Angel Island Trail Run
8 Km, 16 Km & 25 Km
Run-day Instructions


The Angel Island Trail Run will be held on Sunday, January 10th on Angel Island. The round-trip ferry from Tiburon costs $15 and leaves at 10:00 a.m.  Click on Parking in Tiburon.  Click on the blue icon for driving directions:


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The events start as follows:

25 Km - 10:30 a.m.

16 Km - 10:35 a.m.

  8 Km - 10:45 a.m.


Weather:  Tiburon/Belvedere



The course will be marked with orange (summit loop), yellow (middle loop), and pink (perimeter loop) ribbons approximately every 200 meters.  The 8 Km event will follow the orange summit loop.  The 16 Km event does the yellow middle loop first, then the orange summit loop.  The 25 Km event does the pink perimeter loop first, then the yellow middle loop, and finally the orange summit loop


The most important course marking is the striped ribbonIt indicates a turn at an intersection.  There will be at least two striped ribbons before a turn in the course.  The striped ribbons will be placed before and on the same side as the required turn.  As you approach an intersection, look for any striped ribbons before the turn.  Waiting until you're in the intersection to determine the correct direction may be confusing and you may go the wrong way.  After you complete the turn, there will be orange, yellow, and/or pink ribbons indicating the correct route.


If you don't see your respective ribbon for 3-4 minutes, you are off course.  If you get off course, you should retrace your path until you find where you left the course and then continue along the marked course.

Please be courteous on the trail. If you're passing another runner or hiker, announce "on your left" as you approach.

Headphones are allowed on dirt road sections only. Please do not wear headphones on single-track trail, while crossing paved roads, when getting aid at aid stations, or while crossing the finish line.

Your bib number indicates the distance that you're running. If you want to change your distance, please send us an e-mail  or let us know by check-in, at the latest.


Many of the parks in California have poison oak. We recommend staying on the trail and washing with Tecnu after your trail run. Occasionally, bees or yellow jackets may be active and precautions should be taken if you're allergic.


No dogs allowed on Angel Island.


  8 Km -    810' 

16 Km - 1,380' 

25 Km - 2,035' 

(Elevation changes determined using an Avocet altimeter.)

Aid Stations

Fully-stocked aid stations every 8 - 9 kilometers.  You can expect fresh fruit, salty snacks, assorted candy, boiled potatoes & salt, water, and Clif Shot Electrolyte sports drink. If you would like to be sure that you have Clif product, SaltStick capsules, or any other specific item at the event, you should carry it with you. Additionally, it is highly recommended that runners carry at least 20 oz. of water between aid stations.


8 Km

Distance (Km) Next Aid
1. Ayala Cove (Finish)




16 Km

Distance (Km) Next Aid
1. Ayala Cove 8.0


2. Ayala Cove (Finish)




25 Km

Distance (Km) Next Aid Cut-off
1. Ayala Cove 9.1 8.0  
2. Ayala Cove 17.1 8.2

1:50 p.m.

3. Ayala Cove (Finish) 25.3    


Post-Run Activities

There will be hot soup and chili at the finish line.

T-shirts will be given to all pre-registered runners. While awards are given to the first female and male finishers, PCTR events are designed to encourage the enjoyment of trail running and emphasize personal achievement. 

We will have La Sportiva trail running shoes, Ultimate Direction bottles & packs, Clif Bar products, and PCTR merchandise available for purchase.


PCTR Race Series 

Participants are automatically included in the race series and points are awarded to the first 8 finishers in each age group.  To learn more, please click:  PCTR Race Series


Message Board

Please post messages regarding places to eat or stay, sharing rides with fellow runners, etc. on the:  PCTR Message Board


Check In

Please arrive at the Tiburon Ferry dock by 9:30 a.m. on Sunday to receive your bib number.  The cost of the round-trip ferry ride from Tiburon is $15 (adults) and $12 (children) and is not included in your entry fee.   


Drop Bags

We will have drop bags at check-in for your extra clothes and personal items.  You can leave the drop bags at the start/finish area at Ayala Cove and pick them up after your run.


Return to Tiburon

Ferries from Angel Island to Tiburon leave at 11:20, 1:20, and 3:30.



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