Saturday, Sep 9, 2017
This Event Took Place Sat. Sep 9, 2017

Important Event Links

Night Sweats Trail Run Map
- Please Note that you will also notice the Headlands Course Map.
- We are simultaneously producing Headlands Endurance Runs (150M - 100M - 100K - 50M - 26.2M)
- Your energy at night will be just what the ultramarathoners need to keep pushing through the night.

Night Sweats Marathon
- Distance 26.2M
- Elevation Gain 5,028 feet
Strava Link: Night Sweats 26.2M Trail Run Map
RunGoApp Link: Night Sweats 26.2M Trail Run Map

Night Sweats 15K
- Distance 9.85 Miles
- Elevation Gain 1,854 feet
Strava Link: Night Sweats 15K Trail Run Map
RunGoApp Link: Night Sweats 15K Trail Run Map

Night Sweats 8K
- Distance 4.85M
- Elevation Gain 1,016 Feet
Strava Link: Night Sweats 8K Trail Run Map
RunGoApp Link: Night Sweats 8K Trail Run Map

2021 Night Sweats Trail Marathon, 15K, & 8K night trail runs.

Start times - All runners can start on Friday or Saturday night. Start times are the same for Friday as Saturday. For those of you who don't know, Night Sweats happens during our production of Headlands 150M - 100M -100K 50M & 26.2M events which run from Thursday to Sunday.

Email to confirm your start time.

Please note due to the latest developments with the Delta variant, we have been limited to no post race part like normal. Chef Yaku will have food prepared off site and prepackaged for a "Grab'N'go" after you finish.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as this is out of our control. The US DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH (HHS) has stepped in due to this being a National Park.

Headlands and Night Sweats Map

Rodeo Beach at Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Imagine looking across a valley and seeing runners' headlamps and flashlights lit up like stars along the trail. Come and join the exciting adventures and enjoy the sight and sounds that can be found at this national treasure.

The Night Marathon and 15 Km begins at Rodeo Beach. You will see from several vantage points on the trail the beauty of the lights of San Francisco, Tiburon and the Bay Bridge. We use the entire expanse of Marin Headlands, Golden Gate National Recreation Area. You will travel well-groomed trails from Rodeo Beach to Muir Beach to the Golden Gate Bridge while hearing the roar of the ocean and enjoy vistas of the Pacific Coastline.

The trail is marked with reflective ribbon and flagging to keep you safely on course. We recommend that the runners use headlamps and/or powerful flashlights to light up the trail.

There is nothing more peaceful, exciting and satisfying as trail running at night. And, there is no better event than Night Sweats at Headlands

Event Information

Saturday, August 21th, 6:45pm to 4am

Rodeo Beach (see below)

Entry Fees
$125 - Marathon (Add $15 for race day registration)
$79 - You Pick 15K or 8K. (Add $15 for race day registration)

Start Times
6:45 PM -- Marathon
7:30 PM – 15K
8:00pm -- 8K

Runner Check-in & Bib Pick-up
One hour before the start of you event

Race Director Event Briefing
- 15 Minutes before the start of your event

Time Limit & Cut-Offs
- There is a 9-HOUR TIME LIMIT for all distances

Cup-Free Racing
Effective January 7, 2018, Pacific Coast Trail Runs is following the lead of other trail races by taking steps to "green" our events. We recommend that all participants carry hydration devices on them during the race. We will sell HydraPouch portable cup with Universal carry clip – hooks easily to shorts, tights, number belts, hydration belts, etc. These are available at checkout for $10. You will receive it when you check-in for the event. We will also have a few for purchase for $10 the day of the event.

RODEO BEACH: Start/Finish Location & Parking Instructions

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 location "Rodeo Beach, Sausalito" or the address below for your navigation device of choice.

1049 Mitchell Rd
Sausalito, CA 94965

For the Parking Map click Click here

Anyone with this link: (Copy and paste into your browser) can access the map. Same as the "'Click Here” link above.

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 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 on the trails, at the start/finish area and nearby beach on a 6 foot leash. Please do not leave your dog in the car while you run or we will have the Supervising Ranger find it a temporary home while you finish your race.


Results are final below and will need to get transferred to ultrasignup in time. Detailed results are also available here:

Race Photos by Jersey Miranda (AKA Chasqui Runner)">
Please do your best to credit the photographer when posting to social media.

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Course Map, Elevations & Descriptions

Click here for the course map, elevation charts, mileage, and aid station sheet

Drop Bags & Pacers or Companions

Drop (Finish Line) Bags
- Drop bags are only allowed at the Start/Finish Area
– No drop bags on course
- Please put your bib number on them

Pacers or Companions
- Pacers or Companions are NOT allowed for this event. We recommend they register for the event so you can enjoy this experience together.


As part of the collective efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19/Delta/Lambda Variants and the associated health impacts on our community and beyond, Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) - National Parks Service will require the following of Pacific Coast Trail Runs:

1. No Post Event Celebration or Award Ceremonies are allowed.
2. No Alcohol to be served.
3. No hot food prep or service at finish line or aid stations.
4. Only pre-packaged food to be served at finish line or aid stations.
5. Offer waves, or heats to reduce large group starts across all distances.
6. Masking is not required. It is however recommended and encouraged when around people.
7. Vaccination is not required of runners or volunteers.

