August 13 - October 15, 2020

POP-UP TRAIL RACING SERIES

Pop-Up #10 Campbell

San Francisco Bay Area, CA Aug 13, Aug 20, Aug 27, Sep 3, Sep 10, Sep 17, Sep 24, Oct 1, Oct 8, Oct 15

Registration Ended Thu. Oct 15, 2020 @ 6:00 PM

ALERT: Information about what else could possibly hinder trail racing.

10/12/20: All Entrants at our final pop-up to receive 25 gels from GU ENERGY LABS.
10/1/20: Current AQI is 100-150 and you can run at your own risk. We will be there. You can start anytime between 3pm and 7pm.
9/22/20: gonna be ridiculously fun in Oakland this Thursday!
9/15/20: Air Quality for 9/17 event looking good.
9/10/20: Of course we are still having Pop-Up #5. Glad to support two craft brewing locations: Hess Brewing and Rotator, both in Walnut Creek. Check-in/out is at Hess Brewing from 3p-8p. Then, join in the fun at Rotator Taproom from 7:30pm to 10pm for "Family Feud Night". The PCTR crew will get there by 8:30 to join in the fun.
8/30: New course for Pop-Up #4 posted. We will Pop-up at San Francisco Running Company
San Francisco Running Company - Mill Valley
247 Shoreline Highway, Mill Valley, CA 94941 (Highway 1 across from Proof Lab and Equator Coffee)

8/24: Due to the nearby fires in the Santa Cruz Mountains, we are making a decision to cancel this event due to public safety. The AQI in Los Gatos is 250-350 and we also do not want to put stress on first responders shall a runner get hurt. All runners have been placed into the Campbell event on October 15th.

What is Pop-Up Trail Racing? And, who are we?

This is not a gathering.
This is not a group event.
This is an individual offering.
This is a household bubble offering.

Think of this like your favorite neighborhood chef's popping up a temporary restaurant. In this case, we will pop-up 7 to 10 temporary events for you to participate. The pop-up events will happen weekly every Thursday starting August 13th. Each Thursday the we will rotate the event to different locations around the Bay Area so that everyone will get a chance to get out and race. The course will be open for 5 hours: 3pm to 8pm. You must start and finish between 3pm and 8pm.

This is a spin-off from Pacific Coast Trail Runs. My name is Greg Lanctot, Race Director to some the greatest events in California. I refuse to have my business decimated because officials are too ignorant to see that my team is responsible and doing more than they are to make racing and event production safe. I have contacted top level officials at every level to get a seat at the table to help make event planning safe during the COVID-19 era, all to help provide healthy lifestyles through running. CRICKETS!!!! Welcome to "open course trail racing". You are now a “day user” and park goer just like everyone else enjoying themselves. We don't need a permit to invite you to go racing on the trails. We don’t need to mark the course. We don’t need a finish line arch. We will provide the course via Strava and HelloDrifter.com. We only need you to want to compete and earn a finisher shirt. We have had it with how city, county, and state officials will open city streets for floods of people, open out door restaurants, indoor casinos, outdoor churches,, team sports, indoor factories, indoor & outdoor retail, and causing WAAAAAY more COVID-19 cases than any one person going out for exercise. Exercise is Essential. Running Is Essential. The system has failed trail running events and this is the work around to help you get back to what you love... competing with yourself on trails. There will be no finish line arch, no festival, no course markings. Simply you, the trail, and all the other park goers.

This is not an event. This Is open course trail racing. If the park is open, then you can race.
Media inquires and all complaints for supporting local businesses should be addressed to Greg: runpctr@gmail.com

POP-UP #10: Thursday 10/15

Campbell – Los Gatos Creek Trail
Thursday, October 15, 2020

- You can run the course anytime between 3pm and 7:15pm.
- We will be there during that time.
- If you are not able to run during that time, then you can run it on your own and send us your results link to your tracking device.
- ALL ENTRANTS that show up this Thursday to our final pop-up event will receive 25 gels from GU ENERGY LABS.

