Ultramarathons in California

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JUL28
Registration Perks
The San Francisco Marathon

Set an early alarm for this bucket list event around SF. Get an all-access pass to the SF sights, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf, and take up the challenge (expect hills - it's SF after all). Come for the finisher's medal and atmosphere of the on-course cheer stations.

$64 - $269
The San Francisco Marathon
AUG11
Registration Perks
Marlette Lake Tahoe 50K & 10 Miles Trail Run

Both the Marlette 50K and 10 Miler are RRCA Nevada State Championship Events!

The Marlette 50K is a truly adventurous romp through some of planet earths most scenic and challenging trails. Based at Spooner Lake in Lake Tahoe Nevadas State Park the run features 30 miles of epic trail and view. Think prime Sierra single track and add in 360 degree panorama views of Lake Tahoe, the Carson Valley and Range. Marlette Lake lies in the middle of the course and if youre heating up during the run feel free to take a plunge.

$65 - $105
Marlette Lake Tahoe 50K & 10 Miles Trail Run
AUG16
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Kodiak Ultra Marathons

The 7th Annual Kodiak Ultra Marathons presented by CarboPro are situated in the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California at an elevation of 7,000'. The cozy, cool, alpine village of Big Bear Lake is ready to host you and your crew!

This course is the much anticipated complete loop around Big Bear Lake with the most epic views and climate you could ask for in an Ultra. In 2019 we will again be running the clockwise direction of travel around the lake! With nearly 17,000 of vertical climbing and sustained running over 7,000 in elevation, be prepared to be challenged. The Kodiak is a true mountain one hundred. Technical. Steep climbs to 10,000 summits and cool nights. Gorgeous views. Thin air. Flowing single track. Epic canyon passages. Welcome to the mountains!

Our volunteers and crew will see to it that you have every opportunity to succeed. We pride ourselves on the design of this route, the aid stations, and a COOL little town that will host you. Bring friends, family, kids, .it will be classic summer season in the Bear.

$115 - $300
Kodiak Ultra Marathons
JUL27
Harding Hustle Trail Runs

The Harding Hustle course is on 100% trail (fireroad w/some singletrack in the 50K).

There will be one 15K Aid Station located at mile 4.5

30K Aid stations will be located at mile 4.5 & 9.3 & 14.0. All aid stations will have water & electrolytes. Mile 9.3 will also have snacks/food. Food and beverages will be provided at the finish line!

50K Aid stations will be located at mile 4.5 & 9.3 & 13.5 & 15.5 & 17.,5 & 22 & 26.5. All aid stations will have water & electrolytes. Mile 9.3, 15.5 & 22 will also have snacks/food. Food and beverages will be provided at the finish line!

$55 - $75
Harding Hustle Trail Runs
AUG4
Skyline 50K

Run your first ultra or your fastest with us in the beautiful Oakland hills! This year were giving to RBO, our favorite local youth running program. Many a great ultrarunning career has begun at Skyline 50k. The rolling course, great support, and cool August mornings make for a perfect first 50k.

$95 - $105
Skyline 50K
AUG10
Cool Moon Trail Races - 100M, 100K, 50M

We're hosting a weekend of trail running! Our event showcases races suited for every distance and pace. You can choose from a 5K all the way up to our 100 mile course (featuring a mere 16,000 feet of elevation gain). Our aid stations will provide a variety to suit your needs; the salty, the sweet, and maybe even the indulgent.

$325
Cool Moon Trail Races - 100M, 100K, 50M
AUG10
Lincoln County Adventure Relay

Grab some friends and join us for the annual Lincoln County Adventure Relay. This relay is a 3 to 5 person team relay running 37 miles starting at our very own beautiful Eagle Valley Resort and ending at the Lincoln County Fair Grounds in Panaca, Nv.

$225
Lincoln County Adventure Relay
AUG11
Marlette 50K

The Marlette 50K is a truly adventurous romp through some of planet earths most scenic and challenging trails. Based at Spooner Lake in Lake Tahoe Nevadas State Park the run features 31 miles of epic trail and view. Think prime Sierra single track and add in 360 degree panorama views of Lake Tahoe and the Carson Valley and Range. Marlette Lake lies in the middle of the course and if youre heating up during the run feel free to take a plunge. The Marlette 10 Miler starts at Spooner Lake and heads north on the North Canyon Trail. Then heads along the south shore of Marlette Lake to the Marlette Lake Trail and back to the finish. This is a beautiful run featuring views of the canyon and Snow Valley Peak.

