Troy’s Summer in the Sierras

From the Sierra to the Bay, Troy’s California Trail Runs is inviting you to an Ultra Trail Running experience that will take you from the highest peaks of Northern California to the farthest reaches of the California coast.
These races are a dream come true for us, and we look forward to seeing you out on the trails, making them a reality.
– Troy

June 12, 2021:
Cody Lake Sierra Trail Challenge
Kyburz, CA

Distances: 5K, 10K, 9M, Half Marathon
The first of our “2020 Summer in the Sierras” series. Situated in High Sierra country, a very challenging course with breathtaking views wraps around Cody Lake and over several creek crossings.

June 19, 2021 – The Sierra Azul Ultras; 100K, 50M, 50K, Trail Marathon

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.

July 3, 2021:
Lover’s Leap of Faith
Kyburz, CA

Distances: 2M, 5K, 10K, 9M, Half Marathon, 18M, 50K
A great course for a challenging and gorgeous introduction to Ultra Racing. Start and finish at the wonderful Strawberry Lodge where we’ll be managing a fully-stocked aid station and all kinds of 4th of July surprises. Come celebrate American Independence with great country, views, lakes, creeks, rivers, amazing air quality, high elevation and very challenging, breathtaking courses.

July 24, 2021:
Kirkwood Thunder Mountain
Kirkwood, CA

Distances: 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, 18.8M, Marathon, 50K
Another Ultra Race Prepper over ten years in the making! Come get a taste of our magnificent Kirkwood Thunder Mountain Trails where we’ll be hosting our Kirkwood Ultra races in early August. This is not an easy course offering but the views of the High Sierra make it worth every drop of sweat.

August 7, 2021 – Kirkwood Mountain Ultra Challenge; 100M, 100K, 50M, 50K, Trail Marathon

Distances: Trail Marathon, 50K, 50M, 100K, 100M
A premiere Ultra Running event in one of the most spectacular locations on the planet. With views descending across Desolation Wilderness and down onto Lake Tahoe. This race is a growing event that is sure to become one of the Ultra Running community’s favorites.

September 4, 2021 – The High Sierra 50K and Trail Marathon

Distances: 50K and Trail Marathon
This event 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 jaw-dropping Kirkwood Resort.
This is a distance extravaganza for Ultrarunners looking for a 50K or Trail Marathon milestone in the wilderness of Northern California.

October 3, 2020:
Echo Summit Trail Run Challenge
Twin Bridges, CA

Distances: 5K, 10K, 10M, Half Marathon, 20M, Marathon, 50K

Be careful what you wish for, these Ultra Races are not for the faint of heart. These races are recommended for Advanced/Expert Trail Runners.



Troy and the team are looking for dedicated trail running volunteers to join us on an adventure for the Summer of Ultra.
All volunteers will receive a free race credit for a future race.

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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