7/10/18 - Registration CLOSES tonight at Midnight.
There will be Race Day Registration.
(((ADD $15))). CASH or CHECK only. Race Day Registrants must pick up shirt after race. Shirt size and specific style not guaranteed
7/9/18 - FRIDAY NIGHT CAMPING IS SOLD OUT. Space available for Saturday Night only.
6/28/18 - Just got another group site at Ocean Cove Campground. WOOOOOO! They are next to one another to keep us close. 10 more spots open for Friday and 16 for Saturday. Save on getting both nights. For more Camping Info... see below.
Shirts will be ordered Monday July 2nd. For those that register after 11am on Monday the 2nd, will be on a first come first serve basis for the other shirt order. If there are still shirts available in your size, then you will see the option. If the shirt option is not there, then there will not be any available. We will bring the 2017 version as seen in the photo below.
HUGE SHOUT OUT to Healdsburg Running Company for their support and volunteering for this event. They will be holding down the Stump Beach Aid Station
Salt Point Trail Run
Come run the ancient trails of the Pomo people. You will go back in time as you witness the wonder of rugged coastline, sandstone cliffs, kelp-dotted coves, tide pools, pygmy forests and panoramic views. Summertime running along the coast normally makes for favorable weather for a fast run. These pristine and historic trails should be on every trail runner and ultra-marathoner's bucket list.
This event will be Saturday: 50K, 26K, 15K, 9K
The park caps the event at just 200 runners, combined for all distances and will keep this a special and intimate experience.
In addition, to a fun-filled day and Pacific Coast Trail Runs unique vibe, you will enjoy World class aid stations, high energy volunteers, and the BBQ atmosphere at the finish line we are known for.
Group Camping Experience
Thank you TEPUI TENTS: PCTR is proud to announce our camping partner for the remainder of 2018. We are proud to be rolling up to Salt Point State Park with our new RUGGEDIZED SERIES KUKENAM 4 TENT.
Come join the party and camp with us!
- Saturday Night Camping Available
Friday Night (SOLD OUT)
- Pasta and Salad Feed. (No Meat Pasta Sauce)
- Dinner starts at 6pm.
- Will serve until 9pm knowing that some will arrive a little later.
- Cowboy Cookout with roasted veggies to go along with beef, chicken, and other protein options
- Dinner will be around 6 or 7pm
Camping on both Friday and Saturday night at Ocean Cove Campground only a few hundred yards from the beach and 4 miles from the start.
Options available when you register for your event.
One Night (Fri or Sat) $75 for one car/one meal/multiple tents.
Both Nights: $125 for one car/night, one meal per night, and multiple tents per night.
Each additional meal is $15/night
Each additional car is $27/night
We have a good relationship with the campground and I am going up a few days before to secure the extra sights
- 25 PCTR Camping RESERVATIONS Available
- One large Group Camping Area Reserved for 15 Car Spots and multiple tents.
- 10 Shared Campsites for 20 cars and multiple based upon reservations.
- All camp sites are walk-up only and will most likely not be available when you arrive Friday and/or after your race on Saturday.
- They have hot showers that take quarters.
- Essentially, we can squeeze in a more tents, but are being safe with 25 cars at this time.
- Each additional meal ticket will be $15. Adult and non-alcoholic beverages included.
- Each additional car you bring in for your tent site you reserved with me, will incur a $27 charge.
Any questions, send email to RD Greg at RunPCTR@gmail.com
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Salt Point State Park, Jenner, CA
The park is 18 miles (30 min.) north of Jenner along Coast Highway One.
- Enter Gerstle Cove Campground.
- Parking is 1/2 Mile straight ahead to the oceanfront.
- There will be parking attendants to line you up.
PLEASE BRING EXACT CHANGE OF $8 to put in envelope for California State Parking Fee. There will be an attendant down at the parking lot to give you envelopes to put in the "iron ranger" deposit receptacles. If the park employee stepped away there will be envelopes left for you to use. No one will be there to give change.
Event Distances & Elevation Gains
- 50K - 4,561 feet
- 26K - 2,308
- 15K - 1,529 feet
- 9K - 1,109 feet
- Early Bird - 9K/$50, 15K/$60, 26K/$70, 50K/$85
- Price increases on March 11th and July 1st
- Add $15 for race day registration if not sold out
- Click here for the mail in registration form
- 8:00 am - 50km
- 8:20 am - 26 km
- 8:40 am - 15 km
- 9:00 am - 9 km
Runner Check-in & Bib Pick-up
- One hour before the start of your event-
Race Director Event Briefing
- 15 Minutes before the start of your event
50K Time Limits & Cut-Off
- There is a 9 HOUR TIME LIMIT for the 50K
- There is a 6 hour CUT-OFF for all 50K runners at 2pm.
- Shall you not make the CUT-OFF in 6 hours, then we will give you a 26K finish time.
- All other runners in other distance events have 8 hours to finish.
Effective January 7, 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 are available at checkout for $10. You will receive it when you check-in for the event. We will also have a few for purchase for $10 the day of the event
Dogs of all sizes are allowed at the campgrounds and in any of the developed areas including the start finish line. Dogs are not allowed on the trails (no dogs allowed to race with you) or on the beaches, and they must be inside at night. There is no additional pet fee. Dogs must be leashed and cleaned up after at all times.
