October 7 - 8, 2017

Skyline to the Sea

Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Saratoga, CA 50K, Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, 15K

This Event Took Place Sun. Oct 8, 2017

Final Results

Saturday – 50K: https://my4.raceresult.com/109065/

Sunday – Marathon & Half Marathon: https://my5.raceresult.com/109071/

SOLD OUT EVENT

THE EVENT IS SOLD OUT AND THEREFORE, WE WILL NOT BE PROVIDING RACE DAY REGISTRATION.

Skyline to the Sea

This is the original Skyline to the Sea Trail Run.  The trail begins at Saratoga Gap, near Castle Rock State Park and descends from the Santa Cruz Mountains to the deep blue Pacific Ocean.  Along the way you will encounter amazing views of the Monterey Bay, coastal and redwood forests, lush ferns, chaparral, exquisite sandstone formations, crystal clear waterfalls and the beauty of California wildflowers. This gorgeous venue is not to be missed. 

Again, we will be featuring both SATURDAY and SUNDAY. We will feature the 50K on Saturday and the Marathon (and half Marathon) on Sunday.This event will sell out.

Event Information

REGISTRATION UPDATE:
8/29/18: The wait-list currently has runners that are very close to the 10 day acceptance time period and they will be removed.
8/22/18: We have emptied the wait list.
8/21/2018: Last Day for 100% credit towards another PCTR event. Wait-list emptying fast.
6/29/18: Reduced Half Marathon spots and opened More Marathon spots.
6/7/18: With Marathon demand so high we are reducing the number of half marathon spots and increasing the Marathon availability.
3/9/18: We have 2 1/2 buses sold out for the 50K and will now open 25 more spots for the 50K.

SATURDAY, October 6, 2018 - 50K

SUNDAY, October 7, 2018 - MARATHON & HALF MARATHON

HALF MARATHON WILL START IN BIG BASIN AND RUN TO WADDELL BEACH Finish with Marathoners.
- Limit to 75 Runners and one bus from Waddell Beach to Big Basin State Park.
- Shall you choose "No Bus" during sign-up here, and park at Big Basin on race day, it will be up to you to get back to your car from the finish line.
- Bus from Waddell Beach will leave at 8:45am
- Half Marathon Race Starts at 10:30 am in Big Basin

- ALL BIBS TO BE PICKED UP AT START OF RACE
- NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION FOR ANY EVENT

Race Start Times
- 9:00 AM 50K
- 9:00 AM Marathon (SUNDAY)
- 10:30 AM Half Marathon (SUNDAY)

50K Time Limit
- There is a 9-hour time limit for the 50K.
- There is a 50K CUT-OFF at 1pm to reach the Gazos Creek aid station for 50K runners.
- We want to help everyone finish the event, therefore 50k runners missing the cut-off will be directed to bypass the Orange loop, and to finish the marathon distance. You will receive credit for "Marathon Fun Run" and will be credited with a finish.

Marathon Time Limit
- There is an 8-hour time limit for the Marathon.
- There is a Marathon HARD CUT-OFF at 1:30 pm to reach the Gazos Creek aid station for marathon runners. This means you will not be able to continue. 1pm Soft Cut-off is your time to to know you better get nourished, iced down, and ready to crush the rest of the course. If you do not reach the HARD CUT-OFF point in time, then you will have need to get a ride to your car. We will do our best to get you to the finish line, but you also need to be prepared with crew (friends and family) to help you if needed.

GETTING DROPPED OFF AT THE START LINE?
Saturday 50K Runners:
- 17399 Skyline BlvdSaratoga, CA 95070
- Saratoga Gap Open Space Parking Lot
- AKA known as the Caltrans vista point on the southeast corner of the Skyline Boulevard (Highway 35) and Highway 9 intersection.
- Drive in and you will see table set up to pick up bib.

Sunday Marathon Runners:
- 17399 Skyline BlvdSaratoga, CA 95070
- Saratoga Gap Open Space Parking Lot
- AKA known as the Caltrans vista point on the southeast corner of the Skyline Boulevard (Highway 35) and Highway 9 intersection.
- Drive in and you will see table set up to pick up bib.

