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Kirkwood's Thunder Mountain Trail Challenge

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: Bib pickup is available on Race Day for all events.

August 4, 2018
Kirkwood's Thunder Mountain Trail Challenge
 
Kirkwood's Thunder Mountain Trail Challenge
August 4, 2018
Event cancelled
Distances:   
5k    10k    13.1 mi    18.8 mi    26.2 mi    50k   
8:00 AM Start    All distances.
Time limit: 12 hours for 50k.
Time limit: 10 hours for the Trail Marathon.
Click here: See course map with the color ribbon marking each segment.
    Run Check-in - overview:
  • Location of Start and Finish for race will be behind the Kirkwood Lodge out on the back patio on the West side of the Lodge.
  • Food dining in the evening.
    • Kirkwood does have a restaurant located just 0.1 miles East of the entrance into Kirkwood on Hwy 88. Please, if interested, check the times the restaurant hours.
    • There is a store in Kirkwood if you would like to inquire what they offer, please do so.
    • Gas stations - nothing close so fill up before you get into the high Sierras.
  • Runner Check-in times and location.
    • At Runner Check-in on Friday and Race Day Morning, you will be able to pick up your Bib number, pins and a shirt if you purchased one. I will also have Course maps displayed and will go over the course Maps and answer any questions.
    • Runner check-in location is inside the Kirkwood Lodge upstairs on the second floor. Inside the Kirkwood Lodge on the second floor walk up the stairs and Runner check in will be straight ahead inside a glass room so you will be able to see us very easily.
    • Bathroom inside the Kirkwood Lodge is on the first floor on the East side of the Lodge. When entering the Lodge the bathroom will be located to your left in the far corner.
    • Runner Check-In on Friday is 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
    • Runner Check-In on Race Morning. 6:30 am the Kirkwood Lodge will be open for the runners.
    • 6:50 am Runner Check-In Opens.
    • 7:50 am will walk out back behind the Lodge for a Trail briefing.
    • 8:00 am Start for all the Distances.
  • Parking
    • If you staying at the Lodge you will be allowed to park underneath the Lodge in a designated spot.
    • Runners driving up in the morning, please do not park in the parking spots in front of the Lodge.
    • Additional parking - lots of spots, so park as close as you can to the Kirkwood Lodge.

Directions:

    Address for Kirkwood
  • 1377 Kirkwood Meadows Drive, Kirkwood 95646
Kirkwood lodging has a sale all summer long rooms starting at $109 a night. See the link above.

Note: Volunteers Needed to help with aid stations and children running the course.

Medals for awards for this event.

Trail briefing

  • 6:45 am Runner Check Opens at the Kirkwood Meadow Ski Lodge.
  • 7:45 am Trail Briefing.
  • 8:00 am All Distances Start
  • 50k Time Limit 12 hours 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
  • 26.2 Trail Marathon Time Limit 10 hours.
    • Cut-off Times for 50k and Trail Marathon:
    • 9:30 am Mile 3.3. Thunder Mtn Trail Head aid station. 50k and 26 Milers. Drop bags available.
    • 12:00 pm Mile 11. Horse Canyon Trail Head aid station. 50k and 26 Milers. Drop bags available.
    • 3:30 pm Mile 21.6. Horse Canyon Trail Head aid station. 50k
    • 4:30 pm Mile 23.1 Thunder Mtn Trail Head aid station. 26 MILERS Cutoff Time.
    • 6:30 pm Mile 29.3. Thunder Mtn Trail Head aid station. 50k
    • 8:00 pm Mile 32.6 FINISH Kirkwood Lodge. 50k
    • Note: Aid Station ONE Thunder Mtn Trail Head aid station. Aid Station TWO Horse Canyon Trail Head aid station.

Runners, this event is entirely run at high elevation and much of the course is exposed.
The sun is much more radiant at the higher elevations so please dress accordingly and wear sunscreen. The Course is very mountainess and very technical in some sections. Any drop bags please protect due to the possibility of thunderstorms.

Weather is very unpredictable.
Runners Please be ready for hot or cold temperatures, snow, rain, Thunder showers, lightening, hail.

All runners at all times need to carry enough water & supplies to be self sufficient between aid stations.
The entire course is High Sierra single track Trail beyond mind blowing. - Panoramic views
The Course maps note elevations throughout the courses.

Race starts at the Kirkwood Lodge at 7800 ft & some of the distances will go up to around 9500 ft.
This Course is extremely Challenging and is run at high elevations.The Course starts at the Kirkwood Lodge and runs on pavement for around 0.2 miles leading to a single track Trail, then from there it is all single track Trail going up. If you like the high Sierra and are into an incredible challenge, please come and play on Thunder Mtn. You will absolutely Love this new event.

Lots of very fun runnable sections and some very steep technical sections.

    Bib Colors:
  • 50k, 26.2 mile, 18.8 mile - Yellow bibs
  • 13.1 mile - Red bibs
  • 10k and 5k - Black bibs
    For 50k and Trail Marathon runners:Drop bags will be picked up Race Morning at the Kirkwood Lodge during Runner Check in. Then taken to both aid stations to be picked up prior to race and returned after the race to the Kirkwood Lodge.
  • 5k Course: Follow Orange Ribbons. It is out & back. 1 water stop.
  • 10k Course: Follow Orange Ribbons. It is out & back to the aid station at the Thunder Mtn TH.
  • 13 Mile Course Follow Orange Ribbons to Thunder Mtn TH aid station Mile 3.3. Then Follow Pink Ribbons up to your designated turnaround location at mile 6.5. GREEN Ribbons will be your turnaround mark at a Trail Intersection. Then you will reverse the entire course you just ran. Follow Pink Ribbons down to the Thunder Mtn aid station TH Mile 9.7. Then Follow Orange Ribbons 3.3 miles back to Finish.
  • 18.8 Mile Course Follow Orange Ribbons to Thunder Mtn aid station Mile 3.3. Then Follow Pink Ribbons up & over Thunder Mtn Trail to the Horse Canyon Trail Mile 9.7. Then Follow Yellow Ribbons Turning Right down onto the Horse Canyon Trail, running down to the Horse Canyon aid station Mile 11. Turnaround at aid station following Yellow Ribbons running up Horse Canyon Trail 3.1 miles to Mile 14.6. Turn Left Following Pink Ribbons again back onto the Thunder Mtn Trail Running up & over Thunder Mtn. At Mile 17.1 turn Right at Orange Ribbons running EAST following Orange Ribbons to the Finish.
  • 26 Miler Course Follow Orange Ribbons to Thunder Mtn aid station Mile 3.3. Turn around at aid station now following Pink Ribbons up & over Thunder Mtn to the Horse Canyon Trail Mile 9.7. Turn Right now following Yellow Ribbons down to the Horse Canyon Trail aid station Mile 11. Turn around at Horse Canyon aid station Following Yellow Ribbons, then run EAST up the Horse Canyon Trail 5.3 miles to your designated turnaround at Mile 16.3. Red Ribbons will indicate where to turnaround. Turnaround at Red Ribbons run down 2.2 miles to the Thunder Mtn Trail at 18.5 miles. Turn Right at Pink Ribbons running up & over Thunder Mtn down to the Thunder Mtn aid station Mile 23.1. Then Follow Orange Ribbons 3.3 miles to Finish.
  • 50k Mile Course Follow Orange Ribbons to Thunder Mtn TH aid station Mile 3.3. Turnaround Following Pink Ribbons up & over Thunder Mtn to the Horse Canyon Trail Mile 9.7. Turn Right onto the Horse Canyon Trail following Yellow Ribbons for 3.1 miles running down to the Horse Canyon aid station. Turnaround at aid station running the out & back section returning to the Horse Canyon aid station. Follow Yellow Ribbons for 5.3 miles running up East to designated turnaround location marked with Red Ribbons at Mile 16.3. Runners run back down Following Yellow Ribbons to the Horse Canyon aid station Mile 21.6. Turnaround at aid station Following Yellow Ribbons for 3.1 miles running up EAST to the Thunder Mtn Trail Mile 24.7. Turn Left onto the Thunder Mtn Trail now following Pink Ribbons up & over Thunder Mtn down to the Thunder Mtn TH aid station Mile 29.3. Runners turnaround Following Orange Ribbons for 3.3 miles directly back to the Finish.
    General Info:
  • Phone reception for runners and crews.
    • I have AT&T and cell phone reception is great inside Kirkwood.
    • For the runners out on the course, once gaining some elevation up on Thunder Mtn, cell phone service is good in lots of locations.
    • No cell phone reception at both of the aid stations.
    • Kirkwood Directions for Crews, Family, and Friends:
    • In sequence
    • 1. Thunder Mtn Trail Head aid station.
    • 2. Horse Canyon Trail Head aid station.
      • 5k Runners No aid station.
      • Crews, Family, Friends, please refer to Course Maps to follow your Runner.
        • Directions leaving the Kirkwood Lodge the Start and Finish for the event:
        • Attention Crews - be very careful driving on Hwy 88. If you need to walk across Hwy 88 for any reason, use extreme Caution.
        • To the first aid station. Thunder Mtn Trail Head aid station.
        • Turn Left West onto Hwy 88. Drive less then one mile the Thunder Mtn Trail Head aid station will be on your Left located in a dirt parking lot.
        • To the second aid station. Horse Canyon Trail Head aid station. Leaving the first aid station to the second aid station.
        • Bathrooms along the course for Crews.
        • There is a bathroom on the Right between the two aid stations located in the campgrounds.
        • There are Bathrooms in the Silver Lake campground just a little West passed the second aid station on the Right - the Horse Canyon Trail Head aid station.
        • Additional bathrooms out on the course.
        • Silver Lake Campground is just West on the Right passed the Horse Canyon aid station.
        • Kit Carson Lodge is on the Left just West of the Horse Canyon aid station just before Silver Lake on your Left.
        • Turn Left West onto Hwy 88. Drive for a few minutes, around one mile, the Horse Canyon Trail Head aid station will be on your Left. There is a little dirt parking lot. Parking is very limited. There is additional parking a little beyond the aid station on both sides of 88. The aid station is before Silver Lake campground, the Kit Carson Lodge, and Silver Lake.

Entry Fees:

  • $120 /50k
  • $110 /Trail Marathon
  • $80 /18.8 mile
  • $65 /Half Marathon
  • $45 /10k
  • $40 /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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July 14, 2018
Rancho Trail Run
Registration is Closed!
 
Rancho Trail Run - Registration is Closed!
Morgan Hill, CA
July 14, 2018
 
 
Distances:     
1 mi    5k    10k    15k    13 mi    26.2 mi    24 mi   
 
8:00 AM Start    All distances.
Time limit: 8 hours.
Registration limt: 75
Auto Limit: 35 cars.
 
Attention: For this event, carpooling is necessary due to limitations in parking.

 

Attention: out of town runners: recommended hotel accommodations.
  • Wyndham Garden San Jose Silicon Valley Hotel
  • located near this event in South San Jose
  • 399 Silicon Valley Blvd
  • San Jose,CA 95138
  • 408 972 7800
  • To make reservations click here.

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:;   
4    15k    24   

 

Trail Images:   Click Here for images of the trail
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with aid stations and children running the course.

Three fully stocked aid stations

Directions:

Do not turn into the boat ramp. The entrance to the park is farther south.

    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.

Carpooling is required. There are not enough parking spaces for everyone.

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.
  • 26.2 milers
    1. Marathoners first run the 24 mile course return to the finish. The 10 mile loop is marked with Pink Ribbons.
    2. Now do the out & back section 1.1 miles following RED RIBBONS up to the aid station located at Mayfair & Longwall turning around at the aid station then returning to the finish. You are done.
  • 50k runners Complete steps 1,2, and 3 from the 26.2 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 & 26.2 milers.
  • Yellow bibs - 50k.

Entry Fees:    

  • $75 /50K   
  • $70 /Trail Marathon   
  • $50 /13.1 mi   
  • $45 /15k   
  • $40 /10k  
  • $35 /5K  
  • $20 /1 mile  

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.

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

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July 7, 2018
Lovers Leap of Faith - Strawberry
ALERT     NEW EVENT: 50 mile trail run
 
Lovers Leap of Faith - Strawberry
Strawberry, CA
July 7, 2018

2mi    5k    10k    9mi    13.1 mi    18 mi    50k    50 mi
 
5:30 AM start - 50 miles       Time limit: 14 hours
50k Time limit: 10 hours.
8:00 AM start - 18 miles, 13.1 miles, 9 mi, 10k, 5k, and 2 miles
This event held under special use permit with the Eldorado National Forest
 
Click on mileage buttons above for course maps.
Elevations 50k:   Elevations
 
Elevations 18 Mile:   Elevations
Elevations Half Marathon:   Elevations

Directions: See this Google map for Strawberry Lodge on HWY 50 - Race Central

Overall Map for all distances: See this map.

Distances between Aid Stations See the Table of Distances

Parking at Strawberry Lodge: If you are a guest at the Strawberry Lodge, you may Park in front of the Lodge during the event.
If you are just driving to the Strawberry Lodge on race day, please do not park in front of the Lodge. You may Park at either end of the Lodge. Parking on the East side of the Lodge Please park on Strawberry Ln. Parking on the West side of the Lodge there is a dirt parking lot down below. Please park safely

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

  1. Friday 7/6/18 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm runner check in at the Strawberry Lodge. 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. All runners must also check in on Race Morning.
  4. 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.
  5. We encourage runners to stay at the beautiful Strawberry Lodge prior to the race and after.
  6. There will be a food provided after the run. No BBQ this year.
  7. On the day of the event, runners can check in at 6:30 am.
  8. 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.
  9. The main front door will be open & bathrooms will be avialble.
  10. Participants are not allowed to park in front of the Strawberry Lodge unless they are staying at the lodge.
  11. 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.
  12. Runners should please be quiet inside the lodge & outside in the early morning not to disturb the other guest sleeping.

IMPORTANT: If anyone DROPS we need to be informed ASAP, Please Troy: 530 409 2989

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.

    50 mile, 50k
  • 4:30 am runner check in/race day reg inside the Strawberry Lodge. See you whenever you get there.
  • 5:15 am Trail Briefing
  • 5:30 am Start
    18 mile, Half Marathon, 9 mile, 10k, 5k, 2 mile
  • 6:30 am runner check in/race day reg.
  • 7:50 am Trail Briefing
  • 8:00 am Start
    Cutoff times for 50 milers.
  • 7:30 am Negro Flat AS/First time in.
  • 6:30 am Caples Creek aid station.
  • 11:00 am Negro Flat AS/Second Time in.
  • The aid stations Below only pertain to the 50 Milers.
  • 12:30 am Camp Schneider AS/On way to turnaround at PCT.
  • 2:00 pm Camp Schneider AS/On way to Strawberry Lodge.
  • 4:30 pm Strawberry Lodge AS/Mile 40.
  • 4:40 pm Lovers Leap AS
  • 5:45 pm Sayles Canyon AS/Through on way to Turnaround.
  • 6:00 pm Sayles Canyon AS/through on way to Finish at the Strawberry Lodge.
  • 7:15 pm Lovers Leap AS/out on way to Finish at the Strawberry Lodge.
  • 7:30 pm At the Strawberry Lodge/The Race Is Officially Over.

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.

  • Wildlife/Weather please watch out for these animals.
  • Rattle Snakes.
  • Bears
  • Mountain Lions
  • Wolverines
  • Thunder showers and hail
    • How to deal with ticks. There are a few easy things to do which can help prevent tick bites:
    • apply permethrin insect repellent to shoes and clothing
    • use deet repellent
    • check for ticks thoroughly after running
    • look for the circular expanding rash, sometimes looking like a bulls-eye, which occurs 2-10 days after a tick byte with lyme infection

Bib colors:

  • Yellow bibs - 50 milers, 50krunners.
  • Red bibs - 18 miler, 13.1 mile runners.
  • Black bibs - 9 mile, 10k, 5k, and 2 milers 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 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
  • 2 mile course Red RIBBONS out and back first aid station - LoversLeap Aid Station

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.
50mi, 50k & 18 mile Runners should carry 2 Water bottles and at every aid station fill a camelback up.

50 milers and 50k runners
50mi, 50k Runners/Regarding the Caples Loop. After leaving the second aid station the Caples Creek aid station, please make sure you have filled up your water bottles & camelback if you choose to bring one. The Caples Loop is a tough one & the 1.3 mile climb back up to the Negro Flat aid station is tough and exposed.

    50mi, 50k Sections of the course with NO RIBBONS.
  • At approximately mile 1.6 to 2.5 No Ribbons. Just keep climbing up.
  • At approximately mile 6 to 7 No Ribbons just before the Negro Flat aid station.
  • At approximately mile 21.5 No Ribbons until approximately mile 23.
  • 50 Milers - No Ribbons from approximately mile 23 to 25.1

Cell phones work on much of the course.
The Course is very technical in some sections. Please run safely.

6:50 am Runner Check inside the Strawberry Lodge for the 18mi, 13mi, 9mi, 10k, 5k, 2mi

All the distances that start at 8:00am

  • Attention 18 Milers No Ribbon sections
    • At Mile 1.6 to 2.5 No Ribbons. Just keep climbing up.
    • At Mile 6 to 7 just before the Negro Flat aid station.
    • At Mile 9 to Approximately Mile 11, No Ribbons. Pink Ribbons start again at the Strawberry Creek Trail heading down to the Strawberry Lodge.
    18mi, 13mi, 9mi, 10k, 5k, 2 milers
  • Red Ribbons mark the first 1.2 Miles of the course leading over to the Lovers Leap aid station.
  • Red Ribbons. All runners will run together for approximately the first mile Following Red Ribbons.
  • At approximately 1 Mile, you will reach a "T" Intersection running on a dirt road.
  • 18 Milers will Now Turn RIGHT & Start to Follow Pink Ribbons for the entirety of the run until reaching Mile 17 at the Lovers Leap aid station.
  • 18 Milers now Follow Red Ribbons back to the Strawberry Lodge for your Finish.
    13.2, 9 milers, 10k, 5k, 2 milers
  • At "T" intersection - Turn LEFT & continue to follow the Red Ribbons over to the Lovers Leap aid station & Trail Head leading up to Lovers Leap.
    2 Milers Out & Back Course.
  • 2 milers turnaround at Lovers Leap aid station & return to the Strawberry Lodge Follow Red Ribbons.
    13mi, 9mi, 10k, 5k Out & Back Courses.
  • 13mi, 9mi, 10k, 5k after following Red Ribbons over to the Lovers Leap aid station & Lovers Leap Trail Head at approximately mile 1.2. You now Start to Follow Orange Ribbons up Lovers Leap.
  • 5k runners you will run up Lovers Leap & Turnaround at Green Ribbons & Signs will be Posted - 5k Turnaround.
  • 10k runners you will run up & over Lovers Leap & Turnaround at Blue Ribbons & Signs will be Posted - 10k Turnaround.
  • 9 Milers you will run up & over Lovers Leap & Turnaround at the Sayles Canyon aid station. A Sign is Posted - 9 Mile Turnaround.
  • 13 milers you will run up & over Lovers Leap. You will run passed the Sayles Canyon aid station approximately 2 miles & Turnaround. 2 Signs will be Posted - 13 Mile Turnaround.

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

50 mile, 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. 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.

Thanks crews & runners any questions email or call.


RD Troy Limb 530 409 2989

Entry Fees:  

  • $20 /2 mi
  • $35 /5k   
  • $40 /10k   
  • $45 /9 mi   
  • $50 /13.1 mi   
  • $65 /18 mi   
  • $100 /50k   
  • $140 /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.

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

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June 9, 2018
Cody Lake Sierra Trail Challenge
ALERT     EVENT IS ON RAIN, SLEET AND ALL THE SNOW.
 
Cody Lake Sierra Trail Challenge
Strawberry, CA
June 9, 2018
ALERT     EVENT IS ON RAIN, SLEET AND ALL THE SNOW.

Distances:    Half Marathon    9mi    10k    5k
8:30 AM - all distances start
 
This event held under special use permit with the Eldorado National Forest
 
To see trail maps, click on the milage buttons above.
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with 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.

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.

  • Wildlife/Weather please watch out for these animals.
  • Rattle Snakes.
  • Bears
  • Mountain Lions
  • Wolverines
  • Thunder showers and hail
    • How to deal with ticks. There are a few easy things to do which can help prevent tick bites:
    • apply permethrin insect repellent to shoes and clothing
    • use deet repellent
    • check for ticks thoroughly after running
    • look for the circular expanding rash, sometimes looking like a bulls-eye, which occurs 2-10 days after a tick byte with lyme infection

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 and 9 milers- 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 - 9 and 13.1 mile

Signs including distances and direction arrows; 8x11 signs connected to 3ft wooden stakes on the side of the trail.

    Course Start/Finish
  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.
    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
    9 mile course description.
  • The 9 miler is a out & back up to Cody Lake.
  • 9 milers follow PINK RIBBONS running pass the the 10k aid station continuing up the trail. The 9 milers run up the trail another 3/10 of a mile still following Pink ribbons then turn RIGHT up to Cody Lake now following Orange ribbons up to Cody Lake running passed the lake another 1/4 to the aid station turnaround. This section is a OUT & BACK SECTION.
  • The 9 mile runners turnaround at the aid station & return to the main trail they originally ran up. The 9 milers turn LEFT returning to the Strawberry Lodge again following Pink ribbons to the finish.
  • The 9 milers will have 5 aid stations.
  • 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:

    • $35 /5k
    • $40 /10k
    • $50 /9mi
    • $55 /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.

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June 2, 2018
Calero Park Run
 
Calero Park Run
San Jose, CA
June 2, 2018
 
Distances:   5k    10k    15k    13m    25k    50k
8:00 AM All Distances     5:00 PM    Cut-off time.
Cut-off times/time limits:     There is a 8 hour time limit for all races.
Park opens at 7:00 am. Sign-in starts at 7:15 am.
 
Improved 13.1 mile map is being worked on.
 
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with aid stations.

Attention out of town runners: recommended hotel accommodations.
  • Wyndham Garden San Jose Silicon Valley 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
      Runners Do Not Go To the Calero Park boat entrance. Runners, if you can see Calero reservoir, you are the wrong entrance. Drive 0.3 miles South on McKean Road South of Bailey Road turn Right into Calero Park Trail Head entrance. The Calero Park entrance is before Cinnabar Hills Golf Course 0.1 miles North of the golf course.

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.

 

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 and 25k: 8:00 am Start - Trail Briefing: 7:50 am.

    Cutoff times
  • Calero Mile 16/50k Cutoff Time 12:00 pm - Not Enforced.
  • Rancho Aid Station 4th Time OUT 2:20 pm. Enforced, No Exceptions.
  • Calero Mile 28 - Last Time OUT 3:20 pm. Enforced, No Exceptions.
  • Calero 4:00 pm Race is Officially Over - 8 Hour Time Limit.

Bib Colors

There are different color bibs for each distance.
  • 50k: Yellow bibs
  • 16 mile and 13.1 mile Red bibs
  • 9Mi, 10k, 5k: Black bibs

Course Change

  • Course change info 50k and 25k runners.
  • ATTENTION 50k, 25k runners: Troy will be located at the Rancho Canada del Oro aid station directing to insure you stay on course.
  • Travis & his wife Elizabeth will be at the START/FINISH informing you when you return to the START/FINISH.
  • 50k runners can use the 16 mile course map as reference.
  • These 2 distances will first run the Calero 13 miler in its entirety/RETURN TO FINISH.
  • Then the 50k and 25k runners will GO BACK OUT & run the 5k course/ GREEN RIBBONS running a CLOCKWISE LOOP/RETURN to FINISH/ 25k runners are DONE.
  • 50k runners go back out & run the 16 mile course/PINK RIBBONS leading over to the Rancho Canada del Oro aid station parking lot. Then they reverse/Running a COUNTERCLOCKWISE LOOP/ BLUE RIBBONS the 4.2 mile loop previously ran when doing the 13 mile course. The 50k runners return to the Rancho Canada del Oro aid station then follow ORANGE RIBBONS BACK TO THE START/FINISH.
  • 50k runners then go back out & to run the 10k course/ GREEN RIBBONS now running a COUNTERCLOCKWISE LOOP/RETURN TO THE FINISH for the last time you are DONE.

25k 8:00 am Start - Trail Briefing: 7:50 am.

Half Marathon 8:00 am Start -Trail Briefing: 7:50 am.

  • 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.
  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 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 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 West on Casa Loma Road. Rancho Canada del Oro parking lot will be on your left. All runners are required to park in the back overflow parking lot 0.1 miles passed the main parking lot entrance 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:   $35 /5k    $40/10k    $45 /9 mile    $50 /13.1 mile    $55 /25k    $75 /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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May 20, 2018
King Richard Annual Trail Run - Santa Teresa County Park
 
King Richard Annual Trail Run - Santa Teresa County Park
San Jose, CA
May 20, 2018

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 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

7:30 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

Note: RUNNERS please CLOSE ALL CATTLE GATES YOU OPEN during event. THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT REQUEST FROM RANGERS.

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   
  • $45 /10k   
  • $55 /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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May 12, 2018
Carina Kool Trail Marathon at Sly Park
 
Carina Kool Trail Marathon at Sly Park
Pollock Pines, CA
May 12, 2018

Distances:    Marathon
8:00 AM start       Time limit 9 hours
  
This is a timed event.
This event held under special use permit with the Eldorado National Forest
 
To see trail map, click on the milage button 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 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.

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
  • Distance: Marathon
  • 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 26.2 mile counterclockwise around the lake on the hiking trail. Two aid stations. Orange ribbons, signs, gypsum arrows.
  • 2nd loop 26.2 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.

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 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.

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.

  • Wildlife/Weather please watch out for these animals.
  • Rattle Snakes.
  • Bears
  • Mountain Lions
  • Wolverines
  • Thunder showers and hail
    • How to deal with ticks. There are a few easy things to do which can help prevent tick bites:
    • apply permethrin insect repellent to shoes and clothing
    • use deet repellent
    • check for ticks thoroughly after running
    • look for the circular expanding rash, sometimes looking like a bulls-eye, which occurs 2-10 days after a tick byte with lyme infection

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.

