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April 4, 2020 - Saturday
  • Folsom Lake Falcon Crest Trail Run


    RACE CANCELLED 


    These trails are one of my favorite places to train on and visit. This race is run in the beautiful awesome foothills of El Dorado Hills. This area has incredible oak trees, green grass and is loaded with single track trails paralleling Folsom Lake. The trails are fast to run on and have some technical sections too—lots of fun. Some shaded areas and lots of exposure as well.

    Distances: 5K, 10K, 15K, Half Marathon

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April 11, 2020 - Saturday
  • Rancho San Vicente Trail Challenge

    Calero Park San Vincente Parking Area, San Jose, CA 95120, USA

    RACE CANCELED
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    Distances: 5K, 10K, 8 Miler, 10 Miler, Half Marathon

    All courses are primarily beautiful singletrack trail. This new park is loaded with rolling hills, oak trees, lush grass and awesome scenery. I am very impressed with the trails implemented. There are plenty of ups and downs for all of these courses.

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April 18, 2020 - Saturday
  • Placerville Path Run

    El Dorado Trail, Placerville, CA

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    RACE CANCELED

    Distances: 5K, 10K, 15K, Half Marathon, HM Relay

    This event is run on the El Dorado Trail in beautiful, historic Placerville. The path is surrounded with beautiful oak trees, rolling hills, and incredible views. The race is held rain or shine. Strollers are allowed in the 5K, 10K, and 15K.

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April 25, 2020 - Saturday
  • Sierra Azul Trail Challenge

    21785 Almaden Rd, San Jose, CA 95120, USA

    RACE CANCELLED

    Run in the shadow of Mt. Umunhum with the deer and a few of your favorite running pals. Set in the Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve, this one of a kind running event provides unique access to gorgeous trails and scenery not commonly viewed. This one is 100% trail/fire road.  One of the toughest runs out there, the 50K challenge course has plenty of steep climbs and exposure to make sure you get a fantastic workout. The 50K course covers the entire park. You will not be disappointed.

    Distances:  50K, Marathon, 18.8M, Half Marathon, 9M, 10K, 5K

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May 2, 2020 - Saturday
  • California Gold Rush Run

    Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, 310 Back St, Coloma, CA 95613, USA

    RACE CANCELED - COVID 19 Shutdown

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    Distances: 5K, 10K, 15K, Half Marathon


    This event is run entirely inside the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, set in the beautiful foothills of Coloma along the south fork of the American River. This is the site at which gold was discovered in 1848, igniting the gold rush and leading to California’s quick rise to statehood.

    All of the courses are a mix of very appealing single track dirt trails and a few paved areas. The are some moderately technical ascents and descents with a lot of switchbacks. There are also some sections of rolling hills and other places where the course is completely flat. With the addition of scenic views and a variety of wildlife, there is plenty to make this run very enjoyable and interesting.

    The race is held rain or shine. Be aware that it can be very cold in Coloma in the morning. No strollers are allowed in the race.

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May 9, 2020 - Saturday
  • Trail Run at Sly Park

    Sly Park Event Center, Mormon Emigrant Trail, Pollock Pines, CA 95726, USA


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    Distances: 50K, Marathon, 18M, Half Marathon, 8.5M, 10K, 5K


    This event is held three times this year (May, August and Novermber) at the Sly Park Recreation Area in Pollock Pines, and it’s held under special use permit with the El Dorado National Forest. The course follows the trails surrounding Jenkinson Lake through endless pine trees.

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June 6, 2020 - Saturday
  • Calero Trail Run

    Calero County Park, 23205 McKean Rd, San Jose, CA 95120, USA


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    Distances: 5K, 10K, 15K, Half Marathon, 25K, 50K  

    Beginning at Calero County Park, this trail run has everything! Experience awesome single track, great hills, and dirt paths. It is a challenging, fantastic trainer for Western States that includes oak trees, exposure, good heat training, and panoramic vistas.

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June 20, 2020 - Saturday
  • The Sierra Azul Ultras

    Mockingbird Hill Lane, Mockingbird Hill Ln, San Jose, CA 95120, USA

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    Distances: 50K, 50 Miler, 100K

    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  

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July 11, 2020 - Saturday
  • Rancho Trail Run

    Rancho Cañada del Oro Open Space Preserve, 4289 Casa Loma Rd, Morgan Hill, CA 95037, USA

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    Distances: 50K, 26M, 13M, 15K, 10K, 5K, 1M  

    This event is tucked away in the incredibly beautiful foothills of the South Bay Area, starting in the Rancho Cañada del Oro Open Space Preserve. The area is comprised of two hidden-gem parks that combined give you double the pleasure.

