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TROY’S CALIFORNIA TRAIL RUNS


Lovers Leap of Faith 100 mile run.

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

We have one signup website. If you experience any difficulties signing up for one of our events, please contact the service to address the issues. Here is the web site link: Active.com.

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.

Note: when ordering T-shirts: Runners have reported that when ordering a women's small T-shirt, that size runs smaller than expected.

September 17, 2016
Lovers Leap of Faith - Strawberry
 
Lovers Leap of Faith - Strawberry
Strawberry, CA
September 17, 2016

Distances: 5k    10k    9mi    13.1 mi    18 mi    50k
 
8:00 AM start all disteances. 10 hour time limit - 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
8:00 AM start - 50k, 18 miles, 13.1 miles, 9 mi, 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.

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

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 September 16 - 6:00 pm runner check in. Shirts, bibs, pins can be picked up. Registration will be available in the banquet room.
  2. 6:30 pm trail briefing
  3. 7:00 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. Day of race check-in 6:30 am in inside the Strawberry Lodge in the lobby. RUNNERS PLEASE BE VERY QUIET Race morning inside & outside the lodge. Other guest may be sleeping Thx Runners.
  5. We encourage runners to stay at the beautiful Strawberry Lodge prior to the race and after.
  6. There will be a barbecue after the run. The cost for this is not part of the entry fee.
  7. 7:45 am - FINAL Trail briefing for all of the distances.
  8. The main front door will be open & bathrooms will be avialble.
  9. Participants are not allowed to park in front of the Strawberry Lodge unless they are staying at the lodge.
  10. Parking is available on Strawberry Ln to the left of the lodge or on the right side of the lodge in the dirt parking lot.
  11. Runners should please be quiet inside the lodge & outside in the early morning not to disturb the other guest sleeping.

Potential Snow Conditions

  • 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. 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 reg.
  • 10 hour time limit.
  • 7:50 am Trail Briefing
  • 8:00 am 50k, 18 mile, Half Marathon, 9 mile, 10k, 5k

    More Info
  • DARK AT 9:00 pm
  • We will provide drop bags for the ECHO SUMMIT AID STATION.
  • Creek crossings 50k, 18Mi
  • Runners, we strongly encourage you to have your cell phones during the race, NOT REQUIRES but STRONGLY encourage you to put your cell phones in a zip lock bag to insure you keep your phone dry when crossing the creeks & any weather during your race.
  • Runners, before reaching your first aid station Negro Flat, your feet will get wet. Five creek crossing water level below the knee.
  • 50k runners running the Caples Loop, you will have one major creek crossing after the Caples TH aid station. The water level varies depending on the amount of water released from Caples Lake above, so be safe.
  • 100k, 50MI, 50k, 18Mi runners, another creek crossing at the bottom of the Strawberry Creek Trail, water level below knee.
  • 18Mi runners BIG puddle on 11N19 on your way down to the Strawberry Lodge.

All Runners: Please be aware that many types of wildlife live in the Sierras. Please keep your eyes open at all times & be aware of your surroundings.

  • All runners need to be aware of all types of wildlife.
  • Bears - Bear mace is very good to have.
  • Mountain Lions
  • Wolverines
  • Rattlesnakes
  • Skunks
  • Raccoons
  • Coyotes

Bib colors:

  • Yellow bibs - 50k, and 18 miler runners.
  • Red bibs - 13.1 mile runners.
  • Black bibs - 9 mile, 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 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 100k, 50 mile, and 50k 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. The mosquitoes have not been bad at all this year but mosquito repellent is always recommended to have on in the early mornings & evenings. Sunscreen is advisable. A change of clothes, shoes & socks is advisable.

18 mile runners: can expect to get their shoes wet early and will continue to do so during the event.

Weather - Please be prepared for anything. Heat, cold, snow, rain, thunderstorms, The weather is very unpredictable in the Sierras. Thundershowers are very common in the afternoons. Runners, please be prepared.

Course markings:

  • 50k course: PINK RIBBONS the entire course.
  • 18 mile course: PINK RIBBONS the entire course.
  • 13.1 mile and 9 mile course: ORANGE RIBBONS the entire course. You will run up and over Lovers Leap Mtn passing through the aid station located at Sayles Canyon.
    9 mile runners - Your course is out and back. Turn around at the Sayles Canyon aid station; this is the 2nd aid station you come to.
    13.1 mile runners: Continue running EAST on the Pony Express Trail for approximately another 1.8 miles further past the Aid station until reaching Sierra at Tahoe road. Turn around & return to the finish the exact way you came.
  • 10k course BLUE RIBBONS out & back course you will run up & over the top of Lovers Leap Mtn and turn around at a designated location.
  • 5k course 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 ALL RUNNERS - Please have a course map with you on the course in case the course is disturbed.

Drop bags

Drop bags for 50k. New There are no drop bags for 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.

  • 18 mile runners: there are no drop bag locations - new info.

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.

Crews instructions and directions see the Maps to the Aid Stations.

Detailed Maps for all crews: Check these detailed maps out! New info!

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

  • Negro Flat
  • Camp Schnieder

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 runners. New info! 18 mile runners/crews do not go to this aid stations.

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.

Crews please use caution if you choose to follow your runner & drive Packsaddle Pass Road. There are a few potholes that could damage a vehicle please keep your eyes on the road. 100 mi, 100k, 50Mi,5 0k RUNNERS & CREWS there is a bathroom at the Caples Creek aid station turnaround.

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.

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 8:30 am / CLOSE 5:00 pm or last RUNNER. 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. Camp Schneider 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Sayles Creek Aid Station 13.1Mi limited crew access. Drive time from the Strawberry Lodge 10 minutes.
  5. ATTENTION Lovers Leap aid station will be the LAST AID STATION TO CLOSE a little more then a mile from the FINISH/The Strawberry Lodge. This aid station will CLOSE at 5:30 pm or until the last runner comes in.

We will be posting additional course maps for runner and crew info driving maps to Aid Stations.
Start/Finish Walt Gasper 408 533 2671
RD Troy Limb 530 409 2989

Entry Fees:

  • $30 /5k
  • $35 /10k
  • $40 /9 mi
  • $45 /13.1 mi
  • $55 /18 mi
  • $90 /50k
Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. Pre-registered runners qualify to purchase a T-shirt for an additional $20 if they register at least 10 days (two Wednesdays) before the Saturday events. Active Military receive a 15% discount.

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August 27, 2016
Annual Almaden Hills Run
 
Annual Almaden Hills Run
Mockingbird parking lot
19535 Mockingbird Hill RD 95120
San Jose, CA
August 27, 2016
 
Distances:   5k    5k    8 mi    13 mi    21 mi    50 K   
 
8:00 AM - 5k, 10k, 8 mi, 13.1 mi, 21 mi and 50K start.
8 hour time limit
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with the Aid Stations.

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. 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: 21Mi, 13.1Mi, 8.6Mi
  • BLACK: 5k, 10k

Course will be marked with the following info below.

  • Gypsum direction arrows and distances.
  • Signs with distances, direction arrows.
  • ORANGE RIBBONS: 50k.
  • PINK RIBBONS: 21 milers.
  • Yellow RIBBONS: 13.1 milers
  • BLUE Ribbons: 8.6 milers.
  • Red RIBBONS: 5k, 10k.

Entry Fees:   

  • $30/5k   
  • $35/10k   
  • $40/8.6 mile   
  • $45/13 mile   
  • $55/21 mile   
  • $60/50K   

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 qualify to purchase a t-shirt if registered by Aug 17 if they pay for it. 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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August 6, 2016
Echo Summit Trail Challenge New Trail Marathon event for 2016!
 
Echo Summit Trail Challenge
Adventure Mountain Snow Park, Echo Summit
Twin Bridges, CA
August 6, 2016
Distances:   
5k    10k    10 mi    13.1 mi    20 mi
         26.2 mi    26.2 mi    50 k    50 mi
           RELAY
 
6:00 am NEW START TIME for the 50 MILER & 50k.       Time limit: 14 ½ hours. From 6:00 am to 8:30 pm.
8:00 AM - Marathon, 20 mi, Half Marathon, 10 mi, 10k, and 5k start    
 
Please click above on the distance for detailed course maps and elevations!

Pre-Race Packet Pick up, shirts, bibs and Registration.

Directions: Race Central is at Strawberry Lodge , Kyburz, CA and the race starts at the Lake Tahoe Winter Experience Parking lot located here.

We will be at the Strawberry Lodge at 5:00 pm in the banquet room for runner check in registration, trail briefing & dinner at 6:30 pm. Lodging is available. Important info the START/FINISH is a 15 minute drive EAST up Hwy 50 to Adventure Mtn Lake Tahoe/Snow Park. A $5 parking fee will be charged. RUNNERS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO COME TO THE STRAWBERRY LODGE ON FRIDAY. 8/6/16 runners are required to check in on race day morning. Runner check in: pick up bibs, pins and shirts if you ordered one.

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 Snow Park parking lot. The event starts/finishes from the parking lot. Find the signs for Pacific Crest Trail, Tahoe Rim Trail.    If you are coming from the "Sierra at Tahoe" ski reort, take "Sierra at Tahoe" Rd to Hwy 50, turn right continue to drive East 2.8 miles to the Adventure Mountain Snow Park aka (Lake Tahoe Winter Experience) parking lot. Find Start & Finish area.   For travel on Highway 50 West, drive until reaching Echo Summit.  Turn left into Adventure Mountain Snow Park aka (Lake Tahoe Winter Experience) parking lot, find the signs for Pacific Crest Trail, Tahoe Rim Trail.  Event starts from the parking lot.

Parking: Carpooling is encouraged.  There is a $5 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 4:30 am.

Echo Summit Trail Challenge

  1. Location Start/Finish Adventure Mountain Lake Tahoe.
  2. Parking lot opens 4:30 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. 5:00 am runner check in/race day reg for 50m, and 50k.
  4. 5:45 am trail briefing
  5. 6:00 am Start 50m, and 50k. 15 ½ hour time limit. We will be flexible. 9:00 pm race is over.
  6. 7:50 am Trail Briefing 20Mi, 13.1Mi, 10Mi, 5k
  7. 8:00 am Marathon, 20Mi, 13.1Mi, 10Mi, 10k, 5k start.
  8. Bathrooms are available.

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

Drop bags for the 50 mile, 50k 26.2 mile 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 - Marathon
  • Black - 13.1Mi, 10Mi, 10k, 5k

Course will be marked with the following.

    Ribbons, Signs, Gypsum
  • 5k Clockwise loop PCT to Pony Express Trail back onto PCT returning to the finish. BLUE RIBBONS
  • 10k NEW THIS YEAR will run the 5k course twice returning to the finish twice. An aid station will be provided on the course & at the start finish. BLUE RIBBONS
  • 10 mile out and back/turnaround at the first aid station. PINK RIBBONS
  • 13 mile out and back/turnaround beyond/passed the 2nd aid station on Bryan dirt road approximentally 1/4 to the wooden bridge cross over the bridge then turn around & return to the finish the exact way they came PINK RIBBONS
  • Attention 50 mile, 50k runners after aid station 2 you will see 1 sign that has 50M ^ 50k. 26.2Mi and 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, Marathon, 20Mi, 13.1Mi, 10Mi: PINK RIBBONS
  • TEN MILE Bryan Loop: ORANGE RIBBONS and Signs.
  • Only concerns 50Mi, 50k runners. The runners will do this loop after leaving the 2nd aid station the 2nd time out. Counter clockwise loop.
  • First loop follow 50k signs/counter clockwise loop. This loop will be done twice by the 50 mile runners but later on in the event and the 2nd time doing this loop the runners will do a clockwise loop.
  • 2nd loop 50 mile signs/clockwise loop.
  • Blue Ribbons 5k runners. One aid station.

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.
13.1 mile, 10 mile out and back.
10k - run the 5k course twice returning to the finish twice. An aid station will be provided on the course and at the start finish.
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.
Attention - nature and its hazards

  • Wildlife/Weather please watch out for these animals.
  • Rattle Snakes.
  • Bears
  • Mountain Lions
  • Wolverines
  • Thunder showers and hail

5k and 10k Course - more detailed description.

  • 5k and 10k course is marked with BLUE RIBBONS and 5k & 10k SIGNS.
  • 5k runners will have 1 aid station on the XP Trail at 1.60 miles along your clockwise loop just before turning RIGHT on to a dirt road leading back to the PCT Trail heading South East returning to the finish.
  • 10k runners will hit this aid station twice & also have a aid station in the Echo Summit parking lot at the start finish. 10k runners first run the 5k course.
  • 5k signs are what the 5k and 10k runners will follow for the first 3 miles returning to the start finish. 5k and 10k runners will start out running on the PCT Trail for 0.88 miles then run up straight ahead to the historic XP Trail/Pony Express Trail running a CLOCKWISE loop returning to the PCT Trail then returning to the start finish - you are DONE.
  • 10k runners will first run the 5k course a CLOCKWISE LOOP 3 miles return to the the start finish then go back out for 3 miles reversing the course just run.
  • 10k runners for the first 3 miles out on the course you will follow 5k signs until returning to the start finish. 10k runners after turning around at mile 3 at the aid station at the start finish in the Echo Summit parking lot when going back out for the 2nd time you will then follow 10k signs reversing the course you just ran. Now running a COUNTERCLOCKWISE loop starting again at 0.88 miles when going back out but this time you will stay on the PCT Trail running a COUNTERCLOCKWISE loop onto the XP Trail returning to this same intersection PCT & XP Trails. 10k runners, when returning to the PCT Trail, you will exit off the XP Trail, run South East to the PCT Trail returning to the finish at Echo Summit the start/finish. - you are DONE.

Marathon Course description. Also applies to the relay teams.

  • Course out & back down to the Strawberry Lodge neighborhood aid station located at the intersection of Strawberry Ln & Strawberry Ct turnaround for the marathoners. Marathoners refer to 20 mile course map, your turnaround location is noted (Strawberry Ln) on the course map.
  • PINK RIBBONS to 2nd aid station then you will follow ORANGE RIBBONS on a OUT & BACK section for two miles.
    • YELLOW RIBBONS WILL ALERT 26.2 milers/relay teams to FOLLOW YELLOW RIBBONS & SIGNS - 26.2 MILES - directing the runners what trail to continue on when encountering certain intersections.
    • The 26.2 milers will be primarily following PINK RIBBONS but there is ONE MAJOR INTERSECTION along the trail that the PINK RIBBONS direct the 50Mi, 50k, 20 milers to turn right but the 26.2 milers continue straight ahead up & over Lovers Leap Mtn.
    • Once the 26.2 milers run past the YELLOW RIBBON SECTION, 20 yards long, they will return to PINK RIBBONS in this area up & over Lovers Leap Mtn.
  • Marathoners, you will follow the ORANGE RIBBONS RIBBONS 0.5 miles to the end of Bryan dirt road, then onto 17E14 a single track trail for approximentally one mile until the trail intersections of 17E14 & 17E13. You will turnaround there. A SIGN WILL BE POSTED 26.2 TURNAROUND. You will then return to the Bryan Rd aid station 2. Marathoners please refer to the 50k course map to see your turnaround location at the intersection of 17E14 & 17E13.
  • Once you return to the aid station you will then again run west running down following PINK RIBBONS to aid station 3. This is a out & back section following PINK RIBBONS. Marathoners, again you will then return to aid station 2.
  • Marathoners, you will once again repeat the OUT & BACK section following ORANGE RIBBONS as you previously did. Running the exact same section as before going up to the 26.2 SIGN TURNAROUND. Marathoners, after turning around at the 26.2 sign you will then return to aid station 2 again.
  • After returning to aid station 2, you will then run back to the start/finish following PINK RIBBONS up to Echo Summit for your FINISH.
  • Crews/spectators, you may see & assist the runners at all three aid stations. Crews, please drive slowly & safely into aid station 2, especially on Bryan dirt road. Please keep the dust down. Drop bags for the marathoners allowed at aid station 2.
  • NOTE: Relay Teams:
    • Rules for two runner teams.
    • One runner runs down to aid station 3 located at Strawberry Ln & Strawberry Ct there DONE.
    • Teammate runs back up to Echo Summit to the FINISH.
    • Same price as for the Marathon and both runners are covered.
    • Relay teams are responsible for there own transportation.

Directions to Aid Stations from start at Adventure Mountain Lake Tahoe. There are 3 Aid Stations out on the course.

  1. Sierra at Tahoe Road. Mile 5 out. CAUTION ROAD CROSSING 50Mi/50k, 20Mi, 13Mi, 10Mi. CREW ACCESS OK.
  2. Bryan Road. Mile 6.5. CREW ACCESS OK. Drive in 1/2 mile very slowly keep dust down. Please watch out for RUNNERS.

  3. CAUTION 50Mi, 50K, 20Mi runners after the 2nd aid station you will enter into the Lovers Leap Campground running onto Strawberry CT & LN. Use CAUTION. 50MI runners will later reverse this section. Bathrooms at the CAMPGROUND.
  4. 11N19/17E12. Mile 10. CREW ACCESS OK. Passed the Strawberry Lodge/Turn LEFT onto 42 mile tract. Cross over bridge veer RIGHT. 1/2 mile up turn LEFT onto 11N19. Drive up dirt road 1/4 mile. Aid Station will be on your RIGHT. You cannot miss the Aid Station. PARK. Please drive very slowly on all DIRT ROADS and watch out for RUNNERS. ALL DISTANCES will visit the Lovers Leap aid station.
  5. Water stop: Bryan Mdw loop. 50Mi, 50k.
  6. One aid station for 5k runners.

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.

    Bathrooms/Crews/Food/Gas
  • South Lake Tahoe 15 minutes. Opposite direction of your runner. All services.
  • Bathrooms/Food Strawberry Lodge. WEST/LEFT TURN on Hwy 50. 15 minutes. GREAT FOOD near Lovers Leap Campground and on your way to aid station 3.
  • Bathrooms/WEST/LEFT TURN on Hwy 50. Horse tail Falls parking lot trail head on RIGHT before the Strawberry Lodge. Passed Sierra at Tahoe WEST Road 5 minutes.
    Drop bags/Pacers
  1. Will be picked up at the start and delivered to the 2nd aid station.
  2. The 50 mile runners will be able to pick up a pacer at the 2nd aid station located on Bryan Road, a dirt road, located off of Sierra at Tahoe Road after the first aid station on Sierra at Tahoe Road. Bryan Road, a dirt road, is on the right 1 minute after the first aid station located on Sierra at Tahoe Road.
  3. Pacer may be picked up at aid station 2 when their runner has arrived at this aid station for the 4th time. Heading out for the 2nd time to do the 10 mile Bryan Meadow loop. 50 mile signs.

Cell phones work on a lot of the course. Mostly not on the 10 mile Bryan Meadow loop.

Crew Access

  • Aid Station 1 Sierra at Tahoe Road/Crew access ok/Runners
    50Mi, 50k, 26.2Mi, 20Mi, 13.1, 10Mi
  • Aid Station 2 Bryan Road/Crew access ok/Runners
    50Mi, 50k, 26.2Mi, 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
  • 26.2 mile aid stations 1, 2, 3, 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 and 10k Loop 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:

  • $120 /50 mi   
  • $90 /50K   
  • $70 /Marathon   
  • $70 /Marathon 2 person Relay Team  
  • $55 /20 mi   
  • $45 /13.1 mi   
  • $40 /10 mi  
  • $35 /10k  
  • $30 /5K  
Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. Pre-registered runners qualify to purchase a T-shirt for an additional $20 if they register at least 10 days (two Wednesdays) before the Saturday events. Active Military receive a 15% discount.

This is what is printed on the t-shirt.

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July 16, 2016
Rancho Run
 
Rancho Run
Morgan Hill, CA
July 16, 2016
 
 
Distances:     
1 mi    5k    10k    9 mi    13 mi    24 mi    24 mi   
 
8:00 AM Start    All distances.
Time limit: 8 hours.
 
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:  All parking will be done at the Rancho Canada del Oro OVERFLOW parking lot. A few hundreds yards passed the start/finish on the LEFT within walking distance from the Rancho Canada del Oro parking lot.  Click here for more parking information.

Trail briefing

  • 7:50am trail briefing for all distances.
  • 8:00 am start for all distances
  • 1 mile kids race Kids 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Distance: one mile out & back course. One water stop at the turn around. Course; dirt road very runnable, very easy terrain, basically flat. There is a creek crossing very early in the race. Currently, there is some water but in July, don't know. Just enough to get your feet wet. Will need volunteers, course marshals, parents HELP. Parents are encoursegaed to run with there kids. Course is bike friendly for parents to ride if they would like to.
  • 5k runners OUT & BACK COURSE follow Pink Ribbons & 5k signs. 5k runners will run to & pass through the aid station located at Longwall & Mayfair. 5k runners will pass through this aid station twice running a OUT & BACK COURSE. 5k runners will run down to the bridge cross over the bridge & turnaround at the 5k signs POSTED. Turnaround at the 5k turnaround signs then return to the finish.
  • 10k runners follow Pink Ribbons & 10k signs. 10k runners will first run a 4.2 mile COUNTERCLOCKWISE LOOP. Return to the parking lot use that aid station then go back out again running the course just run continuing to run in a counterclockwise direction. The 10k runners now run a OUT & BACK course. The 10k runners run out to the aid station they previously ran through located at Longwall & Mayfair Trails turnaround & return to the finish.
  • 9.0 milers follow Orange Ribbons and Signs - 9.0mi, gypsum numbers and arrows. The Finish is at the Aid Station.
  • 13.1 milers First, complete 9.0 mile course. After leaving the Aid Station follow Blue Ribbons, Signs - 13.1mi, gypsum numbers and arrows. The Finish is at the Aid Station.
  • 24 milers
    1. Complete 9.0 mile course.
    2. Complete 13.1 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.
    Bib Colors
  • Black bibs - 1 mile, 5k, 10k, 9 milers.
  • Red bibs - 13.1 & 24 milers.
  • Yellow bibs - 50k.

Entry Fees:     $20 /1 mi   $35 /5k   $40 /10k   $40 /9 mi   $45 /13.1 mi   $55 /24 mi   $65 /50k      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 qualify to purchase a t-shirt if registered by July 6 if they pay for it. 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 2, 2016
Lovers Leap of Faith - Strawberry New 100 mile event for 2016!
 
Lovers Leap of Faith - Strawberry
Strawberry, CA
July 2, 2016

5k    10k    9mi    13.1 mi    18 mi
   50k    50m    50m    100m
 
5:30 AM start - 100 mile      Time limit: 30 hours. 100 miles is a new event for 2016.
5:30 AM start - 100k, 50m, 50k      Time limit: 15 1/2 hours.
8:00 AM start - 18 miles, 13.1 miles, 9 mi, 10k, and 5k
 
Click on mileage buttons above for course maps. Attention 100k runners: after returning to Strawberry Lodge the first time, you will run an out & back section EAST beyond the 50 mile turn around sign 6.5 miles up to the Echo Summit Aid Station.
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 7/1/16 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.
  6. Saturday morning of the run on July 2, runners can check in at 4:30 am.
  7. Registration will be in the back banquet room on the right side of the lodge in the back. Friday at 5:00 pm we will be able to use the banquet room at the Strawberry Lodge for runner check in, registration, trail briefing and then dinner in the dining room for whomever.
  8. The main front door will be open & bathrooms will be avialble.
  9. Participants are not allowed to park in front of the Strawberry Lodge unless they are staying at the lodge.
  10. Parking is available on Strawberry Ln to the left of the lodge or on the right side of the lodge in the dirt parking lot.
  11. Runners should please be quiet inside the lodge & outside in the early morning not to disturb the other guest sleeping.

Potential Snow Conditions

  • We want to inform the running community that many sections of the courses may have snow in early June.
  • 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. 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.

  • 4:30 am runner check in/race day reg for 100 mile, 100K, 50m, and 50k.
  • 5:20 am trail briefing
  • 5:30 am Start 100 mile, 100k, 50m, and 50k. 15 ½ hour time limit.
  • 7:50 am Trail Briefing
  • 8:00 am 18 mile, Half Marathon, 9 mile, 10k, 5k

    Cutoff times
  • Strawberry Lodge aid station for the 100k & 50 mile runners to turn around & go back out.
  • 5:00 pm Strawberry Lodge Aid Station 100k runners must be going back OUT. We strongly encourage runners to pick up there lights. Lights can also be picked up at the Echo Summit aid station.
  • 6:00 pm Strawberry Lodge Aid Station 50 mile runners. Lights required when going back out.
  • 7:00 pm Echo Summit Aid Station for the 100k runners only. The TURN AROUND to FINISH. ATTENTION DROP BAGS for the 100k runners. Runners will be able to pick up LIGHTS if needed & whatever else at the Echo Summit aid station.

All Runners: Please be aware that many types of wildlife live in the Sierras. Please keep your eyes open at all times & be aware of your surroundings.

