CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU
Well folks, the first running of Napa Valley 50k is in the books and I think we can all agree it was an amazing day. Congratulations to each and every one of you that started and a bit extra to those who finished. It was hard but you all seem to agree that it's worth the reward. Congratulations also to our Champions, Drew Macomber and Penny MacPhail in the 50k and Shawn Sullivan and Makiko Yakashima in the 20 mile. HUZZAH!.
If you're in the mood, check out Penny MacPhail's race report on Facebook. It starts:
I'm sorry but I can't stop myself unleashing a recap of yesterday's extraordinary race, Scena Performance's inaugural Napa Trail 50k. It was EPIC. Truly in my view the mother of all ultra routes. I'd no idea what these trails would be like. Never run in this area or with this company. Awesomeballs was the answer. Read more
So, 2018 anyone?
Napa Valley's First Trail 50k!
Join us in Calistoga for the first running of the Napa Valley 50k, in glorious Robert Louis Stevenson State Park. Your race will take you out and along the Palisades all the way to Mount St. Helena. Along the way, you'll find mystical trail features such as the Maze with its Nautilus centerpiece. Come discover where the author of Treasure Island and Kidnapped spent his honeymoon, and wonder if this land was the inspiration for those great stories!
Those of you taking part in the 20 mile Fun Run will follow a similar course, turning around at the Highway 29 Aid Station. No matter the race, you'll be treated with stunning views and challenged with new trails.
Napa Valley 50k proceeds go to Learning is Open, a 501c3 non-profit that improves the world through meaningful experiences that improve the lives of the participants and their communities.
Course and Aid
No doubt about it -- these are challenging runs. Starting at the trailhead right off of the Silverado Trail, Napa Valley 50k takes you up the Oat Hill Mine Trail, then along the Palisades Trail, the Table Rock Trail and, finally, the Mount St. Helena Trail. The 50k has over 6,000 of elevation as shown here in the elevation profile. For additional maps and other race information visit us here.
This out-and-back course is all trail (single track and fire road) with one highway crossing. 50k runners hit fully stocked aid stations 6 times during the run, with stations positioned along the trail and then at the intersection with Hwy 29. 20 mile runners have 3 aid station stops. While aid is plentiful, limited access to the Palisades Trail means that there is at least one 6 mile between stations. We recommend all runners carry 40oz of water.
Napa Valley 50k starts and finishes on the lawn at Calistoga RV Park, where we will fill you with food and good cheer. Special bonus! We're running on the day of the first MONSTER TRUCK rally at the Calistoga Speedway! But there's more. This is just the first day in two days of great running with the Calistoga Trail Ramble 10 mile/10k taking place on Sunday. Saturday night, join with us at Bothe-Napa State Park for relaxation, and socializing.
Getting and Staying Here
Napa Valley 50k starts and finishes in Calistoga, California at the top of Napa Valley. Camping is available at Bothe and will be available for registration through Scena Performance or directly with the parks after January 1. For more places to stay and other great ideas during your visit, check in with our friends at Visit Calistoga!
About Scena Performance
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