennedy aid station is 10:30 am which is 1.5 hours running time.
Directions/Parking/Concerns/Conduct Crew directions to the Kennedy aid station. Leaving the start and finish at Hicks Road and Mt Umunhum. Drive North on Hicks Road towards Venture Christian Church, on Camden past Guadalupe reservoir. Turn left onto Shannon Road. Turn left onto Kennedy Road. You will drive up to the top and the Park will be on the left. Please park directly across from the park´s entrance on the residential street. Please obey all parking signs and be especially respectful of the neighborhood we are impacting. Your runner will only utilize this aid station once. Thanks all. Please drive safely.

Other Info: Bib pickup is on Race Day for all events.

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May 19, 2012
Placerville´s Historic El Dorado Trail
  
 
Placerville´s Historic El Dorado Trail
Placerville, CA
May 19, 2012

Distances:    13.1 mi    10k    5k
This is a timed event.
8:30 AM - Half Marathon start   8:35 AM - 10k start   8:40 AM - 5k start  
 
To see trail maps, click on the milage buttons above.
All runners, walkers, and volunteers need to sign a waiver from the city of Placerville before startrng their event. Walkers are welcome to participate in any of the events.

13.1 miles   The race is starting at Clay St on the Placerville El Dorado Trail 0.5 miles West of Placerville Station and finishing at the El Dorado Trail head at Mosquito Road directly across from the Placerville Station. The morning of the event, runners will assemble at Placerville Station then Troy will walk them the 0.5 miles to the start. The runners will run East up the historic El Dorado Trail, across Mosquito Road onto the El Dorado Trail to the Placerville bike path, then run the El Dorado Trail out and back. All runners must check in at the Placerville Station the morning of the race. All races will finish 20 yards East of (before) Mosquito Road.
There will be 5 aid stations.

10k
Runners will start at the trail head at Mosquito Road. All paved, some shade, exposure, beautiful setting, exciting course,fun and rewarding.
3 Aid stations.

5k
The runners will start at the trail head at Mosquito Road. All paved, mostly shaded, beautiful trees, gradual climb to turn around all downhill to the finish. Covers most of the park.
1 Aid Station.

Directions: Drivers traveling West on Hwy 50, turn off at exit 47 take immediate right at Mosquito Rd. Race parking is on the left at the yellow building, the Placerville Station. Drivers traveling East turn off at exit 47, turn right onto Broadway, turn right at the Stop sign onto Mosquito Rd, drive underneath Hwy 50, turn left onto Mosquito Rd. Race parking is on your immediate left at the yellow building, the Placerville Station Transfer Center. Start/Finish is at the Placerville Station Transfer Center. 2984 Mosquito Rd Placerville CA 95667

Trail Briefing: The Placerville El Dorado Trail course will be marked with ribbons on clothes pins, 8x11 signs with distances and direction arrows. Runners you will cross over some neighborhood roads. Please cross over these roads using caution. The aid station at mile 2 (2.5 for 10k and 13.1 milers) will have one portible toilet.

Trail briefing at 8:10 for all runners. Check in from 7:30 am. Race day registration is available. T-shirts and bibs are handed out on Race Day. There are different color bibs for each distance.

  • 13.1 miles: Yellow bibs
  • 10k: Red bibs
  • 5k: Black bibs

The trail is marked with colored ribbons.

  • 13.1Mi Runners: Follow pink ribbons and "13.1" signs to the 6th aid station indicating your turnaround.
  • 10K Runners: Follow orange ribbons and "10k" signs to the 4th aid station indicating your turnaround.
  • 5K Runners: Follow blue ribbons and "5k" signs at the 2nd aid station indicating your turnaround.

Parking: Please only park in the (dirt parking) lot next to the Placerville Station located on Mosquito Rd. Do not park in the paved parking lot at the Placerville Station. Overflow parking, if needed, will be at EID on Mosquito Rd 100 yards North from the Start/Finish at the Placerville Station. Please only park at EID if the dirt parking lot is full. Thank you runners.

Entry Fees: $50 /13.1 mi   $45 /10K  $40 /5K  
Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. Pre-registered runners will receive a t-shirt if registered by May 5 if you want one. Deduct $10 if you do not want a t-shirt. Mail-in applications must be received by the Wednesday before the event. Active Military receive a 15% discount.

Other Info: Pre-Register by May 5 to receive a t-shirt. Bib pickup is on Race Day for all events.

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June 2, 2012
Calero & Rancho Canada del Oro
 
Calero & Rancho Canada del Oro
San Jose, CA
June 2, 2012
 
Distances:   5k    15ki    25k    50k    50 mi
 
6:00 AM 50 mile and 50k start   8:00 AM 25k, 15k, and 5k start

Cut-off times/time limits:  50 milers must be through Rancho Canada del Oro aid station by 4:30 pm
There is a 12 ½ hr time limit for all races.
 
Attention out of town runners: recommended hotel accommodations.
  • Summit Hotel
  • located near this event in South San Jose
  • 399 Silicon Valley Blvd
  • San Jose,CA 95138
  • 408 972 7800
    • Directions
      Turn right onto Bernal/WEST
      Turn Left onto 101 South
      Drive approximately 2 miles
      Take the Bailey exit
      Turn Right onto Bailey/West
      Take Bailey until it dead ends into McKean Rd approximately 2 miles.
      Turn Left onto McKean Rd
      Drive approximately 1/2 mile
      Turn Right into Calero Park
      Drive into Calero Park/parking is on the Right side
      Drive time approximately 15 minutes.

Beginning at Calero Park this trail run has everything! Experience awesome single track, great hills, dirt paths. It is a challenging, fantastic trainer for Western States that includes oak trees, exposure, good heat training, and panoramic vistas.

Courses:  Please click above on the distance button for a detailed course map.

Elevations:   Elevations

 

Four fully stocked aid stations

Directions:  The park is located off McKean Road. Traveling to the park, from central San Jose, take Almaden Expressway south. Turn right onto Harry Road, then left onto McKean Road.  From 101, exit on Bailey Avenue and head west until you reach McKean Road. Turn left onto McKean Road.  Calero Park entrance and parking lot are on the right side 0.5 mile.  Click here for a local map

Parking:  Carpooling is encouraged. Park at Calero Parking Lot on McKean Road.

Latest Info for Trail Briefing: 50Mi and 50k Runners Race day Reg: 5:20 am to 5:50 am check in and receive Pre Reg Runners Shirts. Yellow Bib numbers handed out. Trail Briefing at 5:50 am.
Drop bags at the (Start & Finish)
6:00 am Start for 50Mi and 50k
Time limit 12hrs ½. Cutoff time for Rancho Canada del Oro Aid Station at 4:20 pm to return to Finish Mile 41 in Calero Park.
The Course will be marked with (Pink Ribbons) for your 25k Clockwise loop 25k Signs direction arrows and Gypsum, 25k and direction arrows. In Rancho Canada del Oro you will only follow Pink Ribbons. After running a 25k loop you will return here and then reverse the exact same course returning here again.
Attention! in Calero Park you will continue to follow the Pink Ribbons running a counterclockwise loop. Please follow 50k Signs direction arrows and Gypsum 50k direction arrows. In Rancho Canada del Oro again you will only follow the Pink Ribbons returning here for the 2nd time. 32 milers will be finished.
50 milers will now do a out and back course. Out 9 miles returning the exact same course to the finish, totaling 18 miles. Follow Yellow Ribbons Signs 50Mi and Gypsum 50Mi direction arrows.
25k 8:00 am Start (Trail Briefing) 7:50 am. You receive Red Bibs. You will run a 25k mile clockwise loop returning here for your finish. In Calero Park follow Pink Ribbons 25k Signs Gypsum direction arrows. In Rancho Canada del Oro Pink Ribbons.
15k 8:00 am Start (Trail Briefing) 7:50 am. You will receive Black Bibs. In Calero Park follow 9Mi Signs Gypsum arrows into the Aid Station located in the Rancho Canada del Oro Parking lot. You will turn around at that (Aid Station) after leaving the Aid Station you will take another course returning to the finish here. Follow 15k Signs and Orange Ribbons Gypsum arrows.
5k 8:00 am Start (Trail Briefing) 7:50 am. You will receive Black Bibs. You will stay inside Calero Park. You will run a Clockwise loop. Follow the green ribbons. Follow 5k Signs Gypsum arrows.

1.Drop bags maybe left at the start/finish for the 50 mile and 50k.
A. We will have two drop bag locations for runners.
B. The Start & Finish.
C. Aid Station located at the Rancho Canada del Oro parking lot.
50Mi will be able to access there drop bags at the Start & Finish twice.
32Mi will be able to access there drop bags at the Start & Finish once.

Crew info
Please drive the speed limit and be respectful of the people living on Casa Loma Road.
Please check the course maps to follow your runner.
Crews may follow there runners by driving to Rancho Canada del Oro Aid Station located at Rancho Canada del Oro's parking lot
Directions from Calero Park to Rancho Canada del Oro Aid Station
1. Turn right onto McKean Rd
2. Drive approximately one mile on McKean Rd
3. Turn right onto Casa Loma Road
4. Drive approximately one mile on Casa Loma Road.Rancho Canada del Oro parking lot will be on your left.
5. The Aid Station is located next to the bathroom.
6.Please only park in Rancho Canada del Oro paved parking lot if there is plenty of parking available.
7. A overflow parking lot is available 1/4 mile past the paved parking lot on the left.Please park there & walk back to the Aid Station.


Attention Crews
To return to the Start/Finish location Calero Park
1. Drive on Casa Loma Road approximately one mile.
2. Turn left onto McKean Rd
3. Drive approximately one mile on Mckean Rd
4. Turn left into Calero Park returning to the Start/Finish location
Some crews may want to have these directions to follow there runner.

Entry Fees:  $40 /5k   $45 /15k  $50 /25k   $65 /50k  $80/50 mi    Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. T-shirt cost, $10.00 is non-refundable even if the event is cancelled but you do get the T-shirt if you ordered one.

Info: Pre-registered runners can receive a t-shirt if registered by May 24. Active Military receive a 15% discount. Bibs handed out on event day.

Food will be served to runners after the run.

Maximum of 200 participants allowed so register early.

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July 7, 2012
Rancho Canada del Oro and Calero Park
 
Rancho Canada del Oro and Calero Park
Morgan Hill, CA
July 7, 2012
 
 
Distances:   4 mi    9 mi    14 mi    24 mi    24 mi   
 
8:00 AM   All distances. 7:30 AM  RACE DAY REGISTRATION AVAILABLE for an additional $10.
 
Attention out of town runners: recommended hotel accommodations.
  • Summit Hotel
  • located near this event in South San Jose
  • 399 Silicon Valley Blvd
  • San Jose,CA 95138
  • 408 972 7800

Set in Rancho Canada del Oro   Open Space Preserve. 60% dirt roads, 40% single track, flat and hilly sections, ups and downs, oak trees, some exposure.

Courses:  Please click above on the distance button for a detailed course map.

Elevations:   Elevations

 

Trail Images:   Click Here for images of the trail

Three fully stocked aid stations

Directions:  The park is located off McKean Rd. 3.5 miles south of Harry Rd. on the right past Calero reservoir on Casa Loma Road.   Traveling to the park, from central San Jose, take Almaden Expressway south.  Turn right onto Harry Rd., then left onto McKean Rd. Traveling to the park from 101, exit Bailey Ave. and head west until you reach McKean Rd. Turn left onto McKean Rd. Calero Parking Lot is half a mile on the right side.  Click here for a local map

Parking:  Currently we are not anticipating the need for overflow parking. In the unlikely event that the overflow is needed, we will post parking instructions.  We have made arrangements for runners to be able to park at a lot 1/4 mile past main paved parking lot on the left (40 car limit).

Rancho Canada del Oro driving directions.

  • On McKean Road approximately 1 mile beyond Calero Park/Cinnabar Hills Golf Course driving South.
  • Turn right onto Casa Loma Road
  • Drive approximately 1 mile until the pavement ends; the park will be on your left.
  • Please continue to drive onto the dirt road 1/4 mile to the overflow parking lot located on the left side.
  • Please walk back to the staging area located at the paved parking lot & bathroom.

Trail briefing

  • 7:50am trail briefing for all distances.
  • 8:00 am start for all distances
  • 4.2 milers follow Pink Ribbons and Signs - 4.2mi, gypsum numbers and arrows. Enter onto Mayfair Trail. The Finish is at the Aid Station.
  • 9.0 milers follow Orange Ribbons and Signs - 9.0mi, gypsum numbers and arrows.
    • Aid Station one (Left turn onto Bald Peaks) Follow Orange ribbons (West)
    • Aid Station two. Right turn onto Mayfair. Follow Orange ribbons West To Finish
    • Aid Station three. Finish at aid station 3 Parking lot
  • 14 milers First, complete 9.0 mile course. After leaving the Aid Station follow Blue Ribbons, Signs - 14mi, gypsum numbers and arrows. The Finish is at the Aid Station.
  • 24 milers
    1. Complete 9.0 mile course.
    2. Complete 14 mile course
    3. After leaving the Aid Station follow Pink Ribbons, Signs - 24mi, gypsum numbers and arrows. You will be running a 10 mile clockwise loop. The Finish is at the Aid Station.
  • 50k runners Complete steps 1,2, and 3 from the 24 mile course. After leaving the Aid Station follow Yellow Ribbons, Signs - 50k, gypsum numbers and arrows. The Finish is at the Aid Station.

Entry Fees:     $40 /4 mi  $45 /9 mi   $50/14 mi  $60 /24 mi   $65 /50k      Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. T-shirt cost, $10.00 is non-refundable even if the event is cancelled but you do get the T-shirt if you ordered one.

Info: Pre-registered runners can receive a t-shirt if registered by June 28. Active Military receive a 15% discount. Bibs handed out on event day.

Maximum of 200 participants allowed so register early.
Food will we served after the race at Rancho Del Oro.

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August 11, 2012
Echo Summit Trail Challenge
 
Echo Summit Trail Challenge
Adventure Mountain Snow Park, Echo Summit
Twin Bridges, CA
August 11, 2012

Distances: 10 mi    20 mi    50 k    50 mi
 
6:00 AM - 50 mi and 50K start   8:00 AM - 20 mi and 10 mi start    
Cut-off times/time limits:  There is a 12 ½ hr time limit for all races.
 
Please click above on the distance for detailed course maps and elevations!
 
Trail Images:   Images of the trail

For fabulous trail running at a Higher Level check out this Event in El Dorado County.  The course is 75% single track, 20% dirt road, 5% pavement.  TCTRuns takes you to awesome high elevation in the Sierra where you can experience beautiful trails and spectacular views, plenty of sections for easy passing of runners.   All sections very runnable, some technical, tough sections with very steep, rocky terrain.  This is an extremely rewarding and challenging course. Always be prepared for rain, thundershowers and bring gear.  Temperatures could be cool in the morning.   ATTENTION it will be dark until start of event.  Event will start at first light.

Race Day Registration: Registration Table in parking lot at Adventure Mountain Lake Tahoe.
Pick up bib, pins, and t-shirt.

Pre-Race Briefing and Late Registration: On Friday, August 10, 2012: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, the day before the event, late race-registration will be available at Strawberry Lodge.  A race briefing will be held at 6:00 pm.  A pre-race dinner is also available for additional cost at 6:30 pm.  Early reservations recommended.

Aid: Three fully stocked aid stations.  Bathroom and water out on course located at Lovers Leap Campground. Mornings are cold, drop extra layers at first aid station: Sierra at Tahoe Road. Clothes will be returned to start at equipment drop off point.

Directions: Race Central is at Strawberry Lodge , Kyburz, CA and the race starts at the Lake Tahoe Winter Experience Parking lot located here. From Strawberry Lodge or Lovers Leap Campground take Highway 50 East approximately 15 minutes, 8.4 miles East from Strawberry Lodge. At Echo Summit turn right, into Adventure Mountain Lake Tahoe parking lot.
The entrance has a large sign: Adventure Mountain Lake Tahoe. Under that the sign says: Visitors Center. Under that the sign says: sledding. And finally: El Dorado National Park Permits. .
The event starts/finishes from the parking lot.    If you are coming from the "Sierra at Tahoe" ski resort, take "Sierra at Tahoe" Rd to Hwy 50, turn right continue to drive East 2.8 miles to the Adventure Mountain Lake Tahoe aka (Lake Tahoe Winter Experience) parking lot. Find Start and Finish area in the parking lot.   For travel on Highway 50 West, drive until reaching Echo Summit.  Turn left into Adventure Mountain Lake Tahoe aka (Lake Tahoe Winter Experience) parking lot. Trail.  Event starts from the parking lot.

Parking: Carpooling is encouraged. There is a $6 parking fee per car.  Please have exact change!   Overnight RV parking is available for a fee of $10 per car. Please make reservations ASAP prior to Event. NO RV hookups but, there are bathrooms available that night. The parking lot opens at 5:00 am.

Entry Fees: $80 /50 mi   $65 /50K  $55 /20 mi   Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. T-shirt cost, $10.00 is non-refundable even if the event is cancelled but you do get the T-shirt if you ordered one.

Info: Pre-registered runners can receive a t-shirt if registered by Aug 2. Active Military receive a 15% discount. Bibs handed out on event day.

Lodging: Lodging is available.  Reserve early; limited rooming.  Operations Manager: Michael Hicks, 17510 Highway 50, Kyburz, CA 95720 (530) 659-7200 Strawberry Lodge

Camping: Camping is also available at Lovers Leap Campground, within 5 minute walking distance from lodge. Bathrooms and water available.  See the Visitor Information (530) 644-6048 Lovers Leap Campground

    Trail Briefing Parking lot opens 5:00 am. $6.00 parking fee please have exact change if possible. 5:00 am we will have someone out on Hwy 50 with a flashlight directing people where to turn in.
    Race starts/finishes at Adventure Mountain Lake Tahoe off of Hwy 50. Signs will be posted - "RACE" and Orange Ribbons at the entrance.
    Registration/Runners check in 5:20 am

      Bib colors
    • Yellow Ultra distances - 50 mile/50k
    • Red - 20 mile
    • Black - 10 mile

    Drop bags: A sign will be posted at the registration area where to place your drop bag which will be delivered to aid station 2.
    • Trail briefing - 5:50 am
    • Race starts - 6:00 am

    Crew Info: Signs will be posted out on Hwy 50 and orange ribbons where you are to turn and how to proceed to follow your runner. Please drive safely. Signs will read "Crews" with direction arrows. Please follow ribbons to aid stations.

    1. Sierra at Tahoe Rd (Crew access ok)
    2. Bryan Rd.This is a dirt road. Currently NO crew access. We may decide to allow crews in. Our concern is for the runners safety and the runners not breathing in any dust. If allowed please drive VERY SLOWLY. We will update the website and inform all the morning of the race.

    Crew Directions: continue up Sierra at Tahoe Rd 1/2 mile Bryan Rd will be on your right. Aid station 2 is located 1.5 miles down the dirt road. This dirt road is in good condition and can be driven by all vehicles. 3.42 mile tract/Packsaddle Pass Rd paved roads. 11N19 is a dirt road off of Packsaddle Pass Rd on the Left Aid station 3 is located a 1/4 mile onto 11N19 driving East (Crew access allowed)

    7:50 am trail briefing for the 20 and 10 milers.
    8:00 am race starts

    Runner Info: Cell phone reception is very good along the 20 mile course for the runners/crews. The 10 mile loop (Bryan Meadow) 50 mile/50k runners there is NO cell phone reception. Please be prepared for Thunder storms. Rain gear/dry clothing/shoes recommended. These items can be delivered to aid station 2. I have completed my trail work raking the entire course & clearing the trail so you may have a safer & faster run. We suggest you put on mosquito repellent after arriving at the race ASAP.

    • Attention 50 mile/50k runners: you will encounter TWO different trail splits. Indicating 1st loop. Please take the Right turn following directions for your 1st loop. This is marked with yellow ribbons.
    • Attention 50 mile runners: you will encounter these 2 splits again; proceed forward taking the signs indicating 2nd loop.
    • Attention 50 mile and 50k runners: your 10 mile loop marked with orange ribbons. Bryan Meadow, up to the PCT trail has some VERY ROOCKY SECTIONS. Please use caution. You are also in a very remote area. For the first loop, go counter clockwise. This route is easier than the clockwise return.

    Cutoff times we will be flexible but our concern is for your safety and allowing you the opportunity to complete your race. It will be dark at 8:00 pm. No creek crossings. Attention: DO NOT DRINK ANY OF THE WATER from the streams or creeks.
    Prior to entering into Lovers Leap campground you will go through a VERY ROCKY section use caution. At Lovers Leap campground (Parking lot) a bathroom is available & next to the bathrooms is drinking water. 50 milers/50k & 20 milers will be running into Lovers Leap campground please use caution for drivers.You will also briefly run on paved roads in Strawberry. Strawberry Ct and Ln.two trees are down on Lovers Leap mountain you will be able to go around very easily. I will continue to update you.

    There is a 13 and ½ hour cut-off. This means 7:30 pm. This will be enforced at the aid stations listed below. Sunset is at around 7:30 pm and daylight for another half hour to 45 minutes.

    CUTOFF TIMES :

    END OF RACE      7:30pm (13.5 HOURS)
    AID STATION 1    6:00pm
    AID STATION 2    3:30pm
    AID STATION 2 TO FINISH    5:40pm
    AID STATION 3 TO FINISH    2:00pm

    Drop Bag Information:

    • Insect Repellent
    • 2nd pair of socks and shoes (50M) Note: WET SECTIONS ON 17E13 (10M LOOP)
    • Flashlight / Headlamp REQUIRED
    •   for any runner leaving AID STATION 1 at cutoff time    6:00pm
    •   for any runner leaving AID STATION 2 at cutoff time    3:30pm
    •     pertaining to 10 mile loop (17E13 , PCT , 17E14)

    Extra clothing may be dropped at the aid stations and will be returned to the Finish. Make sure your name is on this or any equipment left at the aid station.
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September 22, 2012  
New Almaden Hacienda Hills  
 
New Almaden Hacienda Hills
21785 Almaden Road 95120
September 22, 2012
 
Distances:   Half    10k    5k   
 
8:30 AM Half Marathon and 10k start   8:30 AM  5k start

Attention All events: new start time for all events is 8:30am.

Attention out of town runners: recommended hotel accommodations.
  • Summit Hotel
  • located near this event in South San Jose
  • 399 Silicon Valley Blvd
  • San Jose,CA 95138
  • 408 972 7800

Start/Finish:   Almaden/Quicksilver Park, Hacienda entrance.

Courses:   Detailed maps are located under the mileage buttons. The Course is primarily dirt roads.

Elevations 5k:    3.5 mile elevation
Elevations 10k:       3.5 mile elevation
Elevations 13.1 mi:   3.5 mile elevation

4 fully stocked aid stations.

Directions: Driving Directions to Hacienda Trailhead: From Highway 85, take the Almaden Expressway exit south 4.5 miles to Almaden road. Exit to the right on Almaden Road and drive 3 miles along Almaden Road through the town of New Almaden to the unpaved parking lot on the right. The cross streets are Almaden Road and Bertram Road. PARKING: Free

Entry Fees:$55 /Half Marathon   $50 /10k  $45/5k run mi    Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. T-shirt cost, $10.00 is non-refundable even if the event is cancelled but you do get the T-shirt if you ordered one.

Info: Pre-registered runners can receive a t-shirt if registered by September 13. Active Military receive a 15% discount.

Food will be served to runners after the run.

Trail Briefing: Please park in the dirt parking lot in the back of the Hacienda entrance to Almaden Quicksilver Park, in New Almaden near the La Foret restaurant.
All distances may start at 8:30 am. This will depend on the number of runner in the race.
The courses will be marked as indicated below.

  • 13.1 - Pink Ribbons
  • 10k - Orange Ribbons. Attention 10k runners: you will turn around at the end of the cemetery where a sign will be posted (TURN AROUND)
  • 5k - Blue Ribbons

All distances will also be marked with Signs/Distances/Direction arrows Gypsum/White chalk on the ground/Direction arrows/Distance numbers.
Some signs may say (ALL) meaning all distances continue in that direction. Some signs may indicate only one distance or two or more. Please be observant. Prior to intersections we will have the course marked. Example: if 13.1 is marked on the left side of the trail, the 13.1 milers will be turning left at the intersection.
Signs/Ribbons/Gypsum arrows and distance numbers.
Example: if 10k is marked on the right side of the trail the 10k runners will be turning right.
Signs/Ribbons/Gypsum arrows and distance numbers.
Where distances (SPLIT) go different directions I will write on the ground in the Middle of the trail with gypsum, white chalk. (S) meaning SPLIT distances go different ways.
Aid Stations
  • 13.1 you will access four aid stations English Town twice.
  • 10k runners you will access the English Town aid station twice.
  • 5k runners you will access the English Town aid station once.

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November 3, 2012
Annual Almaden Hills Run
 
Annual Almaden Hills Run
San Jose, CA
November 3, 2012
 
Distances:   3 mi    8 mi    13 mi    21 mi    50 K   
 
8:00 AM - 8 mi, Half Marathon, 21 mi and 50K start   8:15 AM - 5k start
Attention out of town runners: recommended hotel accommodations.
  • Summit Hotel
  • located near this event in South San Jose
  • 399 Silicon Valley Blvd
  • San Jose,CA 95138
  • 408 972 7800

There is no street address for the Mockingbird Hill Entrance to Quick Silver Park. However, there is a nearby house, about 100 yards from the gate. So when you get to the house you will still go another 100 yards or so. The entrance is on the left side of Mockingbird Hill Rd. Here is the way point at 7265 Gold Creek Way, San Jose, CA 95120:



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Set in Almaden Quicksilver park. Run in the beautiful hills of Almaden Valley.  60% dirt roads,   40% single track , very hilly,  great views , awesome country, challenging and very fun.

Course:   Click on the above distance buttons for detailed course maps.

Elevations 5k:    2.8 mile elevation
Elevations 8 mile - the above 3k course with a branch as indicated:       8 mile elevation
Elevations Half Marathon:   Half Marathon elevation
Elevations 21 mile:   Half Marathon elevation
Elevations 50k:   50k elevation

 

Aid:   Four fully stocked aid stations.  Bathrooms are located at the start/finish, Hacienda Aid station (8.9 and up) and McAbee entrance (50k only).

