The Sierra Azul Ultras 6/20/20

Date:Saturday, June 20, 2020
Location:Mockingbird Hill Lane, Almaden, CA 95120
Mocking Bird Entrance
Race Distances:100K, 50 Miler, 50K  
Start Time:100K: 5:00 AM (17-Hour Time Limit)
50 Miler: 5:00 AM (14-Hour Time Limit)
50K: 6:00 AM (12-Hour Time Limit

It is with great excitement that we present the trail running community with an exclusive trail racing event; Troy’s Sierra Azul Ultras!

Join us for over 12,000 feet of elevation gain on a 100K, 50 mile, or 50K adventure that will take you through mystical oak forests, endless meadows, and steep climbs in the Santa Clara Valley, Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve, and the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Be careful what you wish for, these Ultra Races are not for the faint of heart.

Troy

Registration

There is a 130 Runner Limit for this race.

Register
Online
Online registration is available through the morning of the race.
  • 100K – $200
  • 50M – $170
  • 50K – $140

Active military receives a 15% discount. Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is canceled. Pre-registered runners may purchase a T-shirt for an additional $25.00 if they register 2 weeks before the event.

PLEASE NOTE THAT IF THIS RACE IS CANCELED DUE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS, YOU WILL BE ISSUED A FULL REFUND MINUS THE ULTRASIGNUP PROCESSING FEES.

  • Register by Mail
    Print a PDF form and mail it to us at:
    TCTRUNS
    2850 Douglas Fir Dr.

    Camino, CA 95709
  • Register at Race
    Please be prepared to pay via Cash or Check. Race Day Registrations will be charged an additional $10.
VOLUNTEER
NOW
Volunteers are needed to help with aid stations.
Everyone who helps out gets a free future race!

If interested, please email volunteer@tctruns.com.

The Trail
Difficulty: Intermediate/Advanced

The Sierra Azul Ultras is a trail runner’s dream come true.
Surface: Mostly fire roads, dirt roads, and plenty of single-track trails
Course: Santa Clara Valley and the Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve.
Elevation Profile: Long climbs/descents; hitting over 12,000ft of elevation gain.
Sunrise And Sunset: 05:47:53 AM and 08:31:10 PM
Weather: California Summer, Highs – 90 degrees / Lows 54 degrees.Lots of potential heat and sun exposure.
Parking: Plenty of free parking is available for this event, however carpooling is encouraged.
Awards: All runners receive a Commemorative Medal. Male/Female winners for each distance will receive a winning medal.

Schedule

100K and 50 Miler

  • 3:30 AM — Park Opens / Staff arrives for set-up
  • 4:00 AM — Runner Check-In / Bib Pick-Up
  • 4:50 AM — Trail briefing
  • 5:00 AM — START 100K and 50M
  • 5:37 AM — Sunrise
  • 5:00 PM — 50M Cut-Off
  • 8:37 PM — Sunset
  • 11:00 PM — 100K Cut-Off

50K

  • 5:00 AM — Runner Check-In / Bib Pick-Up
  • 5:37 AM — Sunrise
  • 5:50 AM — Trail briefing
  • 6:00 AM — START 50K
  • 4:00 PM — 50K Cut-Off

Course Information

  • Multiple, fully loaded, aid stations will be open throughout the course.
  • All Runners are highly encouraged to carry the equivalent of 2 water bottles/camelback at all times.
  • Portions of this race will be run at night.
  • Sunscreen/hats are highly encouraged to protect against heat exposure.
  • 100K Runners should come prepared to run after the sun sets, please bring a change of clothing for your drop bags and headlamps/other lights.
  • This is a wilderness course; please be aware of your surroundings and potential wildlife encounters; Rattlesnakes, Mountain Lions, Wild Boars, Mosquitoes, Skunks, Raccoons, Bees, Poison Oak, Etc.
  • All intersections will be marked with signs, gypsum, and ribbons. Several portions of the course will be unmarked as there are no turnoffs.
  • Pacers, Crew-members, and family/friends are allowed on all our trails to follow the 100K runners. Specific parking accessible aid stations are highlighted below. Please refer to Aid Station section below for further information.
  • Bibs and Ribbons:
    • 100K – Yellow Bibs
    • 50 Mile – Red Bibs
    • 50K – Black Bibs
  • A professional videographer/photographer will be on staff.

Course Maps

50K (7,641Ft Ascent)

50K Aid Stations in order of arrival (Crew Access Parking Areas are Bolded):

  1. Mockingbird Aid Station (Mile 0, START/FINISH/STAGING AREA)
  2. Sierra Azul Aid Station (Mile 4.8, Crew Access/Parking Available)
  3. Water Stop 1 (Mile 7.5)
  4. Limekiln Kennedy Aid Station (Mile 11)
  5. Water Stop 1 (Mile 7.5, 14.6)
  6. Sierra Azul Aid Station (Mile 17.7, Crew Access/Parking Available/Drop bag)
  7. Almaden Quicksilver McAbee Aid Station (Mile 22.4 – Cut Off Time: 3:00 PM )
  8. Mockingbird Aid Station (Mile 28.8, STAGING AREA/Drop Bag Location)
  9. Mockingbird Aid Station (50K FINISH)

