Saturday, Mar 18, 2017

San Jose Trail Run

23205 McKean Rd

San Jose, CA 50K, 25K, 12K

This Event Took Place Sat. Mar 18, 2017

Race Information

Welcome to the San Jose Trail Run. Pacific Coast Trail Runs is proud to share another combination of parks: Calero County Park & Rancho Canada Del Oro. This is part of our continued effort to share new trail running experiences with our community. We picked March so that you can enjoy the glorious colors of green and early spring bloom. You can be assured that temperatures will be perfect for trail running. The event is located in the South San Jose region near Quicksilver County Park and adjoining Calero Reservoir. Enjoy rolling hills with valley views and plenty of single track trail running. Calero County Park is part of the Santa Clara County Parks system which we have many events at. Rancho Canada Del Oro is part of the Open Space Authority - Santa Clara County which preserves key portions of the natural environment in order to balance continuing urban growth.

Entry Fee
12K: $50, $60 (Jan 1, 2018)
25K: $65, $75 (Jan 1, 2018)
50K: $80, $95(Jan 1, 2018)

All finishers will receive a finishers medal. All entrants will be guaranteed their race shirt requested size if registered by March 18th. At check-out you will have a choice between a "tech shirt" or "cotton blend shirt". All participants will be able to enjoy the post race BBQ. Purchase additional tickets for $10 at check out. Vegetarian options available.

Partners in Trail Running

A huge thank you to our partners in trail running. We are supportive of all products that are favorites of ours. It's not only important to support products that we like, but that are also beneficial to our competitors.

ORAL IV - Donating Hydration Activation Supplements.

ULTIMATE DIRECTION - Donating Hydration Products to some of our lucky and participating entrants.

EGG WEIGHTS - Donating this new hand held fitness product for some of our lucky and participating entrants.

HEALTH WARRIOR - Providing samples for our entrants

FUEL-100 - Providing samples for our entrants

Directions to Start & Parking

Calero County Park
23205 McKean Rd.
San Jose CA, 95120

More park information available here

Parking is $6 and we encourage you to bring exact change for self-parking if they don’t have an attendant. TBD You will find that you will be able to park right at the start/finish area. For those arriving later, you may find yourself only 1/10 to ¼ mile away.

Crew Driving Directions to Rancho Canada Del Oro

From Calero County Park to RCDO
Turn Right on McKean Road
Turn Right on Casa Loma Road and you will drive to the parking lot
Map here

Start Times & Runner Check-in

Start Times
50K - 7:30am
25K - 8:30am
12K - 9:00am

Runner Check-In:
Runners can check-in as early as 6:45am. Race Director will make special announcements 15 minutes prior to each event.

Course Information


50K Runners need to complete the first 25K loop in 4 Hours to continue on. You will be credited with a 25K finish.
The course for all three distances starts and finishes at Calero County Park near the ranger station. All events will run over to the parking lot of Rancho Canada Del Oro. The 12K’ers will turn around and head back the way they came - a true “out and back” course. Both the 25K and 50K will continue on and run in Rancho Canada Del Oro Preserve. The 25K’ers will complete one loop. The 50K’ers will complete two loops in the same direction.

Below are the temporary maps associated with each distance. The RunGOapp has turn by turn and elevation tabs associated with each distance. You can print all by using the print icon. Color ribbons will be placed on clothes pins for direction. Colors TBD.

- 12K:
- 25K:
- 50K: (Two 25K loops run in same direction.)

Drop Bags & Pacers or Companions

Drop Bags
Drop bags are only allowed at the Start/Finish Area. 50K’ers are encouraged to have them. All participants will find their car will be close enough to the start/finish area that you won’t need to leave a drop or finish bag.

Pacers or Companions
50K - Pacers are allowed after the first 25K loop only, but not able to mule (carry runners food, beverage, or supplies).
25K - Pacers or companions are allowed but, you can not win awards. You can mule.
12K - No Pacers or Companions are allowed unless given permission by PCTR.

Post Race

It is of importance that our participants hangout and enjoy post race relaxation and enjoyment. We will host a specially prepared post race Soft Taco Bar with a variety of protein, even vegetarian options. We will also provide a celebration of adult beverages and other refreshments to go with some popular music and trail running friends.

Shirts & Awards

All participants that register by March 9, 2017 will be guaranteed their requested shirt size. Those registering after March 9, 2017 will not be guaranteed their requested shirt size. Since we always get late signups, we have to guess on what sizes to order. We will order more, but sometimes one or two people won’t get the size they wanted. All race day registrants have a 50/50 shot at receiving a shirt. We will order extra shirts based upon previous race data and relative entries.

Shirt Material Choice
We have found not everyone will be happy with shirt style, material, sizing, or even the art. For our events, we can only solve the issue with those requesting the type of material in shirts. During registration you will be asked what type of shirt you would like and then you size. To help you with your decision making process, we can tell you the "Tech-Material" (not cotton) shirts are made by Sport-Tek and generally run true to size. If you select "Cotton Blend", we can tell you they are a high quality shirt made by "Next Level" and tend to be more fitted than loose like other all cotton shirts.

All finishers will receive a finishers medal similar to the ones in the above photo.

All 50K Finishers will receive a race specific commemorative coaster as an "Ultra Marathon Finisher"

Top 3 Winners
Top 3 Male & Female Overall Winners in each distance will win dollar value race credit for future Pacific Coast Trail Runs events.

1st Place - $75 race credit towards future 2017 PCTR Race
2nd Place - $50 race credit towards future 2017 PCTR Race
3rd Place - $25 race credit towards future 2017 PCTR Race

Age Group Awards
Each age group winner will receive a special 2017 Age Group Medal. Age Group Award Winners include Top 3 Male & Female in each of the following age group categories:

Aid Stations

Aid Stations will be stocked with water, electrolyte sports drink, sweet and salty snacks. You will be served by friendly and experienced volunteers.
#1 - 6K @ Rancho Canada Del Oro Aid Station
Finish 12K

#1 - 6K @ Rancho Canada Del Oro Aid Station
#2 - 18K @ Cottle Trail Aid Station (No Crew Allowed)
Finish 25K

#1 - 6K @ Rancho Canada Del Oro Aid Station
#2 - 18K @ Cottle Trail Aid Station (No Crew Allowed)
#3 - 25K @ Calero Aid Station (Start/Finish Area)
#4 - 32K @ Cottle Trail Aid Station (No Crew Allowed)
#5 - 44K @ Rancho Canada Del Oro Aid Station
Finish 50K

Records & Timing

Timing is kept by Ultrasignup. Ultrasignup is an app that we use to manually enter your time based upon pacific standard time. We understand some competitors value seconds off their time and will make adjustments outside of top three overall winners and all age group winner in seconds for those that have GPS data, other factual proof, or logic to support their claim.

Local time: 10:09 AM


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