CREW INFO:

  • There is a $12 fee for a vehicle to drive into Sly Park Lake.
  • The Start/Finish is directly across the street from Sly Park Outdoor Educational School. All concerned, use EXTREME CAUTION when walking across Sly Park Road walking over to the start & after the run returning to the school. Parents must be with their children when crossing Sly Park Rd at all times.
  • If any runners DROPS/CHANGES DISTANCES, please ADVISE ALL STAFF YOU ENCOUNTER immediately.
  • Runners NO MULING or friends running with you not registered for the event. If rules are not respected this will result in a DNF.
  • Crews are only allowed to assist their runners at the two designated aid stations.
  • Pacers are only allowed for the 50 milers. Pacers maybe picked up starting at mile 35.5 at the Fleming Meadows aid station for the last clockwise loop. A pacer may also run with their runner to the finish. You may only have one pacer at a time. Pacers may be only picked up at the Fleming Meadows aid station.
  • There is a very nice Safeway located in Pollock Pines on Sly Park Rd & Pony Express Dr. The Safeway is located on the North West side of Hwy 50. Bathrooms coffee & food.
  • There are bathrooms located at the start/finish in the Bumpy Meadows Parking Area across the street from the Fleming Meadows aid station & over at Sly Park Lake for anyone that drives into Sly Park Lake.
  • Drop bags one location the Fleming Meadows Trail Head aid station for 50Mi, 38Mi, 50K runners. Drop bags will be taken back to the finish line during the race & after the race. Runners/Crews are more then welcome to come to the aid station and get there drop bags.
  • DIRECTIONS to the two aid stations from the start/finish.
  • Crews may see there runners at the Fleming Meadows aid station & the Hazel Creek aid station.
  • Leaving from the start/finish Sly Park Outdoor Educational School.
  • To Fleming Meadows aid station you will easily beat your runner there please drive safely.
  • Turn left onto Sly Park Road towards Hwy 50 drive for a few minutes. Turn right onto Mormon Emigrant Trail Road drive passed the 2nd dam & immediately find some parking. The aid station will be on the right just down the trail 20 yards before the Bumpy Meadows Parking Area which will be on your left.
  • Parking for the Fleming Meadows aid station. You may park on the side of Mormon Emigrant Trail Road also there is paid parking in the Bumpy Meadows Parking Area. Crews use CAUTION while walking on or crossing Mormon Emigrant Trail Rd. There is a additional free parking lot on the left after the Bumpy Meadows Parking Area.
  • DIRECTIONS to the Hazel Creek aid station.
  • Drive back to Sly Park Road turn right onto Sly Park Road towards Hwy 50. Drive 0.1 miles, turn right into the entrance to Sly Park Lake. Get a map & you will want to drive to the very back of the lake to the Hazel Creek Area aid station.
  • Returning back to the Fleming Meadows aid station just reverse the process.
  • Directions to the start/finish from the Fleming Meadows aid station. Return to Sly Park Road. Turn left onto Sly Park Rd drive for a few minutes on Sly Park Rd. Sly Park Outdoor Educational School will be on the right.
  • Spectators/Crews may see there runners at both aid stations. If spectators/crews want to drive into Sly Park Lake to see their runner at the Hazel Creek aid station, it's a $12 fee to gain vehicle access into Sly Park Lake. You can pay at the park entrance & ask for directions back to parking for the Hazel Creek aid station. Please park prior to the aid station on the right or passed the aid station by the bathrooms on the right.

Entry Fees:  

$80 /Trail Marathon
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May 12, 2018
Trail Run at Sly Park
 
Trail Run at Sly Park
Pollock Pines, CA
May 12, 2018

Distances:    50k    18 mi    Half    8.5m    10k    5k
8:00 AM start - All Distances     Time limit: 9 hours.
  
This is a timed event.
This event held under special use permit with the Eldorado National Forest
 
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 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.

  • Course description.
  • 50k Course info
    • 8.5 mile 1st Loop PINK RIBBONS Counter Clockwise Loop.
    • 9.5 mile 2nd Loop ORANGE RIBBONS - Counter Clockwise Loop.
    • After completing the 2nd Loop you will be at mile 18.
    • 12:45 pm Cutoff Time Mile 18.
    • 9.5 mile 3rd Loop ORANGE RIBBONS. At the start/finish you will turnaround & reverse the course you just ran. You will run this Loop in a Clockwise direction following ORANGE RIBBONS. After your 3rd Loop you will be at mile 27.5.
    • 3:30 pm Cutoff Time Mile 27.5.
    • 50k runners will now run 2 different Out & backs; then you are done.
    • First out & back. Follow Gypsum markers/arrows.
    • Leaving the Start/Finish, you will run South/West over the spillway on the footbridge to the road crossing intersection of Sly Park Rd & Mormon Emigrant Rd, then turn around returning to the Finish.
    • Second out & back. Follow Gypsum markers/arrows.
    • Leaving the Start/Finish you will run North/West down to the switchback horse trail. Climb up to the top to Mormon Emigrant Rd, then turn around returning to the Finish. You are done.
  • 18 mile - 2 loops
  • Half Marathon - 1 loop then a 5k out and back.
  • 8.5 mile - 1 loop counter clockwise PINK RIBBONS
  • 10k - 1 loop.
      99% single track trail, some technical sections, ups & downs nothing drastic, most of the 10k course parraelles the South East side of Sly Park Lake. The course is absolutely beautiful running along the lake & in the pine trees is a pleasure you will truly enjoy.
    • 10k course is a out & back course following PINK RIBBONS.
    • NO AID STATIONS. 10k runners you are encouraged to carry some water but not required.
    • 10k runners immediately TURNAROUND after crossing over Park Creek bridge/Park Creek.
    • Park Creek bridge is located in the back the very East end of Sly Park Lake.
    • RED RIBBONS will ALERT 10k runners where to turnaround and return to the start/finish, running the exact course back to the finish that you ran out to Park Creek bridge/Park Creek on.
  • 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, 18 mi, 8.5 mi, and 5k
  • Elevation: 3,500 ft.

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.

  • Wildlife/Weather please watch out for these animals.
  • Rattle Snakes.
  • Bears
  • Mountain Lions
  • Wolverines
  • Thunder showers and hail
    • How to deal with ticks. There are a few easy things to do which can help prevent tick bites:
    • apply permethrin insect repellent to shoes and clothing
    • use deet repellent
    • check for ticks thoroughly after running
    • look for the circular expanding rash, sometimes looking like a bulls-eye, which occurs 2-10 days after a tick byte with lyme infection

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, 18 mile and 8.5 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, 18 mile, 8.5 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, 18 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.
  • TBA we will be adding a additional 3.5 miles to the 50k course after the 50k runners complete the 3 designated loops around Sly Park Lake.

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:

  • $90 /50k
  • $60 /18mi
  • $50 /Half Marathon
  • $45 /8.5mi
  • $40 /10k
  • $35 /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.
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May 5, 2018
Folsom Lake Falcon Crest Trail Run
  
 
Folsom Lake Falcon Crest Trail Run
El Dorado Hills, CA
May 5, 2018
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.
 
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with aid stations.

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.

Bib Colors

  • Half Marathon: Yellow bibs
  • 8 milers: Red bibs
  • 10k, 5k: Black bibs

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.
13 milers after leaving the New York Creek aid station, you will turn right onto the Browns Ravine Trail and run 2.5 miles. At mile 12.4 turn right onto the Monta Vista Trail following PINK RIBBONS 0.6 miles 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: $50 /Half Marathon   $45 /8 Miles    $40 /10K   $35 /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.

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April 28, 2018
Sierra Azul Trail Challenge

 
Sierra Azul Trail Challenge
Los Gatos, CA
April 28, 2018
Note: There Are A Limited Number Of Registrations:
Alert: As of Thursday, April 26 registration is closed.

Note: Volunteers Needed to help with aid stations.

 
Distances: 50k    26 mi    18 mi    Half Marathon    10 k    5 ki
8:00 AM - All Distances start.     9 hour time limit.
 
Elevations 50k:   Elevations50k
 
Elevations 18 Mile:   Elevations 18 mile
 
Elevations 5k 10k 13.1 mile and Marathon:   Elevations 5k 10k 13.1m 26.2m
 
 
Trail Images:   Images of the trail

Location: The Park Entrance to park and catch the shuttle is located at the Hacienda entrance to Quicksilver Park. The google map address is 21785 Almaden Rd, San Jose, CA 95120. Notable landmarks near the parking lot: New Almaden and you pass by the New Almaden Quicksilver Museum.

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. While these are directions to the start, there is no parking there. Please proceed to the Hacienda entrance to catch the shuttle to the race start. 21785 Almaden Rd, San Jose, CA 95120

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. 21785 Almaden Rd, San Jose, CA 95120

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(s) and a driver(s) 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. 21785 Almaden Rd, San Jose, CA 95120. 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. Exact Change.
  2. Woods parking lot will open at 6:15 am race morning. It is directly across from the Start/Finish at the intersection of Hicks Rd & Mt Umunhum Rd.
  3. The Woods parking lot is RESERVED for 13 cars. First priority 50k runners, then MARATHONERS then 18.8Mi, then 13 milers if there is still space.
  4. Runners that will be allowed to park in the Woods parking lot will be emailed notifying them on Thursday around 7:30 pm.
    Schedule
  1. 6:00 am Almaden Quicksilver Park, the Hacienda parking lot entrance in New Almaden, the parking lot will open at 6:00 am. Parking at the Hacienda entrance for riding the shuttle. RUNNERS ARE REQUIRED TO PARK IN THE BACK OVERFLOW Parking lot.
  2. 6:15 am will be open at the Start/Finish, the Sierra Azul parking lot, the Woods Trail Head at Hicks Rd & Mt Umunhum Rd.
  3. 6:30 am at the Start/Finish, Runner Check in will be open.
  4. We will be set up at a picnic table inside the Hacienda parking lot. Please make sure you check in.
  5. You will receive your bib number/pins at the start along with the T-shirt if you paid for a shirt.

The SHUTTLE IS A 15 person shuttle. Runners have first PRIORITY over Family or Friends that want a ride up. We will also have 2 ADDITIONAL vehicles TRANSPORTING RUNNERS UP TO THE START.

Shuttle Schedule: Departure time. 15 runners per. There are two shuttles. Emails have been sent assigning runners to shuttles. If you did not get an email, please email: evecay91@gmail.com

  • 6:00 am FIRST SHUTTLES.Leaves.
  • 6:20 am 2nd SHUTTLE.
  • 6:40 am 3rd SHUTTLE.
  • 7:00 am 4th SHUTTLE.
  • 7:20 am 5th SHUTTLE.

You will be notified by email with your shuttle time by email on Thursday by 12:00 a.m.
Shuttle ROUND TRIP 20 minutes. Five minute loading time at the Hacienda parking lot.
The earliest times are alloted to the most recent sign-ups. If the shuttle departure time imposes an unreasonable hardship, let us know in advance and we will make it work for you. Last minute accomodations can be worked out. Contact: Troy Limb at (530) 409-2989.

  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 their 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.

Cutoff times:

  • All distances start at 8:00 am Race is over at 6:00 pm - 10 hour time limit.
  • All times listed below refer to when a runner must be out of that aid station moving forward.
  • Marathon Cutoff times & time limit 10 hours.
  • 10:30 am CUTOFF TIME - Marathon Woods Trail aid station Turnaround mile 6.5 located at the intersection of the Woods Trail, Kennedy & Limekiln Trail.
  • 1:00 pm CUTOFF TIME - Marathon Start/Finish Turnaround to go back out/REPEAT OUT & BACK.
  • 3:30 pm CUTOFF TIME - Marathon - Woods Trail aid station Turnaround mile 19.5 located at the intersection of the Woods Trail, Kennedy & Limekiln Trail.
  • 6:00 pm at the FINISH/Race is officially over 10 hour time limit.
  • 50k cutoff times in sequence.
  • 10:00 am Mile 6.5 - Woods Trail Aid Station at the intersection of Woods,Kennedy & Limekiln Trails.
  • 11:00 am Mile 11.7 - Kennedy Aid Station Turnaround for 50k.
  • 12:30 pm Mile 16.9 - Priest Rock & Limekiln aid station first time out. Now run a 4.6 mile clockwise loop returning to aid station.
  • 2:30 pm Mile 21.5 - Priest Rock & Limekiln aid station 2nd time out.
  • 4:00 pm Mile 24.5 - Woods Trail aid station 6.5 miles to FINISH located at the intersection of the Woods Kennedy & Limekiln Trails.
  • 6:00 pm at the FINISH - Race is officially over 10 hour time limit.
  • The course will be marked with ribbons on clothes pins, 8x11 signs with distances and direction arrows.

    • Yellow Bibs: 50k and 18.8 mi
    • Red Bibs: Half Marathon and Full Marathon
    • Black Bibs: 10k and 5k

    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.

    Marathon

    • Out & back on the Woods Trail - twice
    • 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 and Marthoners
    • Reverse course back to the finish. Then Out and Back again.

    13.1 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.
    • 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:

    • $90 for the 50k
    • $80 for the Marathon
    • $65 for the 18.8 miles
    • $50 for the Half Marathon
    • $40 for the 10k
    • $35 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.

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April 14, 2018
Placerville Path Run
ALERT     EVENT IS ON RAIN OR SHINE.
 
Placerville Path Run
Placerville, CA
April 14, 2018
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with aid stations.

Distances:    Half Marathon    10 k    5 k
8:00 AM - all distances start   7:00 AM - check-in opens     Time limit: 5 hours.
 
To see trail maps, click on the milage buttons above.

Direction to the Placerville Path Run
Placerville, CA

Directions traveling East on Hwy 50

  • Exit 47 Broadway.
  • Turn LEFT at stop sign onto Broadway. McDonalds is on the right. Starbucks a little further up Broadway on the RIGHT in the same strip mall.
  • Turn right at 4 way stop sign Main St drive under Hwy 50.
  • Left onto Mosquito Rd.
  • Placerville Station will be immediately on your left.

Directions traveling West on Hwy 50.

  • Exit 47 Mosquito Rd/Main St.
  • Turn right onto Mosquito Rd.
  • Turn right at 4 way stop sign Main St drive under Hwy 50.
  • Placerville Station will be immediately on your left.

Parking

  • PARKING ATTENDANTS NEEDED
  • FIRST, please have the runners park in the lower dirt parking lot fill that lot if needed.
  • If needed we will be allowed to use the EID parking lot next to the Placerville Station on the same side of Mosquito Rd above the Placerville 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.

      • Wildlife/Weather please watch out for these animals.
      • Rattle Snakes.
      • Bears
      • Mountain Lions
      • Wolverines
      • Thunder showers and hail
        • How to deal with ticks. There are a few easy things to do which can help prevent tick bites:
        • apply permethrin insect repellent to shoes and clothing
        • use deet repellent
        • check for ticks thoroughly after running
        • look for the circular expanding rash, sometimes looking like a bulls-eye, which occurs 2-10 days after a tick byte with lyme infection

      Course Description

      For more information on the trails used for this run, check out the Strava profiles listed below:

      1. Half Marathon
      2. 10k
      3. 5k

      Courses start & finish in beautiful historic Placerville CA. The Placerville path is surrounded with beautiful oak trees, rolling hills, and incredible views.
      Start/Finish Runner check in Placerville CA Park & Ride Bus/Transit Station 2984 Mosquito Rd zip: 95667 on the corner of Clay St. GPS: 38:43:58 N - 120:47:23 W 102 EAST Placerville CA
      Lots of parking available for free. Runners please park in the dirt parking lot.
      Bathrooms available.

      Check In

      • 7:00 am runner check in.
      • 7:45 am Trail briefing.
      • ATTENTION 13 milers, in the beginning, when running up to Mosquito Rd, please use CAUTION. You will have TWO road crossings.
      • 8:00 am All runners start

      The Start/Finish

      • Start on Mosquito Rd on the bike path. All distances FINISH on the bike path at Mosquito Rd.
      • ATTENTION ALL RUNNERS - the FINISH LINE will be East just prior to Mosquito Rd. We do not want runners running across Mosquito Rd at the FINISH. We want to avoid any accidents on Mosquito Rd.
      • Five hour TIME LIMIT 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.

      Bibs

      • 13 miler - Yellow Bibs
      • 10k - Red Bibs
      • 5k - Black bibs

      Aid Stations

      • 13 milers: - Five aid stations.
      • 10k - Three aid stations.
      • 5k - One aid station.

      Trail Briefing

      All courses are out & back on the Placerville bike, running, and walking paths.

      • 13 milers run pass the 3rd aid station at Halcon Rd until 13 mile turnaround indicated by Red Ribbons approximately 0.5 miles passed the 3rd aid station. This sign will alert the 13 milers exactly where to Turnaround. Then return to finish. The 13 milers will run to the very end of the El Dorado Trail up in Camino. The El Dorado Trail DEAD ENDS into a chain link fence with RED RIBBONS at the TURNAROUND. 13 mile runners will be REQUIRED to touch the chain link fence at TURNAROUND & inform AID STATION 3 STAFF. ALSO finish line staff how many RIBBONS WERE ATTACHED TO THE FENCE to verify they ran the entire course. Thx Runners.
      • 10k - Turn Around at the second aid station. A sign will be POSTED - 10k Turn Around.
      • 5k - Turn Around at the first aid station. A sign will be POSTED - 5k Turn Around.
      • 5k - runners will run out 1.5 miles to the first aid station & fly back down to the finish.
      • The 13 milers & 10k runners will cross over Hwy 50 on a beautiful bridge & encounter some nice country. The 13 milers will truly experience running in the breathtaking foothills & enter into the mountains of Camino CA. All runners will experience running downhill to the finish having lots of fun riding your sleigh into the finish line.
      • The Placerville path East of Mosquito Rd which the runners will use heads up & up a gradual climb. The path is paved until approximentally mile 5 but dirt is available in most areas to run on along the side of the path.
      • All runners will FOLLOW PINK RIBBONS.
      • ATTENTION 13 milers & 10k runners you will have some road crossing & briefly run on the roads please use CAUTION.
      • Runners, please be considerate of other path users. Walkers & strollers are allowed for event.

      Crew Briefing

      ATTENTION Crew info only applies to 13 milers & 10k runners.

      • Crew parking for the day along the course.Please always park in a safe location &anp; respect the neighborhoods.
      • Crews you will easily beat your runner to all locations please drive safely.
      • Bathrooms are available at the first location you will see your runner.
      • 13 mile crews a gas station with a bathroom is on Camino Heights Dr on your left.
      • Crews may aid there runner along the course with any supplies.
      • NO PACERS, NO MULING

      • Driving directions from the start Placerville Station on Mosquito Rd.
      • El Dorado Trail parking lot located on Camellia Ln off of Jacquier RD approximentally mile 2.

      • Turn RIGHT onto Main St drive under freeway.
      • Turn LEFT at stop sign onto Broadway EAST.Drive up Broadway 2/10 of a mile.
      • Turn LEFT at stop sign onto Schnell Rd immediate RIGHT EAST onto Hwy 50 up.
      • Get off at next exit 49 Smith Flat/Newton Rd/Point View.
      • Turn LEFT at stop sign go under freeway onto Jacquire Rd/Apple Hill ATTENTION WATCH OUT FOR RUNNERS.
      • Turn RIGHT onto Camellia Ln WATCH OUT FOR RUNNERS.
      • Turn LEFT into parking lot.
      • 10k crews stay in the parking lot you can see your runner there twice going out then returning to the finish.
      • 10k crews after you have seen your runner twice return to Hwy 50 turning WEST down to the finish.
      • Returning to the FINISH on Mosquito Rd.
      • Drive back to Hwy 50 turn RIGHT WEST down to the finish
      • To finish exit 47 onto Mosquito Rd/Main St.
      • Turn RIGHT onto Mosquito Rd 2984 Mosquito Rd Placerville Station.

      • 13 mile crews after seeing your runner you may then see your runner next up in Camino in two different locations twice.
      • 13 mile crews return to Hwy 50 drive under freeway turn LEFT onto Hwy 50 up.
      • 13 mile crews driving EAST up Hwy 50 get off at Camino Heights Dr. Stay on Camino Heights Dr 2/10 mile.
      • Turn LEFT onto Verde Robles Dr. Drive 1/10 of a mile you will quickly see the trail crossing the road.
      • Please park in a safe location prior to the trail. ATTENTION you can see your runner twice running up then down.
      • 13 mile crews next location to see your runner further up the course. You can see your runner there twice running out to the turn around then running back down to the finish.
      • Drive back up Verde Robles Dr. Take immediate RIGHT onto Monte Vista.
      • Turn RIGHT onto Camino Hills Rd.
      • Turn RIGHT onto Halcon Rd. You will quickly see the trail. Please park prior to the trail. You will see your runner there twice.
      • 13 mile crews after seeing your runner twice at this location you may reverse the process coming out following your runner.
      • Remember, you may see your runner again twice while they are returning to the finish. To Verde Robles Dr.
      • Turn LEFT onto Camino Hills Rd.
      • Turn LEFT onto Monte Vista Rd.
      • Turn LEFT onto Verde Robles Dr/PARK. After seeing your runner again then to next location.
      • Return to Hwy 50
      • Drive up Verde Robles Dr.
      • Turn RIGHT onto Camino Heights Dr.
      • ATTENTION Please use EXTREME CAUTION when turning LEFT WEST onto Hwy 50 watch out for cross traffic.
      • Turn LEFT WEST onto Hwy 50.
      • Drive WEST on Hwy 50.
      • Turn RIGHT onto exit 49 Smith Flat/Newton Rd/Point View Dr returning to the parking lot on Camellia Ln.
      • Please WATCH OUT FOR RUNNERS.

      • Returning to the FINISH on Mosquito Rd.
      • Drive back to Hwy 50 turn RIGHT WEST down to the finish.
      • To finish exit 47 onto Mosquito Rd/Main St.
      • Turn RIGHT onto Mosquito Rd 2984 Mosquito Rd Placerville Station.

      More info about the area.  

      • Food/Gas locations on Broadway located on the other side of Hwy 50 from the Start/Finish.
      • Directions from start/finish.
        • From Mosquito Rd: Turn RIGHT onto Main St drive under Hwy 50.
        • Turn LEFT at stop sign onto Broadway food & gas is available along Broadway up to Schnell Rd.
        • 1200 Broadway Street Mc Donalds Restaurant/In this strip mall there is a Starbucks, Taco Bell & many other stores.
        • Subway is further up on the LEFT with other food options as well.

      Entry Fees:

      • $50 - Half Marathon
      • $40 - 10k
      • $35 - 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.

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April 7, 2018
King Richard Annual Trail Run - Santa Teresa County Park
Notice: This event is cancelled due to threat of rain.
 
King Richard Annual Trail Run - Santa Teresa County Park
San Jose, CA
April 7, 2018

Notice: This event is cancelled due to threat of rain.
Do refund, but you can roll over to any of Troy's Events

Distances:    Half Marathon    10 k    5 k mi
8:45 AM - all distances start   7:30 AM - park opens
 
To see trail maps, click on the milage buttons above.
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with 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

7:30 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

Note: RUNNERS please CLOSE ALL CATTLE GATES YOU OPEN during event. THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT REQUEST FROM RANGERS.

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   
  • $45 /10k   
  • $55 /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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March 17, 2018
Folsom Lake South Side Trail Run
ALERT     Event is on, Rain or Shine
 
Folsom Lake South Side Trail Run
Folsom, CA
March 17, 2018
 
Distances:   38 mi   50 K   21 mi   13.1 mi   10 K   10 K
8:00 AM - all distances start.     9 hour time limit.
 
Note: You can pickup your race packet on race day.
 
Rain or Shine
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with 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. 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.
  9. The entrance to the park is 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. The Start/Finish is Folsom Point/Dyke 8 off of East Notama in Folsom CA.

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
  • Old Salmon Falls 3rd aid station - 15.5 Mi - Turnaround for 50k

Trial Briefing.

38 Miles - I don't have one for this one.

For more information on the trails used for this run, check out the Strava profiles listed below:

  1. 50k (Short)
  2. 21 Miles
  3. 13.1 Miles
  4. 10k (Long)
  5. 5k (Long)

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
  1. Race starts: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm - 9 hour time limit. The rangers will want us out prior to dark.
  2. Attention all aid stations will remain open until the last runner comes in. If the runner does not meet the cutoff time the runner may be driven back to the start.
  3. 12:30 PM - 38 MILE RUNNERS SRA Parking lot aid station/Old Salmon Falls parking lot MILE 19. Turn Around for the 38 milers.
  4. 12:30 PM - 50k RUNNERS Salmon Falls parking lot aid station. 15.5 miles to FINISH.
  5. 1:00 PM - 38 MILE RUNNERS Salmon Falls parking lot aid station. 15.5 miles to FINISH.
  6. 3:00 PM - ALL RUNNERS/Planeta Way aid station. 6.5 miles to FINISH
  7. 4:00 PM - ALL RUNNERS/Browns Ravine aid station. 3.5 miles to FINISH.
  8. 5:00 PM - 9 HOUR TIME LIMIT. ALL RUNNERS FINISHED at Folsom Point. Race is OFFICIALLY OVER.

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 Planeta Way - Aid Station 2. I will have a SIGN POSTED at Aid Station 2 with a arrow directing you.

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 38mi, 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: 38 mi, 50k, 21Mi, 13Mi, 10k.

Out & Back Courses 38 mi, 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.

38 MILERS: >Orange Ribbons at AID STATION 3

38 milers & 50k course is now a out & back. Pink Ribbons to the aid station. 50k runners turn around at the Old Salmon Falls parking lot aid station. OUT & BACK.

38 milers Orange Ribbons at AID STATION 3, mile 15.5. After leaving aid station 3 at Old Salmon Falls parking lot, you will follow Orange Ribbons out & back section.
38 milers: you will run out to the SRA parking lot aid station TURN AROUND & return to the Old Salmon Falls parking lot aid station 3.
38 milers: you will now follow the Pink Ribbons back to the FINISH, running the 50k course. 38 milers run through the Old Salmon Falls aid station now following Orange Ribbons out & back section to the end of the Sweet Water Trail to the aid station located in the SRA parking lot. 38 milers turnaround at the aid station return to the Old Salmon Falls parking aid station & return to following Pink Ribbons back to the finish at Folsom Point.

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.

38 milers CONTINUE. Now follow Orange Ribbons. The out & back section to turn around at the SRA parking lot aid station.

Aid Station 4 is the 38 mile TURNAROUND location. The aid station is located in the SALMON FALLS parking lot where our SWEET WATER TRAIL RUN starts & finishes.

38 milers after returning to the Old Salmon Falls aid station go back to Pink Ribbons just as the 50k runners did.

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: $80 /38 mi      $75 /50K      $60 /21mi      $50 /13.1mi      $40 /10K      $35 /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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March 3, 2018
Sanborn Park Trail Challenge
Special Military Discount $25 for any race.
 
Sanborn Park Trail Challenge
Saratoga
March 3, 2018
 
Military Discount Day - all events $25 - see below on how to get your discount
Distances:   Half Marathon    8.5 m    4.2 m
Note: Sanbord Road is closed during the week BUT is open on Saturday and Sunday.
8:30am All distances
5 hour time limit
 
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with aid stations.

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: 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 - 8.5 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, 8.5 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 PO Box 20952 San Jose CA 95160

Aid stations: 2 fully stocked aid stations for the all distances runs.

Course Description

  1. All Distances first run the 4.2 mile course running in a Counterclockwise direction. After the one Loop, the 4.2 Milers are done.
  2. 8.5 & 13 milers go back out and reverse the course/Loop just ran. Now running the 4.2 mile loop in a clockwise direction. After the completion of the 2nd Loop returning to the start finish the 8.5 milers are done.
  3. 13 milers go back out for a 3rd Time repeating the first Loop run running the 4.2 mile loop in a counterclockwise direction returning to the finish there Done.

Directions:   See directions for Sanborn Park

Parking:  $6.00 per car.

Entry Fees: $55 /Half Marathon    $45 /8.5 mi   $40 /4.2 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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February 17, 2018
Marshall Gold Discovery Run
  
 
Marshall Gold Discovery Run
Coloma, CA
February 17, 2018
Distances:    Half Marathon    10k    5 k
 
8:30 AM - all distances start   7:45 AM - check-in opens     7:30 AM - North Beach parking lot opens.     
Time limit: 4 hours.
For this event only: we will be handing out very fine medals instead of our usual certificates. We hope you like them.
To see trail maps, click on the milage buttons above. However, there are no maps yet.
Elevations: for the 10k run, the elevation gain is 361 feet.
Check this link for: Strava Data for the 10k run.
 