Directions:    Almaden Quicksilver County Park   is located in south San Jose, in the town of New Almaden.  The Mockingbird Hill entrance is accessed off Mockingbird Hill Lane.   This entrance is accessible to all users, including bicyclists.  You can reach the park office at (408) 268-3883.

Parking:   Parking at the Mockingbird Hill parking lot.  Carpooling is encouraged.

Entry Fees:   $45/5k   $50/8 mile   $55/Half Marathon    $60/21 mile  $70 /50K     Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. T-shirt cost, $10.00 is non-refundable even if the event is cancelled but you do get the T-shirt if you ordered one.

Info: Pre-registered runners will receive a t-shirt if registered by Oct 25. Active Military receive a 15% discount. Bibs handed out on event day.

Trail Briefing:

  • 7:10 am Registration opens.
  • 7:00 am Mockingbird parking lot will be open.
  • 7:50 am Trail Briefing for 50k, 21Mi, Half Marathon, 8.6Mi and 5k
  • 8:00 am Start of race 50k, 21Mi,1 3.1 and 8.6
  • 8:15 am Start of race 5k. However, be prepared for an 8:00 am start time.
  • Bib colors for distances.
  • Yellow Bibs 50k & 21Mi
  • Red Bibs Half Marathon
  • Black Bibs 8.6 and 5k

Course markings

The course will be marked according to the whether conditions to insure all the runners stay on course.


Attention 50k runners at mile (21) you will also follow (Pink Ribbons) only on your final 10 mile loop after leaving the aid station at Mockingbird.
Attention 21 milers after arriving at the 2nd Aid Station, you will SPLIT from the 13 milers. Turning LEFT you will also follow Orange Ribbons until returning to this aid station #3 with Signs on 3 foot wooden stakes in the ground. Some signs will say (ALL) meaning all distances this way.

The course will be marked with Distance signs, Gypsum arrows and distance numbers on the ground with White chalk.


Attention 50k runners:
  1. First 21 miles follow only the 21 mile signs, gypsum arrows and return to Mockingbird Aid Station - The Start/Finish.
  2. Final 10 mile loop. After returning to the Mockingbird aid station you will continue follow only the Pink Ribbons, 50k signs, gypsum arrows and 50k numbers.

All distances finish at Mockingbird Start/Finish

Aid Stations

  • 50k runners - 8 aid stations and 1 water station.
  • 21 milers - 5 aid stations and 1 water station.
  • Half marathoners - 2 aid stations and 1 water station.
  • 8.6 milers - 1 aid station and 1 water station
  • 5k runners - 1 water station.

Splits: Runners SPLIT to go separate ways.

  • First split on Hacienda Trail at approximately 1 mile.
    1. 5k runners continue straight ahead on the Hacienda Trail. Signs will be posted and the Course will be marked
    2. All other distances turn right onto Capehorn Pass.
  • Second Split occurs after the first aid station. Mile 5.6, approximately, before English town.
    1. 8.6 milers turn RIGHT onto Church Hill. Signs will be posted and theCourse will be marked.
    2. Half Marathoners and 21 milers continue up to English Town and straight ahead onto the Castillero Trail
  • Third Split occurs at the 2nd aid station at the intersection of Prospect Trail and Randol Trail. Approximately at mile 8
    1. Half marathoners continue straight ahead continuing on the single track on Prospect Trail.
    2. 21 Milers turn LEFT onto the Randol Trail. At the 4th aid station, the 21 milers after returning to the Aid Station at the intersection of the Prospect Trail and Randol Trail for the 2nd time, you turn around at the aid station. Approximately mile 15. A sign will be POSTED at the aid station at the 21 milers Turn Around, returning DOWN to the New Almaden Trail and Turning RIGHT towards the finish.

North West side of Quicksilver Park
  1. The runners run down Mine Hill (Yellow) North/West arrive at the aid station located at Mine Hill & Guadalupe.
  2. Continue down Mine Hill Trail (Blue) running the loop counterclockwise returning to the aid station.
  3. Next the runner get on the New Almaden Trail (Red) running South/West.Direction arrows are included for the New Almaden Trail.

Thanks runners; we are really looking forward to this awesome event.
Food will be served to runners after the run. Be sure to bring a chair!
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December 1, 2012               ALERT!!!     Event Cancelled
Calero Park Run

Event cancelled by the Santa Clara County Parks Department.

Refunds will be sent out after Dec 1.

This decision is very disappointing for us, but we support the Rangers and the County of Santa Clara. I know that you were all looking forward to this event just as much as we were looking forward to putting in on and meeting you all and seeing many of you again.

If the shirts have been ordered, those runners that ordered a shirt will receive their shirt by mail. The runners will incur the cost for shipping. The PRICE of the shirt varies by the number of shirts ordered. We will POST the SHIRT BILL ONLINE.

Runners that Registered ONLINE will be refunded the price of the RACE/EVENT but NOT the registration fee charged by the online registration.

Runners may choose to move their registration towards another race/event of their choosing that is the equivalent price or close.

       Thanks Runners

 
Calero Park Run
San Jose, CA
December 1, 2012
 
Distances:   5k    15k    25k    50k
 
8:00 AM 50k, 25k, 15k, and 5k start

Cut-off times/time limits:  
There is a 10 ½ hr time limit for all races.
 
Attention out of town runners: recommended hotel accommodations.
  • Summit Hotel
  • located near this event in South San Jose
  • 399 Silicon Valley Blvd
  • San Jose,CA 95138
  • 408 972 7800
    • Directions
      Turn right onto Bernal/WEST
      Turn Left onto 101 South
      Drive approximately 2 miles
      Take the Bailey exit
      Turn Right onto Bailey/West
      Take Bailey until it dead ends into McKean Rd approximately 2 miles.
      Turn Left onto McKean Rd
      Drive Approximately 1/2 mile
      Turn Right into Calero Park
      Drive into Calero Park/parking is on the Right side
      Drive time approximately 15 minutes.

Beginning at Calero Park this trail run has everything! Experience awesome single track, great hills, dirt paths. It is a challenging, fantastic trainer for Western States that includes oak trees, exposure, good heat training, and panoramic vistas.

Courses:  Please click above on the distance button for a detailed course map. Because the course has just been changed, these new maps posted.
Note!

Bib Info:

  • Yellow 32 miler
  • Red 16 miler
  • Black 9 miler and 2.8 miler

Elevations:   Elevations

Trail Briefing:

Attention ALL RUNNERS

You will ALL encounter SPLITS out on the COURSE/Meaning different distances will go separate directions. Please pay attention at ALL INTERSECTIONS.

Attention 32 mile 16 mile and 9 mile runners. You will encounter a CROSSING at Casa Loma Road. Please use CAUTION when crossing. You will first cross this road just before entering into the first Aid Station located in the Rancho Canada del Oro Parking lot.

Two different parks will be utilized for this race.
  • Calero Park/
  • Rancho Canada del Oro
    • Pink Ribbons will only be used in Rancho Canada del Oro. Only the 32 and 16 milers run in Rancho del Oro.

Drop bags for the 32 miler can be left at the Start/Finish.

Attention 32 milers FIRST RUN THE 16 MILE LOOP only following the 16 mile signs and 16 mile gypsum numbers, direction arrows and Pink Ribbons . 32 milers will return to the Start/Finish at mile 16. You may then access your drop bag. 32 mile runners will then go back out and reverse the exact same course returning back to the finish then completing your 32 mile race. Now follow 32 mile signs and 32 mile gypsum numbers. and direction arrows and Pink Ribbons to Finish. 32 milers you will first run a 16 mile loop counterclockwise returning to the Start/Finish. This is the same loop as the 16 milers.
The course will be marked with the following: Pink Ribbons in Calero Park and Rancho Canada del Oro Calero Park. Pink Ribbons/Signs on a 3ft wooden stake in the ground and Gypsum White Chalk on the ground direction arrows and distance numbers.

32 milers will have 4 Aid Stations 2 Water Stops.

16 mile course markings
You will utilize Calero Park and Rancho Canada del Oro parks and run a 16 mile counterclockwise loop. Follow Pink Ribbons to finish where you started. Signs: 16 mile and Gypsum direction arrows and your distance number on the ground.

You will have 3 aid stations & 2 water stops.

9 mile course markings
You will run this race only inside of Calero Park. 9 milers you will run into the Rancho Canada del Oro Parking lot Aid Station and then turn around returning into Calero Park. You will NOT return back to the finish utilizing the exact course you took into the Aid Station. Instead you will get onto the single track Serpentine Trail crossing over a Wooden Bridge running North/East. Please note the Wooden Bridge is the same wooden bridge that shows me running on the front page of my WEBSITE.
Follow Orange Ribbons, Signs and Gypsum direction arrows with your distance number on the ground.

You will have one aid station.

2.8 mile course markings
You will run this race only inside of Calero Park. Follow Blue Ribbons, Signs/Gypsum direction arrows and your distance numbers on the ground.
1 water stop if needed. I have had the water stop in the past and normally NO runners ever stop especially this time of year.

  • If a runner chooses to DROP OUT of the race/event please ALWAYS inform us ASAP. Thanks much.

Entry Fees:  $45 /5k   $50 /15k  $55 /25k   $70 /50k   Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. T-shirt cost, $10.00 is non-refundable even if the event is cancelled but you do get the T-shirt if you ordered one.

Info: Pre-registered runners can receive a t-shirt if registered by Nov 22. Active Military receive a 15% discount. Bibs handed out on event day.

Food will be served to runners after the run.

Maximum of 200 participants allowed so register early.

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January 5, 2013  
New Almaden Haciendas Hills  
 
New Almadens Haciendas Hills
21785 Almaden Road 95120
January 5, 2013
 
Distances:   Half    6    3.5   
 
8:30 AM Half Marathon and 10k start   8:45 AM  5k start

Attention out of town runners: recommended hotel accommodations.
  • Summit Hotel
  • located near this event in South San Jose
  • 399 Silicon Valley Blvd
  • San Jose,CA 95138
  • 408 972 7800

Start/Finish:   Almaden/Quicksilver Park, Hacienda entrance.

Courses:   Detailed course maps are located under the mileage buttons. The Course is primarily dirt roads.

Elevations 5k:    5k elevation
Elevations 10k:       5k elevation
Elevations Half Marathon: 10k elevation

4 fully stocked aid stations.

Bib Colors:

  • Yellow - 13.1
  • Red - 10k
  • Black - 5k

Directions: Driving Directions to Hacienda Trailhead: From Highway 85, take the Almaden Expressway exit south 4.5 miles to Almaden road. Exit to the right on Almaden Road and drive 3 miles along Almaden Road through the town of New Almaden to the unpaved parking lot on the right. The cross streets are Almaden Road and Bertram Road. PARKING: Free

Entry Fees:$55 /Half Marathon   $50 10k  $45/5k run mi    Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. T-shirt cost, $10.00 is non-refundable even if the event is cancelled but you do get the T-shirt if you ordered one.

Info: Pre-registered runners can receive a t-shirt if registered by Dec 27. Active Military receive a 15% discount.

Food will be served to runners after the run.

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February 9, 2013
Folsom South Side Trail Run
 
Folsom South Side Trail Run
Folsom, CA
February 9, 2013
 
Distances:   38 mi    50 K    21 mi    10 K
 
8:00 AM - 38 mi, 50k and 21 mi start.     9 hour time limit. Rain or Shine!
9:00 AM - 10k start  
The legendary and highly acclaimed founder of the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run and founder of the sport of 100 mile trail running, Gordy Ainsleigh, will be running the 38 miler and autographing runners bibs.

95% single track 5% dirt road. The course is primarily run on the South Side Trail. All very appealing single track, great running, some technical sections. Gentle rolling hills in El Dorado Hills, trail parallels Folsom Lake, oak trees, lush green grass, nice scenery, views of Folsom Lake, surrounding foothills and some views of the Sierras. 10k, 21 miler out and back. 50k at Salmon Falls aid station does a clockwise loop returning to the South Side Trail. 38 milers at Salmon Falls aid station continue East to the Sweetwater Trail and turnaround at the SRA aid station and return to Salmon Falls aid station looping around back to the South Side Trail returning to the finish.

  • Mileage to the 1st aid station 3.1 Mi - Turnaround for 10k
  • 2nd aid station 6.5 Mi
  • New York Creek (Water Stop) 10.6 Mi - Turnaround for 21 milers
  • Salmon Falls 3rd aid station - 15.5 Mi - Turnaround for 50k
  • SRA parking lot 4th Aid Station - 19 Mi Turnaround for 38 milers
You can leave your drop-bag at the START/FINISH which we will deliver to the second or third aid station and will be returned to you at the START/FINISH line. Parking nearby at Falcon Crest parking lot to reach the 3rd aid station by foot. See Drop Bags info below.

Course:   See maps by clicking the mileage buttons.

Aid:   Four fully stocked aid stations.  

Directions:   Traveling East on Hwy 50, Exit Folsom Blvd North (left). Right on E. Natoma St. Left on Folsom Point into park. Traveling West on Hwy 50, exit Bidwell North (right). Right on Blue Ravine Rd. Left on Natoma St. Right into park Folsom Point.   Park phone: 916-988-0205

Parking: Ample parking at boat ramp. Cost: $10.00 for day use.

Entry Fees: $75 /38mi      $70 /50K      $60 /21mi      $50 /10K      Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. T-shirt cost, $10.00 is non-refundable even if the event is canceled but you do get the T-shirt.

Info:  Pre-registered runners will receive a t-shirt if registered by February 1. Deduct $10 if you do not want a t-shirt. Active Military receive a 15% discount. Bibs handed out on event day.

Trial Briefing.

7:00 am park opens

  • Entrance to park marked with Pink Ribbons.
  • Start/Finish area North/East corner. As you drive in, stay to the right.
  • 7:00 am Registration/Runner check in. Pre-registered runners pick up their shirts/Bibs/pins. Bathrooms available next to registration area - Start/Finish.
  • 7:50 am Trail Briefing
  • 8:00 am Start 38Mi, 50k, 21Mi
  • 8:50 am Trail Briefing 10k
  • 9:00 am 10k Start

Course and how it will be marked.

  • Start/Finish next to registration area.
  • Course markings
    • Primarily Pink Ribbons - All distances.
    • Signs on 3ft wooden stakes indicating Distance & Direction Arrows. Gypsum (White powder) on the ground indicating Distance and Direction Arrows.
    • At Aid Station 2, I will have Yellow Ribbons directing the runners into and out of aid station (2). I will also have a SIGN POSTED at Aid Station with a arrow directing you. Aid Station 2 is located 200 yards off of the South Side Trail at the end of Fitch Wy.
  • 38 milers Attention at the 3rd Aid Station, mile 15.5, Old Salmon Falls Parking lot, you will begin to follow Orange Ribbons - OUT & BACK, returning to Old Salmon Falls Aid Station. Attention 38 mile runners shortly after leaving Aid Station 3, Old Salmon Falls parking lot at mile 15.5, you will have to cross a low creek but the creek crossing could be risky especially if you try to cross using the rocks which are very unstable. When you come up on the creek to the right a tree has fallen across the creek which might be your best option if you do not want wet feet. It still can be very risky choosing this method. You might want to just cross the creek and get your feet wet. This section is a out and back you will be forced to cross this creek again. 38 mile runners you may want to have a extra pair of socks & shoes at aid station 3 (DROP BAGS) are allowed at aid station 3
  • Aid Station 1 has been moved 300 yards further EAST out on the trail than marked on the map.
  • 38 milers after returning to Old Salmon Falls Aid Station you will follow Pink Ribbons, returning to the START/FINISH. Runners will run up the paved road 1/4 mile turn left onto dirt road. Follow Pink Ribbons and direction arrows. Runners you will run across the dam. At the end of the dam, turn Left on to the South Side Trail Single track. Pink Ribbons.
  • 10k runners will turn around at the Aid Station #1 and return to the Finish. A sign will be posted - 10k Turn Around. The Aid Station was moved 300 yards further East up the trail. Attention 10k runners, you now will cross over the road leading into Browns Ravine. All runners please use caution running both directions crossing the road.

Attention 38Mi, 50k, 21Mi after passing the 1st Aid Station 10k Turn around, you will cross a ROAD. Please use Caution. You will cross this ROAD returning to the finish.

Attention I hope to have a person along the trail directing the runners to the Aid Station then back onto the course.

Attention 38Mi, 50k, 21Mi approximately at mile 6.5 SIGNS will be POSTED to turn RIGHT directing you to the 2nd Aid Station. However, this is optional. You do not have to turn into this Aid Station. The turn into Aid Station 2 will be highlighted with YELLOW RIBBONS.

Attention 38Mi, 50k, 21Mi after leaving the 2nd Aid Station continue the course turning RIGHT where you came in to the Aid Station.

Attention 38Mi, 50k, 21Mi you will return to this Aid Station again returning to the finish.

Attention Returning to this Aid Station turn LEFT to get to the aid station. Leaving this aid station for the LAST TIME returning to the FINISH turn LEFT.

Attention 21 milers. Turn around for 21 milers at New York Creek after crossing over the BRIDGE - a water jug will be there. A sign will be POSTED 21 mile Turnaround. Turn around location will be marked.

Attention 38 milers.

  • Runners SPLIT at the 3rd Aid Station Old Salmon Falls parking lot Aid Station.
  • 38 milers turn LEFT at the Aid Station following Orange Ribbons, Out and Back, returning to the Old Salmon Falls parking lot.
  • 38 milers turn around at the end of the Sweet Water Trail mile 19; an aid station will be there.
  • 38 milers after returning to the Old Salmon Falls aid station TURN LEFT up the HILL into the Falcon Crest parking lot please return following the Pink Ribbons.

Attention 50k and 38 milers runners please read below.

  • 38 milers, 50k Runners.
  • After leaving the Old Salmon Falls aid station continue up the hill to the Falcon Crest dirt parking lot Pink Ribbons you will run a Clockwise Loop returning to the South Side Trail
  • 38 milers, 50k run through the dirt parking lot look to the RIGHT - Pink Ribbons, will be hanging to show where to enter onto a single track trail. You will be running a Clockwise loop.
  • You will run DOWN a dirt road turning LEFT onto the South Side Trail returning to the finish.

Attention 50k and 38 milers runners and CREWS, please read below. New Info and updates

The 38 milers will utilize the Old Salmon Falls Aid Station twice and the 50k runners once. Aid Station 3 at mile 15.5 is located at Old Salmon Falls parking lot. This year the state parks will have the gates open at Old Salmon Falls parking lot. Crews may drive down into the parking lot to see there runners. Drive slowly please. Attention crews you may also park in the Falcon Crest dirt parking lot and walk down to the aid station. Crews when you turn left into the Falcon Crest parking lot the aid station will be on your right down the hill. Follow the paved road straight down.

  • 38 milers, 50k Runners, and CREWS only.
  • The 38 milers will utilize the Old Salmon Falls aid station twice and the 50k runners once. Aid Station 3 at mile 15.5 is located at Old Salmon Falls parking lot. This year the state parks will have the gates open at (Old Salmon Falls) parking lot.Crews may drive down into the parking lot to see there runners. Drive slowly please. Attention crews you may also park in the Falcon Crest dirt parking lot and walk down to the aid station. Crews when you turn left into the Falcon Crest parking lot the aid station will be on your right down the hill. Follow the paved road straight down.
  • 38 mile crews that would like to see their runners at mile 19 the turn around will have the opportunity this year at the SRA parking lot. The SRA parking lot is the next aid station for the 38 milers.
    • Directions
    • CREWS after leaving aid station 3 Old Salmon Falls parking lot. Turn LEFT onto Salmon Falls Road. Drive approximately two miles - five minutes. The SRA parking lot will be on your LEFT. ATTENTION CREWS - DO NOT CROSS OVER SALMON FALLS BRIDGE. The SRA parking lot will be 1/4 mile before Salmon Falls Bridge on the LEFT. The aid station will be in the very back of the parking lot. You will see the aid station.
  • 38 mile CREWS after leaving the SRA Aid Station you may return to Aid Station 2 at Old Salmon Falls parking lot to see your runner for the last time until the finish.
    • Directions
    • Turn RIGHT onto Salmon Falls Road. Drive for two miles - five minutes. Turn RIGHT into the Falcon Crest parking lot park or drive down to see your runner. To finish Turn RIGHT onto Salmon Falls Road. Please refer to the other more detailed crew directions to the finish.
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March 2, 2013
Sanborn Park Trail Challenge
 
Sanborn Park Trail Challenge
Saratoga
March 2, 2013
 
Distances:   Half Marathon    9 m    4.2 m
 
8:30am All distances
 

This run is in Sanborn Park situated in the hills above Saratoga. Course description, 95% single track, extremely mountainous, very technical, lushly wooded, mixed evergreen forest, featuring Redwood, Douglass Fir, Oak Madrone, and Tanbark Oak. The address is 16055 Sanborn Rd. Saratoga, CA 95070. You can reach the park office at: (408) 867-9959  

Courses:  Please click above on the distance button for a detailed course map.

Elevations: 13 Mile   Elevations
Elevations: 9 Mile   Elevations
Elevations: 4.2 Mile   Elevations

 

On the day of the event.

  • 7:00 am Sanborn Park will open.
  • 7:30 am Runner check in to receive bib numbers and pins. Race day registration will be available.
  • Pre registered runners that paid for shirts will receive them.
  • Yellow bibs - 13.1 milers
  • Red bibs - 9.0 milers
  • Black bibs - 4.2 milers
  • 8:20 am trail briefing.

Aid stations: 2 fully stocked aid stations and a water station for the 9 and Half Marathon runs. Two aid stations for the 4.2 mile run.

Course Description

13.1 miler - 90% single track, 10% fire road. Single track beautiful trails, very technical in some sections, plenty of very runnable sections surrounded by towering redwoods and lush green ferns. Extremely mountainous long climb up to the first Aid Station located at mile 4.5. Single track trail levels off at the top, running along the Skyline Ridge Trail. You will now run onto a fire road turning LEFT running a out and back - Clockwise Loop returning to the Skyline Ridge Trail Aid Station. You will now enjoy reversing the course you ran up and fly down to the finish.

9.0 miler please refer to the 13.1 mile course description. Out and back to the first aid station located at mile 4.5. Awesome course very challenging and rewarding. Be safe running back down from your turn around at the Aid Station.

4.2 miler - 70% single track, 30% fire road you will run up a incredible single track trail same course as the 13.1 miler and 9.0 miler. At approximately mile 2.5, you will split from the other two distances turning LEFT onto another single track trail nearing your Aid Station at the end of your single track leading onto a fire road. All down hill. Have a blast. You will first have a very sharp LEFT turn ahead, then a RIGHT nearing the finish. Run safely, especially if it is wet and muddy.

Trail Briefing: The course will be marked with ribbons on clothes pins. Signs 8x11 on 3ft wooden stakes with distances and direction arrows. Gypsum, white chalk, on the ground showing direction arrows and distances.
13.1 & 9.0Mi follow Pink Ribbons and Signs. At approx. 2.5 miles you split from the 4.2 milers continue up, veer right follow Signs and Pink Ribbons. You will pass through 2 water stops before reaching your 1st aid station.
Half Marathoners after passing through your 1st aid station at Skyline Trail you will run 1.5 miles, run through a parking lot; be prepared to turn around at paved road. Do not cross over the paved road. I will have signs posted 13.1 Turn around and a person telling you to turn around. Continue to follow signs and ribbons.
9.0 milers Out and back, follow Pink Ribbons and Signs on clothes pins. At the 1st aid station at Skyline Trail turn around and come back on the exact course following the pink ribbons down.
4.2 milers Follow a counter clockwise loop marked by Orange Ribbons and Signs. Split at approx. 2.5 miles continue to follow Orange Ribbons only and 4.2Mi Signs to Finish.

Directions:   See directions for Sanborn Park

Parking:  $6.00 per car.

Entry Fees: $55 /Half Marathon    $50 /9 mi   $45 /4.2 mi  

Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. Pre-registered runners will receive a t-shirt if registered by February 18 if you want one. Deduct $10 if you do not want a t-shirt. Mail-in applications must be received by the Wednesday before the event. Active Military receive a 15% discount.

Info: Pre-registered runners will receive a t-shirt if registered by February 27. T-shirt cost, $13.50 is non-refundable even if the event is canceled but you do get the T-shirt. Bibs handed out on event day.

Food will be served to runners after the run.

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April 6, 2013
Santa Teresa County Park - King Richard Annual
  
 
Santa Teresa County Park - King Richard Annual
San Jose, CA
April 6, 2013

Distances:    Half Marathon    10 k    5 k mi
 
8:45 AM - all distances start   8:00 AM - park opens    
 
To see trail maps, click on the milage buttons above.

Half Marathon   50% dirt roads, 50% single track, very hilly, awesome country, challenging with technical sections and rocky sections; covers most of the park; 4 aid stations.

10k   75% dirt roads, 25% single track; very hilly, steep climbs, tough course, lots of great runnable sections, very enjoyable, 3 Aid stations.

5k   100% dirt road, very hilly, steep climbs, tough course, very rewarding, great downhill run to the finish; 1 Aid Station.

Aid: Four fully stocked aid stations.  

Directions: Santa Teresa County Park is located at the southern end of the Santa Teresa Hills. From Santa Clara Valley, take US 101 or Highway 85 to the Bernal Road exit. Proceed west 1.3 miles on Bernal Road and cross Santa Teresa Boulevard toward the Santa Teresa Hills. Bernal Road continues past the park's Santa Teresa Golf Club, winding up into the hills. The Pueblo Day Use Area is located off Bernal Road in a small open valley in the hills.The Ranger Station for Santa Teresa County Park is located at Hellyer County Park (408) 225-0225.

Trail Briefing

8:00 am park opens.
8:00 am Runner check in. Race day registration: pick up shirts, bibs and pins
8:35 am Trail briefing at the start/finish.
8:45 am start of race

13.1 mile - Yellow bibs

10k - Red bibs

5k - Black bibs

Course markings:

The course will be marked with the following:
Ribbons will be connected to clothespins on bushes, trees, etc. Keep your head up looking for ribbons. Runners only run in the direction the GYPSUM arrows are indicating. NEVER against the arrows.

Orange ribbons - 5k

Blue ribbons - 10k

Pink ribbons - 13.1 mile

Signs including distances and direction arrows; 8x11 signs connected to 3ft wooden stakes on the side of the trail. Gypsum (white chalk) on the ground including distances and direction arrows. Runners please pay attention at all intersections.

