Saturday, May 20, 2023

Pacifica Foothills Trail Run

600 Oddstad Boulevard

Pacifica, CA 30K, 1/2 Marathon, 10K

This Event Took Place Sat. May 20, 2023

Race Information

San Pedro Valley Park is nestled amongst the Santa Cruz Mountain range and the foothills of Pacifica and offers 1,150 acres of coastal mountain environment. As part of the San Mateo County Park system, it is part of 200 years of history that includes the Native American culture and the urban development of San Francisco. Longer distance runners will ascend the 1,900ft. climb of Montara Mountain North Peak and either pause to take a breath and appreciate views of the Farallon Islands and the exterior of Pacifica or turn without much thought outside of enjoying a long downhill trounce. Red Tail Hawks can be found spectating from the high branches of the abundant eucalyptus forest and during the rainy months of winter and spring, Brooks Falls is a spectacular sight as it drops 175 feet in three tiers that just may alleviate the feeling of heavy feet and aching quads. Distances range from 10k-30k, with the 10k being fast and without too much elevation gain. This park is ideal for family and friends who are awaiting their loved ones to finish as there are picnic areas with BBQ pits and plenty of space for a game of Frisbee or volleyball.

Sorry, no dogs are allowed in the park or on the trails.

Location: San Pedro Valley Park, Pacifica, CA

Date: May 18, 2024

Events: 10K, Half Marathon, 30K

Start Times:
     - 30K – 8:30 AM
     - Half – 8:45 AM
     - 10K – 9:00 AM

Check-In & Bib Pickup:
     Saturday, May 18 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
     South Walnut Grove Picnic Area
     San Pedro Valley Park

Time Limit: There is a 6 hour time limit for the 30K.

Parking: Parking is available within San Pedro Valley Park for $6.00. There is also limited parking within the neighborhoods just outside of the park. Carpooling is always strongly encouraged.

Course Information

Detailed Course Map | Turn by Turn Directions | Aid Station Distances and Cutoffs | Elevation Profiles

Aid Station Supplies

Inside Trail Racing aid stations are replete with an optimal variety of glycogen-replenishing, electrolyte-replacing products. The following is a list of some of the foods and beverages each aid station may provide: Gu Energy gels, chews, and Stroopwafels, trail mix, pretzels, potato chips, Oreo cookies, Coke, Mountain Dew, Ginger Ale, water, Skratch Labs Sports Hydration Mix, PB&J sandwiches, M&M’s, salt tablets, bananas, watermelon, and tangerines. Aid stations are also equipped with general first aid items, including Salt-Stick tablets, but no anti-inflammatory medicine.

Skratch Labs is 80 calories per serving with minimal sugar (4g per 100 ml) and a ratio of sugar (glucose + fructose) that is optimized for faster absorption, an electrolyte profile that actually matches what is lost in sweat (800 mg sodium, 80 mg potassium, 100 mg calcium, and 80 mg of magnesium per liter)

As distances between aid station vary, we strongly encourage all runners to carry at least one 20oz bottle during their run.

Volunteer

Without the support of enthusiastic and caring volunteers producing our races would not be possible. Volunteers of all ages and abilities help with setup, check-in, aid stations, course marshaling, timing, and post-race food.

Volunteering is a fun, novel way to experience races, play in the outdoors, and spend time with friendly people. All volunteers receive a free race T-shirt, free food, and the ability to earn credit toward a future Inside Trail Racing event, commensurate to the amount of time worked. Five hours of assisting an event results in a free race credit or Inside Trail merchandise.

To volunteer for this year’s event, please submit our online volunteer form.

Shirts

All registered runners will receive a District Perfect-Tri tri-blend fabric shirt. This tee is made with top-of-the-line sportswear technology to heighten performance during your toughest workouts. With sun defense, moisture-wicking technology, quick stain release, and comfortable fit, this tri-blend performance crew serves the needs of every athlete. It’s the perfect year-round choice for outdoor sports and exercise. Get the most out of your workout with this tough, hardworking tee.

Features:
     ● 4.5-ounce, 50/25/25 poly/combed ring spun cotton/rayon, 32 singles
     ● 1X1 rib knit neck
     ● Shoulder to shoulder taping
     ● UPF 30

To be guaranteed your shirt size, you must register by May 4, 2024.

Awards

The top three overall winners (male and female) of each race distance will receive a custom trophy with the race logo. In addition, the top finisher for each distance (male and female) will receive a special item from one of Inside Trail’s sponsors.

All finishers will receive a custom medal with the race logo.

All 50K finishers will receive a pint glass with the race logo.

The Dead Last Finisher (DLF) in each even will receive a custom award.

Age-group medals (3 deep) will be awarded in the following categories, for both males and females:
     ● 13 and under
     ● 14 – 19
     ● 20 – 29
     ● 30 – 39
     ● 40 – 49
     ● 50 – 59
     ● 60 – 69
     ● 70 and over

The Fine Print

ITR Refund Policy:

Entry fees to our trail runs are non-refundable in all cases, and we do not offer credits, transfers, or deferrals to future races except as described below. Only registered runners can participate in our races, and you cannot exchange your entry with anyone else in any case.

We are happy to issue a credit worth 50% of your original race fee toward a future Inside Trail Racing event if we receive your cancellation at least 3 weeks prior to the race. Credits will expire 1 year after the date issued. There will be no credit provided if a cancellation is made within 3 weeks of the race.

While we understand that last-minute injuries, conflicts, emergencies, deaths, and other unfortunate events affecting registered runners can happen and may impact your plans for participation, we must adhere to our cancellation policy stated above and cannot offer any credits, refunds, transfers, or deferrals in any of these cases.

If the situation does arise where ITR must outright cancel an event for any reason, there will be no refunds. This could include earthquakes, floods, extreme weather, unsafe air quality, pandemics, or any other “Act of God”. ITR at its sole discretion may choose to offer future race credit or deferrals in these force majeure situations, depending on the circumstances and how close to the race date the event was cancelled. We will communicate with all registered runners as soon as possible regarding the cancellation and any pertinent information.

We do not cancel races due to rain or heat. Due to trail work, closures, or for myriad other reasons, permitting agencies may require changes to the publicized courses at any time prior to an event. This is out of our control, and we therefore will not offer refunds, credits, deferrals, or transfers (except as described below) in such a situation. If a race location is changed, but still hosted on the same day, we will automatically transfer the registration over to the new venue, or entrants may choose to run the race remotely and we will mail awards. If a race is postponed all entrants will be transferred to the new date.

Event's current local time: 1:56 AM PT

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