The Old Goat 50 Mile / 50K / 30K:
50 Miler trail race is a modified figure eight course that starts and finishes at Blue Jay Campground, located in the Trabuco region of the Cleveland National Forest. The camp is 22 miles east of San Juan Capistrano, Ca. and 5 miles North of the Ortega Highway (RTE74). The race has over 13,000 feet of elevation gain and is rated one of the toughest 50 mile trail races in the country.
The first loop of the race takes place on a twenty mile technical single track that meanders down through oak and sycamore lined canyons and then up onto ridges high above the Ortega Corridor. It then descends from the ridge to the famous "Candy Store" aid station at mile 11. From the Candy Store the runners continue on the lollypop loop and return to Blue Jay. This time it's uphill!
From Blue Jay the race begins the first serious climb of the race, a 1000' journey up a narrow truck trail. The course then descends 2500' on a 5 mile rocky technical trail into the Mountain Community of Holy Jim Canyon, the half way point. From Holy Jim canyon the race again turns uphill, climbing 4,000' in the next 7.5 miles to the Summit of Santiago Peak, the highest point in the Santa Ana Mountains.
Although it's a 2000' net downhill from the Antenna Fields at Santiago peak to the finish, there is still 1500' of UP! The final miles of the race occur on the Main Divide Truck Trail with aid stations every 2.5 miles. Finishers are greeted in Blue Jay Campground with a full service BBQ grill that caters to everyones palate... including vegan and gluten free.
OLD GOAT SLAM 2017
***Old Goat 50/50/30 is the FIRST race of the OLD GOAT SLAM! Register and run ALL four Old Goat Races in 2017 to receive a FREE race entry into CHIMERA 100k/100m 2017 (Western States Qualifier). The person that registers must be the person that runs the race. Paying for a race and a DNS does not count for the #OGSLAM. The runner with the most miles in the #OGSLAM will win a OLD GOAT SLAM TROPHY! Old Goat 50k, Nanny Goat 12 hour, Saddleback Half Marathon are options in the #OGSLAM.
The 50K takes place on 29 miles of the Old Goat 50 Mile course. It departs from the 50 Mile course at the bottom of Horsethief West and rejoins at the top on the North Main Divide. This is a challenging race with over 5,000' of climb on technical trails. There is a 6 hour cut off at mile 20.
The 30K takes place on the Candy Store Loop and is an excellent introduction to the Old Goat and Chimera 100 course. The Candy store loop is a technical 19 miles starting and finishing in Bluejay Campground. There is a 6 hour time limit.
There is a 6 hour cut off at mile 20 for all distances and a 14 hour time limit for the 50K/50M.
Active duty military, police, fire fighters, and Chimera 100 Volunteers may receive a 25% discount. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the coupon code. Please indicate which branch of service, city, and department. Chimera volunteers may not transfer their entry to a non-volunteer.
Local time: 10:14 PM