  1. Attention ALL runners will first run the 5k course. Following ORANGE RIBBONS/Signs/Gypsum distances and arrows. The 5k runners will run 3.1 miles returning to the start/finish. 5k runners will have one water stop, unmanned.
  2. The 13.1 milers and 10k runners will enter into the 2nd Aid Station. Volunteers will be helping at this Aid Station. At this point the 13.1 milers and 10k runners will begin to follow Blue Ribbons. The 13.1 milers and 10k runners after the Aid Station will follow BLUE RIBBONS/Signs/Gypsum distances and arrows. The runners will return to this Aid Station before returning to the start/finish. The 10k runners will finish by returning to the start/finish line.
  3. Attention 13.1 milers after returning to the start, you will continue following the PINK RIBBONS/Signs/Gypsum distances and arrows. There is a bathroom at the start/finish. 13.1 milers you will have two Aid Stations for this section. You will utilize the one Aid Station twice.
    Attention 13.1 milers immediately after leaving the Aid Station, you will cross a road please use EXTREME CAUTION returning to this Aid Station. You will cross the road once again.
    Attention 13.1 milers a bathroom is available along this loop; please refer to the course map.

Parking: There is a $6 parking fee per car.     The parking lot opens at 8:00 am.

Entry Fees: $55 /Half Marathon    $50 /10K  $45 /5k  
Add $10 for registration on race day.  Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. Pre-registered runners will receive a t-shirt if registered by March 28 at noon if you want one. Deduct $10 if you do not want a t-shirt. Mail-in applications must be received by the Wednesday before the event. Active Military receive a 15% discount.

Other Info: Pre-Register by March 28 to receive a t-shirt. Bib pickup is on Race Day for all events.

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April 27, 2013
Sierra Azul Challenge Run
 
Sierra Azul Challenge Run                   * new distance this year: 50 miler. A timed event.
Note: The Woods Parking Lot is completely booked for this event. Thursday evening we will email the runners who will be allowed to park at the Woods parking lot. There is a $10 parking fee per vehicle for the Woods parking lot. Please, runners have exact change. The Woods parking lot will be open at 5:00 am. A person will be at the Woods parking lot entrance collecting the $10 parking fee and have a list of names for the reserved parking.
Certificates for all first place finishers and finishers for each distance.
Please be respectful of other runners, bikers and horsemen and women on the trail. Thanks.
Los Gatos, CA
April 27, 2013
 
Distances: 50 mi    50k    18 mi    Half Marathon    10 k    5 ki
 
6:00 AM - 50 mi and 50k start   12 1/2 hour time limit.
8:00 AM - 18.8 Miler, Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k start
 
Elevations 50k:   Elevations
 
Elevations 18 Mile:   Elevations
 
Trail Images:   Images of the trail

Run in the shadow of Mt. Umunhum with the deer and a few of your favorite running pals. Set in the Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve, this one of a kind running event provides unique access to gorgeous trails and scenery not commonly viewed.  100% trail/fire road.  One of the toughest runs out there, this 50K challenge course has plenty of steep climbs and exposure to make sure you get a fantastic workout.  The 50k course covers the entire park.  You will not be disappointed.

Course:   The courses are out and back along Woods Trail from the Start/Finish line at the Hicks Road intersection. See the course maps on the mileage buttons above. 50k runners when they exit Lexington County Park onto Alma Bridge Road must run only on the shoulder or dirt and must stay off the road at all times until entering Sierra Azul Park.

Aid:   Four fully stocked Aid Stations .

Directions:   Sierra Azul Mt. Umunhum area is located off of Hicks Road.   Exit Highway 85 at Camden Ave.  (From southbound 85 turn left on Camden Ave.  From northbound 85 turn left on Branham Avenue and then turn left on Camden Ave.)   Travel on Camden Ave. about 1.6 miles. Turn right on Hicks Road. Venture church parking lot will be on the right side of the road.

Parking: There will be a shuttle service from the lower parking lot of Venture Christian Church located at 16845 Hicks Road in Los Gatos (map). There is a $10 fee for the shuttle that is not covered in the entry fee for the runners. We encourage you to provide exact change for the shuttle fee.
The first shuttle leaves at 5:00 am and the last shuttle leaves at 7:15am. Please arrive early so we may start the event on time. 50K and 50 milers runners will have priority on early shuttles.

    Woods Parking Lot:
  1. Reserved parking in the Woods parking lot $10 per vehicle.
  2. Priority parking for the 6:00 am start for the 50 mile and 50k runners. In order for these runners to secure a parking spot they must be preregistered by 5:00 pm the Thursday before the race.
  3. If any parking spots are available in the Woods parking lot they will be given to the runners in the order they registered.
  4. Runners that will be allowed to park in the Woods parking lot will be emailed notifying them on Thursday around 5:30 pm.

No restrooms will be available at Venture Christian Church. There will be two portable toilets at the Start/Finish. We greatly appreciate your understanding and cooperation in dealing with this event.

Pick Up/Drop Off:   Although spectators and friends may pick up/drop off runners at the trailhead, spectators may not park at either Woods or Sierra Azul lot to wait for runners. Thank you!

Entry Fees:    $80 for the 50 mi,   $70 for the 50k,   $60 for the 18.8 miles,   $55 for the Half Marathon,   $50 for the 10k,  $45 for the 5k.   Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. Pre-registered runners will receive a t-shirt if registered by April 18 at noon if you want one. Deduct $10 if you do not want a t-shirt. Mail-in applications must be received by the Wednesday before the event. Active Military receive a 15% discount.   The shuttle bus service is $10 not included in the registration fee.

Info:   Pre-registered runners will receive a t-shirt if registered by April 16. Active Military receive a 15% discount.

Food will be served to runners after the run.   Spectators/friends should bring sun-protection, chair, and supplies.

Maximum of 130 participants allowed so register early.  This Mid-Peninsula Open Space area is fragile so the park service has requested that runners minimize impact by running in small groups.  Please allow no more than two runners abreast on the trail.  Follow proper trail etiquette at all times.  See this link for information on common trail etiquette. 50k runners when exiting Lexington County Park please stay on the shoulder of Alma Bridge Road until entering onto the trail into Sierra Azul Park.

Drop Bag info:

50 milers and 50k runners: We will pick up your drop bags at the Start/Finish the morning of the race. Drop bags will be delivered to the Aid Station located at Limekiln Trail and Priest Rock Trail. The 50 mile runners will encounter this Aid Station three times. The 50k runners will encounter this Aid Station two times. 50 milers will also be able to leave a Drop Bag at the Start/Finish Aid Station - mile 31.

Trail Briefing:

Mosquito Repellant is highly recommended.

The course will be marked with ribbons on clothes pins, 8x11 signs with distances and direction arrows.

50 milers and 50k runners: It might be cold in the morning. Any extra outer ware can be dropped off at any Aid Station to be returned to the Start/Finish.

50 mile runners

  • The 50 milers will first run the 50k course returning to the (Start/Finish) mile 31 at the Woods Trail Head.
  • The 50 milers will go back out running the 18.8 mile course except at the 3rd aid station located at the intersection of the Woods Trail,Limekiln Trail & Kennedy Trail. The runners will run a (CLOCKWISE LOOP) running down Limekiln (WEST) for three miles to the aid station located at the intersection of Limekiln & Priest Rock. Attention 50 mile runners the 18.8 milers will run the Limekiln, Priest Rock & Kennedy loop COUNTERCLOCKWISE You will (REVERSE) this loop.
  • After leaving the aid station the runners will turn (Right) going up Priest Rock Trail for 1.4 miles.
  • Turn Right onto the Kennedy Trail for 1.4 miles returning to the aid station located at the intersection of the Woods,Limekiln & Kennedy Trails.
  • After leaving the aid station the runners will run down the Woods Trail for 6.5 miles returning to the finish. Attention 50 milers there is a 12.5 hr time limit. The 50 mile course will be marked with Signs in necessary locations and Yellow Ribbons.

50k runners

  • Follow (Pink Ribbons) the entire course.
  • Signs with 50k
  • At mile 6.5/the Aid Station/Intersection of (Kennedy & Limekiln)
  • Turn right onto Kennedy
  • Stay on the Kennedy Trail for 5.3 miles to the (Kennedy Road Aid Station) Turn around at the Aid Station. One portable toilet will be available at this aid station.
  • Go back up the Kennedy Trail 3.9 miles
  • Turn right onto Priest Rock Trail go DOWN 1.4 miles to the Aid Station located at the intersection of (Priest Rock & Limekiln)
  • Continue on Priest Rock 1.2 miles down to (Alma Bridge Road) Clockwise loop
  • Turn right at Alma Bridge Road Please only run on the (Right Shoulder) 1/4 mile or so DO NOT RUN ON THE ROAD OR CROSS THE ROAD
  • You will enter back into Sierra Azul on the Limekiln Trail (ON the RIGHT) running up 1.4 miles to the Aid Station at Limekiln & Priest Rock
  • You will continue on the Limekiln Trail 3.0 miles up to the Aid Station located at Limekiln & Kennedy
  • Now you will continue down on the Woods Trail 6.5 miles to the finish.

18.8 milers

  • Follow the Orange Ribbons for your entire course.
  • Follow signs 18.8
  • At mile 6.5 you will now do a Loop counter clockwise. Following ORANGE RIBBONS back to this Aid Station.
  • Turn right onto the Kennedy Trail 1.4 miles
  • Turn left onto Priest Rock Trail 1.4 miles down to the Aid Station located at the intersection of Priest Rock & Limekiln.
  • Turn left onto Limekiln Trail 3.0 miles up to the Aid Station located at Limekiln and Kennedy
  • Now you will run down on the Woods Trail 6.5 miles following Pink Ribbons to the finish.

13.0 milers

  • Out & back on the Woods Trail
  • Follow the Pink Ribbons
  • Turn around at the 3rd Aid Station located at Kennedy & Limekiln mile 6.5
  • I will have a sign posted (Turn around) for 13.0 milers
  • Reverse course back to the finish

10k runners

  • Out & back on the Woods Trail
  • Follow the Pink Ribbons
  • Turn around at mile 3.1 at the 2nd Aid Station
  • I will have a sign posted 10k (Turn around)
  • Reverse course back to the finish

5k runners

  • Out & back on the Woods Trail
  • Follow the Pink Ribbons
  • Turn around at the first Aid Station (signs posted 5k Turn Around)
  • Reverse course back to the finish

Cell Phone Info: At the Start/Finish we do have cell phone reception. At every aid station we have cell phone reception.

Crew Info: If a family or crew would like to follow their runner, they can do so only at the Kennedy aid station. Estimated time for a very fast runners arrival at the Kennedy aid station is 10:30 am which is 1.5 hours running time.
Directions/Parking/Concerns/Conduct Crew directions to the Kennedy aid station. Leaving the start and finish at Hicks Road and Mt Umunhum. Drive North on Hicks Road towards Venture Christian Church, on Camden past Guadalupe reservoir. Turn left onto Shannon Road. Turn left onto Kennedy Road. You will drive up to the top and the Park will be on the left. Please park directly across from the park´s entrance on the residential street. Please obey all parking signs and be especially respectful of the neighborhood we are impacting. Your runner will only utilize this aid station once. Thanks all. Please drive safely.

ATTENTION:

  • Pre Registered runners will pick up their bibs & shirts at the Sierra Azul parking lot (Start & Finish).
    • Yellow Bibs: 50 mi, 50k & 18.8 mi
    • Red Bibs: Half Marathon
    • Black Bibs: 10k & 5k
  • Race Day registration will be at the Venture Christian Church lower parking lot (see directions below). Registration will be provided at the Sierra Azul parking lot (Start & Finish) for runners that carpool with someone having a Woods parking lot reservation.
  • If the Woods parking lot is fully booked, see parking and shuttle instructions below.
  • There will be no parking available at the Sierra Azul parking lot.
  • Runners riding the shuttle: you may drop off your belongings at the Start/Finish before your run. We will put your property in a secure location.

Other Info: Bib pickup is on Race Day for all events.

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May 18, 2013
Pollock Pines - Run in the Pines
  
 
Pollock Pines - Run in the Pines
Pollock Pines, CA
May 18, 2013

Distances:    Half Marathon    10k    5k    5k
This is a timed event.
8:00 AM start - All distances       Time limit 8 hours
 
To see trail map, click on the milage buttons above.
All runners, walkers, and volunteers need to sign a waiver before starting their event. Walkers are welcome to participate in any of the events.

Location:

Start/Finish Sly Park Recreation Center Area Event Center.
Run around Sly Park Lake.   Course is primarily single tract run in beautiful Pollock Pines. Great running, some technical sections roots, rocks, very challenging course, no big climbs or long downhills.

  1. 50k - 3 loops around the lake.
  2. 20 mile - 2 loops
  3. 10 mile - 1 loop
  4. 5k out and back loops. The 5k runners will run the opposite direction of the other distances, West.

Directions: off of US Hwy 50, exit Sly Park Road, drive South on Sly Park Road 4.9 miles, Turn LEFT onto Mormon Emigrant Trail, drive 0.6 miles turn LEFT into Event Center, drive up road to Event Center. Pollock Pines is located ten minutes East of historic Placerville CA on US Hwy 50 about 30 minutes and 50 miles from South Lake Tahoe.
4771 Sly Park Road, Pollock Pines, CA 95726 This address is close to the start/finish.

Aid Stations Locations at start/finish area and the Hazel Creek Area.

Trail Briefing:

The trail is marked with pink colored ribbons.
On the Equestrian trail, the runners need to yield to the horses!

  • Event Center gate opens at 6:45 am.
  • Runner check in 7:00 am pick up shirts, bibs, pins
  • Trail briefing 7:50 am
  • Start time for all races 8:00 am
  • Distances: 50k, 20 mi, 10 mi, and 5k
  • Elevation: 3,500 ft.

Start/Finish across the street from the Event Center for the safety of all the runners.

  • At 7:45 am we will all walk across the street to start the race. Thanks.
  • Attention 50k, 20 mile and 10 mile runners you will encounter two road crossings per loop. Please use extreme caution when crossing roads.
  • Road crossings at 0.5 mile Mormon Emigrant Trail Road.
  • Road crossing approximately at 8 miles, Sly Park Road and Mormon Emigrant Trail Road.
  • First loop 50k, 20 mile, 10 mile first loop counterclockwise around the lake on the hiking trail. Two aid stations. Orange ribbons, signs, gypsum arrows.
  • 2nd loop 50k, 20 mile - 2nd loop counterclockwise again. 2nd loop will be run on the Equestrian trail on both sides of the lake. 2 Aid Stations. Pink ribbons, signs, gypsum arrows.
  • 3rd loop 50k clockwise loop, reverse 2nd loop on Equestrian trail. 2 aid stations. Pink ribbons, signs, gypsum arrows.

Race day registration is available. T-shirts and bibs are handed out on Race Day.

Parking: Parking is available at the Event Center.

Entry Fees: $75 /50k    $65 /20miK   $55 /10mi   $50 /5K  
Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. Pre-registered runners will receive a t-shirt if registered by May 9 at noon if you want one. Deduct $10 if you do not want a t-shirt. Mail-in applications must be received by the Wednesday before the event. Active Military receive a 15% discount.

Other Info: Pre-Register by May 9 to receive a t-shirt. Bib pickup is on Race Day for all events.

  • Camping Reservations made by www.eid.org or calling 530 295 6810
  • Activities at the lake:
    • Hiking
    • Biking
    • Horse back riding
    • Boating
    • Fishing

Lodging in Pollock Pines
Westhaven Inn 5658 Pony Express Trail 530 644 7800 www.westhaveninn.com

Food/Stores: Directly across the street from the park entrance.

  • Sly Park Resort www.slyparkresort.com.
  • Country store: Knot Hole Bar & Grill great burgers. Eventbrite.com has a link to the store.
  • The historic Sportman's Hall for over 150 years GREAT FOOD 5620 Pony Express Trail-Camino,CA 95709.
  • Pizza Factory 6536 Pony Express Trail Pollock Pines CA 530 647 1944.
  • Fifty Grand Stake House Cocktails-Dinner 530 644 1580 6401 Pony Express Trail Pollock Pines CA.
  • The Forester Pub & Grill a FUN place 4110 Carson Road 530 644 1818 www.foresterpub
  • Gas in Pollock Pines/Camino at exits 55 and 56 Sly Park Road
  • Safeway store is located at Sly Park Road & Pony Express Trail.
  • A SUBWAY is also located across the street.
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June 1, 2013
Calero
 
Calero & Rancho Canada del Oro
San Jose, CA
June 1, 2013
 
Distances:   5k    15ki    Half Marathon    25k    50k    50 mi
 
6:00 AM 50 mile and 50k start   8:00 AM 25k, Half Marathon, 15k, and 5k start

Cut-off times/time limits:  50 milers must be through Rancho Canada del Oro aid station by 4:30 pm
There is a 12 ½ hr time limit for all races.
 
Attention out of town runners: recommended hotel accommodations.
  • Summit Hotel
  • located near this event in South San Jose
  • 399 Silicon Valley Blvd
  • San Jose,CA 95138
  • 408 972 7800
    • Directions
      Turn right onto Bernal/WEST
      Turn Left onto 101 South
      Drive approximately 2 miles
      Take the Bailey exit
      Turn Right onto Bailey/West
      Take Bailey until it dead ends into McKean Rd approximately 2 miles.
      Turn Left onto McKean Rd
      Drive approximately 1/2 mile
      Turn Right into Calero Park
      Drive into Calero Park/parking is on the Right side
      Drive time approximately 15 minutes.

Beginning at Calero Park this trail run has everything! Experience awesome single track, great hills, dirt paths. It is a challenging, fantastic trainer for Western States that includes oak trees, exposure, good heat training, and panoramic vistas.

Courses:  Please click above on the distance button for a detailed course map.

Elevations:   Elevations

 

Four fully stocked aid stations

Directions:  The park is located off McKean Road. Traveling to the park, from central San Jose, take Almaden Expressway south. Turn right onto Harry Road, then left onto McKean Road.  From 101, exit on Bailey Avenue and head west until you reach McKean Road. Turn left onto McKean Road.  Calero Park entrance and parking lot are on the right side 0.5 mile.  Click here for a local map

Parking:  Carpooling is encouraged. Park at Calero Parking Lot on McKean Road.

Trail Briefing: 50Mi and 50k Runners Race day Reg: 5:20 am to 5:50 am check in and receive Pre Reg Runners Shirts. Yellow Bib numbers handed out. Trail Briefing at 5:50 am.
Drop bags at the Start and Finish

50Mi and 50k: start 6:00 am
Time limit 12hrs ½. Cutoff time for Rancho Canada del Oro Aid Station at 4:20 pm to return to Finish Mile 41 in Calero Park.
The Course will be marked with (Pink Ribbons) for your 25k Clockwise loop 25k Signs direction arrows and Gypsum, 25k and direction arrows. In Rancho Canada del Oro you will only follow Pink Ribbons. After running a 25k loop you will return here and then reverse the exact same course returning here again.
Attention! in Calero Park you will continue to follow the Pink Ribbons running a counterclockwise loop. Please follow 50k Signs direction arrows and Gypsum 50k direction arrows. In Rancho Canada del Oro again you will only follow the Pink Ribbons returning here for the 2nd time. 32 milers will be finished.
50 milers will now do a out and back course. Out 9 miles returning the exact same course to the finish, totaling 18 miles. Follow Yellow Ribbons Signs 50Mi and Gypsum 50Mi direction arrows.

25k 8:00 am Start - Trail Briefing: 7:50 am. You receive Red Bibs.

Half Marathon 8:00 am Start -Trail Briefing: 7:50 am. You receive Red Bibs.

  • 13.1 milers run the 15k course into the Rancho Canada del Oro Aid Station.
  • 13.1 milers now get onto the 25k course (Mayfair Trail). They run a Clockwise loop approximately 4.2 miles returning to this Aid Station at Rancho Canada del Oro.
    1. Clockwise loop leaving the Aid Station at the parking lot located at Rancho Canada del Oro. Runners start out on the Mayfair Trail. Mayfair Trail to the Aid Station located at Mayfair and Longwall.
    2. Runners run down the Longwall Trail to the Serpentine Trail returning to the Aid Station located at Rancho Canada del Oro.
  • The 13.1 milers turnaround at the aid station return to the finish now using the 15k course on the single track Serpentine Trail.
  • 13.1 milers follow the Blue ribbons.

15k 8:00 am Start - Trail Briefing 7:50 am. You will receive Black Bibs. In Calero Park follow 9Mi Signs Gypsum arrows into the Aid Station located in the Rancho Canada del Oro Parking lot. You will turn around at that (Aid Station) after leaving the Aid Station you will take another course returning to the finish here. Follow 15k Signs and Orange Ribbons Gypsum arrows.

5k 8:00 am Start - Trail Briefing: 7:50 am. You will receive Black Bibs. You will stay inside Calero Park. You will run a Clockwise loop. Follow the green ribbons. Follow 5k Signs Gypsum arrows.

Drop Bags: Drop bags maybe left at the start/finish for the 50 mile and 50k.
We will have two drop bag locations for runners:
    a. The Start/Finish.
    b. Aid Station located at the Rancho Canada del Oro parking lot.

50mi will be able to access their drop bags at the Start/Finish twice.
50k will be able to access their drop bags at the Start/Finish once.

Crew info:
Please drive the speed limit and be respectful of the people living on Casa Loma Road.
Please check the course maps to follow your runner.
Crews may follow there runners by driving to Rancho Canada del Oro Aid Station located at Rancho Canada del Oro's parking lot

Directions from Calero Park to Rancho Canada del Oro Aid Station
1. Turn right onto McKean Rd
2. Drive approximately one mile on McKean Rd
3. Turn right onto Casa Loma Road
4. Drive approximately one mile on Casa Loma Road.Rancho Canada del Oro parking lot will be on your left.
5. The Aid Station is located next to the bathroom.
6. Please only park in Rancho Canada del Oro paved parking lot if there is plenty of parking available.
7. A overflow parking lot is available 1/4 mile past the paved parking lot on the left. Please park there and walk back to the Aid Station.

Attention Crews
To return to the Start/Finish location Calero Park
1. Drive on Casa Loma Road approximately one mile.
2. Turn left onto McKean Rd
3. Drive approximately one mile on Mckean Rd
4. Turn left into Calero Park returning to the Start/Finish location
Some crews may want to have these directions to follow their runner.

Entry Fees:   $50 /5k   $55 /15k   $60 /Half Marathon   $65 /25k   $75 /50k   $90/50 mi    Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. T-shirt cost, $10.00 is non-refundable even if the event is cancelled but you do get the T-shirt if you ordered one.

Info: Pre-registered runners can receive a t-shirt if registered by May 23 at noon. Active Military receive a 15% discount.

Food will be served to runners after the run.

Maximum of 200 participants allowed so register early.

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July 6, 2013
Rancho Canada del Oro
 
Rancho Canada del Oro and Calero Park
Morgan Hill, CA
July 6, 2013
 
 
Distances:   4 mi    9 mi    14 mi    24 mi    24 mi   
 
8:00 AM start    All distances.
 
Attention out of town runners: recommended hotel accommodations.
  • Summit Hotel
  • located near this event in South San Jose
  • 399 Silicon Valley Blvd
  • San Jose,CA 95138
  • 408 972 7800

Set in Rancho Canada del Oro   Open Space Preserve. 60% dirt roads, 40% single track, flat and hilly sections, ups and downs, oak trees, some exposure.

Courses:  Please click above on the distance button for a detailed course map.

Elevations:   Elevations

 

Trail Images:   Click Here for images of the trail

Three fully stocked aid stations

Directions:

    From Hwy 101 or 85
  1. West onto Bailey Avenue
  2. Left on Mckean Road 2.3 miles.
  3. Right onto Casa Loma Road.
    From Almaden Expressway South.
  1. Take Almaden Expressway South to the end.
  2. Turn right at traffic light Harry Road.
  3. Turn left at stop sign onto Mckean Road.
  4. Right onto Casa Loma Road.
Here is the site for this Open Spaces County Park: Map,

Click here for a local map

Parking:  Carpooling is highly encouraged as there is limited parking available. We have made arrangements for runners to be able to park at two locations 1) small overflow lot 1/4 mile past main parking lot on the left (40 car limit) which will fill up quickly and 2) Calero Park. The two parking lots are 5 minutes apart. From Calero Park you maybe either shuttled over by us or you may carpool from there with other runners. Please inform us if you can pick people up and how many or you would like to be picked up and how many people need a ride by emailing troy@tctruns.com (Subject: "Carpool List Rancho" Body of email: list your name, contact information, whether you need a ride to/from the Calero lot or whether you would be willing to drop off or pick up one or more fellow runners from Calero to the starting line)    Click here for more parking information.

Trail briefing

  • 7:50am trail briefing for all distances.
  • 8:00 am start for all distances
  • 4.2 milers follow Pink Ribbons and Signs - 4.2mi, gypsum numbers and arrows. The Finish is at the Aid Station.
  • 9.0 milers follow Orange Ribbons and Signs - 9.0mi, gypsum numbers and arrows. The Finish is at the Aid Station.
  • 14 milers First, complete 9.0 mile course. After leaving the Aid Station follow Blue Ribbons, Signs - 14mi, gypsum numbers and arrows. The Finish is at the Aid Station.
  • 24 milers
    1. Complete 9.0 mile course.
    2. Complete 14 mile course
    3. After leaving the Aid Station follow Pink Ribbons, Signs - 24mi, gypsum numbers and arrows. You will be running a 10 mile clockwise loop. The Finish is at the Aid Station.
  • 50k runners Complete steps 1,2, and 3 from the 24 mile course. After leaving the Aid Station follow Yellow Ribbons, Signs - 50k, gypsum numbers and arrows. The Finish is at the Aid Station.

Entry Fees:     $50 /4 mi   $55 /9 mi   $60 /14 mi   $65 /24 mi   $75 /50k      Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. T-shirt cost, $10.00 is non-refundable even if the event is cancelled but you do get the T-shirt if you ordered one.

Info: Pre-registered runners can receive a t-shirt if registered by June 27 at noon. Active Military receive a 15% discount.

Maximum of 200 participants allowed so register early.
Food will we served after the race at Rancho Del Oro.

