Sanborn Trail Challenge

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Sanborn Trail Challenge
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This trail running event set in the hills above Saratoga is one you won’t want to miss. The mixed evergreen forest, featuring Redwood, Douglass Fir and Tanbark Oak is sure to provide mesmerizing views that you’ll never forget. Come along for the stunning landscapes and a finisher’s medal.
4 Mile, 8 Mile and Half Marathon
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Sat, Mar 4, 2023
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Saratoga, United States
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Where and when
Sanborn County Park, 16055 Sanborn Rd, Saratoga, CA 95070, USA
Start times
Saturday, Mar 4, 2023
4 Mile:
8:30 AM |
8 Mile:
8:30 AM |
Half Marathon:
8:30 AM
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Sanborn Trail Challenge
4 Mile
8 Mile
Half Marathon
Route information
This run is in Sanborn Park situated in the hills above Saratoga. The course is composed of single track trail through the mixed evergreen forest, which shall feature a variety of stunning trees such as Redwood, Douglass Fir, Oak Madrone, and Tanbark Oak. Most of the trails are steep, wooded and provide plenty of shade.
These courses can be mountainous and will therefore require technical running abilities.
Courses will be marked with pink ribbons, signs & gypsum.
What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Chip-timed results
  • Aid stations
  • Fully marked course
  • Toilets
How to get there
Sanborn County Park, 16055 Sanborn Rd, Saratoga, CA 95070, USA
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Parking will cost $6 per vehicle. All parking is self-registration.
Carpooling is strongly encouraged by the event organiser to ensure there are enough spaces for everyone.
Event day logistics
07:00 Registration/Sign-In/Bib-Pick Up opens
08:15 Trail briefing
08:30 All races start
12:30 Event cut-off
Cut-off Time
There is a 4-hour cut-off time for this event, meaning all runners must be finished by 12:30pm.
Start Line
The starting line for the race will be at the Peterson Grove Picnic Area, easily accessible from the lowest level parking lot (closest to the park entrance station).
Aid Station
The Start/Finish line at the Peterson Grove Picnic Area will also serve as a full aid station. This station will be accessible to all runners:
  • 4 mile runners after their race
  • 8 mile runners, midway before their 2nd loop
  • Half Marathon runners (at mile 4 and mile 8)
Toilets will be available adjacent to the aid station.
Is there a cut-off time for the Sanborn Trail Challenge?
Yes, the event cut-off time is 4 hours, meaning the event will end at 12:30pm.
When and where can I find out my results for the Sanborn Trail Challenge?
Troy's California Trail Runs aims to have all race results published to their website within 48 hours of the race finish. Often this will occur much sooner.
Can I wear headphones/earphones during the Sanborn Trail Challenge?
Yes, however, when you come into aid stations the event organiser recommends that you remove your listening devices so that they can communicate with you effectively. It is also recommend to only use one earpiece or to keep the volume low enough so you can hear the sounds of the environment, such as runners coming from behind or hikers up ahead.
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