PCTR Race Series
Stinson Beach (Nov 15)
Santa Monica (Nov 23)
Woodside (Dec 6)
Muir Beach (Dec 13)
Rodeo Beach (Dec 20)
Angel Island (Jan 11)
Pacifica (Jan 17)
Woodside (Feb 7)
Montana de Oro (Feb 15)
Sequoia (Feb 28)
Malibu Creek (Mar 8)
Pirates Cove (Mar 21)
Sycamore Canyon (Apr 5)
Diablo (Apr 11)
Skyline to the Sea (Apr 26)
Skyline Ridge (May 3)
Big Basin (May 17)
Forest Park (May 24)
Mount Diablo (Jun 6)
Lake Merritt (Jun 13)
Pacifica (Jun 20)
Angel Island (Jul 4)
Sequoia (Jul 18)
Salt Point (Jul 26)
Headlands 100 (Aug 8)
Montana de Oro (Aug 30)
Redwood Park (Sep 5)
Carmel Valley (Oct 18)
SF One Day (Oct 24)
Other Links

Santa Cruz Mountains Trail Run 

10 Km, 21 Km, 29 Km, & 50 Km

Run-day Instructions



The Santa Cruz Mountains Trail Run will be held on Sunday, September 27th at Harvey West Park in Santa Cruz, CA.   

The events start as follows:

50 Km - 8:30 a.m. 

29 Km - 8:30 a.m.

21 Km - 8:40 a.m.

10 Km - 8:50 a.m.

Click on the blue icon for driving directions:



The course will be marked with ribbon approximately every 200 meters and color coded as follows:

10 Km - Yellow (Turnaround at Hwy 9 - no aid)

21 Km - Pink

29 Km - Pink/Orange Loop/Pink

50 Km = 29 Km + 21 Km

The most important course marking is the striped ribbon.  It 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 , pink, orange and/or yellow 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.

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.


One of the special features for the 21 Km, 29 Km, and 50 Km events is the San Lorenzo River crossing just after the first aid station (Hwy. 9).  The water level could be thigh deep.  Please be careful and have fun. 


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 the course. Please don't leave pets in your vehicle.

      10 Km -    800'

      21 Km - 2,175'

      29 Km - 3,000'

      50 Km - 5,175' 

      (Elevation changes determined using an Avocet altimeter.)

Aid Stations

Fully-stocked aid stations every 7 - 11 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. 


  10 Km

Distance (Km)

1. Harvey West Park (Finish)



  21 Km

Distance (Km) Next Aid

1. Henry Cowell Redwoods



2. Harvey West Park (Finish) 21.4  


   29 Km

Distance (Km) Next Aid

1. Henry Cowell Redwoods



2. Henry Cowell Redwoods


3. Harvey West Park (Finish) 28.8  


    50 Km

Distance (Km) Next Aid Cut-off

1. Henry Cowell Redwoods




2. Henry Cowell Redwoods



3. Harvey West Park (Start/Finish) 28.8


4. Henry Cowell Redwoods 39.5 10.7  
5. Harvey West Park (Finish) 50.2   5:30 p.m.


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. All 50 Km finishers will receive a custom coaster for the event. 

We will have Vasque 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 by 8:15 a.m. on Sunday to check in and receive your bib number.  


Wendell and Sarah

[email protected]


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