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.
Inside Trail Racing is authorized to use the trails on Fort Ord National Monument under a Special Recreation Permit issued by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
Location: Ford Ord National Monument & Laguna Seca Recreation Area
Date: Saturday, February 4, 2017
Events: 10K, 25K, 50K
10K – 8:30 AM
25K – 8:00 AM
50K – 8:00 AM
Check-In & Bib Pickup:
Fri., February 3rd 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
111 Crossroads Blvd.
Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923
Sat., February 4th 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Turn 10 Shelf (Start/Finish Area)
Laguna Seca Recreation Area
Time Limit: There is a 10 hour time limit for the 50K race.
Parking: Parking is $8.00 and available within Laguna Seca, adjacent to the Start/Finish area. Carpooling is always strongly encouraged.
Race Capacity: The Fort Ord Trail Run will have a capacity of 450 runners, across all distances.
ITR Refund Policy:
Entry fees to our trail runs are non-refundable. With advanced notice, we are happy to transfer part of your entry fee (75% up to two weeks of the event, 50% from 2 weeks up to 72 hours of the event) to a future ITR event. Only registered runners can participate, and you cannot exchange your entry with another runner.
If a race is completely cancelled or rescheduled, we will transfer 100% of your entry fee to another ITR event. If a race location is changed due to park closures, we will automatically transfer the registration over to the new venue, or we will issue a 100% credit if cancellation is received by 7am on the Friday prior to the event.
Detailed Course Map | Turn by Turn Directions | Aid Station Distances and Cutoffs | Elevation Profiles
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:
- 12 and under
- 13 - 19
- 20 – 29
- 30 – 39
- 40 – 49
- 50 – 59
- 60 - 69
- 70 and over
All registered runners will receive an A4 Cooling Performance Crew technical fabric shirt. This tee is made with top-of-the-line sportswear technology to heighten performance during your toughest workouts. With sun defense, moisture-wicking technology, quick stain release, and comfortable fit, the cooling performance crew serves the needs of every athlete. It’s the perfect year-round choice for outdoor sports and exercise. Get the most out of your workout with this tough, hardworking tee.
Fabric: 4-Ounce polyester interlock features moisture wicking technology, odor resistance and stain release qualities designed to deliver maximum performance characteristics.
● 100% Polyester Interlock, 4.0 ounces per square yard
● Moisture wicking, Odor resistant, Stain release
● Ultra tight knit resists snagging
● UPF 30
To be guaranteed your shirt size, you must register by January 20, 2018.
Aid Station Supplies
Inside Trail Racing aid stations are replete with an optimal variety of glycogen-replenishing, electrolyte-replacing products. The following is a list of some of the foods and beverages each aid station may provide: Gu Energy gels and chews, all-natural nutrition bars from Larabar, trail mix, pretzels, potato chips, Oreo cookies, Pop Tarts, boiled potatoes with salt, Coke, Mountain Dew, Ginger Ale, water, Tailwind Endurance Fuel, PB&J sandwiches, M&M’s, Mike & Ike’s, salt tablets, and tangerines. Aid stations are also equipped with general first aid items but no anti-inflammatory medicine. As distances between aid station vary, we strongly encourage all runners to carry at least one 20oz bottle during their run.
Local time: 4:36 PM
Tailwind is mixed so that it contains 180 – 200 calories per 20 fluid ounces.