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WELCOME TO TROY’S CALIFORNIA TRAIL RUNS

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

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

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

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

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

Things that are good to know about our events:

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

Race Day registration is always available at each event site.

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

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

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

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

Course:   See maps by clicking the mileage buttons.

Aid: Four fully stocked aid stations.

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

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

Trial Briefing.

6:45 am park opens.

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

Course and how it will be marked.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Attention 38 milers.

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

Attention 50k and 38 milers runners please read below.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

On the day of the event.

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

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

Course Description

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

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

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

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

Directions:   See directions for Sanborn Park

Parking:  $6.00 per car.

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

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

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

Food will be served to runners after the run.

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

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

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

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

Course maps:

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

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

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

Directions: See directions coming on this site

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

General Information:


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

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

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

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

Section 1


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

Section 2


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

Section 3 - MILE 48


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

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

Crew Info:

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

Rules:

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

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

Detailed sequence for crews to see their runners.

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

Drop Bags

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

Directions for the crews to find their runners.

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

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

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

Food will be served to runners after the run.

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

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

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

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

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

Aid: Four fully stocked aid stations.  

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

Trail Briefing

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

13.1 mile - Yellow bibs

10k - Red bibs

5k - Black bibs

Course markings:

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

Orange ribbons - 5k

Blue ribbons - 10k

Pink ribbons - 13.1 mile

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

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

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

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

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

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April 26, 2014
Sierra Azul Trail Challenge
 
Sierra Azul Trail Challenge A timed event.
Los Gatos, CA
April 26, 2014
Note: Volunteers Needed to help drive runners from finish back to the Hacienda Entrance at Quicksilver. This event will be run as scheduled. Rain is not a problem. Woods Parking Lot is Full. Any 50k/50 milers to sign up on race day, please do so at the Hacienda Entrance to Quick Silver Park at 5:00 am. The first shuttle leaves at 5:15 am.
volunteer
 
Distances: 50 mi    50k    18 mi    Half Marathon    10 k    5 ki
 
6:00 AM - 50 mi and 50k start   12 1/2 hour time limit.
8:00 AM - 18.8 Miler, Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k start
 
Elevations 50k:   Elevations
 
Elevations 18 Mile:   Elevations
 
Trail Images:   Images of the trail

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

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

Aid:   Four fully stocked Aid Stations .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Drop Bag info:

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

Trail Briefing:

Mosquito Repellant is highly recommended.

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

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

50 mile runners

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

50k runners

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

18.8 milers

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

13.0 milers

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

10k runners

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

5k runners

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

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

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

ATTENTION:

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

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

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

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

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

Location:

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

  1. 50k - 3 loops around the lake.
  2. 20 mile - 2 loops
  3. 10 mile - 1 loop
  4. The 5k runners will go out with all of the other distances first running EAST. Yellow ribbons will mark the 5k course. The 5k runners will also be crossing Mormon Emigrant Road twice. 5k runners please use extreme CAUTION when crossing this road at the beginning and towards the end of your race. 5k runners when you first run over at the lake, you will run along the lake on the hiking trail with all the other distances for approximately 1.5 miles. At approximately 1.5 miles the 5k runners will take a VERY SHARP RIGHT TURN up onto the horse trail and begin running back to the finish. 5k runners will eventually run back onto the hiking trail along the lake returning to the finish on the exact same course they ran out on. There are no Aid Stations for the 5k loop.

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

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

Trail Briefing:

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

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

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

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

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

Parking: Parking is available at the Event Center.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elevations:   Elevations

 

Four fully stocked aid stations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Food will be served to runners after the run.

Maximum of 200 participants allowed so register early.

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June 22, 2014
Lovers Leap of Faith - Strawberry
GREAT TRAINER FOR AC100, WS100 and TRT100
 
Lovers Leap of Faith - Strawberry
Strawberry, CA
June 22, 2014

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

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

Overall Map for all distances: See this map.

Distances between Aid Stations See the Table of Distances

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

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

Potential Snow Conditions

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

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

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

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

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

Bib colors:

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

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

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

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

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

Trail Briefing

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

Course markings:

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

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

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

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

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

Drop bags

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Negro Flat
  • Radio Tower/Camp Schnieder

50k and 18 mile runners.


