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Spooner's Cove

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Tickets $30–$70

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Enjoy views of rugged cliffs, sandy beaches and vast expanse of the ocean at the Mountain of Gold in the 10th edition of the Spooner's Cove coastal trail run. With a range of distances from a breezy 8km to a herculean 50km, this is an epic experience open to all abilities.

How to enter the Spooner's Cove

  1. 50K

    Run 50km
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  2. 8K

    Run 8km
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  3. 25K

    Run 25km
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  4. 37K

    Run 37km
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  5. 13K

    Run 13km
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Spooner's Cove routes

The 8K course has minimal climbing and runs along the bluff.

For sweeping views of the ocean and inland mountains, try the 13K course that brings you up the 1,347-foot Valencia Peak.

The 25 km course consists of two loops, the 13K route and then head out to the 1076-foot grassy summit of Hazard Peak.

Not enough climbing? Complete the 25K route twice for a 50K day.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Finishers t-shirt for all pre-registered runners
  • Custom finishers medal for all runners
  • Custom finishers coaster for all 50km finishers
  • Top three finishers, male and female, in all races will win an award
  • Fully stocked aid stations every 5 - 8 miles
Raceday Logistics

Packet pickup: race numbers and packets can be collected at registration.


8am All races start

Please arrive 45 minutes before race start to collect race packets.

There is a nine hour time limit for all events.

Kit List
  • Re-useable water bottle or cup
  • Trail running shoes

This event is open to spectators.


Volunteers are needed for this event, and can earn a free standard entry for themselves or a friend or family member by volunteering for 5 hours. If interested please fill out the volunteering form at

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I wear my headphones during the Spooner's Cove races?
Headphones are allowed on dirt road sections only.
Can I bring my dog to Spooner's Cove?
Dogs aren't allowed onto the course, however, participants are welcome to bring a dogs with spectators.
Will there be disposable cups at the Spooner's Cove races?
In an effort to reduce waste, the event organiser requests that participants bring either their own cup or bottle to fill with water at aid stations. There will be a small amount of re-useable collapsable cups on sale at race registration.
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Spooner's Cove weather forecast

Clear throughout the day.

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Meet the organizer

Our events are located in amazingly beautiful parks and recreation areas in California. We are known for our well-marked courses, accurately measured distances, immediate race results, quality shirt designs, and low-key, friendly atmosphere. For courses that are designed to be easier, flatter, and faster, check out one of our Zoom or ZombieRunner events. We have organized over 400 events during the past 16 years. We love trail running and we promise you a rewarding experience.

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