$75 - $105
Marlette 50K
AUG17
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Race The Peak – 50k, Half Marathon, 10k & 1 mile Hill Climb

Join the fun for the 2nd Annual Race the Peak trail run at China Peak Mountain Resort. Choose from the 1-mile brutal uphill race to the peak, 10k run, Half Marathon, or 50k Ultra Marathon. The 10k and Half Marathon courses will be challenging but beautiful! The 50k race will start with the 1-mile uphill race since this is the first mile of the 50k. All 50k runners will automatically be entered into the 1-mile uphill race and will be eligible for awards/prize money in both events.

$30 - $120
Race The Peak – 50k, Half Marathon, 10k & 1 mile Hill Climb
AUG17
Race the Peak Trail Run

Join the fun for the 2nd Annual Race the Peak trail run at China Peak Mountain Resort. Choose from the 1 mile brutal uphill race to the peak, 10k run, Half Marathon, or 50k Ultra Marathon. The 10k and Half Marathon courses will be challenging but beautiful! The 50k race will start with the 1 mile uphill race since this is the first mile of the 50k. All 50k runners will automatically be entered into the 1 mile uphill race and will be eligible for awards/prize money in both events.

$40 - $55
Race the Peak Trail Run
AUG17
Trail Run at Sly Park

This event is held at the Sly Park Recreation Area in Pollock Pines, and its held under special use permit with the El Dorado National Forest. The course follows the trails surrounding Jenkinson Lake through endless pine trees.

$40
Trail Run at Sly Park
AUG18
E.T. Full Moon Midnight Marathon, 1/2, 10K, & 51K

Running along the fringe of the mysterious Area 51, this stretch of highway (375) has an overwhelming number of reported UFO sightings. So much so, that in 1996 the federal government officially named highway 375 the "Extraterrestrial Highway". The ET Highway has become a gathering place for UFO enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. With elevations ranging from roughly 4000-5600 feet, the high desert will enchant you with gorgeous vegetation, surrounding mountains, and stunning vistas. An additional treat is the cooler temperatures. Rachel, NV is generally 15 degrees cooler than the Las Vegas Valley; coupled with a midnight run, temperatures should be in the 60's in August!

The Extraterrestrial Full Moon Midnight Marathon, 1/2, 10K, 5K & 51K are run on the weekend closest to the full moon, starting at midnight for the marathon.

$55 - $115
E.T. Full Moon Midnight Marathon, 1/2, 10K, & 51K
AUG25
Diablo Trail Run

Mount Diablo provides spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay Area and surrounding valleys. The 4 mile course is relatively flat and fast within Mitchell Canyon. The longer events are mountainous and very scenic.

$35 - $70
Diablo Trail Run
SEP14
Echo Summit Trail Run Challenge

A bathroom is available for the 50Mi, 50k, and 20 mile runners at Lovers Leap Campground. 50 mile runners will pass through twice. Primarily single track trail, some dirt roads, a little pavement,very runnable sections, technical sections, climbs, downhills, great scenery, views, creeks, and lakes.

13.1Mi, 10 mile out and back.

$40
Echo Summit Trail Run Challenge
OCT5
Skyline to the Sea

This is the original Skyline to the Sea Trail Run. The trail begins at Saratoga Gap, near Castle Rock State Park and descends from the Santa Cruz Mountains to the deep blue Pacific Ocean. Along the way you will encounter amazing views of the Monterey Bay, coastal and redwood forests, lush ferns, chaparral, exquisite sandstone formations, crystal clear waterfalls and the beauty of California wildflowers. This gorgeous venue is not to be missed.

$137 - $157
Skyline to the Sea
OCT5
Dick Collins Firetrails

Join us this year as we continue the tradition of Dick Collins Firetrails. This race has been run in one form or another for decades, going way back to when Dick Collins himself was the race director. Firetrails for many years was also directed by the great Anne Trason, as well as by Julie Fingar and her great NorCal Ultras. Now its up to us to carry on the tradition.

$95 - $125
Dick Collins Firetrails
OCT5
Bay Ridge 100K

Run for the last few years as Bay Ridge Endurance Runs, we are proud to announce that we're returning to our classic name: Dick Collins Firetrails! Firetrails is home to 3 events: Bay Ridge 100k, Firetrails 50mile, and L'Petite Dick Collins Marathon.

