Sanborn Trail Challenge

Date:Saturday, March 4, 2023
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, Douglas Fir, Oak Madrone, and Tanbark Oak.

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

REGISTRATION

DISTANCE BY 12/4/22BY 2/10/23ONLINE 2/11/23
THROUGH 3/4/23 RACE DAY
IN PERSON 3/4/23
DAY-OF REGISTRATION
4 mile$45$50$55$60
8 Mile$60$65$70$75
Half Marathon$70$75$80$85
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 7:30 AM.

Schedule

  • 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).
  • ONE portable toilet will be available at the start/finish line. It is first-come first-served, so please be respectful of other runners waiting for and needing to use the toilet.
  • ADDITIONAL TOILETS (full service restrooms with running water and flush toilets) will be available at the Costanoan Group/Picnic Area, near the middle parking lot, a few hundred yards from the Peterson Grove Start/Finish area.
  • Courses will be marked with ribbons, signs & gypsum.
  • Yellow ribbons accompanied by large arrows will indicate sharp turn ahead from Sanborn Trail to Peterson Trail (or vice versa, depending on loop direction)

COURSE ROUTES

  • 4 mile (1,555 ft. Ascent)
    • Single Counterclockwise Loop through park.  Follow Pink Ribbons out and up the mountain, then Orange Ribbons back down the mountain to finish.
  • 8 Mile (3,022 ft. Ascent) – Full aid available at mile 4 (start/finish line and aid station)
    • 1st – Counterclockwise Loop. Follow Pink Ribbons out and up the mountain, then Orange Ribbons back down the mountain to aid at Mile4.
    • 2nd – Clockwise Loop. Follow Orange Ribbons out and up the mountain, then Pink Ribbons back down the mountain to finish at Mile8.
  • Half Marathon (4,528 ft. Ascent)Full aid available at mile 4 and mile 8 (start/finish line and aid station)
    • 1st – Counterclockwise Loop. Follow Pink Ribbons out and up the mountain, then Orange Ribbons back down the mountain to aid at Mile4.
    • 2nd – Clockwise Loop. Follow Orange Ribbons out and up the mountain, then Pink Ribbons back down the mountain to finish at Mile8.
    • 3rd – Counterclockwise Loop. Follow Pink Ribbons out and up the mountain, then Orange Ribbons back down the mountain to finish half marathon.

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). Toilet available in parking area adjacent to aid station.

Cut Off Times

There is an overall 4 hour time limit for the half marathon with one cutoff:

  • Half Marathon runners must begin their third and final loop, and be out of the Peterson Grove Start/Finish/Aid Station by 11:10am.

Drop Bags

Drop bag service is NOT available for this event.

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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