Saturday, Dec 14, 2013

Rodeo Beach Trail Run

1049 Mitchell Rd

Sausalito, CA 8K, 20K, 30K, 50K

This Event Took Place Sat. Dec 14, 2013


Welcome to the 17th Annual Rodeo Beach Trail Run. Enjoy vistas of the Pacific Coast as you take a scenic tour of the spectacular Marin Headlands with views of San Francisco, Tiburon, the Golden Gate Bridge and California coastline. This PCTR classic-event begins and ends at Rodeo Beach. You’ll see historic abandoned military batteries reclaimed by nature. December is the end of the of the diurnal raptor season, with tens of thousands of raptors (Birds of Prey) drawn to the area. This event always sells out so take advantage of the early bird sign-up.

Entry Fee:
$75 (Early Bird), $85 (July 1st), $95 (September 1st)
$60 (Early Bird), $70 (July 1st), $80 (September 1st)
$55 (Early Bird), $65 (July 1st), $75 (September 1st)
$50 (Early Bird), $60 (July 1st), $70 (September 1st)

All entrants will receive a race shirt of the size and style they choose if registered by November 9th. At check-out you will have a choice between a Sport-Tek "tech shirt" or Next Level branded "cotton blend shirt". All participants will be able to enjoy the post race bbq with the one ticket provided with entry. BBQ Starts at 10:30am. Purchase additional tickets for friends and family $10 at check out. Protein and vegetarian options are provided. Last year we hosted an amazing Fajita and Soup Bar.

RODEO BEACH: Directions & Parking

Rodeo Beach is located in the Marin Headlands. The area is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The start/finish area is at Fort Cronkhite in Sausalito is home to the Rodeo Beach Trail Run. Use the address below for your navigation device of choice.

1049 Mitchell Rd
Sausalito, CA 94965

Parking Alert: There is NO PARKING allowed at the public parking area where the start/finish area is located. Runners can be dropped off. Anyone parking here is subject to a parking ticket by the GGNRA. Early arrivers will be a 100 yards from the start where Fitzpatrick St meets the Rodeo lagoon foot bridge. After the parking is full on Mithcell Rd, cars will be directed by our parking attendants up Bunker Rd near The Marine Mammal Center. All others will be out by the Rodeo Lagoon car bridge about 1/2 Mile away.

Woof Alert: WE LOVE DOGS! They are allowed at the start/finish area and nearby beach. However, no dogs are allowed to compete with you during the event. Please do not leave your dog in the car or we will have the Supervising Ranger find it a temporary home while you finish your race.


A huge thank you to our partners in trail running. We are supportive of all products and brands that are favorites of ours. It's not only important to support products that we like, but that are also beneficial to our competitors.

ORAL IV - Donating Hydration Activation Supplements.

ULTIMATE DIRECTION - Donating Hydration Products.

EGG WEIGHTS - Donating this new fitness product for some of our entrants.

SAN FRANCISCO RUNNING COMPANY (Mill Valley) - Hosting Bib/Shirt Pick-up for our event on 12/8/17 from Noon to 6pm.


For the Course Map click here

For the Elevations click here

For the Descriptions click here


Rodeo Beach, CA
50km – 8:00am
30km – 8:30am
20km – 8:45am
8km – 9:00am

7:00am – 8:45am at the start area at Rodeo Beach Group Picnic Area.
50K Time Limits: There is a 9 hour time limit for the 50km run. There is a 1:30pm cutoff time for starting the 20km loop.

San Francisco Running Company (Mill Valley Location):
Pre-Race Bib/Shirt Pick-up (OPTIONAL)
Thursday December 8th, 2017 - Noon to 6pm

SAFETY ALERT: If you pick up your bib and shirt (at SF RUN CO or at Rodeo Beach), but do not feel like running on Saturday Morning, you do need to let us know for safety reasons. Search and Rescue is very expensive and we would not like to send you the bill for not letting us know you didn’t start the event after picking up your bib.


All participants that register by November 9th, 2017 will be guaranteed their requested shirt size and material. Those registering after May 24th, 2017 will not be guaranteed a shirt. We will order extra shirts based upon previous race data and relative entries. All race day registrants will most likely not receive a shirt. However, if you stay around until the end and we have extra then you may receive a shirt.

Shirt Material Choice:
We have found not everyone will be happy with shirt style, material, sizing, or even the art. For our events, we can only solve the the issue with those requesting the type of material in shirts. 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 true to size. If you select "Cotton Blend", we can tell you they are a high quality shirt made by "Next Level" and tend to be more fitted than loose like other all cotton shirts.

All finishers will receive a finishers medal similar to the ones in the above photo. These are called woodalions and made of recycled wood. These are made by the same company that makes the finishers medals for the Boston Marathon.

50K Finishers will receive a commemorative "Ultra Marathon" coaster from the event.

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 2017 PCTR Race
2nd Place - $50 race credit towards future 2017 PCTR Race
3rd Place - $25 race credit towards future 2017 PCTR Race

Age Group Awards:
Each age group winner will receive a special 2017 Age Group Medal. Age Group Award Winners include Top 3 Male & Female in each of the following age group categories:

Aid Stations, Drop Bags & Pacers or Companions

Aid Stations:
We will provide a variety of fresh fruit, sweet & salty snacks, electrolytes sports drink, cola, ginger ale and water. It is highly recommended that ALL runners carry at least 20 oz. of water between aid stations. 8K'ers beware that you do not have an aid station on your 5 mile loop. We highly recommend Ultimate Direction handheld water bottles for your convenience.

Drop Bags:
Runners in the 50 km may leave a drop bag at the start/finish area at Rodeo Beach Group Picnic Area. All runners may leave drop bags at the start/finish area at Rodeo Beach Group Picnic Area with any personal needs. Please note we will provide an area and do our best to safe guard them. We will not be responsible for the loss of personal items due to theft or misplacement.

Pacers or companion runners must check-in at the start/finish area.
Pacers of companion runners may not act as a mule: carrying gear or nutrition during your journey. Your primary purpose is safety and direction.
50K - Pacers (only one permitted the entire event) are allowed in the 50K and can join their runner after the 30K loop.
Other distances - Pacers or Companions are not allowed in other distances unless permission is granted from Race Director.

Safety is our number one priority and want you to get home to your loved ones. Second is the amount of fun you have, so make it count.

Local time: 10:01 AM


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