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with aid stations.

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.
$8 parking fee is required per vehicle. DRIVERS/RUNNERS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR SELF PAY IF NO ATTENDANT IS AVAILABLE. Carpooling is encouraged.

Trail Briefing - The START

7:30 am North Beach parking lot opens.
7:45 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
8:50 am Trail briefing at the start/finish.
9:00 am start of race - 4 hour time limit

Trail Briefing

  • ALL runners for the first mile follow BLUE RIBBONS up to the Monument.
  • ALL runners enter onto the Monroe Trail and then follow the designated ribbon colors.
  • 5k runners YELLOW RIBBONS TO FINISH. DONE
  • 13Mi, 10k runners will follow PINK RIBBONS running a CLOCKWISE LOOP returning back up to the Monument aid station.
  • 13Mi, 10k runners run back down to the start/finish following BLUE RIBBONS .
  • 13Mi, 10k runners continue running in the same direction now following RED RIBBONS for 0.5 miles up the fire road to the water stop turnaround and return directly to the the start/finish. 10k runners are DONE.
  • 13 mile rrunners turnaround at the start/finish aid station now run two consecutive counterclockwise loops 3.1 miles following ORANGE RIBBONS .
  • 13 milers after completing the two loops continue running in a counterclockwise direction again following ORANGE RIBBONS up the Monroe Trail and run approximentally half the loop previously run the last two loops.
  • 13 milers running up the Monroe Trail in a counterclockwise direction following ORANGE RIBBONS turn LEFT at the water stop onto the fire road.
  • 13 milers now run down the fire road 0.5 miles following RED RIBBONS to the FINISH. DONE

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

Course Discription
Start/Finish location: The Monroe Orchard directly across from the North Beach parking lot which is the WEST END of the park. The Start/Finish will be directly across from where runner check in is & refreshments after the run in the North Beach parking lot. 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 - 8:30 am to 12:30 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

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: $55 /Half Marathon    $45 /10k  $40 /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.

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February 3, 2018
South Hills Single Track Trail Run
 
South Hills Single Track Trail Run
Morgan Hill, CA
February 3, 2018

Distances:
1.5    5k    10k    13 mi   
 
8:00 AM Start    All distances.
75 runner limit.
3 ½ hour time limit.
 
Attention out of town runners: recommended hotel accommodations.
  • Wyndham Garden San Jose Silicon Valley 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.

35 CARS limit. Please carpool but not required.

ATTENTION ALL RUNNERS are to park in the BACK OVERFLOW PARKING LOT FOR THIS EVENT, NOT IN THE MAIN FRONT PARKING LOT.

Trail Images:   Click Here for images of the trail

One fully stocked aid station

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 only. 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

  • 6:45 am parking will be available in the back overflow parking lot at Rancho Canada del Oro Open Space Preserve on Casa Loma Rd. The overflow parking lot is 0.1 miles passed the main paved parking lot on the left. Runners please park & walk over to the main parking lot for runner check in & start of race.
  • 7:00 am runner check in opens in the main parking lot at Rancho Canada del Oro Open Space Preserve.
  • 7:50 am Trail briefing.
  • 8:00 am all distances start 13Mi, 10k, 5k.
    Bib Colors
  • Black bibs - 1.5 miles, 5k
  • Red bibs - 10k
  • Yellow bibs - Half Marathon
    Course
  • 1.5 mile runners
    Follow Green Ribbons Finish line is the start/finish in the main parking lot.
  • 5k runners
    OUT & BACK COURSE follow Yellow Ribbons & 5k signs up to the 2nd green gate. LOTS OF YELLOW RIBBONS WILL INDICATE EXACTLY WHERE TO TURN AROUND. No aid station on the course. Finish line is the start/finish in the main parking lot.
  • 10k runners follow Orange Ribbons & 10k signs. One OUT 3.1 miles & BACK following ORANGE RIBBONS up to the aid station located at the intersection at Mayfair & Longwall Trails. Turn around & return directly to the start/finish. You are DONE. No aid station on the course. Finish line is the start/finish in the main parking lot.
  • 13.1 milers
    REPEAT two OUT 3.27 miles & BACK following Pink Ribbons on the Mayfair Ranch Trail running up passed the aid station located at the intersection of Mayfair & Longwall Trails. 13 milers, after reaching the aid station, run up the Longwall Trail 0.2 miles until POSTED TURN AROUND LOCATION. Red Ribbons will indicate exactly where to turn around. Then return to the start finish & then go back out a 2nd time REPEATING the course you just ran one last time. 13 mile runners, there will be an aid station at 3.1 miles out & at the start finish. One aid station in the parking lot at the Start/Finish. The Finish is at the Aid Station in the main parking lot.

Entry Fees:   

  • $50 Half Marathon
  • $40 10k
  • $35 5k
  • $20 1.5 miles

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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January 27, 2018
Folsom Lake Sweet Water Trail Run
Rain or Shine
 
Folsom Lake Sweet Water Trail Run
Folsom, CA
January 27, 2018
 
Distances:   50 K   22 mi   18 mi   13.1 mi   8 mi   10K   5K
 
8:00 AM - 50k, 22 mi, 18 mi, 13.1 mi, 8mi start.     9 hour time limit.
8:15 AM - 10k start.
8:25 AM - 5k start.
Rain or Shine!
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with aid stations. Note: Volunteers Needed as SWEEPS. We need as many as possible. Duties: the course is OUT & BACK - 16 miles in one direction. A few teams can take sections. BUT NO RIBBONS CAN BE PULLED UNTIL RUNNERS HAVE PASSED THROUGH.

 
Note: NEW Start/Finish/All new courses. Carpool parking lot is set up because there is not enough parking at the start/finish line. The name for the parking lot: Salmon Falls Parking Lot

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.

Start/Finish Folsom SALMON FALLS 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. Please remember to check-in on race day so we can know who is on the course. You can also register for the run at this time - charge applied - $10.
Avoid the crowds. Remember, check in on race day. 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 Salmon Falls 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 SALMON FALLS PARKING LOT. Turn in is just before Salmon Falls bridge.
  3. Salmon Falls 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.
  4. 180 Salmon Falls Rd in El Dorado Hills CA is this PRIVATE RESIDENCE South West 500 yards before the Salmon Falls parking lot entrance. This address is on the LEFT same side as the entrance to the Salmon Falls Parking lot when driving North East on Salmon Falls Rd coming from Green Valley Rd in El Dorado Hills.
  5. Click here for the map for the Salmon Falls Parking Lot area.

    And click here for the Directions from Google.

    • Falcon Crest Parking Lot is a great carpooling location.
    • Another GREAT CARPOOLING place to meet is the Safeway in El Dorado Hills on Green Valley & Francisco Dr. The Safeway will have a lighted parking lot, bathrooms & a Starbucks inside.
    • ATTENTION - BATHROOMS in SAFEWAY is a very important consideration.
    • Safeway is 6 miles away from the start - 10 minute drive time.
  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 SALMON FALLS 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 SALMON FALLS PARKING LOT. Beyond the entrance to the SALMON FALLS 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 SALMON FALLS PARKING LOT please. Use CAUTION crossing & walking on Salmon Falls road.
  • Entrance to park marked with Pink Ribbons.
  • Start/Finish area at the Salmon Falls parking lot far end.
  • All of the bathrooms are 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.
  • BIB INFO FOR RUNNER CHECK
  • Yellow bibs 50k,22 milers /Table set up for RUNNER CHECK IN for these distances.
  • Red bibs 18 milers/13 milers /Table set up for RUNNER CHECK IN for these distances.
  • Black bibs 8 milers,10k,5k /Table set up for RUNNER CHECK IN for these distances.
  • Table set up for RACE DAY REGISTRATION & SHIRT PICK UP.
  • 7:50 am Trail Briefing
  • 8:00 AM - 50k, 22 mi, 18 mi, 13.1 mi, 8mi start.
  • 8:15 AM - 10k start.
  • 8:25 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 SALMON FALLS PARKING LOT end of the Sweet Water Trail 5:00 pm.

Courses will be marked with ribbons, signs & gypsum.

Alternate Course route if high water in creeks.

  • The CREEK CROSSING ONLY CONCERNS THE 50k, 22Mi, 18Mi, 13Mi & 8 milers.
  • If the creek is too high & fast, ALL RUNNERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO GO AROUND THE CREEK CROSSING for safety concerns.
  • All runners will be required to run into the 10k aid station. ATTENTION WATCH OUT FOR CARS.
  • Then turn right/WEST onto Salmon Falls Rd. Stay on the right shoulder. DO NOT CROSS THE ROAD.
  • Run up Salmon Falls Rd approximentally 500 yards get onto dirt shoulder - ASAP Please.
  • ORANGE RIBBONS WILL BE ON THE RIGHT WHERE TO TURN IN. GO DOWN the trail 50ft then turning left PINK RIBBONS .
  • This trail will take you over to the Old Salmon Falls Parking lot aid station.
  • Runners, when RETURNING to the finish, you are REQUIRED to return the same way you came out.
  • ATTENTION - BE VERY CAREFUL WHEN ON SALMON FALLS RD/WATCH OUT FOR THE CARS.

Regular Course route if normal conditions in creeks.

  • 50k Out & back. PINK RIBBONS , Turnaround at the Browns Ravine aid station. Five aid stations along the course, two water stops. There is a portapottie within 100 yards WEST of the aid station.
  • 22 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.
    • 13 milers follow PINK RIBBONS
    • You will hit the aid station twice in the Old Salmon Falls parking lot going out mile 4 & returning mile 9 to the finish.
    • 13 milers, at mile 6 you will turn Left off of the Browns Ravine Trail onto the Monta Vista Trail. Run a one mile counterclockwise Loop.
    • Now Follow RED RIBBONS for one mile.
    • Return to the Browns Ravine Trail & Monta Vista Trail intersection turning Right at mile 7 back onto the Browns Ravine Trail returning to the Finish following PINK RIBBONS .
  • 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, 22Mi, 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, 22mi, 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 & 22 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 22 milers.
  • Attention: At the 22 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 & 22 mile runners. 50k runners will pass through the Fitch Way aid station twice. Turnaround for the 22 milers. Drop bags will be picked up the morning of the race at the start delivered to the Fitch Way aid station.
  • 50k & 22 milers - when you are done with the Fitch Way aid station, we will return your drop bags to the START/FINISH ASAP.
  • 50k & 22 milers - you may drive over to the Fitch Way aid station to pick up your drop bag. Please refer to driving directions from the start/finish 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.

    Entry Fees:

    • $75 /50K
    • $65 /22mi
    • $55 /18mi
    • $50 /13.1mi
    • $45 /8mi
    • $40 /10k
    • $35 /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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      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, 22 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.

      22 milers & 50k runners/ Crews Fitch Way aid station. Drop bag location & turn around for the 22 milers. DROP BAGS 50k & 22 MILERS at FITCH WAY AID STATION/PICKED UP AT START BEFORE RACE STARTS. 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.

      Runners: Bring chairs. There are no benches or other seating at the start/finish.

January 6, 2018
Hacienda Hills/Almaden Quicksilver County Park/New Almaden
 
Hacienda Hills/Almaden Quicksilver County Park/New Almaden
San Jose, CA
January 6, 2018
 
 
Distances: 1.5    5k    6 mile    Half   
 
Elevation Profiles: 1.5 mile Profile 5K Profile 10K Profile 13M Profile
 
Elevation Gains: 480 feet 980 feet 1810 feet 2980 feet
 
Start Times: 8:30 AM 8:30 AM 8:30 AM 8:30 AM
 
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with aid stations.

Attention out of town runners: recommended hotel accommodations.
  • Wyndham Garden San Jose Silicon Valley 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.

7:00 AM - Parking Lot opens
7:15 AM - check-in opens
8:20 AM - Trail Briefing
8:30 AM - Start Time - All Distances

4 fully stocked aid stations.

Bib Colors:

  • Yellow - 13.1
  • Red - 10k
  • Black - 5k, 1.5 mile

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.

1.5 Mi runners

  • 1.5 mile course is a OUT & BACK COURSE up the Deep Gulch Trail.
  • 1.5 milers FOLLOW GREEN RIBBONS up the single track Deep Gulch Trail until reaching the dirt road where RED RIBBONS WILL INDICATE WHERE TO TURN AROUND.

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   $35/5k run   $20/1.5 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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August 18, 2018
Carina Kool Trail Marathon at Sly Park
 
Carina Kool Trail Marathon at Sly Park
Pollock Pines, CA
August 18, 2018
ALERT     Event is ON! Air Quality has improved to a safe level.

Distances:    Marathon
8:00 AM start       Time limit 9 hours
  
This is a timed event.
This event held under special use permit with the Eldorado National Forest
 
To see trail map, click on the milage button 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 aid stations.

Attention: For this event, carpooling is necessary due to limitations in parking.

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.

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
  • Distance: Marathon
  • 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 26.2 mile counterclockwise around the lake on the hiking trail. Two aid stations. Orange ribbons, signs, gypsum arrows.
  • 2nd loop 26.2 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.

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 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.

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.

  • Wildlife/Weather please watch out for these animals.
  • Rattle Snakes.
  • Bears
  • Mountain Lions
  • Wolverines
  • Thunder showers and hail
    • How to deal with ticks. There are a few easy things to do which can help prevent tick bites:
    • apply permethrin insect repellent to shoes and clothing
    • use deet repellent
    • check for ticks thoroughly after running
    • look for the circular expanding rash, sometimes looking like a bulls-eye, which occurs 2-10 days after a tick byte with lyme infection

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.

CREW INFO:

  • There is a $12 fee for a vehicle to drive into Sly Park Lake.
  • The Start/Finish is directly across the street from Sly Park Outdoor Educational School. All concerned, use EXTREME CAUTION when walking across Sly Park Road walking over to the start & after the run returning to the school. Parents must be with their children when crossing Sly Park Rd at all times.
  • If any runners DROPS/CHANGES DISTANCES, please ADVISE ALL STAFF YOU ENCOUNTER immediately.
  • Runners NO MULING or friends running with you not registered for the event. If rules are not respected this will result in a DNF.
  • Crews are only allowed to assist their runners at the two designated aid stations.
  • Pacers are only allowed for the 50 milers. Pacers maybe picked up starting at mile 35.5 at the Fleming Meadows aid station for the last clockwise loop. A pacer may also run with their runner to the finish. You may only have one pacer at a time. Pacers may be only picked up at the Fleming Meadows aid station.
  • There is a very nice Safeway located in Pollock Pines on Sly Park Rd & Pony Express Dr. The Safeway is located on the North West side of Hwy 50. Bathrooms coffee & food.
  • There are bathrooms located at the start/finish in the Bumpy Meadows Parking Area across the street from the Fleming Meadows aid station & over at Sly Park Lake for anyone that drives into Sly Park Lake.
  • Drop bags one location the Fleming Meadows Trail Head aid station for 50Mi, 38Mi, 50K runners. Drop bags will be taken back to the finish line during the race & after the race. Runners/Crews are more then welcome to come to the aid station and get there drop bags.
  • DIRECTIONS to the two aid stations from the start/finish.
  • Crews may see there runners at the Fleming Meadows aid station & the Hazel Creek aid station.
  • Leaving from the start/finish Sly Park Outdoor Educational School.
  • To Fleming Meadows aid station you will easily beat your runner there please drive safely.
  • Turn left onto Sly Park Road towards Hwy 50 drive for a few minutes. Turn right onto Mormon Emigrant Trail Road drive passed the 2nd dam & immediately find some parking. The aid station will be on the right just down the trail 20 yards before the Bumpy Meadows Parking Area which will be on your left.
  • Parking for the Fleming Meadows aid station. You may park on the side of Mormon Emigrant Trail Road also there is paid parking in the Bumpy Meadows Parking Area. Crews use CAUTION while walking on or crossing Mormon Emigrant Trail Rd. There is a additional free parking lot on the left after the Bumpy Meadows Parking Area.
  • DIRECTIONS to the Hazel Creek aid station.
  • Drive back to Sly Park Road turn right onto Sly Park Road towards Hwy 50. Drive 0.1 miles, turn right into the entrance to Sly Park Lake. Get a map & you will want to drive to the very back of the lake to the Hazel Creek Area aid station.
  • Returning back to the Fleming Meadows aid station just reverse the process.
  • Directions to the start/finish from the Fleming Meadows aid station. Return to Sly Park Road. Turn left onto Sly Park Rd drive for a few minutes on Sly Park Rd. Sly Park Outdoor Educational School will be on the right.
  • Spectators/Crews may see there runners at both aid stations. If spectators/crews want to drive into Sly Park Lake to see their runner at the Hazel Creek aid station, it's a $12 fee to gain vehicle access into Sly Park Lake. You can pay at the park entrance & ask for directions back to parking for the Hazel Creek aid station. Please park prior to the aid station on the right or passed the aid station by the bathrooms on the right.

Entry Fees:  

$80 /Trail Marathon
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August 18, 2018
Trail Run at Sly Park
 
Trail Run at Sly Park
Pollock Pines, CA
August 18, 2018
ALERT     Event is ON! Air Quality has improved to a safe level.

Distances:    50k    18 mi    Half    8.5m    10k    5k
8:00 AM start - All Distances       Time limit: 9 hours
 
This is a timed event.
This event held under special use permit with the Eldorado National Forest
 
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 aid stations.

Attention: For this event, carpooling is necessary due to limitations in parking.

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.

  • Course description.
  • 50k Course info
    • 8.5 mile 1st Loop PINK RIBBONS Counter Clockwise Loop.
    • 9.5 mile 2nd Loop Orange Ribbons Counter Clockwise Loop.
    • After completing the 2nd Loop you will be at mile 18.
    • 12:45 pm Cutoff Time Mile 18.
    • 9.5 mile 3rd Loop ORANGE RIBBONS. At the start/finish you will turnaround & reverse the course you just ran. You will run this Loop in a Clockwise direction following ORANGE RIBBONS. After your 3rd Loop you will be at mile 27.5.
    • 3:30 pm Cutoff Time Mile 27.5.
    • 50k runners you will go back out & run another 3.5 miles return to the Finish. You are Done.
    • This last 3.5 mile section TBA.
    • 5:00 pm Race is over.
  • 18 mile - 2 loops
  • Half Marathon - 1 loop then a 5k out and back.
  • 10k - 1 loop.
      99% single track trail, some technical sections, ups & downs nothing drastic, most of the 10k course parraelles the South East side of Sly Park Lake. The course is absolutely beautiful running along the lake & in the pine trees is a pleasure you will truly enjoy.
    • 10k course is a out & back course following PINK RIBBONS.
    • NO AID STATIONS. 10k runners you are encouraged to carry some water but not required.
    • 10k runners immediately TURNAROUND after crossing over Park Creek bridge/Park Creek.
    • Park Creek bridge is located in the back the very East end of Sly Park Lake.
    • RED RIBBONS will ALERT 10k runners where to turnaround and return to the start/finish, running the exact course back to the finish that you ran out to Park Creek bridge/Park Creek on.
  • 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.

There are different color bibs for each distance.

  • 50k: Yellow bibs
  • 18 mile and Half Marathon: Red bibs
  • 8.5 mile, 10k, 5k: Black bibs

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, 18 mi, 10 mi, and 5k
  • Elevation: 3,500 ft.

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.

  • Wildlife/Weather please watch out for these animals.
  • Rattle Snakes.
  • Bears
  • Mountain Lions
  • Wolverines
  • Thunder showers and hail
    • How to deal with ticks. There are a few easy things to do which can help prevent tick bites:
    • apply permethrin insect repellent to shoes and clothing
    • use deet repellent
    • check for ticks thoroughly after running
    • look for the circular expanding rash, sometimes looking like a bulls-eye, which occurs 2-10 days after a tick byte with lyme infection

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, 18 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, 18 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, 18 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.
  • TBA we will be adding a additional 3.5 miles to the 50k course after the 50k runners complete the 3 designated loops around Sly Park Lake.

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:

  • $90 /50k
  • $60 /18mi
  • $50 /Half Marathon
  • $45 /10mi
  • $40 /10k
  • $35 /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.
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August 25, 2018
Almaden Hills Trail Run
 
Almaden Hills Trail Run
Mockingbird parking lot
19535 Mockingbird Hill RD 95120
San Jose, CA
August 25, 2018
 
Distances:
.5m    1.5m    5k    5k    8 mi    13 mi    26 mi    50 K   
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM  -  All Distances.     9 hour time limit.
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with aid stations.

Attention out of town runners: recommended hotel accommodations.
  • Wyndham Garden San Jose Silicon Valley 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:;   
3    8    13   

 

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.

Cutoff Times

  • 11:30 am Start/Finish/Mile 13 Mockingbird parking lot Aid Station/Runner OUT of Aid Station.
  • 3:00 pm Start/Finish/Mile 26.2 Mockingbird parking lot Aid Station/Runner Out of Aid Station.
  • 5:00 pm Race is Over.

Course Description

  • New Course info for 50k & 26.2 miler/Trail Marathon.
  • The 50k & 26.2 milers first run the 13 mile course & return to the start/finish.
  • 13 mile course will be marked 13 & designated Ribbon color.
  • Then the 50k & 26.2 milers reverse the course they just ran. This section will be marked 26 & following designated Ribbon color. The 50k & 26.2 milers return to the start/finish. The 26.2 milers/Trail Marathoners are done.
  • 50k runners go back out for 4.5 miles following 50k & designated Ribbon color return to start/finish. You are done.
  • 50k last 4.5 mile Course Info. Follow 50k & designated Ribbon Color.

Bibs colors RACE DAY

  • Yellow: 50k, Trail Marathon
  • Red: 13.1Mi
  • BLACK: Half mile, 1.5 mile, 5k, 10k, 8.6Mi

Course will be marked with the following info below.

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

Ribbon Colors

  • 50k: PINK RIBBONS First for the 26 mile course then for the last 4.5 miles run ORANGE RIBBONS.
  • 26.2 milers: PINK RIBBONS.
  • 13.1 milers: PINK RIBBONS.
  • 8.6 milers: BLUE Ribbons.
  • 5k, 10k: Red RIBBONS.

Entry Fees:   

  • $20/Half mile   
  • $25/1.5 milw   
  • $35/5k   
  • $40/10k   
  • $45/8.6 mile   
  • $50/13 mile   
  • $80/26.2 mile   
  • $90/50K   

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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September 8, 2018
Kirkwood's Thunder Mountain Trail Challenge
 
Kirkwood's Thunder Mountain Trail Challenge
September 8, 2018
Distances:   
5k    10k    13.1 mi    18.8 mi    26.2 mi    50k   
8:00 AM Start    All distances.
Time limit: 12 hours for 50k.
Time limit: 10 hours for the Trail Marathon.
Click here: See course map with the color ribbon marking each segment.
    Run Check-in - overview:
  • Location of Start and Finish for race will be behind the Kirkwood Lodge out on the back patio on the West side of the Lodge.
  • Food dining in the evening.
    • Kirkwood does have a restaurant located just 0.1 miles East of the entrance into Kirkwood on Hwy 88. Please, if interested, check the times the restaurant hours.
    • There is a store in Kirkwood if you would like to inquire what they offer, please do so.
    • Gas stations - nothing close so fill up before you get into the high Sierras.
  • Runner Check-in times and location.
    • At Runner Check-in on Friday and Race Day Morning, you will be able to pick up your Bib number, pins and a shirt if you purchased one. I will also have Course maps displayed and will go over the course Maps and answer any questions.
    • Runner check-in location is inside the Kirkwood Lodge upstairs on the second floor. Inside the Kirkwood Lodge on the second floor walk up the stairs and Runner check in will be straight ahead inside a glass room so you will be able to see us very easily.
    • Bathroom inside the Kirkwood Lodge is on the first floor on the East side of the Lodge. When entering the Lodge the bathroom will be located to your left in the far corner.
    • Runner Check-In on Friday is 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
    • Runner Check-In on Race Morning. 6:30 am the Kirkwood Lodge will be open for the runners.
    • 6:50 am Runner Check-In Opens.
    • 7:50 am will walk out back behind the Lodge for a Trail briefing.
    • 8:00 am Start for all the Distances.
  • Parking
    • If you staying at the Lodge you will be allowed to park underneath the Lodge in a designated spot.
    • Runners driving up in the morning, please do not park in the parking spots in front of the Lodge.
    • Additional parking - lots of spots, so park as close as you can to the Kirkwood Lodge.

Directions:

    Address for Kirkwood
  • 1377 Kirkwood Meadows Drive, Kirkwood 95646
Kirkwood lodging has a sale all summer long rooms starting at $109 a night. See the link above.

Note: Volunteers Needed to help with aid stations and children running the course.

Medals for awards for this event.

Trail briefing

  • 6:45 am Runner Check Opens at the Kirkwood Meadow Ski Lodge.
  • 7:45 am Trail Briefing.
  • 8:00 am All Distances Start
  • 50k Time Limit 12 hours 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
  • 26.2 Trail Marathon Time Limit 10 hours.
    • Cut-off Times for 50k and Trail Marathon:
    • 9:30 am Mile 3.3. Thunder Mtn Trail Head aid station. 50k and 26 Milers. Drop bags available.
    • 12:00 pm Mile 11. Horse Canyon Trail Head aid station. 50k and 26 Milers. Drop bags available.
    • 3:30 pm Mile 21.6. Horse Canyon Trail Head aid station. 50k
    • 4:30 pm Mile 23.1 Thunder Mtn Trail Head aid station. 26 MILERS Cutoff Time.
    • 6:00 pm 26 Milers CUTOFF TIME Mile 26 FINISH Kirkwood Lodge 26 Miles
    • 6:30 pm Mile 29.3. Thunder Mtn Trail Head aid station. 50k
    • 8:00 pm 50k CUTOFF TIME Mile 32.6 FINISH Kirkwood Lodge. 50k
    • Note: Aid Station ONE Thunder Mtn Trail Head aid station. Aid Station TWO Horse Canyon Trail Head aid station.

Runners, this event is entirely run at high elevation and much of the course is exposed.
The sun is much more radiant at the higher elevations so please dress accordingly and wear sunscreen. The Course is very mountainess and very technical in some sections. Any drop bags please protect due to the possibility of thunderstorms.

Weather is very unpredictable.
Runners Please be ready for hot or cold temperatures, snow, rain, Thunder showers, lightening, hail.

All runners at all times need to carry enough water & supplies to be self sufficient between aid stations.
The entire course is High Sierra single track Trail beyond mind blowing. - Panoramic views
The Course maps note elevations throughout the courses.

Race starts at the Kirkwood Lodge at 7800 ft & some of the distances will go up to around 9500 ft.
This Course is extremely Challenging and is run at high elevations.The Course starts at the Kirkwood Lodge and runs on pavement for around 0.2 miles leading to a single track Trail, then from there it is all single track Trail going up. If you like the high Sierra and are into an incredible challenge, please come and play on Thunder Mtn. You will absolutely Love this new event.

Lots of very fun runnable sections and some very steep technical sections.