Sunday Half Marathon Runners:
- 21600 Big Basin Hwy, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
- Drive in the park on N. Escape Road and continue to Gazos Creek Road and 1/3 mile.

Bus Ride Information - PLEASE READ

50K & Marathon Bus Ride to START LINE
- The buses will LEAVE at 7:00 AM
- Runners should either be dropped off at Saratoga Gap Parking Lot (AKA start line) or take the bus ride from Hwy 1.
- Use this address to drive to your parking area --> 3564 Pacific Coast Highway 1, Davenport CA.
- You are not parking at this address of Greyhound County Park. You are parking near it.
- You will park 1/4 mile south of this address in a sandy dirt parking lot.
- Trail Run Parking Signs will be on HWY 1
- Other cars and buses will be visible from HWY 1

- This is also the place the buses will line-up to take you to your start line at Saratoga Gap.
- If you miss the bus, then you better plan on getting dropped off at the start line
- Runners' warm clothing will be transported to the finish area (Need to put your bib number on a proper bag).
- Please note that parking at the start location or Saratoga Gap Parking Lot is is prohibited.

50K & Marathon Starting Line
- Bib Pick-up is in Saratoga Gap Parking Lot where HWY 9 meets HWY 35 (Skyline Blvd)
- 1/10 of a mile west of Saratoga Gap, on Hwy 9 (CA-35)
- NO PARKING HERE. Drop Off Runners only.

50K & Marathon Event Check-In / Bib Pick Up Only
- 7:30 AM to 8:45 AM at Saratoga Gap Parking Lot (HWY 35 / HWY 9)
- Buses will arrive around 8:15 AM

Half Marathon Bus Ride to START LINE
- The buses will LEAVE at 8:45 AM
- Runners should either be dropped off at Big Basin State Park (AKA start line) or take the bus ride from Hwy 1.
- Use this address to drive to your parking area --> 3564 Pacific Coast Highway 1 (CA HWY-1), Davenport, CA.
- You are not parking at this address of Greyhound County Park. You are parking near it.
- You will park 1/4 mile south of this address in a sandy dirt parking lot close to Pelican Rock.

- This is also the place the buses will line-up to take you to your start line at Big Basin State Park.
- If you miss the bus, then you better plan on getting dropped off at the start line.
-Worse case scenario, is that you can park at Big Basin State Park, but you must arrange to get a ride back to your car.
-We do not provide transportation to Big Basin from the finish line.
- Runners' warm clothing will be transported to the finish area (Need to put your bib number on a proper bag).

Half Marathon Starting Line
- Bib Pick-up is at Big Basin State Park
- 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
-You can park here, but please know we will not be giving you a ride back to your car.
-We hope you ordered the bus. If not, then please find a ride now.

Half Marathon Event Check-In / Bib Pick Up Only
- 9:30 to 10:15 AM at Bib Pick-up is at Big Basin State Park
- Buses will arrive around 9:45 AM

Course Map Elevations & Descriptions

Click here For the 50K and Marathon course map, elevation charts, mileage, and aid station sheet


Click here For the Half Marathon course map and elevation chart


- Time Limit is 6:30 minutes.
- Click on the elevations tab within the above link.
- This course in the same as the last part of the 50K course which includes both Orange loop (Start) and bottom portion of the Pink course.
- There is a bypass on the STTS trail that will put this close to 14.4 miles.
-RunPCTR@gmail.com for questions.

Finish Line Parking & Crew Driving Directions

Finish Line Map & driving direction link here
- The YELLOW box is the finish line parking area. Signs and flashing lights will be prominent on HWY 1. The YELLOW box is also where the buses line up to pick you up in the morning.
- The PURPLE line to the connector shuttle from the finish-line to the parking area
- The BLUE line is the connector from the Beach to the finish-line Staging area.
- Bus does not equal SHUTTLE
- BUS GOES FROM FINISH LINE PARKING AREA TO START LINE
- SHUTTLE GOES FROM FINISH LINE PARKING AREA TO FINISH LINE PCTR STAGING AREA

Driving Directions to Big Basin Redwoods State Park
- Big Basin is the most accessible point to crew your runner along the course. - The park is 25 miles northwest of Santa Cruz via Highways 9 and 236 and about 65 miles south of San Francisco.
- All roads into Big Basin are curvy.
- From Hwy 9 in the town of Boulder Creek, turn north onto Hwy 236 and Park Headquarters is 9 miles down the highway.