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

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


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

Directions to Caples Creek Aid Station Aid Station 2

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

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

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

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

Directions to Schneider Camp

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

This only pertains to the 50 mile runners/CREWS

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

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

Directions to the next Aid Station to see your runner.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Entry Fees:   $60 /5k    $65 /10k    $70 /13.1 mi    $80 /18 mi    $100 /50k    $140 /50 mi    Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. T-shirt cost, $20.00 is non-refundable even if the event is cancelled but you do get the T-shirt if you ordered one.

Info: Pre-registered runners can receive a t-shirt if registered by June 12. Active Military receive a 15% discount. No penalty for race day registration.

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

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

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

Elevations:   Elevations

 

Trail Images:   Click Here for images of the trail

Three fully stocked aid stations

Directions:

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

Click here for a local map

Parking:  All parking will be done at the Rancho Canada del Oro OVERFLOW parking lot. A few hundreds yards passed the start/finish on the LEFT within walking distance from the Rancho Canada del Oro parking lot.  Click here for more parking information.

Trail briefing

  • 7:50am trail briefing for all distances.
  • 8:00 am start for all distances
  • 4.2 milers follow Pink Ribbons and Signs - 4.2mi, gypsum numbers and arrows. The Finish is at the Aid Station.
  • 9.0 milers follow Orange Ribbons and Signs - 9.0mi, gypsum numbers and arrows. The Finish is at the Aid Station.
  • 14 milers First, complete 9.0 mile course. After leaving the Aid Station follow Blue Ribbons, Signs - 14mi, gypsum numbers and arrows. The Finish is at the Aid Station.
  • 24 milers
    1. Complete 9.0 mile course.
    2. Complete 14 mile course
    3. After leaving the Aid Station follow Pink Ribbons, Signs - 24mi, gypsum numbers and arrows. You will be running a 10 mile clockwise loop. The Finish is at the Aid Station.
  • 50k runners Complete steps 1,2, and 3 from the 24 mile course. After leaving the Aid Station follow Yellow Ribbons, Signs - 50k, gypsum numbers and arrows. The Finish is at the Aid Station.
    Bib Colors
  • Black bibs - 4 & 9 milers.
  • Red bibs - 14 & 24 milers.
  • Yellow bibs - 50k.
  • Entry Fees:     $60 /4 mi   $65 /9 mi   $70 /14 mi   $80 /24 mi   $100 /50k      Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. T-shirt cost, $20.00 is non-refundable even if the event is cancelled but you do get the T-shirt if you ordered one.

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

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

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

Distances:    5k    10 mi    10 mi    20 mi    50 k    50 mi    50 mi
 
5:00 AM - 100K start   6:00 AM - 50 mi and 50K start   8:00 AM - 20 mi, Half Marathon, 10 mi, and 5k start    
Cut-off times/time limits:  There is a 16 hr time limit for the 100K.  There is a 13 ½ hr time limit for all other races.
 
Please click above on the distance for detailed course maps and elevations!

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

Echo Summit Trail Challenge

  1. Location Start/Finish Adventure Mountain Lake Tahoe.
  2. Parking lot opens 4:00 am. Race day registration will be available. $5 a vehicle exact change please. Please either pay entering the parking lot to our volunteer or pay at runner check in/registration. Thank You
  3. 4:00 am runner check in/race day reg for 100K.
  4. 4:50 am trail briefing
  5. 5:00 am Start 100k. 16 hour time limit. We will be flexible. 9:00 pm race is over.
  6. 5:50 am Trail Briefing 50Mi, 50k
  7. 6:00 am 50Mi, 50k start. Time limit: 13 ½ hr - 6:00 am to 7:30 pm
  8. 7:50 am Trail Briefing 20Mi, 13.1Mi, 10Mi, 5k
  9. 8:00 am 20Mi, 13.1Mi, 10Mi, 5k start.
  10. Bathrooms are available.

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

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

Bib Colors:

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

Course will be marked with the following.