We kindly ask that you wear a mask when checking in to pick up your bib and swag.

Aid Stations

We will provide a variety of fresh fruit, salty & sugary snacks, PB&J sandwiches. We also provide a limited supply of GU Gels/Chews/Sodium Capsules/Stroopwafels. We feature FLUID HYDRATION electrolyte drink (varied flavors from grape to lemon lime), coke, ginger ale, and water. It is highly recommended that runners carry at least 20 oz. of water between aid stations. You will also notice our other event, the Headlands Hundred going on and will have the opportunity to enjoy some other "real foods" like potatoes, soup, grilled cheese,and quesadillas made to order.

Post Race BBQ/Food

We take great pride in knowing that when you finish a PCTR trail run, it is of the highest importance that you have a meal and tasty beverage to reward your finish. All entrants receive a "post-race meal ticket" to get the nutrients your body needs right after you finish. You will have the option during registration to purchase additional meal tickets. Our post-race BBQ chefs are in tune with incredible creations to meet all palates and will always provide a vegetarian option. We have served amazing tacos, incredible fajitas, delicious sliders, killer cowboy/cowgirl BBQ treats, and more. In the cold months, and night races, you will always be able to enjoy our super tasty soup creations. So bring a chair, a friend, and relax a bit with us.

Shirts & Awards

All participants that register by August 9th will be guaranteed their requested shirt size and material. We will order extra shirts based upon previous race data and relative entries. All late and race day registrants must wait until after the event to pick up their shirt. You will have a 50/50 shot to receive a shirt of your requested size, but you may be generous to gift a different gender and sized shirt to a loved one.

Shirt Material
Sport-Tek shirt will be included with registration unless a no shirt option is requested. The Night Sweats Leslie

Jordan branded running shirt is a maximum comfort tee which has a roomy, athletic cut and controls sweat in both men and women's fit. We recommend you order your true size or smaller if you like tight fitting tech shirts.

All finishers will receive a handmade wood medal from Elevation Culture.

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 2022 PCTR Race
- 2nd Place - $50 race credit towards future 2022 PCTR Race
- 3rd Place - $25 race credit towards future 2022 PCTR Race

Age Group Awards
Each age group winner will receive a special 2020 (Covid Special) Age Group Medal because these are what we ordered for the original date. Age Group Award Winners include Top 3 Male & Female in each of the following age group categories:

Volunteering, Refunds, Transfers, Race Credit Policies

Volunteers and our amazing PCTR team are what make our trail running events thrive. We pride ourselves in how much we respect and reward our volunteers. Love those ”Go run a trail” shirts? Well, volunteering is the only way to get those. We also like to feed you with our amazing post-race BBQ. We also sometimes order other swag like trucker hats or beanies for volunteers depending on the event.

Shall you like to volunteer for one of our events, then please email Greg at

If you bring a friend or family member and they don't enter events, you earn their credits.
- Earn $10 in Race Credits for every hour worked. (4hrs = $40)
- Round 1/2 hours up. (5.5hrs = $60)
- Earn 2X Credits for bad weather volunteering.
- Earn 2X Credits for volunteering for night shifts after 8pm and before 6am.
- Volunteer 8+ hour shift and earn $40 bonus credits for event.
- Receive the coveted PCTR "Go Run a Trail!" shirt and more.

If you are unable to participate in the event you paid for and miss the 45 or 14 day window because you are unable to run due to injury or under training, and volunteer at the intended event or another event within 30 days of your event, then we will apply 100% race credit for a future PCTR event. You will also receive additional race credits for the hours you volunteered.

Refunds & Transfers
Entry fees associated with Pacific Coast Trail Run Events are non-refundable and non-transferable. The amount of time and expense that goes into a PCTR event is high. Contracts, permit fees, awards, shirts, and all things associated with your event happen a long time before your race day. Surely, if many of you wanted a refund because you got injured, become sick, or have to attend a family function, then all trail running companies would be out of business. We also do not transfer entries for numerous reasons. We do, and will provide race credits for a future PCTR event (less registration fees) shall something come up that prevents you from attending the event you paid for.

Race Credits
For 100% race credit towards another PCTR event, you must notify us 45 days before your event. For 50% race credit, you must notify PCTR prior to 14 days before your event. For 25% race credit, you must notify PCTR prior to 72 hours remaining before your event. Your race credits will be valid for one year from the time you earned them.

Clean Sport Pledge

We pledge to support clean sport by inviting to athletes to compete at our events who are committed to training, racing and living clean and not inviting athletes to compete who have tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. We are in favor of random drug testing, especially when there is prize money offered at the event. Our organization also chooses to not work with coaches and agents that have athletes that are currently working with athletes that have tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. We understand we have a responsibility to protect a level playing field and we will be role models in the community as ambassadors and advocates for clean sport. We pledge to honor clean sport by inviting and supporting clean athletes at our races.

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