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July 27, 2013
Lovers Leap of Faith - Strawberry
 
Lovers Leap of Faith - Strawberry
Strawberry, CA
July 27, 2013

Distances: 5k    10k    13.1 mi    18 mi    50k    50m
 
6:00 AM start - 50m, 50k      Time limit: 13 hours.
8:00 AM start - 18 miles, 13.1 miles, 10k, and 5k
 
Click on mileage buttons above for course maps. Elevation profiles are below. Click on the image to get a close up view.
Elevations 50m:   Elevations
Elevations 50k:   Elevations
 
Elevations 18 Mile:   Elevations
Elevations Half Marathon:   Elevations

Directions: See this Google map for Strawberry Lodge on HWY 50.

Overall Map for all distances: See this map. New info!

Distances between Aid Stations See the Table of Distances New info!

Pre-Race Briefing and Late Registration: Late race-registration will be available at Strawberry Lodge.
Race central Strawberry Lodge.

  1. Friday 7/26/13 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm runner check in. Shirts, bibs, pins can be picked up. Registration will be available in the banquet room.
  2. 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm trail briefing
  3. 6:30 pm dinner at the lodge inside or outside the lodge. The cost of the dinner is not included in the cost of the race. Runners are responsible for paying their own dinners.
  4. We encourage runners to stay at the beautiful Strawberry Lodge prior to the race and after.
  5. There will be a barbecue after the run. The cost for this is not part of the entry fee.

Lodgings and accommodations. Location Start/Finish at Strawberry Lodge. Registration is on Saturday, July 27, 2013. Registration will either be inside the Strawberry Lodge in the back right side of the lodge or outside on the East side of the lodge. Please be very considerate to the Strawberry neighborhood & run with CAUTION on the road. The neighborhood is very low key and not much road traffic. Course in the beginning for a 1/4 of a mile Strawberry Ln is pavement until reaching 42 Mile Tract cabins. You will run on a dirt road for 100 yards turn LEFT uphill towards a cabin for 20 yards turn RIGHT onto a single track dirt trail. You will return to the finish this way.

Regarding lodging at the Strawberry Lodge, the night before the race we very much encourage anyone that would like to stay at the beautiful Strawberry Lodge to reserve rooms very early. The lodge has a limited capacity. The Strawberry Lodge, rooms, food and service is very impressive. You will enjoy your experience at the historic Strawberry Lodge. Please make sure that if you do reserve a room you will be able to receive a full refund if the event is not approved. You might be able to reserve a room without paying. Strawberry Lodge has showers available for $5 a person. Runners can get a shower before or after the run. Camping is available at the Lovers Leap Campground a few minutes from the Strawberry Lodge Start/Finish. Runners can contact the El Dorado Forest Service.

Race Day
The race will start and finish in front of Strawberry Lodge. Runners can park on the west side of the Strawberry Lodge in the dirt parking lot or on Strawberry Ln east of the lodge. No parking is permitted in front of the lodge unless you are staying there.

  • 5:00 am Runner check in/Race day registration.
  • 5:50 am Trail Briefing
  • 6:00 am 50 mile 50k
  • 7:50 am Trail Briefing
  • 8:00 am 18 mile, Half Marathon, 10k, 5k

Bib colors:

  • Yellow bibs - 50 milers, 50k, and 18 miler runners.
  • Red bibs - 13.1 mile runners.
  • Black bibs - 10k and 5k runners.

After the event we will have food and refreshments on the lawn in the back of the Strawberry Lodge a beautiful setting. We will have a barbecue for an additional cost. Regarding the barbecue please let us know prior to the event if possible, but it is not required so that the Strawberry Lodge will have a better idea of how many people to prepare for. Families and friends are more than welcome to join in the barbecue. We would like to make a family friendly atmosphere a party. The cost for the barbecue will be paid directly to the Strawberry Lodge. Food: chicken and burgers. When registration opens up please, let us know if your interested in the barbecue so the Strawberry Lodge will be prepared. We hope a lot of runners will be interested.

Attention 50 milers & 50k runners. After the Negro Flat aid station on the Caples Creek loop you will have a creek crossing Caples Creek. If the creek is high with water or you do not want to get your feet wet Please follow the ORANGE RIBBONS down stream a few minutes to cross over the creek by utilizing a fallen tree that you can use as a bridge.Fairly safe proceed with caution to a tree that has fallen over the creek. After arriving on the other side please follow the ORANGE RIBBONS up stream back to the main trail to the PINK RIBBONS.

Course: All of the course except for the 5k are primarily single track. You will love these courses running in our beautiful Sierra's Great country, awesome views, lakes, creeks, rivers, great air quality, high elevation, very challenging, appealing courses, lots of exposure, some shaded sections. The 50 mile, 50k and 18 mile courses will parallel the South Fork of the American River in a section of the course before and after Aid Station 2.

Parking: Parking will only be allowed in designated areas. Please do not park in front of the Strawberry lodge unless you are a guest there. Please use EXTREME CAUTION if you walk across Hwy 50.

Trail Briefing

Please be prepared for mosquitos. We will have repellent at all Aid Stations. Please have your sunscreen for the High Sierra sun.

Course markings:

  • 50 mile course: PINK RIBBONS until SPLIT at mile 23 Intersection, single track trail Buck Pasture and Strawberry Creek Trail.YELLOW RIBBONS out and back section. Returning to intersection right turn following PINK RIBBONS returning to the Strawberry Lodge. 50 milers Continue leaving the Strawberry Lodge following ORANGE RIBBONS a OUT and BACK section up and over Lovers Leap Mtn passing through an Aid Station located at Sayels Canyon. At 0.5 mile after the aid station you will turn around at a dirt road, Bryan Road, a SIGN will be posted TURN AROUND 50 mile/13.1. Reverse course returning to the Strawberry Lodge for your finish.
  • 50k PINK RIBBONS the entire course.
  • 18 mile PINK RIBBONS the entire course.
  • 13.1 mile ORANGE RIBBONS the entire course.You will run up and over Lovers Leap Mtn passing through a aid station located at Sayles Canyon. At 0.5 mile after the aid station you will turn around at a dirt road Bryan Road a SIGN will be posted TURN AROUND 50 mile/13.1. Reverse course running down to the bottom of Lovers Leap 11N19 aid station you will turn LEFT going up 11N19 there will be a designated turn around location. After the turn around you will return to the Strawberry Lodge following ORANGE RIBBONS after passing the aid station at the bottom of Lovers Leap.
  • 10k BLUE RIBBONS out & back course you will run up & over the top of Lovers Leap Mtn and turn around at a designated location.
  • 5k GREEN RIBBONS out and back

The courses will be marked with ribbons and signs indicating distances and direction using arrows and gypsum on the ground. White chalk.

ATTENTION 50k and 50 mile runners. You will have one creek crossing after the Aid Station.

ATTENTION ALL RUNNERS - Please have a course map with you on the course in case the course is disturbed.

Weather - Please be prepared for anything. Heat, cold, snow, rain, thunderstorms, wind

Drop bags

Drop bags for 50mi, 50k and 18 mile runners.

At the start the morning of the race we will have drop bag locations indicated. We will deliver the drop bags and return them to the finish.

  • 50 mile/50k drop bag info/drop bags will be picked up the morning of the race at the start.
  • Drop bag locations
    • 50 mile/50k Negro Canyon AID STATION/Runners you will pass through this aid station 2 times.
    • 50 mile Radio Tower AID STATION/Runners you will pass through this aid station 2 times.

  • 18 mile runners one location.
  • Caples Creek Aid Station - 2nd Aid Station

Crews instructions and directions see the Maps to the Aid Stations New info!

Four wheelers with clearance are required to access these two aid stations by the crews.

  • Negro Flat
  • Radio Tower/Camp Schnieder

50k and 18 mile runners.


Start/Finish Strawberry Lodge. Please get a El Dorado County map; this will help a lot. Please pay attention to how your driving the roads landmarks. You will return to the finish reversing your route. Signs AID STATION and BLUE RIBBONS will indicate where crews will turn to access the Aid Stations. ATTENTION CREWS these Aid Stations will only be marked for Aid Station 2 and the Aid Station located at 11N19 & 17E12 near LOVERS LEAP.

Information/Directions for the 50k and 18 mile crews to see their runner at 11N19 & 17E12 Aid Station.


Crews reverse your drive returning to Packsaddle Pass Road you will be able to see your runner one more time at 11N19 & 17E12 before the finish. When driving to Aid Station 5, you will be on Packsaddle Pass Road nearing Hwy 50. Approximately 1.5 miles before Hwy 50 turn RIGHT onto 11N19 dirt road. You may drive onto 11N19 and park PRIOR to the (SIGNS) (PARK) Always allowing EMERGENCY VEHICLES THROUGH ACCESS AT ALL TIMES. After parking you will need to hike a few hundred yards up the dirt road 11N19 VEER TO THE (RIGHT) to the aid station located at 17E12 the trail leading up to Lovers Leap Mtn.
The 50k runners will use this aid station twice. Then return to the FINISH The 18 milers once. Then returning to the FINISH.

Directions to Caples Creek Aid Station Aid Station 2

This only pertains to 50k and 18 mile runners/crews

Leaving the Strawberry Lodge. Turn LEFT onto US Hwy 50 WEST; drive 3/8 of a mile. Turn LEFT onto 42 mile tract PACKSADDLE PASS ROAD. Go over wooden bridge go to the RIGHT. Stay on Packsaddle Pass Road for 20 minutes. a long winding road - drive safely. You will reach the top; stay to the RIGHT, WEST. At Silverfork Road turn LEFT - up. Drive ten minutes South East go pass Silverfork campground on your RIGHT to Silverfork Trail Head on your LEFT. Attention do not cross over the bridge South Fork Of The American River. The aid station will be on the (LEFT) up a dirt road 1/4 mile. Drive or hike in. Please park on the side of the dirt road or on the side of Silverfork road. Emergency vehicles must be able to drive into these roads at all times.

Directions to 11N19 & 17E12 Aid Station. Next Aid Station for 18 milers
18 mile runners/crews.

  • Turn RIGHT down Silverfork Road North West.
  • Turn RIGHT onto Packsaddle Pass Road. Please refer to the bottom of the page the 50k crew directions to 11N19 & 17E12 Aid Station.

Directions to Schneider Camp

Drive time approximately 30 minutes you will very easily beat your runner - drive safely.

This only pertains to the 50 mile runners/CREWS

There may not be any race officials at this location but we will post a sign where to park and Yellow RIBBONS will mark the course. To access this area you will drive down a dirt road one mile or so which is not well maintained mostly flat some rough sections but can be accessed by most vehicles.

Leaving Caples Creek Aid Station Aid Station to Schnieder Camp. Continue up Silverfork Road 10 minutes to Mormon Immigrant Road/Iron Mtn Road. Turn LEFT onto Mormon Immigrant Road drive for five to ten minutes to Hwy 88. Turn LEFT onto Hwy 88 drive for fifteen to twenty minutes passing Silver Lake, Kirkwood & Caples Lake. Turn LEFT at the CAL TRANS MAINTENANCE STATION. Drive up the paved road passed the maintenance station onto the dirt road. Drive for a few minutes to Schneider Camp. Your runner will run pass you up a single track trail to the PCT trail. Turn around at the PCT trail return to where you are parked & then reverse there course.

Directions to the next Aid Station to see your runner.

  • Turn Right onto Hwy 88 West drive fifteen to twenty minutes.
  • Turn RIGHT onto Mormon Immigrant Road drive for five minutes.
  • Turn Right onto Silverfork Road drive for ten minutes.
  • Turn Right onto Packsaddle Pass Road fifteen minutes.
  • ATTENTION you will come to a FORK; go LEFT down continuing on Packsaddle Pass Road. Please refer to the directions below to 11N19 & 17E12 Aid Station.

Aid stations numbered.
Times aid stations OPEN/CLOSE times are estimated.
Crew Parking

Attention crews please always allow enough room for emergency vehicles to drive through.

Attention crews please check mileage to aid stations for the runners & crews/drive times.

Attention Runners we suggest you run with a cell phone if you would like to. You will have cell phone reception in many locations but not all areas.

  1. Negro Flat Aid Station: OPEN 6:30 am / CLOSE 12:00 pm or last RUNNER. 50Mi, 50k, 18Mi. Crew access allowed 4 wheel drive only with clearance. Crews follow signs Red Ribbons On paved and dirt roads directing crews to Aid Stations. Runners will utilize this aid station twice.
    A. Drive time for crews from the Strawberry Lodge to Negro Flat 25 minutes.
    B. Drive time to Caples Creek Trail (Aid Station) 25 Minutes.
  2. Caples Creek Trail Aid Station OPEN 7:30 am/CLOSE 10:00 am or last RUNNER. 50Mi, 50k Crew access allowed easily accessible on left off of Silverfork Road. Runners will utilize this Aid Station once.
    A. Drive time back to Negro Flat 25 minutes.
    B. Drive time to Camp Scheineder 30 minutes from Caples Creek Aid Station. Info only applies to the 50 mile runners.
  3. Radio Tower Aid Station OPEN 10:00 am/CLOSE 4:00 pm or last RUNNER. CUT OFF Time 5:00 pm. NO runner is allowed to leave this Aid Station after 5:00 pm. 50 milers will hit this aid station twice. No crew access/Crews may see their runners at Camp Scheinder twice.
  4. Lovers Leap TH Aid Station OPEN 8:00 am/CLOSE 7:30 pm. Crew access allowed. All DISTANCES Please park in designated parking locations.
    A. From the Strawberry Lodge drive time 10 minutes.
    B. Caples Creek Trail Aid Station drive time 30 minutes.
    C. Camp Scheinder drive time 1 hour.
  5. Sayles Creek Aid Station 50Mi, 13.1Mi limited crew access. Drive time from the Strawberry Lodge 10 minutes.

Start/Finish Strawberry Lodge Aid Station CLOSES 6:30 pm 50Mi crew access allowed, obviously.

Attention Runners any runner leaving the Strawberry Lodge aid station after 6:00 pm, you must have a light and cell phone if available please.

We will be posting additional course maps for runner and crew info driving maps to Aid Stations.

Thanks crews & runners any questions email or call.
Start/Finish Walt Gasper 408 533 2671
RD Troy Limb 530 409 2989

Entry Fees:   $50 /5k   $55 /10k   $60 /13.1 mi   $65 /18 mi   $75 /50k   $90 /50 mi   Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. T-shirt cost, $17.00 is non-refundable even if the event is cancelled but you do get the T-shirt if you ordered one.

Info: Pre-registered runners can receive a t-shirt if registered by July 18 at noon. Active Military receive a 15% discount. No penalty for race day registration.

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August 10, 2013
Echo Summit Trail Challenge
 
Echo Summit Trail Challenge                   * new distances this year: 5k and Half Marathon
Adventure Mountain Snow Park, Echo Summit
Twin Bridges, CA
August 10, 2013

Distances:    5k    10 mi    10 mi    20 mi    50 k    50 mi
 
6:00 AM - 50 mi and 50K start   8:00 AM - 20 mi, Half Marathon, 10 mi, and 5k start    
Cut-off times/time limits:  There is a 12 ½ hr time limit for all races.
 
Please click above on the distance for detailed course maps and elevations!
The legendary and highly acclaimed founder of the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run and founder of the sport of 100 mile trail running, Gordy Ainsleigh, will be running the 50 miler and autographing runners bibs.

Pre-Race Packet Pick up, shirts, bibs and Registration.
New Information: All pre-race registration, bibs, T-shirts, etc will be conducted on the day of the event. The old information was to meet at Strawberry Lodge the evening before the event. We will not be doing that this year..

8/10/13 Echo Summit Trail Challenge
Location Start/Finish Adventure Mountain Lake Tahoe.
5:00 am parking lot opens. Race day registration will be available.
$5 a vehicle exact change please. Please either pay entering the parking lot to our volunteer or pay at runner check in/registration. Thank You
5:50 am Trail Briefing 50Mi, 50k
Time 6:00 am 50Mi, 50k. Time limit: 13.5hrs 6:00 am to 7:30 pm
7:50 am Trail Briefing 20Mi, 13.1Mi, 10Mi, 5k
Time 8:00 am 20Mi, 13.1Mi, 10Mi, 5k
Bathrooms will be available.

Entry Fees: $85 /50 mi   $75 /50K  $65 /20 mi   $60 /13.1 mi  $55 /10 mi  $50 /5k   Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. T-shirt cost, $10.00 is non-refundable even if the event is cancelled but you do get the T-shirt if you ordered one.

Info: Pre-registered runners can receive a t-shirt if registered by July 31. Active Military receive a 15% discount. Bibs handed out on event day.

Drop bags for the 50 mile, 50k and 20 mile runners will be picked up the morning of the race at the start. One drop bag location Aid Station 2 Bryan Road. Drop bags will be returned during the day and at the end of the race to the finish.

Bib Colors:

  • Yellow - 50Mi, 50k, 20Mi
  • Red - 13.1Mi
  • Black - 10Mi, 5k

Course will be marked with the following.
Ribbons, Signs, Gypsum
Attention 50 mile,5 0k runners after aid station 2 you will see 1 sign that has 50M ^ 50k, 20M for your first loop on Lovers Leap follow that sign to the RIGHT down.
Attention 50 milers 2nd loop in that location follow sign: ^ 50M 2nd LOOP
50Mi, 50k, 20Mi, 13.1Mi, 10Mi: PINK RIBBONS
50Mi, 50k, TEN MILE Bryan Loop: ORANGE RIBBONS and Signs.
First loop for 50Mi 50k > runners follow sign on Bryan loop single track trail at mile 1 at first intersection turn RIGHT.
Attention 50 mile runners on your second Bryan Loop follow sign: 50M 2nd LOOP
5k: BLUE RIBBONS, Signs, Gypsum

Course description
A bathroom is available for the 50Mi, 50k, and 20 mile runners at Lovers Leap Campground. 50 mile runners will pass through twice. Primarily single track trail, some dirt roads, a little pavement,very runnable sections, technical sections, climbs, downhills, great scenery, views, creeks, and lakes.
13.1Mi, 10 mile out and back.
5k PCT to historic Pony Express Trail RIGHT turn towards Hwy 50 RIGHT turn onto PCT Trail to FINISH.

Attention Runners use Caution 50Mi, 50k, 20Mi, 13.1 and 10 mile runners you will cross Sierra at Tahoe Road twice.
Attention CAUTION RUNNERS 50Mi, 50k and 20 mile runners you will enter into Lovers leap Campground. You will run down Strawberry Ct bear LEFT onto Strawberry LN to the very end onto 42 mile tract a dirt road proceed a few 100 yards turn LEFT into a driveway for cabins follow course markings. 50 milers will later reverse this course.

Directions to Aid Stations from start at Adventure Mountain Lake Tahoe.
Off of Hwy 50 on South side. PCT and Tahoe Rim Trail.
Attention Runners and Crews cell phone: reception is very good in the area. Cell phones work at all of the aid stations but not on all sections of the course.
Attention 50 mile and 50k runners/crews cell phone reception does not work on the upper section of the 10 mile Bryan Loop. We have added a water & GU Brew stop on the 10 mile loop.
Attention Crews if you want to follow your runner it will require some gas not a lot.
Attention Crews Please obey all traffic laws, speed limits and be considerate to all of the local residents.
Attention Crews please be self sufficient bring food. Plenty to drink and chairs. Bathrooms will be available at the Start/Finish. Bathrooms are available at Twin Bridges/Horse Tail Falls Trail Head on your RIGHT between Sierra at Tahoe Road and the Strawberry Lodge. Bathrooms and FOOD are available at the Strawberry Lodge.


Aid Station 1 & 2. Turn Left onto Hwy 50 WEST drive a few miles. Turn LEFT into Sierra at Tahoe/Sierra at Tahoe Road. Drive 1 mile the aid station will be on your right. Park on RIGHT side only always allowing room for emergency vehicles to drive through. Caution runners will be crossing the road to the aid station.
Aid Station 2: Continue forward up Sierra at Tahoe Road 1/4 mile. Turn RIGHT onto dirt road Bryan Road CAUTION RUNNERS WILL BE ON THE ROAD. Drive very SLOWLY to keep the dust down. Drive 1 mile the aid station will be on the RIGHT. Please drive passed the aid station and park on the RIGHT.
Aid Station 3: Return to Hwy 50 Turn LEFT onto Hwy 50 WEST. Drive 10 minutes passed the Strawberry Lodge 1/4 mile turn LEFT at 42 Mile Tract Road, cross over bridge turn RIGHT proceed up 42 mile tract road 1/2 mile. Aid Station 3 will be on your LEFT. Turn into 11N19 dirt road a SIGN will be POSTED drive a few 100 yards park on RIGHT. A SIGN will be POSTED. Crews walk a 100 yards the aid station will be on your RIGHT.
Attention Crews: to return to aid station 2 reverse course. Return to Hwy 50, Turn RIGHT onto hwy 50 EAST drive up 10 minutes, turn RIGHT at Sierra at Tahoe Road. Proceed to aid station 2 then 1 then return to the finish.
To FINISH: return to Hwy 50 turn RIGHT onto Hwy 50 EAST drive a few minutes to Start/Finish on RIGHT ADVENTURE MOUNTAIN LAKE TAHOE. Sign on RIGHT Trail Head PCT and TAHOE RIM TRAIL.

Crew Access

  • Aid Station 1 Sierra at Tahoe Road/Crew access ok/Runners
    50Mi, 50k, 20Mi, 13.1, 10Mi
  • Aid Station 2 Bryan Road/Crew access ok/Runners
    50Mi, 50k, 20Mi, 13.1, DROP BAGS AVAILABLE.
  • Aid Station 3 11N19 dirt road off of 42 mile tract road.
    Crew access ok/Runners 50Mi,50k,20Mi

Aid Stations and sequence of runners.

  • 50 mile aid stations 1, 2, 3, 2, 2, 3, 2, 2, 1 TO FINISH
  • 50k aid stations 1, 2, 3, 2, 2, 1 TO FINISH
  • 20 mile aid stations 1, 2, 3, 2, 1 TO FINISH
  • 13.1 mile aid stations 1, 2, Turn Around, 1 TO FINISH
  • 10 mile aid stations 1, Turn Around TO FINISH
  • 5k aid station located on PCT Trail near Hwy 50, 1 aid station.

Pacers: 50 mile runner may pick up there pacer at aid station 2 Bryan Road for the 2nd 10 mile Bryan loop and to the finish. Thanks All Enjoy this incredible experience.

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October 19, 2013 Event Cancelled
Lovers Leap of Faith - Strawberry
 
Lovers Leap of Faith - Strawberry
Strawberry, CA
October 19, 2013

Distances: 5k    10k    13.1 mi    18 mi    50k
 
8:00 AM start - 50k, 18 miles, 13.1 miles, 10k, and 5k
 
Click on mileage buttons above for course maps.
Race info for the 50k and 18 mile runners. The 50k and 18 mile runners for this race will reverse course from what is shown on the course maps. Course maps show both of these distances running counterclockwise loops. The 50k and 18 mile runners will run a clockwise loop. 50k runners after the first manned aid station Negro Flat you will also run a clockwise loop on the Caples Creek loop. You will still run to the aid station located at the Caples Creek TH. 50k runners after turning around at the Caples Creek aid station you will return to the Negro Flat aid station. 50k runners after returning to the Negro Flat aid station run down continuing running a clockwise loop to Cody Meadows returning to the finish at the Strawberry Lodge.
All other distances are the exact same as the 7/27/13 Lovers Leap Of Faith. 13.1Mi, 10k, 5k

Elevation profiles are below. Click on the image to get a close up view.

Elevations 50m:   Elevations
Elevations 50k:   Elevations
 
Elevations 18 Mile:   Elevations
Elevations Half Marathon:   Elevations

Directions: See this Google map for Strawberry Lodge on HWY 50.

Overall Map for all distances: See this map. New info!

Distances between Aid Stations See the Table of Distances New info!

Pre-Race Briefing and Late Registration: Late race-registration will be available at Strawberry Lodge.
Race central Strawberry Lodge.

  1. Friday 10/18/13 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm runner check in. Shirts, bibs, pins can be picked up. Registration will be available in the banquet room.
  2. 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm trail briefing
  3. 6:30 pm dinner at the lodge inside or outside the lodge. The cost of the dinner is not included in the cost of the race. Runners are responsible for paying their own dinners.
  4. We encourage runners to stay at the beautiful Strawberry Lodge prior to the race and after.
  5. There will be a barbecue after the run. The cost for this is not part of the entry fee.

Lodgings and accommodations. Location Start/Finish at Strawberry Lodge. Registration is on Saturday, October 18, 2013. Registration will either be inside the Strawberry Lodge in the back right side of the lodge or outside on the East side of the lodge. Please be very considerate to the Strawberry neighborhood and run with CAUTION on the road. The neighborhood is very low key and not much road traffic. Course in the beginning for a 1/4 of a mile Strawberry Ln is pavement until reaching 42 Mile Tract cabins. You will run on a dirt road for 100 yards turn LEFT uphill towards a cabin for 20 yards turn RIGHT onto a single track dirt trail. You will return to the finish this way.

Regarding lodging at the Strawberry Lodge, the night before the race we very much encourage anyone that would like to stay at the beautiful Strawberry Lodge to reserve rooms very early. The lodge has a limited capacity. The Strawberry Lodge, rooms, food and service is very impressive. You will enjoy your experience at the historic Strawberry Lodge. Please make sure that if you do reserve a room you will be able to receive a full refund if the event is not approved. You might be able to reserve a room without paying. Strawberry Lodge has showers available for $5 a person. Runners can get a shower before or after the run. Camping is available at the Lovers Leap Campground a few minutes from the Strawberry Lodge Start/Finish. Runners can contact the El Dorado Forest Service.

Race Day
The race will start and finish in front of Strawberry Lodge. Runners can park on the west side of the Strawberry Lodge in the dirt parking lot or on Strawberry Ln east of the lodge. No parking is permitted in front of the lodge unless you are staying there.

  • 7:00 am Runner check in/Race day registration.
  • 7:50 am Trail Briefing
  • 8:00 am 50k, 18 mile, Half Marathon, 10k, 5k

Bib colors:

  • Yellow bibs - 50k, and 18 miler runners.
  • Red bibs - 13.1 mile runners.
  • Black bibs - 10k and 5k runners.

