Saturday, 4 May 2013
9km, 17Km, 30Km & 50km
Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve and Austin Creek State Recreation Area
We are excited to announce the opening of a new trail running venue at Armstrong Redwoods SNR and Austin Creek SRA! Our is the first trail running event at these reserves. . truly hidden gems.
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. The 9 km distance will run almost entirely through the redwood trails.
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 30 km and 50 km continue along Gilliam Creek and will enjoy some technical challenges, including 10 creek crossings. Yes, you might get wet feet. You might also see and 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. Park entrance is $8.
Time Limit:There is a 9 hour time limit for all distances.
Cotton shirts: Unisex 100% “Cotton Soft“ that is short sleeved preshrunk with a tag-less label.
Sport-Tek: These Ultra Performance shirts for ladies or men are 95/5 poly/spandex that keeps you cooler and drier while running. Raglan short sleeves add comfort and makes for easy movement. Ladies has a V-neck while the male shirt is crew.
Patagonia Shirts: Stay dry and cool and get some protection from the sun and salt in silky, lightweight Capilene. It’s quick to wick, ultra breathable and fast to dry. Made from 100% all-recycled polyester with 15 UPF sun protections and Gladiodor natural odor control.
Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve, 17000 Armstrong Woods Rd, Guerneville, CA. Directions
We will provide a variety of fresh fruit, salty snacks, salted potatoes, PB&J sandwiches, salt tabs, sugary snacks, Clif Shot Electrolyte 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 are given to the 1st place female and male finishers overall in each distance. Ribbons are awarded to the female and male 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finisher in each ten-year age group for each distance. Ultramarathon (50km) finishers will receive a custom event coaster.
(Add $10 if registering after April 20, 2013. Add $15 at check-in, if not sold out.)
(Pre-registration ONLY through Noon on Thursday, May 2nd, if not sold out)
9km - $35.00
17km - $40.00
30km - $45.00
50km - $65.00
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://npo.networkforgood.org/Donate/Donate.aspx?npoSubscriptionId=6872
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.