50 Miler (12,595Ft Ascent)

50M Aid Stations in order of arrival (Crew Access Parking Areas are Bolded):

  1. Mockingbird Aid Station (Mile 0, START/FINISH/STAGING AREA)
  2. Sierra Azul Aid Station (Mile 4.8, Crew Access/Parking Available/Drop bag)
  3. Water Stop 1 (Mile 7.5)
  4. Limekiln Kennedy Aid Station (Mile 11)
  5. Alma Bridge Aid Station (Mile 16, Crew Access/Parking Available)
  6. Water Stop 2 (Mile 20.2)
  7. Kennedy Road Aid Station (Mile 24, Crew Access/Parking Available)
  8. Water Stop 2 (Mile 28)
  9. Limekiln Kennedy Aid Station (Mile 29.5)
    Water Stop 1 (Mile 33)
  10. Sierra Azul Aid Station (Mile 35.8, Crew Access/Parking Available/Drop bag – Cut Off Time: 1:00 PM)
  11. Almaden Quicksilver McAbee Aid Station (Mile 40.7 – Cut Off Time: 3:00 PM )
  12. Mockingbird Aid Station (Mile 47, STAGING AREA/Drop Bag Location – Cut Off Time: 4:00 PM )
  13. Mockingbird Aid Station (50 Mile FINISH – Cut Off Time: 5:00 PM )

100K (15,636Ft Ascent)

100K Aid Stations in order of arrival. (Crew Access Parking Areas are Bolded):

  1. Mockingbird Aid Station (Mile 0, START/FINISH/STAGING AREA)
  2. Sierra Azul Aid Station (Mile 4.8, Crew Access/Parking Available/Drop bag)
  3. Water Stop 1 (Mile 7.5)
  4. Limekiln Kennedy Aid Station (Mile 11)
  5. Alma Bridge Aid Station (Mile 16, Crew Access/Parking Available)
  6. Water Stop 2 (Mile 20.2)
  7. Kennedy Road Aid Station (Mile 24, Crew Access/Parking Available)
  8. Water Stop 2 (Mile 28)
  9. Limekiln Kennedy Aid Station (Mile 29.5)
  10. Water Stop 1 (Mile 33)
  11. Sierra Azul Aid Station (Mile 35.8, Crew Access/Parking Available/Drop Bag – Cut Off Time: 1:00 PM)
  12. Almaden Quicksilver McAbee Aid Station (Mile 40.7 – Cut Off Time: 3:00 PM )
  13. Mockingbird Aid Station (Mile 47, STAGING AREA/100K Pacers allowed on Course/Drop Bag Location – Cut Off Time: 4:30 PM)
  14. Almaden Hacienda Aid Station (Mile 50.3, Crew Access/Parking Available – Cut Off Time: 6:00 PM )
  15. Almaden Quicksilver McAbee Aid Station (Mile 57.6 – Cut Off Time: 8:30 PM )
  16. Mockingbird Aid Station (100K FINISH – Cut Off Time: 11:00 PM )

Aid Stations, Drop Bags, Pacers, and More.

  • All aid stations will remain open until the last runner comes in.
  • Runners that do not meet cutoff times will be driven back to the start.
  • Crew and support can follow and supply runners at the indicated aid stations. Parking is available but limited, please plan on carpooling.
  • Pacers are allowed for the 100K runners starting at Mile 47.
  • Please note additional information for all of the aid stations.
  1. Mockingbird Parking Lot Aid Station (All Distances. 11:00 PM Race Finish)
    This is the Primary Aid Station located at the Start/Finish Line.
    This is a Drop Bag Location.
  2. Sierra Azul Parking Lot Aid Station (100K, 50 Milers, 50K)
    Woods Trailhead @ Hicks Road & Mt. Umunhum.
    This is a Drop Bag Location.
  3. Alma Bridge Road Aid Station (100K and 50 Milers)
  4. Kennedy Road Aid Station (100K and 50 Milers)
    Kennedy Road Entrance to Sierra Azul.
  5. Sierra Azul Parking Lot Aid Station (100K and 50 Milers)
    Woods Trailhead @ Hicks Road & Mt. Umunhum.
    This is a Drop Bag Location.
  6. Almaden Quicksilver McAbee Aid Station (100K, 50 Milers, 50K)
    The intersection of Mine Hill and Cinnabar Trails.
  7. Mockingbird Parking Lot Aid Station (100K and 50 Milers)
    This is the Primary Aid Station located at the Start/Finish Line.
    100K Pacers are allowed on the course.
    This is a Drop Bag Location.
  8. Almaden Quicksilver Hacienda Aid Station (100K Runners Only)
    100K Pacers are allowed on the course.
  9. Almaden Quicksilver McAbee Aid Station (100K Runners Only)
    The intersection of Mine Hill and Cinnabar Trails.
    100K Pacers are allowed on the course.
  10. Mockingbird Parking Lot Aid Station (100K Runners Only)
    This is the Primary Aid Station located at the Start/Finish Line.
    This is a Drop Bag Location.

Travel and Accommodations

Troy’s California Trail Runs is partnered with iWeekender to provide comprehensive travel packages that include accommodations, air travel, and rental cars.

Questions

Please contact us via e-mail if you have any questions/concerns:
rd@tctruns.com

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