  • All runners need to be aware of all types of wildlife.
  • Bears - Bear mace is very good to have.
  • Mountain Lions
  • Wolverines
  • Rattlesnakes
  • Skunks
  • Raccoons
  • Coyotes

Bib colors:

  • Yellow bibs - 100k, 50 milers, 50k, and 18 miler runners.
  • Red bibs - 13.1 mile runners.
  • Black bibs - 9 mile, 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 100 milers, 100k, 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 100k, 50 mile, and 50k 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. The mosquitoes have not been bad at all this year but mosquito repellent is always recommended to have on in the early mornings & evenings. Sunscreen is advisable. A change of clothes, shoes & socks is advisable.

100 mile, 100k, 50 mile, and 18 mile runners: can expect to get their shoes wet early and will continue to do so during the event. 100k & 50 mile runners, after returning to the Strawberry Lodge the first time, after going back out you will not encounter any more water crossings.

Weather - Please be prepared for anything. Heat, cold, snow, rain, thunderstorms, The weather is very unpredictable in the Sierras. Thundershowers are very common in the afternoons. Runners, please be prepared.

Course markings:

  • 100k course: same as 50 mile course with an additional out and back loop EAST beyond the 50 mile turn around sign 6 miles up to the Echo Summit aid station.
  • 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 course: PINK RIBBONS the entire course.
  • 18 mile course: PINK RIBBONS the entire course.
  • 13.1 mile and 9 mile course: ORANGE RIBBONS the entire course. You will run up and over Lovers Leap Mtn passing through the aid station located at Sayles Canyon.
    9 mile runners - Your course is out and back. Turn around at the Sayles Canyon aid station; this is the 2nd aid station you come to.
    13.1 mile runners: Continue running EAST on the Pony Express Trail for approximately another 1.8 miles further past the Aid station until reaching Sierra at Tahoe road. Turn around & return to the finish the exact way you came.
  • 10k course BLUE RIBBONS out & back course you will run up & over the top of Lovers Leap Mtn and turn around at a designated location.
  • 5k course 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 100k, 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.

Drop bags

Drop bags for 100mi, 100k, 50mi, and 50k. New There are no drop bags for 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.

  • 100mi, 100k, 50 mile/50k drop bag info/drop bags will be picked up the morning of the race at the start.
  • Drop bag locations
    • 100mi, 100k, 50 mile/50k Negro Canyon AID STATION/Runners you will pass through this aid station 2 times.
    • 100mi, 100k, 50 mile Camp Schneider AID STATION/Runners you will pass through this aid station 2 times.

  • 18 mile runners: there are no drop bag locations - new info.

100 Mile runners

  • About the Course

    100 milers first run 50 mile course refer to 50 mile course info/directions & crew info. After 50 milers/100 milers return to the Strawberry Lodge the first time mile 39 approximentally 100 mile runners go back out now following ORANGE RIBBONS. 100 mile runners will now run EAST up & over Lovers Leap Mtn Orange Ribbons. 100 mile runners please refer to course maps & drop bag locations for your LIGHTS.

  • What happens on race day

    4:15 am inside Strawberry Lodge banquet room for runner check in. RUNNERS PLEASE BE VERY QUITE IN THE MORNING & AT NIGHT THX.
    Bibs must be visible at all times.
    Clothing can be dropped off at any aid station & will be returned to the Strawberry Lodge.
    5:15 am briefing
    5:20 am go out side at the EAST end of the Strawberry Lodge for the start.
    5:30 am start time for the 100Mi, 100k, 50Mi, 50k. Just ADD THE 100 miler to the START TIME PLEASE.
    Time limit for the 100 miler 30 hours/Saturday morning 5:30 am to Sunday morning 11:30 am
    12:00 pm Sunday after the race - AWARDS Ceremony
    1. Mandatory meeting/Packet Pick Up/Trail briefing/Crew directions TBA/At the Strawberry Lodge in the banguet room Friday night 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
    2. Drop bags collected in the Strawberry Lodge banquet room Friday starting at 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm.Saturday morning if needed will do what we can.
    3. Awards previously mentioned.TBA
    4. Course map the last 61 miles will be displayed ASAP.
    5. LIGHTS all runners must have lights when it is dark.
    6. Cutoff times at aid stations TBA.
    7. Medical/weigh in TBA
    8. Race day registration TBA
    9. Ultra runners will be getting there feet wet throughout the day.If you want have extra shoes & socks throughout the course.
    10. General temperatures range TBA
    11. Weather websites TBA

  • Rules and Regulations

    NO unofficial runners.
    Runners are responsible for their crews actions.
    Good sportsmanship a must, please.
    NO smoking along the course.
    Any violations, please report to run officials.
    Risk. This 100 mile race is extremely challenging & death can result from participation in this event. Heat illness or heat stroke can cause death, kidney failure & brain damage. Be aware of the symptoms, decrease in sweating, goose bumps, especially over the chest. Other symptoms include nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, faintness, irritability, weakness & rapid heart rate. Adequate liquid, electrolyte salts intake is the most important preventative. Water intake is not enough.
    No muling.
    No unauthorized aid, caches or drops.
    No cutting the course.
    Checking in at aid stations & out is the runners responsibility.
    One pacer only at a time.
    Cutoff Times will be enforced at each check point.
    If you decide to drop/You must inform a race official.
    If you get lost or injured/DO NOT ATTEMPT TO FIND YOUR WAY OUT. Stay on the trail and wait.
    No littering.
    NO dogs allowed at aid stations.
    Crews must comply with Run Officials.
    Drop bags we are here to help the runners in every way we can.
    Medical concerns: - Dehydration is the most common medical problem for endurance runners. Weight Loss - if the runner is 3% below baseline the runner will be asked to drink more - 5% strongly advised. Hypothermia: could be a problem at night. Please have adequate clothing. Drop bags.
    Crews - Gas up before the morning of the race. No gas stations are in the area. The closest gas stations, if needed, is Silverfork west on Hwy 50. Crews from the Echo Summit aid station, if really needed, drive down to South Lake Tahoe.

  • Trail Work Requirements For Each Runner

    Eight hours of trail work is required for each 100-mile participant prior to the event. These hours must be accumulated while performing trail work preferably on the Lovers Leap course. Anyone living within a 200 mile radius of this race is expected to perform their 8 hours of trail work on the Lovers Leap course. Exceptions will be allowed to do other trail work on another courses.

    → DOWNLOAD TRAIL WORK FORM

    The trail work must be performed by 6/18/16. All completed Trail Work Forms must be forwarded to Troy Limb by no later than 6/18/16.
    If Trail Work Forms are not received by the 6/18/16, 100 Mile entrants may be moved to the 50 Mile event without a refund.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: It is the responsibility of the runner to assure the Trail Work Requirements are completed and sent on time. Troy's CA Trail Runs ARE NOT Responsible to send any reminder notices regarding your Trail Work Form due date.

    Note: Our event is working with the staff of the Tahoe Rim Trail Association to schedule a "Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs" trail maintenance weekend. We will post details here once the dates are confirmed. To individually volunteer for trail maintenance on the Tahoe Rim Trail contact: Troy Limb

  • Weather

    SNOW CONDITIONS COULD IMPACT THE COURSE especially the very HIGH COUNTRY. Runners please use EXTREME CAUTION in snow areas.

  • Qualifying for the 100 mile run


    Qualifying requirements apply to all ages, 18 years of age and older. Requirements apply to trail races only.
    All 100 mile registrants must meet at least one of the following qualification times. Race results must be forwarded to troy@tctruns.com before 6/30/16.
    1. 50 miles in less than 13 hours or the the Lovers Leap Of Faith or Echo Summit Trail Challenge 50-Miler in less than 15 hours for our future events in 2016.
    2. 100 kilometers in less than 17 hours.
    3. Completion of any OFFICIAL 100-mile trail race.
    4. The Race Director reserves the right to determine if a race not covered above is a qualifying event.

  • Pacers

    Pacers- we might allocate a BIB NUMBER ? TBA.
    Pacers, of course, will be allowed anything & everything at aid stations. Pacers, if you know your pacing please let us know your pacing & for how long.
    100 mile runners that are 60 yrs of age or older on race day will be allowed to pick up a pacer at mile 39.7, the Strawberry Lodge aid station, or any other aid station after this point.
    Pacers, please refer to course maps.
    All other 100 mile runners, you may pick up a pacer at approximantally mile 55 after running your first Bryan Mdw loop COUNTERCLOCKWISE at the Bryan Road aid station.
    Pacers can be picked up ONLY at any aid station beyond this point. Pacers will only be allowed to join there runner after checking in at an aid station.

  • Bryan Road Aid Station

    Crew ACCESS ALLOWED & DROP BAG LOCATION at the Bryan Road aid station.
    Directions leaving the Strawberry Lodge.
    Bryan Road AID STATION first location crews can see their runners/aid station/drop bags/crew access. Dirt road very accessible for any vehicle drive SLOW.
    Turn Right onto Hwy 50 EAST until Sierra at Tahoe Road on RIGHT drive up approximentally 2 miles drive straight onto Bryan dirt Road on RIGHT before Sierra at Tahoe ski resort/locked gate. A SIGN WILL BE POSTED BRYAN ROAD AID STATION.
    Drive into Bryan dirt Road 1.7 miles to aid station please watch out for other vehicles & runners running in both directions please keep speed down & dust.
    Please park after aid station on the side of the road always allowing a EMERGENCY VEHICLE ROOM TO DRIVE THROUGH.
    100 mile crews your runners will hit this aid station FOUR TIMES.Please refer to course maps.

  • The course description for the 100 mile run

    Bryan Meadow - loop this is a very long remote 10.9 mile loop up to the PCT trail. there is one unmanned water stop 7 miles in on your first loop. This is high altitude and could be very cold at night & early morning. Have proper clothing. PLEASE BE PREPARED. NO cell phone service except 1.5 miles in after your first big climb then it levels off. That is where I get cell phone service with AT&T.
    After leaving the Strawberry Lodge the 3rd aid station you encounter on Bryan Road. After leaving the aid station, you will run the 10.9 mile Bryan Meadow loop COUNTERCLOCKWISE then return to the Bryan Road aid station. Refer to course map in regards to where your COUNTERCLOCKWISE LOOP starts & finishes. Do not repeat loop. Look for signs that say OUT returning to Bryan Rd. On the Bryan Mdw loop after leaving the aid station follow YELLOW RIBBONS. Then return to the Bryan Road aid station.
    ECHO SUMMIT AID STATION. Crew access allowed, drop bag location.Easily accessible all pavement. Crews after leaving Bryan Rd aid station return to Hwy 50/Refer to 100k crew directions. Turn RIGHT EAST onto Hwy 50 drive a few miles turn RIGHT into ADVENTURE MTN SNOW PARK/Lake Tahoe Winter Experience aid on immediate RIGHT. ATTENTION CREWS after the Echo Summit aid station you will return to the Bryan Rd aid station.Please pay attention to your driving.
    RUNNERS/OUT & BACK SECTION. After leaving Bryan Road aid station you will go back to FOLLOWING ORANGE RIBBONS EAST up to the Echo Summit aid station located in the Adventure Mtn Snow Park/Lake Tahoe Winter Experience off of Hwy 50 refer to 100k directions.
    100 mile runners after leaving Echo Summit parking lot aid station you will return to the Bryan Road aid station for your SECOND LOOP on the Bryan Mdw Loop running your second loop CLOCKWISE opposite of your first loop. Return to BRYAN ROAD AID STATION.
    STRAWBERRY LODGE AID STATION.Crew access allowed/Drop bags. Runners now FOLLOW ORANGE RIBBONS back to the Strawberry Lodge. Crews return to the Strawberry Lodge to see your runner/runners. Crews, the Strawberry Lodge is the last place you will be allowed to see your runner at mile 82 & the FINISH LINE.
    Returning to the Strawberry Lodge mile 82 you will go back out FOLLOWING PINK RIBBONS/SIGNS REVERSE.This mean you will now be reversing most of the 18 mile course. 100 milers you will be reversing most of what you ran earlier when running the 50 mile course. Aid stations are noted on the course maps. Runners this is your last section then return to the Strawberry Lodge for the FINISH.

100k runners

  • 100k runners will first run on the 50 mile course. ORANGE RIBBONS mark the trail until the 50 mile turn around. PINK RIBBONS will mark the trail up to the Echo Summit aid station.
  • ATTENTION NEW INFO only applies to the 100k runners. The ECHO SUMMIT aid station will be a DROP BAG location for the 100k runners.
  • 100k runners after returning to the Strawberry Lodge the first time they will run a out & back section EAST beyond the 50 mile turn around sign 6 miles up to the Echo Summit aid station. Follow
  • Crews have your lights & be prepared for a very long day.Food,drinks,Full tank of gas the morning of the race,proper clothing,mosquito repellent. Runners you are strongly encouraged to have lights with you when leaving the Strawberry Lodge. Dark at 9:00 pm.
  • Pacers are welcome to pick up there runners at the Strawberry Lodge or anywhere at this point or beyond. Pacers are more then welcome to be supplied at all aid stations.
  • The 100k runners will continue to run EAST up the Pony Express Trail up to the Echo Summit aid station turn around. The 100k runners will turn around at the aid station located at Echo Summit & return to the Strawberry Lodge for the finish.
  • Crews are allowed to supply there runners during the event with foods & drinks etc ... Additional Crew Info after the 100k runners leave the Strawberry Lodge running EAST up to the aid station at Echo Summit/Adventure Mtn Snow Park. Crews can see there runner at the Sayles Canyon aid station.Parking is limited please drive very slowly on Sayles Canyon Road.
  • Directions leaving the Strawberry Lodge. Directions to the Sayles Canyon aid station turn RIGHT/EAST up Hwy 50 drive approximentally 5 minutes turn RIGHT onto Sayles Canyon Road just AFTER Camp Sacramento on your RIGHT. Turn RIGHT/EAST onto Hwy 50 drive approximentally 5 minutes crews turn RIGHT onto Sayles Canyon Road drive over the bridge vere RIGHT drive a few hundred yards up to aid station. Please only park beyond the aid station off of the road onto the dirt.
  • Directions to where you can see your runner next at Sierra at Tahoe Road. Go back to Hwy 50 turn RIGHT/EAST onto Hwy 50 drive a couple of minutes turn RIGHT onto Sierra at Tahoe Road. Drive approximentally 1 mile the PONY EXPRESS TRAIL will cross Sierra at Tahoe Road. I will have the crossing highlighted with PINK RIBBONS/SIGN RUNNERS ON THE ROAD possibly.
  • Directions to where you can see your runner next at Echo Summit Aid Station entrance to Adventure Mtn Snow Park/Adventure Mtn Lake Tahoe. Directions: return to Hwy 50 turn RIGHT/EAST drive for 5 minutes turn RIGHT into Adventure Mtn Lake Tahoe the aid station is at the entrance.
  • Crews at this point your runner returns to the Strawberry Lodge for the finish.
  • Crews you can see your runner at all of the points you just visited since your runner is returning to the Strawberry Lodge. Crews after leaving the aid station at Echo Summit turn LEFT/WEST onto Hwy 50.
      Crews you may see your runner on the way back to the Strawberry Lodge at.
    • Sierra at Tahoe Road
    • Sayles Canyon Road
    • Strawberry Lodge for the FINISH.

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.

Crews instructions and directions see the Maps to the Aid Stations.

Detailed Maps for all crews: Check these detailed maps out! New info!

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

  • Negro Flat
  • Camp Schnieder

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 100 mile, 100k, 50 milers & 50k runners. New info! 18 mile runners/crews do not go to this aid stations.

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.

Crews please use caution if you choose to follow your runner & drive Packsaddle Pass Road. There are a few potholes that could damage a vehicle please keep your eyes on the road. 100k, 50Mi,5 0k RUNNERS & CREWS there is a bathroom at the Caples Creek aid station turnaround.

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 100k and 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. 100k, 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. 100 miles, 100k, 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. Camp Schneider 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 100Mi, 100k, 50Mi, 13.1Mi limited crew access. Drive time from the Strawberry Lodge 10 minutes.

Start/Finish Strawberry Lodge Aid Station CLOSES 6:30 pm. 100k and 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.
RD Troy Limb 530 409 2989

Entry Fees:  

  • $30 /5k   
  • $35 /10k   
  • $40 /9 mi   
  • $45 /13.1 mi   
  • $55 /18 mi   
  • $90 /50k   
  • $120 /50 mi   
  • $160 /100k   
  • $250 /100 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 June 25. Active Military receive a 15% discount. No penalty for race day registration.

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June 11, 2016
Cody Lake Sierra Trail Challenge
  
 
Cody Lake Sierra Trail Challenge
Strawberry, CA
June 11, 2016

Distances:    Half Marathon    10k    5k
 
8:30 AM - all distances start
 
To see trail maps, click on the milage buttons above.
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with the Aid Stations.

Aid Stations: 4 fully stocked Aid Stations

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

Overall Map for all distances: See this map.

Trail Briefing

7:00 am runner check in inside the Strawberry Lodge banquet room.
8:20 am Trail briefing outside at the East end of the Strawberry Lodge.
8:30 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.

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.

    13 mile course description.
  • The 13 mile course will simply blow your mind. This race will become one of your favorites for sure.
  • The 13 miler will give you a awesome thrill running on these single track trails I sincerely love & have worked on these trails for years for your enjoyment.
  • The 13 mile course is very challenging, incredible high Sierra country, breathtaking views, Cody Lake, several creek crossings the same creek.
  • The snow could impact parts of the course snow melt.
  • Primarily Pink Ribbons after 2nd aid station 10k turnaround you will continue to follow Pink Ribbons & start & good climb up for a few minutes until reaching your RIGHT turn up to Cody Lake.
  • Orange Ribbons will indicate where to turn RIGHT up to Cody Lake, an out & back section to an aid station. Turnaround located a short distance beyond Cody Lake.
  • A SIGN WILL BE POSTED/ 13 Milers RIGHT TURN CODY LAKE.
  • 13 mile runners will return to the main trail where you first encountered the Orange Ribbons & RIGHT turn up to Cody Lake.
  • After returning to this location a 2nd time you will turn RIGHT again up the trail leading to Cody Meadows aid station turnaround NOW Following PINK RIBBONS.
  • A SIGN WILL BE POSTED/ 13 Milers RIGHT TURN CODY MEADOWS.
  • 13 mile runners you will again follow PINK RIBBONS up to the aid station located at Cody Meadows. 13 mile runners you will turnaround at the aid station.
  • 13 mile runners you will now run directly back to the finish at the Strawberry Lodge following PINK RIBBONS.
    1. This course is run in the beautiful Sierra's. The course starts/finishes at the East end of the Strawberry Lodge. All runners will run on Strawberry Ln, a paved road. Runners, you will run to the end of Strawberry Ln & onto 42 mile tract, a dirt road, for approximentally a hundred yards.
    2. Then turn LEFT up towards some cabins leading to a single track trail leading up to a dirt road and eventually, turning RIGHT on to a dirt road 11N19 approximentally mile 1. You will then run onto a paved road Packsaddle Pass Road turning LEFT over a small bridge and immediately turn LEFT up a dirt road.
    3. Runners will now run up this dirt road 500 yards turning RIGHT up a dirt road. Have fun.
    • 5k aid station will be located at the turn.
    • This dirt road is a very gradual climb up eventually turning into a single track and fairly wide.
    • Attention, there is a creek crossing just before the 10k aid station turnaround. Your feet will get wet. Be careful when crossing.
    • 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.

      Entry Fees:

      • $30 /5k
      • $35 /10k
      • $45 /13.1 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 March 16 if you ordered one and paid for it. Active Military receive a 15% discount. No penalty for race day registration.


      Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. Add $20 if you do 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.

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June 4, 2016
Calero Run
 
Calero Run
San Jose, CA
June 4, 2016
 
Distances:   5k    15k    15k    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
Elevation Gain 50k 5500 ft. Elevation Gain 50 mile 9200 ft.

 

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 mile runners first follow ORANGE RIBBONS running the 9 mile course to the first aid station located at the Rancho Canada del Oro parking lot.
  • 13.1 mile runners continue WEST onto the Mayfair Trail following 13 mile SIGNS BLUE RIBBONS for 4.2 miles returning to the Rancho Canada del Oro aid station.
  • 13.1 mile runners turn around at the aid station returning to the FINISH either following PRIMARILY PINK RIBBONS & also ORANGE 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.

5k 8:00 am Start - Trail Briefing: 7:50 am. You will receive Black Bibs. Follow 5k Signs Gypsum arrows. 10k runners first run the 5k course CLOCKWISE direction then return to the finish a aid station will be at the start/finish. 10k runners go back out a SECOND TIME & REVERSE the 5k course now running a COUNTERCLOCKWISE direction. 10k runners need to refer to the 5k course map.

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:   $30 /5k    $35 /10k    $40 /15k    $45 /Half Marathon    $50 /25k    $60 /50k    $90 /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 28. Active Military receive a 15% discount.

Food will be served to runners after the run.

Maximum of 200 participants allowed so register early.

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

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May 14, 2016
Pollock Pines - Run in the Pines
  
 
Pollock Pines - Run in the Pines
Pollock Pines, CA
May 14, 2016

Distances:    Half Marathon    10k    10k    5k    5k
This is a timed event.
8:00 AM start - 50k, 20 mile, Half Marathon, 10 mile, 5k       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.
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with the Aid Stations.

Location:

Start/Finish Sly Park Recreation Center Area Event Center.
Run around Sly Park Lake.   Course is primarily single track 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. Half Marathon - 1 loop then a 5k out and back.
  4. 10 mile - 1 loop
  5. The 5k runners will go out with all of the other distances first running EAST. Yellow Ribbons will mark the 5k course. The 5k runners will also be crossing Mormon Emigrant Road twice. 5k runners please use extreme CAUTION when crossing this road at the beginning and towards the end of your race. 5k runners when you first run over at the lake, you will run along the lake on the hiking trail with all the other distances for approximately 1.5 miles. At approximately 1.5 miles the 5k runners will take a VERY SHARP RIGHT TURN up onto the horse trail and begin running back to the finish. 5k runners will eventually run back onto the hiking trail along the lake returning to the finish on the exact same course they ran out on. There are no Aid Stations for the 5k loop.

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 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. PINK RIBBONS will mark the entrance to the Event Center/Start/Finish on Mormon Emigrant Road. Bathrooms are available at the start/finish and along the course in a few areas primarily in the campground areas. Lots of parking is also available. Cell phones will work at the start/finish & much of the course.

  • 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.
  • Half Marathon, at the end of 10k loop, take 5k out and back.
  • 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. Orange 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   $70 /Half Marathon   $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 22 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 April 22 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.
  • 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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April 30, 2016
Sierra Azul Trail Challenge
 
Sierra Azul Trail Challenge A timed event.
Los Gatos, CA
April 30, 2016
Note: Volunteers Needed to help drive runners from finish back to the Hacienda Entrance at Quicksilver. This event will be run as scheduled. Rain is not a problem.

 
Distances: 50k    18 mi    Half Marathon    10 k    5 ki
 
8:00 AM - 50k, 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.

Parking and Shuttle assignments: Emails have been sent to the runners that were registeed before 2:00pm on Thursday April 23. The Woods parking Lot is full, the first Shuttle ride is also full. The runners have all been notified. If you register after the date listed above, you are assigned to the second shuttle ride at 7:20 am.

Participants please understand that renting a shuttle or shuttles a driver or drivers is very expensive. Our priority is to get you to the start on time with time to spare. No worries. I hope to continue this event but the cost of a shuttle or shuttles & either a driver or drivers is always a loss financially for me. I will do my best to accommodate your needs thank you for your patients.

This year we will have scheduled times that participants will be leaving on the shuttle from the Hacienda parking lot to insure the participants will arrive to the start on time. This will insure that the participants will arrive on time for the 8:00 am start.

Priority will first be given to the 50k runners that register early so that they will be able to have reserved parking directly across the street at the Woods parking lot $10 per vehicle. Priority for riding the shuttle will be given to the preregistered runners in the order you signed up. We will send out a email on Thursday evening informing the runners that will be parking in the Woods parking lot. We will also send out emails on Thursday evening informing the participants at what time there shuttle will leave for the start.

7:00 am shuttle leaving for the start will be the best time to depart. This shuttle will be reserved for the earliest registered runners. The first shuttle leaving the Hacienda parking lot will be determined on how many participants we have & the number of shuttles we need.

PLEASE REGISTER EARLY so we can be organized on how many shuttles to have & the scheduled times will be figured out. We do not want runners leaving too early for the start standing around waiting for the start. That is no fun.

Race day registrations: we will do our best to get you to the start on time.

