Saturday, Aug 4, 2018

The Ridge

Marin Headlands & Mt Tamalpais State Park

San Francisco, CA 60K, 37K, 23K

This Event Took Place Sat. Aug 4, 2018


Update as of 7/29/18
Below are the links to the status of each runner as related to shuttle or no shuttle. I am also sending out an email for you to check. Please make sure you are on the correct shuttle/bus. Some of you have upgraded and/or downgraded and perhaps I have not made the correct change.

- 60K Shuttle Status click here

- 37K Shuttle Status click here

- 23K Shuttle Status click here


- The 2018 Event Participation Guide for The Ridge 60K/37K/23K contains important information regarding your race, check-in times, shuttle/bus departure times, and more, is available HERE

This is a "point-to-point" race meaning you start in one location (Baker Beach or Tennessee Valley) and finish in another. In this case, we recommend driving your car to the finish line at Stinson Beach, jumping on one or our lovely yellow school buses (for $12), and arrive at your start location. Your only other option is to have someone drop you off at your start location and make sure you have a ride waiting for you at the finish line.

Click here for the 2018 course map

Race Information

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Golden Gate Recreation Area - Marin Headlands
Mt Tamalpais State Park

Start/Finish Staging
Stinson Beach, CA 94970

Event Distances & Elevation Gains
- 60K - 9,125 feet
- 37K - 5,391 feet
- 23K - 3,029 feet ft

Entry Fees
- Early Bird Through Monday the 18th of February. Early Bird Sold Out Quick last year, so dont miss out on these prices.
- 23K/$35 (only 50 tickets at this price or until Feb 18th)
- 37K/$40 (only 50 tickets at this price or until Feb 18th)
- 60K/$60 (only 50 tickets at this price or until Feb 18th)
- Price increases on February 19th and March 31st.
- Add $15 for Race Day Registration if not sold out.

Start Times
- 60K - 6:00 AM
- 37K - 6:00 AM
- 23K - 6:30 AM

Cup-Free Racing
Effective January 7th, 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.

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

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

Time Limit & Cut-Offs
- 60K - 12 hours
- 37K - 12 hours
- 22K - 11 hours and 30 minutes

- Cut-off will be strictly enforced at 12:35PM to get to the 19.9 Mile Marker (18:06 Min/Mile Pace) at Cardiac Hill Aid Station.Station.
- You will then need to complete the final 17 miles in 5 Hours and 30 minutes.
- If you miss the cut-off then you will be sent down the Dipsea Trail and credited with a 37K finish.

Post-Race BBQ
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, breakfast theme, 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.

The Ridge & Bay Area Trail Ridge Series Registration Info

Welcome to The Ridge event produced by Pacific Coast Trail Runs. If you were lucky enough to run in 2017, then you will probably be the first one to sign up this year. This event was an instant classic in the Bay Area trail running scene. Like last year, we will feature "point-to-point" events. Last year we ran from north to south over the Golden Gate Bridge. This year, we run from south to north from Baker Beach to Stinson Beach for the finish - 60K/37K from Baker Beach to Stinson Beach and the 23K from Tennessee Valley to Stinson Beach. All will enjoy a glorius summertime beach finish with the amazing post race bbq celebration you know so well.

"The Ridge" also is the foundation of the "Bay Area Ridge Trail Series". Last year we raised $4,000 for the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council and look to double that amount this year. For more information about the series and regsitration, then you can register here for the series pass starting Monday January 22nd: Bay Area Ridge Trail Series Pass

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.

Click on this link to join or renew your membership:
Become a member here!


We have created RunGoApp maps for the short term.

RunGoApp Links to Maps - Elevation Charts - Turn-by-Turn

Click here for the 2018 course map


- Miles: 37.1
- Elevation Gain is about 9,125 feet.


- Miles: 23.1
- Elevation Gain is about 5,391 feet.


- Miles: 14.6
- Elevation Gain is about 3,029 feet.

Point-to-Point Course & Aid Stations

60K Aid Stations:
0.0 Start at Baker Beach
8.5 Tennessee Valley A/S
12.0 HWY 1 A/S
20.0 Cardiac Hill A/S
26.9 Fairfax-Bolinas Rd A/S
33.9 Cardiac Hill A/S
37.0 Finish Line & BBQ

37K Aid Stations:
0.0 Start at Baker Beach
8.5 Tennessee Valley A/S
12.0 HWY 1 A/S
20.0 Cardiac Hill A/S
23.1 Finish Line & BBQ

23K Aid Stations:
0.0 Start at Tennessee Valley
3.5 HWY 1 A/S
11.5 Cardiac Hill A/S
14.6 Finish Line & BBQ

Partners in Trail Running

A huge thank you to our partners in trail running. We are supportive of all products that are favorites of ours. It's not only important to support products that we like, but that are also beneficial to our competitors.

- GU Energy Labs - Your on course electrolyte hydration partner.
- ULTIMATE DIRECTION - Donating Hydration Products for some lucky registrants.
- HEALTH WARRIOR - Providing Samples for our entrants.
- FUEL-100 - Providing Electro-bites samples for our entrants.

Gear Bag Check, Drop Bags, and Pacers

Gear Bag Check
For shuttle participants only. This is your finish line bag. Generally, you may have some clothes or other items you brought with you on the shuttle. All participants will have the option to check a bag at their respective start location which will be brought to the finish line before your finish.

No Drop Bags on course for this event

Awards & Swag

All Finishers
Special Bay Area Ridge Trail - PCTR medal and other Awards for all finishers.

Age Group Awards
PCTR Logo Age Group Division Bottle Opener Medal for top three in each gender Male & Female

Shirt and more.


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 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.

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

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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