After the event we will have food and refreshments on the lawn in the back of the Strawberry Lodge a beautiful setting. We will have a barbecue for an additional cost. Regarding the barbecue please let us know prior to the event if possible, but it is not required so that the Strawberry Lodge will have a better idea of how many people to prepare for. Families and friends are more than welcome to join in the barbecue. We would like to make a family friendly atmosphere a party. The cost for the barbecue will be paid directly to the Strawberry Lodge. Food: chicken and burgers. When registration opens up please, let us know if your interested in the barbecue so the Strawberry Lodge will be prepared. We hope a lot of runners will be interested.

Course: All of the course except for the 5k are primarily single track. You will love these courses running in our beautiful Sierra's Great country, awesome views, lakes, creeks, rivers, great air quality, high elevation, very challenging, appealing courses, lots of exposure, some shaded sections. The 50 mile, 50k and 18 mile courses will parallel the South Fork of the American River in a section of the course before and after Aid Station 2.

Parking: Parking will only be allowed in designated areas. Please do not park in front of the Strawberry lodge unless you are a guest there. Please use EXTREME CAUTION if you walk across Hwy 50.

Trail Briefing

Please be prepared for mosquitos. We will have repellent at all Aid Stations. Please have your sunscreen for the High Sierra sun.

Course markings:

  • 50k PINK RIBBONS the entire course.
  • 18 mile PINK RIBBONS the entire course.
  • 13.1 mile ORANGE RIBBONS the entire course.You will run up and over Lovers Leap Mtn passing through a aid station located at Sayles Canyon. At 0.5 mile after the aid station you will turn around at a dirt road Bryan Road a SIGN will be posted TURN AROUND 50 mile/13.1. Reverse course running down to the bottom of Lovers Leap 11N19 aid station you will turn LEFT going up 11N19 there will be a designated turn around location. After the turn around you will return to the Strawberry Lodge following ORANGE RIBBONS after passing the aid station at the bottom of Lovers Leap.
  • 10k BLUE RIBBONS out & back course you will run up & over the top of Lovers Leap Mtn and turn around at a designated location.
  • 5k GREEN RIBBONS out and back

The courses will be marked with ribbons and signs indicating distances and direction using arrows and gypsum on the ground. White chalk.

ATTENTION 50k runners. You will have one creek crossing after the Aid Station.

ATTENTION ALL RUNNERS - Please have a course map with you on the course in case the course is disturbed.

Weather - Please be prepared for anything. Heat, cold, snow, rain, thunderstorms, wind

Drop bags

Drop bags for 50k and 18 mile runners.

At the start the morning of the race we will have drop bag locations indicated. We will deliver the drop bags and return them to the finish.

  • 50k drop bag info/drop bags will be picked up the morning of the race at the start.
  • Drop bag locations
    • 50k Negro Canyon AID STATION/Runners you will pass through this aid station 2 times.

Crews instructions and directions see the Maps to the Aid Stations New info!

Four wheelers with clearance are required to access these two aid stations by the crews.

  • Negro Flat
  • Radio Tower/Camp Schnieder

50k and 18 mile runners.


Start/Finish Strawberry Lodge. Please get a El Dorado County map; this will help a lot. Please pay attention to how your driving the roads landmarks. You will return to the finish reversing your route. Signs AID STATION and BLUE RIBBONS will indicate where crews will turn to access the Aid Stations. ATTENTION CREWS these Aid Stations will only be marked for Aid Station 2 and the Aid Station located at 11N19 & 17E12 near LOVERS LEAP.

Information/Directions for the 50k and 18 mile crews to see their runner at 11N19 & 17E12 Aid Station.


Crews reverse your drive returning to Packsaddle Pass Road you will be able to see your runner one more time at 11N19 & 17E12 before the finish. When driving to Aid Station 5, you will be on Packsaddle Pass Road nearing Hwy 50. Approximately 1.5 miles before Hwy 50 turn RIGHT onto 11N19 dirt road. You may drive onto 11N19 and park PRIOR to the (SIGNS) (PARK) Always allowing EMERGENCY VEHICLES THROUGH ACCESS AT ALL TIMES. After parking you will need to hike a few hundred yards up the dirt road 11N19 VEER TO THE (RIGHT) to the aid station located at 17E12 the trail leading up to Lovers Leap Mtn.

Directions for Aid Station 1 Negro Flat 50Mi, 50k and 18 mile runners.
50Mi, 50k runners will pass through Negro Flat aid station twice the 18 milers once.

Directions to Caples Creek Aid Station Aid Station 2

This only pertains to 50k and 50 mile runners/crews

Leaving the Strawberry Lodge. Turn LEFT onto US Hwy 50 WEST; drive 3/8 of a mile. Turn LEFT onto 42 mile tract PACKSADDLE PASS ROAD. Go over wooden bridge go to the RIGHT. Stay on Packsaddle Pass Road for 20 minutes. a long winding road - drive safely. You will reach the top; stay to the RIGHT, WEST. At Silverfork Road turn LEFT - up. Drive ten minutes South East go pass Silverfork campground on your RIGHT to Silverfork Trail Head on your LEFT. Attention do not cross over the bridge South Fork Of The American River. The aid station will be on the (LEFT) up a dirt road 1/4 mile. Drive or hike in. Please park on the side of the dirt road or on the side of Silverfork road. Emergency vehicles must be able to drive into these roads at all times.

Directions to 11N19 & 17E12 Aid Station. Next Aid Station for 18 milers
18 mile runners/crews.

  • Turn RIGHT down Silverfork Road North West.
  • Turn RIGHT onto Packsaddle Pass Road. Please refer to the bottom of the page the 50k crew directions to 11N19 & 17E12 Aid Station.

Directions to Schneider Camp

Drive time approximately 30 minutes you will very easily beat your runner - drive safely.

This only pertains to the 50k runners/CREWS

There may not be any race officials at this location but we will post a sign where to park and Yellow RIBBONS will mark the course.To access this area you will drive down a dirt road one mile or so which is not well maintained mostly flat some rough sections but can be accessed by most vehicles.

Leaving Caples Creek Aid Station Aid Station to Schnieder Camp. Continue up Silverfork Road 10 minutes to Mormon Immigrant Road/Iron Mtn Road. Turn LEFT onto Mormon Immigrant Road drive for five to ten minutes to Hwy 88. Turn LEFT onto Hwy 88 drive for fifteen to twenty minutes passing Silver Lake,Kirkwood & Caples Lake. Turn LEFT at the CAL TRANS MAINTENANCE STATION. Drive up the paved road passed the maintenance station onto the dirt road. Drive for a few minutes to Schneider Camp. Your runner will run pass you up a single track trail to the PCT trail. Turn around at the PCT trail return to where you are parked & then reverse there course.

Directions to the next Aid Station to see your runner.

  • Turn Right onto Hwy 88 West drive fifteen to twenty minutes.
  • Turn RIGHT onto Mormon Immigrant Road drive for five minutes.
  • Turn Right onto Silverfork Road drive for ten minutes.
  • Turn Right onto Packsaddle Pass Road fifteen minutes.
  • ATTENTION you will come to a FORK; go LEFT down continuing on Packsaddle Pass Road. Please refer to the directions below to 11N19 & 17E12 Aid Station.

Aid stations numbered.
Times aid stations OPEN/CLOSE times are estimated.
Crew Parking

Attention crews please always allow enough room for emergency vehicles to drive through.

Attention crews please check mileage to aid stations for the runners & crews/drive times.

Attention Runners we suggest you run with a cell phone if you would like to. You will have cell phone reception in many locations but not all areas.

  1. Negro Flat Aid Station: OPEN 6:30 am / CLOSE 12:00 pm or last RUNNER. 50Mi, 50k, 18Mi. Crew access allowed 4 wheel drive only with clearance. Crews follow signs Red Ribbons On paved and dirt roads directing crews to Aid Stations. Runners will utilize this aid station twice.
    A. Drive time for crews from the Strawberry Lodge to Negro Flat 25 minutes.
    B. Drive time to Caples Creek Trail (Aid Station) 25 Minutes.
  2. Caples Creek Trail Aid Station OPEN 7:30 am/CLOSE 10:00 am or last RUNNER. 50Mi, 50k Crew access allowed easily accessible on left off of Silverfork Road. Runners will utilize this Aid Station once.
    A. Drive time back to Negro Flat 25 minutes.
    B. Drive time to Camp Scheineder 30 minutes from Caples Creek Aid Station. Info only applies to the 50 mile runners.
  3. Radio Tower Aid Station OPEN 10:00 am/CLOSE 4:00 pm or last RUNNER. CUT OFF Time 5:00 pm. NO runner is allowed to leave this Aid Station after 5:00 pm. 50 milers will hit this aid station twice. No crew access/Crews may see their runners at Camp Scheinder twice.
  4. Lovers Leap TH Aid Station OPEN 8:00 am/CLOSE 7:30 pm. Crew access allowed. All DISTANCES Please park in designated parking locations.
    A. From the Strawberry Lodge drive time 10 minutes.
    B. Caples Creek Trail Aid Station drive time 30 minutes.
    C. Camp Scheinder drive time 1 hour.
  5. Sayles Creek Aid Station 50Mi, 13.1Mi limited crew access. Drive time from the Strawberry Lodge 10 minutes.

Start/Finish Strawberry Lodge Aid Station CLOSES 6:30 pm 50Mi crew access allowed, obviously.

Attention Runners any runner leaving the Strawberry Lodge aid station after 6:00 pm, you must have a light and cell phone if available please.

We will be posting additional course maps for runner and crew info driving maps to Aid Stations.

Thanks crews and runners; any questions email or call.
Start/Finish Walt Gasper 408 533 2671
RD Troy Limb 530 409 2989

Entry Fees:   $70 /5k   $75 /10k   $80 /13.1 mi   $90 /18 mi   $100 /50k   Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. T-shirt cost, $20.00 is non-refundable even if the event is cancelled but you do get the T-shirt if you ordered one.

Info: Pre-registered runners can receive a t-shirt if registered by October 10 at noon. Active Military receive a 15% discount. No penalty for race day registration.

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November 2, 2013
Annual Almaden Hills Run
 
Annual Almaden Hills Run
San Jose, CA
November 2, 2013
 
Distances:   3 mi    8 mi    13 mi    22 mi    50 K   
 
8:00 AM - 8 mi, 13.1 mi, 22 mi and 50K and 5k start
Attention out of town runners: recommended hotel accommodations.
  • Summit Hotel
  • located near this event in South San Jose
  • 399 Silicon Valley Blvd
  • San Jose,CA 95138
  • 408 972 7800

Set in Almaden Quicksilver park. Run in the beautiful hills of Almaden Valley.  60% dirt roads,   40% single track , very hilly,  great views , awesome country, challenging and very fun.

Course:   Click on the above distance buttons for detailed course maps.

Elevations:   Elevations

 

Aid:   Four fully stocked aid stations.  Bathrooms are located at the start/finish, Hacienda Aid station (8.9 and up) and McAbee entrance (50k only).

Directions:    Almaden Quicksilver County Park   is located in south San Jose, in the town of New Almaden.   The Mockingbird Hill entrance is accessed off Mockingbird Hill Lane.   This entrance is accessible to all users, including bicyclists.  You can reach the park office at (408) 268-3883.

Parking:   Parking at the Mockingbird Hill parking lot.  Carpooling is encouraged.

Bibs colors RACE DAY

  • YELLOW: 50k
  • RED: 22Mi, 13.1Mi, 8.6Mi
  • BLACK: 5k

Course will be marked with the following info below.

  • Gypsum direction arrows and distances.
  • Signs with distances, direction arrows.

In the event of wet weather

  • Orange RIBBONS: 50k.
  • Pink RIBBONS: 22 milers.
  • Yellow RIBBONS: 13.1 milers
  • Blue Ribbons: 8.6 milers.
  • Red RIBBONS: 5k.

Entry Fees:   $60/5k   $65/8.6 mile   $70/13 mile   $80/22 mile  $100 /50K     Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. T-shirt cost, $20.00 is non-refundable even if the event is cancelled but you do get the T-shirt if you ordered one.

Info: Pre-registered runners will receive a t-shirt if registered by Oct 24. Active Military receive a 15% discount.

Food will be served to runners after the run.  Be sure to bring a chair!

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December 7, 2013               ALERT!!!     Event Cancelled
Calero Park Run
 
Calero Park Run
San Jose, CA
December 7, 2013
 
Distances:   5k    15k   15k    25k    50k
 
8:00 AM 50k, 25k, 13.1 mi, 15k, and 5k start

Cut-off times/time limits:  
There is a 10 ½ hr time limit for all races.
 
Attention out of town runners: recommended hotel accommodations.
  • Summit Hotel
  • located near this event in South San Jose
  • 399 Silicon Valley Blvd
  • San Jose,CA 95138
  • 408 972 7800
    • Directions
      Turn right onto Bernal/WEST
      Turn Left onto 101 South
      Drive approximately 2 miles
      Take the Bailey exit
      Turn Right onto Bailey/West
      Take Bailey until it dead ends into McKean Rd approximately 2 miles.
      Turn Left onto McKean Rd
      Drive approximately 1/2 mile
      Turn Right into Calero Park
      Drive into Calero Park/parking is on the Right side
      Drive time approximately 15 minutes.

Beginning at Calero Park this trail run has everything! Experience awesome single track, great hills, dirt paths. It is a challenging, fantastic trainer for Western States that includes oak trees, exposure, good heat training, and panoramic vistas.

Courses:  Please click above on the distance button for a detailed course map.

Elevations:   Elevations

 

Four fully stocked aid stations

Directions:  The park is located off McKean Road. Traveling to the park, from central San Jose, take Almaden Expressway south. Turn right onto Harry Road, then left onto McKean Road.  From 101, exit on Bailey Avenue and head west until you reach McKean Road. Turn left onto McKean Road.  Calero Park entrance and parking lot are on the right side 0.5 mile.  Click here for a local map

Parking:  Carpooling is encouraged. Park at Calero Parking Lot on McKean Road.

Trail Briefing:

50k: 8:00 am Start - Trail Briefing: 7:50 am.
Time limit 10hrs ½.
The Course will be marked with PINK RIBBONS for your 25k Clockwise loop 25k Signs direction arrows and Gypsum, 25k and direction arrows. In Rancho Canada del Oro you will only follow PINK RIBBONS.
Attention! in Calero Park you will continue to follow the Pink Ribbons running a counterclockwise loop. Please follow 50k Signs direction arrows and Gypsum 50k direction arrows.

25k 8:00 am Start - Trail Briefing: 7:50 am. You receive Red Bibs.

Half Marathon 8:00 am Start -Trail Briefing: 7:50 am. You receive Red Bibs.

  • Run 9 mile course following ORANGE RIBBONS to the first Aid Station located at Rancho Canada del Oro parking lot.
  • After reaching the first Aid Station, continue running WEST now following BLUE RIBBONS running a 4 mile clockwise loop returning to the Aid Station.
  • After returning to the Aid Station for the 2nd time, the 13.1 milers turn around following the PINK RIBBONS to the FINISH

15k 8:00 am Start - Trail Briefing 7:50 am. You will receive Black Bibs.
  1. 9 milers start out following ORANGE RIBBONS to the first Aid Station.
  2. 9 milers after arriving at the aid station, turn around following PINK RIBBONS to the FINISH.

5k 8:00 am Start - Trail Briefing: 7:50 am. You will receive Black Bibs. You will stay inside Calero Park. You will run a Clockwise loop. Follow the GREEN RIBBONS. Follow 5k Signs Gypsum arrows.

Drop Bags: Drop bags maybe left at the start/finish for the 50k.
We will have two drop bag locations for runners:
    a. The Start/Finish.
    b. Aid Station located at the Rancho Canada del Oro parking lot.

50k will be able to access their drop bags at the Start/Finish once.

Crew info:
Please drive the speed limit and be respectful of the people living on Casa Loma Road.
Please check the course maps to follow your runner.
Crews may follow there runners by driving to Rancho Canada del Oro Aid Station located at Rancho Canada del Oro's parking lot

Directions from Calero Park to Rancho Canada del Oro Aid Station
1. Turn right onto McKean Rd
2. Drive approximately one mile on McKean Rd
3. Turn right onto Casa Loma Road
4. Drive approximately one mile on Casa Loma Road.Rancho Canada del Oro parking lot will be on your left.
5. The Aid Station is located next to the bathroom.
6. Please only park in Rancho Canada del Oro paved parking lot if there is plenty of parking available.
7. A overflow parking lot is available 1/4 mile past the paved parking lot on the left. Please park there and walk back to the Aid Station.

Attention Crews
To return to the Start/Finish location Calero Park
1. Drive on Casa Loma Road approximately one mile.
2. Turn left onto McKean Rd
3. Drive approximately one mile on Mckean Rd
4. Turn left into Calero Park returning to the Start/Finish location
Some crews may want to have these directions to follow their runner.

Entry Fees:  $60 /5k   $65 /15k    $70 /13.1 mile    $80 /25k    $100 /50k    Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. T-shirt cost, $20.00 is non-refundable even if the event is cancelled but you do get the T-shirt if you ordered one.

Info: Pre-registered runners can receive a t-shirt if registered by Nov 28. Active Military receive a 15% discount.

Food will be served to runners after the run.

Maximum of 200 participants allowed so register early.

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January 4, 2014
Hacienda Hills/Almaden Quicksilver County Park/New Almaden
 
Hacienda Hills/Almaden Quicksilver County Park/New Almaden
San Jose, CA
January 4, 2014
 
 
Distances: 3.5    6    Half   
 
Elevation Profiles: 5K Profile 10K Profile 13M Profile
 
Elevation Gains: 980 feet 1810 feet 2980 feet
 
Start Times: 8:45 AM 8:30 AM 8:30 AM
 
Attention out of town runners: recommended hotel accommodations.
  • Summit Hotel
  • located near this event in South San Jose
  • 399 Silicon Valley Blvd
  • San Jose,CA 95138
  • 408 972 7800

Start/Finish: Almaden/Quicksilver Park, Hacienda entrance.

The courses are primarily on dirt roads.

4 fully stocked aid stations.

Bib Colors:

  • Yellow - 13.1
  • Red - 10k
  • Black - 5k

Directions:   Driving Directions to Hacienda Trailhead: From Highway 85, take the Almaden Expressway exit south 4.5 miles to Almaden road. Exit to the right on Almaden Road and drive 3 miles along Almaden Road through the town of New Almaden to the unpaved parking lot on the right. The cross streets are Almaden Road and Bertram Road. PARKING: Free

Trail Briefing: Please park in the dirt parking lot in the back of the Hacienda entrance to Almaden Quicksilver Park, in New Almaden near the La Foret restaurant.
All distances may start at 8:30 am. This will depend on the number of runner in the race.
The courses will be marked as indicated below.

  • 13.1 - Pink Ribbons
  • 10k - Orange Ribbons.
  • 5k - Blue Ribbons

Attention ALL runners: single track trails will only be marked at the beggening and at the end. There are two single track trails. All runners at the start the Deep Gulch Trail - NO RIBBONS for 0.8 miles.
13.1 Mi, 10k runners after the first aid station at the first SPLIT, English Town the Yellow Kid Trail, 13.1 Mi, 10k runners turn LEFT - Pink and Orange Ribbons.


All distances will also be marked with Signs/Distances/Direction arrows Gypsum/White chalk on the ground/Direction arrows/Distance numbers.
Some signs may say (ALL) meaning all distances continue in that direction. Some signs may indicate only one distance or two or more. Please be observant. Prior to intersections we will have the course marked. Example: if 13.1 is marked on the left side of the trail, the 13.1 milers will be turning left at the intersection.
Signs/Ribbons/Gypsum arrows and distance numbers.
Example: if 10k is marked on the right side of the trail the 10k runners will be turning right.
Signs/Ribbons/Gypsum arrows and distance numbers.
Where distances (SPLIT) go different directions I will write on the ground in the Middle of the trail with gypsum, white chalk. (S) meaning SPLIT distances go different ways.

13.1 Mi runners/crews
Crews are allowed to see and aid their runners along the course in two separate locations.

  1. Woods Parking lot mile 3.7 for runners.
    • Directions from start.
    • Turn RIGHT onto Almaden Road drive approximentally 1 mile.
    • Turn RIGHT onto Hicks Road drive approimentally 1/2 to top. At 4 way stop sign turn RIGHT into the Woods parking lot.Proceed into the parking lot aid station will be easily seen in back.
    • Directions to next aid station to see your runner at Mockingbird parking lot mile 10. No hurry take your time.
    • Drive out of the Woods parking lot. Turn LEFT at stop sign onto Hicks Road.
    • Drive down to Almaden Road turn LEFT drive passed start/finish on LEFT. Continue driving on Almaden Road approximentally 2 miles to Mockingbird Hill LN/Mckean Road. Turn LEFT
    • Turn Left onto Mockingbird Hill Ln.Drive up the hill 1/4 mile Almaden Quicksilver Park the Mockingbird entrance will be on your LEFT. The aid station will be located in the back LEFT side of the parking lot.
  2. Mockingbird parking lot, mile 10 for runners.
  3. Crews proceed to start/finish Hacienda entrance to Almaden Quicksilver Park to see your runner finish at mile 13.1.
    • Drive out of the Mockingbird parking lot turn RIGHT onto Mockingbird Hill Ln.
    • Drive down to Almaden Road. Turn RIGHT onto Almaden Road.
    • Drive approximentally 2 miles returning to the start/finish Hacienda parking Almaden Quicksilver Park. Turn RIGHT into parking lot.

Aid Stations

  1. All - first aid station at 1.8 miles English Town
  2. 5k
    • Aid station will be on left at the picnic table before English Town. After aid station continue up trail to English Town following course markings, blue ribbons, signs. 5k - Run a clockwise loop returning to the aid station. After leaving the aid station follow English Camp Trail down 1.3 miles. Turn RIGHT at Mine Hill Trail to Finish 0.4 miles. Attention 5k runners, you do not go back down the way you came up to English Town. Do not go back down the Deep Gulch Trail.
  3. 10k
    • Second time through for 10k runners mile 4.7 English Town.
  4. 13.1 Mi
    • 2nd aid station Woods parking lot mile 3.7.
    • 3rd aid station 6.9 English Town.
    • 4th aid station 10 miles Mockingbird parking lot.
    • Finish 13.1

Entry Fees:$70 /Half Marathon   $65 10k  $60/5k run mi    Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. T-shirt cost, $20.00 is non-refundable even if the event is cancelled but you do get the T-shirt if you ordered one.

Info: Pre-registered runners can receive a t-shirt if registered by Dec 26. Active Military receive a 15% discount.

Food will be served to runners after the run.

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February 22, 2014
Folsom South Side Trail Run
 
Folsom South Side Trail Run
Folsom, CA
February 22, 2014
 
Distances:   38 mi    50 K    21 mi    13.1 mi    10 K
 
8:00 AM - all distances start.     9 hour time limit. Rain or Shine!

95% single track 5% dirt road. The course is primarily run on the South Side Trail. All very appealing single track, great running, some technical sections. Gentle rolling hills in El Dorado Hills, trail parallels Folsom Lake, oak trees, lush green grass, nice scenery, views of Folsom Lake, surrounding foothills and some views of the Sierras. 10k, 21 miler out and back. 50k at Salmon Falls aid station does a clockwise loop returning to the South Side Trail. 38 milers at Salmon Falls aid station continue East to the Sweetwater Trail and turnaround at the SRA aid station and return to Salmon Falls aid station looping around back to the South Side Trail returning to the finish.

Start/Finish Folsom Point at the picnic tables in the Northeast corner of Folsom Point. Bathrooms available. At the start of the race all runners after crossing over the dam turn LEFT onto the South Side Trail.

  • Mileage to the 1st aid station 3.1 Mi - Turnaround for 10k
  • 2nd aid station 6.5 Mile. Turnaround for 13.1 milers
  • New York Creek (Water Stop) 10.6 Mi - Turnaround for 21 milers
  • Salmon Falls 3rd aid station - 15.5 Mi - Turnaround for 50k
  • SRA parking lot 4th Aid Station - 19 Mi Turnaround for 38 milers
You can leave your drop-bag at the START/FINISH which we will deliver to the second or third aid station and will be returned to you at the START/FINISH line. Parking nearby at Falcon Crest parking lot to reach the 3rd aid station by foot. See Drop Bags info below.

Course:   See maps by clicking the mileage buttons.

Aid: Four fully stocked aid stations.

Directions: Traveling East on Hwy 50, Exit Folsom Blvd North (left). Right on E. Natoma St. Left on Folsom Point into park. Traveling West on Hwy 50, exit Bidwell North (right). Right on Blue Ravine Rd. Left on Natoma St. Right into park Folsom Point.   Park phone: 916-988-0205

Parking: Ample parking at boat ramp. Cost: $10.00 for day use.

Trial Briefing.

6:45 am park opens.

  • Entrance to park marked with Pink Ribbons.
  • Start/Finish area North/East corner. As you drive in, stay to the right.
  • 7:00 am Registration/Runner check in. Pre-registered runners pick up their shirts/Bibs/pins. Bathrooms available next to registration area - Start/Finish.
  • Bibs
    • Yellow    38Mi, 50k
    • Red         21Mi, 13.1
    • Black     10k
  • 7:50 am Trail Briefing
  • 8:00 am Start all distances

Course and how it will be marked.

  • Start/Finish next to registration area.
  • Course markings
    • Primarily Pink Ribbons - All distances.
    • Signs on 3ft wooden stakes indicating Distance & Direction Arrows. Gypsum (White powder) on the ground indicating Distance and Direction Arrows.
    • At Aid Station 2, I will have Yellow Ribbons directing the runners into and out of aid station (2). I will also have a SIGN POSTED at Aid Station with a arrow directing you. Aid Station 2 is located 200 yards off of the South Side Trail at the end of Fitch Wy.
  • All Runners: you will run across the dam. At the end of the dam, turn Left on to the South Side Trail Single track. Pink Ribbons.
  • 38 milers Attention at the 3rd Aid Station, mile 15.5, Old Salmon Falls Parking lot, you will begin to follow Orange Ribbons - OUT & BACK, returning to Old Salmon Falls Aid Station. Attention 38 mile runners shortly after leaving Aid Station 3, Old Salmon Falls parking lot at mile 15.5, you will have to cross a low creek but the creek crossing could be risky especially if you try to cross using the rocks which are very unstable. When you come up on the creek to the right a tree has fallen across the creek which might be your best option if you do not want wet feet. It still can be very risky choosing this method. You might want to just cross the creek and get your feet wet. This section is a out and back you will be forced to cross this creek again. 38 mile runners you may want to have a extra pair of socks & shoes at Aid Station 3. DROP BAGS are allowed at Aid Station 3
  • Aid Station 1 has been moved 300 yards further EAST out on the trail than marked on the map. It is 300 yards prior to the first aid station. ALL distances will cross a road inside the park. Runners please use extreme caution. Attention ALL runners will cross this road twice. Out & back.
  • 38 milers after returning to Old Salmon Falls Aid Station you will follow Pink Ribbons, returning to the START/FINISH. Runners will run up the paved road 1/4 mile turn left onto dirt road. Follow Pink Ribbons and direction arrows.
  • 10k runners will turn around at the Aid Station #1 and return to the Finish. A sign will be posted - 10k Turn Around. The Aid Station was moved 300 yards further East up the trail. Attention 10k runners, you now will cross over the road leading into Browns Ravine. All runners please use caution running both directions crossing the road.