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. In order for runners to secure a parking spot they must be preregistered by 5:00 pm the Wednesday before the race, April 22.
  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. 6:30 am Hacienda entrance parking lot open.
  2. 6:50 am first shuttle leaving for the 8:00 am start.
  3. 7:20 am last shuttle leaving for the 8:00 am start.
  4. Runners please park in the back overflow parking lot.
  5. We will be set up at a picnic table inside the Hacienda parking lot. Please make sure you check in.
  6. You will receive your bib number/pins at the start along with the T-shirt if you paid for a shirt.
  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:

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 50k runners will encounter this Aid Station two times.

Trail Briefing:

Mosquito Repellant is highly recommended.

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

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.

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: 50k and 18.8 mi
    • Red Bibs: Half Marathon
    • Black Bibs: 10k and 5k
  • Race Day registration will be at the Hacienda Entrance to Quicksilver 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:    $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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March 26, 2016
Santa Teresa County Park - King Richard Annual
  
 
Santa Teresa County Park - King Richard Annual
San Jose, CA
March 26, 2016

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.
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with the Aid Stations.

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.

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.

  1. Attention ALL runners will first run the 5k course. Following ORANGE RIBBONS/Signs. 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. 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. 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. The event parking for the participants will be to park in the LOWER Corral parking lot.

Entry Fees:  

  • $30 /5k   
  • $35 /10k   
  • $45 /13.1 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 March 16 if you ordered one and paid for it. Active Military receive a 15% discount. No penalty for race day registration.


Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. Pre-registered runners will receive a t-shirt if registered by March 16 if you want one. Add $20 if you do 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 and order one by March 26 to receive a t-shirt. Bib pickup is on Race Day for all events.

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March 19, 2016
Folsom South Side Trail Run
Rain or Shine
 
Folsom South Side Trail Run
Folsom, CA
March 19, 2016
 
Distances:   38 mi   50 K   21 mi   13.1 mi   10 K   10 K
 
8:00 AM - all distances start.     9 hour time limit.
Rain or Shine
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with the Aid Stations.

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 autographing runners bibs and running right along with everyone.

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.

Directions:

    Directions to Folsom Point/Folsom Point.
  1. From hwy 50, get off E. Bidwell exit, turn left at end of ramp
  2. Turn right on Oak Ave Parkway
  3. Turn right on Blue Ravine
  4. Turn left on E. Natomas
  5. Turn right into park entrance
  6. After entering park, turn right at the fork and drive all the way to the end....look for restrooms on the right
  7. In LatLong.net using these coordinates: 38.694238/-121.12951
    or in this notation: 38° 41’ 54.7476’ N by 121° 7’ 38.6616” W you can pinpoint the location.
  8. Here is a map showing the Start.
  Park phone: 916-988-0205

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.

  • There is a water station for the 5k
  • 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 Stations: Four fully stocked aid stations.

Parking: Ample parking at boat ramp. Cost: $12.00 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, 5k
  • 7:50 am Trail Briefing
  • 8:00 am Start all distances
    Cutoff times refer to the Aid Stations in the sequence they will encounter going out for the 1/24/15 Folsom Lake South Side Trail Run.
    Race starts: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm - 8.5 hours time limit. The rangers will want us out prior to dark.
    Attention all aid stations will remain open until the last runner comes in. If the runner does not meet the cutoff time the runner maybe driven back to the start.
  1. Aid Station one Browns Ravine, cutoff time 3:30 pm the aid station will close.
  2. Aid Station two Fitch Way, cutoff time 2:30 pm the aid station will close.
  3. Aid Station Old Salmon Falls Parking lot, cutoff time 12:15 pm the aid station will close.
  4. Aid Station SRA parking lot, cutoff time 11:30 am the aid station will close. This aid station is the turn around for the 38 milers only.

Course and how it will be marked.

  • Start/Finish next to registration area.
  • Course markings
    • Blue Ribbons - 5k course.
    • Primarily Pink - All other 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 2 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.
  • 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.

5k Trial Briefing.

  • Blue Ribbons will mark the 5k course.
  • In the begining all the distances will follow the gypsum on the ground & direction arrows until crossing over the dike.
  • When entering onto the South Side single track trail, the 5k runners will follow the Blue RIBBONS.
  • 5k runners you will run for a few minutes along the trail until you see on your RIGHT SIDE numerous Blue RIBBONS. Prepare to take a very SHARP right hand turn onto another trail.
  • This is a designated trail leading up to your water stop. After reaching the water stop, continue on the trail in a counterclockwise loop returning eventually out to the main trail.
  • ATTENTION DO NOT RUN THIS LOOP TWICE.

38 mile, 50k and 21 mile Trial Briefing.

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

Crews/Teams will be allowed to drive to our 2nd aid station located at Fitch Way.

  • Twice as the runners go OUT & then come BACK to the finish. Driving directions to the Fitch Way aid station. The crews/team members will want to drive to this aid station after the FIRST aid station BROWNS RAVINE.
  • Attention: coming back in sequence would be after the crews/teams leave the Old Salmon Falls aid station then they would see there runner on the way back at the Fitch Way aid station.
  • Driving directions from the first aid station Browns Ravine. Turn Left onto Green Valley Road. Turn Left onto Salmon Falls drive at the traffic light. Take your second Left onto Lakehills Drive. Drive passed the 4 way stop sign continue on Lakehills Dr then turn Left into Fitch Way. Please park respectfully in the neighborhood. Please also remember your directions when returning to this aid station later in the race.
  • Directions to the Old Salmon Falls aid station. Get back to Salmon Falls Road. Turn Left onto Salmon Falls Road follow previous directions. Attention as the runners near aid station 2/Fitch Way, the runners along the trail are following Pink Ribbons then Yellow Ribbons. Note: the runners if they would like to go into aid station 2 at Fitch Way, please follow the Yellow Ribbons into the aid station.

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: $70 /38mi      $60 /50K      $50 /21mi      $45 /13.1mi      $35 /10K      $30 /5K      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 March 9. Active Military receive a 15% discount. Bibs handed out on event day.

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March 5, 2016
Sanborn Park Trail Challenge
Special Military Discount $25 for any race.
 
Sanborn Park Trail Challenge
Saratoga
March 5, 2016
 
Military Discount Day - all events $25 - see below on how to get your discount
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.

Military Discount - how it works. DO NOT sign up online.

$25 per runner for prior or active military for all distance - 13 mile, 9 mile & 4.2 mile.
$20 t-shirts availablel when you mail in your application.
  1. How to PAY.
  2. Mail a check with a completed application to the race director. See below.
  3. -OR- On race day, registration will also only be $25 per runner with no race day additional $10 fee.
Must be able to show proof of service. For active duty, bring your id card. For discharged vets, bring your DD from 214 Report of Transfer or Discharge.
If anyone mails in a registration app & money by March 7, 2015, they must present their Military ID to be allocated a bib for that pricing offered.
Please NOTE: there is a parking fee at Sanborn Park for all vehicles.
Mail in APP. Mail to: tctruns 2850 Douglas Fir Dr Camino CA 95709

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: $45 /Half Marathon    $35 /9 mi   $30 /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 24 if you want one. Add $20 if you do 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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February 27, 2016
Marshall Gold Discovery Run
  
 
Marshall Gold Discovery Run
Coloma, CA
February 27, 2016
Distances:    Half Marathon    10 k    5 k
 
9:00 AM - all distances start   7:15 AM - check-in opens     7:00 AM - North Beach parking lot opens.     
Time limit: 4 hours.
 
To see trail maps, click on the milage buttons above. However, there are no maps yet.

Discription   This event is solely run inside the very historic Marshall Gold Discovery Park. This park is set in the beautiful foothills of Coloma CA along the American River. Lots of oak trees throughout the park. All courses are a mix of some pavement inside the park and some very appealing dirt single track trails. Some sections of the trails are somewhat technical but very runnable in areas as well. This course has some uphills, downhills, flat sections with a great mix to make the run very enjoyable and interesting.

Directions: Please visit the parks website. The park is in a remote area. Please make sure you have plenty of gas and please drive safely. Driving out to the park is time consuming; please allow yourself plenty of drive time the morning of the race.
$12 parking fee is required per vehicle. Carpooling is encouraged.

Trail Briefing

7:00 am North Beach parking lot opens.
7:15 am Runners check-in. Parking location & bathrooms for event: the North Beach parking lot at the most West end of the park on Hwy 49. Race day registration: pick up shirts, bibs and pins
8:45 am Trail briefing at the start/finish.
9:00 am start of race

Aid Stations: Several aid stations will be supplied along the course.

Course Discription
Start/Finish location: Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park in Coloma, CA 95613. Hwy 49 Coloma Road at Bridge Street. Phone:530 622 3470. The race will start directly across the street on the trail running East towards the Park Office. Finish for all the distances will be in front of the park HQ/Office. Time limit for event is four hours - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Refreshments will be served at the picnic tables behind the museum. All runners/ families are encouraged to explore the historic park after the event.
Runners, please be aware you might encounter a car driving on the street along the course. Use caution at all times when running on the pavement. You will be running through a neighborhood for a short period at the beggining and at the end. Runners, please be prepared for all types of weather heat, cold, rain and wind.

13.1 mile - Yellow bibs

10k - Red bibs

5k - Black bibs

Course markings:
The course will be marked with the following:

5k - Orange ribbons

10k - Blue ribbons

13.1 miles - Three loops following these ribbons in sequence: first loop - Green ribbons, 2nd loop - Yellow ribbons, and 3rd loop - Red ribbons.
Signs will also be posted along the course.

Parking: There is a $8 parking fee per car. Use the North Beach parking lot at the most West end of the park on Hwy 49. Please bring exact change.

Entry Fees: $45 /Half Marathon    $35 /10K  $30 /5k  
Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. Pre-registered runners will receive a t-shirt if registered by February 17 if you want one. Add $20 if you do 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 Febrary 17 to receive a t-shirt. Bib pickup is on Race Day for all events.

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January 30, 2016
Folsom Lake Sweet Water Trail Run
Rain or Shine
 
Folsom Lake Sweet Water Trail Run
Folsom, CA
January 30, 2016
New Online Registration close date: 1/28/16 at 8:00 pm. You can always register on the day of the event.
 
Distances:   50 K   21 mi   21 mi   13.1 mi   8 mi   10 K   10 K
 
8:00 AM - all distances start.     9 hour time limit.
Rain or Shine!
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with the Aid Stations.

Note: NEW Start/Finish/All new courses. Carpool parking lot is set up because there is not enough parking at the start/finish line. Here is a map for the carpool parking lot. And Here are the driving directions from Google.
  • 6:35 am is the designated meeting time. NOTE IT WILL BE DARK so be careful.
  • Whether you car pool or not, please arrive as soon as possible.
  • Carpooling meeting location is at the Falcon Crest dirt parking lot on Salmon Falls Rd in between Green Valley Rd & Salmon Falls Bridge on the left.
  • Runners that do want to carpool should consider carpooling with other runners that are doing the same distance or close to it. We will have signs with the difference distance spread around the parking lot. You can locate a carpool partner at the sign for your distance.
  • We will make every effort to get you all back to the carpool parking lot.

Start/Finish Folsom SRA parking lot. It is before Salmon Falls bridge 500 yards on the left coming from Green Valley Road. The start is set up in the middle of the parking lot. See map below.
 
Note: You can pickup your race packet on race day. But better yet, you can pick up your packet on the day before race day from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. You can also register for the run at this time. Day of race registration charge applied - $10. Avoid the crowds. Here is the address:
  • Steves Pizza
  • 3941 Park Drive Suite 100
  • El Dorado Hills CA 95762
  • 916 939 2100
The legendary founder of the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run and founder of the sport of 100 mile trail running, Gordy Ainsleigh, will be autographing runners bibs and running right along with everyone.

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.

Directions:

    Directions to Folsom SRA parking lot.
  1. Carpooling is encouraged.
  2. From hwy 50, get off E. El Dorado Hills Blvd North/East towards Folsom Lake, Green Valley Road. Once you are on El Dorado Hills Blvd, stay on El Dorado Hills Blvd for 4.1 miles until crossing over Green Valley RD onto Salmon Falls RD drive, after 5.6 miles turn left into the SRA parking lot. Turn in is just before Salmon Falls bridge.
  3. SRA Parking Lot is before Salmon Falls bridge 500 yards on the left coming from Green Valley Road. You drive to the very back of the parking lot for the Start/Finish. No street address is available.

    Here is a map for the SRA Parking Lot area.

    And here are the Directions from Google.

  Park phone: 916-988-0205

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.

Course:   See maps by clicking the mileage buttons.

Aid Stations: Five fully stocked aid stations.

Trial Briefing.

6:00 am park opens.

  • Please arrive early as we will have a large crowd to handle.
  • Volunteers are welcome.
  • $10 per vehicle SELF REGISTRATION for ALL parking please carpool/ parking availability at the SRA parking lot 129 cars. We will have people directing you.
  • NO parking is allowed on the main road entering into the parking lot.
  • Overflow free parking, if needed, is outside the SRA parking lot. Beyond the entrance to the SRA parking lot before the Salmon Falls bridge there is a dirt area to park.
  • Additional parking $10, if needed. After crossing over the Salmon Falls bridge there is parking on the right in the Skunk Hollow parking lot & on left at the Darrington Trail head. You will have to walk across the bridge to the SRA parking lot please. Use CAUTION crossing & walking on Salmon Falls road.
  • Entrance to park marked with Pink Ribbons.
  • Start/Finish area at the SRA Folsom Lake parking lot far end.
  • There is 4 bathrooms available at the start/finish.
  • 6:45 am Registration/Runner check in. Pre-registered runners pick up their shirts/Bibs/pins. Bathrooms available next to registration area - Start/Finish.
  • Bibs
    • Yellow    50k, 25Mi
    • Red         18Mi, 13.1Mi
    • Black     8Mi, 10k, 5k
  • 7:50 am Trail Briefing
  • 8:00 am Start distances except the 5k.
  • 8:10 am 5k start.
  • The Starting line for the race will be the middle of the parking lot due to the Sweet Water Trail is a very narrow single track trail. This will allow the pack to thin out a little bit before entering onto the Sweet Water Trail.

Cutoff times/ Time limit

  • Browns Ravine aid station closes at 12:30 pm.
  • Fitch Way aid station closes at 2:00 pm.
  • Old Salmon Falls aid station closes at 4:00 pm.
  • Finish SRA parking lot end of the Sweet Water Trail 5:00 pm.

Courses will be marked with ribbons, signs & gypsum.

  • 50k Out & back. Pink ribbons, Turnaround at the Browns Ravine aid station. Five aid stations along the course, two water stops.
  • 25 miler Out & back. Pink ribbons, Turnaround at the Fitch Way aid station. Three aid stations, two water stops along the course.
  • 18 miler Out & back. Pink ribbons, one aid station at mile four & another at mile 14. A Water stop at turnaround at mile 9. Turnaround location New York Creek before crossing bridge at water stop.
  • 13.1 miler Thanks very much - due to the large number of 13 mile runners, I have changed & greatly improved the course. After running through the second aid station located in the Old Salmon Falls parking lot at approximentally mile 6.6, you will take a very sharp LEFT turn up doing a counterclockwise loop approximentally 0.7 of a mile then turning RIGHT returning onto the main trail back to the aid station located in the Old Salmon Falls parking lot.
  • 8 miler Out & back. Pink ribbons, one aid station. Turnaround at the Old Salmon Falls aid station one.
  • 10k Out & back. Blue ribbons, Turnaround at the Sweet Water aid station located at the end of the trail. One aid station.
  • All distances except the 5k runners will be directed a slight course change to the 10k aid station. This will allow all runners the opportunity to utilize this aid station which is on course anyhow. The 10k runners are the only runners that must check in at this aid station to have their bib numbers recorded. Then return to the finish a OUT & BACK course.
  • After the first aid station the 10k aid station turnaround, the runners continuing 50k, 25Mi, 18Mi, 13Mi & 8 mile runners, there is a creek crossing - WET FEET. Please use caution when crossing the Sweet Water creek. The rocks are very lippery.
  • 5k Out & back. Green ribbons/A sign will be Posted along the trail where to turnaround at mile 1.5.
  • Runners please bring chairs. No seating available. We will provide some chairs.

Note: Be alert to an alternate route depending on potentially dangerous conditions due to rain. This will impact the 50k, 25mi, 18mi, 13mi & 8 mile runners.

The alternate route will not cross the creek if there is an unsafe creek level as determined by the race director. He will reroute the runners around the creek. These runners will run over to the 10k aid station, turn Right, run up Salmon Falls RD for a few hundred yards, then turn Right - back onto the trail. Runners please use extreme caution on Salmon Falls RD. Runners will use this course detour running out & back if implemented.

This info only pertains to the 50k & 25 mile runners. Info alerting the runners where to turn into the Fitch Way aid station.

  • Yellow Ribbons will be on the LEFT side of the trail where to turn & follow into the Fitch Way aid station. This aid station is the turn around for the 25 milers.
  • Attention: At the 25 milers turnaround at the Fitch Way aid station, the 50k runners continue on to the Browns Ravine aid station.
  • The 50k runners will return to the Fitch Way aid station so there will be Yellow Ribbons alerting them where to turn into the aid station for the 2nd time.
  • A sign will also be POSTED - FITCH WAY AID STATION.

Drop Bags.
Drop bags will be located at the Fitch Way aid station for the 50k & 25 mile runners. 50k runners will pass through the Fitch Way aid station twice. Turnaround for the 25 milers. Drop bags will be picked up the morning of the race at the start delivered to the Fitch Way aid Station.

Crews/Teams will be allowed to drive to our 2nd aid station located at Fitch Way.

  • Twice as the runners go OUT & then come BACK to the finish. Driving directions to the Fitch Way aid station. The crews/team members will want to drive to this aid station after the FIRST aid station BROWNS RAVINE.
  • Attention: coming back in sequence would be after the crews/teams leave the Old Salmon Falls aid station then they would see there runner on the way back at the Fitch Way aid station.
  • Driving directions from the first aid station Browns Ravine. Turn Left onto Green Valley Road. Turn Left onto Salmon Falls drive at the traffic light. Take your second Left onto Lakehills Drive. Drive passed the 4 way stop sign continue on Lakehills Dr then turn Left into Fitch Way. Please park respectfully in the neighborhood. Please also remember your directions when returning to this aid station later in the race.
  • Directions to the Old Salmon Falls aid station. Get back to Salmon Falls Road. Turn Left onto Salmon Falls Road follow previous directions. Attention as the runners near aid station 2/Fitch Way, the runners along the trail are following Pink Ribbons then Yellow Ribbons. Note: the runners if they would like to go into aid station 2 at Fitch Way, please follow the Yellow Ribbons into the aid station.

Trail/ Crew Info driving instructions. Food & gas.

No bathrooms will be available along the course. Food & gas. There is a Safeway located at the intersection of Green Valley & Francisco. There are also newmerous other places to get food. Crews please drive the speed limit. You will easily arrive at all of the aid stations well before your runners & returning to the finish.

10k info. If someone wants to see their 10k runner, they may do so at the 10k Sweet Water Trail aid station. Turnaround for the 10k runners parking is very limited. Driving directions from the start. Turn right onto Salmon Falls Rd drive approximately one mile the aid station will be on your right. Return to the finish to see your runner come in.

8, 13, 18, 25 milers & 50k info. Old Salmon Falls aid station. 8 milers turn around at this aid station, all the other runners will pass through this aid station twice going out & returning to the finish.
Driving directions from the start. From Green Valley RD to Falcon Crest parking lot is 2.9 miles. From Falcon Crest parking lot to the start 2.7 miles 7 minutes drive time. Turn right onto Salmon Falls Rd. Drive approximately two miles turn right prior at the Falcon Crest dirt parking lot. Drive down the paved Rd straight ahead down into the Old Salmon Falls dirt parking lot. Parking is limited. If the parking lot is full, please park above in the Falcon Crest dirt parking lot & walk down. Do NOT park on the side of the paved road, please. Here is a mpa And here directions from Google.

25 milers & 50k runners/ Crews Fitch Way aid station. Drop bag location & turn around for the 25 milers. Parking is limited & will require a parking pass which we will issue on race day or prior by email.
Driving directions from the Old Salmon Falls aid station. 50k runners will pass through this aid station twice going out & returning to the finish. Turn right onto Salmon Falls Rd drive approximately one mile, turn right onto Hills Drive. Drive down beyond the stop sign, turn left onto Fitch Wy. Aid station will be located at the end of Fitch Wy.

50k runners. will pass through this aid station twice going out & returning to the finish. Turn right onto Salmon Falls Rd drive approximately one mile turn, right onto Hills Drive. Drive down beyond the stop sign, turn left onto Fitch Wy. Aid station will be located at the end of Fitch Wy.

50k runners & crews Browns Ravine aid station. Turn around for the 50k runners. Drive back to Salmon Falls Rd. Turn right onto Salmon Falls Rd to Green Valley Rd. Turn right onto Green Valley Rd. Drive on Green Valley Rd approximately 0.5 miles, turning right into Browns Ravine. Drive into the park to the guard shack. You must have a state issued parking pass to enter into this aid station. The aid station will be located on your immediate right.

50k runners & crews Crews/Runners you will be able to see your runners returning to the finish at two aid stations in sequence.

  1. Fitch Wy aid station.
  2. Old Salmon Falls aid station.
  3. Crews return to the finish to see your runner come in.

Entry Fees: $60 /50K      $55 /25mi      $50 /18mi      $45 /13.1mi      $35 /8mi      $35 /10k      $30 /5K      Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. T-shirt cost, add $20.00. It 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 they have ordered one and have registered by January 20. Active Military receive a 15% discount. Bibs handed out on event day.

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January 2, 2016
Hacienda Hills/Almaden Quicksilver County Park/New Almaden
Fisher House
 
Hacienda Hills/Almaden Quicksilver County Park/New Almaden
San Jose, CA
January 2, 2016
Donations gratefully accepted. Part of the proceeds to this event will go to Fisher House in support of our military personnel injured in the line of duty. Fisher House
 
 
Distances: 3.5    6    Half   
 
Elevation Profiles: 5K Profile 10K Profile 13M Profile
 
Elevation Gains: 980 feet 1810 feet 2980 feet
 
Start Times: 8:30 AM 8:30 AM 8:30 AM
 
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with the Aid Stations.

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 begining 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 approximately 1 mile.
    • Turn RIGHT onto Hicks Road drive approximately 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 approximately 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 approximately 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:$40 /Half Marathon   $35 10k  $30/5k 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 20. Active Military receive a 15% discount.

Food will be served to runners after the run.

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December 5, 2015
Calero Park Run
Event cancelled by Park Authority due to wet conditions. See cancellation refund policy above.
 
Calero Park Run
San Jose, CA
December 5, 2015
 
Distances:   5k    10k    15k    13m    25k    50k
 
8:00 AM 50k, 25k, 13.1 mi, 15k, 10k, and 5k start
5:00 PM Cut-off time.

Cut-off times/time limits:  
There is a 9 hr time limit for all races.
Improved 13.1 mile map is being worked on.
 
 
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with the Aid Stations.

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 3.8 mile 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.

10k 8:00 am Start - Trail Briefing: 7:50 am. You will receive Black Bibs. You will stay inside Calero Park. You first run the 5k course in a clockwise direction loop then return to the finish/ aid station then reverse the 5k course. Just run counterclockwise to complete the 10k course returning to the finish. Follow the GREEN RIBBONS. Follow 5k Signs 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 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:   $30 /5k    $35/10k    $40 /9 mile    $45 /13.1 mile    $50 /25k    $60 /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. Add $20 to the price for a T-shirt.

Info: Pre-registered runners can receive a t-shirt if registered by Nov 22. 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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November 7, 2015
Pollock Pines - Run in the Pines
Rain or Shine
  
 
Pollock Pines - Run in the Pines
Pollock Pines, CA
November 7, 2015

In memory of Robert and Linda Mathis
Distances:    Half Marathon    10k    5k    5k    5k
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.
This event is dedicated to the memory of Robert and Linda Mathis beloved leaders in the running community until their untimely passing on December 31, 2011. Their lives inspired many to pursue goals far beyond what was thought possible.

Location:

Start/Finish Sly Park Recreation Center Area Event Center.
Run around Sly Park Lake.   Course is primarily single track 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. Half Marathon - 1 loop and then the 5k back out and back.
  4. 10 mile - 1 loop
  5. 5k out and back loops. The 5k runners will run the opposite direction of the other distances, West.

Directions: From Hwy 50 get off at Sly Park Road. Take Sly Park Road Southeast towards Sly Park Lake 4.6 miles. Turn left onto Mormon Emigrant Trail. Drive East 6/10 mile. You will drive passed the spillway on your left. On your left a big sign is up indicating where to turn into the Event Center. Turn left into the Event Center. Drive straight up the paved road to the back arriving at the Event Center. Try not to drive past Sly Park Lake on your left. If you do, turn around.
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:

  1. Yellow Bib numbers - 50k
  2. Red Bib numbers - 20 mile
  3. Black Bib numbers - 13Mi, 10Mi, 5k
The trail is marked with PINK 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.
  • Half Marathon, at the end of 10k loop, take 5k out and back.
  • 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.com
  • 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: $80 /50k    $60 /20mi    $50 /Half Marathon    $45 /10mi    $40 /5k   
Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. Pre-registered runners will receive a t-shirt if registered by October 28 if you want one. Add $20 if you 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.

