Almaden Hills Trail Run

Date:Saturday, November 6, 2021
Location:Almaden Quicksilver Park – Mockingbird Hill Entrance
19535 Mockingbird Hill Ln, San Jose, CA 95120, USA
Race Distances:5K, 10K, 8M, Half Marathon, 30K, Trail 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.

—Troy

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

REGISTRATION

DISTANCE BY 8/6/21BY 10/15/21ONLINE 10/16/21
THROUGH RACE DAY
IN PERSON
DAY-OF REGISTRATION
5K$45$50$55$60
10K$55$60$65$70
8 Mile$60$65$70$75
Half Marathon$70$75$80$85
30K$80$85$90$95
Trail Marathon$90$95$100$105
50K$100$105$110$115
Prices do not include UltraSignup processing fees
  • Active military receive a 15% discount. Please e-mail team@tctruns.com 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 team@tctruns.com 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.
REGISTER
ONLINE
Online registration is available through the morning of the race.
REGISTER
BY MAIL
Please print the form, fill it out, and mail it to us with the enclosed registration fee.
REGISTER
AT RACE
Race day registration is available beginning at 7:00 AM.

Schedule

  • 7:00 AM: Runner check-in (bib pickup).
    Bib pickup is located at the race start.
  • 7:45 AM: Trail briefing at the start/finish.
    Please arrive early – important course information.
  • 8:00 AM: Start all distances.

Course Information & Maps

5k

  • Course Ascent: 722 feet.
  • Race Bibs: Runners will have black-numbered bibs on a white background.
  • Ribbons/Aid Stations:
    • Follow yellow ribbons on course for a single large counterclockwise loop.
    • Then follow red ribbons as directed by staff to complete a mini clockwise loop to FINISH 5k.
  • Aid/Water Available at the start/finish area before and after the 5k loop course.

10k

  • Course Ascent: 1,434 feet.
  • Race Bibs: Runners will have black-numbered bibs on a white background.
  • Ribbons/Aid Stations:
    • Follow yellow ribbons on course for a large counterclockwise loop.
    • Then follow red ribbons as directed by staff to complete a mini clockwise loop as directed by staff.
    • Now back at the Mockingbird Parking Lot Aid start/finish, complete a large clockwise loop following yellow ribbons
    • Then another mini clockwise loop following red ribbons as directed by staff to FINISH 10k.
  • Aid/Water Available at the start/finish area mid-run after the first loop, and again at finish.

8 Mile

  • Course Ascent: 2,162 feet.
  • Race Bibs: Runners will have black-numbered bibs on a white background.
  • Ribbons/Aid Stations:
    • Follow pink ribbons for 4 miles to the Hacienda Parking Lot Aid Station. Then reverse and follow same pink ribbons for 4 miles back to FINISH 8 Miler at the Mockingbird Parking Lot Aid Station.

Half Marathon – Course cutoff 12:30pm (4.5 hr time limit)

  • Course Ascent: 3,471 feet.
  • Race Bibs: Runners will have red-numbered bibs on a white background.
  • Ribbons/Aid Stations:
    • Stage 1 (Mile 0 to Mile 4.0) – Follow pink ribbons for 4 miles to the Hacienda Parking Lot Aid Station
    • Stage 2 (Mile 4.0 to Mile 7.6) – Follow orange ribbons for 3.6 miles returning to the Mockingbird Parking Lot Aid Station
    • Stage 3 (Mile 7.6 to Mile 10.7) – Follow green ribbons for 3.1 miles to the Hacienda Parking Lot Aid Station
    • Stage 4 (Mile 10.7 to Mile 13.1) – Follow blue ribbons for 2.4 miles to FINISH HALF MARATHON at Mockingbird Parking Lot Aid Station

30K – Course cutoff 3:00pm (7 hr time limit)

