Marin Headlands, Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Welcome to Headlands Hundred, 75 mile, 50 Mile, Marathon, and the Triple Marathon (New!) events. Running in the Marin Headlands is a treat for any distance. Also known as "Trail Running Mecca" in California, you will enjoy vistas of the Pacific Coast as you take a scenic tour of the spectacular Marin Headlands with views of San Francisco, Tiburon, the Golden Gate Bridge and California coastline. The course is a 25-mile loop. For the 50, 75 and 100 mile distances, the first loop is clockwise. Then the course reverses direction to counterclockwise and alternate (“washing machine” loops). Marathon and triple marathon runners will add a 1.2 mile loop at the start before beginning the 25-mile loop.
Pacers are allowed after 50 miles in the 100 mile event. They are not allowed in other distances. The start is at 7:00 AM.
Triple Marathon Alert! For 2018, we will be featuring the PCTR Triple Marathon Challenge. You will run three marathons in 33 Hours.The first marathon just needs to be completed by the start of the second. The second marathon needs to be completed by the start of the third. The third must be completed by 4PM on Sunday which is also the same time limit for the Hundred Milers.
1st Marathon: Headlands Marathon Starting at 7AM Saturday Morning
2nd Marathon: Night Sweats Marathon Starting at 8PM Saturday Night
3rd Marathon: PCTR Golden Marathon Starting at 7AM Sunday Morning
Triple Marathoners Award: I will be creating something special for you with our Awards experts at Elevation Culture.
Get Swaggy With it:
100 Milers: Victory Drop Bag "Bear 3", Choice of Hoodie or Jacket, and a shirt!
All others: Choice of Hoodie or Jacket, and a shirt!
For the 2017 EVENT PARTICIPANT GUIDE click here
2018 Guide Will be Developed shortly. It will be very similar to the 2018 guide
Your link to the the revised parking map:
For the Parking Map click here
Bib/Swag Pick-up (optional for non 100 Mile entratns) Noon to 6:00PM: Bib/ Swag Pick-up
We will also have race-day Bib/Swag Pick-up.
4:00PM: San Francisco Running Company GM, Jorge Maravilla, will be talking about what it takes to get it done in the Headlands followed by Q & A.
4:30PM: Mandatory Race Briefing for 100 Mile entrants.(Not mandatory if you can tell me about your previous 100 Miles experiences that would show me that you will be fine)
247 Shoreline Highway
Mill Valley, CA 94941
(Highway 1 across from Proof Lab and Equator Coffee)
Course Map, Elevations & Turn Sheet
For the Course Map click here
For the Elevations click here
For the Turn Sheet click here
Time Limits and Cut-Off Times:
The time limit is 33 hours for 100 mile runners. We're hoping the shorter distances fit under that limit. :) The intermediate cutoff time for the 100 mile run is to reach 50 miles in 16 hours or 11 pm. You should arrive at the 75 mile mark within 24 hours or 7 am. We don’t want to pull anyone from the race. If you arrive after a cutoff, we’ll work with you to calculate a best case finish time and help you make a decision as to whether to push on. While we want everyone to finish the event however, it is not always possible. Aid station captains have race director authority to stop any runner for safety reasons or if they are projected to not make the 33 hour time limit.
For the 100 miler, completion of any ultramarathon (> 26.2 miles) within the prior 18 months.
No qualification standards for 50 and 75 Mile distances.
Aid Stations/Drop Bags
We will provide a variety of fresh fruit, salty snacks, salted potatoes, PB&J sandwiches, salt tabs, sugary snacks, Clif Shot bloks, electrolytes sports drink, Coke, ginger ale and water.
Rodeo Beach and Tenessee Valley Aid Stations will have soup and “real” foods during the night and second morning.
The 50, 75 and 100 mile runners may bring drop bags with personal needs which we will transport to aid stations. The drop bags will be returned to Rodeo Beach at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 10.
In addition, it is highly recommended that runners carry at least 20 oz. of water between aid stations.
Placement Awards are given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall female and male finishers in each distance, as well as age group winners. Custom coasters will be given to the 50 and 75 Mile finishers, and buckles will be given to 100 Mile finishers. There are two buckles: sub-24 hour finishers’ buckles and over 24 hour finishers’ buckles. Marathon runners will receive a Headlands logo and dated finishers medallion.
Swag for 100 milers will have the Headlands Hundred Logo and all other distances will have the all distance inclusive Headlands 100/75/50/Marathon Logo. So if you drop down from the 100 to another event you will have a 100 mile sweatshirt/windbreaker and Victory drop bag.
Local time: 8:06 AM
All 100 Mile Entrants will receive a Victory Drop Bag with Headlands Hundred and PCTR Logo on it. 75 Mile, 50 Mile and Marathoner will have the option to buy a Victory drop bag at check out.
All Entrants will receive a shirt and choice between a jacket or sweatshirt.
After speaking with runners, we found many were interested in the Classic Headlands Logo Sweatshirt.
Please select "No Swag Option" in checkout to save $30 if you do not want a shirt or Jacket/Sweatshirt. Buckle is not swag. 100 Mile Finisher Buckle is your award for finishing Headlands Hundred.