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September 19, 2015
Lovers Leap of Faith - Strawberry
 
Lovers Leap of Faith - Strawberry
Strawberry, CA
September 19, 2015

Distances: 5k    10k    9mi    13.1 mi    18 mi    50k
 
7:00 AM start - 50k      8:00 AM start - 18 miles, 13.1 miles, 9 mi, 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.

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
Air Quality is GOOD. September 16 at 4:00 pm

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 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.

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. Accommodations might be hard to get at the Lodge. There is another event hosted by the lodge that weekend. Lots of Bands are performing there. So, make your reservations early. 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 18 mile, Half Marathon, 9 mile, 10k, 5k

Bib colors:

  • Yellow bibs - 50k, and 18 miler runners.
  • Red bibs - 13.1 mile runners.
  • Black bibs - 9 mile, 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. This event will have the 50k & 18 mile runners running clockwise loops. 50k and 18 mile runners please view the 50k and 18 mile course maps; you will run the opposite directions displayed on the course maps.

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 and 9 mile course: ORANGE RIBBONS the entire course. You will run up and over Lovers Leap Mtn passing through the aid station located at Sayles Canyon.
    9 mile runners - Your course is out and back. Turn around at the Sayles Canyon aid station; this is the 2nd aid station you come to.
    13.1 mile runners: Continue running EAST on the Pony Express Trail for approximately another 1.8 miles further past the Aid station until reaching Sierra at Tahoe road. Turn around & return to the finish the exact way you came.
  • 10k course BLUE RIBBONS out & back course you will run up & over the top of Lovers Leap Mtn and turn around at a designated location.
  • 5k course 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 and 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:   $40 /5k   $45 /10k   $45 /10k   $60 /13.1 mi   $70 /18 mi   $80 /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. Add $20 to the list price to get a T-shirt.

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

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September 12, 2015
Rancho & Calero Mtn Bike Race
 
Rancho & Calero Mtn Bike Race
Rancho Canada del Oro
Morgan Hill, CA
September 12, 2015
Distances:   9 mile loop 16.6 mile loop 21.8 mile loop
8:30 AM start - All distances
 
Trail maps are up. To see trail map, click on the milage button above.
MTN BIKERS please understand that if I do not have enough riders pre registered one week prior to the event to cover the cost of the $500 for the insurance, I will cancel the event.
In addition, I will have to pay another $500 to use both parks for the event. I will immediately refund the riders signed up.

Attention out of town riders: recommended hotel accommodations.

  • Summit Hotel
  • located near this event in South San Jose
  • 399 Silicon Valley Blvd
  • San Jose,CA 95138
  • 408 972 7800
  • If not have enough riders are pre-registered one week prior to the event to cover the cost of the $500 for the insurance, the race director will cancel the event & immediately refund the riders signed up.
  • Need volunteers/trail marshals to ride the course during the event. Contact Troy Limb

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:  Parking is FREE available at the main parking lot & horse parking lot at the start/finish. Overflow parking lot passed the start/finish a few hundred yards on Casa Loma Road on the left. Please use caution when walking or riding on Casa Loma Road. We strongly encourage carpooling, please; limited parking is available.
Bathroom/bathrooms will be available at the start/finish.

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

Set in Rancho Canada del Oro   Open Space Preserve. A mix of single track & dirt roads. Very hilly a very smooth fast course, no real technical sections. Two aid station locations at Longwall & Catamount and at the intersectin of Catamount & Bald Peaks will be provided for the Mtn bike course. Water, Gu Brew, Gu Gels, bananas, etc.

Race Day

  • Start time: 8:30am
  • All categories are to be at the start/finish by 8:15am for pre race safety announcements. This announcements is mandatory to be able to race with us on this amazing course. The start will be set off in waves.
  • Wave 1: Experts
  • Wave 2: Sport
  • Wave 3: Beginner
    Categories - There will be three different categories at this event.
  • Beginner 8.5 miles: You train 1-3 days a week/month and can go around a recreational trail. Beginners will receive a BLACK Bib number.
  • Sport 18 miles: You have been riding for some time and ride a lot. You train 3-4 days a week. Sport will receive a Blue Bib number.
  • Expert 27.5 miles:(You love to ride long hard and as FAST as you can.) Experts will receive a Yellow Bib number.
    1. 1st loop is 8.5 miles.
    2. 2nd loop is 9.5 miles total for the two loops 18 miles.
    3. 3rd loop REPEAT second loop 9.5 miles total three loops 27.5 miles.
  • 6:30 am will be in the park for event set up.
  • 6:30 am rider check in. Check-in closes at 7:45 am. No bibs issued after Check-in is closed.
  • 8:15 am rider briefing.
  • 8:30 am Start time for event.
  • Time Limit: 8:30 am to 12:30 am. 4 hour time lime.
  • Bathrooms are available at the Start/Finish line.

Course: A mix of single track & dirt roads. Very hilly, a very smooth fast course; no real technical sections.
Starting location for race: the Serpentine Trail Head next to Casa Loma paved road.
The first loop will be ridden in a COUNTERCLOCKWISE direction. Serpentine Trail to Longwall up Catamount left on Bald Peaks down Longwall, right onto Mayfair Ranch Trail crossing Casa Loma dirt road down to the finish at the picnic tables next to bathroom.
Riders wanting to do a 2nd & 3rd loop continue to do additional loops. At the end of the Mayfair Ranch Trail turn left onto Casa Loma dirt road ride down to the starting location the Serpentine Trail Head.

Second & third loops are the exact same course as follows.
Serpentine Trail Head to Longwall up Longwall to Bald Peaks down Catamount turn right up Longwall to Mayfair Ranch Trail to finish.
Those riders wanting to do a third loop repeat the second loop.

Course Markings: PINK RIBBONS, Signs & Gypsum direction arrows.

    NOTE
  • YELLOW RIBBONS will alert riders to use CAUTION, slow down, sharp turn ahead, steep grade, long downhill.
  • RED RIBBONS will alert riders to use EXTREME CAUTION - SLOW DOWN, dangereous situation ahead.

Please be aware that other people, horses & bike riders could be using the trails during our event. Please be prepared to stop suddenly if needed. Please ride safely always staying under control. Course primarily single track trail, some dirt roads.

  • Mtn bikers Ansi or Snell helmets required.
  • No headphones or anything maybe worn during the event that will inhibit your hearing.
  • No cutting the course. Stay on designated course at all times.
  • No dogs on the course & in the park, all dogs must be on a leash.
  • No littering.
  • One bathrooms will be available on the course.
  • All participants must sign a waiver form.
  • A parent or guardian who is present on site must sign a waiver form for participants under 18 yrs old.
  • Rancho Canada del Oro Park will be closed to the public during the race.
  • Calero Park, the Serpentine Loop Trail, will be open to the public during the race. The Serpentine Loop Trail is a wide, mostly.
  • Please be prepared to slow down or even stop, if needed, due to other park users hikers, runners other Mtn bikers, horse riders or vehicles.

Entry Fees, Registration, and T-shirts:

  • $50 - All distances.
  • $60 - Two person teams. All distances. Note: mixed gender teams are allowed but only one certificate for First Place is awarded. Rules for teamms. Teammates must complete a entire loop & then they can be substitututed by a teammate on any given loop. All riders will be given bibs.
  • $40 Juniors - 17 and under - all distances.
  • $50 Junior teams
  • You can pre-register online through active.com. PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE IF YOU CAN; IT ONLY HELPS YOU. There will be a $10 USD late fee applied to registraion for day of/walk-in registration. T-shirts are available for purchase online for $20 if registered by September 2, 2015. Active Veterans recieve a 15% discount on the event, but not on T-shirts. Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. Mail-in applications must be received by the Wednesday before the event.

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

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August 29, 2015
Annual Almaden Hills Run
 
Annual Almaden Hills Run
San Jose, CA
August 29, 2015
 
Distances:   1/2 mi    3 mi    8 mi    8 mi    13 mi    21 mi    50 K   
 
8:00 AM - Half mile, 5k, 10k, 8 mi, 13.1 mi, 21 mi and 50K start
8:00 am to 4:00 pm - 8 HOUR TIME LIMIT.
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with the Aid Stations.

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: 21Mi, 13.1Mi, 8.6Mi
  • BLACK: Half Mile, 5k, 10k

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: 21 milers.
  • Yellow RIBBONS: 13.1 milers
  • Blue Ribbons: 8.6 milers
  • Red RIBBONS: 5k, 10k
  • Greem Ribbons: Half Mile

Last 10 miles of the 50k CUTOFF TIMES.

  • 1:00 pm OUT/ mile 21 at the Start/Finish Mockingbird parking lot aid station.
  • 2:00 pm OUT/ Prospect & Randol Trail Aid Station.
  • 3:00 pm OUT/Hacienda parking lot Aid station.
  • 4:00 pm FINISH at the Start/Finish the Mockingbird parking lot.

Course for the Half Mile. A counterclockwise loop. 70% dirt road Hacienda Trail 1/4 turn left onto 30% single track New Almaden Trail. Turn right onto Hacienda Trail to finish.

Course for the 10k. First run the 5k turn around at the start/finish & then reverse course back to the start/finish. One full aid station at the turnaround mile 3.1. Two water stops same location the runners will pass through twice at the intersection of the Hacienda Trail & Virl Norton Trail.

Entry Fees:   $20/Half Mile  $40/5k   $45/10k  $45/8.6 mile   $50/13 mile   $60/21 mile  $80/50K     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 Aug 20. 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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August 1, 2015
Echo Summit Trail Challenge
 
Echo Summit Trail Challenge
Adventure Mountain Snow Park, Echo Summit
Twin Bridges, CA
August 1, 2015
Air Quality is great for this Saturday's event. No problems with smoke.

Distances:    5k    10 mi    10 mi    20 mi    50 k    50 mi
 
5:30 AM start - 50m, 50k      Time limit: 15 ½ hours.
8:00 AM - 20 mi, Half Marathon, 10 mi, and 5k start    
 
Please click above on the distance for detailed course maps and elevations!

Pre-Race Packet Pick up, shirts, bibs and Registration.

Directions: Race Central is at Strawberry Lodge , Kyburz, CA and the race starts at the Lake Tahoe Winter Experience Parking lot located here.

We will be at the Strawberry Lodge at 5:00 pm in the banquet room for runner check in registration, trail briefing & dinner at 6:30 pm. Lodging is available. Important info the START/FINISH is a 15 minute drive EAST up Hwy 50 to Adventure Mtn Lake Tahoe/Snow Park. A $5 parking fee will be charged.

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 Snow Park parking lot. The event starts/finishes from the parking lot. Find the signs for Pacific Crest Trail, Tahoe Rim Trail.    If you are coming from the "Sierra at Tahoe" ski reort, take "Sierra at Tahoe" Rd to Hwy 50, turn right continue to drive East 2.8 miles to the Adventure Mountain Snow Park aka (Lake Tahoe Winter Experience) parking lot. Find Start & Finish area.   For travel on Highway 50 West, drive until reaching Echo Summit.  Turn left into Adventure Mountain Snow Park aka (Lake Tahoe Winter Experience) parking lot, find the signs for Pacific Crest Trail, Tahoe Rim Trail.  Event starts from the parking lot.

Parking: Carpooling is encouraged.  There is a $5 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 4:30 am.

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. 4:30 am runner check in/race day reg for 50m, and 50k.
  4. 5:20 am trail briefing
  5. 5:30 am Start 50m, and 50k. 15 ½ hour time limit. We will be flexible. 9:00 pm race is over.
  6. 7:50 am Trail Briefing 20Mi, 13.1Mi, 10Mi, 5k
  7. 8:00 am 20Mi, 13.1Mi, 10Mi, 5k start.
  8. Bathrooms are available.

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

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 START/FINISH.

Bib Colors:

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

Course will be marked with the following.

    Ribbons, Signs, Gypsum
  • 13 mile out and back/turnaround beyond/passed the 2nd aid station on Bryan dirt road approximentally 1/4 to the wooden bridge cross over the bridge then turn around & return to the finish the exact way they came PINK RIBBONS
  • 10 mile out and back/turnaround at the first aid station. PINK RIBBONS
  • 5k Clockwise loop PCT to Pony Express Trail back onto PCT returning to the finish. BLUE RIBBONS
  • 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
  • 50Mi, 50k, 20Mi, 13.1Mi, 10Mi: PINK RIBBONS
  • TEN MILE Bryan Loop: ORANGE RIBBONS and Signs.
  • Only concerns 50Mi, 50k runners. The runners will do this loop after leaving the 2nd aid station the 2nd time out. Counter clockwise loop.
  • First loop follow 50k signs/counter clockwise loop. This loop will be done twice by the 50 mile runners but later on in the event and the 2nd time doing this loop the runners will do a clockwise loop.
  • 2nd loop 50 mile signs/clockwise loop.
  • Blue Ribbons 5k runners. One aid station.

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.
Attention - nature and its hazards

  • Wildlife/Weather please watch out for these animals.
  • Rattle Snakes.
  • Bears
  • Mountain Lions
  • Wolverines
  • Thunder showers and hail

Directions to Aid Stations from start at Adventure Mountain Lake Tahoe. There are 3 Aid Stations out on the course.

  1. Sierra at Tahoe Road. Mile 5 out. CAUTION ROAD CROSSING 50Mi/50k, 20Mi, 13Mi, 10Mi. CREW ACCESS OK.
  2. Bryan Road. Mile 6.5. CREW ACCESS OK. Drive in 1/2 mile very slowly keep dust down. Please watch out for RUNNERS.

  3. CAUTION 50Mi, 50K, 20Mi runners after the 2nd aid station you will enter into the Lovers Leap Campground running onto Strawberry CT & LN. Use CAUTION. 50MI runners will later reverse this section. Bathrooms at the CAMPGROUND.
  4. 11N19/17E12. Mile 10. CREW ACCESS OK. Passed the Strawberry Lodge/Turn LEFT onto 42 mile tract. Cross over bridge veer RIGHT. 1/2 mile up turn LEFT onto 11N19. Drive up dirt road 1/4 mile. Aid Station will be on your RIGHT. You cannot miss the Aid Station. PARK. Please drive very slowly on all DIRT ROADS and watch out for RUNNERS.
  5. Water stop: Bryan Mdw loop. 50Mi, 50k.
  6. One aid station for 5k runners.

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.

    Bathrooms/Crews/Food/Gas
  • South Lake Tahoe 15 minutes. Opposite direction of your runner. All services.
  • Bathrooms/Food Strawberry Lodge. WEST/LEFT TURN on Hwy 50. 15 minutes. GREAT FOOD near Lovers Leap Campground and on your way to aid station 3.
  • Bathrooms/WEST/LEFT TURN on Hwy 50. Horse tail Falls parking lot trail head on RIGHT before the Strawberry Lodge. Passed Sierra at Tahoe WEST Road 5 minutes.
    Drop bags/Pacers
  1. Will be picked up at the start and delivered to the 2nd aid station.
  2. The 50 mile runners will be able to pick up a pacer at the 2nd aid station located on Bryan Road, a dirt road, located off of Sierra at Tahoe Road after the first aid station on Sierra at Tahoe Road. Bryan Road, a dirt road, is on the right 1 minute after the first aid station located on Sierra at Tahoe Road.
  3. Pacer may be picked up at aid station 2 when their runner has arrived at this aid station for the 4th time. Heading out for the 2nd time to do the 10 mile Bryan Meadow loop. 50 mile signs.

Cell phones work on a lot of the course. Mostly not on the 10 mile Bryan Meadow loop.

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: 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: $100 /50 mi    $80 /50K    $60 /20 mi    $50 /13.1 mi    $45 /10 mi   $40 /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. Add $20 to the listed price to get a t-shirt.

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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July 18, 2015
Rancho Canada del Oro New 1 mile kids event for 2015!
 
Rancho Canada del Oro
Morgan Hill, CA
July 18, 2015
 
 
Distances:      1 mi    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:  All parking will be done at the Rancho Canada del Oro OVERFLOW parking lot. A few hundreds yards passed the start/finish on the LEFT within walking distance from the Rancho Canada del Oro parking lot.  Click here for more parking information.

Trail briefing

  • 7:50am trail briefing for all distances.
  • 8:00 am start for all distances
  • 1 mile kids race Kids 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Distance: one mile out & back course. One water stop at the turn around. Course; dirt road very runnable, very easy terrain, basically flat. There is a creek crossing very early in the race. Currently, there is some water but in July, don't know. Just enough to get your feet wet. Will need volunteers, course marshals, parents HELP. Parents are encoursegaed to run with there kids. Course is bike friendly for parents to ride if they would like to.
  • 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.
    Bib Colors
  • Black bibs - 4 & 9 milers.
  • Red bibs - 14 & 24 milers.
  • Yellow bibs - 50k.
  • Entry Fees:     $20 /1 mi   $40 /4 mi   $45 /9 mi   $50 /14 mi   $60 /24 mi   $80 /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. Add $20 to the list price to receive a T-shirt.

    Info: Pre-registered runners can receive a t-shirt if registered by July 9. 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 4, 2015
Lovers Leap of Faith - Strawberry New 100k event for 2015!
GREAT TRAINER FOR AC100 and TRT100
 
Lovers Leap of Faith - Strawberry
Strawberry, CA
July 4, 2015

5k    10k    9mi    13.1 mi    18 mi    50k    50m    50m
 
5:30 AM start - 100k, 50m, 50k      Time limit: 15 1/2 hours. 100k is a new event for 2015.
8:00 AM start - 18 miles, 13.1 miles, 9 mi, 10k, and 5k
 
Click on mileage buttons above for course maps. Attention 100k runners: after returning to Strawberry Lodge the first time, you will run an out & back section EAST beyond the 50 mile turn around sign 6.5 miles up to the Echo Summit Aid Station.
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 7/3/13 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.
  6. Saturday morning of the run on July 4, runners can check in at 4:30 am.
  7. Registration will be in the back banquet room on the right side of the lodge in the back. Friday at 5:00 pm we will be able to use the banquet room at the Strawberry Lodge for runner check in, registration, trail briefing and then dinner in the dining room for whomever.
  8. The main front door will be open & bathrooms will be avialble.
  9. Participants are not allowed to park in front of the Strawberry Lodge unless they are staying at the lodge.
  10. Parking is available on Strawberry Ln to the left of the lodge or on the right side of the lodge in the dirt parking lot.
  11. Runners should please be quiet inside the lodge & outside in the early morning not to disturb the other guest sleeping.

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. 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.

  • 4:30 am runner check in/race day reg for 100K, 50m, and 50k.
  • 5:20 am trail briefing
  • 5:30 am Start 100k, 50m, and 50k. 15 ½ hour time limit.
  • 7:50 am Trail Briefing
  • 8:00 am 18 mile, Half Marathon, 9 mile, 10k, 5k
    Cutoff times.
  • Strawberry Lodge aid station for the 100k & 50 mile runners to turn around & go back out.
  • 5:00 pm Strawberry Lodge Aid Station 100k runners must be going back OUT. We strongly encourage runners to pick up there lights. Lights can also be picked up at the Echo Summit aid station.
  • 6:00 pm Strawberry Lodge Aid Station 50 mile runners. Lights required when going back out.
  • 7:00 pm Echo Summit Aid Station for the 100k runners only. The TURN AROUND to FINISH. ATTENTION DROP BAGS for the 100k runners. Runners will be able to pick up LIGHTS if needed & whatever else at the Echo Summit aid station.

All Runners: Please be aware that many types of wildlife live in the Sierras. Please keep your eyes open at all times & be aware of your surroundings.

Bib colors:

  • Yellow bibs - 100k, 50 milers, 50k, and 18 miler runners.
  • Red bibs - 13.1 mile runners.
  • Black bibs - 9 mile, 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 100k, 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 100k, 50 mile, and 50k 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. The mosquitoes have not been bad at all this year but mosquito repellent is always recommended to have on in the early mornings & evenings. Sunscreen is advisable. A change of clothes, shoes & socks is advisable.

100 mile, 100k, 50 mile, and 18 mile runners: can expect to get their shoes wet early and will continue to do so during the event. 100k & 50 mile runners, after returning to the Strawberry Lodge the first time, after going back out you will not encounter any more water crossings.

Weather - Please be prepared for anything. Heat, cold, snow, rain, thunderstorms, The weather is very unpredictable in the Sierras. Thundershowers are very common in the afternoons. Runners, please be prepared.

Course markings:

  • 100k course: same as 50 mile course with an additional out and back loop EAST beyond the 50 mile turn around sign 6 miles up to the Echo Summit aid station.
  • 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 course: PINK RIBBONS the entire course.
  • 18 mile course: PINK RIBBONS the entire course.
  • 13.1 mile and 9 mile course: ORANGE RIBBONS the entire course. You will run up and over Lovers Leap Mtn passing through the aid station located at Sayles Canyon.
    9 mile runners - Your course is out and back. Turn around at the Sayles Canyon aid station; this is the 2nd aid station you come to.
    13.1 mile runners: Continue running EAST on the Pony Express Trail for approximately another 1.8 miles further past the Aid station until reaching Sierra at Tahoe road. Turn around & return to the finish the exact way you came.
  • 10k course BLUE RIBBONS out & back course you will run up & over the top of Lovers Leap Mtn and turn around at a designated location.
  • 5k course 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 100k, 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.

Drop bags

Drop bags for 100k, 50mi, and 50k. New There are no drop bags for 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.

  • 100k, 50 mile/50k drop bag info/drop bags will be picked up the morning of the race at the start.
  • Drop bag locations
    • 100k, 50 mile/50k Negro Canyon AID STATION/Runners you will pass through this aid station 2 times.
    • 100k, 50 mile Camp Schneider AID STATION/Runners you will pass through this aid station 2 times.

  • 18 mile runners: there are no drop bag locations - new info.

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
  • Camp Schnieder

100k runners.

  • 100k runners will first run on the 50 mile course. ORANGE RIBBONS mark the trail until the 50 mile turn around. PINK RIBBONS will mark the trail up to the Echo Summit aid station.
  • ATTENTION NEW INFO only applies to the 100k runners. The ECHO SUMMIT aid station will be a DROP BAG location for the 100k runners.
  • 100k runners after returning to the Strawberry Lodge the first time they will run a out & back section EAST beyond the 50 mile turn around sign 6 miles up to the Echo Summit aid station. Follow
  • Crews have your lights & be prepared for a very long day.Food,drinks,Full tank of gas the morning of the race,proper clothing,mosquito repellent. Runners you are strongly encouraged to have lights with you when leaving the Strawberry Lodge. Dark at 9:00 pm.
  • Pacers are welcome to pick up there runners at the Strawberry Lodge or anywhere at this point or beyond.Pacers are more then welcome to be supplied at all aid stations.
  • The 100k runners will continue to run EAST up the Pony Express Trail up to the Echo Summit aid station turn around. The 100k runners will turn around at the aid station located at Echo Summit & return to the Strawberry Lodge for the finish.
  • Crews are allowed to supply there runners during the event with foods & drinks etc ... Additional Crew Info after the 100k runners leave the Strawberry Lodge running EAST up to the aid station at Echo Summit/Adventure Mtn Snow Park. Crews can see there runner at the Sayles Canyon aid station.Parking is limited please drive very slowly on Sayles Canyon Road.
  • Directions leaving the Strawberry Lodge. Directions to the Sayles Canyon aid station turn RIGHT/EAST up Hwy 50 drive approximentally 5 minutes turn RIGHT onto Sayles Canyon Road just AFTER Camp Sacramento on your RIGHT. Turn RIGHT/EAST onto Hwy 50 drive approximentally 5 minutes crews turn RIGHT onto Sayles Canyon Road drive over the bridge vere RIGHT drive a few hundred yards up to aid station. Please only park beyond the aid station off of the road onto the dirt.
  • Directions to where you can see your runner next at Sierra at Tahoe Road. Go back to Hwy 50 turn RIGHT/EAST onto Hwy 50 drive a couple of minutes turn RIGHT onto Sierra at Tahoe Road. Drive approximentally 1 mile the PONY EXPRESS TRAIL will cross Sierra at Tahoe Road. I will have the crossing highlighted with PINK RIBBONS/SIGN RUNNERS ON THE ROAD possibly.
  • Directions to where you can see your runner next at Echo Summit Aid Station entrance to Adventure Mtn Snow Park/Adventure Mtn Lake Tahoe. Directions: return to Hwy 50 turn RIGHT/EAST drive for 5 minutes turn RIGHT into Adventure Mtn Lake Tahoe the aid station is at the entrance.
  • Crews at this point your runner returns to the Strawberry Lodge for the finish.
  • Crews you can see your runner at all of the points you just visited since your runner is returning to the Strawberry Lodge. Crews after leaving the aid station at Echo Summit turn LEFT/WEST onto Hwy 50.
      Crews you may see your runner on the way back to the Strawberry Lodge at.
    • Sierra at Tahoe Road
    • Sayles Canyon Road
    • Strawberry Lodge for the FINISH.

