Sanborn Trail Challenge

Date:Saturday, March 5, 2022
Location:Sanborn County Park
16055 Sanborn Road
Saratoga, CA 95070
Race Distances:4 mile, 8 mile, Half Marathon
Start Time:8:30 AM All Distances. 4-hour time limit

About the Race

This run is in Sanborn Park situated in the hills above Saratoga. Course composed of 95% single track trail, extremely mountainous, very technical, lushly wooded, mixed evergreen forest, featuring Redwood, Douglass Fir, Oak Madrone, and Tanbark Oak.

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


DISTANCE BY 12/5/21BY 2/11/22ONLINE 2/12/22
IN PERSON 3/5/22
4 mile$45$50$55$60
8 Mile$60$65$70$75
Half Marathon$70$75$80$85
Prices do not include processing fees
  • Active military receive a 15% discount. Please e-mail to process your military registration discount.
  • Entry fees are non-refundable, but the full registration amount (minus processing fees) may be transferred to another future TCT Run by contacting at least 24 hours before the scheduled event.
  • Runners may purchase a Troy’s California Trail Runs sport-tek technical fabric shirt during the registration process, or at the event supply permitting.  All shirts are gender-specific and come in sizes ranging from ladies XS all the way to mens XXL.
Online registration is available through the morning of the race.
Please print the form, fill it out, and mail it to us with the enclosed registration fee.
Race day registration is available beginning at 7:30 AM.


  • 7:30 AM — Registration/Sign-In/Bib-Pick Up Opens
  • 8:15 AM — Trail briefing
  • 8:30 AM — Race Start

Course Information

  • Most of the trails are single track, steep, wooded and provide plenty of shade.
  • The Starting line for the race will be at the Peterson Grove Picnic Area, easily accessible from the lowest level parking lot (closest to the park entrance station).
  • All of the toilets are available at the start/finish line. They are first-come first-served, so please be respectful of other runners waiting for and needing to use the toilets.
  • Courses will be marked with pink ribbons, signs & gypsum.


  • 4 mile (1,476 ft. Ascent) – Single Counterclockwise Loop through park. Follow Pink Ribbons for entire course.
  • 8 Mile (3,012 ft. Ascent) – Counterclockwise Loop. Full aid available at mile 4. Then Clockwise loop. Follow Pink Ribbons for entire course.
  • Half Marathon (4,528 ft. Ascent) – Counterclockwise Loop. Full aid available at mile 4. Then Clockwise loop. Full aid available at mile 8. Finish with a final Counterclockwise loop. Follow Pink Ribbons for entire course.

Aid Station

  • The Start/Finish line at the Peterson Grove Picnic Area will also serve as a full aid station accessible to 4 mile runners after their race, and to replenish 8 mile runners (midway before their 2nd loop) and Half Marathon runners (at mile 4 and mile 8). Toilets available adjacent to aid station.

Parking and Carpooling

  • $6 per vehicle, SELF-REGISTRATION for all parking.
  • We will have pink ribbons at the entrance and people directing you.

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