Rancho Trail Run (7/13)

Date:Saturday, July 13, 2019
Location:Rancho Canada del Oro
4289 Casa Loma Rd, Morgan Hill CA
Race Distances:50K, 26M, 13M, 15K, 10K, 5K, 1M
Start Time:8:00 AM

2019 race results are now live

About the Race

This event is tucked away in the incredibly beautiful foothills of the South Bay Area, starting in the Rancho Cañada del Oro Open Space Preserve. The area is comprised of two hidden-gem parks that combined give you double the pleasure.

If you’re looking for easy and flat then move on. But the climbs are well worth it: At the top is a panoramic view of the entire Bay Area southward, plus the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

These two parks will give you a mix of singletrack (40%) and some very enjoyable fire roads (60%) to play on. There are lots of beautiful old oak trees to enjoy but lots of exposure, so come prepared.

—Troy

Registration

  • 50K — $80
  • 26M — $75
  • 13M — $55
  • 15K — $50
  • 10K — $45
  • 5K — $40
  • 1M — $25

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 $20.00 if they register two weeks ahead.

REGISTER
ONLINE
Online registration is available through the morning of the race.
VOLUNTEER
NOW
Volunteers are needed to help with aid stations.
Everyone who helps out gets a free future race!

Schedule

  • 6:30 AM — Back Overflow Parking Opens
  • 6:45 AM — Bib pickup, race day registration opens (Located at Race Start/Finish)
  • 7:45 AM — Trail briefing
  • 8:00 AM — Start of all races

Time Limits

50K and 26M
8 Hour Time Limit

Time Limit Schedule
8:00 am Start All Distances.
4:00 pm Race Over (8 Hour Time Limit)

26M Aid Station Cutoff time – 3:00 pm
Runners must be out of Aid Station at the Start / Finish to complete their last leg of the run toward Mayfair / Longwall by 3:00 PM

50K Aid Station Cutoff time – 2:00 pm
Runners must be out of Aid Station at the Start / Finish to complete their last leg of the run (9 Mile loop following Yellow Ribbons in a Counter Clockwise Loop) by 2:00 pm.

Course Information

This course is very hilly and challenging.
We encourage all runners to have a minimum of one water bottle or camelback.
Longer distance Runners should carry Two Water Bottles or a camelback or both.
Wear sunscreen if you like.
Some shade lots of exposure.
Mix of Single track and dirt roads.

Runners USE EXTREME CAUTION during event when crossing over Casa Loma Road.
Unfortunately some of the local residents in the area drive to FAST going through that area.

Wildlife Caution 
Watch out for Rattlesnakes Especially later on in the day.
Mountain lions.

Attention No Ribbons will be up on the Mayfair Ranch Trail. 3.1 Miles long. 5k Runners will NOT Run On this Trail.

Trail Markings

1M

One Milers A Out and Back Course. Follow Red Ribbons Out 0.5 miles turning around at the first water stop.
One Milers Return directly to Start Finish LINE your Done.
Attention the One Milers Do Not Cross Casa Loma Road. ace.

Start & Finish is at the same location due to Safety Concerns & that young kids might be participating.

5k

5k Runners Out and Back Course. Follow Red Ribbons.
5k Runners run out passed Water Stop located at the intersection of Mayfair and Longwall Trails. 
Run down to bridge and Turnaround at Green Ribbons Up Before crossing over bridge.
5k Runners Return to Start Finish your Done.

10k

10k Red Ribbons 
10k Runners Run a 4.2 Mile Counterclockwise Loop Return to Start Finish Aid Station.
10k Runners now run a Out and Back up to the Aid Station located at Mayfair and Longwall Trail Intersection.
Turnaround at the Aid Station and Return directly to the Start Finish.

This course is slightly longer (11k) because we wanted to provide the opportunity for runners to have adequate water along the route.

50K, 26 Milers, 13 Milers, 9 Milers
First run the 9 Mile Section Following Orange Ribbons.
All those distances Return to Start Finish.
9 Milers are Done.

50K, 26M, 13M
Now follow Blue Ribbons for approximately 5 Miles.
Running a Counterclockwise loop Returning to the Start Finish.
13 Milers are Done.

50K, 26M
Now follow Pink Ribbons for approximately 9 miles.
Running a Clockwise Loop Returning To The Start Finish.
Returning to the Start Finish you will be at Mile 22.

26 Milers (Marathon)
Mile 22 Start Finish Aid Station.
2:30 pm Cutoff Time leaving Start Finish Aid Station.
Now follow Red Ribbons for 4.2 Miles.
26 Milers you will be running the same 4.2 mile loop the 10k Runners first ran Returning To The Start Finish.
Longwall Canyon Trail up to Water Stop.
Straight ahead onto the Mayfair Ranch Trail Which is 3.1 miles to the Finish.
Running a Counterclockwise Loop Returning To The Start Finish your Done.

50K Runners 
Mile 22 Start Finish Aid Station.
2:00 pm Cutoff Time leaving Start Finish Aid Station.
Now follow Yellow Ribbons for approximately 9 miles.
Running a Counterclockwise Loop Returning To The Start Finish your Done.

Maps

Please refer to the information above on trail markings. Please check back as we get closer to the race for more detailed maps on each section of the race (especially 26M/50K). Again, we thank you so much for being patient as we upgrade our maps from paper to digital copies.

1M

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5k

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10k

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9M

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Orange Ribbons entire course (no ribbons on Mayfair Ranch Trail)

13M

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This course is the following segments:
9M course (Orange Ribbons – 9M, 13M, 26M, 50K runners),
6M Loop (Blue Ribbons – 13M, 26M, 50K runners),

26M

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This course is the following segments:
9M course (Orange Ribbons – 9M, 13M, 26M, 50K runners),
6M Loop (Blue Ribbons – 13M, 26M, 50K runners),
9M Loop (Pink Ribbons – 26M, 50K runners),
4M Loop (Red Ribbons – 26M runners only, no 50K runners)

50k

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This course is the following segments:
9M course (Orange Ribbons – 9M, 13M, 26M, 50K runners),
6M Loop (Blue Ribbons – 13M, 26M, 50K runners),
9M Loop (Pink Ribbons – 26M, 50K runners),
9M Loop (Yellow Ribbons – 50K runners only, no 26M runners)

Aid Stations

There will be 2 fully stocked aid stations for this race
– Bald Peaks / Catamount Aid Station
– Aid Station at the finish

There will be 3 unmanned water stops
– Mayfair Ranch and Longwall Trail Intersection.
– Needlegrass and Bald Peaks Trail Intersection.
– At the 1 Mile course turnaround (Longwall and Needlegrass Trail Intersection.)

Drop bags

Drop bags located at Start Finish Aid Station.

Bathrooms

We only have one bathroom for the event located in the front main parking lot where Runner Check In is.

Additional Bathrooms are located at:
Calero Park 10 minutes away.
Cinnabar Hills Golf Course 10 minutes away.
Safeway in Almaden located on Almaden Expressway and Camden Avenue.

Directions and Parking

South of San Jose, Take exit 373 from US-101 S. Continue on Bailey Ave. Take McKean Rd to Casa Loma Rd.

Start/Finish is at the Rancho Cañada del Oro Open Space Preserve parking lot.

All Runners please park in the back overflow parking lot 500 yards passed Runner Check In on the Left On Casa Loma Road.
Runners please walk up dirt road to main front parking lot for Runner Check In.

Please CARPOOL. Parking is extremely restricted.

Awards

All runners receive a medal for finishing the race.

Results

Results are posted at the top of the page after the race.

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