Sunday, Jun 2, 2013

Mount Diablo Trail Run

96 Mitchell Canyon Rd

Clayton, CA 8K, 25K, 50K

This Event Took Place Sun. Jun 2, 2013

Race Day Registration

We will have race day registration (see pricing below). CASH or CHECK only. Shirt must be picked up after race and size not guaranteed. Thank you

Current Weather Forecast and NEW Race Information

NEW RACE DAY MAP – Click Here For Link

RACE DAY FORECAST – click here for the latest from the Weather Channel website or National Weather Service website or your favorite weather app. Regardless, we will be prepared with plenty of ice on course.

50K REROUTE: Due to two washed out culverts, a hillslide, excessive poison oak, and a friendly recommendation from the Park Ranger, we have modified the 50K course ever so slightly on the south side of Mount Diablo. 28K, Half , and 10K are the same. 50Ker's will gain an extra 500 feet of elevation gain to 9,750 and I have brought the course down from 31.8 to about 30.8. I may have you run circles around the parking lot to get you 31.1. Kidding once again. See below for updated map links and please check your email from our Ultrasignup mailings daily this week for updates.

Welcome to the Mt Diablo Trail Run. Pacific Coast Trail Runs is proud to bring back this classic in PCTR lore. For those seeking the ultimate challenge in elevation gain, then this event is for you. Enjoy ever-changing views and terrain on "Devil Mountain" with sweeping panoramas from the summit and highest point in the Bay Area. On a clear day, you may be blessed with heavenly views for hundreds of miles of California landscape. The trail cuts through meadow-lands to sedimentary rock formations carved out by water and wind, to the rocky summit. For those entering the 50K, you will get to enjoy the journey to Rock City and two different ascents of Mt Diablo and 8,500 feet of elevation gain. We have purposely picked the summertime, thus making the ultimate mountain challenge in the east bay and perfect for heat training for longer distance events you have later in the summer.

Entry Fee
- 50K: $75 (Early Bird), $85 (March 1st), $95 (April 1st) $105 on Race Day
- 28K: $60 (Early Bird), $70 (March 1st), $80 (April 1st) $90 on Race Day
- Half Marathon: $55 (Early Bird), $65 (March 1st), $75 (April 1st) $85 on Race Day
- 10K: $50 (Early Bird), $60 (March 1st), $70 (April 1st) $80 on Race Day

All entrants will receive a race shirt of the size and style they choose if registered by Friday, May 19, 2017. LATE ENTRANTS: We guess on how many to order for late entries. You will have to wait until after your finish to see what shirts are still available for the late registrants. Those registering after May 29th, 2017 will not be guaranteed a shirt. Choose "No Shirt" at checkout and purchase at event if you don't want to risk it. We will order extra shirts based upon previous race data and relative entries. All race day registrants will most likely not receive a shirt. However, if you stay around until the end and we have extra then you may receive a shirt.

At check-out you will have a choice between a Sport-Tek "tech shirt" or Next Level branded "cotton blend shirt". All participants will be able to enjoy the post-race BBQ with the one ticket provided with entry. BBQ starts at 10:30 a.m. Purchase additional tickets for friends and family $10 at check out. Protein and vegetarian options are provided. We like doing taco bars and other traditional BBQ fare with salads for the summer.

Mt Diablo State Park Info

Mt Diablo State Park - Clayton, CA

Start/Finish
Mitchell Canyon Visitors Center
96 Mitchell Canyon Rd
Clayton, CA 94517

Parking Alert
Parking is $6. Please do your best to bring exact change to allow for expedient entry for all. Please note that there is one lane in and one lane out of the parking area. We have staggered the start times to allow for traffic back-up getting into start/finish location.

Alcohol Alert
Alcohol is prohibited in Mt Diablo State Park.

Woof Alert
Dogs are not allowed to hike, walk, or run in this park. They are allowed in the campgrounds but must be on leash at all times. Please do not leave your dog in the car during this event!

ORAL IV Presents... The $2,000 King & Queen of Mount Diablo Beacon Ascent

Welcome to the Mount Diablo Half Marathon featuring the inaugural "ORAL IV King & Queen of Mount Diablo Beacon Ascent". This is a winner take all race to the top for $1,000 each for first male and female to climb to the designated spot atop Mount Diablo steps of the glorious Beacon. The first male and female then must finish the event to claim the prize. Shall the first male and/or female fail to finish the half marathon event on the same day, then the prize money will go to the next subsequent person who got to the top of the Beacon Steps who then finishes the half marathon distance.

Elite runner fast passes available: inquiries and other questions should be directed to Race Director, Greg Lanctot: RunPCTR@gmail.com

The Course: Click Here For Link

Distance: 13.1 Miles
Elevation Gain: 3,864'

The Beacon Ascent: Start to the top of the steps and lookout of the Mount Diablo Beacon.
Distance: 5.8 Miles
Elevation Gain: 3,500'

See below for TURN-BY-TURN.... STRAVA.com requires you to log in to your account to see the turn-by-turn. It's Free. Otherwise, we will have them printed on map for you at check-in.

