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.
Park information: Fort Ord National Monument
/ Laguna Seca Recreation Area
Location: Ford Ord National Monument & Laguna Seca Recreation Area
Date: Saturday, February 4, 2017
Bib Pickup: 5:15 AM - 6:00 AM
Time Limit: There is a 16.5 hour time limit for the 100K race.
A courses are subject to change if the weather or park service demands it.
100K GPS Route/Information
Aid Station Distances & Cutoffs
Sunrise for Salinas, CA: 7:08 AMDrop Bags and Headlamps
Sunset for Salinas, CA: 5:32 PM
With the sunrise on Jan. 31 being at 7:08 AM, all runners should start the 100K race with a headlamp. Headlamps can be left at any aid station after they are no longer needed, and will be delivered to the S/F area by 12:00 PM. Any runner who expects to be running beyond 6:00 PM should also plan on having a headlamp in one of their drop bags.
Drop bags will be available at 3 different aid stations (which you will pass a total of 5 times):
1) Skyline AS: Mile 22.9
2) Creekside AS: Mile 28.2
3) Laguna Seca AS: Mile 40.7
4) Skyline AS: Mile 43.9
5) Creekside AS: Mile 49.2
All drop bags must be left at the designated spot near the Finish line by 4:45 AM.Crew/Pacer Information
Runner crew are able to reach every aid station, however only the Laguna Seca, Creekside and Toro aid stations are accessible without a lengthy hike.
Pacers may join runners at the Laguna Seca Aid Station, mile 40.7.Elevation Charts
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 21, 2017.
Aid Station Supplies
At Inside Trail Racing aid stations it’s like an all you can eat buffet, but this is a race, so don’t linger too long! Expect to find variety at all of our aid stations, including a plethora of Clif Bar Products (Clif Shot Gels, Clif Bloks, Clif Bars), as well as sweet and salty offerings like trail mix, pretzels, potato chips, Oreo cookies, Pop Tarts, boiled potatoes with salt, PB&J finger sandwiches, regular soda (Coke or Pepsi), Mountain Dew, water, Tailwind Endurance Fuel, PB&J finger sandwiches, M&M's, Mike & Ike's, salt tablets... you get the idea. There will also be general first aid items but no anti-inflamatory medicine. We strongly encourage all runners to carry at least one 20oz bottle from which to sip while you enjoy your run.
Local time: 4:49 AM