    Bib Colors:
  • 50k, 26.2 mile, 18.8 mile - Yellow bibs
  • 13.1 mile - Red bibs
  • 10k and 5k - Black bibs
    For 50k and Trail Marathon runners:Drop bags will be picked up Race Morning at the Kirkwood Lodge during Runner Check in. Then taken to both aid stations to be picked up prior to race and returned after the race to the Kirkwood Lodge.
  • 5k Course: Follow Orange Ribbons. It is out & back. 1 water stop.
  • 10k Course: Follow Orange Ribbons. It is out & back to the aid station at the Thunder Mtn TH.
  • 13 Mile Course Follow Orange Ribbons to Thunder Mtn TH aid station Mile 3.3. Then Follow Pink Ribbons up to your designated turnaround location at mile 6.5. GREEN Ribbons will be your turnaround mark at a Trail Intersection. Then you will reverse the entire course you just ran. Follow Pink Ribbons down to the Thunder Mtn aid station TH Mile 9.7. Then Follow Orange Ribbons 3.3 miles back to Finish.
  • 18.8 Mile Course Follow Orange Ribbons to Thunder Mtn aid station Mile 3.3. Then Follow Pink Ribbons up & over Thunder Mtn Trail to the Horse Canyon Trail Mile 9.7. Then Follow Yellow Ribbons Turning Right down onto the Horse Canyon Trail, running down to the Horse Canyon aid station Mile 11. Turnaround at aid station following Yellow Ribbons running up Horse Canyon Trail 3.1 miles to Mile 14.6. Turn Left Following Pink Ribbons again back onto the Thunder Mtn Trail Running up & over Thunder Mtn. At Mile 17.1 turn Right at Orange Ribbons running EAST following Orange Ribbons to the Finish.
  • 26 Miler Course Follow Orange Ribbons to Thunder Mtn aid station Mile 3.3. Turn around at aid station now following Pink Ribbons up & over Thunder Mtn to the Horse Canyon Trail Mile 9.7. Turn Right now following Yellow Ribbons down to the Horse Canyon Trail aid station Mile 11. Turn around at Horse Canyon aid station Following Yellow Ribbons, then run EAST up the Horse Canyon Trail 5.3 miles to your designated turnaround at Mile 16.3. Red Ribbons will indicate where to turnaround. Turnaround at Red Ribbons run down 2.2 miles to the Thunder Mtn Trail at 18.5 miles. Turn Right at Pink Ribbons running up & over Thunder Mtn down to the Thunder Mtn aid station Mile 23.1. Then Follow Orange Ribbons 3.3 miles to Finish.
  • 50k Mile Course Follow Orange Ribbons to Thunder Mtn TH aid station Mile 3.3. Turnaround Following Pink Ribbons up & over Thunder Mtn to the Horse Canyon Trail Mile 9.7. Turn Right onto the Horse Canyon Trail following Yellow Ribbons for 3.1 miles running down to the Horse Canyon aid station. Turnaround at aid station running the out & back section returning to the Horse Canyon aid station. Follow Yellow Ribbons for 5.3 miles running up East to designated turnaround location marked with Red Ribbons at Mile 16.3. Runners run back down Following Yellow Ribbons to the Horse Canyon aid station Mile 21.6. Turnaround at aid station Following Yellow Ribbons for 3.1 miles running up EAST to the Thunder Mtn Trail Mile 24.7. Turn Left onto the Thunder Mtn Trail now following Pink Ribbons up & over Thunder Mtn down to the Thunder Mtn TH aid station Mile 29.3. Runners turnaround Following Orange Ribbons for 3.3 miles directly back to the Finish.
    General Info:
  • Phone reception for runners and crews.
    • I have AT&T and cell phone reception is great inside Kirkwood.
    • For the runners out on the course, once gaining some elevation up on Thunder Mtn, cell phone service is good in lots of locations.
    • No cell phone reception at both of the aid stations.
    • Kirkwood Directions for Crews, Family, and Friends:
    • In sequence
    • 1. Thunder Mtn Trail Head aid station.
    • 2. Horse Canyon Trail Head aid station.
      • 5k Runners No aid station.
      • Crews, Family, Friends, please refer to Course Maps to follow your Runner.
        • Directions leaving the Kirkwood Lodge the Start and Finish for the event:
        • Attention Crews - be very careful driving on Hwy 88. If you need to walk across Hwy 88 for any reason, use extreme Caution.
        • To the first aid station. Thunder Mtn Trail Head aid station.
        • Turn Left West onto Hwy 88. Drive less then one mile the Thunder Mtn Trail Head aid station will be on your Left located in a dirt parking lot.
        • To the second aid station. Horse Canyon Trail Head aid station. Leaving the first aid station to the second aid station.
        • Bathrooms along the course for Crews.
        • There is a bathroom on the Right between the two aid stations located in the campgrounds.
        • There are Bathrooms in the Silver Lake campground just a little West passed the second aid station on the Right - the Horse Canyon Trail Head aid station.
        • Additional bathrooms out on the course.
        • Silver Lake Campground is just West on the Right passed the Horse Canyon aid station.
        • Kit Carson Lodge is on the Left just West of the Horse Canyon aid station just before Silver Lake on your Left.
        • Turn Left West onto Hwy 88. Drive for a few minutes, around one mile, the Horse Canyon Trail Head aid station will be on your Left. There is a little dirt parking lot. Parking is very limited. There is additional parking a little beyond the aid station on both sides of 88. The aid station is before Silver Lake campground, the Kit Carson Lodge, and Silver Lake.

Entry Fees:

  • $120 /50k
  • $110 /Trail Marathon
  • $80 /18.8 mile
  • $65 /Half Marathon
  • $45 /10k
  • $40 /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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September 15, 2018
Echo Summit Trail Run Challenge
 
Echo Summit Trail Run Challenge
Adventure Mountain Snow Park, Echo Summit
Twin Bridges, CA
September 15, 2018
Distances:   
5k    10k    10 mi    13.1 mi    20 mi    26.2 mi    50 k
8:00 AM - All Distances      Time limit: 10 hours.
 
This event held under special use permit with the Eldorado National Forest
9/14/18 5:00 pm Friday we will be at the Strawberry Lodge for RUNNER CHECK IN.
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm Trail briefing.
ATTENTION runners are NOT REQUIRED to show up on Friday & may pick up everything on 9/15/18 race morning.
Starting at 6:30 am RACE MORNING, RUNNER CHECK IN will only be at Adventure Mountain Lake Tahoe the START/FINISH.
 
Please click above on the distance for detailed course maps and elevations!
 
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with aid stations.

Volunteers for Trail Maintenance: All trail workers need to inform me of their plan to come and where we are to meet. If you cannot make it for any reason please let me know asap. Trail workers need to bring their own rake and supplies for the day. Contact me at (530) 409-2989.

5/23/15 Caples Creek Trail Head 8:00 am start at Silverfork Road. I will be at Hwy 50 and Silverfork Road at 7:15 am and will leave at 7:30 to Caples Creek TH. I will be driving a white Z71 chevorlet truck. There will be no off road driving except parking on a dirt road and parking lot. I will make myself available to meet anyone at the Safeway in Pollock Pines Ca on Sly Park Road and Pony Express at 6:20 am. We will leave at 6:30 am. Please call to let me know that you are coming or want to meet at the locations listed. Bathrooms are available at Silverfork Campground just before the Caples Creek Trail Head. Please let me know if we need to stop there on the way out.
5/30/15 and 6/6/15 - Depending on the number of workers will depend on what I will assign groups. Bryan Meadow Loop, Lovers Leap Mtn, Pony Express Trail between Sierra at Tahoe Road and Echo Summit. We will meet at the Strawberry Lodge on Hwy 50 at 7:15 am and will leave at 7:30 am. Anyone coming from Sacramento if needed, I will make myself available to meet at the Safeway in Pollock Pines CA on Sly Park Road and Pony Express Trail at 6:20 am will leave at 6:30 am.

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.

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.

  • Wildlife/Weather please watch out for these animals.
  • Rattle Snakes.
  • Bears
  • Mountain Lions
  • Wolverines
  • Thunder showers and hail
    • How to deal with ticks. There are a few easy things to do which can help prevent tick bites:
    • apply permethrin insect repellent to shoes and clothing
    • use deet repellent
    • check for ticks thoroughly after running
    • look for the circular expanding rash, sometimes looking like a bulls-eye, which occurs 2-10 days after a tick byte with lyme infection

Echo Summit Trail Challenge

  1. Location Start/Finish Adventure Mountain Lake Tahoe.
  2. Parking lot opens 6:00 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. 6:30 am runner check in/race day reg for 50m, 50k, and Trail Marathon.
  4. 7:50 am Trail Briefing 50k, 26.2 mi, 20Mi, 13.1Mi, 10Mi, 5k
  5. 8:00 am all distances start.
  6. Bathrooms are available.

Drop bags for 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 - 50k, 20Mi
  • Red - Marathon
  • Black - 13.1Mi, 10Mi, 10k, 5k

Course description

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 Runners use Caution 50k, 26.2MI, 20Mi, 13.1 and 10 mile runners you will cross Sierra at Tahoe Road twice.
    Attention CAUTION RUNNERS 50k 26.2MI, 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.

    Marathon Course description

    • 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 Orange RIBBONS on a OUT & BACK section for two miles.
    • 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 an 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.

    50k Course description

    • 50k runners first run the 20 mile section following PINK RIBBONS and return to aid station 2 located on Bryan dirt Rd.
    • Then run the 10 Bryan Mdw Loop now following Orange RIBBONS returning to aid station 2.
    • Then run East following PINK RIBBONS back to the finish.

    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 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 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.

    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
      50k, 26.2Mi, 20Mi, 13.1, 10Mi
    • Aid Station 2 Bryan Road/Crew access ok/Runners
      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.

    • 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.

    Entry Fees:

    • $100 /50K   
    • $90 /Marathon   
    • $65 /20 mi   
    • $50 /13.1 mi   
    • $45 /10 mi  
    • $40 /10k  
    • $35 /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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September 22, 2018
Rancho San Vicente Trail Challenge
 
Rancho San Vicente Trail Challenge
September 22, 2018
Distances:    5k    10k    8m    10m    13.1 mi
7:00 am Runner Check In Opens.
7:50 Trail Briefing.
8:00 am All Distances Start.
12:00 pm Race is Officially over. A four hour Time Limit.
 
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with aid stations.

Course Description

  • All courses are primarily beautiful single track Trail. This new park is loaded with rolling hills, oak trees,lush grass & awesome scenery. I am very impressed with the trails implemented. There are plenty of ups & downs for all of these courses.

Directions:

    Address
  • 21131 McKean Rd
  • San Jose, CA 95120
    Directions:
  • San Vicente Open Space Preserve. 21131 McKean Rd San Jose, CA 95120 From San Jose, take Amaden Express Way, continue until it ends at Harry Road. Turn right and then an immediate left at McKeen RD. In 1.4 miles, the entrance is on your right.
  • Note: There are 90 parking spots. Please carpool as we expect this event to fill up.

The course.

    Ribbons and Course routes
  • 13mi, 10mi, 8mi Follow Pink Ribbons out to the Cottle Trail aid station at Mile 5, turnaround at the Cottle aid station & return directly to the Finish.
  • 13mi, 10mi Run a Out & Back Following Pink Ribbons the entire time.
  • 13 Milers first run the 10 mile course. Return to the Start/Finish. At the Start/Finish there will be an aid station for the 13 mile runners. The 13 mile runners now go out & run the 5k Course return to the Finish & you are DONE.
  • 10 Milers after running your out & back Course and returning to the start/finish your are Done.
  • 8 Milers after reaching Mile 5 at the Cottle aid station, now follow Orange Ribbons returning to the finish, now running a Counter Clockwise Loop heading Back to the finish.
  • 10k Runners you do a out & back following Pink Ribbons the entire course. One water stop at your Turnaround. Return to Finish you are Done.
  • 5k Runners you do a out & back following Yellow Ribbons the entire time. Return to Finish you are Done.
    Bib Colors
  • Black bibs - 5k, 10k.
  • Red bibs - 8 milers.
  • Yellow bibs - Half Marathon, 10 Miler.

Entry Fees:

  • $55 /Half Marathon
  • $50 /10 mile
  • $45 /8 mile
  • $40 /10k
  • $35 /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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October 20, 2018
Marshall Gold Discovery Run
 
Marshall Gold Discovery Run
Coloma, CA
October 20, 2018
Distances:    Half Marathon    10 k    5 k
8:00 AM - All Distances      Time limit: 4 hours
 
Note: All runners receive medals for this event. No certificates.
 
To see trail maps, click on the milage buttons above.
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with aid stations.

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.

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.

  • Wildlife/Weather please watch out for these animals.
  • Rattle Snakes.
  • Bears
  • Mountain Lions
  • Wolverines
  • Thunder showers and hail
    • How to deal with ticks. There are a few easy things to do which can help prevent tick bites:
    • apply permethrin insect repellent to shoes and clothing
    • use deet repellent
    • check for ticks thoroughly after running
    • look for the circular expanding rash, sometimes looking like a bulls-eye, which occurs 2-10 days after a tick byte with lyme infection

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

Note New Start Time: 8:00 am - all distances.
6:45 AM - North Beach parking lot opens.
7:00 AM - check-in opens
7:50 AM - Trail Briefing
8:00 AM - Start Time
New Checkin location - directly across the street in the Monroe Orchard. Refer to Course Maps/Start/Finish location. Runners will see our tents set up. All the food & refreshments will be served there after the race.

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

  • Wildlife/Weather please watch out for these animals.
  • Rattle Snakes.
  • Bears
  • Mountain Lions
  • Wolverines
  • Thunder showers and hail
    • How to deal with ticks. There are a few easy things to do which can help prevent tick bites:
    • apply permethrin insect repellent to shoes and clothing
    • use deet repellent
    • check for ticks thoroughly after running
    • look for the circular expanding rash, sometimes looking like a bulls-eye, which occurs 2-10 days after a tick byte with lyme infection

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: $55 /Half Marathon    $45 /10K   $40 /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 3, 2018
Annual Almaden Hills Run
 
Annual Almaden Hills Run
Mockingbird parking lot
19535 Mockingbird Hill RD 95120
San Jose, CA
November 3, 2018
 
Distances:   5k    10k    8 mi    13 mi    26 mi    50 K   
8:00 AM - All Distances     8 hour time limit
 
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with aid stations.

Attention out of town runners: recommended hotel accommodations.
  • Wyndham Garden San Jose Silicon Valley 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: Trail Marathon, 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: Trail Marathon.
  • Yellow RIBBONS: 13.1 milers
  • BLUE Ribbons: 8.6 milers.
  • Red RIBBONS: 5k, 10k.

Entry Fees:   

  • $20/½   
  • $35/5k   
  • $40/10k   
  • $45/8.6 mile   
  • $50/13 mile   
  • $80/26.2 mile   
  • $90/50K   

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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November 17, 2018
Carina Kool Trail Marathon at Sly Park
 
Carina Kool Trail Marathon at Sly Park
Pollock Pines, CA
November 17, 2018

Distances:    Marathon
8:00 AM start       Time limit 9 hours
 
This is a timed event.
This event held under special use permit with the Eldorado National Forest
 
To see trail map, click on the milage button 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 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.

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
  • Distance: Marathon
  • 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 26.2 mile counterclockwise around the lake on the hiking trail. Two aid stations. Orange ribbons, signs, gypsum arrows.
  • 2nd loop 26.2 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.

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 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.

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.

  • Wildlife/Weather please watch out for these animals.
  • Rattle Snakes.
  • Bears
  • Mountain Lions
  • Wolverines
  • Thunder showers and hail
    • How to deal with ticks. There are a few easy things to do which can help prevent tick bites:
    • apply permethrin insect repellent to shoes and clothing
    • use deet repellent
    • check for ticks thoroughly after running
    • look for the circular expanding rash, sometimes looking like a bulls-eye, which occurs 2-10 days after a tick byte with lyme infection

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.

CREW INFO:

  • There is a $12 fee for a vehicle to drive into Sly Park Lake.
  • The Start/Finish is directly across the street from Sly Park Outdoor Educational School. All concerned, use EXTREME CAUTION when walking across Sly Park Road walking over to the start & after the run returning to the school. Parents must be with their children when crossing Sly Park Rd at all times.
  • If any runners DROPS/CHANGES DISTANCES, please ADVISE ALL STAFF YOU ENCOUNTER immediately.
  • Runners NO MULING or friends running with you not registered for the event. If rules are not respected this will result in a DNF.
  • Crews are only allowed to assist their runners at the two designated aid stations.
  • Pacers are only allowed for the 50 milers. Pacers maybe picked up starting at mile 35.5 at the Fleming Meadows aid station for the last clockwise loop. A pacer may also run with their runner to the finish. You may only have one pacer at a time. Pacers may be only picked up at the Fleming Meadows aid station.
  • There is a very nice Safeway located in Pollock Pines on Sly Park Rd & Pony Express Dr. The Safeway is located on the North West side of Hwy 50. Bathrooms coffee & food.
  • There are bathrooms located at the start/finish in the Bumpy Meadows Parking Area across the street from the Fleming Meadows aid station & over at Sly Park Lake for anyone that drives into Sly Park Lake.
  • Drop bags one location the Fleming Meadows Trail Head aid station for 50Mi, 38Mi, 50K runners. Drop bags will be taken back to the finish line during the race & after the race. Runners/Crews are more then welcome to come to the aid station and get there drop bags.
  • DIRECTIONS to the two aid stations from the start/finish.
  • Crews may see there runners at the Fleming Meadows aid station & the Hazel Creek aid station.
  • Leaving from the start/finish Sly Park Outdoor Educational School.
  • To Fleming Meadows aid station you will easily beat your runner there please drive safely.
  • Turn left onto Sly Park Road towards Hwy 50 drive for a few minutes. Turn right onto Mormon Emigrant Trail Road drive passed the 2nd dam & immediately find some parking. The aid station will be on the right just down the trail 20 yards before the Bumpy Meadows Parking Area which will be on your left.
  • Parking for the Fleming Meadows aid station. You may park on the side of Mormon Emigrant Trail Road also there is paid parking in the Bumpy Meadows Parking Area. Crews use CAUTION while walking on or crossing Mormon Emigrant Trail Rd. There is a additional free parking lot on the left after the Bumpy Meadows Parking Area.
  • DIRECTIONS to the Hazel Creek aid station.
  • Drive back to Sly Park Road turn right onto Sly Park Road towards Hwy 50. Drive 0.1 miles, turn right into the entrance to Sly Park Lake. Get a map & you will want to drive to the very back of the lake to the Hazel Creek Area aid station.
  • Returning back to the Fleming Meadows aid station just reverse the process.
  • Directions to the start/finish from the Fleming Meadows aid station. Return to Sly Park Road. Turn left onto Sly Park Rd drive for a few minutes on Sly Park Rd. Sly Park Outdoor Educational School will be on the right.
  • Spectators/Crews may see there runners at both aid stations. If spectators/crews want to drive into Sly Park Lake to see their runner at the Hazel Creek aid station, it's a $12 fee to gain vehicle access into Sly Park Lake. You can pay at the park entrance & ask for directions back to parking for the Hazel Creek aid station. Please park prior to the aid station on the right or passed the aid station by the bathrooms on the right.

Entry Fees:  

$80 /Trail Marathon
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November 17, 2018
Trail Run at Sly Park
 
Trail Run at Sly Park
Pollock Pines, CA
November 17, 2018

Distances:    50k    18 mi    Half    8.5m    10k    5k
8:00 AM start - All Distance       Time limit 9 hours
 
This is a timed event.
This event held under special use permit with the Eldorado National Forest
 
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 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.

There are different color bibs for each distance.

  • 50k: Yellow bibs
  • 18 mile and Half Marathon: Red bibs
  • 8.5 mile, 10k, 5k: Black bibs
  • Course description.
  • 50k Course info
    • 8.5 mile 1st Loop PINK RIBBONS Counter Clockwise Loop.
    • 9.5 mile 2nd Loop Orange Ribbons Counter Clockwise Loop.
    • After completing the 2nd Loop you will be at mile 18.
    • 12:45 pm Cutoff Time Mile 18.
    • 9.5 mile 3rd Loop ORANGE RIBBONS. At the start/finish you will turnaround & reverse the course you just ran. You will run this Loop in a Clockwise direction following ORANGE RIBBONS. After your 3rd Loop you will be at mile 27.5.
    • 3:30 pm Cutoff Time Mile 27.5.
    • 50k runners you will go back out & run another 3.5 miles return to the Finish. You are Done.
    • This last 3.5 mile section TBA.
    • 5:00 pm Race is over.
  • 18 mile - 2 loops
  • Half Marathon - 1 loop then a 5k out and back.
  • 10k - 1 loop.
      99% single track trail, some technical sections, ups & downs nothing drastic, most of the 10k course parraelles the South East side of Sly Park Lake. The course is absolutely beautiful running along the lake & in the pine trees is a pleasure you will truly enjoy.
    • 10k course is a out & back course following PINK RIBBONS.
    • NO AID STATIONS. 10k runners you are encouraged to carry some water but not required.
    • 10k runners immediately TURNAROUND after crossing over Park Creek bridge/Park Creek.
    • Park Creek bridge is located in the back the very East end of Sly Park Lake.
    • RED RIBBONS will ALERT 10k runners where to turnaround and return to the start/finish, running the exact course back to the finish that you ran out to Park Creek bridge/Park Creek on.
  • 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, 18 mi, 10 mi, and 5k
  • Elevation: 3,500 ft.

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.

  • Wildlife/Weather please watch out for these animals.
  • Rattle Snakes.
  • Bears
  • Mountain Lions
  • Wolverines
  • Thunder showers and hail
    • How to deal with ticks. There are a few easy things to do which can help prevent tick bites:
    • apply permethrin insect repellent to shoes and clothing
    • use deet repellent
    • check for ticks thoroughly after running
    • look for the circular expanding rash, sometimes looking like a bulls-eye, which occurs 2-10 days after a tick byte with lyme infection

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, 18 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, 18 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, 18 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.
  • TBA we will be adding a additional 3.5 miles to the 50k course after the 50k runners complete the 3 designated loops around Sly Park Lake.

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:

  • $90 /50k
  • $60 /18mi
  • $50 /Half Marathon
  • $45 /10mi
  • $40 /10k
  • $35 /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.
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December 1, 2018
Calero Park Run
 
Calero Park Run
San Jose, CA
December 1, 2018
 
Distances:   5k    10k    15k    13m    25k    50k
8:00 AM All Distances.     5:00 PM   Cut-off time.   9 hour time limit - all races.
 
Improved 13.1 mile map is being worked on.
 
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with aid stations.

Attention out of town runners: recommended hotel accommodations.
  • Wyndham Garden San Jose Silicon Valley 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.

 

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 and 25k: 8:00 am Start - Trail Briefing: 7:50 am.

50k runners, you receive Yellow Bibs.

  • Course change info 50k and 25k runners.
  • ATTENTION 50k, 25k runners: Troy will be located at the Rancho Canada del Oro aid station directing to insure you stay on course.
  • Travis & his wife Elizabeth will be at the START/FINISH informing you when you return to the START/FINISH.
  • 50k runners can use the 16 mile course map as reference.
  • These 2 distances will first run the Calero 13 miler in its entirety/RETURN TO FINISH.
  • Then the 50k and 25k runners will GO BACK OUT & run the 5k course/ GREEN RIBBONS running a CLOCKWISE LOOP/RETURN to FINISH/ 25k runners are DONE.
  • 50k runners go back out & run the 16 mile course/PINK RIBBONS leading over to the Rancho Canada del Oro aid station parking lot. Then they reverse/Running a COUNTERCLOCKWISE LOOP/ BLUE RIBBONS the 4.2 mile loop previously ran when doing the 13 mile course. The 50k runners return to the Rancho Canada del Oro aid station then follow ORANGE RIBBONS BACK TO THE START/FINISH.
  • 50k runners then go back out & to run the 10k course/ GREEN RIBBONS now running a COUNTERCLOCKWISE LOOP/RETURN TO THE FINISH for the last time you are DONE.

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:   $35 /5k    $40/10k    $45 /15k    $50 /13.1 mile    $55 /25k    $75 /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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Future Planned Events: pending permits

October 6, 2018
South Hills Single Track Trail Run
 
South Hills Single Track Trail Run
Morgan Hill, CA
October 6, 2018

Distances:
5k    10k    13 mi   
 
8:00 AM Start   All distances.    3 ½ hour time limit.
75 runner limit.
 
Attention out of town runners: recommended hotel accommodations.
  • Wyndham Garden San Jose Silicon Valley 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.

35 CARS limit. Please carpool but not required.

ATTENTION ALL RUNNERS are to park in the BACK OVERFLOW PARKING LOT FOR THIS EVENT, NOT IN THE MAIN FRONT PARKING LOT.

Trail Images:   Click Here for images of the trail

One fully stocked aid station

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 only. 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

  • 6:45 am parking will be available in the back overflow parking lot at Rancho Canada del Oro Open Space Preserve on Casa Loma Rd. The overflow parking lot is 0.1 miles passed the main paved parking lot on the left. Runners please park & walk over to the main parking lot for runner check in & start of race.
  • 7:00 am runner check in opens in the main parking lot at Rancho Canada del Oro Open Space Preserve.
  • 7:50 am Trail briefing.
  • 8:00 am all distances start 13Mi, 10k, 5k.
    Bib Colors
  • Black bibs - 5k
  • Red bibs - 10k
  • Yellow bibs - Half Marathon
    Course
  • 5k runners
    OUT & BACK COURSE follow Yellow Ribbons & 5k signs up to the 2nd green gate. LOTS OF YELLOW RIBBONS WILL INDICATE EXACTLY WHERE TO TURN AROUND. No aid station on the course. Finish line is the start/finish in the main parking lot.
  • 10k runners follow Orange Ribbons & 10k signs. One OUT 3.1 miles & BACK following ORANGE RIBBONS up to the aid station located at the intersection at Mayfair & Longwall Trails. Turn around & return directly to the start/finish. You are DONE. No aid station on the course. Finish line is the start/finish in the main parking lot.
  • 13.1 milers
    REPEAT two OUT 3.27 miles & BACK following Pink Ribbons on the Mayfair Ranch Trail running up passed the aid station located at the intersection of Mayfair & Longwall Trails. 13 milers, after reaching the aid station, run up the Longwall Trail 0.2 miles until POSTED TURN AROUND LOCATION. Red Ribbons will indicate exactly where to turn around. Then return to the start finish & then go back out a 2nd time REPEATING the course you just ran one last time. 13 mile runners, there will be an aid station at 3.1 miles out & at the start finish. One aid station in the parking lot at the Start/Finish. The Finish is at the Aid Station in the main parking lot.

Entry Fees:   

  • $50 Half Marathon
  • $45 10k
  • $40 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.

December 24, 2018
Placerville Path Run Jingle & Mingle
RACE IS ON - Rain, Sleet or Snow
  
 
Placerville Path Run Jingle & Mingle
Placerville, CA
December 24, 2018
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with aid stations. Rain is not a problem.

Distances:    Half Marathon    10 k    5 k
 
9:00 AM - all distances start   7:30 AM - check-in opens     7:30 AM - Park Opens     
Time limit: 5 hours.
 
To see trail maps, click on the milage buttons above.

We will have a LARGE BOX WRAPPED with Christmas paper for runners to put NON-PARAISHIBLE goods in the box at the Start/Finish RUNNER CHECK IN.
Please bring your own chair if you think you will need one. Chairs are provided but there won't be enough for everyone!

