Hacienda Hills Trail Run (Spring)

Date:Saturday, May 6, 2023
Location:Almaden Quicksilver County Park
Hacienda Entrance

21785 Almaden Rd
San Jose, CA 95120
Race Distance:5K, 10K, 9M, Half Marathon, 30K, Trail Marathon, 50K
Start Time: 8:00 AM (All Distances). 9 Hour time limit.

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About the Race

Located just outside of San Jose at the Almaden Quicksilver County Park, we’re coming back for a spectacular day of Northern California trail running in the Hacienda Hills. Seven different race distances with increasing elevation gain guarantee that you’ll give your quads a great workout and enjoy panoramic views of the entire South Bay Area.

Registration

DISTANCE BY 2/6/23BY 4/14/23ONLINE 4/15/23
THROUGH 5/5/23
5/6/23 IN PERSON
RACE DAY REGISTRATION
5K$45$50$55$60
10K$55$60$65$70
9 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 evening prior to the race.
REGISTER
AT RACE
Race day registration is available beginning at 7:00 AM.
VOLUNTEER
NOW
Volunteers are needed to help with aid stations.
Everyone who helps out gets a free future race!

Schedule

6:30 AM – Parking Lots Open
7:00 AM – Runner Check-In, Bib Pickup & Race Day Registration Opens
7:45 AM – Trail Briefing
8:00 AM – Start Time – All Distances.
9 Hour Time Limit. Race officially over at 5:00 PM

Course Information & Maps

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. Toilets also available at both Mockingbird Aid Station and Woods Aid Station.

The Start/Finish Line at the Hacienda Entrance to Almaden-Quicksilver County Park (21785 Almaden Road) will also serve as a fully-functioning AID station for all runners completing a 9-mile or longer distance.

All courses are primarily on dirt fire roads, with some moderately technical single track trail sections.

All distances will be marked with Signs/Distances/Direction arrows Gypsum/White chalk on the ground/Direction arrows/Distance numbers.
Some signs may say (ALL) meaning all distances continue in that direction.
Some signs may indicate only one distance or two or more. Please be observant.
Prior to intersections we will have the course marked with Signs/Ribbons/Gypsum arrows and distance numbers.
Where distances SPLIT to go different directions the trail will be marked with gypsum, white chalk. (S) meaning SPLIT distances go different ways.

Single track trails will only be marked at the beginning and at the end.

Courses will be marked with solid color ribbons tied to clothespins, signs & gypsum.

5K

  • Course Ascent: 751 ft.
  • Race Bibs: Runners will have black-numbered bibs on a white background.
  • Ribbons/Aid Stations:
    • Follow pink ribbons out Mine Hill Trail turning right onto the Hacienda Trail.
    • Turn Around at 5k turn around signs accompanied by a swath of yellow ribbons to retrace steps back to FINISH 5K.
  • Aid/water available at start and again at finish line (Toilets also available)

10K

  • Course Ascent: 1,545 ft.
  • Race Bibs: Runners will have black-numbered bibs on a white background.
  • Course Ribbons:
    • Follow pink ribbons out Mine Hill Trail turning right onto the Hacienda Trail. Follow the pink ribbons on Hacienda Trail all the way into Mockingbird Aid Station.
    • Turn Around at Mockingbird Aid to retrace your steps back to FINISH 10K.
  • Aid/Water Available:
    • Hacienda Start (Mile 0.0, 8:00am, Toilet Available)
    • Mockingbird Aid Station (Mile 3.1, Toilet Available),
    • Hacienda Finish (Mile 6.2, Toilet Available)

9 Mile

  • Course Ascent: 2,450 ft.
  • Race Bibs: Runners will have red-numbered bibs on a white background.
  • Course Ribbons:
    • Follow pink ribbons out Mine Hill Trail turning right onto the Hacienda Trail. Follow the pink ribbons on Hacienda Trail all the way into Mockingbird Aid Station.
    • Turn Around at Mockingbird Aid to retrace your steps back to Hacienda Aid Station.
    • Then follow orange ribbons up Deep Gulch Trail to English Camp.
    • Turn around at English Camp – 9 mile turnaround signs accompanied by a swath of red ribbons
    • Follow orange ribbons back the same Deep Gulch Trail to FINISH 9 MILER.
  • Aid/Water Available:
    • Hacienda Start (Mile 0.0, 8:00am, Toilet Available)
    • Mockingbird Aid Station (Mile 3.1, Toilet Available),
    • Hacienda Aid Station (Mile 6.2, Toilet Available)
    • English Camp Water Stop (Mile 7.6)
    • Hacienda Finish (Mile 9.1, Toilet Available)