Map Links:
• Strava Link: https://www.strava.com/routes/2750809331297887388
• RunGoapp.com Link: https://routes.rungoapp.com/route/xV7lpMcEI2
• Hello Drifter Link: enter here

Distance: 6.7 miles
Elevation Gain:
~183feet
Course Design:
Greg Lanctot
Check-in/Check-out Location: Near Trail Head. (The Check-in/out locations will never be on park or land agency property.)

Running Revolution (Specialty Running Store - Pop-Up Tent will be in front)
51 E. Campbell Ave
Campbell, CA 95008

Course Turn-by-turn: Start Across the street at the Campbell Park where E. Campbell Ave meets Gillman Ave. You will run west on the bike pathway and run an out-and-back course to the man-made waterfall at Vasona Park.

- Once you see the made-man structure, then turn around.
- Waterfall dependent on water company to release water from Lexington Dam
- If you have never been here then we recommend running/hiking up the side of the Vasona Park dam to see our childhood and adult hangout.
- For those of you who want a some dirt in your run then please cross the bridge (left) at the 100 yard mark. After crossing the bridge you will go right.
- This trail will run parallel to the actual course.
- You can reconnect to the trail anytime by turning right along your westward journey.
- You can open your Strava or RunGo apps to see how the easier course we created runs within perc-ponds, dog parks, fly fishing ponds, NETFILX, and more.
- Enjoy this low-key event however you please.
- Cross the street and go check back in at the PCTR Tent and pick up your swag)
- Nearby you can find, pizza and beer, and beautiful downtown Campbell with dozens of outdoor restaurant options.< br />- EVENT DAY SIGN UP UNTIL 6PM

POP-UP #1: Thursday 8/13

Stevens Creek Reservoir
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Map Links:
RUNGO: https://routes.rungoapp.com/route/eIEsk8pIoK
HELLO DRIFTER: https://www.hellodrifter.com/routes/pop-up-1-stevens-creek-reservoir-by-greg-lanctot
Distance: 5.9 Miles
Elevation Gain: 1258 Ft
Check-in/Check-out Location:
Judy’s Kitchen Parking Lot
10635 S. Foothill Blvd
Cupertino , CA 95014
Course Turn-by-turn: Start from the North Eastern point of the reservoir.
- Run across the top of the dam towards the otherside.
- At the fence you will walk down a 25 cement slab of dam near the spillway.
- Continue to trailhead and head south.
- Begin Tony Look Trail (Single Track Trail under Canopy)
- Left at Tony Look Trail (about mile .48 per RunGo App)
- At about mile 2.6 you will see a restroom.
- Continue on Tony Look Trail
- At mile 3.4 you will enter “Fremont Older Preserve”
- Do Not enter “Wedding Trail”
- Continue on Tony Look Trail and stay straight as it turns into Vista Loop Trail (mile 3.45)
Do Not go left on Vista Loop
- Continue up Vista Loop Trail to intersection of Vista Loop at Coyote Ridge Trail
- MAKE A HARD LEFT TURN on Coyote Ridge Trail (mile 3.65)
It’s almost like making a u-turn.
- Continue on Coyote Ridge
- You will pass Maise’s Peak. (1/10 of a mile up to peak for those that want extra fun.)
- Stay on Coyote Ridge Trail
- You will be looking for a left turn to Tony Look Trail (About mile 5.4)
- LEFT on Tony Look Trail
- Continue up steep 1/10 mile climb to head toward the spillway & dam.
- Right on dirt to get to cement dam and return across the dam for your finish.
CONGRATULATIONS!


POP-UP #2: Thursday 8/20

Skyline Gate - Oakland Hills
Thursday, August 20, 2020

Time of Event:
- Your window to run is between 3pm and 8pm.
- You must Check-in with us at 3pm or later. And, then Check-out with us before 8pm.
- If you will be later than 8pm getting back to the check-in/out location, then call RD-Greg at 408-583-7122.
- Please allow for time to drive from Skyline Gate to check-in/out location

Map Links:
- Strava Link: https://www.strava.com/routes/2730498239202073850
- HelloDrifter.com Link: https://www.hellodrifter.com/routes/pop-up-2-skyline-gate-by-todd-glieden

Distance:
6.1 miles
Elevation Gain:
921 feet
Course Design:
Todd Glieden
Check-in/Check-out Location:
CRUFIT (Group Training Studio)
6125 MEDAU PLACE OAKLAND, CA 94611(The Check-in/out locations will never be on park or land where you will run.