Direction to the Placerville Path Run
Placerville, CA

Directions traveling East on Hwy 50

  • Exit 47 Broadway.
  • Turn LEFT at stop sign onto Broadway. McDonalds is on the right. Starbucks a little further up Broadway on the RIGHT in the same strip mall.
  • Turn right at 4 way stop sign Main St drive under Hwy 50.
  • Left onto Mosquito Rd.
  • Placerville Station will be immediately on your left.

Directions traveling West on Hwy 50.

  • Exit 47 Mosquito Rd/Main St.
  • Turn right onto Mosquito Rd.
  • Turn right at 4 way stop sign Main St drive under Hwy 50.
  • Placerville Station will be immediately on your left.

Parking

  • PARKING ATTENDANTS NEEDED
  • FIRST, please have the runners park in the lower dirt parking lot fill that lot if needed.
  • If needed we will be allowed to use the EID parking lot next to the Placerville Station on the same side of Mosquito Rd above the Placerville Station.
    • Course Description

      Courses start & finish in beautiful historic Placerville CA which will be decorated with our annual Christmas displays. The Placerville path is surrounded with beautiful oak trees, rolling hills, and incredible views.
      Start/Finish Runner check in Placerville CA Park & Ride Bus/Transit Station 2984 Mosquito Rd zip: 95667 on the corner of Clay St. GPS: 38:43:58 N - 120:47:23 W 102 EAST Placerville CA
      Lots of parking available for free. Runners please park in the dirt parking lot.
      Bathrooms available.

      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.

      • Wildlife/Weather please watch out for these animals.
      • Rattle Snakes.
      • Bears
      • Mountain Lions
      • Wolverines
      • Thunder showers and hail
        • How to deal with ticks. There are a few easy things to do which can help prevent tick bites:
        • apply permethrin insect repellent to shoes and clothing
        • use deet repellent
        • check for ticks thoroughly after running
        • look for the circular expanding rash, sometimes looking like a bulls-eye, which occurs 2-10 days after a tick byte with lyme infection

      Check In

      • 7:30 am runner check in.
      • 8:40 am Trail briefing.
      • ATTENTION 13 milers, in the beginning, when running up to Mosquito Rd, please use CAUTION. You will have TWO road crossings.
      • 9:00 am 13 milers start.
      • 9:05 am 10k milers start.
      • 9:10 am 5k milers start.

      The Start/Finish

      • Start on Mosquito Rd on the bike path. All distances FINISH on the bike path at Mosquito Rd.
      • ATTENTION ALL RUNNERS - the FINISH LINE will be East just prior to Mosquito Rd. We do not want runners running across Mosquito Rd at the FINISH. We want to avoid any accidents on Mosquito Rd.
      • Five hour TIME LIMIT 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

      Bibs

      • 13 miler - Yellow Bibs
      • 10k - Red Bibs
      • 5k - Black bibs

      Aid Stations

      • 13 milers: - Five aid stations.
      • 10k - Three aid stations.
      • 5k - One aid station.

      Trail Briefing

      All courses are out & back on the Placerville bike, running, and walking paths.

      • 13 milers run pass the 3rd aid station at Halcon Rd until 13 mile turnaround indicated by Red Ribbons approximately 0.5 miles passed the 3rd aid station. This sign will alert the 13 milers exactly where to Turnaround. Then return to finish. The 13 milers will run to the very end of the El Dorado Trail up in Camino. The El Dorado Trail DEAD ENDS into a chain link fence with RED RIBBONS at the TURNAROUND. 13 mile runners will be REQUIRED to touch the chain link fence at TURNAROUND & inform AID STATION 3 STAFF. ALSO finish line staff how many RIBBONS WERE ATTACHED TO THE FENCE to verify they ran the entire course. Thx Runners.
      • 10k - Turn Around at the second aid station. A sign will be POSTED - 10k Turn Around.
      • 5k - Turn Around at the first aid station. A sign will be POSTED - 5k Turn Around.
      • 5k - runners will run out 1.5 miles to the first aid station & fly back down to the finish.
      • The 13 milers & 10k runners will cross over Hwy 50 on a beautiful bridge & encounter some nice country. The 13 milers will truly experience running in the breathtaking foothills & enter into the mountains of Camino CA. All runners will experience running downhill to the finish having lots of fun riding your sleigh into the finish line.
      • The Placerville path East of Mosquito Rd which the runners will use heads up & up a gradual climb. The path is paved until approximentally mile 5 but dirt is available in most areas to run on along the side of the path.
      • All runners will FOLLOW PINK RIBBONS.
      • ATTENTION 13 milers & 10k runners you will have some road crossing & briefly run on the roads please use CAUTION.
      • Runners, please be considerate of other path users. Walkers & strollers are allowed for event.

      Crew Briefing

      ATTENTION Crew info only applies to 13 milers & 10k runners.

      • Crew parking for the day along the course.Please always park in a safe location &anp; respect the neighborhoods.
      • Crews you will easily beat your runner to all locations please drive safely.
      • Bathrooms are available at the first location you will see your runner.
      • 13 mile crews a gas station with a bathroom is on Camino Heights Dr on your left.
      • Crews may aid there runner along the course with any supplies.
      • NO PACERS, NO MULING

      • Driving directions from the start Placerville Station on Mosquito Rd.
      • El Dorado Trail parking lot located on Camellia Ln off of Jacquier RD approximentally mile 2.

      • Turn RIGHT onto Main St drive under freeway.
      • Turn LEFT at stop sign onto Broadway EAST.Drive up Broadway 2/10 of a mile.
      • Turn LEFT at stop sign onto Schnell Rd immediate RIGHT EAST onto Hwy 50 up.
      • Get off at next exit 49 Smith Flat/Newton Rd/Point View.
      • Turn LEFT at stop sign go under freeway onto Jacquire Rd/Apple Hill ATTENTION WATCH OUT FOR RUNNERS.
      • Turn RIGHT onto Camellia Ln WATCH OUT FOR RUNNERS.
      • Turn LEFT into parking lot.
      • 10k crews stay in the parking lot you can see your runner there twice going out then returning to the finish.
      • 10k crews after you have seen your runner twice return to Hwy 50 turning WEST down to the finish.
      • Returning to the FINISH on Mosquito Rd.
      • Drive back to Hwy 50 turn RIGHT WEST down to the finish
      • To finish exit 47 onto Mosquito Rd/Main St.
      • Turn RIGHT onto Mosquito Rd 2984 Mosquito Rd Placerville Station.

      • 13 mile crews after seeing your runner you may then see your runner next up in Camino in two different locations twice.
      • 13 mile crews return to Hwy 50 drive under freeway turn LEFT onto Hwy 50 up.
      • 13 mile crews driving EAST up Hwy 50 get off at Camino Heights Dr. Stay on Camino Heights Dr 2/10 mile.
      • Turn LEFT onto Verde Robles Dr. Drive 1/10 of a mile you will quickly see the trail crossing the road.
      • Please park in a safe location prior to the trail. ATTENTION you can see your runner twice running up then down.
      • 13 mile crews next location to see your runner further up the course. You can see your runner there twice running out to the turn around then running back down to the finish.
      • Drive back up Verde Robles Dr. Take immediate RIGHT onto Monte Vista.
      • Turn RIGHT onto Camino Hills Rd.
      • Turn RIGHT onto Halcon Rd. You will quickly see the trail. Please park prior to the trail. You will see your runner there twice.
      • 13 mile crews after seeing your runner twice at this location you may reverse the process coming out following your runner.
      • Remember, you may see your runner again twice while they are returning to the finish. To Verde Robles Dr.
      • Turn LEFT onto Camino Hills Rd.
      • Turn LEFT onto Monte Vista Rd.
      • Turn LEFT onto Verde Robles Dr/PARK. After seeing your runner again then to next location.
      • Return to Hwy 50
      • Drive up Verde Robles Dr.
      • Turn RIGHT onto Camino Heights Dr.
      • ATTENTION Please use EXTREME CAUTION when turning LEFT WEST onto Hwy 50 watch out for cross traffic.
      • Turn LEFT WEST onto Hwy 50.
      • Drive WEST on Hwy 50.
      • Turn RIGHT onto exit 49 Smith Flat/Newton Rd/Point View Dr returning to the parking lot on Camellia Ln.
      • Please WATCH OUT FOR RUNNERS.

      • Returning to the FINISH on Mosquito Rd.
      • Drive back to Hwy 50 turn RIGHT WEST down to the finish.
      • To finish exit 47 onto Mosquito Rd/Main St.
      • Turn RIGHT onto Mosquito Rd 2984 Mosquito Rd Placerville Station.

      More info about the area.  

      • Food/Gas locations on Broadway located on the other side of Hwy 50 from the Start/Finish.
      • Directions from start/finish.
        • From Mosquito Rd: Turn RIGHT onto Main St drive under Hwy 50.
        • Turn LEFT at stop sign onto Broadway food & gas is available along Broadway up to Schnell Rd.
        • 1200 Broadway Street Mc Donalds Restaurant/In this strip mall there is a Starbucks, Taco Bell & many other stores.
        • Subway is further up on the LEFT with other food options as well.

      Entry Fees:   

      • $50 - Half Marathon  
      • $40 - 10k 
      • $35 - 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.

January 5, 2019
Hacienda Hills/Almaden Quicksilver County Park/New Almaden
 
Hacienda Hills/Almaden Quicksilver County Park/New Almaden
San Jose, CA
January 5, 2019
 
 
Distances: 1.5    5k    6 mile    Half   
 
Elevation Profiles: 1.5 mile Profile 5K Profile 10K Profile 13M Profile
 
Elevation Gains: 480 feet 980 feet 1810 feet 2980 feet
 
Start Times: 8:30 AM 8:30 AM 8:30 AM 8:30 AM
 
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with aid stations.

Attention out of town runners: recommended hotel accommodations.
  • Wyndham Garden San Jose Silicon Valley 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.

7:00 AM - Parking Lot opens
7:15 AM - check-in opens
8:20 AM - Trail Briefing
8:30 AM - Start Time - All Distances

4 fully stocked aid stations.

Bib Colors:

  • Yellow - 13.1
  • Red - 10k
  • Black - 5k, 1.5 mile

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.

1.5 Mi runners

  • 1.5 mile course is a OUT & BACK COURSE up the Deep Gulch Trail.
  • 1.5 milers FOLLOW GREEN RIBBONS up the single track Deep Gulch Trail until reaching the dirt road where RED RIBBONS WILL INDICATE WHERE TO TURN AROUND.

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   $35/5k run   $20/1.5 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.

January 26, 2019
Folsom Lake Sweet Water Trail Run
Rain or Shine
 
Folsom Lake Sweet Water Trail Run
Folsom, CA
January 26, 2019
 
Distances:   50 K   22 mi   18 mi   13.1 mi   8 mi   10K   5K
 
8:00 AM - 50k, 22 mi, 18 mi, 13.1 mi, 8mi start.     9 hour time limit.
8:15 AM - 10k start.
8:25 AM - 5k start.
Rain or Shine!
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with aid stations. Note: Volunteers Needed as SWEEPS. We need as many as possible. Duties: the course is OUT & BACK - 16 miles in one direction. A few teams can take sections. BUT NO RIBBONS CAN BE PULLED UNTIL RUNNERS HAVE PASSED THROUGH.

 
Note: NEW Start/Finish/All new courses. Carpool parking lot is set up because there is not enough parking at the start/finish line. The name for the parking lot: Salmon Falls Parking Lot

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.

Start/Finish Folsom SALMON FALLS 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. Please remember to check-in on race day so we can know who is on the course. You can also register for the run at this time - charge applied - $10.
Avoid the crowds. Remember, check in on race day. 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 Salmon Falls 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 SALMON FALLS PARKING LOT. Turn in is just before Salmon Falls bridge.
  3. Salmon Falls 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.
  4. 180 Salmon Falls Rd in El Dorado Hills CA is this PRIVATE RESIDENCE South West 500 yards before the Salmon Falls parking lot entrance. This address is on the LEFT same side as the entrance to the Salmon Falls Parking lot when driving North East on Salmon Falls Rd coming from Green Valley Rd in El Dorado Hills.
  5. Click here for the map for the Salmon Falls Parking Lot area.

    And click here for the Directions from Google.

    • Falcon Crest Parking Lot is a great carpooling location.
    • Another GREAT CARPOOLING place to meet is the Safeway in El Dorado Hills on Green Valley & Francisco Dr. The Safeway will have a lighted parking lot, bathrooms & a Starbucks inside.
    • ATTENTION - BATHROOMS in SAFEWAY is a very important consideration.
    • Safeway is 6 miles away from the start - 10 minute drive time.
  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 SALMON FALLS 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 SALMON FALLS PARKING LOT. Beyond the entrance to the SALMON FALLS 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 SALMON FALLS PARKING LOT please. Use CAUTION crossing & walking on Salmon Falls road.
  • Entrance to park marked with Pink Ribbons.
  • Start/Finish area at the Salmon Falls parking lot far end.
  • All of the bathrooms are 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.
  • BIB INFO FOR RUNNER CHECK
  • Yellow bibs 50k,22 milers /Table set up for RUNNER CHECK IN for these distances.
  • Red bibs 18 milers/13 milers /Table set up for RUNNER CHECK IN for these distances.
  • Black bibs 8 milers,10k,5k /Table set up for RUNNER CHECK IN for these distances.
  • Table set up for RACE DAY REGISTRATION & SHIRT PICK UP.
  • 7:50 am Trail Briefing
  • 8:00 AM - 50k, 22 mi, 18 mi, 13.1 mi, 8mi start.
  • 8:15 AM - 10k start.
  • 8:25 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 SALMON FALLS PARKING LOT end of the Sweet Water Trail 5:00 pm.

Courses will be marked with ribbons, signs & gypsum.

Alternate Course route if high water in creeks.

  • The CREEK CROSSING ONLY CONCERNS THE 50k, 22Mi, 18Mi, 13Mi & 8 milers.
  • If the creek is too high & fast, ALL RUNNERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO GO AROUND THE CREEK CROSSING for safety concerns.
  • All runners will be required to run into the 10k aid station. ATTENTION WATCH OUT FOR CARS.
  • Then turn right/WEST onto Salmon Falls Rd. Stay on the right shoulder. DO NOT CROSS THE ROAD.
  • Run up Salmon Falls Rd approximentally 500 yards get onto dirt shoulder - ASAP Please.
  • ORANGE RIBBONS WILL BE ON THE RIGHT WHERE TO TURN IN. GO DOWN the trail 50ft then turning left PINK RIBBONS .
  • This trail will take you over to the Old Salmon Falls Parking lot aid station.
  • Runners, when RETURNING to the finish, you are REQUIRED to return the same way you came out.
  • ATTENTION - BE VERY CAREFUL WHEN ON SALMON FALLS RD/WATCH OUT FOR THE CARS.

Regular Course route if normal conditions in creeks.

  • 50k Out & back. PINK RIBBONS , Turnaround at the Browns Ravine aid station. Five aid stations along the course, two water stops. There is a portapottie within 100 yards WEST of the aid station.
  • 22 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.
    • 13 milers follow PINK RIBBONS
    • You will hit the aid station twice in the Old Salmon Falls parking lot going out mile 4 & returning mile 9 to the finish.
    • 13 milers, at mile 6 you will turn Left off of the Browns Ravine Trail onto the Monta Vista Trail. Run a one mile counterclockwise Loop.
    • Now Follow RED RIBBONS for one mile.
    • Return to the Browns Ravine Trail & Monta Vista Trail intersection turning Right at mile 7 back onto the Browns Ravine Trail returning to the Finish following PINK RIBBONS .
  • 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, 22Mi, 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, 22mi, 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 & 22 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 22 milers.
  • Attention: At the 22 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 & 22 mile runners. 50k runners will pass through the Fitch Way aid station twice. Turnaround for the 22 milers. Drop bags will be picked up the morning of the race at the start delivered to the Fitch Way aid station.
  • 50k & 22 milers - when you are done with the Fitch Way aid station, we will return your drop bags to the START/FINISH ASAP.
  • 50k & 22 milers - you may drive over to the Fitch Way aid station to pick up your drop bag. Please refer to driving directions from the start/finish 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.

    Entry Fees:

    • $75 /50K
    • $65 /22mi
    • $55 /18mi
    • $50 /13.1mi
    • $45 /8mi
    • $40 /10k
    • $35 /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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      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, 22 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.

      22 milers & 50k runners/ Crews Fitch Way aid station. Drop bag location & turn around for the 22 milers. DROP BAGS 50k & 22 MILERS at FITCH WAY AID STATION/PICKED UP AT START BEFORE RACE STARTS. 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.

      Runners: Bring chairs. There are no benches or other seating at the start/finish.

February 2, 2019
South Hills Single Track Trail Run
 
South Hills Single Track Trail Run
Morgan Hill, CA
February 2, 2019

Distances:
5k    10k    9mi    13 mi   
 
8:00 AM Start    All distances.
75 runner limit.
3 ½ hour time limit.
 
Attention out of town runners: recommended hotel accommodations.
  • Wyndham Garden San Jose Silicon Valley 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.

35 CARS limit. Please carpool but not required.

ATTENTION ALL RUNNERS are to park in the BACK OVERFLOW PARKING LOT FOR THIS EVENT, NOT IN THE MAIN FRONT PARKING LOT.

Trail Images:   Click Here for images of the trail

One fully stocked aid station

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 only. 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

  • 6:45 am parking will be available in the back overflow parking lot at Rancho Canada del Oro Open Space Preserve on Casa Loma Rd. The overflow parking lot is 0.1 miles passed the main paved parking lot on the left. Runners please park & walk over to the main parking lot for runner check in & start of race.
  • 7:00 am runner check in opens in the main parking lot at Rancho Canada del Oro Open Space Preserve.
  • 7:50 am Trail briefing.
  • 8:00 am all distances start 13Mi, 9Mi, 10k, 5k.
    Bib Colors
  • Black bibs - 1.5 miles, 5k
  • Red bibs - 10k
  • Red bibs - 9 miles
  • Yellow bibs - Half Marathon
    Course
  • 5k runners
    OUT & BACK COURSE follow Yellow Ribbons & 5k signs up to the 2nd green gate. LOTS OF YELLOW RIBBONS WILL INDICATE EXACTLY WHERE TO TURN AROUND. No aid station on the course. Finish line is the start/finish in the main parking lot.
  • 10k runners follow Orange Ribbons & 10k signs. One OUT 3.1 miles & BACK following ORANGE RIBBONS up to the aid station located at the intersection at Mayfair & Longwall Trails. Turn around & return directly to the start/finish. You are DONE. No aid station on the course. Finish line is the start/finish in the main parking lot.
  • 9 mile runners First run the entire 10k course return to the start/finish. Then go back out and run the 5k Course. Return to the start finish you are done.
  • 13.1 milers
    REPEAT two OUT 3.27 miles & BACK following Pink Ribbons on the Mayfair Ranch Trail running up passed the aid station located at the intersection of Mayfair & Longwall Trails. 13 milers, after reaching the aid station, run up the Longwall Trail 0.2 miles until POSTED TURN AROUND LOCATION. Red Ribbons will indicate exactly where to turn around. Then return to the start finish & then go back out a 2nd time REPEATING the course you just ran one last time. 13 mile runners, there will be an aid station at 3.1 miles out & at the start finish. One aid station in the parking lot at the Start/Finish. The Finish is at the Aid Station in the main parking lot.

Entry Fees:   

  • $50 Half Marathon
  • $45 9 miles
  • $40 10k
  • $35 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.

February 16, 2019
Marshall Gold Discovery Run
  
 
Marshall Gold Discovery Run
Coloma, CA
February 16, 2019
Distances:    Half Marathon    10k    5 k
 
8:30 AM - all distances start   7:45 AM - check-in opens     7:30 AM - North Beach parking lot opens.     
Time limit: 4 hours.
For this event only: we will be handing out very fine medals instead of our usual certificates. We hope you like them.
To see trail maps, click on the milage buttons above. However, there are no maps yet.
Elevations: for the 10k run, the elevation gain is 361 feet.
Check this link for: Strava Data for the 10k run.
 
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with aid stations.

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.
$8 parking fee is required per vehicle. DRIVERS/RUNNERS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR SELF PAY IF NO ATTENDANT IS AVAILABLE. Carpooling is encouraged.

Trail Briefing - The START

7:30 am North Beach parking lot opens.
7:45 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
8:50 am Trail briefing at the start/finish.
9:00 am start of race - 4 hour time limit

Trail Briefing

  • ALL runners for the first mile follow BLUE RIBBONS up to the Monument.
  • ALL runners enter onto the Monroe Trail and then follow the designated ribbon colors.
  • 5k runners YELLOW RIBBONS TO FINISH. DONE
  • 13Mi, 10k runners will follow PINK RIBBONS running a CLOCKWISE LOOP returning back up to the Monument aid station.
  • 13Mi, 10k runners run back down to the start/finish following BLUE RIBBONS .
  • 13Mi, 10k runners continue running in the same direction now following RED RIBBONS for 0.5 miles up the fire road to the water stop turnaround and return directly to the the start/finish. 10k runners are DONE.
  • 13 mile rrunners turnaround at the start/finish aid station now run two consecutive counterclockwise loops 3.1 miles following ORANGE RIBBONS .
  • 13 milers after completing the two loops continue running in a counterclockwise direction again following ORANGE RIBBONS up the Monroe Trail and run approximentally half the loop previously run the last two loops.
  • 13 milers running up the Monroe Trail in a counterclockwise direction following ORANGE RIBBONS turn LEFT at the water stop onto the fire road.
  • 13 milers now run down the fire road 0.5 miles following RED RIBBONS to the FINISH. DONE

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

Course Discription
Start/Finish location: The Monroe Orchard directly across from the North Beach parking lot which is the WEST END of the park. The Start/Finish will be directly across from where runner check in is & refreshments after the run in the North Beach parking lot. 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 - 8:30 am to 12:30 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

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: $55 /Half Marathon    $45 /10k  $40 /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.

March 2, 2019
Sanborn Park Trail Challenge
Special Military Discount $25 for any race.
 
Sanborn Park Trail Challenge
Saratoga
March 2, 2019
 
Military Discount Day - all events $25 - see below on how to get your discount
Distances:   Half Marathon    8.5 m    4.2 m
Note: Sanbord Road is closed during the week BUT is open on Saturday and Sunday.
8:30am All distances
5 hour time limit
 
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with aid stations.

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: 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 - 8.5 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, 8.5 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 PO Box 20952 San Jose CA 95160

Aid stations: 2 fully stocked aid stations for the all distances runs.

Course Description

  1. All Distances first run the 4.2 mile course running in a Counterclockwise direction. After the one Loop, the 4.2 Milers are done.
  2. 8.5 & 13 milers go back out and reverse the course/Loop just ran. Now running the 4.2 mile loop in a clockwise direction. After the completion of the 2nd Loop returning to the start finish the 8.5 milers are done.
  3. 13 milers go back out for a 3rd Time repeating the first Loop run running the 4.2 mile loop in a counterclockwise direction returning to the finish there Done.

Directions:   See directions for Sanborn Park

Parking:  $6.00 per car.

Entry Fees: $55 /Half Marathon    $45 /8.5 mi   $40 /4.2 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.

March 16, 2019
Folsom Lake South Side Trail Run
ALERT     Event is on, Rain or Shine
 
Folsom Lake South Side Trail Run
Folsom, CA
March 16, 2019
 
Distances:   38 mi   50 K   21 mi   13.1 mi   10 K   10 K
8:00 AM - all distances start.     9 hour time limit.
 
Note: You can pickup your race packet on race day.
 
Rain or Shine
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with 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. 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.
  9. The entrance to the park is 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. The Start/Finish is Folsom Point/Dyke 8 off of East Notama in Folsom CA.

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
  • Old Salmon Falls 3rd aid station - 15.5 Mi - Turnaround for 50k

Trial Briefing.

38 Miles - I don't have one for this one.

For more information on the trails used for this run, check out the Strava profiles listed below:

  1. 50k (Short)
  2. 21 Miles
  3. 13.1 Miles
  4. 10k (Long)
  5. 5k (Long)

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
  1. Race starts: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm - 9 hour time limit. The rangers will want us out prior to dark.
  2. Attention all aid stations will remain open until the last runner comes in. If the runner does not meet the cutoff time the runner may be driven back to the start.
  3. 12:30 PM - 38 MILE RUNNERS SRA Parking lot aid station/Old Salmon Falls parking lot MILE 19. Turn Around for the 38 milers.
  4. 12:30 PM - 50k RUNNERS Salmon Falls parking lot aid station. 15.5 miles to FINISH.
  5. 1:00 PM - 38 MILE RUNNERS Salmon Falls parking lot aid station. 15.5 miles to FINISH.
  6. 3:00 PM - ALL RUNNERS/Planeta Way aid station. 6.5 miles to FINISH
  7. 4:00 PM - ALL RUNNERS/Browns Ravine aid station. 3.5 miles to FINISH.
  8. 5:00 PM - 9 HOUR TIME LIMIT. ALL RUNNERS FINISHED at Folsom Point. Race is OFFICIALLY OVER.

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 Planeta Way - Aid Station 2. I will have a SIGN POSTED at Aid Station 2 with a arrow directing you.

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 38mi, 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: 38 mi, 50k, 21Mi, 13Mi, 10k.

Out & Back Courses 38 mi, 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.

38 MILERS: >Orange Ribbons at AID STATION 3

38 milers & 50k course is now a out & back. Pink Ribbons to the aid station. 50k runners turn around at the Old Salmon Falls parking lot aid station. OUT & BACK.

38 milers Orange Ribbons at AID STATION 3, mile 15.5. After leaving aid station 3 at Old Salmon Falls parking lot, you will follow Orange Ribbons out & back section.
38 milers: you will run out to the SRA parking lot aid station TURN AROUND & return to the Old Salmon Falls parking lot aid station 3.
38 milers: you will now follow the Pink Ribbons back to the FINISH, running the 50k course. 38 milers run through the Old Salmon Falls aid station now following Orange Ribbons out & back section to the end of the Sweet Water Trail to the aid station located in the SRA parking lot. 38 milers turnaround at the aid station return to the Old Salmon Falls parking aid station & return to following Pink Ribbons back to the finish at Folsom Point.

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.

38 milers CONTINUE. Now follow Orange Ribbons. The out & back section to turn around at the SRA parking lot aid station.

Aid Station 4 is the 38 mile TURNAROUND location. The aid station is located in the SALMON FALLS parking lot where our SWEET WATER TRAIL RUN starts & finishes.

38 milers after returning to the Old Salmon Falls aid station go back to Pink Ribbons just as the 50k runners did.

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:
  • $80 /38 mi
  • $75 /50K
  • $60 /21mi
  • $50 /13.1mi
  • $40 /10K
  • $35 /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.

April 6, 2019
King Richard Annual Trail Run - Santa Teresa County Park
 
King Richard Annual Trail Run - Santa Teresa County Park
San Jose, CA
April 6, 2019


Distances:    Half Marathon    10 k    5 k mi
8:45 AM - all distances start   7:30 AM - park opens
 
To see trail maps, click on the milage buttons above.
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with 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

7:30 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

Note: RUNNERS please CLOSE ALL CATTLE GATES YOU OPEN during event. THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT REQUEST FROM RANGERS.

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
  • $45 /10k
  • $55 /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.