Half Marathon (12:00noon overall cutoff, 4 Hour Time Limit)

  • Course Ascent: 3,100 ft.
  • Race Bibs: Runners will have red-numbered bibs on a white background.
  • Course Ribbons:
    • Follow pink ribbons out Mine Hill Trail turning right onto the Hacienda Trail. Follow the pink ribbons on Hacienda Trail all the way into Mockingbird Aid Station.
    • Turn Around at Mockingbird Aid to retrace your steps back to Hacienda Aid Station.
    • Then follow orange ribbons up Deep Gulch Trail to English Camp. Continue onto Yellow Kid Trail and onto Wood Road Trail leading to Woods Aid Station.
    • Turn around at Woods Aid Station
    • Follow orange ribbons back the same Wood/Yellow Kid/English Camp/Deep Gulch Trails to FINISH HALF MARATHON.
  • Aid/Water Available:
    • Hacienda Start (Mile 0.0, 8:00am, Toilet Available)
    • Mockingbird Aid Station (Mile 3.1, Toilet Available)
    • Hacienda Aid Station (Mile 6.2, Toilet Available)
    • English Camp Water Stop (Mile 7.6)
    • Woods Aid Station (Mile 9.6, Toilet Available)
    • English Camp Water Stop (Mile 11.6)
    • Hacienda Finish (Mile 13.1, 12:00noon cutoff, Toilet Available)

30K (2:00pm overall cutoff, 6 Hour Time Limit)

  • Course Ascent: 4,606 ft.
  • Race Bibs: Runners will have black-numbered bibs on a yellow background.
  • Course Ribbons:
    • Follow pink ribbons out Mine Hill Trail turning right onto the Hacienda Trail. Follow the pink ribbons on Hacienda Trail all the way into Mockingbird Aid Station.
    • Turn Around at Mockingbird Aid to retrace your steps back to Hacienda Aid Station.
    • Then follow orange ribbons up Deep Gulch Trail to English Camp. Continue onto Yellow Kid Trail and onto Wood Road Trail leading to Woods Aid Station.
    • Turn around at Woods Aid Station
    • Follow orange ribbons back the same Wood/Yellow Kid/English Camp/Deep Gulch Trails to Hacienda Aid Station.
    • Next follow pink ribbons out Mine Hill Trail turning right onto the Hacienda Trail. Follow the pink ribbons on Hacienda Trail all the way into Mockingbird Aid Station.
    • Turn Around at Mockingbird Aid to retrace your steps back to Hacienda 30K FINISH.
  • Aid/Water Available:
    • Hacienda Start (Mile 0.0, 8:00am, Toilet Available)
    • Mockingbird Aid Station (Mile 3.1, Toilet Available)
    • Hacienda Aid Station (Mile 6.2, Toilet Available)
    • English Camp Water Stop (Mile 7.6)
    • Woods Aid Station (Mile 9.6, Toilet Available)
    • English Camp Water Stop (Mile 11.6)
    • Hacienda Aid Station (Mile 13.1, 12:00noon cutoff, Toilet Available)
    • Mockingbird Aid Station (Mile 16.2, 1:00pm cutoff, Toilet Available)
    • Hacienda Aid Station (Mile 19.3, 2:00pm cutoff, Toilet Available)

Trail Marathon (5:00pm overall cutoff, 9 Hour Time Limit)

