Armstrong Redwoods
Saturday & Sunday, 6-7 May 2017
5km, 9km, 17Km, 30Km & 50km

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Start Times
Saturday -
50km - 8:00AM
30km - 8:30AM
17km - 9:00AM
Sunday -
17km - 9:00AM
9km - 9:15AM
5km - 9:30AM
Registration open! Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve and Austin Creek State Recreation Area

Our event begins and ends in Armstrong Redwoods State Park among ancient 1,200+ year old redwoods, more than 300 feet high! These trails are the most beautiful coastal redwood trails found in California.

Since this event sold out last year, we will feature two days of running. The 17K will be featured on both days.
Saturday: 50K, 30K, 17K
Sunday: 17K, 9K, and 5K

The 50K and 30K continue along Gilliam Creek and will enjoy some technical challenges, including 10 creek crossings. Yes, you might get wet feet. You may see an abundance of wildlife on one of the most pristine trails you may ever experience. Fire trails bring you back to Armstrong Redwoods. The 50 km distance will enjoy another loop through the redwoods.

The 17 km distance will continue to Austin Creek SRA. The trail runs through old growth trees along Gilliam Creek. It is magical. It returns to Armstrong Redwoods on a fire trail.

The 9 km distance will run almost entirely through the redwoods trails.

The 5 km will be a loop that passes the Redwoods Forest Theater through the redwoods and cutting across to the magnificent East Ridge Trail ending at the Visitor Center.

We will also be promoting camping to bring our trail running together. However, different from our other group camping races, you will need to reserve your own site at the Bullfrog Pond Campground. First come first serve. PCTR Staff will be at campsites #22 and #23 if you want to reserve one near us. But hurry, there are only 12 left that allow 8 people and at only $35 and $8 each extra car.

Camping Reservations

The 50K and 30K continue along Gilliam Creek and will enjoy some technical challenges, including 10 creek crossings. Yes, you might get wet feet. You may see an abundance of wildlife on one of the most pristine trails you may ever experience. Fire trails bring you back to Armstrong Redwoods. The 50 km distance will enjoy another loop through the redwoods.





Bib Number Pick-Up:

7:30 to 8:15 near Armstrong Redwoods Visitor Center. Park entrance is $8.

Time Limit:

There is a 9 hour time limit for all distances.

Weather:

Guerneville

Shirt Options:

Sport-Tek shirt will be included with registration unless a no shirt option is requested.

Sport-Tek: This maximum comfort tee has a roomy, athletic cut and controls sweat. This lightweight soft t-shirt is short sleeve and comes in both men and women's fit.


Start:

Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve, 17000 Armstrong Woods Rd, Guerneville, CA. Directions

Course:


Map  |  Elevations

Aid Stations:

We will provide a variety of fresh fruit, salty snacks, salted potatoes, PB&J sandwiches, salt tabs, sugary snacks, Clif Shot Bloks, sports drink, cola and water. Runners in the 50 km may leave a drop bag at the 25 km mark at the starting point with personal needs. It is highly recommended that runners carry at least 20 oz. of water between aid stations.

Awards:

Placement Awards are given to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place overall female and male finishers overall in each distance. Age group 2016 medallions are awarded to the female and male 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finisher in each ten-year age group for each distance. All distance runner finishers will receive a race logo and dated finisher medallion. Ultramarathon (50km) finishers will receive a custom event coaster.

Entry Fees:

(Add $15 if registering after January 31, 2017)
  • 17km (Sat) - $60.00
  • 30km (Sat) - $65.00
  • 50km (Sat) - $80.00
  • 5km (Sun) - $50.00
  • 9km (Sun) - $55.00
  • 17km (Sun) - $60.00
  • (Pre-registration ONLY through Noon PST on Thursday, May 5th, if not sold out)


    Event Beneficiary:

    Event benefits Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods, the nonprofit organization that supports education and stewardship volunteer programs at Armstrong Redwoods SNR and Austin Creek SRA. In 2012, Stewards took over operations of Austin Creek SRA, including the 24 site campgrounds and 3 backcountry sites in order to keep this park open to the public. Become a donor/member of Stewards and receive a 20% discount in the Visitor Center right next to event check-in. https://stewardscr.org/cms/pages/form_donate.php?page=form_donate&security=on

    Lodging Partner:

    If you need lodging, Fern Grove Cottages has agreed to donate a portion of your room fee to Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods. Nestled among tall redwoods and delightful garden, Fern Grove offers an intimate retreat for everyone. Their charming cottages offer quiet relaxation and comfort. Each morning, enjoy a delicious breakfast that features signature home-made specialties. Fern Grove is walking distance to all the shops and restaurants in downtown Guerneville. http://www.ferngrove.com Extend your stay for a delightful time exploring the beautiful Russian River and Sonoma Coastline.

    Course Records:

    5 Km Musumeci Gian-Paolo, 36, Berkeley, CA ('15) 34:09
    Fran O’Connor, 22, Turlock, CA ('16)39:52
    9 Km Greg King, 31, Novato, CA ('15) 47:55
    Diana Clock, 32, Oakland, CA ('15)54:58
    17 Km Andrew Mock, 34, Mill Valley, CA (’16) 1:29:05
    Saralynn Specht, 25, Davis, CA ('13) 1:48:36
    30 Km TJ Hooks, 15, Ashland, OR ('13) 2:34:16
    Katy Hollbacher, 38, Berkeley, CA ('13) 3:02:00
    50 Km Bob Shebest, 39, Santa Rosa, CA ('14) 4:29:44
    Kimberly O'Donnell, 24,Walnut Creek, CA ('13)5:05:38
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