Saturday, Aug 24, 2019

Golden State

1530 Watkins Gate Road

Marina, CA 50K, 35K, 1/2 Marathon, 10K

This Event Took Place Sat. Aug 24, 2019

Race Information

The Golden State 50K/35K/Half Marathon/10K is our newest, premier summer event, traversing the fabulous trails of Fort Ord National Monument. Each course is newly designed, and different than our winter time Fort Ord Trail Runs, including new trails and more single-track running! Fort Ord National Monument has a vast array of endangered and rare species of plants and animals, some of which are rarely found outside of its boundaries. The botany on this terrain is just as diverse as the animals that roam it. Fort Ord has vegetation ranging from maritime chaparral to grasslands, marshes and gorgeous fields of flowers. The Golden State courses provide a grand tour of Fort Ord and all this former military base has to offer.

Fort Ord National Monument is truly golden in the summer. Runners will be treated to rolling hills, vast fields of wildflowers, and varied terrain, including smooth single-track, sandy hills, and exposed fire roads.

Inside Trail Racing is authorized to use the trails on Fort Ord National Monument under a Special Recreation Permit issued by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Location: Ford Ord National Monument & Fort Ord Travel Camp

Date: Saturday, August 24, 2019

Events: 10K, Half Marathon, 35K, 50K

Start Times:
     10K – 8:30 AM
     Half Marathon – 8:00 AM
     35K & 50K – 7:30 AM

Check-In & Bib Pickup:
     Race Morning
     Sat., August 24th 6:30 AM – 8:30 AM
     Fort Ord Travel Camp (Start/Finish Area)
     1530 Watkins Gate Road
East Garrison, CA 93933

Time Limit: There is a 9 hour time limit for the 50K race.

Parking: Parking is available within the Fort Ord Travel Camp site, adjacent to the Start/Finish area, off of Watkins Gate Road. Carpooling is always strongly encouraged. Do not park outside of the Travel Camp area, or within the East Garrison community. To access the parking area please follow these directions:

> From Hwy 1 – Take the Reservation Road exit at the city of Marina heading East.
Follow Reservation Road beyond Marina for 4.5 miles.
Turn Right at Inter-Garrison Road.
Take Inter-Garrison Road for 0.3 mile to the first Stop Sign and turn left on Sherman Rd.
Take Sherman Rd. for 0.1 mile to the next Stop Sign and turn right on West Camp Rd.
Go straight on West Camp Rd. for 0.2 mile, at the next stop sign turn right at Watkins Gate Rd.
Follow Watkins Gate Rd. to the Ft. Ord Travel Camp cycling entrance.

> From Hwy. 68 – Take the Reservation Road exit heading west towards Marina.
Follow Reservation Road for 4.5 miles to Inter-Garrison Road.
Turn left at Inter-Garrison Road.
Take Inter-Garrison Road for 0.3 mile to the first Stop Sign and turn left on Sherman Rd.
Take Sherman Rd. for 0.1 mile to the next Stop Sign and turn right on West Camp Rd.
Go straight on West Camp Rd. for 0.2 mile, at the next stop sign turn right at Watkins Gate Rd.
Follow Watkins Gate Rd. to the Ft. Ord Travel Camp cycling entrance.

Course Information

Detailed Course Map | Aid Station Distances and Cutoffs | Elevation Profiles


Without the support of enthusiastic and caring volunteers producing our races would not be possible. Volunteers of all ages and abilities help with setup, check-in, aid stations, course marshaling, timing, and post-race food.

Volunteering is a fun, novel way to experience races, play in the outdoors, and spend time with friendly people. All volunteers receive a free race T-shirt, free food, and the ability to earn credit toward a future Inside Trail Racing event, commensurate to the amount of time worked. Five hours of assisting an event results in a free race credit or Inside Trail merchandise.

To volunteer for this year’s event, please submit our online volunteer form.


The top three overall winners (male and female) of each race distance will receive a custom trophy with the race logo.

All finishers will receive a custom medal with the race logo.

All 50K finishers will receive a pint glass with the race logo.

The Dead Last Finisher (DLF) in each even will receive a custom award.

Age-group medals (3 deep) will be awarded in the following categories, for both males and females:
  • 13 and under
  • 14 - 19
  • 20 – 29
  • 30 – 39
  • 40 – 49
  • 50 – 59
  • 60 - 69
  • 70 and over


All registered runners will receive Port and Company performance blend t-shirt.. This tee is made with top-of-the-line sportswear technology to heighten performance during your toughest workouts. A soft cotton hand feel joins Dry Zone® moisture-wicking technology for unbeatable comfort and performance. Get the most out of your workout with this tough, hardworking tee.

     - 4.5-ounce, 65/35 poly/cotton
     - Removable tag for comfort and relabeling
     - Side seamed with a contoured body for a slender fit.

To be guaranteed your shirt size, you must register by August 10, 2019.

Aid Station Supplies

Inside Trail Racing aid stations are replete with an optimal variety of glycogen-replenishing, electrolyte-replacing products. The following is a list of some of the foods and beverages each aid station may provide: Gu Energy gels and chews, all-natural nutrition bars from Larabar, trail mix, pretzels, potato chips, Oreo cookies, Pop Tarts, boiled potatoes with salt, Coke, Mountain Dew, Ginger Ale, water, Tailwind Endurance Fuel, PB&J sandwiches, M&M’s, Mike & Ike’s, salt tablets, and tangerines. Aid stations are also equipped with general first aid items but no anti-inflammatory medicine. As distances between aid station vary, we strongly encourage all runners to carry at least one 20oz bottle during their run.

Tailwind is mixed so that it contains 180 – 200 calories per 20 fluid ounces.

ITR Refund Policy

Entry fees to our trail runs are non-refundable, and we do not offer transfers or deferrals to future races. However, with advanced notice, we are happy to credit part of your entry fee to a future Inside Trail Racing event. A credit worth 75% of paid entry fee will be awarded up to two weeks of the event time; a credit worth 50% is provided when a cancellation is made between 2 weeks and up to 72 hours of the event. There will be no credits issued if a cancellation is declared within 72 hours of the race. Credits will be available for 1 full year from the date of the race.

Only registered runners can participate, and you may not exchange your entry with another individual.

We do not cancel races due to rain or heat. An act of God, such as earthquake, fire, or other natural disaster, which causes the area of a race to be closed may force cancellation or relocation of the event. If a race location is changed due to park closures, we will automatically transfer the registration over to the new venue, or we will issue credits in accordance with our cancellation policy. In the event a race is completely cancelled, or needs to be rescheduled, we will transfer a portion of your entry fee to another ITR event. Again, credits will be valid for 1 year.

Due to trail work, closures, or for myriad other reasons, permitting agencies may require changes to the publicized courses at any time prior to an event. This is out of our control, and we therefore will not offer refunds or credits in such a situation.

Hosting a trail running event is an expensive and risky endeavor. All race costs are paid for well in advance of race day, so there is no financial gain to be made if a person does not show up on race day. We want all of our registered runners to show up, run, and have fun. While we understand that injuries, conflicts, emergencies, deaths, and other unfortunate events happen and may impact your plans for participation, we must adhere to our cancellation policies.

Local time: 6:12 PM


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