Save Mount Diablo Trails Challenge

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For over 40 years, Save Mount Diablo has worked hard to preserve the space around Mount Diablo. With distances suitable for any running level, anyone can come and support this cause. A portion of the entry fees will go to Save Mount Diablo.
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50k, Half Marathon, 10k, and 1 more
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Sat, Apr 9, 2022
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Walnut Creek, United States
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Location
1700 Castle Rock Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598, USA
Start times
Saturday, Apr 9, 2022
50k: 6:30 AMHalf Marathon: 8:30 AM10k: 9:00 AM5k: 9:30 AM
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Save Mount Diablo Trails Challenge
5k
Distance
5km
10k
Distance
10km
50k
Distance
50km
Half Marathon
Distance
13.1mi
Route information
All Races start and finish at Castle Rock Park. The 5k runs south on Stage Rd, past the Boundary Gate Aid Station, before turning around and running back to the start line.
The 10k race starts on the same route as the 5k, but continues on Stage road past the Boundary Gate Aid Station. The route then turns onto Sunset Trail, follows Falcon Rd round to Little Pine Creek Rd. The course then continues on Stage Rd, before turning around and following Stage Rd back to the start line.
The Half Marathon follows the same route as the 10k until the turnaround point, where the half marathon continues on and turns onto Dusty Rd. The course then follows a loop, using Wall Point Rd, BBQ Terrace Rd and back onto Stage Rd, stopping at Curry Point Aid Station along the way. The route then follows Stage Rd back to the start.
The 50k follows a much large loop then any of the other courses. Starting at Castle Rock Park the route follows Stage Rd before turning onto Dusty Rd. It then follows Wall Point Rd to Rock City Aid Station, and continues on Devil Slide Tr. The route continues on round until Curry Canyon Ranch Aid Station, where it turns around and follows Curry Canyon Rd until about the halfway point at the Curry Point Aid station.
From there, the course continues on Summit Trail, running until it reaches the Summit Aid Station. The course continues on North Peak Trail and then Rd to North Peak, where it turns around and runs along Bald Bridge Trail and turns onto Deer Flat Rd. It then reaches the Juniper Aid Station, then turns back and follows the Moses Rock Ridge down to Burma Xing Aid Station. The course then continues on to Stage Rd, where the route follows the road back to the start line.
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What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Event T-Shirt
  • Age Group Awards
  • Marked Courses
  • Rest Stops
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How to get there
1700 Castle Rock Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598, USA
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By Car
Exit the Ygnacio Valley Rd onto Oak Grove Rd and travel south to reach the event.
Parking
Parking will be free but limited, so please carpool if at all possible. The main lot is close to the park entrance.
Event day logistics
6:10am Race Day Registration starts
6:30am 50k starts
8:30am Half Marathon starts
9am 10k starts
9:30am 5k starts
1pm Half Marathon cut off time
5:30pm 50k cut off time
Cut Off Time
The 50k has a time limit of 11 hours, making for a cut off time of 5:30pm.
The Half Marathon has a time limit of 4.5 hours, making for a cut off time of 1pm.
Aid Stations
Aid Stations will be stocked with water, sports drink, gels, pretzels, candy, and more.
The 50k will have 6 aid stations.
The Half Marathon will have 4 aid stations.
The 10k will have 3 aid stations.
The 5k will have 1 aid stations.
This event will be going cupless, so you will need to bring your own bottle to carry your water in.
FAQs
What are the start times for the events at the Save Mount Diablo Trails Challenge?
The 50k starts at 6:30am, the Half Marathon starts at 8:30am, the 10k starts at 9am and the 5k starts at 9:30am.
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I am a slow runner, can I take part in the Save Mount Diablo Trails Challenge?
Yes, these events are planned for runners of all abilities, and even walkers & hikers.
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Can I wear headphones on the Save Mount Diablo Trails Challenge?
Headphones are allowed on the course, but please keep the volume low so you can hear other runners and event personnel.
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Can I sign up for the Save Mount Diablo Trails Challenge on the day of the race?
Yes, there will be race day registration starting at 6:10am.
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