7/2 Just a reminder when you're planning your trip that Mendocino Woodlands Park has a strict no dog policy. The only exception is ADA-compliant guide dogs.
6/15 It's time to open the tent camping reservations. We are going to just tent reservations by email. Send Email with a note about how many there are in your party. Camping is $20 per person per night. We will bill you directly.
Also, update on Covid restrictions: It seems like we'll have basic health restrictions in keeping with the current CDC and State guidance for outdoor events. These shouldn't be especially onerous. No sticking your tongue in other runners' ears and things like that.
Join Us In Mendocino!
Come join us off the Mendocino Coast in Mendocino Woodlands Park. As in the past, we're running a looped course through the stunning wilderness and across murmuring streams. For Ancient Redwood Running Festival alumni who didn't join in 2019, our new location's loop is 6.2 miles long, perfect for our 10k and half-marathon race, we well. Our Camp is just outside Mendocino, who families who aren't running have access to that lovely community and the coast. After your run, enjoy more incredible food and drink while meeting fun folks. We have many other surprise treats in store for this festive event. Learn more at MendoRunFest.com
Courses and Races
The race course consists of a 6.2-mile loop from the Big River valley, to the top valley's edge. The loop is mostly single track trail and has 875 feet of climb. You can choose from the two timed formats (6- and 12-hour) or the two distances, 10k and half-marathon. No matter the distance you'll be in for a treat. Learn more about the course at MendoRunFest.com
How the Camping Works
Mendocino Running Festival occupies an entire camp inside of Mendocino Woodlands Park. Here are the camping and visiting options:
Come for the Day: If you sign up to race, you can come and race, then stay as long as you like. Your race includes lunch and you are welcome to stay at the camp through the evening. If you bring family members and want to purchase them lunch, buy an extra meal ticket.
Come and Camp: There are 21 tent cabins with cots in each. Enough for 4 people or more. No tent required. You can bring friends who aren't running to stay with you in your tent cabin for no extra cost. We ask that they purchase a meal ticket to join in the food and drink. Kids are free. The tent cabins are currently sold out.
If you want to bring your camper, there are spaces on the ground where you can park. You will share the facilities and food with everyone else. If you have purchased a running registration, your food is covered. Like the tent cabins, you are welcome to bring as many non-runners as you like. The more the merrier. We ask that that non-runners purchase meal tickets.
If you would like to pitch your tent, there are places that we mark off for this purpose. Like everything else, you share in the common facilities. You are welcome to bring non-runners. We ask that they purchase meal tickets.
If you are running, these options all appear when you check out, or you can book them directly here. We are currently taking reservations for tent camping directly by email. Send Email with a note about how many there are in your party. Camping is $20 per person per night. We will bill you.
For a better understanding of the camp, click here to see the scheme of where the tent cabins, the Scena Commons, and tent sites are.
Camp assignments will be published on August 1.
How the Food Works
Mendocino Running Festival is setup in a family camp format, with a very large kitchen and the eating area we refer to as The Commons. You can expect meals and snacks. People also bring food to share in the kitchen. So, if you are running, come expecting to eat. We include the cost of food with our running registration. It starts with a pot luck Friday night and we take it from there. We serve coffee, cereals, fruit and yogurt in the mornings and on race day, serve lunch and dinner. You are also welcome to bring your own food and prepare it in the Commons. This can be perfect if you or your children have special dietary needs.
If you are bringing folks who aren't running, they can purchase an extra meal ticket and enjoy everything that's there. We generally don't charge for kids. You tell us if you think your kids eat a lot.
If you are coming for the day, please, stay for the evening!
About Scena Peformance
Scena Performance presents classic races like Skyline 50k, and Dick Collins Firetrails in Oakland, CA, and creates new ones like Napa Valley 50k in Calistoga, and Mendocino Running Festival in Mendocino and Sonoma Women's Triathlon and Healdsburg Turkey Trot in Healdsburg. Our aim is to take you someplace new and reward you with great running, food, and friends.
Local time: 3:20 AM
See you out there?