  • Course Ascent: 4,803 feet.
  • Race Bibs: Runners will have red-numbered bibs on a white background.
  • Ribbons/Aid Stations:
    • Stage 1 (Mile 0 to Mile 4.0) – Follow pink ribbons for 4 miles to the Hacienda Parking Lot Aid Station
    • Stage 2 (Mile 4.0 to Mile 7.6) – Follow orange ribbons for 3.6 miles returning to the Mockingbird Parking Lot Aid Station
    • Stage 3 (Mile 7.6 to Mile 10.7) – Follow green ribbons for 3.1 miles to the Hacienda Parking Lot Aid Station
    • Stage 4 (Mile 10.7 to Mile 13.1) – Follow blue ribbons for 2.4 miles to Mockingbird Parking Lot Aid Station
    • At Mile 13.1 (Cutoff 12:30pm), runners now repeat stages 3 and 4, as shown:
    • Stage 3 (Mile 13.1 to Mile 16.2) – Follow green ribbons for 3.1 miles to the Hacienda Parking Lot Aid Station
    • Stage 4 (Mile 16.2 to Mile 18.6) – Follow blue ribbons for 2.4 miles to FINISH 30K at Mockingbird Parking Lot Aid Station
  • Drop bag service available:
    • Mockingbird Parking Lot Aid Station (start/finish area, encountered multiple times during run)
    • Hacienda Parking Lot Aid Station (encountered multiple times during run)

Trail Marathon – Course cutoff 3:30pm (7.5 hr time limit)

  • Course Ascent: 6,916 feet.
  • Race Bibs: Runners will have black-numbered bibs on a yellow background.
  • Ribbons/Aid Stations:
    • Stage 1 (Mile 0 to Mile 4.0)- Follow pink ribbons for 4 miles to the Hacienda Parking Lot Aid Station
    • Stage 2 (Mile 4.0 to Mile 7.6)- Follow orange ribbons for 3.6 miles returning to the Mockingbird Parking Lot Aid Station
    • Stage 3 (Mile 7.6 to Mile 10.7)- Follow green ribbons for 3.1 miles to the Hacienda Parking Lot Aid Station
    • Stage 4 (Mile 10.7 to Mile 13.1)- Follow blue ribbons for 2.4 miles to the Mockingbird Parking Lot Aid Station
    • At Mile 13.1, runners now repeat all stages 1-4 in order, as shown:
    • Stage 1 (Mile 13.1 to Mile 17.1)- Follow pink ribbons for 4 miles to the Hacienda Parking Lot Aid Station
    • Stage 2 (Mile 17.1 to Mile 20.7)- Follow orange ribbons for 3.6 miles returning to the Mockingbird Parking Lot Aid Station
    • Stage 3 (Mile 20.7 to Mile 23.8)- Follow green ribbons for 3.1 miles to the Hacienda Parking Lot Aid Station
    • Stage 4 (Mile 23.8 to Mile 26.2)- Follow blue ribbons for 2.4 miles to TRAIL MARATHON FINISH at the Mockingbird Parking Lot Aid Station
  • Drop bag service available:
    • Mockingbird Parking Lot Aid Station (start/finish area, encountered multiple times during run)
    • Hacienda Parking Lot Aid Station (encountered multiple times during run)

50k – Course cutoff 5:00pm (9 hr time limit)

