Welcome to the West Coast 25k & 50K
These trails are BEAUTIFUL! This is our most challenging course, you definitely earn your views! Both distances start at 8 am. The cutoff is a generous 8 hours for all distances with a 4 hour cutoff after the first loop for the 50K.
Local time: 3:56 AM
25k 3,450 ft
50k 6,900 ft
Day of race registration opens at 6:30, there is an additional $10 day of registration fee. Register early for the best price! ;)
I hope to see you there.
These gorgeous trails are spectacular in natural diversity and a landmark of California history (having been a site of 135 mining activities). Although it will be too early in the season, the park offers some of the most amazing wildflower displays of the region. You will however, see several remnants of the mining era throughout the park, offering an exciting look at mining structures during your run. The race starts at the Mocking Bird Hill parking lot and follows New Almaden Trail with the first aid station being at Webb Canyon Trail and continuing to the Mine Hill Trail. The second aid station will be on the Mine Hill Trail. Take Mine Hill Trail to Guadalupe Trail back to Mine Hill Trail. Run on Mine Hill Trail to Guadalupe Trail to Castillero Trail to English Camp Trail. English Camp Trail to Hacienda Trail and finish on Virl O Norton Trail. That completes the first loop and there's one more to run. The course is hilly going out on mostly shady single track on New Almaden Trail with some short steep hills and mostly exposed fire road on the other trails. The whole loop has good footing with a few exceptions. Aid stations will be positioned about every 3 to 4 miles. Please carry water accordingly. All runners will be able to enjoy a post race beer as well as the food you come to expect from a trail race. Registration includes a high-quality custom designed, sweat wicking, tech shirt. There will be custom designed finisher's medals given for all finishers in every distance. Awards for top 3 male and female finishers in each distance.
The Fine Print
The race starts and finishes at the Mockingbird Hill Lane parking lot. There will be an emergency response team present in the event of an injury. Aid stations every 3 to 3.5 miles but please carry water as needed. The race will be run rain or shine unless cancelled by park rangers. The race will then be rescheduled your entry fee will be applied to the rescheduled race. There will be no refunds or transfers to another race. There is plenty of free parking. Follow and Like us on Facebook.