Santa Teresa King Richard Annual Trail Run (3/21)

Date:Saturday, March 21, 2020
Location:Santa Teresa County Park (Parking: Pueblo Day Use Area)
260 Bernal Rd San Jose, CA 95119
Race Distances:Half Marathon, 10 Miler, 10K, 5K
Start Time:8:45 AM

About the Race

This event is held close to my heart. As a way to honor my father, Richard Limb, I created and named this event after him. My dad has always been a King to me. I remember him sharing stories of his running in Santa Teresa County Park when he was young and the love he had for it. He loved the area so much that as an adult he settled into a home in the Santa Teresa area and lived there for more than 40 years! My dad was a respected English teacher at Leland High school until he retired. In years past, when I started this event, my dad would start the runners with a huge smile on his face! This event is my way to celebrate my pride and love for him! Join us in celebrating my father and enjoy a wonderful race with us!

Santa Teresa County Park is located in the Santa Teresa Hills, ten miles south of downtown San Jose. This diverse, 1,673-acre park, is rich in history and offers spectacular views from its trails above the Almaden and Santa Clara Valleys.

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Registration

Registration fees are as follows:

  • 5K – $45.00
  • 10K – $50.00
  • 10M – $55.00
  • Half Marathon – $60.00

Active military receive a 15% discount. Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. Pre-registered runners may purchase a T-shirt for an additional $25.00 if they register by 10 days before the event.

REGISTER
ONLINE
Online registration is available through the morning of the race.
  • Register by Mail
    Print the PDF form and mail to us.
  • Register at Race
    Race day registration is available beginning at 8:05 AM. Please add $10.00 to the above fees. Fill out the form above or we will have them on race day.
VOLUNTEER
NOW
Volunteers are needed to help with aid stations.
Everyone who helps out gets a free future race!

Schedule

  • 8:00 AM — Park opens
  • 8:05AM — Runner check in. Race day registration.
  • 8:35 AM — Trail briefing
  • 8:45 AM — Start of all races

Course Information

The course will be marked with ribbons connected to clothespins on bushes, trees, etc. Keep your head up looking for ribbons. Signs including distances and direction arrows will also be visible on the trail.

Half Marathon, 2,552ft Ascent (YELLOW BIBS, FOLLOW PINK RIBBONS):
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.

10 Miler, 1,893ft Ascent (YELLOW BIBS, FOLLOW PINK RIBBONS):
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, 1,398ft Ascent (RED BIBS FOLLOW BLUE RIBBONS):
75% dirt roads, 25% single track; very hilly, steep climbs, tough course, lots of great runnable sections, very enjoyable, 3 Aid stations.

5K, 814ft Ascent (BLACK BIBS FOLLOW ORANGE RIBBONS):
100% dirt road, very hilly, steep climbs, tough course, very rewarding, great downhill run to the finish; 1 Aid Station.

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

Additional Course Directions

Attention ALL runners will first run the 5k course. Following ORANGE RIBBONS/Signs. The 5k runners will run 3.1 miles returning to the start/finish. 5k runners will have one water stop, unmanned.

The 13.1 milers, 10 milers and 10K runners will enter into the 2nd Aid Station. Volunteers will be helping at this Aid Station. At this point, the 13.1 milers and 10k runners will begin to follow Blue Ribbons. The 13.1 milers and 10k runners after the Aid Station will follow BLUE RIBBONS/Signs. The runners will return to this Aid Station before returning to the start/finish. The 10k runners will finish by returning to the start/finish line.

13.1 Milers and 10 Milers will continue onto the same path. At the Bernal Aid Station, 13.1 Milers will continue on, and 10 Milers will follow directions back to the Finish Line.

Attention 13.1 milers after returning to the start, you will continue following the PINK RIBBONS/Signs. There is a bathroom at the start/finish. 13.1 milers you will have two Aid Stations for this section. You will utilize the one Aid Station twice. 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. A bathroom is available along this loop; please refer to the course map.

Directions, Parking, and Lodging

Address: 260 Bernal Rd San Jose, CA 95119.
The park may be accessed from either Almaden Valley or Santa Clara Valley. 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.

Click here for a Google Maps link directly to the Pueblo Day Use Area. See the park map for more information.

Lodging

Wyndham Garden San Jose Silicon Valley Hotel
located near this event in South San Jose
399 Silicon Valley Blvd
San Jose, CA 95138
(408) 972-7800

Results

April 2019

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