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 100k, 50 milers & 50k runners. New info! 18 mile runners/crews do not go to this aid stations.

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.

Crews please use caution if you choose to follow your runner & drive Packsaddle Pass Road. There are a few potholes that could damage a vehicle please keep your eyes on the road. 100k, 50Mi,5 0k RUNNERS & CREWS there is a bathroom at the Caples Creek aid station turnaround.

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 100k and 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. 100k, 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. 100k, 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. Camp Schneider 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 100k, 50Mi, 13.1Mi limited crew access. Drive time from the Strawberry Lodge 10 minutes.

Start/Finish Strawberry Lodge Aid Station CLOSES 6:30 pm. 100k and 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.
RD Troy Limb 530 409 2989

Entry Fees:   $60 /5k    $65 /10k    $65 /9 mi    $70 /13.1 mi    $80 /18 mi    $100 /50k    $140 /50 mi    $160 /100k    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. No penalty for race day registration.

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June 13, 2015
Calero Run
 
Calero Run
San Jose, CA
June 13, 2015
 
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
Elevation Gain 50k 5500 ft. Elevation Gain 50 mile 9200 ft.

 

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 mile runners first follow ORANGE RIBBONS running the 9 mile course to the first aid station located at the Rancho Canada del Oro parking lot.
  • 13.1 mile runners continue WEST onto the Mayfair Trail following 13 mile SIGNS BLUE RIBBONS for 4.2 miles returning to the Rancho Canada del Oro aid station.
  • 13.1 mile runners turn around at the aid station returning to the FINISH either following PRIMARILY PINK RIBBONS & also ORANGE 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 28. Active Military receive a 15% discount.

Food will be served to runners after the run.

Maximum of 200 participants allowed so register early.

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

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May 16, 2015
Mtn Bike Race - Almaden Quicksilver Park
Registraton closes at noon on May 15.
 
Mtn Bike Race - Almaden Quicksilver Park
San Jose, CA
May 16, 2015
 
Distances:   28 mi    20 mi    12 mi   
 
  • The RACE IS ON! Regestration is open.
  • Regestration closes at noon on Friday, May 15.
  • Note: Limited to 100 riders.
  • 4:00 AM - Park Opens.
  • 4:45 AM - riders begin check-in.
  • 5:45 AM - rider briefing.
  • 6:00 AM - start time. Trails used by the race are closed to the Public.
  • 10:30 AM - time limit: Event time four hour time limit. All riders must be off of the trails & be at the finish by 10:30 am.
  • Cutoff Times
    • Start of 2nd/3rd loop at AID STATION 1: 9:00 am
    • Riders will NOT be allowed to do another loop past the cutoff time.
    • AID STATION 1 to the FINISH: 10:00 am
    • Riders will be allowed to finish the race, but must adhere to the bike rules implemented by Santa Clara County Parks: RIDERS MUST YIELD TO ALL OTHER TRAIL USERS! Maximum speed is 15 MPH or slower!
  • See this map for the trails that are closed during the race.
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with the Aid Stations. See map for volunteer check point locations.

Attention out of towners: 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. Set in the beautiful hills of Almaden Valley. This event is held in the very popular & historic landmark: Almaden Quicksilver Park in the beautiful South Bay. Incredible setting in the very beautiful Almaden Valley foothills of the Santa Cruz mountains. Quicksilver is a awesome park dominated by a blend of Oak woodland, Chaparral & this time of year green grassland. Incredible views of the bay area.

All fire roads, dirt roads, very hilly & challenging, some very tough climbs, some very steep downhills, some long climbs, some very long downhill sections. Please keep your speed under control at all times on the course. There are some shaded sections, some exposed sections.

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

Elevations:    Elevations

Aid:   Two fully stocked aid stations.  No bathrooms on the course, only at the start/finish.

Race Day

  • Signs posted designating the Start and the sequence for the riders - Advanced first, then Intermediate and followd by Beginners. If needed there will be a staggered start at one minute intervals.
    1. How the course is marked.
    2. PINK RIBBONS, Signs & Gypsum.
    3. YELLOW RIBBONS will alert riders to use CAUTION, slow down, Sharp turn ahead, steep grade, Long downhill.
    4. RED RIBBONS will ALERT RIDERS to use EXTREME CAUTION primarily SLOW DOWN, possibly a dangerous situation.

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. Riders may do one or two or three loops then return to the Mockingbird parking for the finish.

  • Yellow: 28 miles
  • Blue: 20 miles
  • BLACK: 12 miles
  • Bibs need to be securely attached on the bike in front of the handlebars with the supplied twist ties.
  • Distance from start to first aid station 1.7 miles.
  • Distance from first aid station to the second aid station 4.1 miles.
  • Distance form the second aid station to next aid station 4.0 miles.
  • Loop up top 8.1 miles.

Race Day

  • Signs posted designating the Start and the sequence for the riders - Advanced first, then Intermediate and followd by Beginners. If needed there will be a staggered start at one minute intervals.
    1. How the course is marked.
    2. PINK RIBBONS, Signs & Gypsum.
    3. YELLOW RIBBONS will alert riders to use CAUTION, slow down, Sharp turn ahead, steep grade, Long downhill.
    4. RED RIBBONS will ALERT RIDERS to use EXTREME CAUTION primarily SLOW DOWN, possibly a dangerous situation.
    Rules for the event.
  • Ansi or Snell approved helmets must be worn during the event.
  • No headphones of any kind. Nothing may be used during the event that will inhibit your hearing.
  • No cutting the course.
  • No littering.
  • Please be considerate of all park staff,rules & other park visitors.
  • The course will be off limits to the public for the event. Please use extreme caution during the event regarding your safety, other riders & any other park visitors you encounter.
  • Riders, please be prepared to stop suddenly if you encounter another park visitor, horses or other riders along the course. We will do our best to close the course off to the public during the event.

This event will be chip timed. Race results will be posted on our website.

Two aid stations will be provided on your loop course. The aid stations will be designated on the course maps. Aid stations will have water, Gu Brew, Gu gels, bananas, oranges, etc. Pets must be on a leash at all times. Food/refreshments after the event. Awards will be Certificates.

    There are three categories for this event.
  • Adults over 19: Overall Male & Female winners.
  • Juniors 18 & under: Overall Male & Female winners.

Entry Fees:   $85/28 miles   $70/20 mile   $60 /12 miles     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 May 6. Active Military receive a 15% discount.

Food will be served to runners after the run. 

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May 2, 2015
Pollock Pines - Run in the Pines
  
 
Pollock Pines - Run in the Pines
Pollock Pines, CA
May 2, 2015

Distances:    Half Marathon    10k    10k    5k    5k
This is a timed event.
8:00 AM start - 50k, 20 mile, Half Marathon, 10 mile, 5k       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.
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with the Aid Stations.

Location:

Start/Finish Sly Park Recreation Center Area Event Center.
Run around Sly Park Lake.   Course is primarily single track 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. Half Marathon - 1 loop then a 5k out and back.
  4. 10 mile - 1 loop
  5. The 5k runners will go out with all of the other distances first running EAST. Yellow Ribbons will mark the 5k course. The 5k runners will also be crossing Mormon Emigrant Road twice. 5k runners please use extreme CAUTION when crossing this road at the beginning and towards the end of your race. 5k runners when you first run over at the lake, you will run along the lake on the hiking trail with all the other distances for approximately 1.5 miles. At approximately 1.5 miles the 5k runners will take a VERY SHARP RIGHT TURN up onto the horse trail and begin running back to the finish. 5k runners will eventually run back onto the hiking trail along the lake returning to the finish on the exact same course they ran out on. There are no Aid Stations for the 5k loop.

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 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. PINK RIBBONS will mark the entrance to the Event Center/Start/Finish on Mormon Emigrant Road. Bathrooms are available at the start/finish and along the course in a few areas primarily in the campground areas. Lots of parking is also available. Cell phones will work at the start/finish & much of the course.

  • 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.
  • Half Marathon, at the end of 10k loop, take 5k out and back.
  • 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. Orange 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   $70 /Half Marathon   $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 22 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 April 22 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
 
April 25, 2015
Sierra Azul Trail Challenge
Event cancelled due to rain. See cancellation refund policy above.
 
Sierra Azul Trail Challenge A timed event.
Los Gatos, CA
April 25, 2015
Note: Volunteers Needed to help drive runners from finish back to the Hacienda Entrance at Quicksilver. This event will be run as scheduled. Rain is not a problem.

 
Distances: 50k    18 mi    Half Marathon    10 k    5 ki
 
8:00 AM - 50k, 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.

Parking and Shuttle assignments: Emails have been sent to the runners that were registeed before 2:00pm on Thursday April 23. The Woods parking Lot is full, the first Shuttle ride is also full. The runners have all been notified. If you register after the date listed above, you are assigned to the second shuttle ride at 7:20 am.

Participants please understand that renting a shuttle or shuttles a driver or drivers is very expensive. Our priority is to get you to the start on time with time to spare. No worries. I hope to continue this event but the cost of a shuttle or shuttles & either a driver or drivers is always a loss financially for me. I will do my best to accommodate your needs thank you for your patients.

This year we will have scheduled times that participants will be leaving on the shuttle from the Hacienda parking lot to insure the participants will arrive to the start on time. This will insure that the participants will arrive on time for the 8:00 am start.

Priority will first be given to the 50k runners that register early so that they will be able to have reserved parking directly across the street at the Woods parking lot $10 per vehicle. Priority for riding the shuttle will be given to the preregistered runners in the order you signed up. We will send out a email on Thursday evening informing the runners that will be parking in the Woods parking lot. We will also send out emails on Thursday evening informing the participants at what time there shuttle will leave for the start.

7:00 am shuttle leaving for the start will be the best time to depart. This shuttle will be reserved for the earliest registered runners. The first shuttle leaving the Hacienda parking lot will be determined on how many participants we have & the number of shuttles we need.

PLEASE REGISTER EARLY so we can be organized on how many shuttles to have & the scheduled times will be figured out. We do not want runners leaving too early for the start standing around waiting for the start. That is no fun.

Race day registrations: we will do our best to get you to the start on time.

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. In order for runners to secure a parking spot they must be preregistered by 5:00 pm the Wednesday before the race, April 22.
  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. 6:30 am Hacienda entrance parking lot open.
  2. 6:50 am first shuttle leaving for the 8:00 am start.
  3. 7:20 am last shuttle leaving for the 8:00 am start.
  4. Runners please park in the back overflow parking lot.
  5. We will be set up at a picnic table inside the Hacienda parking lot. Please make sure you check in.
  6. You will receive your bib number/pins at the start along with the T-shirt if you paid for a shirt.
  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:

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 50k runners will encounter this Aid Station two times.

Trail Briefing:

Mosquito Repellant is highly recommended.

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

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.

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: 50k and 18.8 mi
    • Red Bibs: Half Marathon
    • Black Bibs: 10k and 5k
  • Race Day registration will be at the Hacienda Entrance to Quicksilver 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:    $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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April 11, 2015
Folsom Lake/Folsom Point Duathlon
Event cancelled See cancellation refund policy above.
 
Folsom Lake/Folsom Point Duathlon
Folsom, CA
April 11, 2015
 
Distance:   Duathon Duathon
 
9:00 AM - start

    Directions to Folsom Point/Folsom Point.
  1. From hwy 50, get off E. Bidwell exit, turn left at end of ramp
  2. Turn right on Oak Ave Parkway
  3. Turn right on Blue Ravine
  4. Turn left on E. Natomas
  5. Turn right into park entrance
  6. After entering park, turn right at the fork and drive all the way to the end....look for restrooms on the right
  7. In LatLong.net using these coordinates: 38.694238/-121.12951
    or in this notation: 38° 41’ 54.7476’ N by 121° 7’ 38.6616” W you can pinpoint the location.


Race rain or shine.

  1. Folsom Ca/Folsom Lake/Folsom Point parking lot.
  2. Location Start/Finish Folsom Point. Northeast corner of parking lot at picnic tables. Bathrooms available.
  3. 7:30 am participants check in. Pick up bibs, pins & shirts.
  4. 8:45 am event briefing.
  5. 9:00 am event starts. The 5M Bike race is first. Followed by the 5k run.
  6. Location start/finish: Folsom Point.
    Course Descriptions
  1. First event - Five mile Mtn bike race on dirt trails. Follow PINK RIBBONS & SIGNS - MTN BIKE. Gypsum direction arrows & MB written on the ground.
  2. Second event - 5k run on dirt trails. Follow BLUE RIBBONS & SIGNS 5K. Gypsum direction arrows & 5k written on the ground.
  3. Time start of race: 9:00 am

    Categories
  1. All participants will be allocated bibs. Teams in sequence. Chips will only be allocated for the participant that will be running the 5k.
  2. Duathlon individuals or relay teams.
  3. Individuals: must complete both legs - mountain bike and 5k run.
  4. Teams: one teammate rides the Mtn bike course the other runs the 5k course.
    5 Mile Mtn Bike Course. Starts the event.
  1. Duathlons at the start, you are on pavement up hill for a few hundred yards before turning left into a dirt parking lot, then riding downhill on a dirt road riding across the dike.
  2. You will then proceed onto the South Side Trail, a single track trail parrelleling Folsom Lake on your left. You are in the beautiful foothills, green grass & oak trees.
  3. You will ride in for a few minutes then veer left starting your clockwise loop.
  4. The course is incredibly enjoyable to ride. Lots of turns, rolling hills, a very fast course. Please ride with caution.
  5. There are some technical sections. Ride safely & please be considerate of other park visitors, hikers,runners and other Mtn bikers.
  6. Riders ride EAST across the dike to the South Side Trail riding towards Browns Ravine. After riding for a few minutes on the main trail which parallels the lake for about 0.5 miles, the trail SPLITS. The riders veer LEFT staying on the main trail. Now starting a CLOCKWISE LOOP returning to this exact location at the SPLIT. Here the 2nd time riders return on the main trail to the dike then turn RIGHT onto the dike riding WEST returning to Folsom Point for the FINISH.
  7. After completing your clockwise loop, you will return to Folsom Point, then the next event will start with the 5k run. Teammates, your 5k runner cannot start until your teammate has crossed the finish line.
  8. Teammates, when your Mtn biker crosses the finish line, we will announce their bib number, then you will be able to start your 5k run, please.
  9. Individuals we will designate a place for you prior to the event where you place your bike after your ride & where your running supplies will be for your 5k.
    5k run - Course. Follows the 5 mile Bike segment.
  1. You will start out as the Mtn bikers running up the paved road then across the dike.
  2. Then enter onto the single track South Side Trail. Run for a few minutes, then on your right, you will see a lot of BLUE RIBBONS. Prepare to take a very sharp right up hill to your aid station.
  3. You will pass through your aid station on your right at the top of the hill behind some homes. Continue to run past the aid station running a counterclockwise loop returning to the main trail.
  4. Once getting back onto the main trail, stay on the main trail running out to the dike turning right onto the dike, returning to Folsom Point to the FINISH LINE.

Course markings.

  1. Ribbons
  2. Signs
  3. Gypsum arrows

Rules:

  • Helmets must be worn by all bicyclist.
  • No headphones or anything maybe worn by any participants that will inhibit your hearing during the event.
  • Please be courteous to all officials, participants & other park users. Please always give the right away to other park users.
  • No littering allowed.
  • Parking - please park always allowing room for any emergency vehicles to get through.

Signup precedure for relay teams

  1. A team captain will sign up the other participant on line, mail in registration or on race day.
  2. Mail in registrations only, please inform us of the name of the team captain & your team name when submitting your form.
  3. Team members may be subsituded at anytime. Please keep us updated. Team member substitution can be submitted on race day.
  4. Race day registration will be available for relay teams.

Entry Fees:$45 /Individual       Entry Fees:$65 /Two Person Team       Entry Fees:$35 /Individual - Under 18       Entry Fees:$55 /Team - Under 18       Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. T-shirts cost, $20.00 each and are non-refundable even if the event is cancelled but you do get the T-shirt if you ordered one. If you want a T-shirt the price is increased by $20 for each one you order. Teams are all in for the T-shirts. Or not in at all.

Info: Pre-Registered runners will receive a shirt. Order by April 2. Bibs handed out on event day.

Parking: $12. Note: please do not block the parking areas. These areas must accomdate emergecny vehicles.

Food will be served to runners after the run.

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April 4, 2015
Santa Teresa County Park - King Richard Annual
  
 
Santa Teresa County Park - King Richard Annual
San Jose, CA
April 4, 2015

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.
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with the Aid Stations.

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.

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.

  1. Attention ALL runners will first run the 5k course. Following ORANGE RIBBONS/Signs. 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. 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. 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. The event parking for the participants will be to park in the LOWER Corral parking lot.

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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March 7, 2015
Sanborn Park Trail Challenge
Special Military Discount $25 for any race.
 
Sanborn Park Trail Challenge
Saratoga
March 7, 2015
 
Military Discount Day - all events $25 - see below on how to get your discount
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.

Military Discount - how it works. DO NOT sign up online.

$25 per runner for prior or active military for all distance - 13 mile, 9 mile & 4.2 mile.
$20 t-shirts availablel when you mail in your application.
  1. How to PAY.
  2. Mail a check with a completed application to the race director. See below.
  3. -OR- On race day, registration will also only be $25 per runner with no race day additional $10 fee.
Must be able to show proof of service. For active duty, bring your id card. For discharged vets, bring your DD from 214 Report of Transfer or Discharge.
If anyone mails in a registration app & money by March 7, 2015, they must present their Military ID to be allocated a bib for that pricing offered.
Please NOTE: there is a parking fee at Sanborn Park for all vehicles.
Mail in APP. Mail to: tctruns 2850 Douglas Fir Dr Camino CA 95709

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 21, 2015
100k SOLO & Relay Race
Event cancelled See cancellation refund policy above.
 
100k SOLO & Relay Race
Folsom, CA
March 21, 2015
 
Distance:   100k
 
5:00 AM - 100k start
Cut-off times/time limits:  There is a 16 hr time limit. Cut off time for the event: 9:00pm. Other cutoff times maybe posted.
Sunrise: 6:58 am - - Sunset: 7:09 pm. Daylight saving time starts on March 8, 2015
Note: This is only outbound and not the entire out/back for the race. Elevations: 100k   Elevations

    Directions to Folsom Point/Folsom Point.
  1. From hwy 50, get off E. Bidwell exit, turn left at end of ramp
  2. Turn right on Oak Ave Parkway
  3. Turn right on Blue Ravine
  4. Turn left on E. Natomas
  5. Turn right into park entrance
  6. After entering park, turn right at the fork and drive all the way to the end....look for restrooms on the right
  7. In LatLong.net using these coordinates: 38.694238/-121.12951
    or in this notation: 38° 41’ 54.7476’ N by 121° 7’ 38.6616” W you can pinpoint the location.

Course out and back from Folsom Point to the Peninsula Campground. Runners turn around at the campground and return to Folsom Point.
Course map will be up on the website ASAP.
Race rain or shine.

  1. Folsom Ca/Folsom Lake/Folsom Point parking lot.
  2. Location Start/Finish Folsom Point. Northeast corner of parking lot at picnic tables. Bathrooms available.
  3. 4:00 am: Folsom Point parking lot opens. Vehicle fee $10. Plenty of parking available.
  4. 4:00 am: Runner check in/Race day registration available.
  5. 4:50 am: Trail Briefing.
  6. 5:00 am: Race starts.
  7. Time start of race: 5:00 am to 9:00 pm; 16hr time limit.

    Cutoff times at aid stations refer to runners returning to the finish after turning around at the aid station at the Peninsula Campground.
  1. 12:00 pm Peninsula Aid Station/TURN AROUND mile 27.6. Crew Access.
  2. 2:00 pm Darrington Aid Station/Salmon Falls Road. Crew Access.
  3. 3:00 pm Old Salmon Falls parking lot Aid Station. Crew Access.
  4. 5:00 pm Fitch Way Aid Station. NO Crew Access.
  5. 6:00 pm Browns Ravine Aid Station. Crew Access. Crews might have to pay a fee to drive into the park. No parking areas close to the aid station for crews to avoid paying park fees. Sorry.
  6. 7:00 pm Folsom Point Aid Station. Turn Around runners go back out to the Browns Ravine aid station, turn around there, then retuning to Folsom Point for the FINISH. Crew Access.
  7. 8:00 pm Browns Ravine Aid Station. Crew Access only during the daytime. No early morning or nighttime access into Browns Ravine.
  8. 9:00 pm Race is officially over. Runners must be at Folsom Point for FINISH. Crew Access.

Lights required. Lights will be required in the am and pm during the dark. Thanks. We will take your lights to any aid station you need.

Drop Bags
Drop bags will be picked up the morning of the race at the start and delivered to the Aid Station you require. We will have signs designating areas where to drop off your drop bags. All drop bags will be returned ASAP. Start/Finish Runners once Old Salmon Falls Parking lot mile 15.5. Runners twice Peninsula Campground turn around. Runners once.

Course markings.

  1. Ribbons
  2. Signs
  3. Gypsum arrows
  4. Paint possibly

Pacers
Pacers please check in prior to the race by emailing us. At the start or during the race with Aid Station personal. Pacers may not be required to where a bib. Pacers maybe pickup at Old Salmon Falls Parking when the runners return there the 2nd time through. Pacers are not allowed to carry supplies for the participant in the race.

Lights and Clothing
You may drop off anything along the course; we will save it for you or return it to the finish if asked.

Total number of aid stations 7 including the AID STATION located at the START/FINISH.

Rules:

  • No littering.
  • Please have your bibs visible at all times.
  • Runners must check in prior to the start of the race and with Aid Station personal. Thanks.
  • Runners must start at 5:00 am no early starts or late starts unless approved by race officials prior to the race. No guarantees you will be allowed.
  • Bibs are designated only for that person that registered for the race. No selling bibs.
  • Runners must where bibs and able to be seen.
  • Please follow the designated course. If you leave the course please return to the same location back onto the course.
  • Runners must complete course on their 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.
  • No muling.
  • Please be considerate to park officials, staff, volunteers, other trail users.
  • Runners and crews must obey all authorities traffic laws and be considerate to all park visitors.
  • Runners please always give the right away to all other visitors on the trails and horses.
  • Cutoff times. We will be very lenient for this first event. Thanks.
  • Runners are responsible for their crews and knowing what location they can receive aid from them.

Signup precedure for relay teams

  1. A team captain will sign up the other participant on line, mail in registration or on race day.
  2. Mail in registrations only, please inform us of the name of the team captain & your team name when submitting your form.
  3. Team members may be subsituded at anytime. Please keep us updated. Team member substitution can be submitted on race day.
  4. Race day registration will be available for relay teams.

Rules: for the Relay Teams

  • NO pacers allowed for the relay teams, please.
  • The team should buy a parking pass for the day that will be required at Folsom Point, Browns Ravine & possibly other parking locations along the course.
  • Teams may change into another category for any reason if needed - Injuries, Illness etc.
  • These changes can be made on the day of the event.
  • Runners are required to have lights when running in the dark.
  • 2 or 3 person teams.
    • The teams may consist of male & females together or all male or female teams.
    • The relay is broken up in three sections. A long 27.6 miles out to the turn around at the Peninsula Campground aid station and 27.6 miles back to Folsom Point. And a short 6.8 mile out and back to the Browns Ravine aid station returning to Folsom Point for the FINISH.
    • A team member cannot run the long 55.2 miles out and back. Those two sections must be run by two runners.
    • Any member of the 2 person team can run the final out and back to the Brown Ravine Aid Station
  • 4 to 6 person teams.
    • The runners run much shorter distances.
    • Runners can be placed in the locations listed below.
    • Detailed directions to the locations listed below for the relay teams - TBD.
    • Teams are responsible for their own transportation for the entire event and to meet their runner at the locations listed below to relieve their runner.
    • For mileages, see our course map for how many miles a team member will run before the next runner starts.
    • A team member can be placed at and of the following locations but not required.
    • All team members are required to be at the event.
    • All team members are required to run at least one section.
      1. Folsom Point Start/Finish aid station.
      2. Browns Ravine aid station.
      3. Old Salmon Falls parking lot aid station.
      4. SRA parking lot at the end of the Sweet Water Trail leading into the parking lot.
      5. Relay teams may meet & substitute at the South West end of the parking lot next to the bathrooms.
      6. Peninsula Campground aid station.
      7. This sequence may be used returning to Folsom Point.
      8. Teams remember when returning to Folsom Point your team will still need to run back to Browns Ravine aid station & then return to Folsom Point for the Finish.
  • Relay teams, thank you for checking the website for all the details for the event.

