Once a thriving gold and silver mining camp of nearly 10,000 people, the town of Bodie is now kept in a state of “arrested decay”, offering a glimpse into the American past. The Bodie 601, a local vigilante group, was known for delivering swift and absolute justice. Experience for yourself how hard it is to outrun justice at elevation over 8,000 feet. Join other running enthusiasts for a race through the historic mining town and mining district of Bodie!
5K: Participants in the 5-kilometer race will begin in the heart of Bodie State Historic Park, running southwest down Cottonwood Canyon road before making a left turn onto "Bobby Bell" road where they will enter an area of the park that is normally closed to the public. Running along the bluff will offer views of the mining district of Bodie, where more than 30 mining companies once dug for gold. After making their way past the historic Bodie Railroad Depot, participants will head back into town, finishing at the corner of Main street and Green street.
Registration begins at 6:30 A.M. and concludes at 7:30 A.M.
Local time: 5:15 AM
Race begins at 8:00 A.M.
Time Limit: 4 hours
Parking: Main parking lot at Bodie State Historic Park.
Road Closure: “Bodie Road” (Highway 270), and Cottonwood Canyon Road will both close at 7:30 AM for the race. You MUST be in the park before this time if you wish to compete. If you do arrive late it is a 1.5 mile walk from the closure to the registration area.