Saturday, Sep 24, 2022

Dick Collins 50mile/Bay Ridge 100k

18627 Cull Canyon Rd

Castro Valley, CA 100K, 50 Miler, Marathon

This Event Took Place Sat. Sep 24, 2022


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9/25: Preliminary Results from the Live Feed are here for the taking. We usually take a few days to post the 'Official' results so we can fix small things that always pop up.
9/22: Registration is officially closed. If you still would like to race, you can sign up through the waitlist and we will do our best to let you into the race if time/capacity allows.

9/21 Entrants list are back online! Click Entrants.

9/4 Lots of back-and-forth on the Training Camps! Due to heat all the parks were closed this weekend. The camps have been moved to Sept. 17/18. Because they are a week from the race (boo!) we will focus on shorter runs that preview key parts of the race, like Dinosaur Ridge and MacDonald Grade.

4/21 After careful consideration, we will not be running the Bay Ridge 100k in 2022. If you're a registered runner, check you email for information on refunds and other registration options.

Welcome to Dick Collins Firetrails!

Be sure to check our website with the Blog and Updates sections at the top of the page, for updates and news.

Join us in September as we continue the tradition of Dick Collins Firetrails. This race has been run in one form or another for decades, going way back to when Dick Collins himself was the race director. Firetrails for many years was directed by the great Ann Trason, who had a special connection to Dick and considered him a mentor. Dick Collins is remembered on a bench near the turnaround for the 50-mile race, in the camp below Skyline Gate.

Dick Collins Firetrails is now made of 3 events: Bay Ridge 100k, Firetrails 50, and The Golden Hills Marathon.

UTMB points. We are proud to say that Dick Collins Firetrails offers them. The Bay Ridge 100k offers 4 points and Firetrails 50 offers 3 points. Golden Hills Marathon offers 2 points.

P-USATF Grand Prix The Firetrails 50 mile race is part of the Pacific USATF Grand Prix.

A note to runners: Starting in June 2021, UTMB no longer accepts ITRA results and instead asks us to submit directly to them. All results are given directly to UTMB. For this reason, we are no longer posting results in the ITRA system.

The Courses

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. 50 milers receive shirts, finishers hoodie and medal. Golden Hills Marathon runners receive shirt, and medal. We have discontinued the finishers wine glass as a gift. You may purchase a hoodie separately.

Age Group Awards are given to the top finishers in each race by 10-year age groups, and our signature bottles of wine.

Refund and Other Policies

Generally, we don't offer refunds. Outside of 30 days, you can defer to a future year or another Scena race. For refunds and other policies, including what happens if there's a natural disaster, visit the Policies section of our website.

About Scena Performance

Scena Performance presents classic races like Skyline 50k Endurance Run, and Dick Collins Firetrails in Oakland, CA and creates new ones like Napa Valley Endurance Run in Calistoga, and Mendocino Running Festival in Mendocino, Sonoma Women's Triathlon and Santa Rosa Turkey Trot. Our aim is to take you someplace new and reward you with great running, food, and friends.

See you out there?


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