Description & "Event Participant Guide"
Your link to the the revised parking map:
For the Revised Parking Map click here
For the EVENT PARTICIPANT GUIDE click here
Race Director phone number is (408) 583-7122 for emergencies or drops. The guide says area code 415. RD Runny-Brain is setting in and we haven't even started the race yet. Thank you.
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.
The course is a 25-mile loop. For the 50, 75 and 100 mile distances, the first loop is clockwise. Then the course reverses direction to counterclockwise and alternate (“washing machine” loops). Marathon runners will add a 1.2 mile loop at the start before beginning the 25-mile loop.
Pacers are allowed after 50 miles in the 75 and 100 mile events. They are not allowed in other distances.
All races start at 7:00 AM.
8/30/17 UPDATE: Pine to Palm 100 & WSER Qualifier
In a perfect world, all races would go on as planned. Unfortunately, Pine to Palm 100M has been rightfully cancelled due to severe fires in Southern Oregon. For those few of you who criticize Hal Koerner, Rogue Valley Runners, and team for cancelling the event, then shame on you.
THE CODE IS FOR PINE TO PALM 100 ENTRANTS. WE KINDLY ASK THAT YOU NOT ABUSE THIS OFFER WE HAVE EXTENDED TO THOSE INCONVENIENCED BY THE FIRES.
Hal just sent an email to the P2P entrants with a special code to be used for Headlands Hundred. Thanks to Hal, WSER Board President John Medinger, WSER Race Director Craig Thornley and the entire Western States Endurance Run Board of Trustees.
"In recognition of the inconvenience caused by the cancellation of Pine to Palm, the Western States 100 has sanctioned The PCTR Headlands 100 as a qualifying race for the 2018 Western States 100. Runners who complete the race within the 33-hour time limit will be eligible to enter the lottery for next year's WS100." - John Medinger, President Western States Board of Trustees
We have opened up the registration for all to enter.
While the race briefing is mandatory, I am willing to waive your attendance with a good email about your understanding and attention to detail.
This Friday you will be receiving an "Event Participant Guide" with everything you need to know about this event.
Victor Ballesteros of Victory Sportdesign is on high alert to make more Headlands logo specific Drop Bags.
Sweatshirt or Windbreaker will be back order so that you will get swag one way or the other.
For those of you who are on the fence about running with Pacific Coast Trail Runs, be rest assured that you will experience a phenomenal event with some of the most experienced volunteers in ultrarunning.
San Francisco Running Company - Mill Valley
(optional) Noon to 6:00PM: Bib/ Swag Pick-up
We will also have race-day Bib/Swag Pick-up.
4:00PM: Special Guest and San Francisco Running Company GM, Jorge Maravilla, will be talking about what it takes to get it done in the Headlands followed by Q & A.
4:30PM: Mandatory Race Briefing for 100 Mile entrants.(not mandatory if you can tell me about your previous 100 Miles experiences that would show me that you will be fine)
247 Shoreline Highway
Mill Valley, CA 94941
(Highway 1 across from Proof Lab and Equator Coffee)
Course Map, Elevations & Turn Sheet
For the Course Map click here
For the Elevations click here
For the Turn Sheet click here
Time Limits and Cut-Off Times:
The time limit is 33 hours for 100 mile runners. We're hoping the shorter distances fit under that limit. :) The intermediate cutoff time for the 100 mile run is to reach 50 miles in 16 hours or 11 pm. You should arrive at the 75 mile mark within 24 hours or 7 am. We don’t want to pull anyone from the race. If you arrive after a cutoff, we’ll work with you to calculate a best case finish time and help you make a decision as to whether to push on. While we want everyone to finish the event however, it is not always possible. Aid station captains have race director authority to stop any runner for safety reasons or if they are projected to not make the 33 hour time limit.
For the 100 miler, completion of any ultramarathon (> 26.2 miles) within the prior 18 months.
No qualification standards for 50 and 75 Mile distances.
Aid Stations/Drop Bags
We will provide a variety of fresh fruit, salty snacks, salted potatoes, PB&J sandwiches, salt tabs, sugary snacks, Clif Shot bloks, electrolytes sports drink, Coke, ginger ale and water.
Rodeo Beach and Tenessee Valley Aid Stations will have soup and “real” foods during the night and second morning.
The 50, 75 and 100 mile runners may bring drop bags with personal needs which we will transport to aid stations. The drop bags will be returned to Rodeo Beach at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 10.
In addition, it is highly recommended that runners carry at least 20 oz. of water between aid stations.
Placement Awards are given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall female and male finishers in each distance, as well as age group winners. Custom coasters will be given to the 50 and 75 Mile finishers, and buckles will be given to 100 Mile finishers. There are two buckles: sub-24 hour finishers’ buckles and over 24 hour finishers’ buckles. Marathon runners will receive a Headlands logo and dated finishers medallion.
Due to the latest developments with Pine to Palm 100M cancellation, we will get everyone swag one way or another -before of after our event.
Local time: 12:20 PM
All that signed up before August 30 are all set.
Swag for 100 milers will have the Headlands Hundred Logo and all other distances will have the all distance inclusive Headlands 100/75/50/Marathon Logo. So if you drop down from the 100 to another event you will have a 100 mile sweatshirt/windbreaker and Victory drop bag.
All Entrants will receive a Victory Drop Bag.
All Entrants will receive a jacket or sweatshirt. (We will be emailing the runners in August.)
After speaking with runners, we found many were interested in the Classic Headlands Logo Sweatshirt.
If you do not want any swag from the race, then we will take off $30 from your registration fee. Please select "No Swag Option" in checkout. Buckle is not swag. Buckle is your award for finishing Headlands Hundred.