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.
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 La Prima Pizza, so we'd be pretty thick to miss a great after-run spread. 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, socializing, and all that means, including an evening of music with Voodoo Switch led by Scena Ambassador, Victor Ballesteros.
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
Scena Performance presents classic races like Skyline 50k, and creates new ones like the Ancient Redwood Running Festival, Sonoma ULTRA and the Vertical Challenge Series. See you out there?
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