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April 13, 2019
Placerville Path Run
ALERT     EVENT IS ON RAIN OR SHINE.
 
Placerville Path Run
Placerville, CA
April 13, 2019
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with aid stations.

Distances:    Half Marathon    10 k    5 k
8:00 AM - all distances start   7:00 AM - check-in opens     Time limit: 5 hours.
 
To see trail maps, click on the milage buttons above.

Direction to the Placerville Path Run
Placerville, CA

Directions traveling East on Hwy 50

  • Exit 47 Broadway.
  • Turn LEFT at stop sign onto Broadway. McDonalds is on the right. Starbucks a little further up Broadway on the RIGHT in the same strip mall.
  • Turn right at 4 way stop sign Main St drive under Hwy 50.
  • Left onto Mosquito Rd.
  • Placerville Station will be immediately on your left.

Directions traveling West on Hwy 50.

  • Exit 47 Mosquito Rd/Main St.
  • Turn right onto Mosquito Rd.
  • Turn right at 4 way stop sign Main St drive under Hwy 50.
  • Placerville Station will be immediately on your left.

Parking

  • PARKING ATTENDANTS NEEDED
  • FIRST, please have the runners park in the lower dirt parking lot fill that lot if needed.
  • If needed we will be allowed to use the EID parking lot next to the Placerville Station on the same side of Mosquito Rd above the Placerville 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.

      • Wildlife/Weather please watch out for these animals.
      • Rattle Snakes.
      • Bears
      • Mountain Lions
      • Wolverines
      • Thunder showers and hail
        • How to deal with ticks. There are a few easy things to do which can help prevent tick bites:
        • apply permethrin insect repellent to shoes and clothing
        • use deet repellent
        • check for ticks thoroughly after running
        • look for the circular expanding rash, sometimes looking like a bulls-eye, which occurs 2-10 days after a tick byte with lyme infection

      Course Description

      For more information on the trails used for this run, check out the Strava profiles listed below:

      1. Half Marathon
      2. 10k
      3. 5k

      Courses start & finish in beautiful historic Placerville CA. The Placerville path is surrounded with beautiful oak trees, rolling hills, and incredible views.
      Start/Finish Runner check in Placerville CA Park & Ride Bus/Transit Station 2984 Mosquito Rd zip: 95667 on the corner of Clay St. GPS: 38:43:58 N - 120:47:23 W 102 EAST Placerville CA
      Lots of parking available for free. Runners please park in the dirt parking lot.
      Bathrooms available.

      Check In

      • 7:00 am runner check in.
      • 7:45 am Trail briefing.
      • ATTENTION 13 milers, in the beginning, when running up to Mosquito Rd, please use CAUTION. You will have TWO road crossings.
      • 8:00 am All runners start

      The Start/Finish

      • Start on Mosquito Rd on the bike path. All distances FINISH on the bike path at Mosquito Rd.
      • ATTENTION ALL RUNNERS - the FINISH LINE will be East just prior to Mosquito Rd. We do not want runners running across Mosquito Rd at the FINISH. We want to avoid any accidents on Mosquito Rd.
      • Five hour TIME LIMIT 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.

      Bibs

      • 13 miler - Yellow Bibs
      • 10k - Red Bibs
      • 5k - Black bibs

      Aid Stations

      • 13 milers: - Five aid stations.
      • 10k - Three aid stations.
      • 5k - One aid station.

      Trail Briefing

      All courses are out & back on the Placerville bike, running, and walking paths.

      • 13 milers run pass the 3rd aid station at Halcon Rd until 13 mile turnaround indicated by Red Ribbons approximately 0.5 miles passed the 3rd aid station. This sign will alert the 13 milers exactly where to Turnaround. Then return to finish. The 13 milers will run to the very end of the El Dorado Trail up in Camino. The El Dorado Trail DEAD ENDS into a chain link fence with RED RIBBONS at the TURNAROUND. 13 mile runners will be REQUIRED to touch the chain link fence at TURNAROUND & inform AID STATION 3 STAFF. ALSO finish line staff how many RIBBONS WERE ATTACHED TO THE FENCE to verify they ran the entire course. Thx Runners.
      • 10k - Turn Around at the second aid station. A sign will be POSTED - 10k Turn Around.
      • 5k - Turn Around at the first aid station. A sign will be POSTED - 5k Turn Around.
      • 5k - runners will run out 1.5 miles to the first aid station & fly back down to the finish.
      • The 13 milers & 10k runners will cross over Hwy 50 on a beautiful bridge & encounter some nice country. The 13 milers will truly experience running in the breathtaking foothills & enter into the mountains of Camino CA. All runners will experience running downhill to the finish having lots of fun riding your sleigh into the finish line.
      • The Placerville path East of Mosquito Rd which the runners will use heads up & up a gradual climb. The path is paved until approximentally mile 5 but dirt is available in most areas to run on along the side of the path.
      • All runners will FOLLOW PINK RIBBONS.
      • ATTENTION 13 milers & 10k runners you will have some road crossing & briefly run on the roads please use CAUTION.
      • Runners, please be considerate of other path users. Walkers & strollers are allowed for event.

      Crew Briefing

      ATTENTION Crew info only applies to 13 milers & 10k runners.

      • Crew parking for the day along the course.Please always park in a safe location &anp; respect the neighborhoods.
      • Crews you will easily beat your runner to all locations please drive safely.
      • Bathrooms are available at the first location you will see your runner.
      • 13 mile crews a gas station with a bathroom is on Camino Heights Dr on your left.
      • Crews may aid there runner along the course with any supplies.
      • NO PACERS, NO MULING

      • Driving directions from the start Placerville Station on Mosquito Rd.
      • El Dorado Trail parking lot located on Camellia Ln off of Jacquier RD approximentally mile 2.

      • Turn RIGHT onto Main St drive under freeway.
      • Turn LEFT at stop sign onto Broadway EAST.Drive up Broadway 2/10 of a mile.
      • Turn LEFT at stop sign onto Schnell Rd immediate RIGHT EAST onto Hwy 50 up.
      • Get off at next exit 49 Smith Flat/Newton Rd/Point View.
      • Turn LEFT at stop sign go under freeway onto Jacquire Rd/Apple Hill ATTENTION WATCH OUT FOR RUNNERS.
      • Turn RIGHT onto Camellia Ln WATCH OUT FOR RUNNERS.
      • Turn LEFT into parking lot.
      • 10k crews stay in the parking lot you can see your runner there twice going out then returning to the finish.
      • 10k crews after you have seen your runner twice return to Hwy 50 turning WEST down to the finish.
      • Returning to the FINISH on Mosquito Rd.
      • Drive back to Hwy 50 turn RIGHT WEST down to the finish
      • To finish exit 47 onto Mosquito Rd/Main St.
      • Turn RIGHT onto Mosquito Rd 2984 Mosquito Rd Placerville Station.

      • 13 mile crews after seeing your runner you may then see your runner next up in Camino in two different locations twice.
      • 13 mile crews return to Hwy 50 drive under freeway turn LEFT onto Hwy 50 up.
      • 13 mile crews driving EAST up Hwy 50 get off at Camino Heights Dr. Stay on Camino Heights Dr 2/10 mile.
      • Turn LEFT onto Verde Robles Dr. Drive 1/10 of a mile you will quickly see the trail crossing the road.
      • Please park in a safe location prior to the trail. ATTENTION you can see your runner twice running up then down.
      • 13 mile crews next location to see your runner further up the course. You can see your runner there twice running out to the turn around then running back down to the finish.
      • Drive back up Verde Robles Dr. Take immediate RIGHT onto Monte Vista.
      • Turn RIGHT onto Camino Hills Rd.
      • Turn RIGHT onto Halcon Rd. You will quickly see the trail. Please park prior to the trail. You will see your runner there twice.
      • 13 mile crews after seeing your runner twice at this location you may reverse the process coming out following your runner.
      • Remember, you may see your runner again twice while they are returning to the finish. To Verde Robles Dr.
      • Turn LEFT onto Camino Hills Rd.
      • Turn LEFT onto Monte Vista Rd.
      • Turn LEFT onto Verde Robles Dr/PARK. After seeing your runner again then to next location.
      • Return to Hwy 50
      • Drive up Verde Robles Dr.
      • Turn RIGHT onto Camino Heights Dr.
      • ATTENTION Please use EXTREME CAUTION when turning LEFT WEST onto Hwy 50 watch out for cross traffic.
      • Turn LEFT WEST onto Hwy 50.
      • Drive WEST on Hwy 50.
      • Turn RIGHT onto exit 49 Smith Flat/Newton Rd/Point View Dr returning to the parking lot on Camellia Ln.
      • Please WATCH OUT FOR RUNNERS.

      • Returning to the FINISH on Mosquito Rd.
      • Drive back to Hwy 50 turn RIGHT WEST down to the finish.
      • To finish exit 47 onto Mosquito Rd/Main St.
      • Turn RIGHT onto Mosquito Rd 2984 Mosquito Rd Placerville Station.

      More info about the area.  

      • Food/Gas locations on Broadway located on the other side of Hwy 50 from the Start/Finish.
      • Directions from start/finish.
        • From Mosquito Rd: Turn RIGHT onto Main St drive under Hwy 50.
        • Turn LEFT at stop sign onto Broadway food & gas is available along Broadway up to Schnell Rd.
        • 1200 Broadway Street Mc Donalds Restaurant/In this strip mall there is a Starbucks, Taco Bell & many other stores.
        • Subway is further up on the LEFT with other food options as well.

      Entry Fees:

      • $50 - Half Marathon
      • $40 - 10k
      • $35 - 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.

April 27, 2019
Sierra Azul Trail Challenge

 
Sierra Azul Trail Challenge
Los Gatos, CA
April 27, 2019
Note: There Are A Limited Number Of Registrations:
Alert: As of Thursday, April 26 registration is closed.

Note: Volunteers Needed to help with aid stations.

 
Distances: 50k    26 mi    18 mi    Half Marathon    10 k    5 ki
8:00 AM - All Distances start.     9 hour time limit.
 
Elevations 50k:   Elevations50k
 
Elevations 18 Mile:   Elevations 18 mile
 
Elevations 5k 10k 13.1 mile and Marathon:   Elevations 5k 10k 13.1m 26.2m
 
 
Trail Images:   Images of the trail

Location: The Park Entrance to park and catch the shuttle is located at the Hacienda entrance to Quicksilver Park. The google map address is 21785 Almaden Rd, San Jose, CA 95120. Notable landmarks near the parking lot: New Almaden and you pass by the New Almaden Quicksilver Museum.

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. While these are directions to the start, there is no parking there. Please proceed to the Hacienda entrance to catch the shuttle to the race start. 21785 Almaden Rd, San Jose, CA 95120

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. 21785 Almaden Rd, San Jose, CA 95120

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(s) and a driver(s) 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. 21785 Almaden Rd, San Jose, CA 95120. 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. Exact Change.
  2. Woods parking lot will open at 6:15 am race morning. It is directly across from the Start/Finish at the intersection of Hicks Rd & Mt Umunhum Rd.
  3. The Woods parking lot is RESERVED for 13 cars. First priority 50k runners, then MARATHONERS then 18.8Mi, then 13 milers if there is still space.
  4. Runners that will be allowed to park in the Woods parking lot will be emailed notifying them on Thursday around 7:30 pm.
    Schedule
  1. 6:00 am Almaden Quicksilver Park, the Hacienda parking lot entrance in New Almaden, the parking lot will open at 6:00 am. Parking at the Hacienda entrance for riding the shuttle. RUNNERS ARE REQUIRED TO PARK IN THE BACK OVERFLOW Parking lot.
  2. 6:15 am will be open at the Start/Finish, the Sierra Azul parking lot, the Woods Trail Head at Hicks Rd & Mt Umunhum Rd.
  3. 6:30 am at the Start/Finish, Runner Check in will be open.
  4. We will be set up at a picnic table inside the Hacienda parking lot. Please make sure you check in.
  5. You will receive your bib number/pins at the start along with the T-shirt if you paid for a shirt.

The SHUTTLE IS A 15 person shuttle. Runners have first PRIORITY over Family or Friends that want a ride up. We will also have 2 ADDITIONAL vehicles TRANSPORTING RUNNERS UP TO THE START.

Shuttle Schedule: Departure time. 15 runners per. There are two shuttles. Emails have been sent assigning runners to shuttles. If you did not get an email, please email: evecay91@gmail.com

  • 6:00 am FIRST SHUTTLES.Leaves.
  • 6:20 am 2nd SHUTTLE.
  • 6:40 am 3rd SHUTTLE.
  • 7:00 am 4th SHUTTLE.
  • 7:20 am 5th SHUTTLE.

You will be notified by email with your shuttle time by email on Thursday by 12:00 a.m.
Shuttle ROUND TRIP 20 minutes. Five minute loading time at the Hacienda parking lot.
The earliest times are alloted to the most recent sign-ups. If the shuttle departure time imposes an unreasonable hardship, let us know in advance and we will make it work for you. Last minute accomodations can be worked out. Contact: Troy Limb at (530) 409-2989.

  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 their 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.

Cutoff times:

  • All distances start at 8:00 am Race is over at 6:00 pm - 10 hour time limit.
  • All times listed below refer to when a runner must be out of that aid station moving forward.
  • Marathon Cutoff times & time limit 10 hours.
  • 10:30 am CUTOFF TIME - Marathon Woods Trail aid station Turnaround mile 6.5 located at the intersection of the Woods Trail, Kennedy & Limekiln Trail.
  • 1:00 pm CUTOFF TIME - Marathon Start/Finish Turnaround to go back out/REPEAT OUT & BACK.
  • 3:30 pm CUTOFF TIME - Marathon - Woods Trail aid station Turnaround mile 19.5 located at the intersection of the Woods Trail, Kennedy & Limekiln Trail.
  • 6:00 pm at the FINISH/Race is officially over 10 hour time limit.
  • 50k cutoff times in sequence.
  • 10:00 am Mile 6.5 - Woods Trail Aid Station at the intersection of Woods,Kennedy & Limekiln Trails.
  • 11:00 am Mile 11.7 - Kennedy Aid Station Turnaround for 50k.
  • 12:30 pm Mile 16.9 - Priest Rock & Limekiln aid station first time out. Now run a 4.6 mile clockwise loop returning to aid station.
  • 2:30 pm Mile 21.5 - Priest Rock & Limekiln aid station 2nd time out.
  • 4:00 pm Mile 24.5 - Woods Trail aid station 6.5 miles to FINISH located at the intersection of the Woods Kennedy & Limekiln Trails.
  • 6:00 pm at the FINISH - Race is officially over 10 hour time limit.
  • The course will be marked with ribbons on clothes pins, 8x11 signs with distances and direction arrows.

    • Yellow Bibs: 50k and 18.8 mi
    • Red Bibs: Half Marathon and Full Marathon
    • Black Bibs: 10k and 5k

    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.

    Marathon

    • Out & back on the Woods Trail - twice
    • 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 and Marthoners
    • Reverse course back to the finish. Then Out and Back again.

    13.1 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.
    • 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:

    • $90 for the 50k
    • $80 for the Marathon
    • $65 for the 18.8 miles
    • $50 for the Half Marathon
    • $40 for the 10k
    • $35 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 4, 2019
Folsom Lake Falcon Crest Trail Run
  
 
Folsom Lake Falcon Crest Trail Run
El Dorado Hills, CA
May 4, 2019
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.
 
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with aid stations.

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.

Bib Colors

  • Half Marathon: Yellow bibs
  • 8 milers: Red bibs
  • 10k, 5k: Black bibs

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.
13 milers after leaving the New York Creek aid station, you will turn right onto the Browns Ravine Trail and run 2.5 miles. At mile 12.4 turn right onto the Monta Vista Trail following PINK RIBBONS 0.6 miles 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: $50 /Half Marathon   $45 /8 Miles    $40 /10K   $35 /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 11, 2019
Carina Kool Trail Marathon at Sly Park
 
Carina Kool Trail Marathon at Sly Park
Pollock Pines, CA
May 11, 2019

Distances:    Marathon
8:00 AM start       Time limit 9 hours
  
This is a timed event.
This event held under special use permit with the Eldorado National Forest
 
To see trail map, click on the milage button 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 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.

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
  • Distance: Marathon
  • 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 26.2 mile counterclockwise around the lake on the hiking trail. Two aid stations. Orange ribbons, signs, gypsum arrows.
  • 2nd loop 26.2 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.

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 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.

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.

  • Wildlife/Weather please watch out for these animals.
  • Rattle Snakes.
  • Bears
  • Mountain Lions
  • Wolverines
  • Thunder showers and hail
    • How to deal with ticks. There are a few easy things to do which can help prevent tick bites:
    • apply permethrin insect repellent to shoes and clothing
    • use deet repellent
    • check for ticks thoroughly after running
    • look for the circular expanding rash, sometimes looking like a bulls-eye, which occurs 2-10 days after a tick byte with lyme infection

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.

CREW INFO:

  • There is a $12 fee for a vehicle to drive into Sly Park Lake.
  • The Start/Finish is directly across the street from Sly Park Outdoor Educational School. All concerned, use EXTREME CAUTION when walking across Sly Park Road walking over to the start & after the run returning to the school. Parents must be with their children when crossing Sly Park Rd at all times.
  • If any runners DROPS/CHANGES DISTANCES, please ADVISE ALL STAFF YOU ENCOUNTER immediately.
  • Runners NO MULING or friends running with you not registered for the event. If rules are not respected this will result in a DNF.
  • Crews are only allowed to assist their runners at the two designated aid stations.
  • Pacers are only allowed for the 50 milers. Pacers maybe picked up starting at mile 35.5 at the Fleming Meadows aid station for the last clockwise loop. A pacer may also run with their runner to the finish. You may only have one pacer at a time. Pacers may be only picked up at the Fleming Meadows aid station.
  • There is a very nice Safeway located in Pollock Pines on Sly Park Rd & Pony Express Dr. The Safeway is located on the North West side of Hwy 50. Bathrooms coffee & food.
  • There are bathrooms located at the start/finish in the Bumpy Meadows Parking Area across the street from the Fleming Meadows aid station & over at Sly Park Lake for anyone that drives into Sly Park Lake.
  • Drop bags one location the Fleming Meadows Trail Head aid station for 50Mi, 38Mi, 50K runners. Drop bags will be taken back to the finish line during the race & after the race. Runners/Crews are more then welcome to come to the aid station and get there drop bags.
  • DIRECTIONS to the two aid stations from the start/finish.
  • Crews may see there runners at the Fleming Meadows aid station & the Hazel Creek aid station.
  • Leaving from the start/finish Sly Park Outdoor Educational School.
  • To Fleming Meadows aid station you will easily beat your runner there please drive safely.
  • Turn left onto Sly Park Road towards Hwy 50 drive for a few minutes. Turn right onto Mormon Emigrant Trail Road drive passed the 2nd dam & immediately find some parking. The aid station will be on the right just down the trail 20 yards before the Bumpy Meadows Parking Area which will be on your left.
  • Parking for the Fleming Meadows aid station. You may park on the side of Mormon Emigrant Trail Road also there is paid parking in the Bumpy Meadows Parking Area. Crews use CAUTION while walking on or crossing Mormon Emigrant Trail Rd. There is a additional free parking lot on the left after the Bumpy Meadows Parking Area.
  • DIRECTIONS to the Hazel Creek aid station.
  • Drive back to Sly Park Road turn right onto Sly Park Road towards Hwy 50. Drive 0.1 miles, turn right into the entrance to Sly Park Lake. Get a map & you will want to drive to the very back of the lake to the Hazel Creek Area aid station.
  • Returning back to the Fleming Meadows aid station just reverse the process.
  • Directions to the start/finish from the Fleming Meadows aid station. Return to Sly Park Road. Turn left onto Sly Park Rd drive for a few minutes on Sly Park Rd. Sly Park Outdoor Educational School will be on the right.
  • Spectators/Crews may see there runners at both aid stations. If spectators/crews want to drive into Sly Park Lake to see their runner at the Hazel Creek aid station, it's a $12 fee to gain vehicle access into Sly Park Lake. You can pay at the park entrance & ask for directions back to parking for the Hazel Creek aid station. Please park prior to the aid station on the right or passed the aid station by the bathrooms on the right.

Entry Fees:  

$80 /Trail Marathon
May 11, 2019
Trail Run at Sly Park
 
Trail Run at Sly Park
Pollock Pines, CA
May 11, 2019

Distances:    50k    18 mi    Half    8.5m    10k    5k
8:00 AM start - All Distances     Time limit: 9 hours.
  
This is a timed event.
This event held under special use permit with the Eldorado National Forest
 
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 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.

  • Course description.
  • 50k Course info
    • 8.5 mile 1st Loop PINK RIBBONS Counter Clockwise Loop.
    • 9.5 mile 2nd Loop ORANGE RIBBONS - Counter Clockwise Loop.
    • After completing the 2nd Loop you will be at mile 18.
    • 12:45 pm Cutoff Time Mile 18.
    • 9.5 mile 3rd Loop ORANGE RIBBONS. At the start/finish you will turnaround & reverse the course you just ran. You will run this Loop in a Clockwise direction following ORANGE RIBBONS. After your 3rd Loop you will be at mile 27.5.
    • 3:30 pm Cutoff Time Mile 27.5.
    • 50k runners will now run 2 different Out & backs; then you are done.
    • First out & back. Follow Gypsum markers/arrows.
    • Leaving the Start/Finish, you will run South/West over the spillway on the footbridge to the road crossing intersection of Sly Park Rd & Mormon Emigrant Rd, then turn around returning to the Finish.
    • Second out & back. Follow Gypsum markers/arrows.
    • Leaving the Start/Finish you will run North/West down to the switchback horse trail. Climb up to the top to Mormon Emigrant Rd, then turn around returning to the Finish. You are done.
  • 18 mile - 2 loops
  • Half Marathon - 1 loop then a 5k out and back.
  • 8.5 mile - 1 loop counter clockwise PINK RIBBONS
  • 10k - 1 loop.
      99% single track trail, some technical sections, ups & downs nothing drastic, most of the 10k course parraelles the South East side of Sly Park Lake. The course is absolutely beautiful running along the lake & in the pine trees is a pleasure you will truly enjoy.
    • 10k course is a out & back course following PINK RIBBONS.
    • NO AID STATIONS. 10k runners you are encouraged to carry some water but not required.
    • 10k runners immediately TURNAROUND after crossing over Park Creek bridge/Park Creek.
    • Park Creek bridge is located in the back the very East end of Sly Park Lake.
    • RED RIBBONS will ALERT 10k runners where to turnaround and return to the start/finish, running the exact course back to the finish that you ran out to Park Creek bridge/Park Creek on.
  • 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, 18 mi, 8.5 mi, and 5k
  • Elevation: 3,500 ft.

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.

  • Wildlife/Weather please watch out for these animals.
  • Rattle Snakes.
  • Bears
  • Mountain Lions
  • Wolverines
  • Thunder showers and hail
    • How to deal with ticks. There are a few easy things to do which can help prevent tick bites:
    • apply permethrin insect repellent to shoes and clothing
    • use deet repellent
    • check for ticks thoroughly after running
    • look for the circular expanding rash, sometimes looking like a bulls-eye, which occurs 2-10 days after a tick byte with lyme infection

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, 18 mile and 8.5 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, 18 mile, 8.5 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, 18 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.
  • TBA we will be adding a additional 3.5 miles to the 50k course after the 50k runners complete the 3 designated loops around Sly Park Lake.

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:

  • $90 /50k
  • $60 /18mi
  • $50 /Half Marathon
  • $45 /8.5mi
  • $40 /10k
  • $35 /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.
May 19, 2019
King Richard Annual Trail Run - Santa Teresa County Park
 
King Richard Annual Trail Run - Santa Teresa County Park
San Jose, CA
May 19, 2019

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 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

7:30 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

Note: RUNNERS please CLOSE ALL CATTLE GATES YOU OPEN during event. THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT REQUEST FROM RANGERS.

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   
  • $45 /10k   
  • $55 /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.

June 1, 2019
Calero Park Run
 
Calero Park Run
San Jose, CA
June 1, 2019
 
Distances:   5k    10k    15k    13m    25k    50k
8:00 AM All Distances     5:00 PM    Cut-off time.
Cut-off times/time limits:     There is a 8 hour time limit for all races.
Park opens at 7:00 am. Sign-in starts at 7:15 am.
 
Improved 13.1 mile map is being worked on.
 
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with aid stations.

Attention out of town runners: recommended hotel accommodations.
  • Wyndham Garden San Jose Silicon Valley 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
      Runners Do Not Go To the Calero Park boat entrance. Runners, if you can see Calero reservoir, you are the wrong entrance. Drive 0.3 miles South on McKean Road South of Bailey Road turn Right into Calero Park Trail Head entrance. The Calero Park entrance is before Cinnabar Hills Golf Course 0.1 miles North of the golf course.

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.

 

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 and 25k: 8:00 am Start - Trail Briefing: 7:50 am.

    Cutoff times
  • Calero Mile 16/50k Cutoff Time 12:00 pm - Not Enforced.
  • Rancho Aid Station 4th Time OUT 2:20 pm. Enforced, No Exceptions.
  • Calero Mile 28 - Last Time OUT 3:20 pm. Enforced, No Exceptions.
  • Calero 4:00 pm Race is Officially Over - 8 Hour Time Limit.

Bib Colors

There are different color bibs for each distance.
  • 50k: Yellow bibs
  • 16 mile and 13.1 mile Red bibs
  • 9Mi, 10k, 5k: Black bibs

Course Change

  • Course change info 50k and 25k runners.
  • ATTENTION 50k, 25k runners: Troy will be located at the Rancho Canada del Oro aid station directing to insure you stay on course.
  • Travis & his wife Elizabeth will be at the START/FINISH informing you when you return to the START/FINISH.
  • 50k runners can use the 16 mile course map as reference.
  • These 2 distances will first run the Calero 13 miler in its entirety/RETURN TO FINISH.
  • Then the 50k and 25k runners will GO BACK OUT & run the 5k course/ GREEN RIBBONS running a CLOCKWISE LOOP/RETURN to FINISH/ 25k runners are DONE.
  • 50k runners go back out & run the 16 mile course/PINK RIBBONS leading over to the Rancho Canada del Oro aid station parking lot. Then they reverse/Running a COUNTERCLOCKWISE LOOP/ BLUE RIBBONS the 4.2 mile loop previously ran when doing the 13 mile course. The 50k runners return to the Rancho Canada del Oro aid station then follow ORANGE RIBBONS BACK TO THE START/FINISH.
  • 50k runners then go back out & to run the 10k course/ GREEN RIBBONS now running a COUNTERCLOCKWISE LOOP/RETURN TO THE FINISH for the last time you are DONE.

25k 8:00 am Start - Trail Briefing: 7:50 am.

Half Marathon 8:00 am Start -Trail Briefing: 7:50 am.

  • 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.
  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 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 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 West on Casa Loma Road. Rancho Canada del Oro parking lot will be on your left. All runners are required to park in the back overflow parking lot 0.1 miles passed the main parking lot entrance 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:   $35 /5k    $40/10k    $45 /9 mile    $50 /13.1 mile    $55 /25k    $75 /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.

June 8, 2019
Cody Lake Sierra Trail Challenge
ALERT     EVENT IS ON RAIN, SLEET AND ALL THE SNOW.
 
