THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
West Coast Dirt and Vert
The Calgonquin 50k and 25k:
Local time: 3:03 PM
Date: Saturday, April 17th 2021
Time: 6:30am for the 50k and 7:00am for the 25k
Distance: 50k/25k-ish, 31/15.5-ish miles (keep in mind these are trails and your GPS watches may lie to you, prepare to possibly run further than what your watch displays)
Dirt and Vert are calling.
Welcome to the first ever Calgonquin 50k located in the beautiful rolling hills of Tehachapi, California. This is will be a 50k/25k with lots of elevation change and a few serious climbs. We are excited to have you join us and experience the trails we love in California.
Cutoff: The final cutoff time for the 50k is 12 hours (6:30pm) and for the 25k is 11.5 hours (6:30pm) Runners will be expected to carry the slowest pace possible throughout the entire course. If a runner falls significantly behind pace, The Calgonquin Crew reserves the right to pull a runner from the race at anytime and anywhere on the course.
This course is 99% trails. The trails are single track and can be dangerous both climbing up the hills and running down the hills.
There will be well-stocked aid stations every five to six miles with water, electrolyte drinks, soda, boiled potatoes, something sweet and something salty.
Be prepared for beautiful California spring weather.
There is no rain date. We will run in the rain, snow, and sleet.
Only a "force majeure" which makes EMS, aid stations and support staff unable to function will be cause for weather cancellation.
This past year and into 2021 has been a very difficult time for many of us! Some have lost their jobs, contracted the virus (like myself), had family members, friends, or co-workers contract the virus, or lost loved ones to this horrible virus (yes, to all).
We are optimistic that we will be able to hold this event; however, due to the COVID pandemic, there is the possibility that it will be cancelled, as many things are out of our control. For this reason, we are letting everyone know that we will be happy to defer anyone currently registered for the 2021 race over to the 2022 race without any charge. You will get a credit to sign up for 2022 when it opens.
Swag will include all sorts of stuff that runners love and that represent the Tehachapi area.
Awards for the top 3 men and top 3 women...
The Calgonquin 50k/25k is a community-based, eco-friendly, volunteer supported, event whose mission is to promote, maintain, increase trails use in Tehachapi. We work closely with The Tehachapi Mountain Trail Association and the trail community in large to provide a safe, fun, exciting race.
Additional information: There are no drop bags
No bib transfers or bandits
Bib numbers should be visible at all times
No littering. Pack in, pack out.
Runners should stay on the established course
Runners who drop out should turn in their bib to the first Calgonquin crew member and should make their way to an aid station to be picked up
No dogs for runners
No early or late starts