Race to the Top of Mt. Umunhum

Date:Saturday, March 11, 2023
Location:Almaden Quicksilver County Park
Hacienda Entrance

21785 Almaden Rd
San Jose, CA 95120
Race Distances:Half Marathon
Start Time:8:30 AM All Distances. 6-hour time limit

About the Race

This Half Marathon race starts at the Hacienda Entrance of Almaden Quicksilver Park and will take you up to the top of the exclusive Mt. Umunhum.

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


DISTANCE BY 12/31/22BY 2/14/23BY 3/10/233/11/23
Half Marathon$100$105$110$115
Prices do not include UltraSignup.com 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.
Online registration is available through the evening before the race.
Race day registration is available beginning at 7:00 AM.


  • 7:00 AM — Registration/Sign-In/Bib-Pick Up Opens
  • 8:15 AM — Trail briefing
  • 8:30 AM — Race Start

Please arrive early as we expect a full event.

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 ALL aid stations.

The course is Point to Point.

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

Half Marathon (2:30pm overall cutoff, 6 Hour Time Limit)

  • Course Ascent: 4,573 feet.
  • Race Bibs: Runners will have red-numbered bibs on a white background.
  • Course Ribbons:
    • Follow pink ribbons up to Woods Parking Lot Aid Station (Mile 5.3, Toilet Available).
    • Then Follow pink ribbons out to the Mt. Umunhum & Barlow Trail Intersection Aid Station (Mile 9.9, Toilet Available).
    • Then Follow pink ribbons to the HALF MARATHON FINISH.
  • Aid/Water Available
    • Hacienda Parking Lot Start (Mile 0.0, 8:30am, Toilet Available)
    • Water Station 1: Almaden Quicksilver Park at Capehorn & Mine Hill Trail intersection  (Mile 2.5)
    • Aid Station 1: Woods Parking Lot Aid Station (Mile 5.3, Cutoff 10:00am, Toilet Available)
    • Water Station 2: Sierra Azul Woods & Barlow Trail intersection (Mile 8.1)
    • Aid Station 2: Mt. Umunhum & Barlow Trail Intersection (Mile 9.9, Cutoff 1:00pm), Toilet Available)
    • Finish (Mile 13.4, 2:30pm noon cut off, Toilet Available).

Route map for TCTRUNS Race to the Top of Mt. Umunhum Half Marathon by TCTRuns Web Team on plotaroute.com

Please note cutoffs will be strictly enforced for the half marathon.

Drop Bags / Clothing Drop Offs

  • Aid Station Woods Parking lot. (Mile 5.3)
  • Aid Station Mt Umunhum & Barlow Trail intersection. (Mile 9.9)

Drop Bags will be returned to the Hacienda parking lot Runner Check in Staging Area. 

Any runners that would like clothing to be taken to the Finish area please give to staff at Runner Check in.

Parking and Carpooling

  • Parking is available at the Hacienda entrance parking lot, carpooling encouraged.
  • Please park at the Almaden Quicksilver Park the Hacienda parking lot back overflow parking lot.
  • Additional parking if needed the Casa Grande is located down the street approximately 0.2 miles on Almaden Road North of the Hacienda parking lot entrance.

Shuttles from the Finish Line back to the Start Line

We will be shuttling runners from the finish line back to the Hacienda entrance parking lot from 12 pm – 3 pm.

ATTENTION This event is a Point to Point event & will Require busing runners from the finish line the Mt Umunhum parking lot back to the Hacienda parking lot. 

ATTENTION Runners we are informing you not to have anyone pick you up at the Finish line.

The Mt Umunhum parking lot is very small & our arrangement with Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District would be to not overwhelm their parking lot with our event.

This must be honored by all participants please so we continue to have a good working relationship with this agency.

We will have staff monitoring the Mt Umunhum parking lot entrance insuring nobody will disregard our promise to Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Thx.

The bus ride after the event is approximately 20 minutes.

E-mail troy@tctruns.com
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