    Ribbons, Signs, Gypsum
  • 13 mile out and back/turnaround at the 2nd aid station. PINK RIBBONS
  • 10 mile out and back/turnaround at the first aid station. PINK RIBBONS
  • 5k Clockwise loop PCT to Pony Express Trail back onto PCT returning to the finish. BLUE RIBBONS
  • Attention 100k runners first run 50 mile course returning to the finish then go back out to the 2nd Aid Station turn around returning to the start/finish. DONE
  • Attention 50 mile, 50k runners after aid station 2 you will see 1 sign that has 50M ^ 50k, 20M for your first loop on Lovers Leap follow that sign to the RIGHT down.
  • Attention 50 milers 2nd loop in that location follow sign: ^ 50M 2nd LOOP
  • 100K, 50Mi, 50k, 20Mi, 13.1Mi, 10Mi: PINK RIBBONS
  • TEN MILE Bryan Loop: ORANGE RIBBONS and Signs.
  • Only concerns 100k, 50Mi, 50k runners. The runners will do this loop after leaving the 2nd aid station the 2nd time out. Counter clockwise loop.
  • First loop follow 50k signs/counter clockwise loop. This loop will be done twice by the 100k and 50 mile runners but later on in the event and the 2nd time doing this loop the runners will do a clockwise loop.
  • 2nd loop 50 mile signs/clockwise loop.
  • Blue Ribbons 5k runners. One aid station.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Attention Crews: to return to aid station 2 reverse course. Return to Hwy 50, Turn RIGHT onto hwy 50 EAST drive up 10 minutes, turn RIGHT at Sierra at Tahoe Road. Proceed to aid station 2 then 1 then return to the finish.
To FINISH: return to Hwy 50 turn RIGHT onto Hwy 50 EAST drive a few minutes to Start/Finish on RIGHT ADVENTURE MOUNTAIN LAKE TAHOE. Sign on RIGHT Trail Head PCT and TAHOE RIM TRAIL.

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

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

Crew Access

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

Aid Stations and sequence of runners.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The courses are primarily on dirt roads.

4 fully stocked aid stations.

Bib Colors:

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Aid Stations

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

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

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

Food will be served to runners after the run.

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October 11, 2014
Well Water for Africa Adventure race in Almaden Quicksilver Park
Africa
 
Well Water for Africa Adventure race in Almaden Quicksilver Park
Almaden Quicksilver Park the Mockingbird entrance, San Jose CA
October 11, 2014
 
 
8:30 AM - start
Cut-off times/time limit:  There is a 8 hr time limit. Cut off time for the event: 4:30 pm.

  1. Attention participants - the official start and finish is in the South East corner of the parking lot. After we announce the START you are on your own. You will have a map, but the trails will not be marked with gypsum or ribbons.
  2. 6:45 am parks opens.
  3. 7:00 am event check in. Individuals or 2 or 3 person teams. Up to 5 person teams are OK.
  4. 8:15 am Trail Briefing.
  5. 8:30 am Race starts.

New info to help understand how this event works.

  • All participants will be given a park map at the start of the event with the locations for the start, finish and destination or destinations to find inside the park.
  • All aid stations and destinations will be easily seen from the main trails in the park.
  • Participants will only need a park map which we will supply at the start of the event in order to find the destination(s).
  • Stay on designated trails. Remain on posted trails only.
  • No compass is required but participants are more then welcome to utilize.
  • No orienteering skills required. A large map of Quicksilver will be used at the start to orientate the runners with the maps that are given out for each race distance.

