Saturday, Oct 20, 2012

Whoos in El Moro

Crystal Cove State Park

Newport Beach , CA 25km , 50km

This Event Took Place Sat. Oct 20, 2012

25 k Course

25K The racers will start at the Turn Around spot at the base of NO DOGS trail and will follow the 50ks last 15 miles. They have 2 different start locations so they both can finish at the same finish line.

50k Course

50K The Whoo's in El Moro 50k course is a OUT AND BACK course through the El Moro section of Crystal Cove State Park. The race starts south of the main ranger station parking lot. Starting in a counter clockwise direction, the race will proceed up Moro Canyon to the first major climb of the day, "I Think I Can". Once topping out on the climb, the route will take a left turn on Moro Ridge and continue to the single-track trail of "Missing Link" where a mile of fun single track awaits the runners. The first aide station is at the top of the first major descent at mile 5, Slow and Easy. At the top of Slow and Easy, runners will make a left and head down the trail and back into Moro Canyon. Turning right, the route heads into to the Four Corners area and the second aide station at mile 8. From Four Corners, runners will turn right and head up W. Cut Across and onto the single track climb of Rattlesnake/Red Tail. At the top of Red Tail, runners will turn left onto more single track and continue to the Ridgepark aide station at mile 11. From Ridgepark, runners will continue down No Name ridge and down No Dogs to the 15 mile aide station and course turn-around. From this point, runners will reverse the course and return to the start.

Description

The Whoo's in El Moro 50k course is a two-loop course through the El Moro section of Crystal Cove State Park. The race starts south of the main ranger station parking lot. Starting in a counter clockwise direction, the race will proceed up Moro Canyon to the first major climb of the day, "I Think I Can". Once topping out on the climb, the route will take a left turn on Moro Ridge and continue to the single-track trail of "Missing Link" where a mile of fun single track awaits the runners. 

The first aide station is at the top of the first major descent at mile 5, Slow and Easy. At the top of Slow and Easy, runners will make a left and head down the trail and back into Moro Canyon. Turning right, the route heads into to the Four Corners area and the second aide station at mile 8. From Four Corners, runners will turn right and head up W. Cut Across and onto the single track climb of Rattlesnake/Red Tail. At the top of Red Tail, runners will turn left onto Bommer Canyon and continue to the Ridgepark aide station at mile 11. From Ridgepark, runners will continue down No Name ridge and down No Dogs to the 15 mile aide station and course turn-around. From this point, runners will reverse the course and return to the start.

The 25k Course is the last 15 miles of the 50k course , so the 25k runners will start at the Turn around aid station which is located at the bottom of No Dogs.

Local time: 4:55 AM
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