Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve and Austin Creek State Recreation Area
Our event begins and ends in Armstrong Redwoods State Park among ancient 1,200+ year old redwoods, more than 300 feet high! These trails are the most beautiful coastal redwood trails found in California. The 5 km will be a loop that passes the Redwoods Forest Theater through the redwoods and cutting across to the magnificent East Ridge Trail ending at the Visitor Center, The 9 km distance will run almost entirely through the redwoods trails.
The 17 km distance wil continus to Austin Creek SRA. The trail runs through old growth trees along Gilliam Creek. It is magical. It returns to Armstrong Redwoods on a fire trail.
The 30 km and 50 km continue along Gilliam Creek and will enjoy some technical challenges, including 10 creek crossings. Yes, you might get wet feet. You may see an abundance of wildlife on one of the most pristine trails you may ever experience. Fire trails bring you back to Armstrong Redwoods. The 50 km distance will enjoy another loop through the redwoods.
Event Check In/Bibs: 7:30 am - 8:15 am near Armstrong Redwoods Visitor Center, 17000 Armstrong Woods Road, Guerneville. Parking is $8.00. The park is located 1 mile outside of Guerneville, CA.
50 km 8:30 am
30 km 8:40 am
17 km 8:50 am
9 km 9:00 am
5 km 9:10 am
Time Limits: There is a 9-hour time limit for all distances.
Aid Stations & Drop Bags
We will provide a variety of fresh fruit, salty and sugary snacks, salted potatoes, PB&J sandwiches, SaltStick salt tabs, Clif bloks and gels, electrolytes sports drink, coke and water. Runners in the 50 km may leave a drop bag with personal needs at the Visitor Center Aid area. It is highly recommended to carry at least 20 oz. of water between aid stations.
Map Course and Elevations
For the course map click here
For the Elevations click here
Shirts & Awards
Sport-Tek shirt will be included with registration unless a no shirt option is requested.
Local time: 3:45 AM
Sport-Tek: This Armstrong Redwoods Austin Creek Trail Run Competitor Sport-Tek running shirt is a maximum comfort tee which has a roomy, athletic cut and controls sweat in both a men and women's fit.
Patagonia Shirts: Stay dry and cool and get some protection from the sun and salt in this Armstrong Redwoods Austin Creek Trail Run silky, lightweight Capilene. Made from 100% all-recycled polyester with 15 UPF sun protections and Gladiodor natural odor control. Perfect shirt for a perfect run.
Placement Awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd female and male finishers for each distance. Age group 2016 medallions are awarded to the female and male 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finisher in each ten-year age group. The 50 km finishers will get a custom coaster time with the race date and logo. All distance finishers will receive a Armstrong Redwoods Austin Creek logo and dated finisher medallion.