Partners In Trail Running

A huge thank you to our partners in trail running. We are supportive of all products that are favorites of ours. It's not only important to support products that we like, but that are also beneficial to our competitors.

ORAL IV - Donating Hydration Activation Supplements.

ULTIMATE DIRECTION - Donating Hydration Products.

GU - Your on course Hydration and Calorie Provider featuring ROCTANE Energy Drink, GU Gels, and GU Stroopwafel.

EGG WEIGHTS - Donating this new fitness product for some of our entrants.

SPORTS BASEMENT - Donating gift cards for some lucky runners.

Directions to Start/Finish & Aid Stations & Parking

Plug in this address in to your favorite application for Mitchell Canyon Visitors Center:
96 Mitchell Canyon Rd, Clayton, CA 94517

Parking is $6. Please do your best to bring exact change to allow for expedient entry for all. Please note that there is one lane in and one lane out of the parking area. We have staggered the start times to allow for traffic back-up getting into start/finish location.

Aid Station Directions

Marsh Creek Road: Not advisable for crews. Parking is half mile away at it is very early in the event. However, travellikng there is easy as following the provided race map.

Juniper Campground A/S: PLEASE PARK IN THE LARGE PARKING LOT at the entrance of the campground. NOT IN THE CAMPGROUND. You will walk a 1/4 mile to the Aid Station. Very easy to get to but may be time consuming and expensive. The park will charge you another $10 to enter from the North Gate or South Gate. Which ever you choose, they will both get you to Juniper Campground near both the Aid Station and the Beacon atop Mount Diablo. Plug in "South Gate Mount Diablo" or "North Gate Mount Diablo for Directions to each entrance. Use park provided map or race provided map to drive 10 more miles (or 30 minutes) up to the top from the entrances. It will take an hour to drive around the mountain to see them at the aid staiton you want to drive, so please allow enough time.

South Gate Road: Plug in "South Gate Mount Diablo" and continue up South Gate Road where you will see an aid station on the Side of the Road.

Start Times & Runner Check-in

Start Times
- 7:30am – 50K
- 8:00am – 28K
- 8:20am – Half Marathon
- 8:40am – 10K

Bib & Shirt Pickup
- Race Day only starting at 6;45am.
- If you pick up your bib and shirt but do not feel like running on Saturday Morning, you do need to let us know for safety reasons. Search and Rescue is very expensive and we would not like to send you the bill for not letting us know you didn’t start the event.

Race Day Check-In
- 6:45am - 8:15am:

Race Director Briefings
- 7:15am - 50K
- 7:45am - 28K
- 8:05am - Half Marathon
- 8:25am - 10K

Course Information Maps / Elevations /Mileage

Course Design: Locals Lisa Hughey and Harris Mason

The course for all 4 distances will start at Mt Diablo State Park via the Mitchell Canyon Visitors Center. The 50K, 28K, and Half Marathon will all ascend to the top of Mt Diablo near Summit Road. The 50K'ers will get to unique climbs and be tested with 9,750 feet of vertical gain. Very few 50K's in the United States are comparable.
However, if you chose a shorter distance, don't worry as you will also be able to climb a respectable amount of elevation. The course is a blend of the original PCTR course design with a few modifications. Bragging rights for all no matter which distance you choose.

50K'ers will once again get to run out to near Rock City (South Gate Rd) and circumnavigate the North Peak out to Marsh Road.
28K'ers will be challenged with 5,500 feet of vertical gain and also get to enjoy the venture around the second tallest peak- North Peak.
Half Marathoners will enjoy 3,800 feet of gain up to the summit of Mt Diablo and finish with the popular Bald Ridge.
10K'ers will feel all of the 1,800 feet of gain up and around Bald Ridge.

Course Markings:
10K: PINK to H20 ONLY Aid Station (A/S) --> GREEN to Finish.
HALF: PINK to H20 ONLY A/S --> PINK to Juniper A/S --> GREEN to Finish.
28K: PINK to Marsh Creek A/S --> PINK to Juniper A/S --> GREEN to Finish.
50K: PINK to Marsh Creek A/S --> PINK to Juniper A/S --> BLUE Out'n'back to South Gate A/S --> GREEN to Finish.