And, since we love fitness, food, and beverages, please support these fine businesses:

Daughter Thai Kitchen (Across the street from CRUfit)
6118 Medau Place, Oakland
Open 11-2pm and 5-9pm
www.daughterthai.com

Noodles Pho Me in San Leandro just staved off closure. It’s a locally family owned business and not far from the run.

Ole's Waffle House in Alameda. The owner put in everything he has to avoid laying off any staff and to keep the restaurant open. It's an Alameda institution. “I can’t ask them to leave and sit here and say we’re going to save our money and take care of ourselves because we didn’t build this business on our own.” Ken Moniz


We are so excited to get you racing while supporting local businesses.

Stay tuned for other local business to support while in town

Course Turn-by-turn:
- Start from Skyline Gate Parking Lot
- Begin just past restroom at East Ridge Trail
- Continue down East Ridge Trail for almost 3 miles
- Right on Canyon Trail for 1/4 mile
- Right on Connector Trail (before Canyon Meadow) to Stream Trail
- Right on Stream Trail
- Continue on Stream all the way to the finish at Sidewalk.

POP-UP #3: Thursday 8/27 CANCELLED due to fires

St Joseph's Hill- Los Gatos
Thursday, August 27, 2020
Map Links:
Strava Link: https://www.strava.com/routes/273052545754660035
HelloDrifter.com Link: https://www.hellodrifter.com/routes/pop-up-trail-racing-3-st-joseph-s-los-gatos-by-greg-lanctot
Distance:
5.5 miles
Elevation Gain:
842 feet
Course Design:
Greg Lanctot
Check-in/Check-out Location:Down town LG (The Check-n locations will never be on park or land agency property. Stay tuned for local business that we will partner with to post up in their parking lot.
TBD coming soon
Course Turn-by-turn: Start from Forbes Flour Mill next at Los Gatos Creek Trail
- Begin just past parking lot south of FFM Museum
- Continue on Los Gatos Creek Trail West Trail for almost 1/10 of a mile
- At Drinking Fountain Fork, take the middle option (No name Trail)
- Right on Flume Trail at open area
- Continue Right on Flume Trail
- Right on Jones Trail
- Left on Novitiate Trail
- Right on Range Trail
- Right on Serpentine Trail
- Right on Manzanita
- Left on Jones Trail
- Right on Alma Bridge Rd
- Right on Los Gatos Creek Trail
- Stay on this trail all the way to the finish.

POP-UP #4: Thursday 9/3

Marin Headlands - Mill Valley (Tennessee Valley Start/Finish)
Thursday, September 3, 2020
Map Links:
Strava Link: https://www.strava.com/routes/2730541192655553786
RunGoapp.com Link: https://routes.rungoapp.com/route/G86cmzx4rS
Distance:
7.5 miles
Elevation Gain:
1598 feet
Course Design:
Greg Lanctot
Check-in/Check-out Location:Near Trail Head. You will receive private email. (The Check-n locations will never be on park or land agency property.
San Francisco Running Company
San Francisco Running Company - Mill Valley Location
247 Shoreline Highway, Mill Valley, CA 94941 (Highway 1 across from Proof Lab and Equator Coffee)
Equator Coffee
The Junction (New outdoor beer and pizza joint!!!!! UHMAZING!!!)

Course Turn-by-turn: Start from Oak Meadow Trail Head and run south.
- Stay right on to Oakwood Valley Trail
- at 1.2 Mile Marker you will encounter Fork, stay right on Oakwood Valley to Alta Trail
- At Rodeo Ave INT hang a Right on Alta Trail
- Another right at Alta Connector to another right at Bob Cat
- Left at Miwok Trail
- Right at Wolf RidgeTrail
- Right at Coastal Trail
- Right on Lower Tennessee Valley Trail
- Right at Tennessee Valley Trail
- Continue through TV parking Lot at hang a left about 150 feet past porto-lets
- Left at Miwok Trail
- Right on Rhubard Trail
- Stay on this trail all the way to the finish.