Driving Directions to Rancho Del Oso
- The Rancho Del Oso coastal unit of Big Basin is accessible via Highway 1, about 20 miles north of the city of Santa Cruz.
- Also known as Waddell Beach, we kindly ask you take the PCTR shuttle from the designated parking area about 1.5 miles from the Ranch Del Oso entrance. The 10-passenger shuttle will go back and forth every 10 minutes.

50K & Marathon Start Line link here

Half Marathon Start Line & Gazos Creek A/S link here

Aid Stations, Drop Bags, & Pacers

Aid Stations
We will provide a variety of fresh fruit, salty & sugary snacks, PB&J sandwiches. We also provide a limited supply of GU Gels/Chews/Sodium Capsules/Stroopwafels. We feature GU electrolyte drink (varied flavors from grape to lemon lime), coke, ginger ale, and water. It is highly recommended that runners carry at least 20 oz. of water between aid stations.

50K: See Above links
Marathon: See Above Links
Half Marathon:
- Mile 4.3 Gazos Creek Aid Station
- Mile 12.8 Twin Redwoods Aid Station

Drop Bags
All entrants can leave a bag at the finish line. For those on the BUS, you can take your bag with you so that you can take off any clothing that you needed for your ride to your respective start line. PLEASE PUT YOUR BIB NUMBER ON THEM and we will transport them back to the finish line so that it's there when you arrive. Please keep bags to the size of one large shoe box.

Pacers
Pacers are not permitted in this event.

Cup Free Racing

Effective January 7th, 2018, Pacific Coast Trail Runs is following the lead of other trail races by taking steps to "green" our events. We recommend that all participants carry hydration devices on them during the race. We will sell HydraPouch portable cup with Universal carry clip – hooks easily to shorts, tights, number belts, hydration belts, etc. These will be available for purchase for $10 cash at the START line of your specific the race.

Shirt Options

Sport-Tek or cotton blend shirt will be included with the registration unless a no shirt option is requested.
Sport-Tek:  This maximum comfort tee has a roomy, athletic cut and controls sweat. The lightweight soft crew shirt is short sleeve and comes in both men and women's fit. The cotton blend shirt is high quality that tends to be more fitted and some may choose to size-up when registering.

Those signing up on or by September 23rd will receive the shirt they requested.

All others that sign up on September 24th or later will get choice from last years or no shirt at all based upon first come first serve at finish line. Those not able to get a shirt will have the option to pay for shipping of a shirt after the race is over and production closed.

Awards

Placement Awards in the form of PCTR Race Credits are given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place female and male finishers overall in each distance.

1st Place - $75 PCTR Race Credits
2nd Place - $50 PCTR Race Credits
3rd Place - $25 PCTR Race Credits

Age group 2018 medallions are awarded to the female and male 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each ten-year age group for each distance.  

Ultra marathon (50 km) finishers will receive a custom event coaster.

All distance runner finishers will receive a Skyline to the Sea race logo finisher medal by Elevation Culture.

WOOF ALERT!

WOOF ALERT!:
WE LOVE DOGS! WE HATE BAD DOG OWNERS!
Please adhere the following rules or runner may be disqualified.
1. Dogs are not allowed anywhere near the finish line. (STTS Trail From HWY 1 to and/or Horse Camp - State Park Policy)
2. Dogs are not allowed on the trails. (State Park Policy)
3. Dogs are not allowed to be within 25 feet of the aid stations. (PCTR Policy)
4. Dogs can be near the start line parking lot but must be kept on a 6 foot leash. (PCTR and Open Space Policy)
5. Dogs can travel with crews in cars but must follow the rules or they may disqualify runner. (Life Policy)

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