Rancho Hills Trail Run (12/7)

Date:Saturday, December 7, 2019
Location:Rancho Canada del Oro
4289 Casa Loma Rd, Morgan Hill CA
Race Distances:50K, 22M, 13M, 11M, 10K, 5K, 1.5M, 0.5M
Start Time:8:00 AM

About the Race

This event is tucked away in the incredibly beautiful foothills of the South Bay Area, taking place in the Rancho Cañada del Oro Open Space Preserve.

If you’re looking for easy and flat then move on. One of our hilliest races provides you with spectacular Bay Area panoramas along the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

The Preserve is loaded with single track trails, some very enjoyable fire roads, incredible views, lots of beautiful foothills, and creeks beside beautiful old oak trees that provide you with well-deserved shade on a mostly exposed course. Come prepared!

— Troy

Registration

  • 50K — $100
  • 22M — $75
  • 13M — $60
  • 11M — $55
  • 10K — $45
  • 5K — $40
  • 1.5M — $20
  • 0.5M — $20

Active military receives 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 two weeks ahead.

REGISTER
ONLINE
Online registration is available through the morning of the race.
  • Register by Mail
    Print a PDF form and mail it to us at the following address:
    TCTRUNS
    2850 Douglas Fir Dr., Camino, CA 95709
  • Register at Race
    Race day registration is available beginning at 7:30 AM. Note: $10.00 added to the above fees.
VOLUNTEER
NOW
Volunteers are needed to help with aid stations.
Everyone who helps out gets a free future race!

Schedule

  • 6:45 AM — Overflow Parking Opens
  • 7:10 AM — Bib pickup, race day registration opens (Located at Race Start/Finish)
  • 7:50 AM — Trail briefing
  • 8:00 AM — Start of all races

Time Limits

50K and 22M
9 Hour Time Limit
Final 50K Loop must start by 2 PM.

Time Limit Schedule
8:00 am Start All Distances.
5:00 pm Race Over (9 Hour Time Limit)

Bib Colors
Yellow Bibs – 50k, 22M
Red Bibs – 13M, 11M
Black Bibs – 10k, 5k, 1.5M, 0.5M

Course Information

This course is very hilly and challenging with a mix of single track and dirt/fire roads. We encourage all runners to have a minimum of one water bottle or a hydration pack with them throughout the course. Longer distance Runners should carry Two Water Bottles or a hydration pack. Wear sunscreen as there will be some shade, but lots of exposure.

Wildlife Caution 
Watch out for Rattlesnakes. Especially later in the day.
Mountain lions have been sighted in the area.

Trail Markings

0.5 MILE COURSE
Out and Back on the Mayfair Ranch Trail along the same course as the 5K race. The turnaround point is at the Green Ribbons, then you will return to the Finish.

1.5 MILE COURSE
Out and Back on the Mayfair Ranch Trail along the same course as the 5K race. The turnaround point is at the Blue Ribbons, then you will return to the Finish.

5K COURSE (440ft Elevation)
Out and Back on the Mayfair Ranch Trail. The turnaround point is at the Yellow Ribbons, then you will return to the Finish.

10K COURSE (676ft Elevation)
Out and Back on the Mayfair Ranch Trail. The turnaround point is at the intersection of Mayfair & Longwall Trails. A sign will be posted 10k Turnaround. Red Ribbons will be hanging at the turnaround location, then you will return to the Finish.

10 MILE COURSE (2,241ft Elevation)
One 10 Mile Counterclockwise Loop along the Mayfair, Longwall, and Catamount Trail.
> Follow STAGE 1 and 10 MILER SIGNS
> Return to Starting Area for FINISH.

Half Marathon (2,881ft Elevation)
> Follow STAGE 1 and 13 MILER SIGNS.
> You will follow the 10 mile Counter-Clockwise Loop Course returning to Start/Finish Aid Station, and followed by the 5k course, a 1.5 mile Out & Back following Pink Ribbons. Turn Around at Green Ribbons. Return to Start/Finish Your Done.

16 MILE COURSE (3,360ft Elevation)
> Follow STAGE 1 and 13 MILER SIGNS.
> You will follow the 10 mile Counter-Clockwise Loop Course returning to Start/Finish Aid Station, and followed by the 10k course, a 5K course/Out & Back Following Pink Ribbons. Turn Around at Green Ribbons. Return to Start/Finish Your Done.

20 MILE COURSE (4,508ft Elevation)
> Run a 10 mile Counter-Clockwise Loop. Return to the Start/Finish Aid Station. Now go back out & reverse the course you just ran, running a 10 mile Clockwise Loop.
> Return to the Start/Finish Aid Station.

26 MILE COURSE (5,623ft Elevation)
> Run a 10 mile Counter-Clockwise Loop. Return to the Start/Finish Aid Station. Now go back out & reverse the course you just ran, running a 10 mile Clockwise Loop.
> Complete the last 6 miles by running the 10k course. 5K Out & Back Following Pink Ribbons. Turn Around at Green Ribbons.
> Return to the Start/Finish Aid Station.

50k
You will have 3 Stages to Complete.
First run STAGE 1, then return to the Start/Finish Area.
This Aid Station Cut-Off is at 11:00 am.
Then you will run a 11 Mile Clockwise Loop following signs saying STAGE 2 22 Miler, then return to the Start/Finish Area.
This Aid Station Cut-Off is at 2:00 pm.
Then you will run section 4.6 miles turning around at the intersection of Longwall & Bald Peaks Trails. Follow signs STAGE 3 50k. A sign will be posted 50k turnaround Mile 26.6, then you will Return to the Finish and you will be 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 22M/50K). Again, we thank you so much for being patient as we upgrade our maps from paper to digital copies.

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 2 unmanned water stops (weather permitting)
– Mayfair Ranch and Longwall Trails Intersection (10k Turnaround location)
– Longwall and Needlegrass Trails 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

December 2019

Photos

December 2019

%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close