Rodeo Beach
Saturday, 9 December 2017
8km, 20km, 30km & 50km

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Start Times
50km - 8:00AM
30km - 8:30AM
20km - 8:45AM
8km - 9:00AM
Registration Open! Rodeo Beach, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Sausalito, CA

Welcome to the 13th Annual Rodeo Beach Trail Run. Enjoy vistas of the Pacific Coast as you take a scenic tour of the spectacular Marin Headlands with views of San Francisco, Tiburon, the Golden Gate Bridge and California coastline. This PCTR classic-event begins and ends at Rodeo Beach. You’ll see historic abandoned military batteries reclaimed by nature. December is the end of the of the diurnal raptor season, with tens of thousands of raptors (Birds of Prey) drawn to the area. This event always sells out so take advantage of the early bird sign-up.

All entrants will receive a race shirt of the size and style they choose if registered by November 9th. 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 with the one ticket provided with entry. BBQ Starts at 10:30am. Purchase additional tickets for friends and family $10 at check out. Protein and vegetarian options are provided. Last year we hosted an amazing Fajita and Soup Bar.

Event Check In/Bibs:

7:00am – 8:45am at the start area at Rodeo Beach Group Picnic Area.

San Francisco Running Company (Mill Valley Location):
Pre-Race Bib/Shirt Pick-up (OPTIONAL)
Thursday December 8th, 2017 - Noon to 6pm

SAFETY ALERT: If you pick up your bib and shirt (at SF RUN CO or at Rodeo Beach), but do not feel like running on Saturday Morning, you do need to let us know for safety reasons. Search and Rescue is very expensive and we would not like to send you the bill for not letting us know you didn’t start the event after picking up your bib.

Parking Alert:

There is NO PARKING allowed at the public parking area where the start/finish area is located. Runners can be dropped off. Anyone parking here is subject to a parking ticket by the GGNRA. Early arrivers will be a 100 yards from the start where Fitzpatrick St meets the Rodeo lagoon foot bridge. After the parking is full on Mithcell Rd, cars will be directed by our parking attendants up Bunker Rd near The Marine Mammal Center. All others will be out by the Rodeo Lagoon car bridge about 1/2 Mile away.

Woof Alert:

WE LOVE DOGS! They are allowed at the start/finish area and nearby beach. However, no dogs are allowed to compete with you during the event. Please do not leave your dog in the car or we will have the Supervising Ranger find it a temporary home while you finish your race.


Pacers or companion runners must check-in at the start/finish area.
Pacers of companion runners may not act as a mule: carrying gear or nutrition during your journey. Your primary purpose is safety and direction.
50K - Pacers (only one permitted the entire event) are allowed in the 50K and can join their runner after the 30K loop.
Other distances - Pacers or Companions are not allowed in other distances unless permission is granted from Race Director.

Safety is our number one priority and want you to get home to your loved ones. Second is the amount of fun you have, so make it count.

Time Limit:

There is a 9 hour time limit for the 50km run. There is a 1:30pm cutoff time for starting the 20km loop.


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Aid Stations:

We will provide a variety of fresh fruit, sweet & salty snacks, electrolytes sports drink, cola, ginger ale and water. It is highly recommended that ALL runners carry at least 20 oz. of water between aid stations. 8K'ers beware that you do not have an aid station on your 5 mile loop. We highly recommend Ultimate Direction handheld water bottles for your convenience.


All finishers will receive a finishers medal similar to the ones in the above photo. These are called woodalions and made of recycled wood. These are made by the same company that makes the finishers medals for the Boston Marathon.

50K Finishers will receive a commemorative "Ultra Marathon" coaster from the event.

Top 3 Winners:
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 towards future 2017 PCTR Race
2nd Place - $50 race credit towards future 2017 PCTR Race
3rd Place - $25 race credit towards future 2017 PCTR Race

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:

  • 8km - $50.00
  • 20km - $55.00
  • 30km - $60.00
  • 50km - $75.00
  • Add $10 if registering after July 1, 2017
    Add $20 if registering after September 1, 2017

    Course Records:

    8 Km Jack Calhoun, 20, San Francisco, CA ('09) 30:01
    Emily Enstice, 29, San Francisco, ('08)39:00
    20 Km Graham Dobbin, 30, Lafayette ('09) 1:22:59
    Zoe Sheffield, 29, Bath, UK ('07) 1:27:32
    30 Km John Jameson, 27, Berkeley ('12) 2:07:56
    Taryn Hand, 26, Corvallis, OR ('12) 2:31:41
    50 Km Nathan Yanko, 27, San Francisco, CA ('09) 3:43:41
    Devon Yanko, 27, San Francisco, CA ('09)4:28:01
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