13 Mile Trail Race Top Down

Date:Saturday, May 20, 2023
Location:Almaden Quicksilver County Park
Hacienda Entrance

21785 Almaden Rd
San Jose, CA 95120
Race Distances:Half Marathon
Start Time:9:00 AM All Distances. 5.5-hour time limit

About the Race

This Half Marathon race starts at the Mt. Umunhum parking lot and will take you from the top of the exclusive Mt. Umunhum down to the Hacienda Entrance parking lot of Almaden Quicksilver Park.

VOLUNTEER
NOW
Volunteers are needed to help with aid stations.
Everyone who helps out gets a free future race!

REGISTRATION

DISTANCE BY 12/31/22BY 2/28/23BY 5/19/235/20/23
RACE DAY REGISTRATION
Half Marathon$100$105$110$115
Prices do not include UltraSignup.com processing fees
  • Active military receive a 15% discount. Please e-mail team@tctruns.com to process your military registration discount.
  • Entry fees are non-refundable, but the full registration amount (minus processing fees) may be transferred to another future TCT Run by contacting team@tctruns.com at least 24 hours before the scheduled event.
  • Runners may purchase a Troy’s California Trail Runs sport-tek technical fabric shirt during the registration process, or at the event supply permitting.  All shirts are gender-specific and come in sizes ranging from ladies XS all the way to mens XXL.
REGISTER
ONLINE
Online registration is available through the evening before the race.
REGISTER
AT RACE
Race day registration is available beginning at 6:45 AM.

Schedule

  • 6:30 AM — Almaden Quicksilver Park – Hacienda parking lot opens
  • 6:45 AM – 7:45 AM — Registration/Sign-In/Bib-Pick Up Opens
  • 7:45 AM — Buses start taking runners up to the Mt Umunhum parking lot (a 20 to 25 minute bus ride)
  • 8:45 AM — Trail briefing
  • 8:30 AM — Race Start

Please arrive early as we expect a full event.

Course Information & Maps

Toilets are available at the start/finish line. They are first-come first-served, so please be respectful of other runners waiting for and needing to use the toilets. Toilets also available at ALL aid stations.

The course is Point to Point.

Courses will be marked with single solid PINK color ribbons tied to clothespins, ORANGE cones, signs & gypsum.

Half Marathon (2:30pm overall cutoff, 5.5 Hour Time Limit)

  • Course Ascent: 1,909 feet.
  • Race Bibs: Runners will have red-numbered bibs on a white background.
  • Course Ribbons:
    • Follow pink ribbons down to Woods Parking Lot Aid Station (Mile 7.9, Toilet Available).
    • Then Follow pink ribbons to the HALF MARATHON FINISH.
  • Aid/Water Available
    • Start – Mt. Umunhum Parking Lot (Mile 0.0, 9:00am, Toilet Available)
    • Water Station 1: Mt. Umunhum & Barlow Trail Intersection (Mile 3.2)
    • Water Station 2: Sierra Azul Woods & Barlow Trail intersection (Mile 5)
    • Aid Station: Woods Parking Lot Aid Station (Mile 7.9, Cutoff 12:30pm, Toilet Available)
    • Water Station 3: Mine Hill & Catamount Trail Intersection (Mile 10.9)
    • Finish – Hacienda Parking Lot (Mile 13.4, 2:30pm noon cut off, Toilet Available).

Please note cutoffs will be strictly enforced for the half marathon.

Route map for TCTRUNS 13 Mile Trail Race Top Down by TCTRuns Web Team on plotaroute.com

Drop Bags / Clothing Drop Offs

  • Start Line: Mt. Umunhum Parking Lot
  • Aid Station: Woods Parking Lot (Mile 7.9)

Drop Bags will be returned to the Hacienda parking lot Runner Check in Staging Area/Finish Line. 

Any runners that would like clothing to be taken to the Finish area please give to staff at Runner Check in & at the Woods Parking Lot Aid Station.

Parking and Carpooling

  • Parking is available at the Hacienda entrance parking lot, carpooling encouraged.
  • Please park at the Almaden Quicksilver Park the Hacienda parking lot back overflow parking lot.
  • Additional parking if needed the Casa Grande is located down the street approximately 0.2 miles on Almaden Road North of the Hacienda parking lot entrance.

Shuttles from the Finish Line to the Start Line

We will be shuttling runners from the finish line at Hacienda entrance parking lot to the start line at the top of Mt. Umunhum at 7:45 AM.

ATTENTION This event is a Point to Point event & will Require busing runners from the start line from the Hacienda parking lot to the Mt Umunhum parking lot.

ATTENTION Runners we are informing you not to have anyone drop you off at the Start line.

The Mt Umunhum parking lot is very small & our arrangement with Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District would be to not overwhelm their parking lot with our event.

This must be honored by all participants please so we continue to have a good working relationship with this agency.

We will have staff monitoring the Mt Umunhum parking lot entrance insuring nobody will disregard our promise to Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Thx.

The bus ride to the start of the event is approximately 20-25 minutes long.

Crew

Crews/Spectators all possible locations to see your Runner at and has extremely limited parking available along the entire course.

  • Mile 3.2 Trail intersection of Mt Umunhum & Barlow Trails. 
  • Mile 7.8 Sierra Azul parking lot
  • Mile 7.9 Woods parking lot Aid Station 
  • Mile 13.4 FINISH Almaden Quicksilver Park the Hacienda parking lot entrance.

Important Information

ATTENTION Crews/Spectators Safety Concerns please 

Please always drive safely & slowly all of the roads are extremely STEEP with lots of turns.

FYI ATTENTION many bicyclist are riding on Hicks & Mt Umunhum Roads drivers please use EXTREME CAUTION & CONSIDERATION. 

E-mail troy@tctruns.com
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