    Well Water for Africa Adventure race in Almaden Quicksilver Park. Who knows Almaden Quicksilver County Park the best?
  1. This event will challenge the participants to find aid stations, and possibly 1 other destination, check in, be signed off at arriving at these locations, and then return to the finish.
  2. Teams can choose from four levels of difficulty: 9.7 miles, 6.7 miles, 5.6 miles and 3.8 miles.
  3. Participants for the 9.6 distance, you may go to any of the 3 aid stations in any order you choose and the 1 other destination that will be noted on the course map provided the morning of the event. Other distances will have a different number of aid stations which you can find in any order.
  4. First person or team that returns to the finish all together that has completed the finding their targets WINS. Participants will be required to show a signed sheet at the finish.
  5. Distances: 9.7 miles, 6.7 miles, and 3.8 miles or more depending on the trails you use.
  6. Participants are required to know the rules and regulations for this event.
  7. There are aid stations and one other destination that will be noted on the course map.
  8. The park will NOT be marked in any way to help direct participants on the course or any verbal directions given during the event.
  9. Teams are to stay together at all times.
  10. Teams check into check points together.
  11. A checklist of the participants names and team info will be at the aid stations and the one other destination for check off. Participants will also have a list with them for staff to check off.
  12. Participants, we encourage you to have your cell phones with you.
  13. We encourage all participants to carry at least one water bottle.
  14. We will also provide 2 additional water stops unmanned along the course for your convenience. These unmanned water stops are not any of your check in locations.
  15. Teams reporting into designated aid stations must check in together.
  16. Participants, you may call the event director any time during the event for help if you need to be rescued. No other phone calls to anyone for assistance finding the aid stations unless you have a emergency. Event director: Troy - 530 409 2989
  17. Santa Clara County emergency phone number: 408 299 2311. Rangers office phone number at Calero Park: 408 268 3883.
  18. You may return to any of the aid stations as many times as you want for aid.
  19. No bibs will be allocated for the event.
  20. Participants will not be allowed to meet anyone else during the event not on the team prior to the event out on the course to become involved with the event.
  21. If any participants quit, you must inform the staff ASAP at any aid stations or the finish at Mockingbird, please.
  22. We encourage all participants to be self sufficient but will supply participants at the aid stations.
    How to register a team.
  • Get your teams set up and register on line. You may register in any of the team size categories and fill your teams spots at your convenience.
  • Only the team captain registers using his/her own name. The team captain emails the Race Director with the list of team members and the team name. Mail to: troy@tctruns.com
  • The team captain uses the email to inform the race director of the distance they will attempt. There are four distances: 9.7 miles, 6.7 miles (harder), 5.8 miles (easier) and 3.8 miles.
  • If you add members before the event, no problem. Just notify the Race Director with the new name(s). You will pay the difference on race day. See the schedule below.
  • You can also change the distance you want to attempt up to and including race day. Make sure you notify the race director to get the correct map.
  • Race day registration is always available on all of our events. Add $10 per person to the payment on race day. Cash or check only.

Entry Fees:

    Price List without T-shirts. Add $20 for each T-shirt requested.
  • $50 individual.
  • $90 2 person team.
  • $120 3 person team.
  • $140 4 person team.
  • $150 5 person team.
Race day registration if available: add $10 per individual.
Awards/Certificates. One WINNER certificate OVERALL individual or team. WINNER certificate first Male/female individual or team. Finisher certificates for all pre registered participants. Finisher certificates are available for pre-registered runners only.
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 Octover 2. Active Military receive a 15% discount. Food will be served to runners after the run.

About Well Water for Africa

My name is John Burnham. I am Troy's web master and maintain this web site. Troy has kindly offered to sponsor this event on behalf or the children on the island of Zanzibar who live in the poorest areas. I have been traveling to Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo since 2000. In the past 4 years, I have been going to Zanzibar on short term mission trips to drill water wells. There are now a total of 5 wells that are up and running and sustainable. I have partnered with people here to set up another NGO to focus on Well Water. This filling a vital need. Women and school age children have to walk, sometimes for miles, for water. A 5 gal bucket of water weighs 41 lbs. This is hard work, it prevents those kids that carry water from going to school, and exposes the women to all kinds of dangers.

Well Water for Africa is a sponsored initiative by Endosan Charitable Enterprises, Inc a 401(3)(c) Non-Profit charitable organization. The projects for this initiative are carefully planned to have the most impact on the most vulnerable. Currently, we are focused on the Island of Zanzibar in the Country of Tanzania which is located in East Africa. The Department of education has allocated to CHaRA, our partnering organization, 61 schools in the Western rural school district of Zanzibar. 30 of these schools do not have clean water, or in some cases, any water, at their location.

The funds that are raised by this event will go towards the water projects in the school district. Each project costs from $8,000 to $10,000 and consists of a water well (usually around 150 feet deep), a solar powered pump, the solar panels, a 3,000 liter water tank, a tower for the water tank, a wash station with water faucets, and a clean up of the rest rooms.

We have already completed two of these projects. Each of the schools in the plan has from 800 to 1,400 students. Last year, CHaRA, the NGO that I have been working with, contacted TOMS shoes to see about shoe distribution in Zanzibar. The activity has been very successful. These water projects are carried out in conjunction with the distribution of TOMS shoes, education in basic hygiene, and a government run de-worming program. The TOMS shoe distribution program began last year. Each six months, shoes are distributed to the entire school district. So far there have been two distributions with a total of 80,000 pairs of shoes distributed.


