Saturday, Sep 27, 2014
This Event Took Place Sat. Sep 27, 2014

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Location

Blue Jay Campground off Ortega Highway about 21 miles inland from San Juan Capistrano (I5) in Orange County. Turn left on Long Canyon Road (El Cariso Hot Shot Camp). Follow signs for Blue Jay Campground. If approaching from Lake Elsinore (I15) in Riverside take rte 74 west.to the North Divide Rd. Turn right and continue north for 6 miles. Follow signs for Blue Jay Campground.

1/2 Marathon

5am: Check-in
6:15am: Race Briefing
6:30am: START
All runners start at Blue Jay and climb to Trabuco Trail. All runners turn left at Trabuco Trail. In about 1.7 miles, the half marathoners will at Horse Thief Trail will turn right. Back through Trabuco Aid Station and on to the finish.

Marathon

5am: Check-in
6:15am: Race Briefing
6:30am: START
Race runs clockwise in even number years. Counter clockwise in odd number years.
All runners start at Blue Jay and climb to Trabuco Trail. All runners turn left at Trabuco Trail. Marathoners will continue on Trabuco Trail and will arrive in Holy Jim Canyon Aid Station in 2.5 miles. Turn right and begin the climb up Holy Jim Trail. Arriving at the junction with the main divide truck trail and Holy Jim Trail, go left. Climb about 2 miles to Upper Holy Jim Trail and turn right. In about a mile, turn left onto the main divide truck trail. Then onto Horse Thief and Trabuco Trail.

History

The Saddleback Marathon has been an Orange County/Inland Empire running institution for over twenty years. It's founder Baz Hawley turned over the reins of the Saddleback Marathon to Old Goat Races, RD, Steve Harvey.  Steve conducts ultra-distance races in the Cleveland national Forest. If it's an Old Goat race there is one thing you can be sure of - there will be  a lot of climbs. 

Local time: 9:20 AM
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