Cody Lake Sierra Trail Challenge
Strawberry, CA
June 8, 2019
ALERT     EVENT IS ON RAIN, SLEET AND ALL THE SNOW.

Distances:    Half Marathon    9mi    10k    5k
8:30 AM - all distances start
 
This event held under special use permit with the Eldorado National Forest
 
To see trail maps, click on the milage buttons above.
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with 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.

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.

  • Wildlife/Weather please watch out for these animals.
  • Rattle Snakes.
  • Bears
  • Mountain Lions
  • Wolverines
  • Thunder showers and hail
    • How to deal with ticks. There are a few easy things to do which can help prevent tick bites:
    • apply permethrin insect repellent to shoes and clothing
    • use deet repellent
    • check for ticks thoroughly after running
    • look for the circular expanding rash, sometimes looking like a bulls-eye, which occurs 2-10 days after a tick byte with lyme infection

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 and 9 milers- 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 - 9 and 13.1 mile

Signs including distances and direction arrows; 8x11 signs connected to 3ft wooden stakes on the side of the trail.

    Course Start/Finish
  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.
    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
    9 mile course description.
  • The 9 miler is a out & back up to Cody Lake.
  • 9 milers follow PINK RIBBONS running pass the the 10k aid station continuing up the trail. The 9 milers run up the trail another 3/10 of a mile still following Pink ribbons then turn RIGHT up to Cody Lake now following Orange ribbons up to Cody Lake running passed the lake another 1/4 to the aid station turnaround. This section is a OUT & BACK SECTION.
  • The 9 mile runners turnaround at the aid station & return to the main trail they originally ran up. The 9 milers turn LEFT returning to the Strawberry Lodge again following Pink ribbons to the finish.
  • The 9 milers will have 5 aid stations.
  • 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:

    • $35 /5k
    • $40 /10k
    • $50 /9mi
    • $55 /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.

July 6, 2019
Lovers Leap of Faith - Strawberry
 
Lovers Leap of Faith - Strawberry
Strawberry, CA
July 6, 2019

2mi    5k    10k    9mi    13.1 mi    18 mi    50k    50 mi
 
5:30 AM start - 50 miles       Time limit: 14 hours
50k Time limit: 10 hours.
8:00 AM start - 18 miles, 13.1 miles, 9 mi, 10k, 5k, and 2 miles
This event held under special use permit with the Eldorado National Forest
 
Click on mileage buttons above for course maps.
Elevations 50k:   Elevations
 
Elevations 18 Mile:   Elevations
Elevations Half Marathon:   Elevations

Directions: See this Google map for Strawberry Lodge on HWY 50 - Race Central

Overall Map for all distances: See this map.

Distances between Aid Stations See the Table of Distances

Parking at Strawberry Lodge: If you are a guest at the Strawberry Lodge, you may Park in front of the Lodge during the event.
If you are just driving to the Strawberry Lodge on race day, please do not park in front of the Lodge. You may Park at either end of the Lodge. Parking on the East side of the Lodge Please park on Strawberry Ln. Parking on the West side of the Lodge there is a dirt parking lot down below. Please park safely

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

  1. Friday 7/6/18 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm runner check in at the Strawberry Lodge. 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. All runners must also check in on Race Morning.
  4. 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.
  5. We encourage runners to stay at the beautiful Strawberry Lodge prior to the race and after.
  6. There will be a food provided after the run. No BBQ this year.
  7. On the day of the event, runners can check in at 6:30 am.
  8. 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.
  9. The main front door will be open & bathrooms will be avialble.
  10. Participants are not allowed to park in front of the Strawberry Lodge unless they are staying at the lodge.
  11. 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.
  12. Runners should please be quiet inside the lodge & outside in the early morning not to disturb the other guest sleeping.

IMPORTANT: If anyone DROPS we need to be informed ASAP, Please Troy: 530 409 2989

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.

    50 mile, 50k
  • 4:30 am runner check in/race day reg inside the Strawberry Lodge. See you whenever you get there.
  • 5:15 am Trail Briefing
  • 5:30 am Start
    18 mile, Half Marathon, 9 mile, 10k, 5k, 2 mile
  • 6:30 am runner check in/race day reg.
  • 7:50 am Trail Briefing
  • 8:00 am Start
    Cutoff times for 50 milers.
  • 7:30 am Negro Flat AS/First time in.
  • 6:30 am Caples Creek aid station.
  • 11:00 am Negro Flat AS/Second Time in.
  • The aid stations Below only pertain to the 50 Milers.
  • 12:30 am Camp Schneider AS/On way to turnaround at PCT.
  • 2:00 pm Camp Schneider AS/On way to Strawberry Lodge.
  • 4:30 pm Strawberry Lodge AS/Mile 40.
  • 4:40 pm Lovers Leap AS
  • 5:45 pm Sayles Canyon AS/Through on way to Turnaround.
  • 6:00 pm Sayles Canyon AS/through on way to Finish at the Strawberry Lodge.
  • 7:15 pm Lovers Leap AS/out on way to Finish at the Strawberry Lodge.
  • 7:30 pm At the Strawberry Lodge/The Race Is Officially Over.

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.

  • Wildlife/Weather please watch out for these animals.
  • Rattle Snakes.
  • Bears
  • Mountain Lions
  • Wolverines
  • Thunder showers and hail
    • How to deal with ticks. There are a few easy things to do which can help prevent tick bites:
    • apply permethrin insect repellent to shoes and clothing
    • use deet repellent
    • check for ticks thoroughly after running
    • look for the circular expanding rash, sometimes looking like a bulls-eye, which occurs 2-10 days after a tick byte with lyme infection

Bib colors:

  • Yellow bibs - 50 milers, 50krunners.
  • Red bibs - 18 miler, 13.1 mile runners.
  • Black bibs - 9 mile, 10k, 5k, and 2 milers 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 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
  • 2 mile course Red RIBBONS out and back first aid station - LoversLeap Aid Station

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.
50mi, 50k & 18 mile Runners should carry 2 Water bottles and at every aid station fill a camelback up.

50 milers and 50k runners
50mi, 50k Runners/Regarding the Caples Loop. After leaving the second aid station the Caples Creek aid station, please make sure you have filled up your water bottles & camelback if you choose to bring one. The Caples Loop is a tough one & the 1.3 mile climb back up to the Negro Flat aid station is tough and exposed.

    50mi, 50k Sections of the course with NO RIBBONS.
  • At approximately mile 1.6 to 2.5 No Ribbons. Just keep climbing up.
  • At approximately mile 6 to 7 No Ribbons just before the Negro Flat aid station.
  • At approximately mile 21.5 No Ribbons until approximately mile 23.
  • 50 Milers - No Ribbons from approximately mile 23 to 25.1

Cell phones work on much of the course.
The Course is very technical in some sections. Please run safely.

6:50 am Runner Check inside the Strawberry Lodge for the 18mi, 13mi, 9mi, 10k, 5k, 2mi

All the distances that start at 8:00am

  • Attention 18 Milers No Ribbon sections
    • At Mile 1.6 to 2.5 No Ribbons. Just keep climbing up.
    • At Mile 6 to 7 just before the Negro Flat aid station.
    • At Mile 9 to Approximately Mile 11, No Ribbons. Pink Ribbons start again at the Strawberry Creek Trail heading down to the Strawberry Lodge.
    18mi, 13mi, 9mi, 10k, 5k, 2 milers
  • Red Ribbons mark the first 1.2 Miles of the course leading over to the Lovers Leap aid station.
  • Red Ribbons. All runners will run together for approximately the first mile Following Red Ribbons.
  • At approximately 1 Mile, you will reach a "T" Intersection running on a dirt road.
  • 18 Milers will Now Turn RIGHT & Start to Follow Pink Ribbons for the entirety of the run until reaching Mile 17 at the Lovers Leap aid station.
  • 18 Milers now Follow Red Ribbons back to the Strawberry Lodge for your Finish.
    13.2, 9 milers, 10k, 5k, 2 milers
  • At "T" intersection - Turn LEFT & continue to follow the Red Ribbons over to the Lovers Leap aid station & Trail Head leading up to Lovers Leap.
    2 Milers Out & Back Course.
  • 2 milers turnaround at Lovers Leap aid station & return to the Strawberry Lodge Follow Red Ribbons.
    13mi, 9mi, 10k, 5k Out & Back Courses.
  • 13mi, 9mi, 10k, 5k after following Red Ribbons over to the Lovers Leap aid station & Lovers Leap Trail Head at approximately mile 1.2. You now Start to Follow Orange Ribbons up Lovers Leap.
  • 5k runners you will run up Lovers Leap & Turnaround at Green Ribbons & Signs will be Posted - 5k Turnaround.
  • 10k runners you will run up & over Lovers Leap & Turnaround at Blue Ribbons & Signs will be Posted - 10k Turnaround.
  • 9 Milers you will run up & over Lovers Leap & Turnaround at the Sayles Canyon aid station. A Sign is Posted - 9 Mile Turnaround.
  • 13 milers you will run up & over Lovers Leap. You will run passed the Sayles Canyon aid station approximately 2 miles & Turnaround. 2 Signs will be Posted - 13 Mile Turnaround.

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

50 mile, 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. 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.

Thanks crews & runners any questions email or call.


RD Troy Limb 530 409 2989

Entry Fees:  

  • $20 /2 mi
  • $35 /5k   
  • $40 /10k   
  • $45 /9 mi   
  • $50 /13.1 mi   
  • $65 /18 mi   
  • $100 /50k   
  • $140 /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.

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

July 13, 2019
Rancho Trail Run
 
Rancho Trail Run - Registration is Closed!
Morgan Hill, CA
July 13, 2019
 
 
Distances:     
1 mi    5k    10k    15k    13 mi    26.2 mi    24 mi   
 
8:00 AM Start    All distances.
Time limit: 8 hours.
Registration limt: 75
Auto Limit: 35 cars.
 
Attention: For this event, carpooling is necessary due to limitations in parking.

 

Attention: out of town runners: recommended hotel accommodations.
  • Wyndham Garden San Jose Silicon Valley Hotel
  • located near this event in South San Jose
  • 399 Silicon Valley Blvd
  • San Jose,CA 95138
  • 408 972 7800
  • To make reservations click here.

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:;   
4    15k    24   

 

Trail Images:   Click Here for images of the trail
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with aid stations and children running the course.

Three fully stocked aid stations

Directions:

Do not turn into the boat ramp. The entrance to the park is farther south.

    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.

Carpooling is required. There are not enough parking spaces for everyone.

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.
  • 26.2 milers
    1. Marathoners first run the 24 mile course return to the finish. The 10 mile loop is marked with Pink Ribbons.
    2. Now do the out & back section 1.1 miles following RED RIBBONS up to the aid station located at Mayfair & Longwall turning around at the aid station then returning to the finish. You are done.
  • 50k runners Complete steps 1,2, and 3 from the 26.2 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 & 26.2 milers.
  • Yellow bibs - 50k.

Entry Fees:    

  • $75 /50K   
  • $70 /Trail Marathon   
  • $50 /13.1 mi   
  • $45 /15k   
  • $40 /10k  
  • $35 /5K  
  • $20 /1 mile  

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.

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

July 20, 2019
Kirkwood's Thunder Mountain Trail Challenge
 
Kirkwood's Thunder Mountain Trail Challenge
July 20, 2019
Distances:   
5k    10k    13.1 mi    18.8 mi    26.2 mi    50k   
8:00 AM Start    All distances.
Time limit: 10 hours for 50k.
Time limit: 9 hours for the Trail Marathon.
Click here: See course map with the color ribbon marking each segment.
 

Directions:

    Address for Kirkwood
  • 1377 Kirkwood Meadows Drive, Kirkwood 95646
Kirkwood lodging has a sale all summer long rooms starting at $109 a night. See the link above.

Note: Volunteers Needed to help with aid stations and children running the course.

Medals for awards for this event.

Trail briefing

  • 6:45 am Runner Check Opens at the Kirkwood Meadow Ski Lodge.
  • 7:45 am Trail Briefing.
  • 8:00 am All Distances Start
  • 50k Time Limit 10 hours 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
  • 26.2 Trail Marathon Time Limit 9 hours.
  • Cutoff times & locations TBA ASAP.

Runners, this event is entirely run at high elevation and much of the course is exposed.
The sun is much more radiant at the higher elevations so please dress accordingly and wear sunscreen. The Course is very mountainess and very technical in some sections. Any drop bags please protect due to the possibility of thunderstorms.

Weather is very unpredictable.
Runners Please be ready for hot or cold temperatures, snow, rain, Thunder showers, lightening, hail.

Drop bags 2 locations: the Thunder Mtn TH aid station & the Horse Canyon Trail aid station.

All runners at all times need to carry enough water & supplies to be self sufficient between aid stations.
The entire course is High Sierra single track Trail beyond mind blowing. - Panoramic views
The Course maps note elevations throughout the courses.

Race starts at the Kirkwood Lodge at 7800 ft & some of the distances will go up to around 9500 ft.
This Course is extremely Challenging and is run at high elevations.The Course starts at the Kirkwood Lodge and runs on pavement for around 0.2 miles leading to a single track Trail, then from there it is all single track Trail going up. If you like the high Sierra and are into an incredible challenge, please come and play on Thunder Mtn. You will absolutely Love this new event.

Lots of very fun runnable sections and some very steep technical sections.

    Bib Colors:
  • 50k, 26.2 mi, 18.8 mi - Yellow bibs
  • 13.1 mile - Red bibs
  • 10k and 5k - Black bibs
  • 5k Course: Follow Orange Ribbons. It is out & back. 1 water stop.
  • 10k Course: Follow Orange Ribbons. It is out & back to the aid station at the Thunder Mtn TH.
  • 13 Mile Course Follow Orange Ribbons to Thunder Mtn TH aid station Mile 3.3. Then Follow Pink Ribbons up to your designated turnaround location at mile 6.5. GREEN Ribbons will be your turnaround mark at a Trail Intersection. Then you will reverse the entire course you just ran. Follow Pink Ribbons down to the Thunder Mtn aid station TH Mile 9.7. Then Follow Orange Ribbons 3.3 miles back to Finish.
  • 18.8 Mile Course Follow Orange Ribbons to Thunder Mtn aid station Mile 3.3. Then Follow Pink Ribbons up & over Thunder Mtn Trail to the Horse Canyon Trail Mile 9.7. Then Follow Yellow Ribbons Turning Right down onto the Horse Canyon Trail, running down to the Horse Canyon aid station Mile 11. Turnaround at aid station following Yellow Ribbons running up Horse Canyon Trail 3.1 miles to Mile 14.6. Turn Left Following Pink Ribbons again back onto the Thunder Mtn Trail Running up & over Thunder Mtn. At Mile 17.1 turn Right at Orange Ribbons running EAST following Orange Ribbons to the Finish.
  • 26 Miler Course Follow Orange Ribbons to Thunder Mtn aid station Mile 3.3. Turn around at aid station now following Pink Ribbons up & over Thunder Mtn to the Horse Canyon Trail Mile 9.7. Turn Right now following Yellow Ribbons down to the Horse Canyon Trail aid station Mile 11. Turn around at Horse Canyon aid station Following Yellow Ribbons, then run EAST up the Horse Canyon Trail 5.3 miles to your designated turnaround at Mile 16.3. Red Ribbons will indicate where to turnaround. Turnaround at Red Ribbons run down 2.2 miles to the Thunder Mtn Trail at 18.5 miles. Turn Right at Pink Ribbons running up & over Thunder Mtn down to the Thunder Mtn aid station Mile 23.1. Then Follow Orange Ribbons 3.3 miles to Finish.
  • 50k Mile Course Follow Orange Ribbons to Thunder Mtn TH aid station Mile 3.3. Turnaround Following Pink Ribbons up & over Thunder Mtn to the Horse Canyon Trail Mile 9.7. Turn Right onto the Horse Canyon Trail following Yellow Ribbons for 3.1 miles running down to the Horse Canyon aid station. Turnaround at aid station running the out & back section returning to the Horse Canyon aid station. Follow Yellow Ribbons for 5.3 miles running up East to designated turnaround location marked with Red Ribbons at Mile 16.3. Runners run back down Following Yellow Ribbons to the Horse Canyon aid station Mile 21.6. Turnaround at aid station Following Yellow Ribbons for 3.1 miles running up EAST to the Thunder Mtn Trail Mile 24.7. Turn Left onto the Thunder Mtn Trail now following Pink Ribbons up & over Thunder Mtn down to the Thunder Mtn TH aid station Mile 29.3. Runners turnaround Following Orange Ribbons for 3.3 miles directly back to the Finish.

Entry Fees:

  • $120 /50k
  • $110 /Trail Marathon
  • $80 /18.8 mile
  • $65 /Half Marathon
  • $45 /10k
  • $40 /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.

August 3, 2019
Kirkwood to Strawberry 100mi, 100k, 50mi, 50k
 
Kirkwood to Strawberry 100mi, 100k, 50mi, 50k
August 3, 2019
 
Distances:   100 mile    100k    50 mi    50 K   
TBD - All Distances     TBD time limit
 
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with aid stations.

Directions:

    Address for Kirkwood
  • 1377 Kirkwood Meadows Drive, Kirkwood 95646
Kirkwood lodging has a sale all summer long rooms starting at $109 a night. See the link above.

Course: TBD

Entry Fees: TBD   

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!

August 17, 2019
Carina Kool Trail Marathon at Sly Park
 
Carina Kool Trail Marathon at Sly Park
Pollock Pines, CA
August 17, 2019

Distances:    Marathon
8:00 AM start       Time limit 9 hours
  
This is a timed event.
This event held under special use permit with the Eldorado National Forest
 
To see trail map, click on the milage button 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 aid stations.

Attention: For this event, carpooling is necessary due to limitations in parking.

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.

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
  • Distance: Marathon
  • 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 26.2 mile counterclockwise around the lake on the hiking trail. Two aid stations. Orange ribbons, signs, gypsum arrows.
  • 2nd loop 26.2 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.

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 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.

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.

  • Wildlife/Weather please watch out for these animals.
  • Rattle Snakes.
  • Bears
  • Mountain Lions
  • Wolverines
  • Thunder showers and hail
    • How to deal with ticks. There are a few easy things to do which can help prevent tick bites:
    • apply permethrin insect repellent to shoes and clothing
    • use deet repellent
    • check for ticks thoroughly after running
    • look for the circular expanding rash, sometimes looking like a bulls-eye, which occurs 2-10 days after a tick byte with lyme infection

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.

CREW INFO:

  • There is a $12 fee for a vehicle to drive into Sly Park Lake.
  • The Start/Finish is directly across the street from Sly Park Outdoor Educational School. All concerned, use EXTREME CAUTION when walking across Sly Park Road walking over to the start & after the run returning to the school. Parents must be with their children when crossing Sly Park Rd at all times.
  • If any runners DROPS/CHANGES DISTANCES, please ADVISE ALL STAFF YOU ENCOUNTER immediately.
  • Runners NO MULING or friends running with you not registered for the event. If rules are not respected this will result in a DNF.
  • Crews are only allowed to assist their runners at the two designated aid stations.
  • Pacers are only allowed for the 50 milers. Pacers maybe picked up starting at mile 35.5 at the Fleming Meadows aid station for the last clockwise loop. A pacer may also run with their runner to the finish. You may only have one pacer at a time. Pacers may be only picked up at the Fleming Meadows aid station.
  • There is a very nice Safeway located in Pollock Pines on Sly Park Rd & Pony Express Dr. The Safeway is located on the North West side of Hwy 50. Bathrooms coffee & food.
  • There are bathrooms located at the start/finish in the Bumpy Meadows Parking Area across the street from the Fleming Meadows aid station & over at Sly Park Lake for anyone that drives into Sly Park Lake.
  • Drop bags one location the Fleming Meadows Trail Head aid station for 50Mi, 38Mi, 50K runners. Drop bags will be taken back to the finish line during the race & after the race. Runners/Crews are more then welcome to come to the aid station and get there drop bags.
  • DIRECTIONS to the two aid stations from the start/finish.
  • Crews may see there runners at the Fleming Meadows aid station & the Hazel Creek aid station.
  • Leaving from the start/finish Sly Park Outdoor Educational School.
  • To Fleming Meadows aid station you will easily beat your runner there please drive safely.
  • Turn left onto Sly Park Road towards Hwy 50 drive for a few minutes. Turn right onto Mormon Emigrant Trail Road drive passed the 2nd dam & immediately find some parking. The aid station will be on the right just down the trail 20 yards before the Bumpy Meadows Parking Area which will be on your left.
  • Parking for the Fleming Meadows aid station. You may park on the side of Mormon Emigrant Trail Road also there is paid parking in the Bumpy Meadows Parking Area. Crews use CAUTION while walking on or crossing Mormon Emigrant Trail Rd. There is a additional free parking lot on the left after the Bumpy Meadows Parking Area.
  • DIRECTIONS to the Hazel Creek aid station.
  • Drive back to Sly Park Road turn right onto Sly Park Road towards Hwy 50. Drive 0.1 miles, turn right into the entrance to Sly Park Lake. Get a map & you will want to drive to the very back of the lake to the Hazel Creek Area aid station.
  • Returning back to the Fleming Meadows aid station just reverse the process.
  • Directions to the start/finish from the Fleming Meadows aid station. Return to Sly Park Road. Turn left onto Sly Park Rd drive for a few minutes on Sly Park Rd. Sly Park Outdoor Educational School will be on the right.
  • Spectators/Crews may see there runners at both aid stations. If spectators/crews want to drive into Sly Park Lake to see their runner at the Hazel Creek aid station, it's a $12 fee to gain vehicle access into Sly Park Lake. You can pay at the park entrance & ask for directions back to parking for the Hazel Creek aid station. Please park prior to the aid station on the right or passed the aid station by the bathrooms on the right.

Entry Fees:  

$80 /Trail Marathon
August 17, 2019
Trail Run at Sly Park
 
Trail Run at Sly Park
Pollock Pines, CA
August 17, 2019

Distances:    50k    18 mi    Half    8.5m    10k    5k
8:00 AM start - All Distances       Time limit: 9 hours
 
This is a timed event.
This event held under special use permit with the Eldorado National Forest
 
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 aid stations.

Attention: For this event, carpooling is necessary due to limitations in parking.

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.

  • Course description.
  • 50k Course info
    • 8.5 mile 1st Loop PINK RIBBONS Counter Clockwise Loop.
    • 9.5 mile 2nd Loop Orange Ribbons Counter Clockwise Loop.
    • After completing the 2nd Loop you will be at mile 18.
    • 12:45 pm Cutoff Time Mile 18.
    • 9.5 mile 3rd Loop ORANGE RIBBONS. At the start/finish you will turnaround & reverse the course you just ran. You will run this Loop in a Clockwise direction following ORANGE RIBBONS. After your 3rd Loop you will be at mile 27.5.
    • 3:30 pm Cutoff Time Mile 27.5.
    • 50k runners you will go back out & run another 3.5 miles return to the Finish. You are Done.
    • This last 3.5 mile section TBA.
    • 5:00 pm Race is over.
  • 18 mile - 2 loops
  • Half Marathon - 1 loop then a 5k out and back.
  • 10k - 1 loop.
      99% single track trail, some technical sections, ups & downs nothing drastic, most of the 10k course parraelles the South East side of Sly Park Lake. The course is absolutely beautiful running along the lake & in the pine trees is a pleasure you will truly enjoy.
    • 10k course is a out & back course following PINK RIBBONS.
    • NO AID STATIONS. 10k runners you are encouraged to carry some water but not required.
    • 10k runners immediately TURNAROUND after crossing over Park Creek bridge/Park Creek.
    • Park Creek bridge is located in the back the very East end of Sly Park Lake.
    • RED RIBBONS will ALERT 10k runners where to turnaround and return to the start/finish, running the exact course back to the finish that you ran out to Park Creek bridge/Park Creek on.
  • 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.

There are different color bibs for each distance.

  • 50k: Yellow bibs
  • 18 mile and Half Marathon: Red bibs
  • 8.5 mile, 10k, 5k: Black bibs

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, 18 mi, 10 mi, and 5k
  • Elevation: 3,500 ft.

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.

  • Wildlife/Weather please watch out for these animals.
  • Rattle Snakes.
  • Bears
  • Mountain Lions
  • Wolverines
  • Thunder showers and hail
    • How to deal with ticks. There are a few easy things to do which can help prevent tick bites:
    • apply permethrin insect repellent to shoes and clothing
    • use deet repellent
    • check for ticks thoroughly after running
    • look for the circular expanding rash, sometimes looking like a bulls-eye, which occurs 2-10 days after a tick byte with lyme infection

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, 18 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, 18 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, 18 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.
  • TBA we will be adding a additional 3.5 miles to the 50k course after the 50k runners complete the 3 designated loops around Sly Park Lake.

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:

  • $90 /50k
  • $60 /18mi
  • $50 /Half Marathon
  • $45 /10mi
  • $40 /10k
  • $35 /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.
August 24, 2019
Almaden Hills Trail Run
 
Almaden Hills Trail Run
Mockingbird parking lot
19535 Mockingbird Hill RD 95120
San Jose, CA
August 24, 2019
 
Distances:
.5m    1.5m    5k    5k    8 mi    13 mi    26 mi    50 K   
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM  -  All Distances.     9 hour time limit.
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with aid stations.

Attention out of town runners: recommended hotel accommodations.
  • Wyndham Garden San Jose Silicon Valley 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:;   
3    8    13   

 

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.

Cutoff Times

  • 11:30 am Start/Finish/Mile 13 Mockingbird parking lot Aid Station/Runner OUT of Aid Station.
  • 3:00 pm Start/Finish/Mile 26.2 Mockingbird parking lot Aid Station/Runner Out of Aid Station.
  • 5:00 pm Race is Over.

Course Description

  • New Course info for 50k & 26.2 miler/Trail Marathon.
  • The 50k & 26.2 milers first run the 13 mile course & return to the start/finish.
  • 13 mile course will be marked 13 & designated Ribbon color.
  • Then the 50k & 26.2 milers reverse the course they just ran. This section will be marked 26 & following designated Ribbon color. The 50k & 26.2 milers return to the start/finish. The 26.2 milers/Trail Marathoners are done.
  • 50k runners go back out for 4.5 miles following 50k & designated Ribbon color return to start/finish. You are done.
  • 50k last 4.5 mile Course Info. Follow 50k & designated Ribbon Color.

Bibs colors RACE DAY

  • Yellow: 50k, Trail Marathon
  • Red: 13.1Mi
  • BLACK: Half mile, 1.5 mile, 5k, 10k, 8.6Mi

Course will be marked with the following info below.

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

Ribbon Colors

  • 50k: PINK RIBBONS First for the 26 mile course then for the last 4.5 miles run ORANGE RIBBONS.
  • 26.2 milers: PINK RIBBONS.
  • 13.1 milers: PINK RIBBONS.
  • 8.6 milers: BLUE Ribbons.
  • 5k, 10k: Red RIBBONS.

Entry Fees:   

  • $20/Half mile   
  • $25/1.5 milw   
  • $35/5k   
  • $40/10k   
  • $45/8.6 mile   
  • $50/13 mile   
  • $80/26.2 mile   
  • $90/50K   

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!

September 7, 2019
Strawberry to Kirkwood 50k
 
Strawberry to Kirkwood 50k
September 7, 2019
 
50 K   
8:00 am - 50k     8 hours time limit
 
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with aid stations.