A class roomAfrica "The least of these."Africa
Well Site at schoolAfrica Drilling underwayAfrica
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October 18, 2014
Lovers Leap of Faith - Strawberry
 
Lovers Leap of Faith - Strawberry
Strawberry, CA
October 18, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bib colors:

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

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

Course: All of the course except for the 5k are primarily single track. You will love these courses running in our beautiful Sierra's Great country, awesome views, lakes, creeks, rivers, great air quality, high elevation, very challenging, appealing courses, lots of exposure, some shaded sections. The 50 mile, 50k and 18 mile courses will parallel the South Fork of the American River in a section of the course before and after Aid Station 2. This event will have the 50k & 18 mile runners running clockwise loops. 50k and 18 mile runners please view the 50k and 18 mile course maps; you will run the opposite directions displayed on the course maps.

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

Trail Briefing

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

Course markings:

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

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

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

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

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

Drop bags

Drop bags for 50k and 18 mile runners.

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

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

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

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

  • Negro Flat
  • Radio Tower/Camp Schnieder

50k and 18 mile runners.


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

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


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

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

Directions to Caples Creek Aid Station Aid Station 2

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

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

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

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

Directions to Schneider Camp

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

This only pertains to the 50k runners/CREWS

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

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

Directions to the next Aid Station to see your runner.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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November 1, 2014
Annual Almaden Hills Run
 
Annual Almaden Hills Run
San Jose, CA
November 1, 2014
 
Distances:   3 mi    8 mi    13 mi    22 mi    50 K   
 
8:00 AM - 8 mi, 13.1 mi, 22 mi and 50K and 5k start
Attention out of town runners: recommended hotel accommodations.
  • Summit Hotel
  • located near this event in South San Jose
  • 399 Silicon Valley Blvd
  • San Jose,CA 95138
  • 408 972 7800

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

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

Elevations:   Elevations

 

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

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

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

Bibs colors RACE DAY

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

Course will be marked with the following info below.

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

In the event of wet weather

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

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

Info: Pre-registered runners will receive a t-shirt if registered by Oct 23. Active Military receive a 15% discount.

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

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December 6, 2014
Calero Park Run
 
Calero Park Run
San Jose, CA
December 6, 2014
 
Distances:   5k    15k   15k    25k    50k
 
8:00 AM 50k, 25k, 13.1 mi, 15k, and 5k start

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

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

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

Elevations:   Elevations

 

Four fully stocked aid stations

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

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

Trail Briefing:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Food will be served to runners after the run.

Maximum of 200 participants allowed so register early.

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January 3, 2015
Hacienda Hills/Almaden Quicksilver County Park/New Almaden
 
Hacienda Hills/Almaden Quicksilver County Park/New Almaden
San Jose, CA
January 3, 2015
 
 
Distances: 3.5    6    Half   
 
Elevation Profiles: 5K Profile 10K Profile 13M Profile
 
Elevation Gains: 980 feet 1810 feet 2980 feet
 
Start Times: 8:45 AM 8:30 AM 8:30 AM
 
Attention out of town runners: recommended hotel accommodations.
  • Summit Hotel
  • located near this event in South San Jose
  • 399 Silicon Valley Blvd
  • San Jose,CA 95138
  • 408 972 7800

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

The courses are primarily on dirt roads.

4 fully stocked aid stations.

Bib Colors:

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Aid Stations

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

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

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

Food will be served to runners after the run.

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Future Planned Events: pending permits

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

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

Location:

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

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

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

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

Trail Briefing:

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

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

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

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

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

Parking: Parking is available at the Event Center.

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 24, 2015
Folsom South Side Trail Run
 
Folsom South Side Trail Run
Folsom, CA
January 24, 2015
 
Distances:   38 mi    50 K    21 mi    13.1 mi    10 K
 
8:00 AM - all distances start.     9 hour time limit. Rain or Shine!

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

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

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

Course:   See maps by clicking the mileage buttons.

Aid: Four fully stocked aid stations.

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

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

Trial Briefing.

6:45 am park opens.

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

Course and how it will be marked.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Attention 38 milers.

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

Attention 50k and 38 milers runners please read below.

