New camping option! If you want to come setup your tent on the start/finish, we just got cleared to do so. It's $25 per tent. Friday only. There are showers and bathrooms onsite and you can prep food in the common area by the Festival site. We make nothing on this. It's meant as a convenience to you!
To book a site, click here.
Napa Valley's First Trail 50k!
Join us in Calistoga for the Napa Valley 50k, in glorious Robert Louis Stevenson State Park. Don't let the name fool you --
this is a challenging race that rollicks across the Palisades on rarely run trails, not a day at the spa.
Your race will take you out and along the Palisades all the way to Mount St. Helena. Along the way, you'll find mystical trail features such as the Maze with its Nautilus centerpiece. Come discover where the author of Treasure Island and Kidnapped spent his honeymoon, and wonder if this land was the inspiration for those great stories!
Those of you taking part in the 20 mile Fun Run will follow a similar course, turning around at the Highway 29 Aid Station. No matter the race, you'll be treated with stunning views and challenged with new trails.
Napa Valley 50k proceeds go to Learning is Open, a 501c3 non-profit that improves the world through meaningful experiences that improve the lives of the participants and their communities.
Course and Aid
No doubt about it -- these are challenging runs. Starting at the trailhead right off of the Silverado Trail, Napa Valley 50k takes you up the Oat Hill Mine Trail, then along the Palisades Trail, the Table Rock Trail and, finally, the Mount St. Helena Trail. The 50k has over 7,500 of elevation as shown here in the elevation profile. For additional maps and other race information visit us here.
This out-and-back course is all trail (single track and fire road) with one highway crossing. 50k runners hit fully stocked aid stations 6 times during the run, with stations positioned along the trail and then at the intersection with Hwy 29. 20 mile runners have 3 aid station stops. While aid is plentiful, limited access to the Palisades Trail means that there is at least one 6 mile between stations. We recommend all runners carry 40oz of water.
Napa Valley 50k starts and finishes on the lawn at Calistoga RV Park, where we will fill you with food and good cheer. The location is central to Calistoga so your family can visit this charming town while you run. Then, they can come watch you run down the street and into the finish. Everyone is welcome for food and drink after the run.
This is just the first day in two days of great running with the Rio Lindo Trail Run taking place on Sunday in Healdsburg. There's something for everyone if you have folks with you that care for a more modest distance.
Getting and Staying Here
Napa Valley 50k starts and finishes in Calistoga, California at the top of Napa Valley. For more places to stay and other great ideas during your visit, check in with our friends at Visit Calistoga!
About Scena Performance
Scena Performance, presents classic races like Skyline 50k, and Bay Ridge 100k and Dick Collins 50-mile, in Oakland, CA, and creates new ones like Napa Valley 50k | 20 mile in Calistoga, the Ancient Redwood Running Festival in Anderson Valley and Sugarloaf Ridge 50k in Sonoma. Our aim is to take you someplace new and reward you with great running, food, and friends.
Local time: 6:53 PM
See you out there?