Mocking Bird Hill parking lot
There will be day of race registration starting at 7:00am
25k & 50k starts at 8:00am
25k 3,450 ft
50k 6,900 ft
There is a 9 Hour cut off.
Packet pickup will open at 7:00am on race morning.
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 and at the second aid station there is a portable restroom. Please carry water accordingly.
The Fine Print
As usual with West Coast Trail Runs races, the finish line will be stocked with you favorite post race food and drinks including beer. There will be no awards given for this race but there are finishers medals. You must register before February 7th to be guaranteed a tech tee shirt. In the event of cancelation by the ranges due to park conditions, your entry fee will be applied to the makeup date which is scheduled for March 1st. A refund will not be issued.
Local time: 9:37 AM