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

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

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

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

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

March 7, 2015
Sanborn Park Trail Challenge
 
Sanborn Park Trail Challenge
Saratoga
March 7, 2015
 
Distances:   Half Marathon    9 m    4.2 m
 
8:30am All distances
 

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

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

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

 

On the day of the event.

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

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

Course Description

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

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

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

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

Directions:   See directions for Sanborn Park

Parking:  $6.00 per car.

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

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

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

Food will be served to runners after the run.

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

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

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

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

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

Aid: Four fully stocked aid stations.  

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

Trail Briefing

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

13.1 mile - Yellow bibs

10k - Red bibs

5k - Black bibs

Course markings:

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

Orange ribbons - 5k

Blue ribbons - 10k

Pink ribbons - 13.1 mile

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location:

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

  1. 50k - 3 loops around the lake.
  2. 20 mile - 2 loops
  3. 10 mile - 1 loop
  4. The 5k runners will go out with all of the other distances first running EAST. Yellow ribbons will mark the 5k course. The 5k runners will also be crossing Mormon Emigrant Road twice. 5k runners please use extreme CAUTION when crossing this road at the beginning and towards the end of your race. 5k runners when you first run over at the lake, you will run along the lake on the hiking trail with all the other distances for approximately 1.5 miles. At approximately 1.5 miles the 5k runners will take a VERY SHARP RIGHT TURN up onto the horse trail and begin running back to the finish. 5k runners will eventually run back onto the hiking trail along the lake returning to the finish on the exact same course they ran out on. There are no Aid Stations for the 5k loop.

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

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

Trail Briefing:

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

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

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

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

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

Parking: Parking is available at the Event Center.

Entry Fees: $100 /50k    $80 /20mi   $65 /10mi   $60 /5K  
Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. Pre-registered runners will receive a t-shirt if registered by April 23 at noon if you want one. Deduct $20 if you do not want a t-shirt. Mail-in applications must be received by the Wednesday before the event. Active Military receive a 15% discount.

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

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

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

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

  • Sly Park Resort www.slyparkresort.com and camping is available.
  • Country store: Knot Hole Bar & Grill great burgers. Eventbrite.com has a link to the store.
  • The historic Sportman's Hall for over 150 years GREAT FOOD 5620 Pony Express Trail-Camino,CA 95709.
  • Pizza Factory 6536 Pony Express Trail Pollock Pines CA 530 647 1944.
  • Fifty Grand Stake House Cocktails-Dinner 530 644 1580 6401 Pony Express Trail Pollock Pines CA.
  • The Forester Pub & Grill a FUN place 4110 Carson Road 530 644 1818 www.foresterpub
  • Gas in Pollock Pines/Camino at exits 55 and 56 Sly Park Road
  • Safeway store is located at Sly Park Road & Pony Express Trail.
  • A SUBWAY is also located across the street.
June 7, 2015
Calero Run
 
Calero Run
San Jose, CA
June 7, 2015
 
Distances:   5k    15ki    Half Marathon    25k    50k    50 mi
 
6:00 AM 50 mile and 50k start   8:00 AM 25k, Half Marathon, 15k, and 5k start

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

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

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

Elevations:   Elevations

 

Four fully stocked aid stations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Food will be served to runners after the run.

Maximum of 200 participants allowed so register early.

July 4, 2015
Lovers Leap of Faith - Strawberry
GREAT TRAINER FOR AC100, WS100 and TRT100
 
Lovers Leap of Faith - Strawberry
Strawberry, CA
July 4, 2015

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

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

Overall Map for all distances: See this map.

Distances between Aid Stations See the Table of Distances

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

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

Potential Snow Conditions

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

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

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

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

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

Bib colors:

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

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

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

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

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

Trail Briefing

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

Course markings:

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

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

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

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

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

Drop bags

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Negro Flat
  • Radio Tower/Camp Schnieder

50k and 18 mile runners.


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

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


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

Directions to Caples Creek Aid Station Aid Station 2

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

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

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

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

Directions to Schneider Camp

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

This only pertains to the 50 mile runners/CREWS

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

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

Directions to the next Aid Station to see your runner.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Entry Fees:   $60 /5k    $65 /10k    $70 /13.1 mi    $80 /18 mi    $100 /50k    $140 /50 mi    Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. T-shirt cost, $20.00 is non-refundable even if the event is cancelled but you do get the T-shirt if you ordered one.

