Annual Almaden Hills Run (11/7)

Date:Saturday, November 7, 2020
Location:San Jose, CA
Race Distances:.5M, 1.5M, 5K, 10K, 8M, Half Marathon, Marathon, 50K
Start Time:8:00 AM

About the Race

This event is set in Almaden Quicksilver park, in the beautiful hills of Almaden Valley. It’s comprised of 60% dirt roads, 40% single track, and is very hilly, with great views, awesome countryside. In a nutshell: It’s challenging and very fun.


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

If interested in volunteering, please email


  • Half mile: $25
  • 1.5M: $30
  • 5K: $40
  • 10K: $45
  • 8.6M: $50
  • Half Marathon: $60
  • Marathon: $90
  • 50K: $100

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 at least two weeks before the race.

Online registration is available through the morning of the race.
  • Register by Mail
    Print a PDF form and mail to us.
  • Register at Race
    Race day registration is available beginning at 7:00 AM. Please add $10.00 to the above fees.


  • 7:00 AM: Runner check-in.
  • 7:45 AM: Trail briefing at the start/finish.
  • 8:00 AM: Start all distances.


Elevation Profiles

Course Information

New Course info for 50K and Trail Marathon

Trail Marathon
First run the 13 mile course and return to the start/finish. 13 mile course will be marked 13 and designated Ribbon color. Then reverse the course. This section will be marked 26 and following designated Ribbon color. Runners then return to the start/finish for race completion.

50K Runners
Runners go back out for 4.5 miles, following 50K and designated Ribbon color return to start/finish. You are done.

Bib Colors

  • Yellow: 50K, Trail Marathon
  • Red: Half Marathon
  • Black: .5M, 1.5M, 5K, 10K, 8.6M

Course will be marked with the following info below.

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

Ribbon Colors

  • 50K: PINK RIBBONS First for the 26 mile course then for the last 4.5 miles run ORANGE RIBBONS.
  • Trail Marathon: PINK RIBBONS.
  • Half Marathon: PINK RIBBONS.
  • 8.6 Milers: BLUE RIBBONS.
  • 5K, 10K: RED RIBBONS.

Cutoff Times

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

Aid Stations

There are four fully stocked aid stations. Bathrooms are located at the start/finish, Hacienda Aid station at 8.9 miles and up and McAbee entrance (50K only).

Drop Bags and Crew

Only for 50K runners. All the information is here.

Directions and Parking

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

Travel and Accommodations


All finishers will receive a medal.


November 2019


November 2019

More Info

Recommended hotel accommodations (close to event):

Wyndham Garden San Jose Silicon Valley Hotel
399 Silicon Valley Blvd
San Jose,CA 95138
408 972 7800

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