2/18/20: We will be adding a 5th event to this series. We will be adding the San Jose Trail Run to take place in September. Stay tuned for more info about the new date.
PACIFIC COAST TRAIL RUNS
Welcome to the 4th Annual "Bay Area Ridge Trail Series" benefiting The Bay Area Ridge Trail Council. In 2017 we raised $4,000 from your participation in the series. In 2018, together we raised over $6,000 for the council. For 2019, our goal is $10,000. All of these events take place on part of the Bay Area Ridge Trail. This is a great way to see the trail and accomplish those goals with premiere event support.
- This is the place to sign-up for all 4 races for one price of *** $475.00.
There are 50 SERIES PASSES available.
After you register, you will receive your own personal code to sign up for the individual race and distance of choice.
***No Codes or Race Credits are allowed for PCTR Series Passes.
February 22, 2020 - Mt Umunhum 52K/34K/22K/12K
April 18, 2020 - Saratoga 50K/30K/21K/10K
May 30, 2020 - The Ridge 60K/37K/23K
October 31, 2020 - Woodside 50K/35K/17K/10K
Here is what you receive:
1. Entry to all 4 races.
2. Patagonia Houdini Jacket with PCTR and Series Logo. (Valued at $110)
3. Handcrafted Finisher Medal Hanger Award from Elevation Culture for your participation. (Valued at $65)
4. Special Bay Area Ridge Trail Sign in Shadow Box (See pic above) from Bay Area Ridge Trail Council
5. Bus Ticket for "The Ridge" Event (Value $15)
Anyone who has ALREADY entered any one of the four events and would like to upgrade to the SERIES PASS can also enter. If you entered any of the above races individually, then email RACE DIRECTOR, GREG LANCTOT at RunPCTR@gmail.com for a special code to enter the remaining events at a discount considering you already paid full price for each event.
2019 Initiative - "Hikers Welcome!" was a big hit. We had many hiker successfully hike shorter distances within the time frame we allow for our long distance and ultra runners.
Hikers are most welcome to all PCTR events. We kindly ask all hikers are trained and select a distance that reflects their ability to complete the course within the cut-offs and/or time limits. The longest distance (ultramarathon) in each event would require a little running to complete in the time limit. We advise the other three distances to be selected.
Become a Member of the Bay Area Ridge Trail
Did you know that you can become a member, donate, and get involved with the Bay Area Ridge Trail. You do not have to run the series to be involved. While we contribute part of your entry to the council, you can also donate more by following this link.
Click on this link to join or renew your membership:
Become a member here!
Patagonia Houdini Jacket
With you purchase of the series pass, you will get an custom logo embroidered "Houdini" jacket by Patagonia.
The goal is to get the colors below. If inventory does not allow this, then we will order a shade of blue or black that is available.
Click on this link for the Women's Patagonia Houdini Jacket with embroidered logo similar to 2018 Series Logo above.
Patagonia Jacket - Color Lapiz Blue.
Click on this link for the Men's Patagonia Houdini Jacket with embroidered logo similar to 2018 Series Logo above.
Patagonia Jacket - Big Sur Blue.
- Featherweight 100% nylon ripstop with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish
- Zippered chest pocket converts to stuffsack with a reinforced carabiner clip-in loop
- Hood adjusts in one pull, won’t block peripheral vision
- Durable half-elastic cuffs; drawcord hem
- Reflective logo on left chest and center-back neck
- Can be worn over baselayers and light midlayers
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 RunPCTR@gmailcom.
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 with 5 hours minimum worked.
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 if you volunteer the 5 hours. You will also receive additional race credits for the hours you volunteered if you exceed your entry fee value of $55.
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 Ultrasignup.com registration fees) shall something come up that prevents you from attending the event you paid for.
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.
Bay Area Ridge Trail Series Pass Policy: All events are valued at $55 no matter which distance you select. Therefore if you want to request race credits for any of the events, then the percentage will be applied to the $55 amount shall you decide you cannot participate in a particular event.
Clean Sport Pledge
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.
2018 Series Results
Local time: 4:00 PM
LONG DISTANCE SERIES: