San Jose Trail Run
Saturday, 18 March 2017
12km, 25km & 50km

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Start Times
50km - 7:30AM
25km - 8:00AM
12km - 9:00AM
Registration Open! Welcome to the San Jose Trail Run. Pacific Coast Trail Runs is proud to share another combination of parks: Calero County Park & Rancho Canada Del Oro. This is part of our continued effort to share new trail running experiences with our community. We picked March so that you can enjoy the glorious colors of green and early spring bloom. You can be assured that temperatures will be perfect for trail running. The event is located in the South San Jose region near Quicksilver County Park and adjoining Calero Reservoir. Enjoy rolling hills with valley views and plenty of single track trail running. Calero County Park is part of the Santa Clara County Parks system which we have many events at. Rancho Canada Del Oro is part of the Open Space Authority - Santa Clara County which preserves key portions of the natural environment in order to balance continuing urban growth.

All entrants will receive a race shirt if registered by March 10th. At check-out you will have a choice between a Sport-Tek "tech shirt" or Next Level branded "cotton blend shirt". All participants will be able to enjoy the post race bbq. Purchase additional tickets for $10 at check out.

Partners in Trail Running

A huge thank you to our partners in trail running. We are supportive of all products that are favorites of ours. It's not only important to support products that we like, but that are also beneficial to our competitors.
ORAL IV - Donating Hydration Activation supplement samples.
ULTIMATE DIRECTION - Donating Hydration Products for some of our lucky and participating entrants.
EGG WEIGHTS - Donating this new hand held fitness product for some of our lucky and participating entrants.
HEALTH WARRIOR - Providing samples for our entrants.
SPORTS BASEMENT - Hosting all of the local trail run Packet Pick-ups for our events. Providing 20% off shopping while at Packet Pick-up

Bib Number Pick-Up:

Runners can check-in as early as 6:45am. Race Director will make special announcements 15 minutes prior to each event.-


San Jose

Drop Bags & Pacers or Companions:

Drop Bags are only allowed at the Start/Finish Area. 50K’ers are encouraged to have them. All participants will find their car will be close enough to the start/finish area that you won’t need to leave a drop or finish bag.

Pacers or Companions:
50K - Pacers are allowed but not able to mule (carry runners food, beverage, or supplies).
25K - Pacers or companions are allowed but, you can not win awards. You can mule.
12K - No Pacers or Companions are allowed unless given permission by PCTR.

Post Race:

It is of importance that our participants hangout and enjoy post race relaxation and enjoyment. We will host a specially prepared post race Soft Taco Bar with a variety of protein, even vegetarian options. We will also provide a celebration of adult beverages and other refreshments to go with some popular music and trail running friends


Calero County Park is located at:
23205 McKean Road, San Jose CA, 95120 Directions.


Map  |  Elevations

The course for all three distances starts and finishes at Calero County Park near the ranger station. All events will run over to the parking lot of Rancho Canada Del Oro. The 12K’ers will turn around and head back the way they came - a true “out and back” course. Both the 25K and 50K will continue on and run in Rancho Canada Del Oro Preserve. The 25K’ers will complete one loop. The 50K’ers will complete two loops: first/clockwise and second/counterclockwise.

Aid Stations:

Aid Stations will be stocked with water, electrolyte sports drink, sweet and salty snacks. You will be served by friendly and experienced volunteers.
#1 - 6K @ Rancho Canada Del Oro Aid Station
Finish 12K

#1 - 6K @ Rancho Canada Del Oro Aid Station
#2 - 18K @ Cottle Trail Aid Station (No Crew Allowed)
Finish 25K

#1 - 6K @ Rancho Canada Del Oro Aid Station
#2 - 18K @ Cottle Trail Aid Station (No Crew Allowed)
#3 - 25K @ Calero Aid Station (Start/Finish Area)
#4 - 32K @ Cottle Trail Aid Station (No Crew Allowed)
#5 - 44K @ Rancho Canada Del Oro Aid Station
Finish 50K


Top 3 Male & Female Overall Winners in each distance will win dollar value race credit for future Pacific Coast Trail Runs events.

1st Place - $75 race credit
2nd Place - $50 race credit
3rd Place - $25 race credit

Age Group Awards:
Each age group winner will receive a special 2017 Age Group Medal. Age Group Award Winners include Top 3 Male & Female in each of the following age group categories:

Entry Fees:

Add $10 if registering after February 9, 2017
Add $20 if registering after February 28, 2017
  • 12km - $50.00
  • 25km - $60.00
  • 50km - $75.00
  • Registration closes at 11:59PM PST on Wednesday, March 15th.
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