Toro County Park is located six miles from downtown Salinas, and 13 miles from the Monterey Peninsula. First open to the public in 1971, the park’s 4,756 acres have been a haven for thousands of visitors, as it is provides sharp climbs unlike most of the accessible Northern California hiking terrain. It is also home to many types of wildlife including deer, coyote, and a rare mountain lion or golden eagle. Toro’s pastoral setting makes it the ideal place for a trail run. This is a unique race and is one of our favorite courses because of the amazing trails and splendid views.
Park information: Toro Park
Location: Toro Park
Date: Saturday, October 6, 2018
Events: 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and 30K
Bib Pickup & Check In: 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
● 30K - 8:00 AM
● Half - 8:00 AM
● 10K - 8:30 AM
● 5K - 8:30 AM
Time Limit: There is a 6 hour time limit for the 30K race.
Parking: Parking is $8.00 and available within Toro County Park. Carpooling is always strongly encouraged.
Race Capacity: The Toro Trail Run will have a capacity of 350 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 (Coming Soon) | Aid Station Distances and Cutoffs | Elevation Profiles
Without the support of enthusiastic and caring volunteers producing our races would not be possible. Volunteers of all ages and abilities help with setup, check-in, aid stations, course marshaling, timing, and post-race food.
Volunteering is a fun, novel way to experience races, play in the outdoors, and spend time with friendly people. All volunteers receive a free race T-shirt, free food, and the ability to earn credit toward a future Inside Trail Racing event, commensurate to the amount of time worked. Five hours of assisting an event results in a free race credit or Inside Trail merchandise.
To volunteer for this year’s event, please submit our online volunteer form.
All registered runners will receive Port and Company performance blend t-shirt.. This tee is made with top-of-the-line sportswear technology to heighten performance during your toughest workouts. A soft cotton hand feel joins Dry Zone® moisture-wicking technology for unbeatable comfort and performance. Get the most out of your workout with this tough, hardworking tee.
● 4.5-ounce, 65/35 poly/cotton
● Removable tag for comfort and relabeling
● Side seamed with a contoured body for a slender fit.
To be guaranteed your shirt size, you must register by September 22, 2018.
The top three overall winners (male and female) of each race distance will receive a custom trophy with the race logo.
All finishers will receive a custom medal 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
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: 11:43 AM
Tailwind is mixed so that it contains 180 – 200 calories per 20 fluid ounces.