Fort Ord was a U.S. Army post on Monterey Bay in California. It was established in 1917 as a maneuver area and field artillery target range and was closed in September 1994. Fort Ord was one of the most attractive locations of any U.S. Army post, because of its proximity to the beach and California weather. The 7th Infantry Division (Light) was its main resident for many years. When Fort Ord was converted to civilian use, space was set aside for the first nature reserve in the United States created for conservation of an insect, the endangered species Smith’s blue butterfly.
While much of the old military buildings and infrastructure remain abandoned, many structures have been torn down for anticipated development. California State University Monterey Bay and Fort Ord Dunes State Park, along with some subdivisions, the Veterans Transition Center, a strip mall, military facilities and a nature preserve occupy the area today.
On April 20, 2012, President Obama signed a proclamation designating a 14,651-acre portion of the former post as the Fort Ord National Monument.
Inside Trail Racing is authorized to use the trails on Fort Ord National Monument under a Special Recreation Permit issued by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
Location: Ford Ord National Monument & Laguna Seca Recreation Area
Date: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Events: 10K, 25K, 50K
10K – 8:30 AM
25K – 8:00 AM
50K – 8:00 AM
Check-In & Bib Pickup:
Fri., February 2nd
1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
111 Crossroads Blvd., Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923
Sat., February 3rd 5:00 AM – 6:00 AM
Turn 10 Shelf (Start/Finish Area)
Laguna Seca Recreation Area
Time Limit: There is a 10 hour time limit for the 50K race.
Parking: Parking is $8.00 and available within the Laguna Seca Recreation area, adjacent to the Start/Finish area. Carpooling is always strongly encouraged.
ITR Refund Policy:
Entry fees to our trail runs are non-refundable. With advanced notice, we are happy to transfer part of your entry fee (75% up to two weeks of the event, 50% from 2 weeks up to 72 hours of the event) to a future ITR event. Only registered runners can participate, and you cannot exchange your entry with another runner.
If a race is completely cancelled or rescheduled, we will transfer 100% of your entry fee to another ITR event. If a race location is changed due to park closures, we will automatically transfer the registration over to the new venue, or we will issue a 100% credit if cancellation is received by 7am on the Friday prior to the event.
Detailed Course Map | Turn by Turn Directions | Aid Station Distances and Cutoffs | Elevation Profiles
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.
The top three overall winners (male and female) of each race distance will receive a custom trophy with the race logo.
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:
- 12 and under
- 13 - 19
- 20 – 29
- 30 – 39
- 40 – 49
- 50 – 59
- 60 - 69
- 70 and over
All registered runners will receive Port and Company performance blend t-shirt.. This tee is made with top-of-the-line sportswear technology to heighten performance during your toughest workouts. A soft cotton hand feel joins Dry Zone® moisture-wicking technology for unbeatable comfort and performance. Get the most out of your workout with this tough, hardworking tee.
● 4.5-ounce, 65/35 poly/cotton
● Removable tag for comfort and relabeling
● Side seamed with a contoured body for a slender fit.
To be guaranteed your shirt size, you must register by January 20, 2018.
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 and chews, all-natural nutrition bars from Larabar, trail mix, pretzels, potato chips, Oreo cookies, Pop Tarts, boiled potatoes with salt, Coke, Mountain Dew, Ginger Ale, water, Tailwind Endurance Fuel, PB&J sandwiches, M&M’s, Mike & Ike’s, salt tablets, and tangerines. Aid stations are also equipped with general first aid items but no anti-inflammatory medicine. As distances between aid station vary, we strongly encourage all runners to carry at least one 20oz bottle during their run.
Local time: 4:47 AM
Tailwind is mixed so that it contains 180 – 200 calories per 20 fluid ounces.