Attention 38Mi, 50k, 21Mi after passing the 1st Aid Station 10k Turn around, you will cross a ROAD. Please use Caution. You will cross this ROAD returning to the finish.

Attention I hope to have a person along the trail directing the runners to the Aid Station then back onto the course.

Attention 38Mi, 50k, 21Mi approximately at mile 6.5 SIGNS will be POSTED to turn RIGHT directing you to the 2nd Aid Station. However, this is optional. You do not have to turn into this Aid Station. The turn into Aid Station 2 will be highlighted with YELLOW RIBBONS.

Attention 38Mi, 50k, 21Mi after leaving the 2nd Aid Station continue the course turning RIGHT where you came in to the Aid Station.

Attention 38Mi, 50k, 21Mi you will return to this Aid Station again returning to the finish.

Attention Returning to this Aid Station turn LEFT to get to the aid station. Leaving this aid station for the LAST TIME returning to the FINISH turn LEFT.

Attention 21 milers. Turn around for 21 milers at New York Creek after crossing over the BRIDGE - a water jug will be there. A sign will be POSTED 21 mile Turnaround. Turn around location will be marked.

Attention 38 milers.

  • Runners SPLIT at the 3rd Aid Station Old Salmon Falls parking lot Aid Station.
  • 38 milers turn LEFT at the Aid Station following Orange Ribbons, Out and Back, returning to the Old Salmon Falls parking lot.
  • 38 milers turn around at the end of the Sweet Water Trail mile 19; an aid station will be there.
  • 38 milers after returning to the Old Salmon Falls aid station TURN LEFT up the HILL into the Falcon Crest parking lot please return following the Pink Ribbons. After returning to the Salmon Falls aid station the 2nd time, the 38 milers will return to following PINK RIBBONS to the finish. The 38 milers will run up the paved road through the dirt parking lot at Falcon Crest, turn RIGHT onto a single track trail HIGHLIGHTED with PINK RIBBONS. 38 milers follow PINK RIBBONS, gypsum arrows down to the South Side Trail. Turn LEFT at T intersection WEST returning to the finish.

Attention 50k and 38 milers runners please read below.

  • 38 milers, 50k Runners.
  • After leaving the Old Salmon Falls aid station continue up the hill to the Falcon Crest dirt parking lot Pink Ribbons you will run a Clockwise Loop returning to the South Side Trail
  • 38 milers, 50k run through the dirt parking lot look to the RIGHT - Pink Ribbons, will be hanging to show where to enter onto a single track trail. You will be running a Clockwise loop.
  • You will run DOWN a dirt road turning LEFT onto the South Side Trail returning to the finish.

Attention 50k and 38 milers runners and CREWS, please read below. New Info and updates

The 38 milers will utilize the Old Salmon Falls Aid Station twice and the 50k runners once. Aid Station 3 at mile 15.5 is located at Old Salmon Falls parking lot. This year the state parks will have the gates open at Old Salmon Falls parking lot. Crews may drive down into the parking lot to see there runners. Drive slowly please. Attention crews you may also park in the Falcon Crest dirt parking lot and walk down to the aid station. Crews when you turn left into the Falcon Crest parking lot the aid station will be on your right down the hill. Follow the paved road straight down.

  • 38 milers, 50k Runners, and CREWS only.
  • The 38 milers will utilize the Old Salmon Falls aid station twice and the 50k runners once. Aid Station 3 at mile 15.5 is located at Old Salmon Falls parking lot. This year the state parks will have the gates open at (Old Salmon Falls) parking lot.Crews may drive down into the parking lot to see there runners. Drive slowly please. Attention crews you may also park in the Falcon Crest dirt parking lot and walk down to the aid station. Crews when you turn left into the Falcon Crest parking lot the aid station will be on your right down the hill. Follow the paved road straight down.
  • 38 mile crews that would like to see their runners at mile 19 the turn around will have the opportunity this year at the SRA parking lot. The SRA parking lot is the next aid station for the 38 milers.
    • Directions
    • CREWS after leaving aid station 3 Old Salmon Falls parking lot. Turn LEFT onto Salmon Falls Road. Drive approximately two miles - five minutes. The SRA parking lot will be on your LEFT. ATTENTION CREWS - DO NOT CROSS OVER SALMON FALLS BRIDGE. The SRA parking lot will be 1/4 mile before Salmon Falls Bridge on the LEFT. The aid station will be in the very back of the parking lot. You will see the aid station.
  • 38 mile CREWS after leaving the SRA Aid Station you may return to Aid Station 2 at Old Salmon Falls parking lot to see your runner for the last time until the finish.
    • Directions
    • Turn RIGHT onto Salmon Falls Road. Drive for two miles - five minutes. Turn RIGHT into the Falcon Crest parking lot park or drive down to see your runner. To finish Turn RIGHT onto Salmon Falls Road. Please refer to the other more detailed crew directions to the finish.

Entry Fees: $110 /38mi      $100 /50K      $90 /21mi      $70 /13.1mi      $65 /10K      Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. T-shirt cost, $20.00 is non-refundable even if the event is canceled but you do get the T-shirt. Pre-registered runners will receive a t-shirt if registered by February 13. Active Military receive a 15% discount. Bibs handed out on event day.

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March 8, 2014
Sanborn Park Trail Challenge
 
Sanborn Park Trail Challenge
Saratoga
March 8, 2014
 
Distances:   Half Marathon    9 m    4.2 m
 
8:30am All distances
 

This run is in Sanborn Park situated in the hills above Saratoga. Course description, 95% single track, extremely mountainous, very technical, lushly wooded, mixed evergreen forest, featuring Redwood, Douglass Fir, Oak Madrone, and Tanbark Oak. The address is 16055 Sanborn Rd. Saratoga, CA 95070. You can reach the park office at: (408) 867-9959  

Courses:  Please click above on the distance button for a detailed course map.

Elevations: 13 Mile   Elevations
Elevations: 9 Mile   Elevations
Elevations: 4.2 Mile   Elevations

 

On the day of the event.

  • 7:00 am Sanborn Park will open.
  • 7:30 am Runner check in to receive bib numbers and pins. Race day registration will be available.
  • Pre registered runners that paid for shirts will receive them.
  • Yellow bibs - 13.1 milers
  • Red bibs - 9.0 milers
  • Black bibs - 4.2 milers
  • 8:20 am trail briefing.

Aid stations: 2 fully stocked aid stations and a water station for the 9 and Half Marathon runs. Two aid stations for the 4.2 mile run.

Course Description

13.1 miler - 90% single track, 10% fire road. Single track beautiful trails, very technical in some sections, plenty of very runnable sections surrounded by towering redwoods and lush green ferns. Extremely mountainous long climb up to the first Aid Station located at mile 4.5. Single track trail levels off at the top, running along the Skyline Ridge Trail. You will now run onto a fire road turning LEFT running a out and back - Clockwise Loop returning to the Skyline Ridge Trail Aid Station. You will now enjoy reversing the course you ran up and fly down to the finish.

9.0 miler please refer to the 13.1 mile course description. Out and back to the first aid station located at mile 4.5. Awesome course very challenging and rewarding. Be safe running back down from your turn around at the Aid Station.

4.2 miler - 70% single track, 30% fire road you will run up a incredible single track trail same course as the 13.1 miler and 9.0 miler. At approximately mile 2.5, you will split from the other two distances turning LEFT onto another single track trail nearing your Aid Station at the end of your single track leading onto a fire road. All down hill. Have a blast. You will first have a very sharp LEFT turn ahead, then a RIGHT nearing the finish. Run safely, especially if it is wet and muddy.

Trail Briefing: The course will be marked with ribbons on clothes pins. Signs 8x11 on 3ft wooden stakes with distances and direction arrows. Gypsum, white chalk, on the ground showing direction arrows and distances.
13.1 & 9.0Mi follow Pink Ribbons and Signs. At approx. 2.5 miles you split from the 4.2 milers continue up, veer right follow Signs and Pink Ribbons. You will pass through 2 water stops before reaching your 1st aid station.
Half Marathoners after passing through your 1st aid station at Skyline Trail you will run 1.5 miles, run through a parking lot; be prepared to turn around at paved road. Do not cross over the paved road. I will have signs posted 13.1 Turn around and a person telling you to turn around. Continue to follow signs and ribbons.
9.0 milers Out and back, follow Pink Ribbons and Signs on clothes pins. At the 1st aid station at Skyline Trail turn around and come back on the exact course following the pink ribbons down.
4.2 milers Follow a counter clockwise loop marked by Orange Ribbons and Signs. Split at approx. 2.5 miles continue to follow Orange Ribbons only and 4.2Mi Signs to Finish.

Directions:   See directions for Sanborn Park

Parking:  $6.00 per car.

Entry Fees: $70 /Half Marathon    $65 /9 mi   $60 /4.2 mi  

Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. Pre-registered runners will receive a t-shirt if registered by February 18 if you want one. Deduct $20 if you do not want a t-shirt. Mail-in applications must be received by the Wednesday before the event. Active Military receive a 15% discount.

Info: Pre-registered runners will receive a t-shirt if registered by February 26. T-shirt cost, $20.00 is non-refundable even if the event is canceled but you do get the T-shirt. Bibs handed out on event day.

Food will be served to runners after the run.

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March 22, 2014
Mt Umunhum 100k - 50 mile - 50k
 
Mt Umunhum 100k - 50 mile - 50k
San Jose, CA
March 22, 2014
 
Distance:   100k    50m    50k
 
5:00 AM - 100k and 50 miler start
8:00 AM - 50k start
Cut-off times/time limits:  There is a 18 hr time limit. A cut off time will be implemented at the Mockingbird parking lot aid station. Cut off time will be posted on the website ASAP. Other cutoff times maybe posted. The 100k event actual distance is 64 miles.
Minimum Sign-ups:  There is a 10 person minimum. Close of online registration is 10:00 pm on March 21, the Friday before the event. Same day registration is available at the Start/Finish.
Attention out of town runners: recommended hotel accommodations.
  • Summit Hotel
  • located near this event in South San Jose
  • 399 Silicon Valley Blvd
  • San Jose,CA 95138
  • 408 972 7800
    • Directions
      Head south on Silicon Valley Blvd toward Rue Ferrari
      Stay straight on Silicon Valley Blvd
      Continue onto Bernal
      Turn Right onto CA-85 N
      Merge onto CA-85 N: about 5 mins
      Take the Almaden Expwy Exit
      Turn Left onto Almaden Expwy: about 9 mins
      Turn Right onto Almaden Road: about 1 min
      Turn Right onto Grimley Ln
      Turn Right Mockingbird Hill Ln: about 1 min
      Destination will be on the left.

Start/Finish Almaden Quicksilver Park/Mockingbird entrance, Santa Clara County Park. The course will be in Almaden Quicksilver Park and Sierra Azul. Both parks will be entirely utilized. Park opens 3:45 am.

Course descriptions:
See Course Maps below for maps and mileages to aid stations and water stops.

  • The start/finish is at Almaden Quicksilver Park's Mockingbird entrance. The runners travel from the Mockingbird entrance to the Hicks/Wood Road entrance then into Sierra Azul.
  • All runners enter into Sierra Azul with the 50M and 100K runners utilizing ALL of Sierra Azul. The 50K runners turn around at Aid Station 2. All runners then re-enter Almaden Quicksilver Park.
  • All runners proceed through Almaden Quicksilver Park and return to the Mockinbird entrance.
  • 50K and 50M runners then continue on one final 2.4 mile loop in Almaden Quicksilver Park and return to the Mockinbird entrance. 100K runners then continue on one final 15.6 mile loop in Almaden Quicksilver Park and return to the Mockinbird entrance.

Course maps:

Elevations: will be posted here.
Mileage: Milages at Aid Stations and Water Stops

There will be fully stocked aid stations. Details coming soon.

Brief course description. This course is very challenging, hilly, scenic, panoramic views, appealing, rewarding, shaded sections, lots of exposure primarily dirt roads, some single track in Almaden Quicksilver Park. The race starts in Almaden Quicksilver Park at the Mockingbird entrance parking lot and the runners will immediately run into Sierra Azul. Runners will utilize the entire Sierra Azul Park returning into Almaden Quicksilver Park near the mile 34 mark. The rest of the course is in Almaden Quicksilver Park.

Directions: See directions coming on this site

Parking: Parking will be available in the Mockingbird parking lot and surrounding neighborhoods. Please be very quite and considerate especially in the very early morning.

General Information:


Location Start/Finish Almaden Quicksilver Park/Mockingbird entrance, Santa Clara County Park.
The course will be in Almaden Quicksilver Park and Sierra Azul. Both parks will be entirely utilized.
Park opens 3:45 am and race is closes at 10:30 pm.
Runners check in on race day; registration opens at 4:00 am at picnic tables in Southeast corner of parking lot. Packet Pick Up will be the morning of the race from 4:00am to 4:45am. Packet Pick Up will also be available on Friday afternoon at the Mockingbird parking lot from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Trail briefing 4:50 am for 100k and 50 milers.
Start of race 5:00 am for 100k and 50 milers. 300 runners allowed for this event.

Attention runners: lights will be needed and required in the morning. Lights can be dropped off at aid stations and will be returned to the finish.
Trail briefing 7:50 am for 50k runners.
Start for 50k runners: 8:00 am.
Attention any runners projected to be still on the course after 7:00 pm will be required to have a light.

Trail Markings The trail will be marked with glow sticks for the morning sections and some of the evening sections. The course will be marked with different colored ribbons, signs, and gypsum arrows.

Course sections: description of how each section is marked, the color for each ribbon.

Section 1


PINK RIBBONS Start into and out of Sierra Azul - approximately mile 0 to 34.

Section 2


ORANGE RIBBONS Leaving Sierra Azul entering back into Almaden Quicksilver - approximately Mile 34 to 48.

Section 3 - MILE 48


Attention 100k runners. RED RIBBONS Leaving Mockingbird to aid station located at Mine Hill and Cinnabar Trail. BLUE RIBBONS after aid station approximentally last 5 miles.

Section 3 - MILE 48
Attention 50Mi/50k runners. GREEN RIBBONS Leaving Mockingbird. Run 2.4 mile clockwise loop. Return to Mockingbird for FINISH

Crew Info:

Drop bags will be available at the Start/Finish the Mockingbird parking lot. Runners can pick up lights when returning to this aid station if needed. GU gels at Aid Stations. Fluid Gu2o.
a $10 parking fee will be charged for any crews wanting to park and follow their runner at the Woods parking lot aid station. Parking is limited. Please have exact change pay $10 cash at the entrance of the Woods parking lot to attendant.
Runners crews please reserve a parking spot early by registering early and requesting a parking spot. Please email me this info ASAP.

Rules:

  • No littering.
  • Runners must be compliant to all cutoff times.
  • Runners must check in prior to the start of the race.
  • Runners must start at 5:00 am no early starts or late starts.
  • Bibs are designated only for that person that registered for the race.No selling bibs.
  • Runners must where bibs and able to be seen.
  • Runners must stay on designated course.
  • Runners must complete course on there own.
  • Runners are not allowed any assistance in between aid stations unless there is an emergency.
  • Runners are not allowed to have any running supplies stored along the course.
  • Runners and crews must be considerate of all other park visitors.
  • Runners and crews must obey all authorities traffic laws & be considerate to all park visitors.
  • Runners please always give the right away to all other visitors on the trails and horses.
    Pacers
  • Pacers may be picked up at mile 48.
  • Your pacer may join you at the start/finish Mockingbird parking lot Aid Station. Pacers are not allowed to carry supplies for the participant in the race.

Bathrooms:
Bathrooms will be available at the start/finish Mockingbird parking lot Aid Station mile 48. Entrance to Sierra Azul mile 4.7 and exiting the park at mile 34 back into Quicksilver Park. Kennedy aid station.

Detailed sequence for crews to see their runners.

    In sequence you will be able to see your runner.
  1. Crew access start/finish Almaden Quicksilver Park the Mockingbird entrance.
  2. Woods parking lot. Location Hicks Road and Mt Umunhum. Parking will be available in the Woods parking lot. Runners will come into this aid station twice. Parking in the Woods parking lot is limited. Crew access will be permitted in the order the runner signs up request and reserves parking. Crews you may leave this location to continue to follow your runner and we will reserve your parking spot for when your runner returns to this Aid Station.
  3. Crew access Alma Bridge Road off of Hwy 17. Very limited parking please. Use caution regarding the traffic in this area. Crews look for PINK RIBBONS on your left marking the course for the runners for when and where to park. Parking will be on your right after crossing Alma Bridge Road. You will see your runner once at this location.
  4. Kennedy entrance Aid Station into Sierra Azul Park is on Kennedy Road. Please park across the street. Please be considerate of the neighborhood. Please use caution when crossing Kennedy Road. You will see your runner once.
  5. Crew access next location the Woods parking lot aid station. Reserved parking only.
  6. Crew access McAbee entrance. You may hike into the Aid Station located at Mine Hill Trail and Guadalupe Trail. You will see your runner twice. Same area, less of a hike. Your runner will turn around at the very end of the New Almaden Trail at the intersection of New Almaden Trail and Senador Mine Trail.
  7. Crew access Start/Finish Mockingbird parking lot Aid Station.
  8. Crew access Almaden Quicksilver Park Hacienda entrance in New Almaden. Aid Station located in back of the parking lot.
  9. Crew access Start/Finish Mockingbird parking for FINISH. Congratulations ALL.

Drop Bags

  1. Start/Finish Mockingbird parking lot aid station. Runners once.
  2. Woods parking lot Aid Station. Runners twice.
  3. In Sierra Azul aid station located at the Woods Trail, Limekiln Trail and Preistrock Trail. Runners twice.

Directions for the crews to find their runners.

    Directions. Please have park maps the day of the race with you. Almaden Quicksilver Park and Sierra Azul
  1. From Start to the Woods parking lot & Hacienda parking lot. - Turn right onto Almaden Road drive aproximentally three miles the Hacienda parking lot is on the right.To the Woods parking lot continue on New Almaden Road drive passed the reservoir on left.Turn right onto Hicks Road. At four way stop sign turn right into the Woods parking lot.
  2. Kennedy Aid Station from the Woods parking lot. - Turn right onto Hicks Road,left onto Shannon Road,left onto Kennedy Road.
  3. Alma Bridge Road. - Continue on Kennedy Road into Los Gatos,get onto Hwy 17 South towards Santa Cruz. Get off at bridge leading over highway, go over highway get onto Hwy 17 North towards San Jose, exit onto Alma Bridge Road, continue on Alma Bridge Road until crossing over bridge park on right. Your runner will be running the same direction you parked but on the opposite side of the road. Your runner is NOT ALLOWED TO CROSS THE ROAD. This is a requirement of Santa Clara County Roads and Airports for my permit. Thanks
  4. From the Kennedy aid station to the McAbee entrance to Almaden Quicksilver Park. - Take Kennedy East, turn right onto Shannon Road, left onto Hicks Road, right onto Camden Avenue, right onto McAbee Road. Turn off of Camden Avenue onto McAbee, drive to the end of McAbee the park entrance is on your right.
  5. To the Woods parking lot aid station from Kennedy. - Take Kennedy East, turn right onto Shannon Road, turn right onto Hicks Road, turn left at four way stop sign Hicks Road and Mt Umunhum.
  6. To the finish from McAbee. - Take McAbee to Camden Ave, turn right onto Camden Ave, turn right onto Almaden Expressway, turn right onto Almaden Road, turn right onto Mockingbird Hill Dr; Almaden Quicksilver Park the Mockingbird entrance will be on your left.

Entry Fees: $160 /100k    $120 /50 miles    $100 /50k   
Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. Pre-registered runners will receive a t-shirt if registered by March 12. T-shirt cost, $20.00 is non-refundable even if the event is cancelled but you do get the T-shirt if you ordered one.

Info: Pre-Registered runners will receive a shirt. Bibs handed out on event day.

Food will be served to runners after the run.

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April 5, 2014
Santa Teresa County Park - King Richard Annual ALERT     Event is on, Rain or Shine
  
 
Santa Teresa County Park - King Richard Annual
San Jose, CA
April 5, 2014

Distances:    Half Marathon    10 k    5 k mi
 
8:45 AM - all distances start   8:00 AM - park opens    
 
To see trail maps, click on the milage buttons above.

Half Marathon   50% dirt roads, 50% single track, very hilly, awesome country, challenging with technical sections and rocky sections; covers most of the park; 4 aid stations.

10k   75% dirt roads, 25% single track; very hilly, steep climbs, tough course, lots of great runnable sections, very enjoyable, 3 Aid stations.

5k   100% dirt road, very hilly, steep climbs, tough course, very rewarding, great downhill run to the finish; 1 Aid Station.

Aid: Four fully stocked aid stations.  

Directions: Santa Teresa County Park is located at the southern end of the Santa Teresa Hills. From Santa Clara Valley, take US 101 or Highway 85 to the Bernal Road exit. Proceed west 1.3 miles on Bernal Road and cross Santa Teresa Boulevard toward the Santa Teresa Hills. Bernal Road continues past the park's Santa Teresa Golf Club, winding up into the hills. The Pueblo Day Use Area is located off Bernal Road in a small open valley in the hills.The Ranger Station for Santa Teresa County Park is located at Hellyer County Park (408) 225-0225.

Trail Briefing

8:00 am park opens.
8:00 am Runner check in. Race day registration: pick up shirts, bibs and pins
8:35 am Trail briefing at the start/finish.
8:45 am start of race

13.1 mile - Yellow bibs

10k - Red bibs

5k - Black bibs

Course markings:

The course will be marked with the following:
Ribbons will be connected to clothespins on bushes, trees, etc. Keep your head up looking for ribbons. Runners only run in the direction the GYPSUM arrows are indicating. NEVER against the arrows.

Orange ribbons - 5k

Blue ribbons - 10k

Pink ribbons - 13.1 mile

Signs including distances and direction arrows; 8x11 signs connected to 3ft wooden stakes on the side of the trail. Gypsum (white chalk) on the ground including distances and direction arrows. Runners please pay attention at all intersections.

  1. Attention ALL runners will first run the 5k course. Following ORANGE RIBBONS/Signs/Gypsum distances and arrows. The 5k runners will run 3.1 miles returning to the start/finish. 5k runners will have one water stop, unmanned.
  2. The 13.1 milers and 10k runners will enter into the 2nd Aid Station. Volunteers will be helping at this Aid Station. At this point the 13.1 milers and 10k runners will begin to follow Blue Ribbons. The 13.1 milers and 10k runners after the Aid Station will follow BLUE RIBBONS/Signs/Gypsum distances and arrows. The runners will return to this Aid Station before returning to the start/finish. The 10k runners will finish by returning to the start/finish line.
  3. Attention 13.1 milers after returning to the start, you will continue following the PINK RIBBONS/Signs/Gypsum distances and arrows. There is a bathroom at the start/finish. 13.1 milers you will have two Aid Stations for this section. You will utilize the one Aid Station twice.
    Attention 13.1 milers immediately after leaving the Aid Station, you will cross a road please use EXTREME CAUTION returning to this Aid Station. You will cross the road once again.
    Attention 13.1 milers a bathroom is available along this loop; please refer to the course map.

Parking: There is a $6 parking fee per car.     The parking lot opens at 8:00 am.

Entry Fees: $70 /Half Marathon    $65 /10K  $60 /5k  
Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. Pre-registered runners will receive a t-shirt if registered by March 28 if you want one. Deduct $20 if you do not want a t-shirt. Mail-in applications must be received by the Wednesday before the event. Active Military receive a 15% discount.

Other Info: Pre-Register by March 26 to receive a t-shirt. Bib pickup is on Race Day for all events.

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April 26, 2014
Sierra Azul Trail Challenge
 
Sierra Azul Trail Challenge A timed event.
Los Gatos, CA
April 26, 2014
Note: Volunteers Needed to help drive runners from finish back to the Hacienda Entrance at Quicksilver.
volunteer
 
Distances: 50 mi    50k    18 mi    Half Marathon    10 k    5 ki
 
6:00 AM - 50 mi and 50k start   12 1/2 hour time limit.
8:00 AM - 18.8 Miler, Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k start
 
Elevations 50k:   Elevations
 
Elevations 18 Mile:   Elevations
 
Trail Images:   Images of the trail

Run in the shadow of Mt. Umunhum with the deer and a few of your favorite running pals. Set in the Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve, this one of a kind running event provides unique access to gorgeous trails and scenery not commonly viewed.  100% trail/fire road.  One of the toughest runs out there, this 50K challenge course has plenty of steep climbs and exposure to make sure you get a fantastic workout.  The 50k course covers the entire park.  You will not be disappointed.

Course:   The courses are out and back along Woods Trail from the Start/Finish line at the Hicks Road intersection. See the course maps on the mileage buttons above. 50k runners when they exit Lexington County Park onto Alma Bridge Road must run only on the shoulder or dirt and must stay off the road at all times until entering Sierra Azul Park.

Aid:   Four fully stocked Aid Stations .

Directions:   Sierra Azul Mt. Umunhum area is located off of Hicks Road.   Exit Highway 85 at Camden Ave.  (From southbound 85 turn left on Camden Ave.  From northbound 85 turn left on Branham Avenue and then turn left on Camden Ave.)   Travel on Camden Ave. about 1.6 miles. Turn right on Hicks Road.

New INFO:Parking: We will NOT be using Venture Christian Church for parking this year. There will be a shuttle service to the event from Almaden Quicksilver Park, the Hacienda entrance the OVERFLOW parking lot. This shuttle service will take 10 minutes to reach the start/finish.

