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Mount Diablo Summer Trail Run

8 Km, 25 Km, & 50 Km

(Hikers welcome)

Saturday, June 10, 2006

8:30 a.m.



Start:    Mitchell Canyon Trailhead, Mount Diablo State Park, Clayton, CA.  Directions

Course:     Mount Diablo is the highest mountain in the Bay Area and provides spectacular views of the surrounding valleys and East Bay.  The course is hilly and scenic on single-track trails and dirt roads.  The 25 Km course climbs to the summit (3,849 ft.) and returns to the Mitchell Canyon Trailhead.  The 50 Km event does two loops to the summit.  Photos  (Distances are accurately measured using a Rolatape® surveyor's measuring wheel.)   


Course Map


Course Description




Course Records


Elevation Gain:

      8 Km - 1,170 feet 

    25 Km - 4,450 feet

    50 Km - 8,900 feet

(Elevation changes determined using an Avocet altimeter.)


Weather:  Clayton

Lodging Hotels/Motels  (Although there is camping within the Mount Diablo State Park, the gates are closed overnight and there is no access to the start area at Mitchell Canyon Trailhead.)

Packet Pick-Up:     7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. at Mitchell Canyon Trailhead.  Park entrance is $3.

Time Limit:    There is an 9 hour time limit and a 4 hour 15 minute cut-off at halfway for the 50 Km distance.

Aid Stations:   Fully-stocked aid stations every 8 kilometers.  You can expect fresh fruit, salty snacks, assorted candy, boiled potatoes & salt, water, and Conquest 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.  Photo

Post-run Picnic:  Soup and Chili!  Photo

Awards:   T-shirts will be given to all finishers.  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. 

PCTR Discount:


5% - If you have entered at least 3 PCTR events, please deduct 5% from this entry.


Entry Fees (Pre-registration through 5 p.m. Thursday, June 8th):  


  8 Km - $25


25 Km - $35


50 Km - $50

            (Add $5 if registering after May 27, 2006.  Add $15 at check-in if not sold out.)

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