  • Course Ascent: 6,466 ft.
  • Race Bibs: Runners will have black-numbered bibs on a yellow background.
  • Course Ribbons:
    • Follow pink ribbons out Mine Hill Trail turning right onto the Hacienda Trail. Follow the pink ribbons on Hacienda Trail all the way into Mockingbird Aid Station.
    • Turn Around at Mockingbird Aid to retrace your steps back to Hacienda Aid Station.
    • Then follow orange ribbons up Deep Gulch Trail to English Camp. Continue onto Yellow Kid Trail and onto Wood Road Trail leading to Woods Aid Station.
    • Turn around at Woods Aid Station
    • Follow orange ribbons back the same Wood/Yellow Kid/English Camp/Deep Gulch Trails to Hacienda Aid Station.
    • Next follow pink ribbons out Mine Hill Trail turning right onto the Hacienda Trail. Follow the pink ribbons on Hacienda Trail all the way into Mockingbird Aid Station.
    • Continue following pink ribbons along the Hacienda Trail, turning right onto Capehorn Pass Trail, right onto Mine Hill Trail and a left onto Castillero Trail leading into English Camp Water Stop.
    • Now turn right to continue following pink ribbons onto Yellow Kid Trail and onto Wood Road Trail leading to Woods Aid Station.
    • Turn around at Woods Aid Station
    • Follow orange ribbons back the Wood/Yellow Kid/English Camp/Deep Gulch Trails to Hacienda Aid Station.
    • Turn around and follow orange ribbons back to English Camp Water Stop.
    • Turn around at English Camp Water Stop and follow orange ribbons back to TRAIL MARATHON FINISH.
  • Aid/Water Available:
    • Hacienda Start (Mile 0.0, 8:00am, Toilet Available)
    • Mockingbird Aid Station (Mile 3.1, Toilet Available)
    • Hacienda Aid Station (Mile 6.2, Toilet Available)
    • English Camp Water Stop (Mile 7.6)
    • Woods Aid Station (Mile 9.6, Toilet Available)
    • English Camp Water Stop (Mile 11.6)
    • Hacienda Aid Station (Mile 13.1, 12:00noon cutoff, Toilet Available)
    • Mockingbird Aid Station (Mile 16.2, 1:00pm cutoff, Toilet Available)
    • English Camp Water Stop (Mile 18.2)
    • Woods Aid Station (Mile 20.2, 2:00pm cutoff, Toilet Available)
    • English Camp Water Stop (Mile 22.2)
    • Hacienda Aid Station (Mile 23.6, 3:00pm cutoff, Toilet Available)
    • English Camp Water Stop (Mile 25.1)
    • Hacienda Finish (Mile 26.6, 5:00pm cutoff, Toilet Available)

50K (5:00pm overall cutoff, 9 Hour Time Limit)

  • Course Ascent: 7,129 ft.
  • Race Bibs: Runners will have black-numbered bibs on a yellow background.
  • Course Ribbons:
    • Follow pink ribbons out Mine Hill Trail turning right onto the Hacienda Trail. Follow the pink ribbons on Hacienda Trail all the way into Mockingbird Aid Station.
    • Turn Around at Mockingbird Aid to retrace your steps back to Hacienda Aid Station.
    • Then follow orange ribbons up Deep Gulch Trail to English Camp. Continue onto Yellow Kid Trail and onto Wood Road Trail leading to Woods Aid Station.
    • Turn around at Woods Aid Station
    • Follow orange ribbons back the same Wood/Yellow Kid/English Camp/Deep Gulch Trails to Hacienda Aid Station.
    • Next follow pink ribbons out Mine Hill Trail turning right onto the Hacienda Trail. Follow the pink ribbons on Hacienda Trail all the way into Mockingbird Aid Station.
    • Continue following pink ribbons along the Hacienda Trail, turning right onto Capehorn Pass Trail, right onto Mine Hill Trail and a left onto Castillero Trail leading into English Camp Water Stop.
    • Now turn right to continue following pink ribbons onto Yellow Kid Trail and onto Wood Road Trail leading to Woods Aid Station.
    • Turn around at Woods Aid Station
    • Follow orange ribbons back the Wood/Yellow Kid/English Camp/Deep Gulch Trails to Hacienda Aid Station.
    • Then follow orange ribbons up Deep Gulch Trail to English Camp. Continue onto Yellow Kid Trail and onto Wood Road Trail leading to Woods Aid Station.
    • Turn around at Woods Aid Station
    • Follow orange ribbons back the same Wood/Yellow Kid/English Camp/Deep Gulch Trails to Hacienda 50K FINISH.
  • Aid/Water Available:
    • Hacienda Start (Mile 0.0, 8:00am, Toilet Available)
    • Mockingbird Aid Station (Mile 3.1, Toilet Available)
    • Hacienda Aid Station (Mile 6.2, Toilet Available)
    • English Camp Water Stop (Mile 7.6)
    • Woods Aid Station (Mile 9.6, Toilet Available)
    • English Camp Water Stop (Mile 11.6)
    • Hacienda Aid Station (Mile 13.1, 12:00noon cutoff, Toilet Available)
    • Mockingbird Aid Station (Mile 16.2, 1:00pm cutoff, Toilet Available)
    • English Camp Water Stop (Mile 18.2)
    • Woods Aid Station (Mile 20.2, 2:00pm cutoff, Toilet Available)
    • English Camp Water Stop (Mile 22.2)
    • Hacienda Aid Station (Mile 23.6, 3:00pm cutoff, Toilet Available)
    • English Camp Water Stop (Mile 25.1)
    • Woods Aid Station (Mile 27.1, 4:00pm cutoff, Toilet Available)
    • English Camp Water Stop (Mile 29.1)
    • Hacienda Finish (Mile 30.7, 5:00pm cutoff, Toilet Available)

Drop Bag Service – All Distances

  • Drop Bags will have a designated area for runners to access at:
    • Hacienda Start/Aid Station/Finish
  • Staff will collect runner drop bags at the registration and check-in desk before the race starts. These will be available for runners during their race as they pass through and finish the race at Hacienda.
  • Drop bags service NOT available at Mockingbird Aid Station or Woods Aid Station for this event.

