Everything you need to know to race today.
Register on UltraSignup and race the course anytime between December 1-31. Post your time on Strava and Race the Commons will find your result. If you don't use Strava, send an email to Race Director and you will be added to the finisher list. Only Strava verified times can take top 3. This youtube video gives a beautiful tour of the course and shows how racing works. Map and turn-by-turn course directions are all provided on this one-page pdf.
Can I expect help if I get lost or have problems on the course?
No, you are running solo or with whoever you feel safe running with. Be careful, make sure you know how to navigate, bring water and food, and prepare for extreme changes in coastal weather. You must be 100% self-reliant to run a Race the Commons race.
Directions to the start.
For directions to the start line, search Garland Ranch Regional Park on Google Maps. Park in parking lot and walk with the road on your right until you see the bridge. The start line is the Carmel Valley Rd side of the bridge. Watch the race video if you want to see a video of the start line. The video makes it totally clear.
Helpful GPX File.
Here is the course GPX file.
About Race the Commons.
Race the Commons designs courses for competitive running on public land. All racing is self-supported. Top 3s get awards. Race hard. Race often. Give everything. Register on UltraSignup and post your time on Strava. Respect Covid-19 and love the land.
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