This Event Took Place Sat. Jul 26, 2014

Welcome to the New Almaden Trail Run

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 marathon.

Half marathon-7:00am
Elevation gain
Half Marathon 2,260 ft.
Marathon 4,520ft.

Day of race registration opens at 6:00am.
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
This year we will be running a new 10k course which a little easier than past years but still very challenging.  The half marathon is a single loop starting on New Almaden Trail to the Mine Hill Trail then returning on the Randol Trail.  The course is hilly going out on mostly single track with some shade but the return on Randol Trail with gradual hills on a fire road and finishing on the Virlo Norton Trail loop.  The whole loop has good footing with a few exceptions.  Aid stations will be positioned about every 3 to 6 miles miles with a portable restroom at the first aid station which is 6 miles out.  The marathon is two loops of the half marathon course.  The race is in July so I expect the temperature to be in the 90’s.  Please carry water accordingly.

Tee Shirts/ Post Race/ Awards
As usual all runner that register before November 9th. 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: 2:34 PM


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Guy Herr
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