UPDATES from the Firetails Blog
7/21: Training Camp! We are adding two days of training camp on Labor Day weekend. Day 1 will emphasize the section from the Start to Lake Chabot along Garin to Chabot Trail. Your EBMUD pass is included in the fee for the Camp. Day 2 will still provide support on the Day 1 course but will emphasize other parts of the course, from Lake Chabot to Skyline Gate, and on to Steam Trains according the the needs of the athletes. Sign up here.
Welcome to Dick Collins Firetrails!
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Run for the last two years as Bay Ridge Endurance Runs, we are proud to announce that we're returning to our classic name: Dick Collins Firetrails! Firetrails is home to 3 events: Bay Ridge 100k, Firetrails 50mile, and the Golden Hills Marathon. As in recent years, we will gather at our new home at Cull Canyon Regional Park.
UTMB POINTS As in 2017 and 2018, we offer UTMB points for the Bay Ridge 100k (4 points) and Firetrails 50 (3 points.) We will apply for points for the Golden Hills Marathon after the running this year and will be available for the 2019 finishers. There will likely be 2 points.
P-USATF GRAND PRIX The Firetrails 50 mile race is part of the P-USATF Grand Prix again starting this year.
TRAINING RUNS Again this year, we will have informal training runs to preview the course. These are available to everyone, even if they're not registered. Sign up here.
Be sure to visit our website at: FiretrailsUltra.com
Just minutes from Lake Chabot, this new location adds a new single track section at the beginning and end of the races. The new parts of the course are challenging but offer stunning views from parts of the Bay Area Ridge Trail that most people rarely run.
100k and 50 mile races are out-and-back courses, as is the tradition with Firetrails, mostly along the legendary East Bay Skyline National Trail. You will enjoy fireroads and single-track with gorgeous views of San Francisco and Mt. Diablo.
The Firetrails 50 mile's turn around is at Skyline Gate. The course has an altitude profile of slightly less than 8,500ft, which makes this race challenging but very runnable.
The Bay Ridge 100k proceeds to a turnaround at the Steam Trains. The altitude profile for the 100k is 11,400 ft.
Please check our website for maps and other course data under the Course tab. You will find information about drop bags and pacers under the Aid Station information.
The Golden Hills Marathon and run as a point-to-point race, which starts at the Chabot Space and Science Center. Runners will travel by bus from the start area at Cull Canyon. More details on your bus ride when you register.
Starting Times and Time Limits
The Bay Ridge 100k starts at 5am at Cull Canyon Regional Park. Because of the park curfew, you will park on the street and we will check you in and start the race at the park entrance. Check in will start at 4am. Bring your drop bags and post-event bags with you and we'll have them waiting for you at the finish. Only the 100k will be able to check in at 4am.
The Firetrails 50-mile starts at 6 am from Cull Canyon at the Maple campground. You will be able to enter the park at 5am to park. Please park inside of the park after 5 to leave on-street parking for the 100k runners. Parking is free! Proceed to the Maple campground. We will check you in and start the race there.
The Golden Hills Marathon starts at 8am. Busses leave Cull Canyon at 7am. You can check in there starting at 6am.
Time limits are:
Bay Ridge 100k = 16.5 hours
Dick Collins 50 mile = 15.5 hours
Golden Hills Marathon = 13.5 hours
Visit our website for more detail and status.
Cutoffs firm because of our permits and the general curfew in the East Bay Regional Parks. For information on aid stations, drop bags, pacers, etc. Please visit our website for exact locations, directions, and crew accessibility info.
Schwag and Awards
Bay Ridge 100k runners have the chance to earn the famous Bay Ridge Rhino belt buckle along with shirt, our signature finisher wood-allions, a finishers hoodie, and a wine glass. 50 milers receive shirts, the classic Dick Collins Firetrails wine glass, finishers hoodie and wood-allions. Golden Hills Marathon runners receive shirt, woodalion, wine glass. You may purchase a hoodie separately.
Age Group Awards are given to the top finishers in each race by 10-year age groups, and are signature bottles of wine.
About Scena Performance
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 Ancient Redwood 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: 11:35 PM
See you out there?