Directions and Parking

  • Driving directions to Hacienda Trailhead:
    From Highway 85, take the Almaden Expressway exit south 4.5 miles to Almaden road. Exit to the right on Almaden Road and drive 3 miles along Almaden Road through the town of New Almaden to the unpaved parking lot on the right. The cross streets are Almaden Road and Bertram Road.
  • Parking:
    Free. Please park in the dirt parking lot in the back of the Hacienda entrance to Almaden Quicksilver Park, in New Almaden near the La Foret restaurant.

Support Crews & Access Directions

Hacienda Hills Aid Station Driving Directions


Aid Stations in Sequence 


1. First Aid Station Almaden Quicksilver the Mockingbird parking lot Aid Station.Mile 310k,9Mi,13Mi,30k,26Mi,50k


A. Start Finish the Hacienda parking lot Aid Station. Leaving the Start Finish to the Mockingbird parking lot Aid Station.


B. Turn Left onto Almaden Road Northwest.Drive approximately 2 miles turning left onto Mockingbird Hill Ln.Drive to the top & turn left into Almaden Quicksilver Park the Mockingbird parking lot entrance.The Aid Station is located in the Southeast corner of the parking lot.


2. Second Aid Station Almaden Quicksilver Park the Hacienda parking lot entrance Start Finish. 10k,9Mi,13Mi,30k,26Mi,50kLeaving the Mockingbird parking lot.Turn Right onto Mockingbird Hill LnTurn Right onto Almaden Road drive approximately 2 miles turning right into Almaden Quicksilver Park the Hacienda parking lot entrance.Mile 6 10k Runners DONE 


3. Third Aid Station Almaden Quicksilver Park the Woods parking lot entrance located at the intersection of Hicks & Mt Umunhum Roads.13Mi,30k,26Mi,50k
Leaving Start Finish the Hacienda parking lot entrance.Turn Right onto Almaden Road.Drive on Almaden Road for 5 minutes turning Right onto Hicks Road.Drive up Hicks Road for 5 minutes until STOP SIGN at Hicks & Mt Umunhum Road.Turn Right at Stop Sign into the Woods parking lot.Aid Station is located in the Southeast corner.Mile 9.513Mi,30k,26Mi,50k.
Leaving the Woods parking lot Aid Station returning to the Start Finish the Hacienda parking lot.
Turn Left at Stop Sign down onto Hicks Road Turn left onto Almaden Road Turn Left back into Almaden Quicksilver Park the Hacienda parking lot entrance.Mile 13 13 Milers DONE 30k,26Mi,50k


4. Leaving the Hacienda parking lot entrance to Almaden Quicksilver Park the Mockingbird parking lot entrance.30k,26Mi,50k
All Please look above to previous driving directions to Almaden Quicksilver Park the Mockingbird parking lot entrance.30k,26Mi,50k


5. 30k Runners Leaving Almaden Quicksilver Park the Mockingbird parking lot.30k Runners RETURN to the Start Finish the Hacienda parking lot entrance.30k RUNNERS DONE 


6. 26Mi,50k Runners Continue Straight over to the Woods parking lot Aid Station.Leaving the Mockingbird parking lot entrance.Crews Turn Right down onto Mockingbird Hill Ln.Turn Right onto Almaden Road drive for 10 minutes past the Hacienda parking entrance back up to the Woods parking lot Aid Station.Turn Right onto Hicks Road up to Stop Sign located at the intersection of Hicks Road & Mt Umunhum.Turn Right at Stop Sign into the Woods parking lot Aid Station.Mile 2026Mi,50k


7. 26Mi,50k Runners now Return to Start Finish the Hacienda parking lot entrance.Mile 23.526Mi,50kPlease Refer to Previous driving directions.
26 Mile Crews Your DONE following your runner26 Milers now do a Out & Back so Crews please stay at Start Finish for your 26 Milers FINISH.

8. 50k CrewsMile 23.5 Hacienda parking lot Aid Station.You will now Return to the Woods parking lot Aid Station one last time. Mile 27 for 50k Runners.

9. 50k Crews Leaving the Woods parking lot Aid Station returning to the Start Finish the Hacienda parking lot entrance.Please refer to previous driving directions.

10. 50k Runners will be Done Returning to the Start Finish the Hacienda parking lot Aid Station.Mile 30.5 

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