Saturday, Jan 6, 2018

Eldrith Gosney's PURE ULTRA

Old Mill Park

Mill Valley, CA 47K, 34K, 22K, 12K

Registration closes: Wed, Jan 3 @ 11:59PM

RACE INFORMATION

We have been approved for our new event date on January 6th, 2018.

The event will now start and finish at Old Mill Park in Mill Valley.

Address: 352 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941

Start Times:
8:00 AM: 47K and 34K
9:00 AM: 22K
9:30 AM: 12K

Check-in: 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM


TIME LIMIT & CUT-OFF
47K:
- 9 Hours
- Cut-off will be strictly enforced at 6 hours 30 Minutes (21.4 Miles 18:13/mile pace) at completion of your 34K loop that ends at Old Mill Park (Start/Finish).
- You will then need to complete the final 7.9 miles in 2 hours 30 minutes, or a 19 min/mile pace.

34K/22K/12K:
- 9 Hours
- 34K runners must get back to Cardiac Hill Aid Station at 12:10 PM (pace of 25 min/mile).
- 34K runners who do not get there in time, will be sent down for a 22K finish.

Race Day Instructions and other details. We will email detailed race-day instructions the week of the event.
More details below about the new course design, including maps and aid stations below. Because of the new start location, the course will be a modification of the old. The event will no longer run on Franks Valley Road towards Muir Beach, inlcuding Dias Ridge and Miwok Trail. The 50K will now be a Pure Ultra 47K (Still an Ultra distance of 29+ miles with plenty of elevation Gain), the 36K is now a 34K, the Half Marathon is now a 22K, and 11K is a now a 12K.

Pure Ultra

Everything right about trail running is found here: a celebration of community, the strength of the human spirit, the environment, and a very challenging event. This trail race takes us back to the beginning of ultra-running: a purposely small and intimate event, capped at 200 runners.

At 76, Eldrith is a legend in the Bay Area running community. She started ultra-running long before the internet or Ultrasignup.com tracked results and no one knows how many ultras Eldrith completed. We know of 172 events in the last 27 years that she completed, including

- 150 Ultra Marathons
- Four 100-mile trail races, including Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run
- Forty-five 50-mile trail races
- Fifty-nine 50km trail races
- 12 Quad Dipsea finishes, and she is the current 70-79 age group record holder

This new race is part of Eldrith’s actual training run for the Quad Dipsea event! If you want to “be like Eldrith” and celebrate the best of trail running, this event is a must! Don’t miss out on this epic race.


47K: $80, $95 (Sept 1st), $105 on Race Day if not sold out.
34K: $65, $80 (Sept 1st), $95 on Race Day if not sold out.
22K: $60, $75 (Sept 1st), $85 on Race Day if not sold out.
12K: $50, $65 (Sept 1st), $75 on Race Day if not sold out.

Course Description

Utilizing some of Mount Tamalpais's most beloved trails - Dipsea, Heather Cut-off, and Steep Ravine- Eldrith Trail Run & PUre Ultra has strung them into a unique and extremely challenging run. Eldrith has four distance options:

47K Pure Ultra: As Eldrith says, “This course is not for weenies.” It starts at Old Mill Park in Mill Valley and heads up the Dipsea Stairs and trail to Cardiac Hill in Mt Tamalpais State Park running through Muir Woods National Monument. Then you will continue down the Dipsea Trail to Stinson Beach. After you will return up Dispea Trail and but turn left up the gorgeous Steep Ravine Trail where you will encounter the famous ladder. Back up to Cardiac and then down to Santos Meadows and the Heather Cut-off Switchbacks. This is a gentle down and back up to Cardiac before you head back to Old Mill Park. But wait, now you need to head back up to Cardiac Hill and back to earn your PURE ULTRA status and receive your coaster.

34k: Similar to the 47k, rather you will not run back to Cardiac for the second time.

22K: It starts at Old Mill Park in Mill Valley and heads up the Dipsea Stairs and trail to Cardiac Hill in Mt Tamalpais State Park running through Muir Woods National Monument. Then you will continue down the Dipsea Trail to Stinson Beach. After you will return up Dispea Trail and but turn left up the gorgeous Steep Ravine Trail where you will encounter the famous ladder. Back up to Cardiac and then down to Old Mill Park.

