Saturday, Feb 18, 2023 @ 7:30 AM
Registration closes: Thu, Feb 16 @ 11:59PM

Supporting Ridge Trail Organisation

We are organising this event primarily to share these wonderful Trails in Bay Area Ridge Trail system and to raise funds for Ridge Trail Organisation (ridgetrail.org) which has this mission
"To plan, promote and sustain a connected hiking, cycling, and equestrian trail on the ridgelines around San Francisco Bay—linking people, parks and open space for today and future generations."

100% of your entry fees goes towards Ridge Trail Organisation.

25K Point to Point Course

This route consists of two parts

1) Samuel P. Taylor State Park to White Hill Open Space
This segment starts in the valley on the old railroad trail then climbs to San Geronimo Ridge. The ridge fire road is long and undulating, with rewarding 360-degree views of the North Bay, and deep canyons and wooded ridges crowned by Mount Tamalpais. The route feels remote and has a dramatic view down to scenic Kent Lake. After reaching its highest elevations in a unique Sargent cypress forest, the trail descends through White Hill Open Space Preserve, offering more beautiful views.

Route Details:
Samuel P Taylor Park to White Hill


2) White Hill/Loma Alta Open Space to Lucas Valley Open Space
Loma Alta is a Marin County landmark and one of the county’s highest peaks. It divides the county’s four major watersheds: Miller, Corte Madera, Lagunitas, and Nicasio Creeks. This Ridge Trail section climbs and descends open grasslands with spectacular 360-degree views at the summit. It’s a steep, rocky, and exposed old ranch road, best traveled on cool mornings in summer or bright sunny days in winter.


Route Details:
White Hill to Lucas Valley OSP

GPX of Entire route is at:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1VTdxWTPkJZoJ00RHQFoEBR69MiIDrRpz



Total Elevation Gain: 3500 gain, 2000ft loss.

Turn by Turn Direction:
TBD

Note:
This is a point to point to route, if you dont have a family or friend to pick you up from end point, we will provide a ride to start.

Cutoff: Complete 25K in 5hours

50K Out and Back Course

Follows 25K course starting from Samuel P Taylor Park and ending at Lucas Valley OSP. 50K runners return the same way back. i.e Lucas Valley OSP to White Hill to Samuel P Taylor Park.
Total Elevation Gain: 7000ft gain, 7000ft loss

Turn by Turn Direction:
To be updated.

Start to 25K and back are here:
GPX of Entire route is at:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1VTdxWTPkJZoJ00RHQFoEBR69MiIDrRpz

Cutoff: 4Hours 15mins at 25K mark and 9 hours for overall finish.

Aid Stations

25K runners:
will have 2 Aid stations, one at mile 10, near White Hill and 2nd one at mile 15 at end of 25K near Lucas Valley OSP. Apart from this we will have water drop at mile 5.

50K runners:
will have mainly 3 Aid stations, mile 10(near White Hill), 15(near Lucas Valley OSP) and 20(near White Hill).

Aid stations will have Water, Tailwind, fresh fruits , PBJ, soda and gels. Apart from this we will have water drop at mile 5(in bound) and mile 26

Course Marking

We will have course marked with ribbons and we will hand out printed course route as well.

Gaia GPS

1.) Start to 25K

2.) Finish to 25K

Event Organised by Friends of Ridge Trail

This event is organised by
Friends of Ridge Trail

Local time: 2:31 PM

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