Directions: See this Google map for Strawberry Lodge on HWY 50 - Race Central

Course: TBD

Entry Fees: TBD   

  • $75/50K   

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!

September 14, 2019
Echo Summit Trail Run Challenge
 
Echo Summit Trail Run Challenge
Adventure Mountain Snow Park, Echo Summit
Twin Bridges, CA
September 14, 2019
Distances:   
5k    10k    10 mi    13.1 mi    20 mi    26.2 mi    50 k
8:00 AM - All Distances      Time limit: 10 hours.
 
This event held under special use permit with the Eldorado National Forest
9/14/18 5:00 pm Friday we will be at the Strawberry Lodge for RUNNER CHECK IN.
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm Trail briefing.
ATTENTION runners are NOT REQUIRED to show up on Friday & may pick up everything on 9/15/18 race morning.
Starting at 6:30 am RACE MORNING, RUNNER CHECK IN will only be at Adventure Mountain Lake Tahoe the START/FINISH.
 
Please click above on the distance for detailed course maps and elevations!
 
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with aid stations.

Volunteers for Trail Maintenance: All trail workers need to inform me of their plan to come and where we are to meet. If you cannot make it for any reason please let me know asap. Trail workers need to bring their own rake and supplies for the day. Contact me at (530) 409-2989.

5/23/15 Caples Creek Trail Head 8:00 am start at Silverfork Road. I will be at Hwy 50 and Silverfork Road at 7:15 am and will leave at 7:30 to Caples Creek TH. I will be driving a white Z71 chevorlet truck. There will be no off road driving except parking on a dirt road and parking lot. I will make myself available to meet anyone at the Safeway in Pollock Pines Ca on Sly Park Road and Pony Express at 6:20 am. We will leave at 6:30 am. Please call to let me know that you are coming or want to meet at the locations listed. Bathrooms are available at Silverfork Campground just before the Caples Creek Trail Head. Please let me know if we need to stop there on the way out.
5/30/15 and 6/6/15 - Depending on the number of workers will depend on what I will assign groups. Bryan Meadow Loop, Lovers Leap Mtn, Pony Express Trail between Sierra at Tahoe Road and Echo Summit. We will meet at the Strawberry Lodge on Hwy 50 at 7:15 am and will leave at 7:30 am. Anyone coming from Sacramento if needed, I will make myself available to meet at the Safeway in Pollock Pines CA on Sly Park Road and Pony Express Trail at 6:20 am will leave at 6:30 am.

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.

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.

  • Wildlife/Weather please watch out for these animals.
  • Rattle Snakes.
  • Bears
  • Mountain Lions
  • Wolverines
  • Thunder showers and hail
    • How to deal with ticks. There are a few easy things to do which can help prevent tick bites:
    • apply permethrin insect repellent to shoes and clothing
    • use deet repellent
    • check for ticks thoroughly after running
    • look for the circular expanding rash, sometimes looking like a bulls-eye, which occurs 2-10 days after a tick byte with lyme infection

Echo Summit Trail Challenge

  1. Location Start/Finish Adventure Mountain Lake Tahoe.
  2. Parking lot opens 6:00 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. 6:30 am runner check in/race day reg for 50m, 50k, and Trail Marathon.
  4. 7:50 am Trail Briefing 50k, 26.2 mi, 20Mi, 13.1Mi, 10Mi, 5k
  5. 8:00 am all distances start.
  6. Bathrooms are available.

Drop bags for 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 - 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 50k runners after aid station 2 you will see 1 sign: " 50M ^ 50k ". Trail Marathon and 20 mile, for your first loop on Lovers Leap follow that sign to the RIGHT down.
  • 50k, Marathon, 20Mi, 13.1Mi, 10Mi: PINK RIBBONS
  • TEN MILE Bryan Loop: ORANGE RIBBONS and Signs.
  • Only concerns 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. Later on in the event and the 2nd time doing this loop the runners will do a clockwise loop.

Course description
A bathroom is available for the 50K, 26.2MI, and 20 mile runners at Lovers Leap Campground. 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 50k, 26.2MI, 20Mi, 13.1 and 10 mile runners you will cross Sierra at Tahoe Road twice.
Attention CAUTION RUNNERS 50k 26.2MI, 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.

Marathon Course description

  • 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.
  • 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.

50k Course description

  • Run West on the historical Pony Express Trail.
  • After reaching the 2nd aid station on Bryan Rd a dirt Rd, do the 10 mile Bryan Mdw Loop counterclockwise.
  • Return to aid station then run a Clockwise Loop up & over Lovers Leap through the campground.
  • Now running East returning to the Bryan Rd aid station.
  • After returning to the aid station, you continue to run East on the historical Pony Express Trail returning to the start/finish at Echo Summit.

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 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 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.

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
    50k, 26.2Mi, 20Mi, 13.1, 10Mi
  • Aid Station 2 Bryan Road/Crew access ok/Runners
    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.

  • 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.

Entry Fees:

  • $100 /50K   
  • $90 /Marathon   
  • $65 /20 mi   
  • $50 /13.1 mi   
  • $45 /10 mi  
  • $40 /10k  
  • $35 /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.

September 21, 2019
Rancho San Vicente Trail Challenge
 
Rancho San Vicente Trail Challenge
September 21, 2019
Distances:    5k    10k    8m    10m    13.1 mi
7:00 am Runner Check In Opens.
7:50 Trail Briefing.
8:00 am All Distances Start.
12:00 pm Race is Officially over. A four hour Time Limit.
 
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with aid stations.

Course Description

  • All courses are primarily beautiful single track Trail. This new park is loaded with rolling hills, oak trees,lush grass & awesome scenery. I am very impressed with the trails implemented. There are plenty of ups & downs for all of these courses.

Directions:

    Address
  • 21131 McKean Rd
  • San Jose, CA 95120
    Directions:
  • San Vicente Open Space Preserve. 21131 McKean Rd San Jose, CA 95120 From San Jose, take Amaden Express Way, continue until it ends at Harry Road. Turn right and then an immediate left at McKeen RD. In 1.4 miles, the entrance is on your right.
  • Note: There are 90 parking spots. Please carpool as we expect this event to fill up.

The course.

    Ribbons and Course routes
  • 13mi, 10mi, 8mi Follow Pink Ribbons out to the Cottle Trail aid station at Mile 5, turnaround at the Cottle aid station & return directly to the Finish.
  • 13mi, 10mi Run a Out & Back Following Pink Ribbons the entire time.
  • 13 Milers first run the 10 mile course. Return to the Start/Finish. At the Start/Finish there will be an aid station for the 13 mile runners. The 13 mile runners now go out & run the 5k Course return to the Finish & you are DONE.
  • 10 Milers after running your out & back Course and returning to the start/finish your are Done.
  • 8 Milers after reaching Mile 5 at the Cottle aid station, now follow Orange Ribbons returning to the finish, now running a Counter Clockwise Loop heading Back to the finish.
  • 10k Runners you do a out & back following Pink Ribbons the entire course. One water stop at your Turnaround. Return to Finish you are Done.
  • 5k Runners you do a out & back following Yellow Ribbons the entire time. Return to Finish you are Done.
    Bib Colors
  • Black bibs - 5k, 10k.
  • Red bibs - 8 milers.
  • Yellow bibs - Half Marathon, 10 Miler.

Entry Fees:

  • $55 /Half Marathon
  • $50 /10 mile
  • $45 /8 mile
  • $40 /10k
  • $35 /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.

October 5, 2019
South Hills Single Track Trail Run
 
South Hills Single Track Trail Run
Morgan Hill, CA
October 5, 2019

Distances:
5k    10k    13 mi   
 
8:00 AM Start   All distances.    3 ½ hour time limit.
75 runner limit.
 
Attention out of town runners: recommended hotel accommodations.
  • Wyndham Garden San Jose Silicon Valley 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.

35 CARS limit. Please carpool but not required.

ATTENTION ALL RUNNERS are to park in the BACK OVERFLOW PARKING LOT FOR THIS EVENT, NOT IN THE MAIN FRONT PARKING LOT.

Trail Images:   Click Here for images of the trail

One fully stocked aid station

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 only. 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

  • 6:45 am parking will be available in the back overflow parking lot at Rancho Canada del Oro Open Space Preserve on Casa Loma Rd. The overflow parking lot is 0.1 miles passed the main paved parking lot on the left. Runners please park & walk over to the main parking lot for runner check in & start of race.
  • 7:00 am runner check in opens in the main parking lot at Rancho Canada del Oro Open Space Preserve.
  • 7:50 am Trail briefing.
  • 8:00 am all distances start 13Mi, 10k, 5k.
    Bib Colors
  • Black bibs - 5k
  • Red bibs - 10k
  • Yellow bibs - Half Marathon
    Course
  • 5k runners
    OUT & BACK COURSE follow Yellow Ribbons & 5k signs up to the 2nd green gate. LOTS OF YELLOW RIBBONS WILL INDICATE EXACTLY WHERE TO TURN AROUND. No aid station on the course. Finish line is the start/finish in the main parking lot.
  • 10k runners follow Orange Ribbons & 10k signs. One OUT 3.1 miles & BACK following ORANGE RIBBONS up to the aid station located at the intersection at Mayfair & Longwall Trails. Turn around & return directly to the start/finish. You are DONE. No aid station on the course. Finish line is the start/finish in the main parking lot.
  • 13.1 milers
    REPEAT two OUT 3.27 miles & BACK following Pink Ribbons on the Mayfair Ranch Trail running up passed the aid station located at the intersection of Mayfair & Longwall Trails. 13 milers, after reaching the aid station, run up the Longwall Trail 0.2 miles until POSTED TURN AROUND LOCATION. Red Ribbons will indicate exactly where to turn around. Then return to the start finish & then go back out a 2nd time REPEATING the course you just ran one last time. 13 mile runners, there will be an aid station at 3.1 miles out & at the start finish. One aid station in the parking lot at the Start/Finish. The Finish is at the Aid Station in the main parking lot.

Entry Fees:   

  • $50 Half Marathon
  • $45 10k
  • $40 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.

October 19, 2019
Marshall Gold Discovery Run
 
Marshall Gold Discovery Run
Coloma, CA
October 19, 2019
Distances:    Half Marathon    10 k    5 k
8:00 AM - All Distances      Time limit: 4 hours
 
Note: All runners receive medals for this event. No certificates.
 
To see trail maps, click on the milage buttons above.
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with aid stations.

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.

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.

  • Wildlife/Weather please watch out for these animals.
  • Rattle Snakes.
  • Bears
  • Mountain Lions
  • Wolverines
  • Thunder showers and hail
    • How to deal with ticks. There are a few easy things to do which can help prevent tick bites:
    • apply permethrin insect repellent to shoes and clothing
    • use deet repellent
    • check for ticks thoroughly after running
    • look for the circular expanding rash, sometimes looking like a bulls-eye, which occurs 2-10 days after a tick byte with lyme infection

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

Note New Start Time: 8:00 am - all distances.
6:45 AM - North Beach parking lot opens.
7:00 AM - check-in opens
7:50 AM - Trail Briefing
8:00 AM - Start Time
New Checkin location - directly across the street in the Monroe Orchard. Refer to Course Maps/Start/Finish location. Runners will see our tents set up. All the food & refreshments will be served there after the race.

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

  • Wildlife/Weather please watch out for these animals.
  • Rattle Snakes.
  • Bears
  • Mountain Lions
  • Wolverines
  • Thunder showers and hail
    • How to deal with ticks. There are a few easy things to do which can help prevent tick bites:
    • apply permethrin insect repellent to shoes and clothing
    • use deet repellent
    • check for ticks thoroughly after running
    • look for the circular expanding rash, sometimes looking like a bulls-eye, which occurs 2-10 days after a tick byte with lyme infection

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: $55 /Half Marathon    $45 /10K   $40 /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.

November 2, 2019
Annual Almaden Hills Run
 
Annual Almaden Hills Run
Mockingbird parking lot
19535 Mockingbird Hill RD 95120
San Jose, CA
November 2, 2019
 
Distances:   5k    10k    8 mi    13 mi    26 mi    50 K   
8:00 AM - All Distances     8 hour time limit
 
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with aid stations.

Attention out of town runners: recommended hotel accommodations.
  • Wyndham Garden San Jose Silicon Valley 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: Trail Marathon, 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: Trail Marathon.
  • Yellow RIBBONS: 13.1 milers
  • BLUE Ribbons: 8.6 milers.
  • Red RIBBONS: 5k, 10k.

Entry Fees:   

  • $20/½   
  • $35/5k   
  • $40/10k   
  • $45/8.6 mile   
  • $50/13 mile   
  • $80/26.2 mile   
  • $90/50K   

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!

November 16, 2019
Carina Kool Trail Marathon at Sly Park
 
Carina Kool Trail Marathon at Sly Park
Pollock Pines, CA
November 16, 2019

Distances:    Marathon
8:00 AM start       Time limit 9 hours
 
This is a timed event.
This event held under special use permit with the Eldorado National Forest
 
To see trail map, click on the milage button 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 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.

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
  • Distance: Marathon
  • 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 26.2 mile counterclockwise around the lake on the hiking trail. Two aid stations. Orange ribbons, signs, gypsum arrows.
  • 2nd loop 26.2 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.

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 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.

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.

  • Wildlife/Weather please watch out for these animals.
  • Rattle Snakes.
  • Bears
  • Mountain Lions
  • Wolverines
  • Thunder showers and hail
    • How to deal with ticks. There are a few easy things to do which can help prevent tick bites:
    • apply permethrin insect repellent to shoes and clothing
    • use deet repellent
    • check for ticks thoroughly after running
    • look for the circular expanding rash, sometimes looking like a bulls-eye, which occurs 2-10 days after a tick byte with lyme infection

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.

CREW INFO:

  • There is a $12 fee for a vehicle to drive into Sly Park Lake.
  • The Start/Finish is directly across the street from Sly Park Outdoor Educational School. All concerned, use EXTREME CAUTION when walking across Sly Park Road walking over to the start & after the run returning to the school. Parents must be with their children when crossing Sly Park Rd at all times.
  • If any runners DROPS/CHANGES DISTANCES, please ADVISE ALL STAFF YOU ENCOUNTER immediately.
  • Runners NO MULING or friends running with you not registered for the event. If rules are not respected this will result in a DNF.
  • Crews are only allowed to assist their runners at the two designated aid stations.
  • Pacers are only allowed for the 50 milers. Pacers maybe picked up starting at mile 35.5 at the Fleming Meadows aid station for the last clockwise loop. A pacer may also run with their runner to the finish. You may only have one pacer at a time. Pacers may be only picked up at the Fleming Meadows aid station.
  • There is a very nice Safeway located in Pollock Pines on Sly Park Rd & Pony Express Dr. The Safeway is located on the North West side of Hwy 50. Bathrooms coffee & food.
  • There are bathrooms located at the start/finish in the Bumpy Meadows Parking Area across the street from the Fleming Meadows aid station & over at Sly Park Lake for anyone that drives into Sly Park Lake.
  • Drop bags one location the Fleming Meadows Trail Head aid station for 50Mi, 38Mi, 50K runners. Drop bags will be taken back to the finish line during the race & after the race. Runners/Crews are more then welcome to come to the aid station and get there drop bags.
  • DIRECTIONS to the two aid stations from the start/finish.
  • Crews may see there runners at the Fleming Meadows aid station & the Hazel Creek aid station.
  • Leaving from the start/finish Sly Park Outdoor Educational School.
  • To Fleming Meadows aid station you will easily beat your runner there please drive safely.
  • Turn left onto Sly Park Road towards Hwy 50 drive for a few minutes. Turn right onto Mormon Emigrant Trail Road drive passed the 2nd dam & immediately find some parking. The aid station will be on the right just down the trail 20 yards before the Bumpy Meadows Parking Area which will be on your left.
  • Parking for the Fleming Meadows aid station. You may park on the side of Mormon Emigrant Trail Road also there is paid parking in the Bumpy Meadows Parking Area. Crews use CAUTION while walking on or crossing Mormon Emigrant Trail Rd. There is a additional free parking lot on the left after the Bumpy Meadows Parking Area.
  • DIRECTIONS to the Hazel Creek aid station.
  • Drive back to Sly Park Road turn right onto Sly Park Road towards Hwy 50. Drive 0.1 miles, turn right into the entrance to Sly Park Lake. Get a map & you will want to drive to the very back of the lake to the Hazel Creek Area aid station.
  • Returning back to the Fleming Meadows aid station just reverse the process.
  • Directions to the start/finish from the Fleming Meadows aid station. Return to Sly Park Road. Turn left onto Sly Park Rd drive for a few minutes on Sly Park Rd. Sly Park Outdoor Educational School will be on the right.
  • Spectators/Crews may see there runners at both aid stations. If spectators/crews want to drive into Sly Park Lake to see their runner at the Hazel Creek aid station, it's a $12 fee to gain vehicle access into Sly Park Lake. You can pay at the park entrance & ask for directions back to parking for the Hazel Creek aid station. Please park prior to the aid station on the right or passed the aid station by the bathrooms on the right.

Entry Fees:  

$80 /Trail Marathon
November 16, 2019
Trail Run at Sly Park
 
Trail Run at Sly Park
Pollock Pines, CA
November 16, 2019

Distances:    50k    18 mi    Half    8.5m    10k    5k
8:00 AM start - All Distance       Time limit 9 hours
 
This is a timed event.
This event held under special use permit with the Eldorado National Forest
 
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 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.

There are different color bibs for each distance.

  • 50k: Yellow bibs
  • 18 mile and Half Marathon: Red bibs
  • 8.5 mile, 10k, 5k: Black bibs
  • Course description.
  • 50k Course info
    • 8.5 mile 1st Loop PINK RIBBONS Counter Clockwise Loop.
    • 9.5 mile 2nd Loop Orange Ribbons Counter Clockwise Loop.
    • After completing the 2nd Loop you will be at mile 18.
    • 12:45 pm Cutoff Time Mile 18.
    • 9.5 mile 3rd Loop ORANGE RIBBONS. At the start/finish you will turnaround & reverse the course you just ran. You will run this Loop in a Clockwise direction following ORANGE RIBBONS. After your 3rd Loop you will be at mile 27.5.
    • 3:30 pm Cutoff Time Mile 27.5.
    • 50k runners you will go back out & run another 3.5 miles return to the Finish. You are Done.
    • This last 3.5 mile section TBA.
    • 5:00 pm Race is over.
  • 18 mile - 2 loops
  • Half Marathon - 1 loop then a 5k out and back.
  • 10k - 1 loop.
      99% single track trail, some technical sections, ups & downs nothing drastic, most of the 10k course parraelles the South East side of Sly Park Lake. The course is absolutely beautiful running along the lake & in the pine trees is a pleasure you will truly enjoy.
    • 10k course is a out & back course following PINK RIBBONS.
    • NO AID STATIONS. 10k runners you are encouraged to carry some water but not required.
    • 10k runners immediately TURNAROUND after crossing over Park Creek bridge/Park Creek.
    • Park Creek bridge is located in the back the very East end of Sly Park Lake.
    • RED RIBBONS will ALERT 10k runners where to turnaround and return to the start/finish, running the exact course back to the finish that you ran out to Park Creek bridge/Park Creek on.
  • 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, 18 mi, 10 mi, and 5k
  • Elevation: 3,500 ft.

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.

  • Wildlife/Weather please watch out for these animals.
  • Rattle Snakes.
  • Bears
  • Mountain Lions
  • Wolverines
  • Thunder showers and hail
    • How to deal with ticks. There are a few easy things to do which can help prevent tick bites:
    • apply permethrin insect repellent to shoes and clothing
    • use deet repellent
    • check for ticks thoroughly after running
    • look for the circular expanding rash, sometimes looking like a bulls-eye, which occurs 2-10 days after a tick byte with lyme infection

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, 18 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, 18 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, 18 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.
  • TBA we will be adding a additional 3.5 miles to the 50k course after the 50k runners complete the 3 designated loops around Sly Park Lake.

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:

  • $90 /50k
  • $60 /18mi
  • $50 /Half Marathon
  • $45 /10mi
  • $40 /10k
  • $35 /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.
December 7, 2019
Calero Park Run
 
Calero Park Run
San Jose, CA
December 7, 2019
 
Distances:   5k    10k    15k    13m    25k    50k
8:00 AM All Distances.     5:00 PM   Cut-off time.   9 hour time limit - all races.
 
Improved 13.1 mile map is being worked on.
 
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with aid stations.

Attention out of town runners: recommended hotel accommodations.
  • Wyndham Garden San Jose Silicon Valley 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.

 

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 and 25k: 8:00 am Start - Trail Briefing: 7:50 am.

50k runners, you receive Yellow Bibs.

  • Course change info 50k and 25k runners.
  • ATTENTION 50k, 25k runners: Troy will be located at the Rancho Canada del Oro aid station directing to insure you stay on course.
  • Travis & his wife Elizabeth will be at the START/FINISH informing you when you return to the START/FINISH.
  • 50k runners can use the 16 mile course map as reference.
  • These 2 distances will first run the Calero 13 miler in its entirety/RETURN TO FINISH.
  • Then the 50k and 25k runners will GO BACK OUT & run the 5k course/ GREEN RIBBONS running a CLOCKWISE LOOP/RETURN to FINISH/ 25k runners are DONE.
  • 50k runners go back out & run the 16 mile course/PINK RIBBONS leading over to the Rancho Canada del Oro aid station parking lot. Then they reverse/Running a COUNTERCLOCKWISE LOOP/ BLUE RIBBONS the 4.2 mile loop previously ran when doing the 13 mile course. The 50k runners return to the Rancho Canada del Oro aid station then follow ORANGE RIBBONS BACK TO THE START/FINISH.
  • 50k runners then go back out & to run the 10k course/ GREEN RIBBONS now running a COUNTERCLOCKWISE LOOP/RETURN TO THE FINISH for the last time you are DONE.

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:   $35 /5k    $40/10k    $45 /15k    $50 /13.1 mile    $55 /25k    $75 /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.

December 24, 2019
Placerville Path Run Jingle & Mingle
RACE IS ON - Rain, Sleet or Snow
  
 
Placerville Path Run Jingle & Mingle
Placerville, CA
December 24, 2019
Note: Volunteers Needed to help with aid stations. Rain is not a problem.

Distances:    Half Marathon    10 k    5 k
 
9:00 AM - all distances start   7:30 AM - check-in opens     7:30 AM - Park Opens     
Time limit: 5 hours.
 
To see trail maps, click on the milage buttons above.

We will have a LARGE BOX WRAPPED with Christmas paper for runners to put NON-PARAISHIBLE goods in the box at the Start/Finish RUNNER CHECK IN.
Please bring your own chair if you think you will need one. Chairs are provided but there won't be enough for everyone!

Direction to the Placerville Path Run
Placerville, CA

Directions traveling East on Hwy 50

  • Exit 47 Broadway.
  • Turn LEFT at stop sign onto Broadway. McDonalds is on the right. Starbucks a little further up Broadway on the RIGHT in the same strip mall.
  • Turn right at 4 way stop sign Main St drive under Hwy 50.
  • Left onto Mosquito Rd.
  • Placerville Station will be immediately on your left.

Directions traveling West on Hwy 50.

  • Exit 47 Mosquito Rd/Main St.
  • Turn right onto Mosquito Rd.
  • Turn right at 4 way stop sign Main St drive under Hwy 50.
  • Placerville Station will be immediately on your left.

Parking

  • PARKING ATTENDANTS NEEDED
  • FIRST, please have the runners park in the lower dirt parking lot fill that lot if needed.
  • If needed we will be allowed to use the EID parking lot next to the Placerville Station on the same side of Mosquito Rd above the Placerville Station.
    • Course Description

      Courses start & finish in beautiful historic Placerville CA which will be decorated with our annual Christmas displays. The Placerville path is surrounded with beautiful oak trees, rolling hills, and incredible views.
      Start/Finish Runner check in Placerville CA Park & Ride Bus/Transit Station 2984 Mosquito Rd zip: 95667 on the corner of Clay St. GPS: 38:43:58 N - 120:47:23 W 102 EAST Placerville CA
      Lots of parking available for free. Runners please park in the dirt parking lot.
      Bathrooms available.

      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.

      • Wildlife/Weather please watch out for these animals.
      • Rattle Snakes.
      • Bears
      • Mountain Lions
      • Wolverines
      • Thunder showers and hail
        • How to deal with ticks. There are a few easy things to do which can help prevent tick bites:
        • apply permethrin insect repellent to shoes and clothing
        • use deet repellent
        • check for ticks thoroughly after running
        • look for the circular expanding rash, sometimes looking like a bulls-eye, which occurs 2-10 days after a tick byte with lyme infection

      Check In

      • 7:30 am runner check in.
      • 8:40 am Trail briefing.
      • ATTENTION 13 milers, in the beginning, when running up to Mosquito Rd, please use CAUTION. You will have TWO road crossings.
      • 9:00 am 13 milers start.
      • 9:05 am 10k milers start.
      • 9:10 am 5k milers start.

      The Start/Finish

      • Start on Mosquito Rd on the bike path. All distances FINISH on the bike path at Mosquito Rd.
      • ATTENTION ALL RUNNERS - the FINISH LINE will be East just prior to Mosquito Rd. We do not want runners running across Mosquito Rd at the FINISH. We want to avoid any accidents on Mosquito Rd.
      • Five hour TIME LIMIT 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

      Bibs

      • 13 miler - Yellow Bibs
      • 10k - Red Bibs
      • 5k - Black bibs

      Aid Stations

      • 13 milers: - Five aid stations.
      • 10k - Three aid stations.
      • 5k - One aid station.

      Trail Briefing

      All courses are out & back on the Placerville bike, running, and walking paths.

      • 13 milers run pass the 3rd aid station at Halcon Rd until 13 mile turnaround indicated by Red Ribbons approximately 0.5 miles passed the 3rd aid station. This sign will alert the 13 milers exactly where to Turnaround. Then return to finish. The 13 milers will run to the very end of the El Dorado Trail up in Camino. The El Dorado Trail DEAD ENDS into a chain link fence with RED RIBBONS at the TURNAROUND. 13 mile runners will be REQUIRED to touch the chain link fence at TURNAROUND & inform AID STATION 3 STAFF. ALSO finish line staff how many RIBBONS WERE ATTACHED TO THE FENCE to verify they ran the entire course. Thx Runners.
      • 10k - Turn Around at the second aid station. A sign will be POSTED - 10k Turn Around.
      • 5k - Turn Around at the first aid station. A sign will be POSTED - 5k Turn Around.
      • 5k - runners will run out 1.5 miles to the first aid station & fly back down to the finish.
      • The 13 milers & 10k runners will cross over Hwy 50 on a beautiful bridge & encounter some nice country. The 13 milers will truly experience running in the breathtaking foothills & enter into the mountains of Camino CA. All runners will experience running downhill to the finish having lots of fun riding your sleigh into the finish line.
      • The Placerville path East of Mosquito Rd which the runners will use heads up & up a gradual climb. The path is paved until approximentally mile 5 but dirt is available in most areas to run on along the side of the path.
      • All runners will FOLLOW PINK RIBBONS.
      • ATTENTION 13 milers & 10k runners you will have some road crossing & briefly run on the roads please use CAUTION.
      • Runners, please be considerate of