This Event Took Place Sat. May 4, 2013

Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve and Austin Creek State Recreation Area

Saturday, May 3

We are so excited to announce the opening of a new trail running venue at Armstrong Redwoods SNR and Austin Creek SRA!  This is the first trail running event at these reserves. . . truly hidden gems.

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 9 km distance is almost entirely through the redwood trails.
The 17 km distance will continue 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 might also 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.

Carbo Load Camping Accommodations on Friday, May 2 - SOLD OUT.
Make your travel to Guerneville easy and fun by coming the day before, May 2 and camp at Bullfrog Pond Campground in Austin Creek State Recreation Area. We will have a Carbo Load Feast for Friday's dinner. The park normally charges $35 for camping. You can bring a two-person tent and enjoy both dinner and camping for just $25. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods. Stewards will also provide a family campfire program that evening. Make your reservations on Ultra Sign Up when registering for the May 3 run.

Event Information

Event Check In/Bibs: 7:30 AM - 8:15 AM near the Armstrong Redwoods Visitor Center.

17000 Armstrong Woods Rd. Guerneville

Parking is $8.
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

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 snacks, salted potatoes, PB&J sandwiches, salt tabs, sugary snacks, Clif bloks, electrolytes sports drink, cola and water.  Runners in the 50 km may leave a drop bag with personal needs. It is highly recommended to carry at least 20 oz. water between aid stations. 

Shirt Options

Champro Sports shirt will be included with registration unless a no shirt option is requested.

Champro Sports: This 100% Dri-Gear polyester fabric wicks moisture away from the body. This lightweight soft crew shirt is short sleeve and comes in both men and women's fit.

Patagonia shirts:  Stay dry and cool and get some protection from the sun and salt in silky, lightweight Capilene.  It's quick to wick, ultra breathable and fast to dry.  Made from 100% all-recycled polyester with 15 UPF sun protections and Gladiodor natural odor control. When ordering the size, they tend to run small.


Awards are given to the 1st place female and male finishers overall in each distance. Ribbons are awarded to the female and male 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finisher in each ten-year age group for each distance.  Ultra marathon (50 km) finishers will receive a custom event coaster.

Local time: 12:03 PM


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John Brooks
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