Santa Teresa King Richard Annual Trail Run

Date:Saturday, April 8, 2023
Location:Pueblo Day Use Area
Santa Teresa County Park
San Jose, CA 95120
Race Distances:5K, 10K, 10 Mile, Half Marathon
Start Time:9:00 AM

About the Race

This event is held close to my heart. As a way to honor my father, Richard Limb, I created and named this event after him. My dad has always been a King to me. I remember him sharing stories of his running in Santa Teresa County Park when he was young and the love he had for it. He loved the area so much that as an adult he settled into a home in the Santa Teresa area and lived there for more than 40 years! My dad was a respected English teacher at Leland High School until he retired. In years past, when I initiated this event, my dad would start the runners with a huge smile on his face! This event is my way to celebrate my pride and love for him. Join us in celebrating my father and enjoy a wonderful race with us!

Santa Teresa County Park is located in the Santa Teresa Hills, ten miles south of downtown San Jose. This diverse, 1,673-acre park, is rich in history and offers spectacular views from its trails above the Almaden and Santa Clara Valleys.



DISTANCE BY 1/8/23BY 3/17/23ONLINE 3/18/23
THROUGH 4/7/23
IN PERSON 4/8/23
10 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 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 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 prior to the race.
Race day registration is available beginning at 8:00 AM.
Volunteers are needed to help with aid stations.
Everyone who helps out gets a free future race!


  • 8:00 AM — Runner check in. Race day registration available.
  • 8:45 AM — Trail briefing
  • 9:00 AM — Start of all races

Course Information

The course will be marked with ribbons connected to clothespins on bushes, trees, etc. Keep your head up looking for ribbons. Signs including distances and direction arrows will also be visible on the trail.

Half Marathon, 2,552ft Ascent (YELLOW BIBS, FOLLOW PINK RIBBONS):
50% dirt roads, 50% single track, very hilly, awesome country, challenging with technical sections and rocky sections; covers most of the park; 4 aid stations.

10 Miler, 1,893ft Ascent (YELLOW BIBS, FOLLOW PINK RIBBONS):
50% dirt roads, 50% single track, very hilly, awesome country, challenging with technical sections and rocky sections; covers most of the park; 4 aid stations.

75% dirt roads, 25% single track; very hilly, steep climbs, tough course, lots of great runnable sections, very enjoyable, 3 Aid stations.

100% dirt road, very hilly, steep climbs, tough course, very rewarding, great downhill run to the finish; 1 Aid Station.


Additional Course Directions

Attention ALL runners will first run the 5k course. Following ORANGE RIBBONS/Signs. The 5k runners will run 3.1 miles returning to the start/finish. 5k runners will have one water stop, unmanned.

The 13.1 milers, 10 milers and 10K runners will enter into the 2nd Aid Station. Volunteers will be helping at this Aid Station. At this point, the 13.1 milers and 10k runners will begin to follow Blue Ribbons. The 13.1 milers and 10k runners after the Aid Station will follow BLUE RIBBONS/Signs. The runners will return to this Aid Station before returning to the start/finish. The 10k runners will finish by returning to the start/finish line.

13.1 Milers and 10 Milers will continue onto the same path. At the Bernal Aid Station, 13.1 Milers will continue on, and 10 Milers will follow directions back to the Finish Line.

Attention 13.1 milers after returning to the start, you will continue following the PINK RIBBONS/Signs. There is a toilet at the start/finish. 13.1 milers you will have two Aid Stations for this section. You will utilize the one Aid Station twice. Immediately after leaving the Aid Station, you will cross a road please use EXTREME CAUTION returning to this Aid Station. You will cross the road once again. A toilet is available along this loop; please refer to the course map.

Aid Available

  • Mile 3 – Mine Trail at Hidden Springs Trail Intersection (10K, 10M, Half Marathon)
  • Mile 6 – Start/Finish/Aid Station (10M, Half Marathon)
  • Mile 9.5 – Mine Trail at Bernal Rd Aid Station (Half Marathon)
  • Mile 12.5 – Mine Trail at Bernal Rd Aid Station (Half Marathon)

Half Marathon Course Cut Off Times (4-Hours Overall, 1:00pm)

  • Mile 3, Mine Trail at Hidden Springs Trail Intersection – 10:00am
  • Mile 6, Start/Finish/Aid Station – 11:00am
  • Mile 9.5, Mine Trail at Bernal Rd Aid Station Outbound – 12:00pm
  • Mile 12.5, Mine Trail at Bernal Rd Aid Station Inbound – 12:45pm
  • Mile 13.1, Finish Line – 1:00pm (4 Hours Overall)

Drop Bags

Drop bag service is NOT available for this event.

Parking and Carpooling

  • Address:
  • $6 per vehicle, SELF-REGISTRATION kiosk (Visa/Mastercard only) for all parking.
  • We will have cones and signs at the entrance directing you.

The park may be accessed from either Almaden Valley or Santa Clara Valley. From Santa Clara Valley, take US 101 or Highway 85 to the Bernal Road exit. Proceed west 1.3 miles on Bernal Road and cross Santa Teresa Boulevard toward the Santa Teresa Hills. Bernal Road continues a mile or so past the park’s Santa Teresa Golf Club, winding up into the hills.

Click here for a Google Maps link directly to the Pueblo Day Use Area. See the park map for more information.

Travel and Accommodations

Troy’s California Trail Runs is partnered with iWeekender to provide comprehensive travel packages that include accommodations, air travel, and rental cars.

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