Directions:   Driving Directions to Hacienda Trailhead: From Highway 85, take the Almaden Expressway exit south 4.5 miles to Almaden road. Exit to the right on Almaden Road and drive 3 miles along Almaden Road through the town of New Almaden to the unpaved parking lot on the right. The cross streets are Almaden Road and Bertram Road. PARKING: Free. There is a $10 fee for the shuttle that is not covered in the entry fee for the runners. We encourage you to provide exact change for the shuttle fee.

    Woods Parking Lot:
  1. Reserved parking in the Woods parking lot $10 per vehicle.
  2. Priority parking for the 6:00 am start for the 50 mile and 50k runners. In order for these runners to secure a parking spot they must be preregistered by 5:00 pm the Thursday before the race.
  3. If any parking spots are available in the Woods parking lot they will be given to the runners in the order they registered.
  4. Runners that will be allowed to park in the Woods parking lot will be emailed notifying them on Thursday around 5:30 pm.
    Schedule
  1. 4:30 am Hacienda entrance parking lot opens.
  2. 5:00 am first shuttle.
  3. 6:30 am first shuttle leaving for the 8:00 am start.
  4. 7:45 am last shuttle to start located at the Sierra Azul Parking lot/Woods Trail Head located at the intersection of Hicks Road & Mt Umunhum.
  1. Bathrooms will be available at the Start/Finish and at the Hacienda parking lot where the shuttle will be transporting the runners to the start.
  2. Cell phone reception is not very good at the Hacienda parking lot & the Start/Finish.
  3. Cell phone reception out on the course is good in most locations.
  4. Please have your directions figured out before the morning of the race.
  5. Runners please only park in the back at the Hacienda entrance in the overflow parking lot.
All runners will be returned to there cars at the Hacienda entrance to Almaden Quicksilver Park.

Pick Up/Drop Off:   Although spectators and friends may pick up/drop off runners at the trailhead, spectators may not park at either Woods or Sierra Azul lot to wait for runners. Thank you!

Food will be served to runners after the run.   Spectators/friends should bring sun-protection, chair, and supplies.

Maximum of 130 participants allowed so register early.  This Mid-Peninsula Open Space area is fragile so the park service has requested that runners minimize impact by running in small groups.  Please allow no more than two runners abreast on the trail.  Follow proper trail etiquette at all times.  See this link for information on common trail etiquette. 50k runners when exiting Lexington County Park please stay on the shoulder of Alma Bridge Road until entering onto the trail into Sierra Azul Park.

Drop Bag info:

50 milers and 50k runners: We will pick up your drop bags at the Start/Finish the morning of the race. Drop bags will be delivered to the Aid Station located at Limekiln Trail and Priest Rock Trail. The 50 mile runners will encounter this Aid Station three times. The 50k runners will encounter this Aid Station two times. 50 milers will also be able to leave a Drop Bag at the Start/Finish Aid Station - mile 31.

Trail Briefing:

Mosquito Repellant is highly recommended.

The course will be marked with ribbons on clothes pins, 8x11 signs with distances and direction arrows.

50 milers and 50k runners: It might be cold in the morning. Any extra outer ware can be dropped off at any Aid Station to be returned to the Start/Finish.

50 mile runners

  • The 50 milers will first run the 50k course returning to the (Start/Finish) mile 31 at the Woods Trail Head.
  • The 50 milers will go back out running the 18.8 mile course except at the 3rd aid station located at the intersection of the Woods Trail,Limekiln Trail & Kennedy Trail. The runners will run a (CLOCKWISE LOOP) running down Limekiln (WEST) for three miles to the aid station located at the intersection of Limekiln & Priest Rock. Attention 50 mile runners the 18.8 milers will run the Limekiln, Priest Rock & Kennedy loop COUNTERCLOCKWISE You will (REVERSE) this loop.
  • After leaving the aid station the runners will turn (Right) going up Priest Rock Trail for 1.4 miles.
  • Turn Right onto the Kennedy Trail for 1.4 miles returning to the aid station located at the intersection of the Woods,Limekiln & Kennedy Trails.
  • After leaving the aid station the runners will run down the Woods Trail for 6.5 miles returning to the finish. Attention 50 milers there is a 12.5 hr time limit. The 50 mile course will be marked with Signs in necessary locations and Yellow Ribbons.

50k runners

  • Follow Pink Ribbons the entire course.
  • Signs with 50k
  • At mile 6.5/the Aid Station/Intersection of (Kennedy & Limekiln)
  • Turn right onto Kennedy
  • Stay on the Kennedy Trail for 5.3 miles to the (Kennedy Road Aid Station) Turn around at the Aid Station. One portable toilet will be available at this aid station.
  • Go back up the Kennedy Trail 3.9 miles
  • Turn right onto Priest Rock Trail go DOWN 1.4 miles to the Aid Station located at the intersection of (Priest Rock & Limekiln)
  • Continue on Priest Rock 1.2 miles down to (Alma Bridge Road) Clockwise loop
  • Turn right at Alma Bridge Road Please only run on the (Right Shoulder) 1/4 mile or so DO NOT RUN ON THE ROAD OR CROSS THE ROAD
  • You will enter back into Sierra Azul on the Limekiln Trail (ON the RIGHT) running up 1.4 miles to the Aid Station at Limekiln & Priest Rock
  • You will continue on the Limekiln Trail 3.0 miles up to the Aid Station located at Limekiln & Kennedy
  • Now you will continue down on the Woods Trail 6.5 miles to the finish.

18.8 milers

  • Follow the Orange Ribbons for your entire course.
  • Follow signs 18.8
  • At mile 6.5 you will now do a Loop counter clockwise. Following ORANGE RIBBONS back to this Aid Station.
  • Turn right onto the Kennedy Trail 1.4 miles
  • Turn left onto Priest Rock Trail 1.4 miles down to the Aid Station located at the intersection of Priest Rock & Limekiln.
  • Turn left onto Limekiln Trail 3.0 miles up to the Aid Station located at Limekiln and Kennedy
  • Now you will run down on the Woods Trail 6.5 miles following Pink Ribbons to the finish.

13.0 milers

  • Out & back on the Woods Trail
  • Follow the Pink Ribbons
  • Turn around at the 3rd Aid Station located at Kennedy & Limekiln mile 6.5
  • I will have a sign posted (Turn around) for 13.0 milers
  • Reverse course back to the finish

10k runners

  • Out & back on the Woods Trail
  • Follow the Pink Ribbons
  • Turn around at mile 3.1 at the 2nd Aid Station
  • I will have a sign posted 10k (Turn around)
  • Reverse course back to the finish

5k runners

  • Out and back on the Woods Trail
  • Follow the Pink Ribbons
  • Turn around at the first Aid Station signs posted 5k Turn Around
  • Reverse course back to the finish

Cell Phone Info: At the Start/Finish we do have cell phone reception. At every aid station we have cell phone reception.

Crew Info: If a family or crew would like to follow their runner, they can do so only at the Kennedy aid station. Estimated time for a very fast runners arrival at the Kennedy aid station is 7:30 am which is 1.5 hours running time.
Directions/Parking/Concerns/Conduct Crew directions to the Kennedy aid station. Leaving the start and finish at Hicks Road and Mt Umunhum. Drive North on Hicks Road towards Venture Christian Church, on Camden past Guadalupe reservoir. Turn left onto Shannon Road. Turn left onto Kennedy Road. You will drive up to the top and the Park will be on the left. Please park directly across from the park´s entrance on the residential street. Please obey all parking signs and be especially respectful of the neighborhood we are impacting. Your runner will only utilize this aid station once. Thanks all. Please drive safely.

ATTENTION:

  • Pre Registered runners will pick up their bibs & shirts at the Sierra Azul parking lot (Start & Finish).
    • Yellow Bibs: 50 mi, 50k & 18.8 mi
    • Red Bibs: Half Marathon
    • Black Bibs: 10k & 5k
  • Race Day registration will be at the Hacienda Entrance to Quicksliver parking lot (see directions above). Registration will be provided at the Sierra Azul parking lot (Start & Finish) for runners that carpool with someone having a Woods parking lot reservation.
  • If the Woods parking lot is fully booked, see parking and shuttle instructions above.
  • There will be no parking available at the Sierra Azul parking lot.
  • Runners riding the shuttle: you may drop off your belongings at the Start/Finish before your run. We will put your property in a secure location.

Entry Fees:    $120 for the 50 mi,   $100 for the 50k,   $80 for the 18.8 miles,   $70 for the Half Marathon,   $65 for the 10k,  $60 for the 5k.   Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. Pre-registered runners will receive a t-shirt if registered by April 16 if you want one. Deduct $20 if you do not want a t-shirt. Mail-in applications must be received by the Wednesday before the event. Active Military receive a 15% discount.   The shuttle bus service is $10 not included in the registration fee.

Other Info: Bib pickup is on Race Day for all events.

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May 3, 2014
Pollock Pines - Run in the Pines
  
 
Pollock Pines - Run in the Pines
Pollock Pines, CA
May 3, 2014

Distances:    Half Marathon    10k    5k    5k
This is a timed event.
8:00 AM start - All distances       Time limit 9 hours
 
To see trail map, click on the milage buttons above.
All runners, walkers, and volunteers need to sign a waiver before starting their event. Walkers are welcome to participate in any of the events.

Location:

Start/Finish Sly Park Recreation Center Area Event Center.
Run around Sly Park Lake.   Course is primarily single tract run in beautiful Pollock Pines. Great running, some technical sections roots, rocks, very challenging course, no big climbs or long downhills.

  1. 50k - 3 loops around the lake.
  2. 20 mile - 2 loops
  3. 10 mile - 1 loop
  4. 5k out and back loops. The 5k runners will run the opposite direction of the other distances, West.

Directions: off of US Hwy 50, exit Sly Park Road, drive South on Sly Park Road 4.9 miles, Turn LEFT onto Mormon Emigrant Trail, drive 0.6 miles turn LEFT into Event Center, drive up road to Event Center. Pollock Pines is located ten minutes East of historic Placerville CA on US Hwy 50 about 30 minutes and 50 miles from South Lake Tahoe.
4771 Sly Park Road, Pollock Pines, CA 95726 This address is close to the start/finish.

Aid Stations Locations at start/finish area and the Hazel Creek Area.

Trail Briefing:

The trail is marked with pink colored ribbons.
On the Equestrian trail, the runners need to yield to the horses!

  • Event Center gate opens at 6:45 am.
  • Runner check in 7:00 am pick up shirts, bibs, pins
  • Trail briefing 7:50 am
  • Start time for all races 8:00 am
  • Distances: 50k, 20 mi, 10 mi, and 5k
  • Elevation: 3,500 ft.

Start/Finish across the street from the Event Center for the safety of all the runners.

  • At 7:45 am we will all walk across the street to start the race. Thanks.
  • Attention 50k, 20 mile and 10 mile runners you will encounter two road crossings per loop. Please use extreme caution when crossing roads.
  • Road crossings at 0.5 mile Mormon Emigrant Trail Road.
  • Road crossing approximately at 8 miles, Sly Park Road and Mormon Emigrant Trail Road.
  • First loop 50k, 20 mile, 10 mile first loop counterclockwise around the lake on the hiking trail. Two aid stations. Orange ribbons, signs, gypsum arrows.
  • 2nd loop 50k, 20 mile - 2nd loop counterclockwise again. 2nd loop will be run on the Equestrian trail on both sides of the lake. 2 Aid Stations. Pink ribbons, signs, gypsum arrows.
  • 3rd loop 50k clockwise loop, reverse 2nd loop on Equestrian trail. 2 aid stations. Pink ribbons, signs, gypsum arrows.

Race day registration is available. T-shirts and bibs are handed out on Race Day.

Parking: Parking is available at the Event Center.

Entry Fees: $100 /50k    $80 /20mi   $65 /10mi   $60 /5K  
Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. Pre-registered runners will receive a t-shirt if registered by April 24 at noon if you want one. Deduct $20 if you do not want a t-shirt. Mail-in applications must be received by the Wednesday before the event. Active Military receive a 15% discount.

Other Info: Pre-Register by May 9 to receive a t-shirt. Bib pickup is on Race Day for all events.

  • Camping Reservations made by www.eid.org or calling 530 295 6810
  • Activities at the lake:
    • Hiking
    • Biking
    • Horse back riding
    • Boating
    • Fishing

Lodging in Pollock Pines
Westhaven Inn 5658 Pony Express Trail 530 644 7800 www.westhaveninn.com

Food/Stores: Directly across the street from the park entrance.

  • Sly Park Resort www.slyparkresort.com and camping is available.
  • Country store: Knot Hole Bar & Grill great burgers. Eventbrite.com has a link to the store.
  • The historic Sportman's Hall for over 150 years GREAT FOOD 5620 Pony Express Trail-Camino,CA 95709.
  • Pizza Factory 6536 Pony Express Trail Pollock Pines CA 530 647 1944.
  • Fifty Grand Stake House Cocktails-Dinner 530 644 1580 6401 Pony Express Trail Pollock Pines CA.
  • The Forester Pub & Grill a FUN place 4110 Carson Road 530 644 1818 www.foresterpub
  • Gas in Pollock Pines/Camino at exits 55 and 56 Sly Park Road
  • Safeway store is located at Sly Park Road & Pony Express Trail.
  • A SUBWAY is also located across the street.
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volunteer
 
May 17, 2014
Calero Run
 
Calero Run
San Jose, CA
May 17, 2014
 
Distances:   5k    15ki    Half Marathon    25k    50k    50 mi
 
6:00 AM 50 mile and 50k start   8:00 AM 25k, Half Marathon, 15k, and 5k start

Cut-off times/time limits:  50 milers must be through Rancho Canada del Oro aid station by 4:30 pm
There is a 12 ½ hr time limit for all races.
 
Attention out of town runners: recommended hotel accommodations.
  • Summit Hotel
  • located near this event in South San Jose
  • 399 Silicon Valley Blvd
  • San Jose,CA 95138
  • 408 972 7800
    • Directions
      Turn right onto Bernal/WEST
      Turn Left onto 101 South
      Drive approximately 2 miles
      Take the Bailey exit
      Turn Right onto Bailey/West
      Take Bailey until it dead ends into McKean Rd approximately 2 miles.
      Turn Left onto McKean Rd
      Drive approximately 1/2 mile
      Turn Right into Calero Park
      Drive into Calero Park/parking is on the Right side
      Drive time approximately 15 minutes.

Beginning at Calero Park this trail run has everything! Experience awesome single track, great hills, dirt paths. It is a challenging, fantastic trainer for Western States that includes oak trees, exposure, good heat training, and panoramic vistas.

Courses:  Please click above on the distance button for a detailed course map.

Elevations:   Elevations

 

Four fully stocked aid stations

Directions:  The park is located off McKean Road. Traveling to the park, from central San Jose, take Almaden Expressway south. Turn right onto Harry Road, then left onto McKean Road.  From 101, exit on Bailey Avenue and head west until you reach McKean Road. Turn left onto McKean Road.  Calero Park entrance and parking lot are on the right side 0.5 mile.  Click here for a local map

Parking:  Carpooling is encouraged. Park at Calero Parking Lot on McKean Road.

Trail Briefing: 50Mi and 50k Runners Race day Reg: 5:20 am to 5:50 am check in and receive Pre Reg Runners Shirts. Yellow Bib numbers handed out. Trail Briefing at 5:50 am.
Drop bags at the Start and Finish

50Mi and 50k: start 6:00 am
Time limit 12hrs ½. Cutoff time for Rancho Canada del Oro Aid Station at 4:20 pm to return to Finish Mile 41 in Calero Park.
The Course will be marked with (Pink Ribbons) for your 25k Clockwise loop 25k Signs direction arrows and Gypsum, 25k and direction arrows. In Rancho Canada del Oro you will only follow Pink Ribbons. After running a 25k loop you will return here and then reverse the exact same course returning here again.
Attention! in Calero Park you will continue to follow the Pink Ribbons running a counterclockwise loop. Please follow 50k Signs direction arrows and Gypsum 50k direction arrows. In Rancho Canada del Oro again you will only follow the Pink Ribbons returning here for the 2nd time. 32 milers will be finished.
50 milers will now do a out and back course. Out 9 miles returning the exact same course to the finish, totaling 18 miles. Follow Yellow Ribbons Signs 50Mi and Gypsum 50Mi direction arrows.

25k 8:00 am Start - Trail Briefing: 7:50 am. You receive Red Bibs.

Half Marathon 8:00 am Start -Trail Briefing: 7:50 am. You receive Red Bibs.

  • 13.1 milers run the 15k course into the Rancho Canada del Oro Aid Station.
  • 13.1 milers now get onto the 25k course (Mayfair Trail). They run a Clockwise loop approximately 4.2 miles returning to this Aid Station at Rancho Canada del Oro.
    1. Clockwise loop leaving the Aid Station at the parking lot located at Rancho Canada del Oro. Runners start out on the Mayfair Trail. Mayfair Trail to the Aid Station located at Mayfair and Longwall.
    2. Runners run down the Longwall Trail to the Serpentine Trail returning to the Aid Station located at Rancho Canada del Oro.
  • The 13.1 milers turnaround at the aid station return to the finish now using the 15k course on the single track Serpentine Trail.
  • 13.1 milers follow the Blue ribbons.

15k 8:00 am Start - Trail Briefing 7:50 am. You will receive Black Bibs. In Calero Park follow 9Mi Signs Gypsum arrows into the Aid Station located in the Rancho Canada del Oro Parking lot. You will turn around at that (Aid Station) after leaving the Aid Station you will take another course returning to the finish here. Follow 15k Signs and Orange Ribbons Gypsum arrows.

5k 8:00 am Start - Trail Briefing: 7:50 am. You will receive Black Bibs. You will stay inside Calero Park. You will run a Clockwise loop. Follow the green ribbons. Follow 5k Signs Gypsum arrows.

Drop Bags: Drop bags maybe left at the start/finish for the 50 mile and 50k.
We will have two drop bag locations for runners:
    a. The Start/Finish.
    b. Aid Station located at the Rancho Canada del Oro parking lot.

50mi will be able to access their drop bags at the Start/Finish twice.
50k will be able to access their drop bags at the Start/Finish once.

Crew info:
Please drive the speed limit and be respectful of the people living on Casa Loma Road.
Please check the course maps to follow your runner.
Crews may follow there runners by driving to Rancho Canada del Oro Aid Station located at Rancho Canada del Oro's parking lot

Directions from Calero Park to Rancho Canada del Oro Aid Station
1. Turn right onto McKean Rd
2. Drive approximately one mile on McKean Rd
3. Turn right onto Casa Loma Road
4. Drive approximately one mile on Casa Loma Road.Rancho Canada del Oro parking lot will be on your left.
5. The Aid Station is located next to the bathroom.
6. Please only park in Rancho Canada del Oro paved parking lot if there is plenty of parking available.
7. A overflow parking lot is available 1/4 mile past the paved parking lot on the left. Please park there and walk back to the Aid Station.

Attention Crews
To return to the Start/Finish location Calero Park
1. Drive on Casa Loma Road approximately one mile.
2. Turn left onto McKean Rd
3. Drive approximately one mile on Mckean Rd
4. Turn left into Calero Park returning to the Start/Finish location
Some crews may want to have these directions to follow their runner.

Entry Fees:   $60 /5k    $65 /15k    $70 /Half Marathon    $75 /25k    $100 /50k    $120 /50 mi     Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. T-shirt cost, $20.00 is non-refundable even if the event is cancelled but you do get the T-shirt if you ordered one.

Info: Pre-registered runners can receive a t-shirt if registered by May 8. Active Military receive a 15% discount.

Food will be served to runners after the run.

Maximum of 200 participants allowed so register early.

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June 7, 2014
Lovers Leap of Faith - Strawberry
GREAT TRAINER FOR WS100 & TRT
 
Lovers Leap of Faith - Strawberry
Strawberry, CA
June 7, 2014

Distances: 5k    10k    13.1 mi    18 mi    50k    50m
 
6:00 AM start - 50m, 50k      Time limit: 13 hours.
8:00 AM start - 18 miles, 13.1 miles, 10k, and 5k
 
Click on mileage buttons above for course maps. Elevation profiles are below. Click on the image to get a close up view.
Elevations 50m:   Elevations
Elevations 50k:   Elevations
 
Elevations 18 Mile:   Elevations
Elevations Half Marathon:   Elevations

Directions: See this Google map for Strawberry Lodge on HWY 50.

Overall Map for all distances: See this map.

Distances between Aid Stations See the Table of Distances

Pre-Race Briefing and Late Registration: Late race-registration will be available at Strawberry Lodge.
Race central Strawberry Lodge.

  1. Friday 7/26/13 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm runner check in. Shirts, bibs, pins can be picked up. Registration will be available in the banquet room.
  2. 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm trail briefing
  3. 6:30 pm dinner at the lodge inside or outside the lodge. The cost of the dinner is not included in the cost of the race. Runners are responsible for paying their own dinners.
  4. We encourage runners to stay at the beautiful Strawberry Lodge prior to the race and after.
  5. There will be a barbecue after the run. The cost for this is not part of the entry fee.

Potential Snow Conditions

  • We want to inform the running community that many sections of the courses may have snow in early June.
  • This event is scheduled three weeks before WS100 to allow those runners plenty of time to recover and hopefully insure their success. We are holding this event at this time for the runners that are in WS100 & TRT to allow them the opportunity to get some significant elevation training and running in the snow.
  • We will do are best to provide all of the Aid Stations in the appropriate locations designated on the course maps.
  • We will constantly update the website regarding the trail conditions and the impact of the snow.

Lodgings and accommodations. Location Start/Finish at Strawberry Lodge. Registration is on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Registration will either be inside the Strawberry Lodge in the back right side of the lodge or outside on the East side of the lodge. Please be very considerate to the Strawberry neighborhood and run with CAUTION on the road. The neighborhood is very low key and not much road traffic. Course in the beginning for a 1/4 of a mile Strawberry Ln is pavement until reaching 42 Mile Tract cabins. You will run on a dirt road for 100 yards turn LEFT uphill towards a cabin for 20 yards turn RIGHT onto a single track dirt trail. You will return to the finish this way.

Regarding lodging at the Strawberry Lodge, the night before the race we very much encourage anyone that would like to stay at the beautiful Strawberry Lodge to reserve rooms very early. The lodge has a limited capacity. The Strawberry Lodge, rooms, food and service is very impressive. You will enjoy your experience at the historic Strawberry Lodge. Please make sure that if you do reserve a room you will be able to receive a full refund if the event is not approved. You might be able to reserve a room without paying. Strawberry Lodge has showers available for $5 a person. Runners can get a shower before or after the run. Camping is available at the Lovers Leap Campground a few minutes from the Strawberry Lodge Start/Finish. Runners can contact the El Dorado Forest Service.

Race Day
The race will start and finish in front of Strawberry Lodge. Runners can park on the west side of the Strawberry Lodge in the dirt parking lot or on Strawberry Ln east of the lodge. No parking is permitted in front of the lodge unless you are staying there.

  • 5:00 am Runner check in/Race day registration.
  • 5:50 am Trail Briefing
  • 6:00 am 50 mile 50k
  • 7:50 am Trail Briefing
  • 8:00 am 18 mile, Half Marathon, 10k, 5k

Bib colors:

  • Yellow bibs - 50 milers, 50k, and 18 miler runners.
  • Red bibs - 13.1 mile runners.
  • Black bibs - 10k and 5k runners.

After the event we will have food and refreshments on the lawn in the back of the Strawberry Lodge a beautiful setting. We will have a barbecue for an additional cost. Regarding the barbecue please let us know prior to the event if possible, but it is not required so that the Strawberry Lodge will have a better idea of how many people to prepare for. Families and friends are more than welcome to join in the barbecue. We would like to make a family friendly atmosphere a party. The cost for the barbecue will be paid directly to the Strawberry Lodge. Food: chicken and burgers. When registration opens up please, let us know if your interested in the barbecue so the Strawberry Lodge will be prepared. We hope a lot of runners will be interested.

Attention 50 milers & 50k runners. After the Negro Flat aid station on the Caples Creek loop you will have a creek crossing Caples Creek. If the creek is high with water or you do not want to get your feet wet Please follow the ORANGE RIBBONS down stream a few minutes to cross over the creek by utilizing a fallen tree that you can use as a bridge. Fairly safe proceed with caution to a tree that has fallen over the creek. After arriving on the other side please follow the ORANGE RIBBONS up stream back to the main trail to the PINK RIBBONS.

Course: All of the course except for the 5k are primarily single track. You will love these courses running in our beautiful Sierra's Great country, awesome views, lakes, creeks, rivers, great air quality, high elevation, very challenging, appealing courses, lots of exposure, some shaded sections. The 50 mile, 50k and 18 mile courses will parallel the South Fork of the American River in a section of the course before and after Aid Station 2.

Parking: Parking will only be allowed in designated areas. Please do not park in front of the Strawberry lodge unless you are a guest there. Please use EXTREME CAUTION if you walk across Hwy 50.

Trail Briefing

Please be prepared for mosquitos. We will have repellent at all Aid Stations. Please have your sunscreen for the High Sierra sun.

Course markings:

  • 50 mile course: PINK RIBBONS until SPLIT at mile 23 Intersection, single track trail Buck Pasture and Strawberry Creek Trail.YELLOW RIBBONS out and back section. Returning to intersection right turn following PINK RIBBONS returning to the Strawberry Lodge. 50 milers Continue leaving the Strawberry Lodge following ORANGE RIBBONS a OUT and BACK section up and over Lovers Leap Mtn passing through an Aid Station located at Sayels Canyon. At 0.5 mile after the aid station you will turn around at a dirt road, Bryan Road, a SIGN will be posted TURN AROUND 50 mile/13.1. Reverse course returning to the Strawberry Lodge for your finish.
  • 50k PINK RIBBONS the entire course.
  • 18 mile PINK RIBBONS the entire course.
  • 13.1 mile ORANGE RIBBONS the entire course.You will run up and over Lovers Leap Mtn passing through a aid station located at Sayles Canyon. At 0.5 mile after the aid station you will turn around at a dirt road Bryan Road a SIGN will be posted TURN AROUND 50 mile/13.1. Reverse course running down to the bottom of Lovers Leap 11N19 aid station you will turn LEFT going up 11N19 there will be a designated turn around location. After the turn around you will return to the Strawberry Lodge following ORANGE RIBBONS after passing the aid station at the bottom of Lovers Leap.
  • 10k BLUE RIBBONS out & back course you will run up & over the top of Lovers Leap Mtn and turn around at a designated location.
  • 5k GREEN RIBBONS out and back

The courses will be marked with ribbons and signs indicating distances and direction using arrows and gypsum on the ground. White chalk.

