Saturday, Sep 24, 2022

Dick Collins Firetrails 50

17936 Lake Chabot Rd

Castro Valley, CA 50 Miler, Marathon, 100K

This Event Took Place Sat. Sep 24, 2022


Be sure to check out the Firetrails 2023 blog for all updates!

  • Here's the link to the 2023 Race Webcast!
  • Pacers You can pick up your pacing bib at bib pickup (Sports Basement Berkeley between 2pm and 5pm. Or you can pick it up at any time on race day at Lake Chabot Marina. Yes, your runner can pick yours up for you.
  • 9/25 The Digital Briefing is now available. Check it out here.
  • 9/1 Introducing Scena Sessions, live online training that puts you in touch with a knowledgeable person on a topic that matters in training. Check it out in the Scena Training Hub.
  • 8/23 At long last - all our historical results are in one place! Check them out here on Ultrasignup.
  • 8/16 JUST ADDED: Dinosaur Ridge 30k. more...
  • 8/9 Firetrails Training Camp is set for September 9 and 10. more...

Welcome to the 40th Running of Dick Collins Firetrails!

Join us as we continue the tradition of Dick Collins Firetrails. When you step up to the start at Firetrails, you are stepping into history, one that winds back to when Dick Collins was the race director. Dick is a legend in these parts. He's remembered on a bench near the turnaround for the 50-mile race, in the camp below Skyline Gate

When you race here, you also stand on the shoulders of giants. Perhaps none are greater than those of course-record-holder Ann Trason, who directed this race for many years and who considered Dick Collins a mentor.

Dick Collins Firetrails is now made of 3 events: Firetrails 50, the Dinosaur Ridge 30k, and The Golden Hills Marathon.

UTMB: Both Dick Collins Firetrails races are UTMB Index races. The Firetrails 50 counts as a 100k event and Golden Hill Marathon counts as a 50k event for UTMB purposes.

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

The Courses

There are some exciting course changes in 2023. The races return to Lake Chabot Marina, which is the 'classic' start and finish location. The first part of the course goes out-and-back on Dinosaur Ridge before returning to Anthony Chabot Park. For full information on the courses with maps, elevation profile, crew directions etc visit our website Click on COURSE at the top of the page.

Starting Times and Time Limits

The Firetrails 50 starts at 6 am from Lake Chabot Marina, in the Cove Picnic Area. You will be able to enter the park at 5 am to park. Parking is free! Cove picnic area. We will check you in and start the race there.

The Golden Hills Marathon starts at 8 am and will both start and finish at Lake Chabot. You can check in there starting at 6 am.

Time limits are:
Firetrails 50 = 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

Firetrails 50 finishers receive shirts, finisher's hoodie and finishers wine glass. Golden Hills Marathon runners receive shirt, and finishers wine glass. For Golden Hills runners, you may purchase a hoodie separately.

Age Group Awards are given to the top finishers in each race by 10-year age groups.

Refunds 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, and Dick Collins Firetrails in Oakland, CA and creates new ones like Napa Valley 50k, Mendocino Running Festival, 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?


Event's current local time: 8:49 AM PT


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