Saturday, May 12, 2012

Quicksilver Endurance Runs

21785 Almaden Road

San Jose, CA 50K, 50 Miler, 25K

This Event Took Place Sat. May 12, 2012

4/24/21 update

Due to Covid-19 and permitting issues, we unfortunately have to cancel both the 50K and 100K races on 5/8/21. All registered runners and runners on the waitlist were informed by email. We are looking at having the race in October 2021. More details soon.

50K & 100K description

Great course, great volunteers, great swag, and great post-race BBQ! (well that last one was true before Covid)

Join us for the 37th edition of the Quicksilver Endurance Runs. The 50K and 100K races are run on scenic, hilly single track trails and fire roads. You will run through peaceful oak forests, wide-open meadows, and along ridges with spectacular views of the Santa Clara Valley and the Santa Cruz Mountains. Although the course is very challenging, the friendly aid stations and beautiful scenery make Quicksilver an excellent choice for a first trail ultra-marathon. Run for a good cause: 50% of the race proceeds go to non-profits that help kids stay healthy or fund trail advocacy projects.

Both Races will start at the Hacienda Entrance of the Almaden Quicksilver County Park (21785 Almaden Road, San Jose, CA 95120).

About each event

The 100K:
Start Time: 4:30am
~13,000+ feet of elevation gain
Western States 100 qualifying race, 4 points towards qualifying for the UTMB
17-hour time limit (16-hour time limit for Western States qualification)
PA/USATF Ultra Grand Prix Event

The 50K:
Start Time: 7:00am
~6,000+ feet of elevation gain
4:00pm cutoff at mile 22.

Waitlist and refund policy

Given the above, both races will most likely be full. Consider adding your name to the waitlist (your credit card will only be charged if a spot becomes available for you AND you accept that spot).

Runners who need to cancel their registration are eligible for a 50% rollover of their race registration fee prior to 2/7/2021: cancel your registration via your registration history or via the "Edit" link on your receipt. After 2/7/2021, there will be no refund or credit of entry fees for any reason and under any circumstances (unless the coronavirus forces us to cancel again...).


This race would not be possible without the 100+ volunteers who help the runners have a great day on the trails. Please consider volunteering and sign up here:

Local time: 7:48 PM


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