This Event Took Place Sat. Feb 15, 2014

Welcome to the West Coast 25k & 50K

Start time
The race will go on rain or shine (unless cancelled by the park ranger then will be rescheduled). There is an 8 hour cut off for all distances with a 4 hour cut off after the first loop of the 50k..

25k & 50k starts at 8:00am
Elevation gain
25k 3,450 ft
50k 6,900 ft

Day of race registration opens at 7:00am.
Once online registration is closed you can still register on day of race beginning at 6:00am however you will not be guaranteed a tee shirt or finishers medal. I hope to see you there.

Course Description
These seemingly endless trails are spectacular in natural diversity and a landmark of California history (having been a site of 135 mining activities). Although it will be too early in the season, the park offers some of the most amazing wildflower displace of the region. You will however, see several remnants of the mining era throughout the park, offering an exciting look at mining structures during your run. The race starts at the Mocking Bird Hill parking lot and follows New Almaden Trail with the first aid station being at Webb Canyon Trail and continuing to the Mine Hill Trail. The second aid station will be on the Mine Hill Trail. Take Mine Hill Trail to Guadalupe Trail back to Mine Hill Trail. Run on Mine Hill Trail to Guadalupe Trail to Castillero Trail to English Camp Trail. English Camp Trail to Hacienda Trail and finish on Virl O Norton Trail. That completes the first loop and there's one more to run. The course is hilly going out on mostly shady single track on New Almaden Trail with some short steep hills and mostly exposed fire road on the other trails. The whole loop has good footing with a few exceptions. Aid stations will be positioned about every 3 to 4 miles. Please carry water accordingly.

Tee Shirts/ Post Race/ Awards
As usual all runner that register before February 7th. will receive a great tech tee.  All runners will be able to enjoy a post race beer as well as the food you come to expect from a trail race.  There will be finishers medals given for all distances as well awards for top 3 male and female finishers in each distance.

The Fine Print
The race starts and finishes at the Mockingbird Hill Lane parking lot. There will be an emergency response team present in the event of an injury.  Aid stations every 3 to 3.5 miles but please carry water as needed.  The race will be run rain or shine unless cancelled by park rangers. The race will then be rescheduled your entry fee will be applied to the rescheduled race.  There will be no refunds or transfers to another race.  There is plenty of free parking.  Follow and Like us on Facebook.

Local time: 12:22 AM


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