This Event Took Place Sat. Oct 20, 2012

Half Marathon- 8:00am
10k- 8:15am
Kids Race- 8:30am
Day of race registration opens at 7:00am

Day of race entry fees:

10K: $40
Half Marathon: $60
Race swag not guaranteed to those registering on race day, or we may substitute with alternative swag.

UPDATE 10/12/16 - Hello potential Quicksilver Trail Challenge runners. Race day is almost here. Thanks to your overwhelming support of our race, we find ourselves just about out of this year’s swag (the lunch bag and mug). If you are registered runner number 121 or higher (check the current entrants lists), we will offer you the following deal as compensation - $10 off the 10K price or $15 off the Half Marathon price, in addition to your choice of swag from other Quicksilver Running Club events including pint glasses, tech tee shirts, Buffs, and hats. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.

The Quicksilver Challenge includes 3 races: a Half Marathon, 10k and one mile free Kids Race, run on scenic, single track trails and fire roads in the historic Quicksilver mining territory of Almaden Quicksilver County Park. Travel through peaceful oak forests and open meadows, with great views of the Santa Clara Valley and the Santa Cruz Mountains. Although the course is very challenging, the beautiful scenery will make the miles go by quickly. If you’ve only run roads before, the Quicksilver Challenge is a wonderful introduction to trail running. All entrants will receive a swag bag, all finishers will receive a commemorative medal, and the top three overall and top in each age group will receive a prize as well.

Proceeds from this event will again be donated to Achieve Kids.

The one mile kids race will be free.

Visit the Quicksilver Challenge event page for complete details.
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QTC Team Challenge

New for the 2016 Quicksilver Trail Challenge is the QTC Team Challenge! The Team Challenge is a competition where teams of 3 runners compete with other teams to see who has the fastest combined time for the Half Marathon. There's no extra fee for this competition, but there are extra prizes, so gather up some friends and see which team is the fastest! To enter, just have each team member enter a Team Name on the registration form. If any corrections or substitutions need to be made, we can make adjustments at runner check in.


As always a huge thank you to our sponsors
Amino Vital

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