Pop-Up #6 Thursday 9/17 3pm to 8 pm

Coyote Point Recreation Area (Burlingame - Near San Francisco Airport)
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Map Links:
Strava Link: https://www.strava.com/routes/2730574072426825062
Hellodrifter.com Link: https://www.hellodrifter.com/routes/pop-up-6-by-nick-knipe
RunGoApp Link: https://routes.rungoapp.com/route/x3ewp82SSf
Distance:
6.0 miles
Elevation Gain:
141 feet
Course Design:
Nick Kovaleski
Check-in/Check-out Location: The Check-n locations will never be on park or land agency property.
A Runners Mind (ARM) - Specialty Running Store
1111 Howard Ave
Burlingame, CA 94598
- ARM is offering 10% off for PCTR runners on this day.
- ARM is will only be open until 6pm.

Trail Head Parking & Start/Finish Location:

- PLEASE CHECK-IN at store before running course
- (Beach Rd & Airport Blvd Industrial Area): Coyote Point Recreation Area (1.6m from the store)
320 Beach Rd (Put this address in your map app)
Burlingame, CA 94010
Course Turn-by-turn:
- This is 81% on Bike Paved Pathway
- Begin at Intersection of Beach Rd & Airport Blvd (on Bay side)
- Begin Promenade Trail
- Stay Left as Prmenade turns into Bluff Trail
- Left ON "No Name Trail" Work you way around the parking lot/south of the harbor
- Right ON another "No Name Trail" - Continue south/away from boat harbor
- Left on Gerry Moon Memorial Bike Path"
- Stay to the left as you come upon a Seal Point Park and circle it Clockwise.
- When you see a "Dog Park on your left this will signal your brain to make another left to complete loop.
- Continue passing the dog park on your way back to the finish as you complete Seal Point Park loop.
- Join the the same Gerry Moon Bike Path that brought. you to the loop.
- You will come to an intersection that you saw before. Here you will stay left on the "No name Trail" along Coyote Pt Drive
- Stay on this trail to Promenade Trail
- Left at Promenade Trail.
- Congrats and see you back at the store.

POP-UP #7: Thursday 9/24

Clyde Woolridge Staging Area (Oakland - Near Oakland Zoo , Lake Chabot)
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Map Links:
- Strava Link: https://www.strava.com/routes/2741754460076194778
- RunGoApp Link: https://routes.rungoapp.com/route/3yXYsO1ERo
- HelloDrifter.com Link: https://www.hellodrifter.com/routes/clyde-woolridge-7-mile-all-trail-by-todd-glieden

Total Miles:
7.0 miles
Elevation Gain:
1250 feet
Course Design:
Todd Glieden
Check-in/Check-out Location: The Check-in locations will never be on park or land agency property.

11144 Golf Links Rd
Oakland, CA 94605
- location for check-in/out is 1/3 mile away from trailhead.

Trail Head Parking & Start/Finish Location:

- PLEASE CHECK-IN at PCTR Tent before running course:
- Check-in Time is 3p-7:15p

Clyde Woolridge Staging Area )
Oakland , CA
Course Turn-by-turn:
- This is 100% on dirt trail
- Begin The water fountain at the trail head (close to edge of trail)
- Begin Skyline Trail
- Go Right to the Brandon trail at the stone Bridge l
- Left ON Grass Valley Trail
- Sharp Right on Redltail Trail - Continue up the steep hill
- Go Through the Parking Lot at the Marciel Staging Area and continue on Redtail Trail"
- As you come upon Marciel road you will cross it and continue on Redtail Trail.
- Right and downhill on Deer Canyon Trail..
- Sharp Left to Brandon Trail .
- Stay on Brandon.
- Turn Right to Two Rocks Trail and go downhill Stay on Two Rocks and run through the picnic area to the far side. The trailhead to Columbine Trail… Go Right (North)
- Stay on this trail to Goldenrod Traill
- Right at Goldenrod Trail Take this trail back to the Start/ Finish .
- Congrats and see you back at the PCTR Tent for your swag (if you ordered) and check out

POP-UP #8 Thursday 10/1

Mount Tamalpais East Peak - Mill Valley (Depot Plaza Start/Finish)

Thursday, October 1, 2020
Map Links:

