Full Details on the Striders Web Site
Please visit the Stevens Creek Striders web site for full race details.
- 50k: 8:00 am. Early start 7:00 am
- 30k: 9:00 am. Early start 8:00 am
- Half-Marathon: 9:00 am
Start and Finish Location
Start & Finish is on Hwy 35 (Skyline Blvd) 0.5 miles south of Page Mill Rd. Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve (Equestrian Parking lot).
Description of Course
The Stevens Creek Striders Running Club is the oldest trail running group in the Bay Area (founded 1982). Harken back to old time races put on by runners, for runners. The courses are perfect for first-time trail racers — including well marked routes and breathtaking vistas. A mix of single-track and fireroad, covered woods and open hillsides. Two crossings of Stevens Creek; quite likely in September neither will involve getting wet. Course drains well and only minor mud will be encountered, probably none unless it has rained hard and recently.
Local time: 2:50 PM
The basic route proceeds south (southeast) from the start via Stevens Canyon and up the Table Mountain/Charcoal Flat Trail to Saratoga Gap, then back via Long Ridge Open Space Preserve to the start, then north (northwest) along the Bay Area Ridge Trail through Russian Ridge O.S.P. to Rapley Ranch Road and then back.
Climbing is approximately 5450' overall but with only one sustained climb (1100' over 3.6M) and virtually all climbs are "runnable" (i.e., only a few short "very steep" sections). At the same time, however, virtually the entire course is rolling; there are no flat sections of any significant length.