50K

- STRAVA Course Map & Elevations Click Here For Link
- 50K Time Limit is 9.5 Hours
- 50K Cut-off is at 3.5 Hours at Juniper Campground (Mile 11.6). Shall you fail to reach in time, you will be sent down for a 28K finish.
Aid Stations:
1) Marsh Creek Rd A/S 5.6
2) Juniper Campground A/S Mile 11.9
3) South Gate A/S 18.4
4) Juniper Campground Mile 25

28K
- STRAVA Course Map & Elevations Click Here For Link
- Mileage: 17.5 Miles
- Elevation Gain 1,800
Aid Stations:
1) Marsh Creek Rd A/S @ Mile 5.6
2) Juniper Campground A/S @ Mile 11.6

Half Marathon

- STRAVA Course Map & Elevation Chart Click Here For Link
- Mileage: 13.1 Miles
- Elevation Gain 1,800
Aid Stations:
1) H20 ONLY A/S (Prospectors Gap) @ Mile 3.0
2) Juniper Campground A/S @ Mile 7.2

10K
- STRAVA Course Map & Elevation Chart Click Here For Link
- Mileage: 6.7 Miles
- Elevation Gain 1,800
Aid Station:
1) H20 Only A/S (Prospectors Gap) @ Mile 3.0

Aid Stations, Drop Bags & Pacers or Companions

Aid Stations
We will provide a variety of fresh fruit, sweet & salty snacks, electrolytes sports drink, cola, ginger ale and water. THIS EVENT WILL FEATURE HIGH TEMPERATURES AND ALL ENTRANTS IN THE 50K distance will be required to have a hand-held bottle or hydration pack when they leave South Gate Aid Station. It is highly recommended that ALL runners carry at least 20 oz. of water between aid stations.

Drop Bags
Runners in the 50 km may leave a drop bag at South Gate Rd Aid Station. Please put name on it. Number not necessary as we have a small field. All runners may leave drop bags at the Finish Area of Mitchell Canyon Start/Finish area with any personal needs. Please note we will provide an area and do our best to safe guard them. We will not be responsible for the loss of personal items due to theft or misplacement.

Pacers or Companions
50K - Pacers (only one permitted the entire event) are allowed in the 50K and can join their runner only at South Gate A/S.
28K - Pacers or Companions are not allowed in other distances unless permission is granted from Race Director.
1/2 Marathon - Pacers or Companions are not allowed in other distances unless permission is granted from Race Director.
10K - Pacers or Companions are not allowed in other distances unless permission is granted from Race Director.

Safety is our number one priority and want you to get home to your loved ones. Second is the amount of fun you have, so make it count.

Shirts & Awards

Shirts
All participants that register by May 19, 2017 will be guaranteed their requested shirt size and material. LATE ENTRANTS: We guess on how many to order for late entries. You will have to wait until after your finish to see what shirts are still available for the late registrants. Those registering after May 29th, 2017 will not be guaranteed a shirt. Choose "No Shirt" at checkout and purchase at event if you don't want to risk it. We will order extra shirts based upon previous race data and relative entries. All race day registrants will most likely not receive a shirt. However, if you stay around until the end and we have extra then you may receive a shirt.

Shirt Material Choice
We have found not everyone will be happy with shirt style, material, sizing, or even the art. For our events, we can only solve the the issue with those requesting the type of material in shirts. During registration you will be asked what type of shirt you would like and then you size. To help you with your decision making process, we can tell you the "Tech-Material" (not cotton) shirts are made by Sport-Tek and generally run true to size. If you select "Cotton Blend", we can tell you they are a high quality shirt made by "Next Level" and tend to be more fitted than loose like other all cotton shirts.

Awards
All finishers will receive a finishers medal similar to the ones in the above photo. These are called woodalions and made of recycled wood. These are made by the same company that makes the finishers medals for the Boston Marathon.

Top 3 Winners
Top 3 Male & Female Overall Winners in each distance will win dollar value race credit for future Pacific Coast Trail Runs events.

1st Place - $75 race credit towards future 2017 PCTR Race
2nd Place - $50 race credit towards future 2017 PCTR Race
3rd Place - $25 race credit towards future 2017 PCTR Race

Age Group Awards
Each age group winner will receive a special 2017 Age Group Medal. Age Group Award Winners include Top 3 Male & Female in each of the following age group categories:
<13
13-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
60+

Post Race

It is of importance that our participants hangout and enjoy post race relaxation and enjoyment. We will host a specially prepared post race BBQ with a variety of protein, even vegetarian options. We will announce the menu as we get closer to the event. Unfortunately, Mt Diablo State Park prohibits alcohol at our event. Community is an important reason we do this. Trail Running friends bring out the best in all of us. Please bring a change of clothes to be comfortable as we celebrate the finishers together.

Records & Timing

Timing is kept by Ultrasignup. Ultrasignup is an app that we use to manually enter your time based upon pacific standard time. We understand some competitors value seconds off their time and will make adjustments outside of top three overall winners and all age group winner in seconds for those that have GPS data, other factual proof, or logic to support their claim.

Course Records:
New Courses for 2017, so new course records will be established and posted here after the event.

Local time: 8:31 PM
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