Strava Link: https://www.strava.com/routes/2745726485443080640
RunGoapp.com Link: https://routes.rungoapp.com/route/S19KLc82Gy
Hello Drifter Link https://www.hellodrifter.com/routes/pctr-pop-up-8-thursday-10-1-mt-tam-east-peak-by-jay-boncodin
Distance: 7.6 miles
Elevation Gain:
2492 feet
Course Design:
Todd Glieden
Check-in/Check-out Location:Near Trail Head. You will receive private email. (The Check-n locations will never be on park or land agency property.
San Francisco Running Company
San Francisco Running Company - Mill Valley Location
247 Shoreline Highway, Mill Valley, CA 94941 (Highway 1 across from Proof Lab and Equator Coffee)
Equator Coffee
The Junction (New outdoor beer and pizza joint!!!!! UHMAZING!!!)

Course Turn-by-turn: Start from the corner of The Depot Plaza across from Equator Coffee. Head up the hill to the stairs .
- At the top of the stairs make a right onto Summit Ave and then a quick Left to Tamlpais Ave. Continue until you meet up with Summit Ave again. Now go straight forward up Summit Ave
- Towards the top of Summit Ave you will encounter a dirt trail to Fern Canyon Rd, go up the dirt tail and cross Fern Canyon rd. onto another steep dirt trail , at the top of the short trail turn Right onto Tamelpa Trail stay on Tamelpa Trail and Cross over Hoo-Koo-E- Koo Fire Rd. You will take Tamelpa Trail until you reach the pavement Verna Dunshee Trail , Make a sharp Right on the pavement.
- The next Trail head is on your left “ The Jam” right before the wooden bridge turn left and make your way up through the brush and rocks to the top and touch the door and the Ranger Lookout
- To descend the summit go down the stairs and make a sharp right to the Plank Trail, when you reach the next set of stairs turn left on the Plank Trail Stairs and go down to the parking lot. Fallow the paved road on the left down to the Fern Trail and make a left.
- Left Railroad Grade Fire Trail
- Sharp Left at Hoo-Koo-E_Koo Frie Rd
- Right at Tamelpa Trail
- Right down to Fern Canyon Rd ( you now take the same route back to the finish)
- Go down Summit Rd. Cross over to Tamalpais Ave
- Continue to summit rd, Cross the road and go down the stairs and back to Depot Plaza
RACE DAY SIGN UP OPEN TIL 6pm

POP-UP #9 Thursday 10/8

Mission Peak – Fremont (Starbucks/ Bank Of America Plaza Start/Finish)
Thursday, October 8, 2020

Map Links:
• Strava Link: https://www.strava.com/routes/2746478582747177204
• RunGoapp.com Link: https://routes.rungoapp.com/route/BEkoiGtas4
• Hello Drifter Link: https://www.hellodrifter.com/routes/pop-up-9-mission-peak-by-todd-glieden

Distance: 7.9 miles
Elevation Gain:
~2195 feet
Course Design:
Todd Glieden
Check-in/Check-out Location: Near Trail Head. You will receive private email. (The Check-n locations will never be on park or land agency property.
Old Starbucks / Bank of American Parking lot
Ohlone College Campus
43591 Mission Blvd, Fremont, CA 94539 (Pop-Up Tent will be next to the old Starbucks in BofA lot)
Course Turn-by-turn: Start Across the street from Aria Printing and Shipping /Subway. You will run south on the sidewalk/Trail. Make a left on Pine St. starting heading up towards the Tennis Courts.
- Make a right as you pass the tennis court parking lot and head to the YSC (Peak) trail head. Make a left to YSC (Peak) Trail (dirt) and start running up hill.
- Go through the gate and make a sharp right staying on the Peak Trail.
- Stay to the left on the Peak trail also known as Spring Valley Trail.
- Left right past the Mission Peak Trail Restrooms onto the Eagle Trail follow signs to the “Peak” .
- Take a Right back on to the Peak Trail.
- ¼ mile from the Summit you will take the trail on the front (right) side of the Peak. Follow this single trail along the front side on the mountain until you reach the “Post” to the Turnaround
- Cross the street and go check back in at the PCTR Tent and pick up your swag)
- Nearby you can find, pizza and beer, Deli and Mexican food with outdoor seating< br />- EVENT DAY SIGN UP UNTIL 6PM


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