Fort Ord was a U.S. Army post on Monterey Bay in California. It was established in 1917 as a maneuver area and field artillery target range and was closed in September 1994. Fort Ord was one of the most attractive locations of any U.S. Army post, because of its proximity to the beach and California weather. The 7th Infantry Division (Light) was its main resident for many years. When Fort Ord was converted to civilian use, space was set aside for the first nature reserve in the United States created for conservation of an insect, the endangered species Smith's blue butterfly.
While much of the old military buildings and infrastructure remain abandoned, many structures have been torn down for anticipated development. California State University Monterey Bay and Fort Ord Dunes State Park, along with some subdivisions, the Veterans Transition Center, a strip mall, military facilities and a nature preserve occupy the area today.
On April 20, 2012, President Obama signed a proclamation designating a 14,651-acre portion of the former post as the Fort Ord National Monument.
Park information: Fort Ord National Monument
/ Laguna Seca Recreation Area
Location: Ford Ord National Monument & Laguna Seca Recreation Area
Date: Saturday, January 31, 2015
Events: 10K, 25K & 50K
Bib & Shirt Pickup: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
|Start Times:||10K||8:30 AM|
Time Limit: There is an 8.5 hour time limit for the 50K race
A courses are subject to change if the weather or park service demands it.50K GPS Route
| 25K GPS Route
| 10K GPS RouteAid Station Distances & CutoffsElevation Charts
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Overall winners of each race distance will receive a medal, a custom glass Stein and an item from the Inside Trail Racing schwag bag.
All ultra-marathon distance finishers will receive a custom printed Pint Glass with the race logo.
All other finishers will receive a custom print Coffee Mug with the race logo.
The Dead Last Finisher (DLF) in each even will receive a custom award.
Age-group medals (3 deep) will be awarded in the following categories, for both males and females:
19 and under
- 20 – 29
- 30 – 39
- 40 – 49
- 50 – 59
- 60 - 69
- 70 and over
All registered runners will receive a Greenlayer Sports Evolution technical fabric shirt. Your favorite training tee has been updated for the new season. Made from super soft moisture-wicking fabric, the Evolution Short Sleeve Tee offers the perfect blend of performance, fit and design at an exceptional price point. The Greenlayer logo is featured in a color popping contrast color on the left sleeve.
Fabric: 150g / 50% recycled polyester / 50% polyester
To be guaranteed your shirt size, you must register by January 17, 2015.
Aid Station Supplies
At Inside Trail Racing aid stations it’s like an all you can eat buffet, but this is a race, so don’t linger too long! Expect to find variety at all of our aid stations, including a plethora of Clif Bar Products (Clif Shot Gels, Clif Bloks, Clif Bars), as well as sweet and salty offerings like trail mix, pretzels, potato chips, Oreo cookies, Pop Tarts, boiled potatoes with salt, PB&J finger sandwiches, regular soda (Coke or Pepsi), Mountain Dew, water, Tailwind Endurance Fuel, PB&J finger sandwiches, M&M's, Mike & Ike's, salt tablets... you get the idea. There will also be general first aid items but no anti-inflamatory medicine. We strongly encourage all runners to carry at least one 20oz bottle from which to sip while you enjoy your run.
Local time: 9:31 AM