Awards will consist of Certificates.

  • Overall coed relay team winner for each team size catagory.
  • Overall male relay team winner for each team size catagory.
  • Overall female relay team winner for each team size catgagory.
  • Solo male winner.
  • Solo female winner.
  • Finishers.

CAUTION RUNNERS point of CONCERN for runners.

Runners please use extreme CAUTION when running on Salmon Falls Road. Narrow shoulder. Runners will enter onto Salmon Falls Road at approximately mile 20 for a few hundred yards crossing over Salmon Falls Bridge. Runners will encounter this section twice. Runners do not cross over Salmon Falls Road, please.

Aid Station locations. Bathrooms available for runners and crews

  1. Browns Ravine - Crew access OK - This Aid Station may not be accessible in the early morning; the gate may be locked. The Marina staff may require an entrance fee into the Aid Station. Sorry
  2. Fitch Wy - Crew access - Water Stop New York Creek - Crew access
  3. Old Salmon Falls parking lot - Crew access OK - There will probably be no toilet at this location. Attention the SRA parking lot is in another location further up the road with bathrooms. Bathrooms available at the SRA parking lot.
  4. Darrington Trail Head parking lot - Crew access OK - Bathrooms available directly across the street at the Skunk Hollow parking lot.
  5. At the West end of the Darrington Trail where the single track trail ends and runs into the dirt road. I would like to be able to drive out there or be driven to set up a Aid Station, please.
  6. Peninsula Campground - Crew access OK - Bathrooms might be available. This aid station is the turn around.

Crew Access/Families and Friends following there runners: Crews please drive very slow entering into Aid Station areas, crew access and where runners will be on the course.

Detailed sequence for crews to see their runners.

    In sequence you will be able to see your runner.

    Crews/Teams will be allowed to drive to our 2nd aid station located at Fitch Way.

  1. Twice as the runners go OUT & then come BACK to the finish. Driving directions to the Fitch Way aid station. The crews/team members will want to drive to this aid station after the FIRST aid station BROWNS RAVINE.
  2. Attention: coming back in sequence would be after the crews/teams leave the Old Salmon Falls aid station then they would see there runner on the way back at the Fitch Way aid station.
  3. Driving directions from the first aid station Browns Ravine. Turn Left onto Green Valley Road. Turn Left onto Salmon Falls drive at the traffic light. Take your second Left onto Lakehills Drive. Drive passed the 4 way stop sign continue on Lakehills Dr then turn Left into Fitch Way. Please park respectfully in the neighborhood. Please also remember your directions when returning to this aid station later in the race.
  4. Directions to the Old Salmon Falls aid station. Get back to Salmon Falls Road. Turn Left onto Salmon Falls Road follow previous directions. Attention as the runners near aid station 2/Fitch Way, the runners along the trail are following Pink Ribbons then Yellow Ribbons. Note: the runners if they would like to go into aid station 2 at Fitch Way, please follow the Yellow Ribbons into the aid station.
    Crews/Teams will be allowed to drive to our 2nd aid station located at Fitch Way.
  1. Browns Ravine aid station. ATTENTION CREWS: Supermarket is on your right. Restaurants and other stores are available. Turn LEFT onto Green Valley Road drive ½ mile; turn LEFT at the traffic light into Browns Ravine if you desire.

    Directions to Aid Station 3 - Old Salmon Falls parking lot.
    Turn LEFT onto Green Valley Road; go up to the 2nd light turn LEFT at Salmon Falls Road. ATTENTION CREWS: a Safeway will be on your LEFT; Turn LEFT at Francisco Dr; turn RIGHT into the Safeway parking lot. The store is open 24 hrs a day. Restaurants/Gas are available.

  2. Old Salmon Falls parking lot. Aid Station. Crews turn LEFT off of Green Valley Road onto Salmon Falls Road drive North East 2.8 miles turn (LEFT) at the Falcon Crest dirt parking lot. Crews, you may park in the Falcon Crest dirt parking lot and walk down to the Aid Station down the paved road on your right, or drive down onto the Old Salmon Falls aid station.
  3. SRA parking lot/Raft take out. Aid Station/Bathrooms available at the very end of the parking lot where the Sweet Water Trail runs into the parking lot. Crew directions to the SRA parking lot. 5.4 miles North East of Green Valley Road. Crews leaving the Old Salmon Falls aid station. Turn LEFT onto Salmon Falls Road. Drive 2.6 miles turn LEFT into the SRA parking lot. Drive to the very end of the parking lot. Crews, please drive very slowly watching for runners.
  4. Darrington Trail Head. Aid Station. Crew directions. Turn LEFT onto Salmon Falls Road drive across Salmon Falls bridge the Darrington Trail Head Aid Station is immediately on the LEFT. Additional parking and bathrooms are available directly across the street at the Skunk Hollow parking lot. Crews, please use CAUTION if you walk across Salmon Falls Road.
  5. Peninsula Campground aid station. Turn LEFT onto Salmon Falls Road to Hwy 49. Turn LEFT West onto Hwy 49 towards Auburn approximately ¼ mile. Turn LEFT after the Pilot Hill store and post office onto Peninsula Campground Road. Drive South for ten minutes to the end of the road to the Peninsula Campground.
    Drop bags for the runners will be taken to the following aid stations.
  1. Browns Ravine aid station. Runners three times.
  2. Old Salmon Falls aid station. Runners twice.
  3. Darrington aid station. Runners twice.
  4. Start/Finish Folsom Point. Runners twice.
    Pacers/Runners: two locations will be allowed to pick up a pacer. Any pacers parking at Folsom Point please be aware a $12 parking fee is due to park in the Folsom Point parking lot. This is implemented by CA State Parks.
  1. Old Salmon Falls aid station.
  2. Folsom Point the Start/Finish aid station.
  3. Note: Very limited parking is available down in the Old Salmon Falls parking lot aid station.Additional parking is available in the Falcon Crest dirt parking above along Salmon Falls Road.
  4. Old Salmon Falls aid station.Runners/Pacers you may pick up a pacer at Old Salmon Falls parking lot aid station when the runners return there for the second time returning to the finish. Pacers you may drive down to the Old Salmon Falls aid station to wait for your runners but you will not be allowed to leave your vehicle there. Pacers please make your own arrangements for getting back to your vehicle.We will do our best to help out with this matter. Pacers if you need to park your vehicle you may only park in the Falcon Crest dirt parking above Old Salmon Falls parking lot along Salmon Falls Road. Pacers directions to get down to the Old Salmon Falls parking lot. Follow the signs, direction arrows & ORANGE RIBBONS down the paved road located on the Right side/North East corner of the Falcon Crest parking lot. A five minute walk.
  5. Pacers maybe pickup at the Start/Finish at Folsom Point aid station when the runners return to the finish the first time to prepare to go back out.

Entry Fees:$140 /100k       Entry Fees:$140 /100k - Two Person to Six Person Teams      
Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. T-shirts cost $20.00 each and are non-refundable even if the event is cancelled but you do get the T-shirt if you ordered one. If you want a T-shirt the price is increased by $20 for each one you order. Teams are all in for the T-shirts. Or not in at all.

Info: Pre-Registered runners will receive a shirt. Order by March 12. Bibs handed out on event day.

Parking: $12. Note: please do not block the parking areas. These areas must accomdate emergecny vehicles.

Food will be served to runners after the run.

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January 24, 2015
Folsom South Side Trail Run
Rain or Shine
Photos are ready for Hacienda Hill January 3, 2015 at Raise the Stakes Photography
 
Folsom South Side Trail Run
Folsom, CA
January 24, 2015
 
Distances:   38 mi   50 K   21 mi   13.1 mi   10 K   10 K
 
8:00 AM - all distances start.     9 hour time limit. Rain or Shine!
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with the Aid Stations.

Note: photographers will be on the course for this event.
Photographers will be on hand capturing runners along the course. Photos will be available for viewing and purchase within a couple days following the race at Raise The Stakes Photography
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 autographing runners bibs and running right along with everyone.

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.

Directions:

    Directions to Folsom Point/Folsom Point.
  1. From hwy 50, get off E. Bidwell exit, turn left at end of ramp
  2. Turn right on Oak Ave Parkway
  3. Turn right on Blue Ravine
  4. Turn left on E. Natomas
  5. Turn right into park entrance
  6. After entering park, turn right at the fork and drive all the way to the end....look for restrooms on the right
  7. In LatLong.net using these coordinates: 38.694238/-121.12951
    or in this notation: 38° 41’ 54.7476’ N by 121° 7’ 38.6616” W you can pinpoint the location.
  Park phone: 916-988-0205

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.

  • There is a water station for the 5k
  • 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 Stations: Four fully stocked aid stations.

Parking: Ample parking at boat ramp. Cost: $12.00 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, 5k
  • 7:50 am Trail Briefing
  • 8:00 am Start all distances
    Cutoff times refer to the Aid Stations in the sequence they will encounter going out for the 1/24/15 Folsom Lake South Side Trail Run.
    Race starts: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm - 8.5 hours time limit. The rangers will want us out prior to dark.
    Attention all aid stations will remain open until the last runner comes in. If the runner does not meet the cutoff time the runner maybe driven back to the start.
  1. Aid Station one Browns Ravine, cutoff time 3:30 pm the aid station will close.
  2. Aid Station two Fitch Way, cutoff time 2:30 pm the aid station will close.
  3. Aid Station Old Salmon Falls Parking lot, cutoff time 12:15 pm the aid station will close.
  4. Aid Station SRA parking lot, cutoff time 11:30 am the aid station will close. This aid station is the turn around for the 38 milers only.

Course and how it will be marked.

  • Start/Finish next to registration area.
  • Course markings
    • Blue Ribbons - 5k course.
    • Primarily Pink - All other 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 2 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.
  • 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.

5k Trial Briefing.

  • Blue Ribbons will mark the 5k course.
  • In the begining all the distances will follow the gypsum on the ground & direction arrows until crossing over the dike.
  • When entering onto the South Side single track trail, the 5k runners will follow the Blue RIBBONS.
  • 5k runners you will run for a few minutes along the trail until you see on your RIGHT SIDE numerous Blue RIBBONS. Prepare to take a very SHARP right hand turn onto another trail.
  • This is a designated trail leading up to your water stop. After reaching the water stop, continue on the trail in a counterclockwise loop returning eventually out to the main trail.
  • ATTENTION DO NOT RUN THIS LOOP TWICE.

38 mile, 50k and 21 mile Trial Briefing.

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

Crews/Teams will be allowed to drive to our 2nd aid station located at Fitch Way.

  • Twice as the runners go OUT & then come BACK to the finish. Driving directions to the Fitch Way aid station. The crews/team members will want to drive to this aid station after the FIRST aid station BROWNS RAVINE.
  • Attention: coming back in sequence would be after the crews/teams leave the Old Salmon Falls aid station then they would see there runner on the way back at the Fitch Way aid station.
  • Driving directions from the first aid station Browns Ravine. Turn Left onto Green Valley Road. Turn Left onto Salmon Falls drive at the traffic light. Take your second Left onto Lakehills Drive. Drive passed the 4 way stop sign continue on Lakehills Dr then turn Left into Fitch Way. Please park respectfully in the neighborhood. Please also remember your directions when returning to this aid station later in the race.
  • Directions to the Old Salmon Falls aid station. Get back to Salmon Falls Road. Turn Left onto Salmon Falls Road follow previous directions. Attention as the runners near aid station 2/Fitch Way, the runners along the trail are following Pink Ribbons then Yellow Ribbons. Note: the runners if they would like to go into aid station 2 at Fitch Way, please follow the Yellow Ribbons into the aid station.

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      $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 canceled but you do get the T-shirt. Pre-registered runners will receive a t-shirt if registered by January 15. Active Military receive a 15% discount. Bibs handed out on event day.

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January 3, 2015
Hacienda Hills/Almaden Quicksilver County Park/New Almaden
Fisher House Photos are ready for Hacienda Hill January 3, 2015 at Raise the Stakes Photography
 
Hacienda Hills/Almaden Quicksilver County Park/New Almaden
San Jose, CA
January 3, 2015
Donations gratefully accepted. Part of the proceeds to this event will go to Fisher House in support of our military personnel injured in the line of duty. Fisher House
 
 
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
 
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with the Aid Stations.

Photos are ready for Hacienda Hill January 3, 2015 at Raise the Stakes Photography
Note: photographers will be on the course for this event.
Photographers will be on hand capturing runners along the course. Photos will be available for viewing and purchase within a couple days following the race at Raise The Stakes Photography
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 begining 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 approximately 1 mile.
    • Turn RIGHT onto Hicks Road drive approximately 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 approximately 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 approximately 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 18. Active Military receive a 15% discount.

Food will be served to runners after the run.

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December 6, 2014
Calero Park Run
Event cancelled due to rain. See cancellation refund policy above.
 
Calero Park Run
San Jose, CA
December 6, 2014
 
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.
Improved 13.1 mile map is being worked on.
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with the Aid Stations.

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 27. 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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November 15, 2014
Pollock Pines - Run in the Pines
Rain or Shine
  
 
Pollock Pines - Run in the Pines
Pollock Pines, CA
November 15, 2014

In memory of Robert and Linda Mathis
Distances:    Half Marathon    10k    5k    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.
This event is dedicated to the memory of Robert and Linda Mathis beloved leaders in the running community until their untimely passing on December 31, 2011. Their lives inspired many to pursue goals far beyond what was thought possible.

Location:

Start/Finish Sly Park Recreation Center Area Event Center.
Run around Sly Park Lake.   Course is primarily single track 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. Half Marathon - 1 loop and then the 5k back out and back.
  4. 10 mile - 1 loop
  5. 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:

  1. Yellow Bib numbers - 50k
  2. Red Bib numbers - 20 mile
  3. Black Bib numbers - 13Mi, 10Mi, 5k
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.
  • Half Marathon, at the end of 10k loop, take 5k out and back.
  • 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.com
  • 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    $70 /Half Marathon    $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.

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November 1, 2014
Annual Almaden Hills Run
Event Cancelled. Event participants will be refunded ASAP.
 
Annual Almaden Hills Run
San Jose, CA
November 1, 2014
 
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 23. 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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October 18, 2014
Lovers Leap of Faith - Strawberry
Due to the King's fire and concerns for safety, this event has been cancelled. If you have registered, Troy will be contacting you via email.
 
Lovers Leap of Faith - Strawberry
Strawberry, CA
October 18, 2014

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.

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 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.

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. Accommodations might be hard to get at the Lodge. There is another event hosted by the lodge that weekend. Lots of Bands are performing there. So, make your reservations early. 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. This event will have the 50k & 18 mile runners running clockwise loops. 50k and 18 mile runners please view the 50k and 18 mile course maps; you will run the opposite directions displayed on the course maps.

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 and 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 and 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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September 6, 2014
Hacienda Hills/Almaden Quicksilver County Park/New Almaden
 
Hacienda Hills/Almaden Quicksilver County Park/New Almaden
San Jose, CA
September 6, 2014
 
 
Distances: 3.5    6    Half   
 
Elevation Profiles: 5K Profile 10K Profile 13M Profile
 
Elevation Gains: 980 feet 1810 feet 2980 feet
 
Start Times: 8:30 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 begining 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 approximately 1 mile.
    • Turn RIGHT onto Hicks Road drive approximately 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 approximately 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 approximately 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 August 28. Active Military receive a 15% discount.

Food will be served to runners after the run.

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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    100k
 
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 13 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.

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 ½ hr - 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 - 100k, 50Mi, 50k, 20Mi
  • Red - 13.1Mi
  • Black - 10Mi, 5k

Course will be marked with the following.

    Ribbons, Signs, Gypsum
  • 13 mile out and back/turnaround at the 2nd aid station. PINK RIBBONS
  • 10 mile out and back/turnaround at the first aid station. PINK RIBBONS
  • 5k Clockwise loop PCT to Pony Express Trail back onto PCT returning to the finish. BLUE RIBBONS
  • 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
  • TEN MILE Bryan Loop: ORANGE RIBBONS and Signs.
  • Only concerns 100k, 50Mi, 50k runners. The runners will do this loop after leaving the 2nd aid station the 2nd time out. Counter clockwise loop.
  • First loop follow 50k signs/counter clockwise loop. This loop will be done twice by the 100k and 50 mile runners but later on in the event and the 2nd time doing this loop the runners will do a clockwise loop.
  • 2nd loop 50 mile signs/clockwise loop.
  • Blue Ribbons 5k runners. One aid station.

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.
Attention - nature and its hazards

  • Wildlife/Weather please watch out for these animals.
  • Rattle Snakes.
  • Bears
  • Mountain Lions
  • Wolverines
  • Thunder showers and hail

Directions to Aid Stations from start at Adventure Mountain Lake Tahoe. There are 3 Aid Stations out on the course. Start/Finish also has a 4th Aid Station for the 100k runners.

  1. Sierra at Tahoe Road. Mile 5 out. CAUTION ROAD CROSSING 100k, 50Mi/50k, 20Mi, 13Mi, 10Mi. CREW ACCESS OK.
  2. Bryan Road. Mile 6.5. CREW ACCESS OK. Drive in 1/2 mile very slowly keep dust down. Please watch out for RUNNERS.

  3. CAUTION 100k, 50Mi, 50K, 20Mi runners after the 2nd aid station you will enter into the Lovers Leap Campground running onto Strawberry CT & LN. Use CAUTION. 100k,50MI runners will later reverse this section. Bathrooms at the CAMPGROUND.
  4. 11N19/17E12. Mile 10. CREW ACCESS OK. Passed the Strawberry Lodge/Turn LEFT onto 42 mile tract. Cross over bridge veer RIGHT. 1/2 mile up turn LEFT onto 11N19. Drive up dirt road 1/4 mile. Aid Station will be on your RIGHT. You cannot miss the Aid Station. PARK. Please drive very slowly on all DIRT ROADS and watch out for RUNNERS.
  5. Water stop: Bryan Mdw loop. 100k, 50Mi, 50k.
  6. One aid station for 5k runners.

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.

    Bathrooms/Crews/Food/Gas
  • South Lake Tahoe 15 minutes. Opposite direction of your runner. All services.
  • Bathrooms/Food Strawberry Lodge. WEST/LEFT TURN on Hwy 50. 15 minutes. GREAT FOOD near Lovers Leap Campground and on your way to aid station 3.
  • Bathrooms/WEST/LEFT TURN on Hwy 50. Horse tail Falls parking lot trail head on RIGHT before the Strawberry Lodge. Passed Sierra at Tahoe WEST Road 5 minutes.
    Drop bags/Pacers
  1. Will be picked up at the start and delivered to the 2nd aid station.
  2. The 50 mile runners will be able to pick up a pacer at the 2nd aid station located on Bryan Road, a dirt road, located off of Sierra at Tahoe Road after the first aid station on Sierra at Tahoe Road. Bryan Road, a dirt road, is on the right 1 minute after the first aid station located on Sierra at Tahoe Road.
  3. Pacer may be picked up at aid station 2 when their runner has arrived at this aid station for the 4th time. Heading out for the 2nd time to do the 10 mile Bryan Meadow loop. 50 mile signs.

Cell phones work on a lot of the course. Mostly not on the 10 mile Bryan Meadow loop.

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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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:  All parking will be done at the Rancho Canada del Oro OVERFLOW parking lot. A few hundreds yards passed the start/finish on the LEFT within walking distance from the Rancho Canada del Oro parking lot.  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.
    Bib Colors
  • Black bibs - 4 & 9 milers.
  • Red bibs - 14 & 24 milers.
  • Yellow bibs - 50k.
  • 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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June 22, 2014
Lovers Leap of Faith - Strawberry
GREAT TRAINER FOR AC100, WS100 and TRT100
 
Lovers Leap of Faith - Strawberry
Strawberry, CA
June 22, 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: 100k, 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    $140 /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 June 12. Active Military receive a 15% discount. No penalty for race day registration.

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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 mile runners first follow ORANGE RIBBONS running the 9 mile course to the first aid station located at the Rancho Canada del Oro parking lot.
  • 13.1 mile runners continue WEST onto the Mayfair Trail following 13 mile SIGNS BLUE RIBBONS for 4.2 miles returning to the Rancho Canada del Oro aid station.
  • 13.1 mile runners turn around at the aid station returning to the FINISH either following PRIMARILY PINK RIBBONS & also ORANGE 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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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 track 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. The 5k runners will go out with all of the other distances first running EAST. Yellow ribbons will mark the 5k course. The 5k runners will also be crossing Mormon Emigrant Road twice. 5k runners please use extreme CAUTION when crossing this road at the beginning and towards the end of your race. 5k runners when you first run over at the lake, you will run along the lake on the hiking trail with all the other distances for approximately 1.5 miles. At approximately 1.5 miles the 5k runners will take a VERY SHARP RIGHT TURN up onto the horse trail and begin running back to the finish. 5k runners will eventually run back onto the hiking trail along the lake returning to the finish on the exact same course they ran out on. There are no Aid Stations for the 5k loop.

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. PINK RIBBONS will mark the entrance to the Event Center/Start/Finish on Mormon Emigrant Road. Bathrooms are available at the start/finish and along the course in a few areas primarily in the campground areas. Lots of parking is also available. Cell phones will work at the start/finish & much of the course.

  • 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. Orange 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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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. This event will be run as scheduled. Rain is not a problem. Woods Parking Lot is Full. Any 50k/50 milers to sign up on race day, please do so at the Hacienda Entrance to Quick Silver Park at 5:00 am. The first shuttle leaves at 5:15 am.
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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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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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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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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October 22, 2016
Marshall Gold Discovery Run
  
 
Marshall Gold Discovery Run
Coloma, CA
October 22, 2016
Distances:    Half Marathon    10 k    5 k
 
8:30 AM - all distances start   7:15 AM - check-in opens     7:00 AM - North Beach parking lot opens.     
Time limit: 4 hours.
 
To see trail maps, click on the milage buttons above.

Discription   This event is solely run inside the very historic Marshall Gold Discovery Park. This park is set in the beautiful foothills of Coloma CA along the American River. Lots of oak trees throughout the park. All courses are a mix of some pavement inside the park and some very appealing dirt single track trails. Some sections of the trails are somewhat technical but very runnable in areas as well. This course has some uphills, downhills, flat sections with a great mix to make the run very enjoyable and interesting.

Directions: Please visit the parks website. The park is in a remote area. Please make sure you have plenty of gas and please drive safely. Driving out to the park is time consuming; please allow yourself plenty of drive time the morning of the race.
$12 parking fee is required per vehicle. Carpooling is encouraged.

  • Traveling East on hwy 50.
    Exit off of hwy 50 onto Ponderosa Rd exit 37. Turn left at the light going over the hwy. At your first light turn right onto N Shingle Motherload. You will stay on that road for 11.3 miles. N Shingle Rd will turn into Lotus Rd stay the course 11.3 miles until Hwy 49. At Hwy 49 turn right onto Hwy 49 drive 3/10 of a mile into Coloma turn left into the first parking lot North Beach. Runner check in will be in the right corner of the North Beach parking lot.
  • Traveling West on Hwy 50.
    Just as you pass through Placerville take your next right onto Placerville Dr exit 46.Drive for 3/10 of a mile. Turn right at your first light onto Cold Springs Rd. Stay on Cold Springs Rd for 9.2 miles. Pay attention on Cold Springs Rd. When you first get onto Cold Springs Rd you will come to a 4 way stop sign turn left. Cold Spring Rd will run straight into Hwy 49 drive into Coloma. Stay on Hwy 49 for 1 mile the North Beach parking lot will be on your right.

Trail Briefing

7:00 am North Beach parking lot opens.
7:15 am Runners check-in. Parking location & bathrooms for event: the North Beach parking lot at the most West end of the park on Hwy 49. Race day registration: pick up shirts, bibs and pins
8:45 am Trail briefing at the start/finish.
9:00 am start of race

Aid Stations: Several aid stations will be supplied along the course.

Course Discription
Start/Finish location: Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park in Coloma, CA 95613. Hwy 49 Coloma Road at Bridge Street. Phone:530 622 3470. The race will start directly across the street on the trail running East towards the Park Office. Finish for all the distances will be in front of the park HQ/Office. Time limit for event is four hours - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Refreshments will be served at the picnic tables behind the museum. All runners/ families are encouraged to explore the historic park after the event.
Runners, please be aware you might encounter a car driving on the street along the course. Use caution at all times when running on the pavement. You will be running through a neighborhood for a short period at the beggining and at the end. Runners, please be prepared for all types of weather heat, cold, rain and wind.

13.1 mile - Yellow bibs

10k - Red bibs

5k - Black bibs

Course markings:
The course will be marked with the following:

All runners: The first mile leading up to the Monroe Trail, all the runners - 13Mi, 10k, 5k - will follow Blue ribbons.