  • Course Ascent: 8,222 feet.
  • Race Bibs: Runners will have black-numbered bibs on a yellow background.
  • Ribbons/Aid Stations:
    • Stage 1 (Mile 0 to Mile 4.0)- Follow pink ribbons for 4 miles to the Hacienda Parking Lot Aid Station
    • Stage 2 (Mile 4.0 to Mile 7.6)- Follow orange ribbons for 3.6 miles returning to the Mockingbird Parking Lot Aid Station
    • Stage 3 (Mile 7.6 to Mile 10.7)- Follow green ribbons for 3.1 miles to the Hacienda Parking Lot Aid Station
    • Stage 4 (Mile 10.7 to Mile 13.1)- Follow blue ribbons for 2.4 miles to the Mockingbird Parking Lot Aid Station
    • At Mile 13.1, runners now repeat all stages 1-4 in order, as shown:
    • Stage 1 (Mile 13.1 to Mile 17.1)- Follow pink ribbons for 4 miles to the Hacienda Parking Lot Aid Station
    • Stage 2 (Mile 17.1 to Mile 20.7)- Follow orange ribbons for 3.6 miles returning to the Mockingbird Parking Lot Aid Station
    • Stage 3 (Mile 20.7 to Mile 23.8)- Follow green ribbons for 3.1 miles to the Hacienda Parking Lot Aid Station
    • Stage 4 (Mile 23.8 to Mile 26.2)- Follow blue ribbons for 2.4 miles to the Mockingbird Parking Lot Aid Station
    • At Mile 26.2 (Cutoff 2:45pm), runners now repeat stages 3 and 4, as shown:
    • Stage 3 (Mile 26.2 to Mile 29.3) – Follow green ribbons for 3.1 miles to the Hacienda Parking Lot Aid Station
    • Stage 4 (Mile 29.3 to Mile 31.7)- Follow blue ribbons for 2.4 miles to 50K FINISH at the Mockingbird Parking Lot Aid Station
  • Drop bag service available:
    • Mockingbird Parking Lot Aid Station (start/finish area, encountered during run as well)
    • Hacienda Parking Lot Aid Station

Distances to Aid Stations

All distances, other than those shorter than the Half Marathon, will hit the Hacienda Aid Station and Start / Finish Aid Station at every 3 to 4 mile interval throughout the course.

Aid Stations / Water Stop Info

There are two fully stocked aid stations. Most runners will encounter these multiple times depending on their race distance.

Aid Stations:
1. Mockingbird Parking Lot Aid Station-All Distances (Start/Finish)
2. Hacienda Parking Lot Aid Station (8 Mile, Half Marathon, 30K, Trail Marathon, 50K)

Course will be marked with the following info below.

  • Gypsum direction arrows and distances. The written word NO means Do Not Enter.
  • Signs with distances, direction arrows. Please stop and read signs carefully.
  • All ribbons are attached to trees/bushes with wooden clothespins. Other ribbons are not ribbons for this race.

Drop Bag Service – 30K, Trail Marathon and 50K only

  • Drop Bags will have a designated area for runners to access at the Mockingbird Parking Lot Aid Station Start/Finish line.
  • Staff will collect runner drop bags before the race start to take to the Hacienda Parking Lot Aid Station. These will be available for runners during their race, and staff will return them to Mockingbird after the race.

Crew Access

  • Two locations to see runners by driving up to Aid Stations. Refer to each race category course description to see how many times your runner will encounter each location.
    • Mockingbird Parking Lot Aid Station (Start/Finish)
    • Hacienda Parking Lot Aid Station
  • All Distances Will Finish at the Mockingbird Parking Lot.

Directions and Parking

All Parking for this event will be at the Almaden Neighborhood Church, a short 0.3 mile walk down the street from the start line:

Almaden Neighborhood Church

19550 McKean Rd, San Jose, CA 95120

We are very thankful for the Almaden Neighborhood Church, Pastor Jordan and his team, for graciously allowing us to use their parking for this event. It would not be possible for us to host otherwise.

Runners, please show the church your appreciation by turning down your music prior to arrival, not loitering or remaining in their parking area any longer than necessary after you have parked, and not leaving any trash or refuse on the church grounds.

ALSO, VERY IMPORTANT: Please be respectful of the neighborhood and Do Not Park on Mockingbird Hill Lane, Gold Creek Way or any residential neighborhood street. We thank you for your cooperation and it is imperative to helping ensure we will continue to be permitted to put on these events.

Toilets

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. These are the only toilets, so please arrive early.

Awards

All finishers will receive a medal.

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