    If you’re looking for easy and flat then move on. But the climbs are well worth it: At the top is a panoramic view of the entire Bay Area southward, plus the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

    These two parks will give you a mix of singletrack (40%) and some very enjoyable fire roads (60%) to play on. There are lots of beautiful old oak trees to enjoy but lots of exposure, so come prepared.

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August 8, 2020 - Saturday
  • Kirkwood Mountain Ultra Challenge

    Kirkwood Mountain Resort, 1501 Kirkwood Meadows Dr, Kirkwood, CA 95646, USA

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    DISTANCES: 100 Miler, 100K, 50 Miler, 50K  

    This August, join in on an ultra running adventure across 50K, 50M, 100K, and 100M of High Sierra Trails from the Kirkwood Valley Resort to the Strawberry Lodge in Kyburz, CA. Rising above the shore of Lake Tahoe, these ultra races follow trails that are rarely traveled by the weekender and are what many would describe as diamonds in the rough.

    20 years in the making, Troy’s California Trail Runs presents the Kirkwood Ultra Challenge. Join us for over 20,000 feet of altitude gain nestled within the peaks of the High Sierra and among the wilderness of the El Dorado forests.

    These races are comparable to the Western States 100 and many others of that caliber. Be ready and see you in August!

    – Troy

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August 22, 2020 - Saturday
  • Trail Run at Sly Park

    Sly Park Event Center, Mormon Emigrant Trail, Pollock Pines, CA 95726, USA

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    Distances: 50K, Marathon, 18M, Half Marathon, 8.5M, 10K, 5K

    This event is held three times this year (May, August and Novermber) at the Sly Park Recreation Area in Pollock Pines, and it’s held under special use permit with the El Dorado National Forest. The course follows the trails surrounding Jenkinson Lake through endless pine trees.

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August 29, 2020 - Saturday
  • Almaden Hills Trail Run

    Mockingbird Hill Picnic Area, Mockingbird Hill Ln, San Jose, CA 95120, USA

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    Distances: .5M, 1.5M, 5K, 10K, 8.6M, Half Marathon, Marathon, 50K


    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.

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September 5, 2020 - Saturday
  • The High Sierra 50K

    Strawberry Lodge, 17510 US-50, Kyburz, CA 95720, USA

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    Distances: 50K   

    The High Sierra 50K is an alpine masterpiece of a trail race that will take you on a one-way adventure through the forests of the High Sierra that surround Lake Tahoe and finishing at the stunning Kirkwood Ski Resort.

    This is a one distance extravaganza for Ultrarunners looking for a 50K milestone in the wilderness of Northern California.

    If you have what it takes, I'll see you on the trails!

    – Troy

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November 7, 2020 - Saturday
  • Annual Almaden Hills Run

    Mockingbird Hill Picnic Area, Mockingbird Hill Ln, San Jose, CA 95120, USA


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    Distances: .5M, 1.5M, 5K, 10K, 8.6M, Half Marathon, Marathon, 50K


    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.

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November 14, 2020 - Saturday
  • Trail Run at Sly Park

    Sly Park Event Center, Mormon Emigrant Trail, Pollock Pines, CA 95726, USA

    REGISTER HERE

    Distances: 50K, Marathon, 18M, Half Marathon, 8.5M, 10K, 5K


    This event is held three times this year (May, August and Novermber) at the Sly Park Recreation Area in Pollock Pines, and it’s held under special use permit with the El Dorado National Forest. The course follows the trails surrounding Jenkinson Lake through endless pine trees.

    FULL RACE INFO AND REGISTRATION

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December 5, 2020 - Saturday
  • Calero Trail Run

    Calero County Park, 23205 McKean Rd, San Jose, CA 95120, USA

    REGISTER HERE 

    Distances: 5K, 10K, 15K, Half Marathon, 25K, 50K  

    Beginning at Calero County Park, this trail run has everything! Experience awesome single track, great hills, and dirt paths. It is a challenging, fantastic trainer for Western States that includes oak trees, exposure, good heat training, and panoramic vistas.

    FULL RACE INFO AND REGISTRATION

    Add to Calendar

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Troy’s California Trail Runs’ mission is to provide the most scenic, challenging, and fun runs in California. We host trail races, coastal trail runs, ultra marathons, and mountain bike races. Most are in the San Jose area and the Sierras. We promise that our trail races will be the most beautiful and enjoyable races you’ve been a part of.
See you on the trail!
– Troy
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