5k - Follow Blue ribbons for the first mile until reaching Monroe dirt Trail then follow Yellow ribbons to the FINISH.

10k and 13 mile runners - Follow Blue ribbons for the first mile until reaching the Monroe dirt Trail. At ONE mile - 10k, 13 milers will run together at the start of the Monroe Trail following Pink ribbons until approximentally 5.3 miles returning to the start/finish line for the second time.

10k and 13 mile runners - will now run 0.5 miles up the fire road to the aid station turnaround. Now following 10k, 13 mile signs (10k, 13Mi UP TO AID STATION TURNAROUND 0.5 MILES) the 10k and 13Mi runners continue running in the same direction up towards the Monroe Trail following 10k, 13Mi signs. You will quickly TURN LEFT up the fire road 0.5 miles turning around at the aid station then returning to the start/finish. 10k runners you are DONE.

13 mile runners - Returning to the start/finsih, you turn around and now follow Orange ribbons up the Monroe Trail, repeating two consecutive counterclockwise loops. Once returning to the finish for the FIFTH time your FINISHED.

Signs will also be posted along the course.

Crew: Here is a map to help you follow your runners.

Parking: There is a $8 parking fee per car. Use the North Beach parking lot at the most West end of the park on Hwy 49. Please bring exact change.

Entry Fees: $45 /Half Marathon    $35 /10K   $30 /5k   
Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. Pre-registered runners qualify to purchase a T-shirt for an additional $20 if they register at least 10 days (two Wednesdays) before the Saturday events. Active Military receive a 15% discount.

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November 12, 2016
Run at Sly Park Lake New relays for 20 mile and 50k for 2016!
  
 
Run at Sly Park Lake
Pollock Pines, CA
November 12, 2016

Distances:    50k    20 mi    Half Marathon    10mi    10k    5k
This is a timed event.
8:00 AM start - 50k, 20 mile, 50k & 20 mile relay team, Half Marathon, 10 mile, 10k, 5k       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.
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with the Aid Stations.

Location:

Start/Finish Sly Park Recreation Center Area Event Center.
Run around Sly Park Lake.   Course is primarily single track 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 The first 10 mile loop run counterclockwise. For the most part it is fairly easy, no big climbs or big downhills. Mostly single track trails with some ups downs & a few technical sections, some rocks to be concerned with - stay focused. Your first 10 mile loop parallels the lake. It is challenging sure, but the 2nd loop takes you up on the horse trails on both sides of the lake. So yes, it is much tougher but if you are a trail runner, you will love these trails - great stuff. Your first 10 mile loop will be the easiest of the two loops & fastest. The 2nd loop has some good climbs & downhills to contend with but you will enjoy the challenge. I have had a home for years very close to the lake & have trained over there for years in the heat & the dead of winter. These trails will get you ready to run anything you have planned in the future.
  3. Half Marathon - 1 loop then a 5k out and back.
  4. 10 mile - 1 loop
  5. 10k course description. New Distance this year.
    • 10k runners, first run the 5k course return to the start/finish using the aid station then going back out running WEST, the opposite direction previously run.
    • 10k runners will now run a out & back section following YELLOW RIBBONS again over to the lake, then returning to the start/finish. You are DONE.
  6. The 5k runners will go out with all of the other distances first running EAST. Yellow Ribbons will mark the 5k course. The 5k runners will also be crossing Mormon Emigrant Road twice. 5k runners please use extreme CAUTION when crossing this road at the beginning and towards the end of your race. 5k runners when you first run over at the lake, you will run along the lake on the hiking trail with all the other distances for approximately 1.5 miles. At approximately 1.5 miles the 5k runners will take a VERY SHARP RIGHT TURN up onto the horse trail and begin running back to the finish. 5k runners will eventually run back onto the hiking trail along the lake returning to the finish on the exact same course they ran out on. There are no Aid Stations for the 5k loop.
  7. New this year: RELAY TEAMS for the 50k & 20 miler.
    • Rules
    • 50k & 20 mile teammates can only be relieved/substituted at the start/finish. Relay teams ONLY ONE RUNNER is allowed on the course at a time.
    • 50k & 20 mile relay teams, please refer to 50k and 20 mile course maps & 50k and 20 mile course info. 50k relay teams will run the 50k course. 20 mile relay teams will run the 20 mile course.
    • 50k relay teams you will run three 10 mile loops. Once returning to the start/finish is considered a loop. 20 mile relay teams you will run two 10 mile loops.
    • Teams will run the exact same courses as the designated 50k & 20 mile courses in the same sequence.
    • 50k relay teams 2 or 3 person teams. 50k relay teams, if you have a 2 runner team you may choose to run the loops & relieve one another however you want. Substitutions are only allowed at the start/finish.
    • 20 milers 2 person teams.
    • One person can register for the team relays, same PRICES & show up with their team.
    • One bib number will be designated for the team which the first runner will have on. Teammates will have that same number written on the back of their hand race morning prior to the race.
    • Teammates can crew their relay teams driving into & out of Sly Park Lake at the main entrance on Sly Park Rd. Crews/relay teams must pay $11 per vehicle driving into the park at the front entrance to the park. Runners, crews, relay teams, there is an aid station located at the back of the lake if you want to meet your runner there. Please refer to course maps.
    • Crews/Relay Teams may see & aid their runners wherever they want along the course.
    • Directions to the aid station located inside Sly Park Lake.
      • From the Event Center drive back to Sly Park Rd turn right onto Sly Park Rd drive 2/10 of a mile, turn right into the entrance to Sly Park Lake.
      • Entrance into Sly Park Lake is on Sly Park Rd.
      • Crews/relay teams, after paying the $11 park entrance fee per vehicle drive to the back of the park to the aid station FOLLOWING RED RIBBONS along the road to aid station.
      • Please drive slowly inside the park. 10 to 15 minutes drive time once entering into the park to the aid station.

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.
We encourage carpooling.

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

Trail Briefing:

The trail is marked with PINK 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, Half Marathon, 10 mi, and 5k
  • Elevation: 3,500 ft.

Start/Finish across the street from the Event Center for the safety of all the runners. PINK RIBBONS will mark the entrance to the Event Center/Start/Finish on Mormon Emigrant Road. Bathrooms are available at the start/finish and along the course in a few areas primarily in the campground areas. Lots of parking is also available. Cell phones will work at the start/finish & much of the course.

  • At 7:45 am we will all walk across the street to start the race. Thanks.
  • Attention 50k, 20 mile, Half Marathon 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.
  • Half Marathon, at the end of 10k loop, take 5k out and back.
  • 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. Orange 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. There is NO PARKING FEE/ENTRANCE FEE at the Event Center only at the park entrance for anyone who wants to drive into the park. $11 entrance fee per vehicle.

  • 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 http://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.
  • 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:

  • $65 /50k
  • $55 /20mi
  • $45 /Half Marathon
  • $40 /10mi
  • $40 /10k
  • $35 /5K

Relay teams: same entry fee for the team as for an individual.

Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. Pre-registered runners qualify to purchase a T-shirt for an additional $20 if they register at least 10 days (two Wednesdays) before the Saturday events. Active Military receive a 15% discount.

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December 3, 2016
Calero Park Run
 
Calero Park Run
San Jose, CA
December 3, 2016
 
Distances:   5k    10k    15k    13m    25k    50k
 
8:00 AM 50k, 25k, 13.1 mi, 15k, 10k, and 5k start
5:00 PM Cut-off time.

Cut-off times/time limits:  
There is a 9 hr time limit for all races.
Improved 13.1 mile map is being worked on.
 
 
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with the Aid Stations.

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 3.8 mile 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.

10k 8:00 am Start - Trail Briefing: 7:50 am. You will receive Black Bibs. You will stay inside Calero Park. You first run the 5k course in a clockwise direction loop then return to the finish/ aid station then reverse the 5k course. Just run counterclockwise to complete the 10k course returning to the finish. Follow the GREEN RIBBONS. Follow 5k Signs 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 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:   $30 /5k    $35/10k    $40 /9 mile    $45 /13.1 mile    $50 /25k    $60 /50k   

Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. Pre-registered runners qualify to purchase a T-shirt for an additional $20 if they register at least 10 days (two Wednesdays) before the Saturday events. 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 7, 2017
Hacienda Hills/Almaden Quicksilver County Park/New Almaden
 
Hacienda Hills/Almaden Quicksilver County Park/New Almaden
San Jose, CA
January 7, 2017
 
 
Distances: 3.5    6    Half   
 
Elevation Profiles: 5K Profile 10K Profile 13M Profile
 
Elevation Gains: 980 feet 1810 feet 2980 feet
 
Start Times: 8:30 AM 8:30 AM 8:30 AM
 
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with the Aid Stations.

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 begining 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 approximately 1 mile.
    • Turn RIGHT onto Hicks Road drive approximately 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 approximately 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 approximately 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:$50 /Half Marathon   $45 /10k  $40/5k run mi    Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. Pre-registered runners qualify to purchase a T-shirt for an additional $20 if they register at least 10 days (two Wednesdays) before the Saturday events. Active Military receive a 15% discount.

Food will be served to runners after the run.

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March 4, 2017
Sanborn Park Trail Challenge
Special Military Discount $25 for any race.
 
Sanborn Park Trail Challenge
Saratoga
March 4, 2017
 
Military Discount Day - all events $25 - see below on how to get your discount
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.

Military Discount - how it works. DO NOT sign up online.

$25 per runner for prior or active military for all distance - 13 mile, 9 mile & 4.2 mile.
$20 t-shirts availablel when you mail in your application.
  1. How to PAY.
  2. Mail a check with a completed application to the race director. See below.
  3. -OR- On race day, registration will also only be $25 per runner with no race day additional $10 fee.
Must be able to show proof of service. For active duty, bring your id card. For discharged vets, bring your DD from 214 Report of Transfer or Discharge.
If anyone mails in a registration app & money by March 7, 2015, they must present their Military ID to be allocated a bib for that pricing offered.
Please NOTE: there is a parking fee at Sanborn Park for all vehicles.
Mail in APP. Mail to: tctruns 2850 Douglas Fir Dr Camino CA 95709

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: $50 /Half Marathon    $40 /9 mi   $35 /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 24 if you want one. Add $20 if you do want a t-shirt. Mail-in applications must be received by the Wednesday before the event. Active Military receive a 15% discount.

Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. Pre-registered runners qualify to purchase a T-shirt for an additional $20 if they register at least 10 days (two Wednesdays) before the Saturday events. Active Military receive a 15% discount.

Food will be served to runners after the run.

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March 18, 2017
Folsom South Side Trail Run
Rain or Shine
 
Folsom South Side Trail Run
Folsom, CA
March 18, 2017
 
Distances:   50 K   21 mi   13.1 mi   10 K   10 K
 
Note: You can pickup your race packet on race day. But better yet, you can pick up your packet on the day before race day from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm. You can also register for the run at this time. Day of race registration charge applied - $10. Avoid the crowds. Here is the address:
  • Steves Pizza
  • 3941 Park Drive Suite 100
  • El Dorado Hills CA 95762
  • 916 939 2100
 
8:00 AM - all distances start.     9 hour time limit.
Rain or Shine
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with the Aid Stations.

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 autographing runners bibs and running right along with everyone.

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.

Directions:

    Directions to Folsom Point/Folsom Point.
  1. From hwy 50, get off E. Bidwell exit, turn left at end of ramp
  2. Turn right on Oak Ave Parkway
  3. Turn right on Blue Ravine
  4. Turn left on E. Natomas
  5. Turn left on Briggd Ranch Dr.
  6. Turn right into park entrance
  7. After entering park, turn right at the fork and drive all the way to the end....look for restrooms on the right
  8. You can pinpoint the location using this link.
  9. Here is a Google map showing the Start. Ignore the street address. This address is for someone Google choose because they are the closest steet address to the parking lot. You can use the google map to get driving directions directly to the parking lot.
  10. The entrance to the park are at the corner of East Natoma and Briggs. There is a church on the corner. Please do not bother with church by asking for directions. They don't actually know about our event. Use this to get to the link for the map.
  Park phone: 916-988-0205

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.

  • There is a water station for the 5k
  • 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

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, 5k
  • 7:50 am Trail Briefing
  • 8:00 am Start all distances
    Cutoff times refer to the Aid Stations in the sequence they will encounter going out for the 1/24/15 Folsom Lake South Side Trail Run.
    Race starts: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm - 8.5 hours time limit. The rangers will want us out prior to dark.
    Attention all aid stations will remain open until the last runner comes in. If the runner does not meet the cutoff time the runner maybe driven back to the start.
  1. Aid Station one Browns Ravine, cutoff time 3:30 pm the aid station will close.
  2. Aid Station two Fitch Way, cutoff time 2:30 pm the aid station will close.
  3. Aid Station Old Salmon Falls Parking lot, cutoff time 12:15 pm the aid station will close.
  4. Aid Station SRA parking lot, cutoff time 11:30 am the aid station will close.

Course and how it will be marked.

  • Start/Finish next to registration area.
  • Course markings
    • Blue Ribbons - 5k course.
    • Primarily Pink - All other 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 2 with a arrow directing you. Aid Station 2 is located 200 yards off of the South Side Trail at the end of Fitch Wy.

Drop bags will be the morning of the race. Drop bag signs will be posted near the registration. Drop bags will be taken to TWO different aid stations. Runners place your drop bags under the signs where we will deliver them. Drop bags will be returned later in the day to the finish.
Aid station 2 DROP BAGS: Planeta Way: 50k, 21Mi, 13Mi. Mile 6.5 going out.
Aid station 3 DROP BAGS: Old Salmon Falls parking lot mile 15.5, 50k.

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 Stations: Four fully stocked aid stations.

Parking: Ample parking at boat ramp. Cost: $12.00 for day use.

All runners after crossing over the dike you will turn LEFT up onto the South Side Trail.

5k runners Blue Ribbons: you will run for a short distance a few minutes. You will notice a lot of Blue Ribbons on your RIGHT. Prepare to take a very sharp RIGHT TURN up the hill to your aid station.
5k runners , you will now run a counterclockwise loop returning to the main trail. Once you return to the main trail, run out to the dike turning right onto the dike then returning to the FINISH.

Attention 50k, 21Mi, 13Mi, & 10k runners. Just before aid station 1 at Browns Ravine, you will cross over a road to the entrance to Browns Ravine. Please use caution both directions.

Course markings. The course will be marked with different colored ribbons for the distances, signs & gypsum arrows.
Pink Ribbons: 50k, 21Mi, 13Mi, 10k.

Out & Back Courses 50k, 21Miler, 13 miler & 10k.

Blue Ribbons: 5k

10k course: you will turn around at the first aid station at Browns Ravine.

13 milers : you will turn around at the second aid station located at Planeta Way mile 6.5.

21 milers : you will turn around after crossing over the New York Creek bridge. A water jug will be there.

50k runners, when arriving at AID STATION 3 mile 15.5 Old Salmon Falls parking lot you will TURN AROUND.

5k Aid station 5k runners: 1 aid station will be provided.

Aid Station 1 - Browns Ravine. Turn around for 10k. 10k runners, 1 aid station will be provided.

Aid Station 2 - Planeta Way. Turn around for 13 miler. 13 milers, 3 aid stations will be provided.

New York Creek mile 10.5 water stop. Turn around for the 21 milers. Cross over the bridge. A water jug will be there at your turn around location. A sign will be posted, "Turn Around 21 milers."

Aid Station 3 Old Salmon Falls parking lot. 50k runners arriving at aid station 3, you will now TURN AROUND.

Crew info & driving directions.

  • Aid stations & crew access allowed.
  • Aid station one Browns Ravine. Runners that will access this aid station 50k, 21mi, 13mi & 10k.
  • Runners that will access twice 50k, 21Mi, 13Mi.
  • Aid station three Old Salmon Falls parking. 50k runners only.

Directions to all three aid stations in sequence if needed for emergency reasons.
Shopping centers, food & Gas along the course at the intersection of East Natoma St & Green Valley Rd.
Also Francisco Drive & Green Valley Rd.

Aid station One Browns Ravine.
You must have a parking pass to enter into Browns Ravine. Parking passes $12.
Leaving the start/finish Folsom Point. Turn left onto East Natoma St. Turn left onto Green Valley Rd. Turn Left into Browns Ravine entrance to Folsom Lake. Aid station will be located on your right at the toll entrance shack.

Directions to the second aid station Planeta Way. ATTENTION CREWS - NO PARKING SIGNS ON STREET IN THIS AREA.
Leaving Browns Ravine aid station. Turn left onto Green Valley Rd. Turn left at Francisco Dr. Drive for 1.8 miles until end. Turn right onto Guadalupe Dr. Immediate left onto Planeta Way. Drive 2/10 of a mile until end. Park in the court & at the end of the court. On the left, there is a paved road leading down to the aid station - 20 yards.
Aid station Two Planeta Way. Attention crews: there are NO PARKING signs on the street in this area. Runners that will access this aid station. 50k, 21Mi, 13Mi.
13 milers turnaround at the second aid station Planeta Way. Runners that will use this aid station twice - 50k & 21 milers.
Leaving Planeta Way aid station to aid station Three - Old salmon Falls aid station or back to Browns Ravine.
Old Salmon Falls aid station - 50k runners only.
Drive back to Green Valley Rd.
If you want to drive to Old Salmon Falls aid station turn left onto Green Valley Rd. If you want to return to Browns Ravine aid station or the finish turn right onto Green Valley Rd.
50k crews - you turned left onto Green Valley Rd. You will take your next left at the light onto Salmon Falls Rd. On Salmon Falls Rd drive 2.8 miles until the Falcon Crest parking lot on your left. Turn left at the end of the parking lot onto a paved road leading down to the Old Salmon Falls parking lot aid station. Drive straight down into the parking lot. Please drive safely, the road is a little rough.

Crews after leaving the Old Salmon Falls aid station turn right onto Salmon Falls Rd. Drive 2.8 miles to Green Valley Rd. Turn right onto Green Valley Rd this will take you back to all locations.

Entry Fees: $60 /50K      $50 /21mi      $45 /13.1mi      $35 /10K      $30 /5K     

Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. Pre-registered runners qualify to purchase a T-shirt for an additional $20 if they register at least 10 days (two Wednesdays) before the Saturday events. Active Military receive a 15% discount. Bibs handed out on event day.

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April 1, 2017
Santa Teresa County Park - King Richard Annual
  
 
Santa Teresa County Park - King Richard Annual
San Jose, CA
April 1, 2017

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.
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with the Aid Stations.

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.

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.

  1. Attention ALL runners will first run the 5k course. Following ORANGE RIBBONS/Signs. 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. 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. 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. The event parking for the participants will be to park in the LOWER Corral parking lot.

Entry Fees:  

  • $35 /5k   
  • $40 /10k   
  • $50 /13.1 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 March 16 if you ordered one and paid for it. Active Military receive a 15% discount. No penalty for race day registration.

Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. Pre-registered runners qualify to purchase a T-shirt for an additional $20 if they register at least 10 days (two Wednesdays) before the Saturday events. Active Military receive a 15% discount. Bibs handed out on event day.

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

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Future Planned Events: pending permits

January 28, 2017
Folsom Lake Sweet Water Trail Run
Rain or Shine
On-Line Registration opens October 1, 2016.
 
Folsom Lake Sweet Water Trail Run
Folsom, CA
January 28, 2017
 
Distances:   50 K   21 mi   21 mi   13.1 mi   8 mi   10 K   10 K
 
8:00 AM - all distances start.     9 hour time limit.
Rain or Shine!
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with the Aid Stations.

Note: NEW Start/Finish/All new courses. Carpool parking lot is set up because there is not enough parking at the start/finish line. Here is a map for the carpool parking lot. And Here are the driving directions from Google.
  • 6:35 am is the designated meeting time. NOTE IT WILL BE DARK so be careful.
  • Whether you car pool or not, please arrive as soon as possible.
  • Carpooling meeting location is at the Falcon Crest dirt parking lot on Salmon Falls Rd in between Green Valley Rd & Salmon Falls Bridge on the left.
  • Runners that do want to carpool should consider carpooling with other runners that are doing the same distance or close to it. We will have signs with the difference distance spread around the parking lot. You can locate a carpool partner at the sign for your distance.
  • We will make every effort to get you all back to the carpool parking lot.

Start/Finish Folsom SRA parking lot. It is before Salmon Falls bridge 500 yards on the left coming from Green Valley Road. The start is set up in the middle of the parking lot. See map below.
 
Note: You can pickup your race packet on race day. But better yet, you can pick up your packet on the day before race day from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. You can also register for the run at this time. Day of race registration charge applied - $10. Avoid the crowds. Here is the address:
  • Steves Pizza
  • 3941 Park Drive Suite 100
  • El Dorado Hills CA 95762
  • 916 939 2100
The legendary founder of the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run and founder of the sport of 100 mile trail running, Gordy Ainsleigh, will be autographing runners bibs and running right along with everyone.

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.

Directions:

    Directions to Folsom SRA parking lot.
  1. Carpooling is encouraged.
  2. From hwy 50, get off E. El Dorado Hills Blvd North/East towards Folsom Lake, Green Valley Road. Once you are on El Dorado Hills Blvd, stay on El Dorado Hills Blvd for 4.1 miles until crossing over Green Valley RD onto Salmon Falls RD drive, after 5.6 miles turn left into the SRA parking lot. Turn in is just before Salmon Falls bridge.
  3. SRA Parking Lot is before Salmon Falls bridge 500 yards on the left coming from Green Valley Road. You drive to the very back of the parking lot for the Start/Finish. No street address is available.

    Here is a map for the SRA Parking Lot area.

    And here are the Directions from Google.

  Park phone: 916-988-0205

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.

Course:   See maps by clicking the mileage buttons.

Aid Stations: Five fully stocked aid stations.

Trial Briefing.

6:00 am park opens.

  • Please arrive early as we will have a large crowd to handle.
  • Volunteers are welcome.
  • $10 per vehicle SELF REGISTRATION for ALL parking please carpool/ parking availability at the SRA parking lot 129 cars. We will have people directing you.
  • NO parking is allowed on the main road entering into the parking lot.
  • Overflow free parking, if needed, is outside the SRA parking lot. Beyond the entrance to the SRA parking lot before the Salmon Falls bridge there is a dirt area to park.
  • Additional parking $10, if needed. After crossing over the Salmon Falls bridge there is parking on the right in the Skunk Hollow parking lot & on left at the Darrington Trail head. You will have to walk across the bridge to the SRA parking lot please. Use CAUTION crossing & walking on Salmon Falls road.
  • Entrance to park marked with Pink Ribbons.
  • Start/Finish area at the SRA Folsom Lake parking lot far end.
  • There is 4 bathrooms available at the start/finish.
  • 6:45 am Registration/Runner check in. Pre-registered runners pick up their shirts/Bibs/pins. Bathrooms available next to registration area - Start/Finish.
  • Bibs
    • Yellow    50k, 25Mi
    • Red         18Mi, 13.1Mi
    • Black     8Mi, 10k, 5k
  • 7:50 am Trail Briefing
  • 8:00 am Start distances except the 5k.
  • 8:10 am 5k start.
  • The Starting line for the race will be the middle of the parking lot due to the Sweet Water Trail is a very narrow single track trail. This will allow the pack to thin out a little bit before entering onto the Sweet Water Trail.

Cutoff times/ Time limit

  • Browns Ravine aid station closes at 12:30 pm.
  • Fitch Way aid station closes at 2:00 pm.
  • Old Salmon Falls aid station closes at 4:00 pm.
  • Finish SRA parking lot end of the Sweet Water Trail 5:00 pm.

Courses will be marked with ribbons, signs & gypsum.

  • 50k Out & back. Pink ribbons, Turnaround at the Browns Ravine aid station. Five aid stations along the course, two water stops.
  • 25 miler Out & back. Pink ribbons, Turnaround at the Fitch Way aid station. Three aid stations, two water stops along the course.
  • 18 miler Out & back. Pink ribbons, one aid station at mile four & another at mile 14. A Water stop at turnaround at mile 9. Turnaround location New York Creek before crossing bridge at water stop.
  • 13.1 miler Thanks very much - due to the large number of 13 mile runners, I have changed & greatly improved the course. After running through the second aid station located in the Old Salmon Falls parking lot at approximentally mile 6.6, you will take a very sharp LEFT turn up doing a counterclockwise loop approximentally 0.7 of a mile then turning RIGHT returning onto the main trail back to the aid station located in the Old Salmon Falls parking lot.
  • 8 miler Out & back. Pink ribbons, one aid station. Turnaround at the Old Salmon Falls aid station one.
  • 10k Out & back. Blue ribbons, Turnaround at the Sweet Water aid station located at the end of the trail. One aid station.
  • All distances except the 5k runners will be directed a slight course change to the 10k aid station. This will allow all runners the opportunity to utilize this aid station which is on course anyhow. The 10k runners are the only runners that must check in at this aid station to have their bib numbers recorded. Then return to the finish a OUT & BACK course.
  • After the first aid station the 10k aid station turnaround, the runners continuing 50k, 25Mi, 18Mi, 13Mi & 8 mile runners, there is a creek crossing - WET FEET. Please use caution when crossing the Sweet Water creek. The rocks are very lippery.
  • 5k Out & back. Green ribbons/A sign will be Posted along the trail where to turnaround at mile 1.5.
  • Runners please bring chairs. No seating available. We will provide some chairs.

