Saturday, Jul 20, 2019

Pacifica Trail Run

San Pedro Valley Park

Pacifica, CA 50K, 30K, 21K, 9K

Registration closes: Wed, Jul 17 @ 11:59PM

San Pedro Valley County Park, Pacifica, CA

Welcome to the 22nd running of the Pacifica Trail Run. These trails are a coastal jewel nestled between the Santa Cruz Mountains and foothills of Pacifica. It offers diverse coastal vegetation, year-round creeks, and even a seasonal waterfall. Run on the coastline, in meadows, next to eucalyptus groves and wildflowers. On clear days, enjoy vistas of the Pacific Ocean, San Francisco and Marin County. The ocean breeze provides cooler air than other locations in the bay area during the summer while you run through one of the most bio-diverse and pristine coastal parks in California.

Banner Photo Credit: Leor Pantilat

Race Information

San Pedro Valley County Park
600 Oddstad Blvd
Pacifica, CA 94044

- There is a $6.00 entrance parking fee.
- Please do your best to carry exact change so as to help with traffic and park rangers.
- We always encourage carpooling to help ease of parking for all.

Woof Alert
- The park does not allow dogs

Entry Fee
- 9K: $45/57/69
- 21K: $55/67/79
- 30K: $65/77/89
- 50K: $75/87/99
- Add $15 for Race Day Registration

Mail-In Registration
- Click here for the mail in registration form

Start times
- 8:00 am – 50K
- 8:30 am – 30K
- 9:00 am – 21K
- 9:30 am – 9K

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

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

Time Limit
- There is 9 hour time limit for the 50K.
- 8 hour time limit for the 30K
- 7 hour time limit for 21K and 9K.
- Hikers and speed walkers are welcome but please be mindful of the time. 50K Cut-off is 5 hours 15 minutes at 30K mark.

Cup-Free Racing
Effective January 7, 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

New Course Design!

As new owners, we are listening to everyone. Here is what you told us. "Same course by all the trail racing companies is boring." Here ya go.

To get a visual on the maps as one, then click here:
Please accept our sincerest apology for the low quality map. We had some technical difficulties.

Blue Course = 21K
Pink Loop = 9K

50K Blue Course --> Pink Loop---> Blue Course
30K Blue Course --> Pink Loop
21K Blue Course Only
9K Pink Loop Only

New 50K, 30K and 21K courses over to the beach at Gray Whale Cove. Sounds like more fun for all. Join us!

To see the elevation profile, click on the below links and within those links the "Elevation" tab is on the bottom.

- 50K: 30K + 21K courses
Elevation Gain: +7,206 feet

- 30K:
Elevation Gain: +4,289 feet

- 21K:
Elevation Gain: +2,917 feet

- 9K:
Elevation Gain: +1,362 feet

Aid Stations

50K, 30K & 21K:
- There will be two aid stations and a H20 Aid Station atop Montara Mtn with the new course design for the 30K and Half-Marathon courses.
- One at the start/finish and one at Gray Whale Cove Beach Parking lot for the Half-Marathon and 30K Runners.

The 9K will not have an aid station during your loop. We highly advise carrying water or electrolyte drink in a water bottle or hydration pack.

We will provide a variety of fresh fruit, salty snacks, PB&J sandwiches, Salt Stick salt tabs, sugary snacks, GU Chews, GU Gels, GU Stroopwafels. GU electrolytes sports drink, coke, ginger ale, and water. Additionally, it is highly recommended that runners carry at least 20 oz. of water between aid stations.
9K - No Aid Stations (Please carry water or drink with you)

3.0 m - H20 ONLY
6.7 m - Gray Whale Cove Aid Station
9.7 m - H20 ONLY

3.0 m - H20 ONLY
6.7 m - Gray Whale Cove Aid Station
9.7 m - H20 ONLY
12.9 m - Start/Finish Aid Station

3.0 m - H20 ONLY
6.7 m - Gray Whale Cove Aid Station
9.7 m - H20 ONLY
12.9 m - Start/Finish Aid Station
15.9 m - H20 ONLY
19.6 m - Gray Whale Cove Aid Station
22.6 m - H20 ONLY
25.8 m - Start/Finish Aid Station

Awards & T-Shirts

All participants that register by July 12, 2018 will be guaranteed their requested shirt size and material. We will order extra shirts based upon previous race data and relative entries. We also bring out the previous years extras to give you an option to choose. 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.

Shirt Material
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.
- 50K Finishers, as longtime PCTR ultra marathon tradition, will receive a commemorative “Ultra Marathon” coaster for finishing within the 8-hour time limit. We have other 50K events with 9-hour time limits, but due to the constraints on the permit we have to go with 8 hours.

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 2018/2019 PCTR Race
- 2nd Place - $50 race credit towards future 2018/2019 PCTR Race
- 3rd Place - $25 race credit towards future 2018/2019 PCTR Race

Age Group Awards
Each age group winner will receive a special 2018 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 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.

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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