Mt Umunhum Trail Run
Welcome to the 2nd annual Mt Umunhum Trail Run. If you grew up in the south bay area of Northern California, then you probably often stared at the 8-story block of cement known as the Almaden Air Force Station. Just recently, the Mount Umunhum Conservancy and Midpeninsula Regional Open Space restored the magnificent block and surrounding mountain top. The space just opened to the public only recently. While you can hike or run up the new 3.7 mile single-track trail, they will not allow a special event permit to run up to the top. So, we will use the Quicksilver 100K course I designed as a model (President and Race Director Emeritus for Quicksilver Running Club) course for the Mt. Umunhum Trail Run.
The 52K will be one of the hardest in the area with over 8,500 feet of elevation gain. This is the perfect training run for Quicksilver 100K in which you will get the taste of "Dog Meat" (AKA Priest Rock Trail) twice, once in each direction!
All events will start and finish at Mockingbird Hill Lane entrance. You will enjoy steep and glorious trails as they wind through the most successful mercury mines in North America. Oh, and watch out for our mountain lion friends.
THIS WILL ALSO BE PART OF THE 2019 BAY AREA RIDGE TRAIL SERIES.
- You can register here for the series pass starting December 1st, 2019: Bay Area Ridge Trail Series Pass
- Read the BART article here: http://ridgetrail.org/running-distance-pacific-coast-trail-runs/
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!
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Mt Umunhum / Sierra Azul (Santa Cruz Mountains)
Almaden Quicksilver Park
19305 Mockingbird Hill Lane
San Jose, CA 95120
Event Distances & Elevation Gains
- 52K - 8,696 ft
- 34K - 5,019 ft
- 22K - 3,082 ft
- 12K - 1,963 ft
- Early Bird - 12K/$55, 22K/$65, 34K/$75, 50K/$85
- Price increases on December 15th and January 15th.
- Add $15 for Race Day Registration if not sold out.
- Click here for the mail in registration form
- 52K - 7:00 AM
- 34K - 8:00 AM
- 22K - 8:30 AM
- 12K - 9:00 AM
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
- 52K - 10 hours
- 34K - 9 hours
- 22K - 8 hours and 30 minutes
- 12K - 8 hours
- Cut-off will be strictly enforced at 12:15PM to get to the 16.3 Mile Marker which is your second Visit To Kennedy Aid Station (19:20 min/mile pace).
- You will then need to complete the final 16.2 miles in 4-hours and 45 minutes. You are saying how can I do a negative split? The course profile will work in your favor. The 16.3-mile mark is the highest point on the course. If you miss the cut-off then you will be sent back down and credited with a 34K finish.
- 34K runners must get to the 6.9 mile marker at Barlow Aid Station in a world record 4-hours (34:45 pace) or be turned around for a 22K finish.
- 22K and 12K runners/hikers, well, you have plenty of time.
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.
Click here for the course map, elevation charts, mileage, and aid station sheet
All events will start at the famed Quicksilver 100K/50K finish line on Mockingbird Hill Lane. All events will be true "out and back" courses through Quicksilver and into the shadow of Mt. Umunhum in Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve.
For those brave enough to take on the 8,600+ feet of elevation gain in the 52K and the washing machine style "Dog Meat" Loops, then you will be rewarded with all the glory and of course, a belly-pleasing post-race BBQ. For those deciding to take on the other distances, you too will be challenged and fed well at the end.
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.
52K Course Information
- For the 52K Map/Elevation Chart/Turn-by-turn click here
- Elevation Gain: 8,696 feet
- Distance (miles): 32.49
34K Course Information
- For the 34K Map/Elevation Chart/Turn-by-turn click here
- Elevation Gain: 5,019 feet
- Distance (miles): 21.05
22K Course Information
- For the 22K Map/Elevation Chart/Turn-by-turn click here
- Elevation Gain: 3,082 feet
- Distance (miles): 13.87
12K Course Information
- For the 12K Map/Elevation Chart/Turn-by-turn click here
- Elevation Gain: 1,963 feet
- Distance (miles): 7.91
Shirts & Awards
All participants that register by February 11, 2019 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.
We have found giving a choice between Cotton and Tech material shirts has made you happy. During registration you will be asked what type of shirt you would like and then you size. To help you with your decision making process, 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. If you select "Cotton Blend", we can tell you they are a high quality shirt and tend to be more fitted than loose like other all cotton shirts.
All finishers will receive a handmade wood medal from Elevation Culture.
52K 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 2019 PCTR Race
- 2nd Place - $50 race credit towards future 2019 PCTR Race
- 3rd Place - $25 race credit towards future 2019 PCTR Race
Age Group Awards
Each age group winner will receive a special 2019 Age Group Medal. 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 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 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.
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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