12k: Starting at Old Mill Park you will run up the world famous dispea stairs and trail to the equally famous Cardiac Hill Aid Station. Then you will run back down to the finish for what will be a very challenging 12K.

RUNNING "AN ELDRITH": The true "Eldrith Training Run" starts at Old Mill Park and runs up the Dipsea Stairs and up to Cardiac Hill, then she would run the entire length of the Dipsea Trail to Stinson Beach. Then, its back up to Cardiac Hill on the Dipsea and then reversing direction, she heads back down to Stinson Beach and finally another full Dipsea back to Old Mill Park.
Summarizing: Old Mill Park --> Stinson Beach --> Cardiac Hill --> Stinson Beach --> Old Mill Park

Map Course, Elevations and Descriptions

2018 Course:
RunGoAPP.com: We use this application to create our maps. Below are the links from RunGoApp mapping services. You will see an "Elevation" tab at the bottom right of the desktop computer layout. We will be creating an all inclusive map with ribbons colors.

The 47K course will feature two courses: the 34K and the 12K. They will total 47K because of the overage on each distance.

For the 47K Course Map/Elevation Chart/Turn-by-turn click here for the 34K and here for the 12K
Elevation Gain: 9,336 feet
Distance: 29.39 Miles


For the 34K Course Map/Elevation Chart/Turn-by-turn click here
Elevation Gain: 6,449 feet
Distance: 21.5 Miles

For the 22K Course Map/Elevation Chart/Turn-by-turn click here
Elevation Gain: 4,973 feet
Distance: 13.91 Miles

For the 12K Course Map/Elevation Chart/Turn-by-turn click here
Elevation Gain: 2,887 feet
Distance: 7.89 Miles

On-Course Information

Aid Stations:
-47K:
Mile 3.9 - Cardiac Hill Aid Station
Mile 6.7 - GU Brew & Water Only
Mile 9.9 - Cardiac Hill Aid Station
Mile 13.6 - GU Brew & Water Only
Mile 17.5 - Cardiac Hill Aid Station
Mile 21.4 - Start/Finish Soup Bar, GU Brew & Water Only
Mile 25.3 - Cardiac Hill Aid Station
Mile 29.2 - Finish

-34K:
Mile 3.9 - Cardiac Hill Aid Station
Mile 6.7 - GU Brew & Water Only
Mile 9.9 - Cardiac Hill Aid Station
Mile 13.6 - GU Brew & Water Only
Mile 17.5 - Cardiac Hill Aid Station
Mile 21.4 - Finish

-22K:
Mile 3.9 - Cardiac Hill Aid Station
Mile 6.7 - GU Brew & Water Only
Mile 9.9 - Cardiac Hill Aid Station
Mile 13.8 - Finish

-12K:
Mile 3.9 - Cardiac Hill Aid Station
Mile 7.8 - Finish

Crews:
- Crews are allowed at Aid Stations Only.
- Assisting runners outside 100 yards of aid stations is prohibited.
- Please be mindful of parking legally in Mill Valley.
- Please be careful of parking your car on the sides of roads near the aid stations.

Pacers:
- No Pacers Allowed for any distance at this event

Drop Bags:
- No Drop Bags at any point during this event (except at Start/Finish)
- Your car will be very close (within 1/4 Mile) to the finish line, so that can be used as place to store your belongings also.

SHIRTS & AWARDS

SHIRTS:
All participants that register by December 23rd, 2017 will be guaranteed their requested shirt size and material. We will order extra shirts based upon previous race data and relative entries. All race day registrants must wait until after the event to pick up their shirt. You will most likely not receive a shirt of their requested size, but you may be generous to gift a different gender and sized shirt to a loved one.

Shirt Material: To help you with your shirt size decision, we can tell you the "Tech-Material" (not cotton) shirts are made by Sport-Tek and generally run "loose" and not tight fitting and therefore recommend you order your true size or smaller if you like tight fitting tech shirts. The shirts will be black long sleeve and will have the new Eldrith logo on the front like the picture above.

AWARDS:
All finishers will receive a finishers medal similar to the ones in the above photo. We use Elevation Culture to make our amazing finisher medals.

47K 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 2018 PCTR Race
2nd Place - $50 race credit towards future 2018 PCTR Race
3rd Place - $25 race credit towards future 2018 PCTR Race

Age Group Awards:
Each age group winner will receive a special 2017 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:
<13
13-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
60-69
70+

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