Info: Pre-registered runners can receive a t-shirt if registered by June 25. Active Military receive a 15% discount. No penalty for race day registration.

July 18, 2015
Rancho Canada del Oro
 
Rancho Canada del Oro
Morgan Hill, CA
July 18, 2015
 
 
Distances:   4 mi    9 mi    14 mi    24 mi    24 mi   
 
8:00 AM start    All distances.
 
Attention out of town runners: recommended hotel accommodations.
  • Summit Hotel
  • located near this event in South San Jose
  • 399 Silicon Valley Blvd
  • San Jose,CA 95138
  • 408 972 7800

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

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

Elevations:   Elevations

 

Trail Images:   Click Here for images of the trail

Three fully stocked aid stations

Directions:

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

Click here for a local map

Parking:  All parking will be done at the Rancho Canada del Oro OVERFLOW parking lot. A few hundreds yards passed the start/finish on the LEFT within walking distance from the Rancho Canada del Oro parking lot.  Click here for more parking information.

Trail briefing

  • 7:50am trail briefing for all distances.
  • 8:00 am start for all distances
  • 4.2 milers follow Pink Ribbons and Signs - 4.2mi, gypsum numbers and arrows. The Finish is at the Aid Station.
  • 9.0 milers follow Orange Ribbons and Signs - 9.0mi, gypsum numbers and arrows. The Finish is at the Aid Station.
  • 14 milers First, complete 9.0 mile course. After leaving the Aid Station follow Blue Ribbons, Signs - 14mi, gypsum numbers and arrows. The Finish is at the Aid Station.
  • 24 milers
    1. Complete 9.0 mile course.
    2. Complete 14 mile course
    3. After leaving the Aid Station follow Pink Ribbons, Signs - 24mi, gypsum numbers and arrows. You will be running a 10 mile clockwise loop. The Finish is at the Aid Station.
  • 50k runners Complete steps 1,2, and 3 from the 24 mile course. After leaving the Aid Station follow Yellow Ribbons, Signs - 50k, gypsum numbers and arrows. The Finish is at the Aid Station.
    Bib Colors
  • Black bibs - 4 & 9 milers.
  • Red bibs - 14 & 24 milers.
  • Yellow bibs - 50k.
  • Entry Fees:     $60 /4 mi   $65 /9 mi   $70 /14 mi   $80 /24 mi   $100 /50k      Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. T-shirt cost, $20.00 is non-refundable even if the event is cancelled but you do get the T-shirt if you ordered one.

    Info: Pre-registered runners can receive a t-shirt if registered by July 9. Active Military receive a 15% discount.

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

August 1, 2015
Echo Summit Trail Challenge
 
Echo Summit Trail Challenge
Adventure Mountain Snow Park, Echo Summit
Twin Bridges, CA
August 1, 2015

Distances:    5k    10 mi    10 mi    20 mi    50 k    50 mi    50 mi
 
5:00 AM - 100K start   6:00 AM - 50 mi and 50K start   8:00 AM - 20 mi, Half Marathon, 10 mi, and 5k start    
Cut-off times/time limits:  There is a 16 hr time limit for the 100K.  There is a 13 ½ hr time limit for all other races.
 
Please click above on the distance for detailed course maps and elevations!

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

Echo Summit Trail Challenge

  1. Location Start/Finish Adventure Mountain Lake Tahoe.
  2. Parking lot opens 4:00 am. Race day registration will be available. $5 a vehicle exact change please. Please either pay entering the parking lot to our volunteer or pay at runner check in/registration. Thank You
  3. 4:00 am runner check in/race day reg for 100K.
  4. 4:50 am trail briefing
  5. 5:00 am Start 100k. 16 hour time limit. We will be flexible. 9:00 pm race is over.
  6. 5:50 am Trail Briefing 50Mi, 50k
  7. 6:00 am 50Mi, 50k start. Time limit: 13 ½ hr - 6:00 am to 7:30 pm
  8. 7:50 am Trail Briefing 20Mi, 13.1Mi, 10Mi, 5k
  9. 8:00 am 20Mi, 13.1Mi, 10Mi, 5k start.
  10. Bathrooms are available.

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

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

Bib Colors:

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

Course will be marked with the following.