Note: Be alert to an alternate route depending on potentially dangerous conditions due to rain. This will impact the 50k, 25mi, 18mi, 13mi & 8 mile runners.

The alternate route will not cross the creek if there is an unsafe creek level as determined by the race director. He will reroute the runners around the creek. These runners will run over to the 10k aid station, turn Right, run up Salmon Falls RD for a few hundred yards, then turn Right - back onto the trail. Runners please use extreme caution on Salmon Falls RD. Runners will use this course detour running out & back if implemented.

This info only pertains to the 50k & 25 mile runners. Info alerting the runners where to turn into the Fitch Way aid station.

  • Yellow Ribbons will be on the LEFT side of the trail where to turn & follow into the Fitch Way aid station. This aid station is the turn around for the 25 milers.
  • Attention: At the 25 milers turnaround at the Fitch Way aid station, the 50k runners continue on to the Browns Ravine aid station.
  • The 50k runners will return to the Fitch Way aid station so there will be Yellow Ribbons alerting them where to turn into the aid station for the 2nd time.
  • A sign will also be POSTED - FITCH WAY AID STATION.

Drop Bags.
Drop bags will be located at the Fitch Way aid station for the 50k & 25 mile runners. 50k runners will pass through the Fitch Way aid station twice. Turnaround for the 25 milers. Drop bags will be picked up the morning of the race at the start delivered to the Fitch Way aid Station.

Crews/Teams will be allowed to drive to our 2nd aid station located at Fitch Way.

  • Twice as the runners go OUT & then come BACK to the finish. Driving directions to the Fitch Way aid station. The crews/team members will want to drive to this aid station after the FIRST aid station BROWNS RAVINE.
  • Attention: coming back in sequence would be after the crews/teams leave the Old Salmon Falls aid station then they would see there runner on the way back at the Fitch Way aid station.
  • Driving directions from the first aid station Browns Ravine. Turn Left onto Green Valley Road. Turn Left onto Salmon Falls drive at the traffic light. Take your second Left onto Lakehills Drive. Drive passed the 4 way stop sign continue on Lakehills Dr then turn Left into Fitch Way. Please park respectfully in the neighborhood. Please also remember your directions when returning to this aid station later in the race.
  • Directions to the Old Salmon Falls aid station. Get back to Salmon Falls Road. Turn Left onto Salmon Falls Road follow previous directions. Attention as the runners near aid station 2/Fitch Way, the runners along the trail are following Pink Ribbons then Yellow Ribbons. Note: the runners if they would like to go into aid station 2 at Fitch Way, please follow the Yellow Ribbons into the aid station.

Trail/ Crew Info driving instructions. Food & gas.

No bathrooms will be available along the course. Food & gas. There is a Safeway located at the intersection of Green Valley & Francisco. There are also newmerous other places to get food. Crews please drive the speed limit. You will easily arrive at all of the aid stations well before your runners & returning to the finish.

10k info. If someone wants to see their 10k runner, they may do so at the 10k Sweet Water Trail aid station. Turnaround for the 10k runners parking is very limited. Driving directions from the start. Turn right onto Salmon Falls Rd drive approximately one mile the aid station will be on your right. Return to the finish to see your runner come in.

8, 13, 18, 25 milers & 50k info. Old Salmon Falls aid station. 8 milers turn around at this aid station, all the other runners will pass through this aid station twice going out & returning to the finish.
Driving directions from the start. From Green Valley RD to Falcon Crest parking lot is 2.9 miles. From Falcon Crest parking lot to the start 2.7 miles 7 minutes drive time. Turn right onto Salmon Falls Rd. Drive approximately two miles turn right prior at the Falcon Crest dirt parking lot. Drive down the paved Rd straight ahead down into the Old Salmon Falls dirt parking lot. Parking is limited. If the parking lot is full, please park above in the Falcon Crest dirt parking lot & walk down. Do NOT park on the side of the paved road, please. Here is a mpa And here directions from Google.

25 milers & 50k runners/ Crews Fitch Way aid station. Drop bag location & turn around for the 25 milers. Parking is limited & will require a parking pass which we will issue on race day or prior by email.
Driving directions from the Old Salmon Falls aid station. 50k runners will pass through this aid station twice going out & returning to the finish. Turn right onto Salmon Falls Rd drive approximately one mile, turn right onto Hills Drive. Drive down beyond the stop sign, turn left onto Fitch Wy. Aid station will be located at the end of Fitch Wy.

50k runners. will pass through this aid station twice going out & returning to the finish. Turn right onto Salmon Falls Rd drive approximately one mile turn, right onto Hills Drive. Drive down beyond the stop sign, turn left onto Fitch Wy. Aid station will be located at the end of Fitch Wy.

50k runners & crews Browns Ravine aid station. Turn around for the 50k runners. Drive back to Salmon Falls Rd. Turn right onto Salmon Falls Rd to Green Valley Rd. Turn right onto Green Valley Rd. Drive on Green Valley Rd approximately 0.5 miles, turning right into Browns Ravine. Drive into the park to the guard shack. You must have a state issued parking pass to enter into this aid station. The aid station will be located on your immediate right.

50k runners & crews Crews/Runners you will be able to see your runners returning to the finish at two aid stations in sequence.

  1. Fitch Wy aid station.
  2. Old Salmon Falls aid station.
  3. Crews return to the finish to see your runner come in.

Entry Fees: $60 /50K      $55 /25mi      $50 /18mi      $45 /13.1mi      $35 /8mi      $35 /10k      $30 /5K      Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. Pre-registered runners qualify to purchase a T-shirt for an additional $20 if they register at least 10 days (two Wednesdays) before the Saturday events. Active Military receive a 15% discount.

February 25, 2017
Marshall Gold Discovery Run
  
 
Marshall Gold Discovery Run
Coloma, CA
February 25, 2017
Distances:    Half Marathon    10 k    5 k
 
9:00 AM - all distances start   7:15 AM - check-in opens     7:00 AM - North Beach parking lot opens.     
Time limit: 4 hours.
 
To see trail maps, click on the milage buttons above. However, there are no maps yet.

Discription   This event is solely run inside the very historic Marshall Gold Discovery Park. This park is set in the beautiful foothills of Coloma CA along the American River. Lots of oak trees throughout the park. All courses are a mix of some pavement inside the park and some very appealing dirt single track trails. Some sections of the trails are somewhat technical but very runnable in areas as well. This course has some uphills, downhills, flat sections with a great mix to make the run very enjoyable and interesting.

Directions: Please visit the parks website. The park is in a remote area. Please make sure you have plenty of gas and please drive safely. Driving out to the park is time consuming; please allow yourself plenty of drive time the morning of the race.
$12 parking fee is required per vehicle. Carpooling is encouraged.

Trail Briefing

7:00 am North Beach parking lot opens.
7:15 am Runners check-in. Parking location & bathrooms for event: the North Beach parking lot at the most West end of the park on Hwy 49. Race day registration: pick up shirts, bibs and pins
8:45 am Trail briefing at the start/finish.
9:00 am start of race

Aid Stations: Several aid stations will be supplied along the course.

Course Discription
Start/Finish location: Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park in Coloma, CA 95613. Hwy 49 Coloma Road at Bridge Street. Phone:530 622 3470. The race will start directly across the street on the trail running East towards the Park Office. Finish for all the distances will be in front of the park HQ/Office. Time limit for event is four hours - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Refreshments will be served at the picnic tables behind the museum. All runners/ families are encouraged to explore the historic park after the event.
Runners, please be aware you might encounter a car driving on the street along the course. Use caution at all times when running on the pavement. You will be running through a neighborhood for a short period at the beggining and at the end. Runners, please be prepared for all types of weather heat, cold, rain and wind.

13.1 mile - Yellow bibs

10k - Red bibs

5k - Black bibs

Course markings:
The course will be marked with the following:

5k - Orange ribbons

10k - Blue ribbons

13.1 miles - Three loops following these ribbons in sequence: first loop - Green ribbons, 2nd loop - Yellow ribbons, and 3rd loop - Red ribbons.
Signs will also be posted along the course.

Parking: There is a $8 parking fee per car. Use the North Beach parking lot at the most West end of the park on Hwy 49. Please bring exact change.

Entry Fees: $45 /Half Marathon    $35 /10K  $30 /5k  
Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. Pre-registered runners qualify to purchase a T-shirt for an additional $20 if they register at least 10 days (two Wednesdays) before the Saturday events. Active Military receive a 15% discount.

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

April 29, 2017
Sierra Azul Trail Challenge
 
Sierra Azul Trail Challenge A timed event.
Los Gatos, CA
April 29, 2017
Note: Volunteers Needed to help drive runners from finish back to the Hacienda Entrance at Quicksilver. This event will be run as scheduled. Rain is not a problem.

 
Distances: 50k    18 mi    Half Marathon    10 k    5 ki
 
8:00 AM - 50k, 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.

Parking and Shuttle assignments: Emails have been sent to the runners that were registeed before 2:00pm on Thursday April 23. The Woods parking Lot is full, the first Shuttle ride is also full. The runners have all been notified. If you register after the date listed above, you are assigned to the second shuttle ride at 7:20 am.

Participants please understand that renting a shuttle or shuttles a driver or drivers is very expensive. Our priority is to get you to the start on time with time to spare. No worries. I hope to continue this event but the cost of a shuttle or shuttles & either a driver or drivers is always a loss financially for me. I will do my best to accommodate your needs thank you for your patients.

This year we will have scheduled times that participants will be leaving on the shuttle from the Hacienda parking lot to insure the participants will arrive to the start on time. This will insure that the participants will arrive on time for the 8:00 am start.

Priority will first be given to the 50k runners that register early so that they will be able to have reserved parking directly across the street at the Woods parking lot $10 per vehicle. Priority for riding the shuttle will be given to the preregistered runners in the order you signed up. We will send out a email on Thursday evening informing the runners that will be parking in the Woods parking lot. We will also send out emails on Thursday evening informing the participants at what time there shuttle will leave for the start.

7:00 am shuttle leaving for the start will be the best time to depart. This shuttle will be reserved for the earliest registered runners. The first shuttle leaving the Hacienda parking lot will be determined on how many participants we have & the number of shuttles we need.

PLEASE REGISTER EARLY so we can be organized on how many shuttles to have & the scheduled times will be figured out. We do not want runners leaving too early for the start standing around waiting for the start. That is no fun.

Race day registrations: we will do our best to get you to the start on time.

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. In order for runners to secure a parking spot they must be preregistered by 5:00 pm the Wednesday before the race, April 22.
  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. 6:30 am Hacienda entrance parking lot open.
  2. 6:50 am first shuttle leaving for the 8:00 am start.
  3. 7:20 am last shuttle leaving for the 8:00 am start.
  4. Runners please park in the back overflow parking lot.
  5. We will be set up at a picnic table inside the Hacienda parking lot. Please make sure you check in.
  6. You will receive your bib number/pins at the start along with the T-shirt if you paid for a shirt.
  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:

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 50k runners will encounter this Aid Station two times.

Trail Briefing:

Mosquito Repellant is highly recommended.

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

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.

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: 50k and 18.8 mi
    • Red Bibs: Half Marathon
    • Black Bibs: 10k and 5k
  • Race Day registration will be at the Hacienda Entrance to Quicksilver 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:    $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 qualify to purchase a T-shirt for an additional $20 if they register at least 10 days (two Wednesdays) before the Saturday events. Active Military receive a 15% discount. Bibs handed out on event day.

  The shuttle bus service is $10 not included in the registration fee.

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

May 6, 2017
Folsom Lake Falcon Crest Trail Run
  
 
Folsom Lake Falcon Crest Trail Run
El Dorado Hills, CA
May 6, 2017
Distances:    Half Marathon    8 miles    10 k    5 k
 
7:30 AM - all distances start   6:15 AM - check-in opens.
Time limit: 4 ½ hours.
 
To see trail maps, click on the milage buttons above. However, there are no maps yet.

Discription   These trails are one of my favorite places to train on & just be around. This race is run in the beautiful awesome foothills of El Dorado Hills, CA. This area has incredible oak trees, green grass & loaded with single track trails parralleing Folsom Lake. The trails are fast to run on some technical sections just lots of fun. Some shaded areas lots of exposure as well.

Directions: From Hwy 50 exit at El Dorado Hills Blvd: go underneath the Hwy drive on El Dorado Hills Blvd for 4 miles. At the Green Valley traffic light cross over Green Valley road onto Salmon Falls road. Drive on Salmon Falls road for 2.9 miles. Falcon Crest parking lot will be on your left. Here is a link to a map of the parking area.

Parking: Parking is in Falcon Crest parking lot. Please carpool. Parking is limited. Additional parking below in the Old Salmon Falls parking lot, a five minute walk. Please DO NOT PARK ON THE ROAD LEADING DOWN TO THE OLD SALMON FALLS PARKING LOT.
No parking fee.
Suggested carpool meeting area the Safeway parking lot in El Dorado Hills on Green Valley Rd & Francisco.

Trail Briefing

6:00 am Staff arrives for set up.
6:15 am Runners check-in. Race day registration, pick up shirts, bibs and pins.
7:15 am Trail briefing at the start/finish.
7:30 am Start all distances. 13 miler 8 miler, 10k, 5k.

Course info & how the course will be marked: Signs, Gypsum, & Ribbons.

Course info/First SPLIT All runners will run together for the first 2.5 miles. The first SPLIT will occur at the Monta Vista Trail at 2.5 miles in. At 2.5 miles the 5k runners will turn LEFT off of the Browns Ravine Trail onto the Monta Vista Trail. Continue on the Monta Vista Trail following Orange Ribbons to the FINISH.
13 & 8 mile runners stay on the Browns Ravine Trail following PINK Ribbons. 13 milers will return to the Monta Vista at approximentally mile 12.4, turn RIGHT onto the Monta Vista Trail continue to follow PINK Ribbons to the FINISH on the Monta Vista Trail.
8 milers will also return to the Monta Vista Trail at mile 7.4.8 milers turn RIGHT onto the Monta Vista Trail. 8 milers will stay on the Monta Vista Trail 0.6 miles following PINK Ribbons & 8 mile signs to the FINISH.

13 & 8 milers At the New York Creek aid station when the 13 milers come back down to the main trail, turn LEFT running over the New York Creek bridge on your way to the Fitch Way aid station turnaround. 13 milers, the 2nd time you leave the New York Creek aid station you will turn RIGHT onto the Browns Ravine Trail returning to the FINISH. 8 milers after leaving the New York Creek aid station you will turn RIGHT onto the Browns Ravine Trail returning to the FINISH.

Aid Station INFO 13 milers: Three aid stations along the course in sequence.

  1. New York Creek aid station.
  2. Fitch Way aid station turnaround location for the 13 milers.
  3. New York Creek aid station.

13 milers Aid Station THREE aid stations.You will hit the New York Creek aid station twice going out & returning to the FINISH after turning around at the Fitch Way aid station. The New York Creek aid station is located 100 yards before New York Creek bridge when your running out on your LEFT up a trail 50 yards leading up to Salmon Falls Road. Follow YELLOW Ribbons INTO & OUT of the aid station.

8 milers Aid Station ONE aid station New York Creek aid station your turnaround before New York Creek bridge 100 yards. New York Creek aid station is located 100 yards before the New York Creek bridge on the left while running out 50 yards up a trail leading up to Salmon Falls Road. Follow YELLOW Ribbons INTO & OUT of aid station.

10k Aid Station ONE aid station located at the Start/finish.10k runners you will first run the 5k course you will return to the start where your aid station is then go back out & reverse the 5k course you just ran following ORANGE Ribbons now following the 10k signs.

5k - No Aid Station

Course Description 13 & 8 milers follow PINK Ribbons the entire course. 13 milers you will have 3 aid stations. 8 milers 1 aid station. 13 & 8 milers first aid station just before the New York Creek bridge up the hill 50 yards on your LEFT. SIGN POSTED: " AID STATION up hill to LEFT". 13 milers you will run across the New York Creek bridge 2.4 miles to the Fitch Way aid station turnaround. 13 milers follow YELLOW into the Fitch Way aid station. 13 milers after returning back to the New York Creek aid station you will run 2.5 miles then turn RIGHT onto the Monta Vista Trail continue to follow PINK RIBBONS, SIGNS, & gypsum to the FINISH.

8 milers at 7.4 miles you will turn RIGHT onto the Monta Vista Trail continue to follow PINK Ribbons 0.6 miles to FINISH. Signs 8 milers.

10k runners you will first run the 5k course ORANGE Ribbons following 5k signs a COUNTERCLOCKWISE LOOP. 10k, 5k ORANGE Ribbons & follow 5k signs. At mile 2.4 you turn LEFT onto the Monta Vista Trail 0.6 miles to FINISH. 10k runners you will have 1 aid station at the finish. You will first run the 5k course when returning to the finish. Please use your aid station then turnaround & REVERSE THE COURSE YOU JUST RAN following ORANGE RIBBONS. 10k RUNNERS, after leaving your aid station when you go back out, you will now follow 10k SIGNS.

13 & 8 milers New York Creek aid station CREW ACCESS OK. Very limited parking & a curb to get over into parking area.
13 milers Fitch Way aid station CREW ACCESS OK.

Drop Bags: Drop bags will be picked up at runner check in. Drop bags for the 13 milers at the Fitch Way aid station turnaround.

Entry Fees: $45 /Half Marathon   $40 /8 Miles    $35 /10K   $30 /5k   

Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. Pre-registered runners qualify to purchase a T-shirt for an additional $20 if they register at least 10 days (two Wednesdays) before the Saturday events. Active Military receive a 15% discount. Bibs handed out on event day.

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

May 13, 2017
Trail Run at Sly Park
  
 
Trail Run at Sly Park
Pollock Pines, CA
May 13, 2017

Distances:    Half Marathon    10k    10k    5k    5k
This is a timed event.
8:00 AM start - 50k, 20 mile, Half Marathon, 10 mile, 5k       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.
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with the Aid Stations.

Location:

Start/Finish Sly Park Recreation Center Area Event Center.
Run around Sly Park Lake.   Course is primarily single track 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. Half Marathon - 1 loop then a 5k out and back.
  4. 10 mile - 1 loop
  5. The 5k runners will go out with all of the other distances first running EAST. Yellow Ribbons will mark the 5k course. The 5k runners will also be crossing Mormon Emigrant Road twice. 5k runners please use extreme CAUTION when crossing this road at the beginning and towards the end of your race. 5k runners when you first run over at the lake, you will run along the lake on the hiking trail with all the other distances for approximately 1.5 miles. At approximately 1.5 miles the 5k runners will take a VERY SHARP RIGHT TURN up onto the horse trail and begin running back to the finish. 5k runners will eventually run back onto the hiking trail along the lake returning to the finish on the exact same course they ran out on. There are no Aid Stations for the 5k loop.

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 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. PINK RIBBONS will mark the entrance to the Event Center/Start/Finish on Mormon Emigrant Road. Bathrooms are available at the start/finish and along the course in a few areas primarily in the campground areas. Lots of parking is also available. Cell phones will work at the start/finish & much of the course.

  • 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.
  • Half Marathon, at the end of 10k loop, take 5k out and back.
  • 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. Orange 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   $70 /Half Marathon   $65 /10mi   $60 /5K  

Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. Pre-registered runners qualify to purchase a T-shirt for an additional $20 if they register at least 10 days (two Wednesdays) before the Saturday events. Active Military receive a 15% discount. Bibs handed out on event day.

Other Info: 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.
  • 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.
June 3, 2017
Calero Run
 
Calero Run
San Jose, CA
June 3, 2017
 
Distances:   5k    15k    15k    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
Elevation Gain 50k 5500 ft. Elevation Gain 50 mile 9200 ft.

 

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 mile runners first follow ORANGE RIBBONS running the 9 mile course to the first aid station located at the Rancho Canada del Oro parking lot.
  • 13.1 mile runners continue WEST onto the Mayfair Trail following 13 mile SIGNS BLUE RIBBONS for 4.2 miles returning to the Rancho Canada del Oro aid station.
  • 13.1 mile runners turn around at the aid station returning to the FINISH either following PRIMARILY PINK RIBBONS & also ORANGE 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.

5k 8:00 am Start - Trail Briefing: 7:50 am. You will receive Black Bibs. Follow 5k Signs Gypsum arrows. 10k runners first run the 5k course CLOCKWISE direction then return to the finish a aid station will be at the start/finish. 10k runners go back out a SECOND TIME & REVERSE the 5k course now running a COUNTERCLOCKWISE direction. 10k runners need to refer to the 5k course map.

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:   $30 /5k    $35 /10k    $40 /15k    $45 /Half Marathon    $50 /25k    $60 /50k    $90 /50 mi    

Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. Pre-registered runners qualify to purchase a T-shirt for an additional $20 if they register at least 10 days (two Wednesdays) before the Saturday events. Active Military receive a 15% discount. Bibs handed out on event day.

Info: Active Military receive a 15% discount.

Food will be served to runners after the run.

Maximum of 200 participants allowed so register early.

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

June 10, 2017
Cody Lake Sierra Trail Challenge
  
 
Cody Lake Sierra Trail Challenge
Strawberry, CA
June 10, 2017

Distances:    Half Marathon    10k    5k
 
8:30 AM - all distances start
 
To see trail maps, click on the milage buttons above.
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with the Aid Stations.

Aid Stations: 4 fully stocked Aid Stations

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

Overall Map for all distances: See this map.

Trail Briefing

7:00 am runner check in inside the Strawberry Lodge banquet room.
8:20 am Trail briefing outside at the East end of the Strawberry Lodge.
8:30 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.

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.

    13 mile course description.
  • The 13 mile course will simply blow your mind. This race will become one of your favorites for sure.
  • The 13 miler will give you a awesome thrill running on these single track trails I sincerely love & have worked on these trails for years for your enjoyment.
  • The 13 mile course is very challenging, incredible high Sierra country, breathtaking views, Cody Lake, several creek crossings the same creek.
  • The snow could impact parts of the course snow melt.
  • Primarily Pink Ribbons after 2nd aid station 10k turnaround you will continue to follow Pink Ribbons & start & good climb up for a few minutes until reaching your RIGHT turn up to Cody Lake.
  • Orange Ribbons will indicate where to turn RIGHT up to Cody Lake, an out & back section to an aid station. Turnaround located a short distance beyond Cody Lake.
  • A SIGN WILL BE POSTED/ 13 Milers RIGHT TURN CODY LAKE.
  • 13 mile runners will return to the main trail where you first encountered the Orange Ribbons & RIGHT turn up to Cody Lake.
  • After returning to this location a 2nd time you will turn RIGHT again up the trail leading to Cody Meadows aid station turnaround NOW Following PINK RIBBONS.
  • A SIGN WILL BE POSTED/ 13 Milers RIGHT TURN CODY MEADOWS.
  • 13 mile runners you will again follow PINK RIBBONS up to the aid station located at Cody Meadows. 13 mile runners you will turnaround at the aid station.
  • 13 mile runners you will now run directly back to the finish at the Strawberry Lodge following PINK RIBBONS.
    1. This course is run in the beautiful Sierra's. The course starts/finishes at the East end of the Strawberry Lodge. All runners will run on Strawberry Ln, a paved road. Runners, you will run to the end of Strawberry Ln & onto 42 mile tract, a dirt road, for approximentally a hundred yards.
    2. Then turn LEFT up towards some cabins leading to a single track trail leading up to a dirt road and eventually, turning RIGHT on to a dirt road 11N19 approximentally mile 1. You will then run onto a paved road Packsaddle Pass Road turning LEFT over a small bridge and immediately turn LEFT up a dirt road.
    3. Runners will now run up this dirt road 500 yards turning RIGHT up a dirt road. Have fun.
    • 5k aid station will be located at the turn.
    • This dirt road is a very gradual climb up eventually turning into a single track and fairly wide.
    • Attention, there is a creek crossing just before the 10k aid station turnaround. Your feet will get wet. Be careful when crossing.
    • 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.

      Entry Fees:

      • $30 /5k
      • $35 /10k
      • $45 /13.1 mi

      Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. Pre-registered runners qualify to purchase a T-shirt for an additional $20 if they register at least 10 days (two Wednesdays) before the Saturday events. Active Military receive a 15% discount. Bibs handed out on event day.

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