Post Race BBQ
We take great pride in knowing that when you finish a PCTR trail run, it is of the highest importance that you have a meal and tasty beverage to reward your finish. All entrants receive a "post-race meal ticket" to get the nutrients your body needs right after you finish. You will have the option during registration to purchase additional meal tickets. Our post-race BBQ chefs are in tune with incredible creations to meet all palates and will always provide a vegetarian option. We have served amazing tacos, incredible fajitas, delicious sliders, killer cowboy/cowgirl BBQ treats, and more. In the cold months, and night races, you will always be able to enjoy our super tasty soup creations. So bring a chair, a friend, and relax a bit with us.
Map Course, Elevations and Descriptions
For the Course Map click here
For the 50K Elevations click here
For the 26K Elevations click here
For the 15K Elevations click the "elevation tab" at the bottom right of this link here
For the 9K Elevations click the "elevation tab" at the bottom right of this link here
For the Descriptions click here
Fully stocked aid stations every 6 - 10 kilometers. You can expect fresh fruit, salty snacks, PB&J sandwiches, assorted candy, boiled potatoes and salt, Clif Shots bloks and gels, electrolytes sports drink, cola, ginger ale and more. Additionally, it is highly recommended that runners carry at least 20 oz. of water between aid stations.
Shirts and Awards
All participants that register by Monday, July 2 at 11am will be guaranteed their requested shirt size and material. We will order extra shirts based upon previous race data and relative entries. All late and race day registrants must wait until after the event to pick up their shirt. You will have a 50/50 shot to receive a shirt of your requested size, but you may be generous to gift a different gender and sized shirt to a loved one.
We have found giving a choice between Cotton and Tech material shirts has made you happy. 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 "loose" and not tight fitting and therefore recommend you order your true size or smaller if you like tight fitting tech shirts. If you select "Cotton Blend", we can tell you they are a high quality shirt and tend to be more fitted than loose like other all cotton shirts.
- All finishers will receive a handmade wood medal from Elevation Culture.
- 50K Finishers, as longtime PCTR ultra marathon tradition, will receive a commemorative “Ultra Marathon” coaster for finishing within the 8-hour time limit. We have other 50K events with 9-hour time limits, but due to the constraints on the permit we have to go with 8 hours.
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 2018/2019 PCTR Race
- 2nd Place - $50 race credit towards future 2018/2019 PCTR Race
- 3rd Place - $25 race credit towards future 2018/2019 PCTR Race
Age Group Awards
Each age group winner will receive a special 2018 Age Group Medal. Age Group Award Winners include Top 3 Male & Female in each of the following age group categories:
Volunteering, Refunds, Transfers, Race Credit Policies
Volunteers and our amazing PCTR team are what make our trail running events thrive. We pride ourselves in how much we respect and reward our volunteers. Love those ”Go run a trail” shirts? Well, volunteering is the only way to get those. We also like to feed you with our amazing post-race BBQ. We also sometimes order other swag like trucker hats or beanies for volunteers depending on the event.
Shall you like to volunteer for one of our events, then please email Greg at RunPCTR@gmailcom.
If you bring a friend or family member and they don't enter events, you earn their credits.
- Earn $10 in Race Credits for every hour worked. (4hrs = $40)
- Round 1/2 hours up. (5.5hrs = $60)
- Earn 2X Credits for bad weather volunteering.
- Earn 2X Credits for volunteering for night shifts after 8pm and before 6am.
- Volunteer 8+ hour shift and earn $40 bonus credits for event.
- Receive the coveted PCTR "Go Run a Trail!" shirt and more.
If you are unable to participate in the event you paid for and miss the 45 or 14 day window because you are unable to run due to injury or under training, and volunteer at the intended event or another event within 30 days of your event, then we will apply 100% race credit for a future PCTR event. You will also receive additional race credits for the hours you volunteered.
Refunds & Transfers
Entry fees associated with Pacific Coast Trail Run Events are non-refundable and non-transferable. The amount of time and expense that goes into a PCTR event is high. Contracts, permit fees, awards, shirts, and all things associated with your event happen a long time before your race day. Surely, if many of you wanted a refund because you got injured, become sick, or have to attend a family function, then all trail running companies would be out of business. We also do not transfer entries for numerous reasons. We do, and will provide race credits for a future PCTR event (less Ultrasignup.com registration fees) shall something come up that prevents you from attending the event you paid for.
For 100% race credit towards another PCTR event, you must notify us 45 days before your event. For 50% race credit, you must notify PCTR prior to 14 days before your event. For 25% race credit, you must notify PCTR prior to 72 hours remaining before your event. Your race credits will be valid for one year from the time you earned them.
Clean Sport Pledge
We pledge to support clean sport by inviting to athletes to compete at our events who are committed to training, racing and living clean and not inviting athletes to compete who have tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. We are in favor of random drug testing, especially when there is prize money offered at the event. Our organization also chooses to not work with coaches and agents that have athletes that are currently working with athletes that have tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. We understand we have a responsibility to protect a level playing field and we will be role models in the community as ambassadors and advocates for clean sport. We pledge to honor clean sport by inviting and supporting clean athletes at our races.
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