ATTENTION 50k and 50 mile runners. You will have one creek crossing after the Aid Station.

ATTENTION ALL RUNNERS - Please have a course map with you on the course in case the course is disturbed.

Weather - Please be prepared for anything. Heat, cold, snow, rain, thunderstorms, wind

Drop bags

Drop bags for 50mi, 50k and 18 mile runners.

At the start the morning of the race we will have drop bag locations indicated. We will deliver the drop bags and return them to the finish.

  • 50 mile/50k drop bag info/drop bags will be picked up the morning of the race at the start.
  • Drop bag locations
    • 50 mile/50k Negro Canyon AID STATION/Runners you will pass through this aid station 2 times.
    • 50 mile Radio Tower AID STATION/Runners you will pass through this aid station 2 times.

  • 18 mile runners one location.
  • Caples Creek Aid Station - 2nd Aid Station

Crews instructions and directions see the Maps to the Aid Stations New info!

Four wheelers with clearance are required to access these two aid stations by the crews.

  • Negro Flat
  • Radio Tower/Camp Schnieder

50k and 18 mile runners.


Start/Finish Strawberry Lodge. Please get a El Dorado County map; this will help a lot. Please pay attention to how your driving the roads landmarks. You will return to the finish reversing your route. Signs AID STATION and BLUE RIBBONS will indicate where crews will turn to access the Aid Stations. ATTENTION CREWS these Aid Stations will only be marked for Aid Station 2 and the Aid Station located at 11N19 & 17E12 near LOVERS LEAP.

Information/Directions for the 50k and 18 mile crews to see their runner at 11N19 & 17E12 Aid Station.


Crews reverse your drive returning to Packsaddle Pass Road you will be able to see your runner one more time at 11N19 & 17E12 before the finish. When driving to Aid Station 5, you will be on Packsaddle Pass Road nearing Hwy 50. Approximately 1.5 miles before Hwy 50 turn RIGHT onto 11N19 dirt road. You may drive onto 11N19 and park PRIOR to the (SIGNS) (PARK) Always allowing EMERGENCY VEHICLES THROUGH ACCESS AT ALL TIMES. After parking you will need to hike a few hundred yards up the dirt road 11N19 VEER TO THE (RIGHT) to the aid station located at 17E12 the trail leading up to Lovers Leap Mtn.
The 50k runners will use this aid station twice. Then return to the FINISH The 18 milers once. Then returning to the FINISH.

Directions to Caples Creek Aid Station Aid Station 2

This only pertains to 50k and 18 mile runners/crews

Leaving the Strawberry Lodge. Turn LEFT onto US Hwy 50 WEST; drive 3/8 of a mile. Turn LEFT onto 42 mile tract PACKSADDLE PASS ROAD. Go over wooden bridge go to the RIGHT. Stay on Packsaddle Pass Road for 20 minutes. a long winding road - drive safely. You will reach the top; stay to the RIGHT, WEST. At Silverfork Road turn LEFT - up. Drive ten minutes South East go pass Silverfork campground on your RIGHT to Silverfork Trail Head on your LEFT. Attention do not cross over the bridge South Fork Of The American River. The aid station will be on the (LEFT) up a dirt road 1/4 mile. Drive or hike in. Please park on the side of the dirt road or on the side of Silverfork road. Emergency vehicles must be able to drive into these roads at all times.

Directions to 11N19 & 17E12 Aid Station. Next Aid Station for 18 milers
18 mile runners/crews.

  • Turn RIGHT down Silverfork Road North West.
  • Turn RIGHT onto Packsaddle Pass Road. Please refer to the bottom of the page the 50k crew directions to 11N19 & 17E12 Aid Station.

Directions to Schneider Camp

Drive time approximately 30 minutes you will very easily beat your runner - drive safely.

This only pertains to the 50 mile runners/CREWS

There may not be any race officials at this location but we will post a sign where to park and Yellow RIBBONS will mark the course. To access this area you will drive down a dirt road one mile or so which is not well maintained mostly flat some rough sections but can be accessed by most vehicles.

Leaving Caples Creek Aid Station Aid Station to Schnieder Camp. Continue up Silverfork Road 10 minutes to Mormon Immigrant Road/Iron Mtn Road. Turn LEFT onto Mormon Immigrant Road drive for five to ten minutes to Hwy 88. Turn LEFT onto Hwy 88 drive for fifteen to twenty minutes passing Silver Lake, Kirkwood & Caples Lake. Turn LEFT at the CAL TRANS MAINTENANCE STATION. Drive up the paved road passed the maintenance station onto the dirt road. Drive for a few minutes to Schneider Camp. Your runner will run pass you up a single track trail to the PCT trail. Turn around at the PCT trail return to where you are parked & then reverse there course.

Directions to the next Aid Station to see your runner.

  • Turn Right onto Hwy 88 West drive fifteen to twenty minutes.
  • Turn RIGHT onto Mormon Immigrant Road drive for five minutes.
  • Turn Right onto Silverfork Road drive for ten minutes.
  • Turn Right onto Packsaddle Pass Road fifteen minutes.
  • ATTENTION you will come to a FORK; go LEFT down continuing on Packsaddle Pass Road. Please refer to the directions below to 11N19 & 17E12 Aid Station.

Aid stations numbered.
Times aid stations OPEN/CLOSE times are estimated.
Crew Parking

Attention crews please always allow enough room for emergency vehicles to drive through.

Attention crews please check mileage to aid stations for the runners & crews/drive times.

Attention Runners we suggest you run with a cell phone if you would like to. You will have cell phone reception in many locations but not all areas.

  1. Negro Flat Aid Station: OPEN 6:30 am / CLOSE 12:00 pm or last RUNNER. 50Mi, 50k, 18Mi. Crew access allowed 4 wheel drive only with clearance. Crews follow signs Red Ribbons On paved and dirt roads directing crews to Aid Stations. Runners will utilize this aid station twice.
    A. Drive time for crews from the Strawberry Lodge to Negro Flat 25 minutes.
    B. Drive time to Caples Creek Trail (Aid Station) 25 Minutes.
  2. Caples Creek Trail Aid Station OPEN 7:30 am/CLOSE 10:00 am or last RUNNER. 50Mi, 50k Crew access allowed easily accessible on left off of Silverfork Road. Runners will utilize this Aid Station once.
    A. Drive time back to Negro Flat 25 minutes.
    B. Drive time to Camp Scheineder 30 minutes from Caples Creek Aid Station. Info only applies to the 50 mile runners.
  3. Radio Tower Aid Station OPEN 10:00 am/CLOSE 4:00 pm or last RUNNER. CUT OFF Time 5:00 pm. NO runner is allowed to leave this Aid Station after 5:00 pm. 50 milers will hit this aid station twice. No crew access/Crews may see their runners at Camp Scheinder twice.
  4. Lovers Leap TH Aid Station OPEN 8:00 am/CLOSE 7:30 pm. Crew access allowed. All DISTANCES Please park in designated parking locations.
    A. From the Strawberry Lodge drive time 10 minutes.
    B. Caples Creek Trail Aid Station drive time 30 minutes.
    C. Camp Scheinder drive time 1 hour.
  5. Sayles Creek Aid Station 50Mi, 13.1Mi limited crew access. Drive time from the Strawberry Lodge 10 minutes.

Start/Finish Strawberry Lodge Aid Station CLOSES 6:30 pm 50Mi crew access allowed, obviously.

Attention Runners any runner leaving the Strawberry Lodge aid station after 6:00 pm, you must have a light and cell phone if available please.

We will be posting additional course maps for runner and crew info driving maps to Aid Stations.

Thanks crews & runners any questions email or call.
Start/Finish Walt Gasper 408 533 2671
RD Troy Limb 530 409 2989

Entry Fees:   $60 /5k    $65 /10k    $70 /13.1 mi    $80 /18 mi    $100 /50k    $160 /50 mi    Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. T-shirt cost, $20.00 is non-refundable even if the event is cancelled but you do get the T-shirt if you ordered one.

Info: Pre-registered runners can receive a t-shirt if registered by May 29. Active Military receive a 15% discount. No penalty for race day registration.

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July 12, 2014
Rancho Canada del Oro
 
Rancho Canada del Oro
Morgan Hill, CA
July 12, 2014
 
 
Distances:   4 mi    9 mi    14 mi    24 mi    24 mi   
 
8:00 AM start    All distances.
 
Attention out of town runners: recommended hotel accommodations.
  • Summit Hotel
  • located near this event in South San Jose
  • 399 Silicon Valley Blvd
  • San Jose,CA 95138
  • 408 972 7800

Set in Rancho Canada del Oro   Open Space Preserve. 60% dirt roads, 40% single track, flat and hilly sections, ups and downs, oak trees, some exposure.

Courses:  Please click above on the distance button for a detailed course map.

Elevations:   Elevations

 

Trail Images:   Click Here for images of the trail

Three fully stocked aid stations

Directions:

    From Hwy 101 or 85
  1. West onto Bailey Avenue
  2. Left on Mckean Road 2.3 miles.
  3. Right onto Casa Loma Road.
    From Almaden Expressway South.
  1. Take Almaden Expressway South to the end.
  2. Turn right at traffic light Harry Road.
  3. Turn left at stop sign onto Mckean Road.
  4. Right onto Casa Loma Road.
Here is the site for this Open Spaces County Park: Map,

Click here for a local map

Parking:  Carpooling is highly encouraged as there is limited parking available. We have made arrangements for runners to be able to park at two locations 1) small overflow lot 1/4 mile past main parking lot on the left (40 car limit) which will fill up quickly and 2) Calero Park. The two parking lots are 5 minutes apart. From Calero Park you maybe either shuttled over by us or you may carpool from there with other runners. Please inform us if you can pick people up and how many or you would like to be picked up and how many people need a ride by emailing troy@tctruns.com (Subject: "Carpool List Rancho" Body of email: list your name, contact information, whether you need a ride to/from the Calero lot or whether you would be willing to drop off or pick up one or more fellow runners from Calero to the starting line)    Click here for more parking information.

Trail briefing

  • 7:50am trail briefing for all distances.
  • 8:00 am start for all distances
  • 4.2 milers follow Pink Ribbons and Signs - 4.2mi, gypsum numbers and arrows. The Finish is at the Aid Station.
  • 9.0 milers follow Orange Ribbons and Signs - 9.0mi, gypsum numbers and arrows. The Finish is at the Aid Station.
  • 14 milers First, complete 9.0 mile course. After leaving the Aid Station follow Blue Ribbons, Signs - 14mi, gypsum numbers and arrows. The Finish is at the Aid Station.
  • 24 milers
    1. Complete 9.0 mile course.
    2. Complete 14 mile course
    3. After leaving the Aid Station follow Pink Ribbons, Signs - 24mi, gypsum numbers and arrows. You will be running a 10 mile clockwise loop. The Finish is at the Aid Station.
  • 50k runners Complete steps 1,2, and 3 from the 24 mile course. After leaving the Aid Station follow Yellow Ribbons, Signs - 50k, gypsum numbers and arrows. The Finish is at the Aid Station.

Entry Fees:     $60 /4 mi   $65 /9 mi   $70 /14 mi   $80 /24 mi   $100 /50k      Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. T-shirt cost, $20.00 is non-refundable even if the event is cancelled but you do get the T-shirt if you ordered one.

Info: Pre-registered runners can receive a t-shirt if registered by June 25. Active Military receive a 15% discount.

Maximum of 200 participants allowed so register early.
Food will we served after the race at Rancho Del Oro.

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August 2, 2014
Echo Summit Trail Challenge
 
Echo Summit Trail Challenge
Adventure Mountain Snow Park, Echo Summit
Twin Bridges, CA
August 2, 2014

Distances:    5k    10 mi    10 mi    20 mi    50 k    50 mi    50 mi
 
5:00 AM - 100K start   6:00 AM - 50 mi and 50K start   8:00 AM - 20 mi, Half Marathon, 10 mi, and 5k start    
Cut-off times/time limits:  There is a 16 hr time limit for the 100K.  There is a 12 ½ hr time limit for all other races.
 
Please click above on the distance for detailed course maps and elevations!

Pre-Race Packet Pick up, shirts, bibs and Registration.
New Information: All pre-race registration, bibs, T-shirts, etc will be conducted on the day of the event. The old information was to meet at Strawberry Lodge the evening before the event. We will not be doing that this year.

8/9/14 Echo Summit Trail Challenge

  1. Location Start/Finish Adventure Mountain Lake Tahoe.
  2. Parking lot opens 4:00 am. Race day registration will be available. $5 a vehicle exact change please. Please either pay entering the parking lot to our volunteer or pay at runner check in/registration. Thank You
  3. 4:00 am runner check in/race day reg for 100K.
  4. 4:50 am trail briefing
  5. 5:00 am Start 100k. 16 hour time limit. We will be flexible. 9:00 pm race is over.
  6. 5:50 am Trail Briefing 50Mi, 50k
  7. 6:00 am 50Mi, 50k start. Time limit: 13.5hrs 6:00 am to 7:30 pm
  8. 7:50 am Trail Briefing 20Mi, 13.1Mi, 10Mi, 5k
  9. 8:00 am 20Mi, 13.1Mi, 10Mi, 5k start.
  10. Bathrooms are available.

Lights required at start and whenever runners will be running in the dark.

Drop bags for the 100K, 50 mile, 50k and 20 mile runners will be picked up the morning of the race at the start. One drop bag location Aid Station 2 Bryan Road. Drop bags will be returned during the day and at the end of the race to the START/FINISH.

Bib Colors:

  • Yellow - 50Mi, 50k, 20Mi
  • Red - 13.1Mi
  • Black - 10Mi, 5k

Course will be marked with the following.
Ribbons, Signs, Gypsum
Attention 100k runners first run 50 mile course returning to the finish then go back out to the 2nd Aid Station turn around returning to the start/finish. DONE
Attention 50 mile, 50k runners after aid station 2 you will see 1 sign that has 50M ^ 50k, 20M for your first loop on Lovers Leap follow that sign to the RIGHT down.
Attention 50 milers 2nd loop in that location follow sign: ^ 50M 2nd LOOP
100K, 50Mi, 50k, 20Mi, 13.1Mi, 10Mi: PINK RIBBONS
100K, 50Mi, 50k, TEN MILE Bryan Loop: ORANGE RIBBONS and Signs.
First loop for 100K, 50Mi 50k > runners follow sign on Bryan loop single track trail at mile 1 at first intersection turn RIGHT.
Attention 100K, 50 mile runners on your second Bryan Loop follow sign: 50M 2nd LOOP
5k: BLUE RIBBONS, Signs, Gypsum

Course description
A bathroom is available for the 100K, 50Mi, 50K, and 20 mile runners at Lovers Leap Campground. 100K and 50 mile runners will pass through twice. Primarily single track trail, some dirt roads, a little pavement,very runnable sections, technical sections, climbs, downhills, great scenery, views, creeks, and lakes.
13.1Mi, 10 mile out and back.
5k PCT to historic Pony Express Trail RIGHT turn towards Hwy 50 RIGHT turn onto PCT Trail to FINISH.

Attention Runners use Caution 100K, 50Mi, 50k, 20Mi, 13.1 and 10 mile runners you will cross Sierra at Tahoe Road twice.
Attention CAUTION RUNNERS 100K, 50Mi, 50k and 20 mile runners you will enter into Lovers leap Campground. You will run down Strawberry Ct bear LEFT onto Strawberry LN to the very end onto 42 mile tract a dirt road proceed a few 100 yards turn LEFT into a driveway for cabins follow course markings. 100K, 50 milers will later reverse this course.

Directions to Aid Stations from start at Adventure Mountain Lake Tahoe.
Off of Hwy 50 on South side. PCT and Tahoe Rim Trail.
Attention Runners and Crews cell phone: reception is very good in the area. Cell phones work at all of the aid stations but not on all sections of the course.
Attention 50 mile and 50k runners/crews cell phone reception does not work on the upper section of the 10 mile Bryan Loop. We have added a water & GU Brew stop on the 10 mile loop.
Attention Crews if you want to follow your runner it will require some gas not a lot.
Attention Crews Please obey all traffic laws, speed limits and be considerate to all of the local residents.
Attention Crews please be self sufficient bring food. Plenty to drink and chairs. Bathrooms will be available at the Start/Finish. Bathrooms are available at Twin Bridges/Horse Tail Falls Trail Head on your RIGHT between Sierra at Tahoe Road and the Strawberry Lodge. Bathrooms and FOOD are available at the Strawberry Lodge.


Aid Station 1 & 2. Turn Left onto Hwy 50 WEST drive a few miles. Turn LEFT into Sierra at Tahoe/Sierra at Tahoe Road. Drive 1 mile the aid station will be on your right. Park on RIGHT side only always allowing room for emergency vehicles to drive through. Caution runners will be crossing the road to the aid station.
Aid Station 2: Continue forward up Sierra at Tahoe Road 1/4 mile. Turn RIGHT onto dirt road Bryan Road CAUTION RUNNERS WILL BE ON THE ROAD. Drive very SLOWLY to keep the dust down. Drive 1 mile the aid station will be on the RIGHT. Please drive passed the aid station and park on the RIGHT.
Aid Station 3: Return to Hwy 50 Turn LEFT onto Hwy 50 WEST. Drive 10 minutes passed the Strawberry Lodge 1/4 mile turn LEFT at 42 Mile Tract Road, cross over bridge turn RIGHT proceed up 42 mile tract road 1/2 mile. Aid Station 3 will be on your LEFT. Turn into 11N19 dirt road a SIGN will be POSTED drive a few 100 yards park on RIGHT. A SIGN will be POSTED. Crews walk a 100 yards the aid station will be on your RIGHT.
Attention Crews: to return to aid station 2 reverse course. Return to Hwy 50, Turn RIGHT onto hwy 50 EAST drive up 10 minutes, turn RIGHT at Sierra at Tahoe Road. Proceed to aid station 2 then 1 then return to the finish.
To FINISH: return to Hwy 50 turn RIGHT onto Hwy 50 EAST drive a few minutes to Start/Finish on RIGHT ADVENTURE MOUNTAIN LAKE TAHOE. Sign on RIGHT Trail Head PCT and TAHOE RIM TRAIL.

Crew Access

  • Aid Station 1 Sierra at Tahoe Road/Crew access ok/Runners
    100K, 50Mi, 50k, 20Mi, 13.1, 10Mi
  • Aid Station 2 Bryan Road/Crew access ok/Runners
    100K, 50Mi, 50k, 20Mi, 13.1, DROP BAGS AVAILABLE.
  • Aid Station 3 11N19 dirt road off of 42 mile tract road.
    Crew access ok/Runners 50Mi,50k,20Mi

Aid Stations and sequence of runners.

  • 50 mile aid stations 1, 2, 3, 2, 2, 3, 2, 2, 1 TO FINISH: return to Aid Station 2 and return to FINISH.
  • 50 mile aid stations 1, 2, 3, 2, 2, 3, 2, 2, 1 TO FINISH
  • 50k aid stations 1, 2, 3, 2, 2, 1 TO FINISH
  • 20 mile aid stations 1, 2, 3, 2, 1 TO FINISH
  • 13.1 mile aid stations 1, 2, Turn Around, 1 TO FINISH
  • 10 mile aid stations 1, Turn Around TO FINISH
  • 5k aid station located on PCT Trail near Hwy 50, 1 aid station.

Pacers: 50 mile runner may pick up there pacer at aid station 2 Bryan Road for the 2nd 10 mile Bryan loop and to the finish. Thanks All Enjoy this incredible experience.

Entry Fees: $160 /100K    $120 /50 mi    $100 /50K    $80 /20 mi    $70 /13.1 mi    $65 /10 mi   $60 /5K   Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. T-shirt cost, $20.00 is non-refundable even if the event is cancelled but you do get the T-shirt if you ordered one.

Info: Pre-registered runners can receive a t-shirt if registered by July 24. Active Military receive a 15% discount. Bibs handed out on event day.

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Future Planned Events: pending permits

November 15, 2014
Pollock Pines - Run in the Pines
  
 
Pollock Pines - Run in the Pines
Pollock Pines, CA
May 3, 2014

Distances:    Half Marathon    10k    5k    5k
This is a timed event.
8:00 AM start - All distances       Time limit 8 hours
 
To see trail map, click on the milage buttons above.
All runners, walkers, and volunteers need to sign a waiver before starting their event. Walkers are welcome to participate in any of the events.

Location:

Start/Finish Sly Park Recreation Center Area Event Center.
Run around Sly Park Lake.   Course is primarily single tract run in beautiful Pollock Pines. Great running, some technical sections roots, rocks, very challenging course, no big climbs or long downhills.

  1. 50k - 3 loops around the lake.
  2. 20 mile - 2 loops
  3. 10 mile - 1 loop
  4. 5k out and back loops. The 5k runners will run the opposite direction of the other distances, West.

Directions: off of US Hwy 50, exit Sly Park Road, drive South on Sly Park Road 4.9 miles, Turn LEFT onto Mormon Emigrant Trail, drive 0.6 miles turn LEFT into Event Center, drive up road to Event Center. Pollock Pines is located ten minutes East of historic Placerville CA on US Hwy 50 about 30 minutes and 50 miles from South Lake Tahoe.
4771 Sly Park Road, Pollock Pines, CA 95726 This address is close to the start/finish.

Aid Stations Locations at start/finish area and the Hazel Creek Area.

Trail Briefing:

The trail is marked with pink colored ribbons.
On the Equestrian trail, the runners need to yield to the horses!

  • Event Center gate opens at 6:45 am.
  • Runner check in 7:00 am pick up shirts, bibs, pins
  • Trail briefing 7:50 am
  • Start time for all races 8:00 am
  • Distances: 50k, 20 mi, 10 mi, and 5k
  • Elevation: 3,500 ft.

Start/Finish across the street from the Event Center for the safety of all the runners.

  • At 7:45 am we will all walk across the street to start the race. Thanks.
  • Attention 50k, 20 mile and 10 mile runners you will encounter two road crossings per loop. Please use extreme caution when crossing roads.
  • Road crossings at 0.5 mile Mormon Emigrant Trail Road.
  • Road crossing approximately at 8 miles, Sly Park Road and Mormon Emigrant Trail Road.
  • First loop 50k, 20 mile, 10 mile first loop counterclockwise around the lake on the hiking trail. Two aid stations. Orange ribbons, signs, gypsum arrows.
  • 2nd loop 50k, 20 mile - 2nd loop counterclockwise again. 2nd loop will be run on the Equestrian trail on both sides of the lake. 2 Aid Stations. Pink ribbons, signs, gypsum arrows.
  • 3rd loop 50k clockwise loop, reverse 2nd loop on Equestrian trail. 2 aid stations. Pink ribbons, signs, gypsum arrows.

Race day registration is available. T-shirts and bibs are handed out on Race Day.

Parking: Parking is available at the Event Center.

  • Camping Reservations made by www.eid.org or calling 530 295 6810
  • Activities at the lake:
    • Hiking
    • Biking
    • Horse back riding
    • Boating
    • Fishing

Lodging in Pollock Pines
Westhaven Inn 5658 Pony Express Trail 530 644 7800 www.westhaveninn.com

Food/Stores: Directly across the street from the park entrance.

  • Sly Park Resort www.slyparkresort.com.
  • Country store: Knot Hole Bar & Grill great burgers. Eventbrite.com has a link to the store.
  • The historic Sportman's Hall for over 150 years GREAT FOOD 5620 Pony Express Trail-Camino,CA 95709.
  • Pizza Factory 6536 Pony Express Trail Pollock Pines CA 530 647 1944.
  • Fifty Grand Stake House Cocktails-Dinner 530 644 1580 6401 Pony Express Trail Pollock Pines CA.
  • The Forester Pub & Grill a FUN place 4110 Carson Road 530 644 1818 www.foresterpub
  • Gas in Pollock Pines/Camino at exits 55 and 56 Sly Park Road
  • Safeway store is located at Sly Park Road & Pony Express Trail.
  • A SUBWAY is also located across the street.

Entry Fees: $100 /50k    $80 /20mi    $65 /10mi    $60 /5k   
Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. Pre-registered runners will receive a t-shirt if registered by Nov 6 if you want one. Deduct $20 if you do not want a t-shirt. Mail-in applications must be received by the Wednesday before the event. Active Military receive a 15% discount.

Other Info: Bib pickup is on Race Day for all events.

Santa Teresa Link Richard Annual - April 5, 2014
 
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Folsom South Side Trail Run - February 22, 2014
 
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Hacienda Hills/Almaden Quicksilver County Park/New Almaden - January 4, 2014
 
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Annual Almaden Hills Run - November 2, 2013
 
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Echo Summit - August 10, 2013
 
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Lovers Leap of Faith - July 27, 2013
 
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Rancho Canada del Oro and Calero Park - July 6, 2013
 
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Calero & Rancho Canada del Oro - June 1, 2013
 
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Run in the Pines - May 18, 2013
 
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Sierra Azul Trail Challenge - April 27, 2013
 
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Santa Teresa County Park - King Richard Annual - April 6, 2013
 
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Sanborn Park Trail Challenge - March 3, 2013
 
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Folsom South Side Trail Run - February 9, 2013
 
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New Almaden Hacienda Hills - January 5, 2013
 
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Annual Almaden Hills Run - November 3, 2012
 
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New Almaden Hacienda Hills - September 22, 2012
 
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Echo Summit Trail Challenge - August 11, 2012
 
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Rancho Canada del Oro and Calero Park - July 7, 2012
 
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Calero & Rancho Canada del Oro - June 2, 2012
 
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Placerville Historic El Dorado Trail - May 19, 2012
 
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Santa Teresa County Park - King Richard Annual - April 7, 2012
 
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Sanborn Park Trail Challenge - March 3, 2012
 
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Folsom South Side Trail Run - February 18, 2012
 
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New Almaden Haciendas Hills - January 7, 2012
 
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Calero Park Runs - December 3, 2011
 
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Almaden Hills - November 5, 2011
 
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Rancho Canada del Oro and Calero Park - October 8, 2011
 
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Echo Summit Challenge - August 27, 2011
 
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Santa Teresa County Park - August 6, 2011
 
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Calero Park Runs - June 4, 2011
 
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Rancho Runs - April 23, 2011
 
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