Marin Ultra Challenge

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Marin Ultra Challenge
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The Marin Ultra Challenge, our premier Marin County long distance trail race, delivers ample hills and sweeping descents. March 9th marks the 8th edition of this tour of some of Marin’s best trails. Meticulous effort went into the design of each course for the MUC; all three distances are physically demanding (the 50 Mile has just about 11,000 feet of elevation gain) and exceptionally beautiful.
50 Mile, 50K and 25K
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Sat, Mar 9, 2019
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Sausalito, United States
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Where and when
324 Pine St, Sausalito, CA 94965, USA
Start times
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019
50 Mile:
6:30 AM |
6:30 AM |
8:00 AM
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Marin Ultra Challenge
50 Mile
Route information
Starting at Fort Cronkhite and Rodeo Beach, runners may fill their lungs with fresh salt air before embarking on a journey through some of the best trails the Marin Headlands and Mt. Tamalpais has to offer. Your journey will begins with amazing vistas of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge from the SCA and Julian trails. You’ll soak in the beautiful views of Coastal Trail, the inland buffed single track of the Miwok, descend on the famous Dipsea Trail and tackle one of the toughest climbs around – Willow Camp. You’ll travel along the coast, by Pirate’s Cove, to Muir Beach. Fron there you will cross over to Mt. Tam, climbing to the top of Cardiac Hill then scream down the Dipsea to Stinson Beach. Depart Stinson Beach with the 1,800′ of vertical gain in 1.8 miles on Willow Camp and traverse Mt. Tam along the single-track Coastal Trail, back to the top of Cardiac. Enjoy the tall trees as you pass through Muir Woods, before you climb back into the Headlands on Miwok to the killer downhill of Dias Ridge back to Muir Beach. From there, you’ll quietly pass through the Zen center and up the incredible new Middle Green Gulch hill then traverse through the Headlands all the way back to the finish at Rodeo Beach.
What's included
All registered runners will receive an A4 Cooling Performance Crew technical fabric shirt. This tee is made with top-of-the-line sportswear technology to heighten performance during your toughest workouts.
All ultra-marathon distance finishers will receive a medal and a custom printed drinking glass with the race logo.
All other finishers will receive a custom medal with the race logo.
Pre-Run: Select Medical of San Francisco will be offering a blanket area for foam rolling, stick rolling, stretching straps, and kinesio taping services before the 25K race. Stop by their pre-race therapy area to ensure you are ready to run!
How to get there
324 Pine St, Sausalito, CA 94965, USA
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Free parking is available in the surrounding areas to the Start/Finish at Rodeo Beach. Runners may utilize the pullouts along Mitchell Road, along the beach, the annex lot below the Marine Mammal Center, and the Smith Road Parking Lot (Gerbode Valley Trailhead) along Bunker Road. The walk from the Marine Mammal Center lot to the Start/Finish is about 1/3 mile. In addition, we will have shuttles running between Smith Road and Rodeo Beach all day. 25K runners should expect to park in the Smith Road lot, so please plan your arrival time accordingly.
Event day logistics
Early Pickup
Thurs., March 7 &
Fri., March 8 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location TBD
Race Morning
Sat., March 9 5:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Rodeo Beach – Start/Finish Area
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
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