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Saturday, Jul 24, 2021 @ 8:00 AM

Kirkwood’s Thunder Mountain Trail Challenge

1377 Kirkwood Meadows Dr., Kirkwood, CA

Kirkwood, CA 50K, 18.8 Miler, 1/2 Marathon, 8 Miler, 10K, 5K

This Event Took Place Sat. Jul 24, 2021

About the Race

This course is extremely challenging. The course starts at the Kirkwood Lodge and runs on pavement for around 0.2 miles leading to a single track trail, then from there it is all singletrack going up. If you like the High Sierra and are into an incredible challenge, please come and play on Thunder Mountain. You will absolutely love this new event.

Registration

50K – $130.00
18.8 Miler – $100.00
1/2 Marathon – $80.00
8 Miler – $72.50
10K – $65.00
5K – $50.00

Active military receive a 15% discount. Entry fees are non-refundable.

Registration on July 23 Race Day
$10.00 additional charge to the above fees.

Please reach out to troy@tctruns.com for veteran discounts and/or mail-in registration.

Bib Pick-Up and Registration takes place race morning.

Schedule

5:45 AM: Runner check-in at the Kirkwood Meadows Terrace - 1377 Kirkwood Meadows Dr., Kirkwood, CA -
6:45 AM: Pre-Race runner briefing at Start line, hosted personally by Troy
7:00 AM: Race start for all distances.

Course/Race Information

Course/Race Information
Race starts at the Kirkwood Meadow Terrace next to Kirkwood Lodge at 7800 feet in elevation, and some of the distances will go up to about 9500 feet. Overall time limit: 12 Hours.

RACE START / FINISH ADDRESS: 1377 Kirkwood Meadows Dr., Kirkwood, CA

Bib Colors:

50K, 18.8 mile – Yellow bibs
13.1 mile – Red bibs
8 mile, 10K, and 5K – Black bibs

RACE MAPS, AID STATIONS, AND COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

For detailed race-course maps please visit our race page:
https://tctruns.com/2019/09/24/kirkwoods-thunder-mountain-trail-challenge/

5K Course
Out and Back, will hit a water stop twice.

10K Course
Out and Back, will hit a water stop twice.

Half Marathon Course
This course will hit the Thunder Mountain Aid Station twice and the water stop twice.
This course has two out and back components.

30K Course
This course will complete a full loop and upon arrival at the Kirkwood Meadows Terrace (aid available), this course will complete the 5K out and back.

30K Aid Stations
Thunder Mtn Trail Head aid station (Encountered at mile 4.0)
Kirkwood Meadows Terrace Start / Finish / aid location. (Encountered at miles 15.6, and 18.7)
Two Water Stops (Encountered at miles 0.6, 16.3, 17.2 and 18.1)
30K cut-off times
30K time limit 12 hours (8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.)
Start: Kirkwood Meadows Terrace.
Mile 0.6: Water only.
Mile 4.0 (10:00 am cutoff): Thunder Mountain Trailhead aid station. Full aid.
Mile 8.7: Trail Junction. Water only.
Mile 15.6 (2:00 pm cutoff): Kirkwood Meadows Terrace. Full aid.
Mile 16.3: Water only.
Mile 18.1: Water only.
Mile 18.7 (3:00 pm cutoff): Kirkwood Meadows Terrace. Finish.

50K Course
50K COURSE MAP
This course will complete a counter-clockwise full loop and upon arrival at the Kirkwood Meadows Terrace (aid available), turnaround, and repeat the course in a clockwise direction.

50K Aid Stations
Thunder Mtn Trail Head aid station (Encountered at miles 4.0 and 27.2, drop bag location for 50K Runners)
Kirkwood Meadows Terrace Start / Finish / aid location. (Encountered at miles 0, 15.6, and 31.3)
Two Water Stops (Encountered at miles 0.6, 8.7, 22.6 and 30.6)
50K cut-off times
50K time limit 12 hours (8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.)
Start: Kirkwood Meadows Terrace.
Mile 0.6: Water only.
Mile 4.0 (10:00 am cutoff): Thunder Mountain Trailhead aid station. Full aid. 50 km drop bags available.
Mile 8.7: Trail Junction. Water only.
Mile 15.6 (2:00 pm cutoff): Kirkwood Meadows Terrace. Full aid. 50 km drop bags available. 50 km turns around.
Mile 22.6: Trail Junction. Water only.
Mile 27.2 (6:00 pm cutoff): Thunder Mountain Trailhead aid station. Full aid. 50 km drop bags available.
Mile 30.6: Water only.
Mile 31.3 (8:00 pm cutoff): Kirkwood Meadows Terrace. Finish.

Awards

All runners receive a medal for finishing the race.

Results

Results are posted on UltraSignup the evening of the race.

Drop Bags

Collection area at Kirkwood. 50K Drop Bags will be available at the Thunder Mountain Aid Station at Miles 4 and 27.2

Directions and Parking

Directions leaving the the Start and Finish for the event:

Attention Crews – be very careful driving on Hwy 88. If you need to walk across Hwy 88 for any reason, use extreme Caution.

You will have access to the Thunder Mtn Trail Head aid station – Directions.

Turn Left West onto Hwy 88. Drive less then one mile the Thunder Mtn Trail Head aid station will be on your Left located in a dirt parking lot.

Lodging

Kirkwood Mountain Resort can be reached directly at (209) 258-6000

More Info

Phone reception for runners and crews:

AT&T and cell phone reception is great inside Kirkwood.
For the runners out on the course, once gaining some elevation up on Thunder Mtn, cell phone service is good in lots of locations.
No cell phone reception at both of the aid stations.

Local time: 1:19 AM
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