THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
COVID 19 Update
Hello Shadow of the Giants 50k & 20k Entrants,
The 2020 Shadow of the Giants 50k & 20k Run is being cancelled due to the current Covid-19 situation. I'm sure this comes as no surprise, but I'm also sure it's very disappointing. After speaking with the Bass Lake Ranger District & Green Meadows Outdoor School all summer events have been cancelled and we will not be able to host the event as planned.
Everyone that is currently registered for the 2020 race will automatically have their registration rolled over to the 2021 Shadow of the Giants event, tentatively scheduled for Saturday, June 5th 2021. Any addons for lodging and/or food at Green Meadows will also be rolled over to the 2021 event as well. You will not have to complete anything or update any info on Ultrasignup. Confirmations for 2021 will be sent out via email after June 6th.
The impact of COVID-19 on our little operation as an event company, San Joaquin Running, has impacted us not only financially but emotionally as well. Coming back to Fish Camp every year to see old friends, make new ones, share some magic miles on the course, and just talk shit to Baz is always a blast and I'm going to miss it terribly. I hope you all stay safe and get a chance to go run some magical trails this summer. I look forward to seeing you all in 2021.
Scenic historic trails through the Sierra National Forest. The 50k run takes you past 3000 year old Giant Sequoias in the famous Nelder Grove. The brand new 20k run course takes you on many of the same trails as the gorgeous 50k course. Elevation is 5,000 - 6,500 ft. Time limit for 50k: 8 hours. Pets are not allowed on the trail, so please leave your doggies at home!
When: Saturday, June 6th, 2020 7:00am
Where: Green Meadows Outdoor School 7798 White Chief Mountain Rd, Fish Camp, CA 93623
Lodging Info: For $35 a person you can stay at Green Meadows Outdoor School which has barracks style facility with bunk beds. Please bring your own sleeping bag and pillow. There are men's and women's bathrooms with showers located a few yards from the dorms. Check in will start roughly around 3pm on Friday June 5th & checkout on Saturday June 6th shortly after the race. Please be respectful of the other people in the room. If you need more privacy Oakhurst, Ca has plenty of great places to stay, along with restaurants, grocery stores, Starbucks, etc.
Pre race dinner: On Friday evening around 5-5:30pm there is wonderful lasagna (meat & no meat options) dinner with salad, bread rolls, and drinks for $20. This dinner is open to friends and family not just runners or those staying at Green Meadows. This is also a chance to meet the legendary Big Baz who started Shadow of the Giants back in 1990.
Bib Pickup: Friday June 5th from 5-7pm; Saturday June 6th from 0515-0650am in the Cafeteria
Race Start Times: 0700am for the 50k (early start is 0600) 0715 for the 20k fun run
Aid Stations: are roughly 5 miles apart and will have- Water, Electrolyte drink, GU Gels, Coca Cola, salty foods, and various snacks.
Cutoff: 8 hours for the 50k
Pacers are not allowed. Pets are also not allowed at Green Meadows Outdoor School
Parking: Is very limited PLEASE CARPOOL.
Awards: 50k Top 3 Male & Female then top 3 in 10 year age groups. No awards for the 20k it is a Fun Run!
Shadow of the Giants 50k operates this
activity under a U.S. Forest Service special use permit with
the Sierra National Forest.
Video of Course Highlights
Local time: 5:50 AM