    Ribbons, Signs, Gypsum
  • 13 mile out and back/turnaround at the 2nd aid station. PINK RIBBONS
  • 10 mile out and back/turnaround at the first aid station. PINK RIBBONS
  • 5k Clockwise loop PCT to Pony Express Trail back onto PCT returning to the finish. BLUE RIBBONS
  • Attention 100k runners first run 50 mile course returning to the finish then go back out to the 2nd Aid Station turn around returning to the start/finish. DONE
  • Attention 50 mile, 50k runners after aid station 2 you will see 1 sign that has 50M ^ 50k, 20M for your first loop on Lovers Leap follow that sign to the RIGHT down.
  • Attention 50 milers 2nd loop in that location follow sign: ^ 50M 2nd LOOP
  • 100K, 50Mi, 50k, 20Mi, 13.1Mi, 10Mi: PINK RIBBONS
  • TEN MILE Bryan Loop: ORANGE RIBBONS and Signs.
  • Only concerns 100k, 50Mi, 50k runners. The runners will do this loop after leaving the 2nd aid station the 2nd time out. Counter clockwise loop.
  • First loop follow 50k signs/counter clockwise loop. This loop will be done twice by the 100k and 50 mile runners but later on in the event and the 2nd time doing this loop the runners will do a clockwise loop.
  • 2nd loop 50 mile signs/clockwise loop.
  • Blue Ribbons 5k runners. One aid station.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Attention Crews: to return to aid station 2 reverse course. Return to Hwy 50, Turn RIGHT onto hwy 50 EAST drive up 10 minutes, turn RIGHT at Sierra at Tahoe Road. Proceed to aid station 2 then 1 then return to the finish.
To FINISH: return to Hwy 50 turn RIGHT onto Hwy 50 EAST drive a few minutes to Start/Finish on RIGHT ADVENTURE MOUNTAIN LAKE TAHOE. Sign on RIGHT Trail Head PCT and TAHOE RIM TRAIL.

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

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

Crew Access

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

Aid Stations and sequence of runners.

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

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

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

Info: Pre-registered runners can receive a t-shirt if registered by July 23. Active Military receive a 15% discount. Bibs handed out on event day.

Hacienda Hills - September 6, 2014
 
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Rancho Run - August 2, 2014
 
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Rancho Run - July 12, 2014
 
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Calero Run - May 17, 2014
 
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Run In The Pines - May 3, 2014
 
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Sierra Azul - April 26, 2014
 
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Santa Teresa Link Richard Annual - April 5, 2014
 
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Folsom South Side Trail Run - February 22, 2014
 
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Hacienda Hills/Almaden Quicksilver County Park/New Almaden - January 4, 2014
 
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Annual Almaden Hills Run - November 2, 2013
 
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Echo Summit - August 10, 2013
 
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Lovers Leap of Faith - July 27, 2013
 
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Rancho Canada del Oro and Calero Park - July 6, 2013
 
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Calero & Rancho Canada del Oro - June 1, 2013
 
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Run in the Pines - May 18, 2013
 
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Sierra Azul Trail Challenge - April 27, 2013
 
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Santa Teresa County Park - King Richard Annual - April 6, 2013
 
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Sanborn Park Trail Challenge - March 3, 2013
 
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Folsom South Side Trail Run - February 9, 2013
 
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New Almaden Hacienda Hills - January 5, 2013
 
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Annual Almaden Hills Run - November 3, 2012
 
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New Almaden Hacienda Hills - September 22, 2012
 
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Echo Summit Trail Challenge - August 11, 2012
 
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Rancho Canada del Oro and Calero Park - July 7, 2012
 
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Calero & Rancho Canada del Oro - June 2, 2012
 
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Placerville Historic El Dorado Trail - May 19, 2012
 
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Santa Teresa County Park - King Richard Annual - April 7, 2012
 
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Sanborn Park Trail Challenge - March 3, 2012
 
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Folsom South Side Trail Run - February 18, 2012
 
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New Almaden Haciendas Hills - January 7, 2012
 
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Calero Park Runs - December 3, 2011
 
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Almaden Hills - November 5, 2011
 
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Rancho Canada del Oro and Calero Park - October 8, 2011
 
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Echo Summit Challenge - August 27, 2011
 
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Santa Teresa County Park - August 6, 2011
 
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Calero Park Runs - June 4, 2011
 
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Rancho Runs - April 23, 2011
 
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