Stunning 68-mile ridge line romp across the full length of the Santa Monica Mountains Backbone Trail, brought to you by the giddy-with-excitement Coyote Cohorts and their extended community of equally giddy volunteers. We are adding a 100 miler this year. The 68 miles can be run as a Fun Run or a Competitive Run. Choose your option but understand that once you have committed, you can't change.
Coyote Cohorts, the loose brains and competent muscle behind Coyote Two Moon, Coyote FourPlay, and Cajun Coyote, proudly announce the Coyote Backbone Trail Ultra, the only official ultra-running event covering the full length of the Backbone Trail in southern California's Santa Monica Mountains. Play dates are March 11th - 12th, 2017 (with some off-trail play time before the event).
Local time: 6:56 AM
A vision for hikers and runners for over 50 years, this completed 68-mile ridge line trail rewards intrepid (or is that foolhardy?) runners with gorgeous Pacific Ocean views along sage-scented single track. The point-to-point course starts at Will Rogers State Park and meanders up coast, collecting nearly 15,000 knee-knackering feet of elevation gain before finishing down the spectacularly scenic Ray Miller Trail. And for those who want more we will offer a 100 mile option that have you howling for mercy as you finish this beast.
All this fun is served up with the uniquely goofy Coyote Cohort hospitality: staggered start times, equitably distributed abuse, randomly distributed swag, normal and paranormal aid station fare, slightly touched but highly eager volunteers, and distinctly popular trail running apparel from our partner sponsor, Patagonia.
Note: this event is limited to 200 runners, and requires prior completion of at least one 50-mile or longer trail run. We'll use your UltraSignup history (or records) to confirm a good fit. When registering, you'll see "Pre-Registration" on first access; and on exit on a later screen, know that your credit card won't be billed until we do our work on this end around your fit with the event.