$85 - $160
Bay Ridge 100K
OCT12
Lake Tahoe Marathon

Our boutique races run on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday where everyone knows your name. Lots to choose from: run the Friday Lakeside Marathon or the spectacular all downhill Nevada Half Marathon.

$49 - $100
Lake Tahoe Marathon
OCT26
Registration Perks
Spartan Race – SoCal - Ultra, Beast, and Sprint Weekend

Spartan rolls into SoCal for the final West Coast Beast of the 2019 race season. Tejon Ranch will play host to a race that will put even the most seasoned Spartan veterans to the test.

Located just an hour north of the Los Angeles metropolitan area, the majority of Tejon Ranch remains in its natural state making for one of the more picturesque courses on the Spartan circuit. Spartan racers will traverse the virtually untouched land while climbing steep inclines, rugged mountains, oak-covered rolling hills, and heavily wooded valleys. Try not be get too distracted by the breathtaking views of the Southern California landscape.

$79 - $109
Spartan Race – SoCal - Ultra, Beast, and Sprint Weekend
OCT26
Vista Verde Skyline Run

Welcome to the BayTrailrunners Vista Verde Skyline Run. Racers will enjoy stunning vistas of the Pacific Coast and of the spectacular Lambert Creek Watershed, Butano Ridge, Portola State Park and the newly opened Mindego Hill! Revel in tree-covered singletrack and wide open trails that roll through pristine grassy meadows, along serene ponds and over smooth flowing creeks. There is no doubt that the views and trails out here are sure to impress all who participate.

$50 - $70
Vista Verde Skyline Run
OCT27
The Lake Hodges Trail Fest

The Lake Hodges Trail Fest is an event with something for the whole family, from the endurance crazed to the kids, we've got a distance for you. Choose from the Lake Hodges 50K, the Hunt for Hodgee 15K or 5K, and don't forget to sign the kid's up for the the 1 Mile Fun Run!

$10 - $95
The Lake Hodges Trail Fest
NOV2
Woodside Trail Run

Pacific Coast Trail Runs has been putting this race on since 2002 and it never disappoints. This is a magical trail run full of towering coastal redwoods, lush ferns and rambling streams. The staging area is Huddart Park and follows the trails through Kings Mountain, Bear Gulch and Wunderlich Park.

$67 - $87
Woodside Trail Run
NOV9
Lake Chabot

The course starts at the Marina and travels around the popular Lake Chabot reservoir and surrounding hills. Great course for first-time trail runners!

$45 - $75
Lake Chabot
NOV9
Mt Tam Trail Run

Mt. Tamalpais is the dominating feature in Marin County. Any true trail runner who sees it wants to run up it. Heres your chance. Our Mt. Tam Trail Run begins at Stinson Beach and climbs (and climbs!) to perched views from Tam before returning via some of the best trails the Headlands have to offer until reaching the beach and bountiful post race food. Bring the family and enjoy an afternoon with friends in the sand and surf.

$50 - $80
Mt Tam Trail Run
NOV16
Valley of Fire Backcountry

Stunning course in the Mojave Desert's color country! Run the backcountry trails of Valley of Fire State Park and get up close and personal with sandstone formations in this autumn desert oasis!

$40
Valley of Fire Backcountry
DEC14
Registration Perks
Spartan Race - Central California - Ultra and Beast Weekend

This December, NorCal and SoCal will unite at Ted Chamberlin Ranch for an epic day on an Ultra or Beast course. The ranch has a stunning view of the Santa Ynez Mountains, but dont let its beauty fool you. You will have to work hard to reach the finish line.

There might not be any steep climbs, but theres not a flat trail in sight. Rolling hills cover the ranchs grounds, making for a tough run on top of 30 or 60 obstacles. Whether you conquer 13 or 30 miles is up to you. Either way, get ready for a challenge your quads will never forget.

$109 - $250
Spartan Race - Central California - Ultra and Beast Weekend
DEC14
Rodeo Beach Trail Run

Welcome to the Annual Rodeo Beach Trail Run. Enjoy vistas of the Pacific Coast as you take a scenic tour of the spectacular Marin Headlands with views of San Francisco, Tiburon, the Golden Gate Bridge and California coastline. This PCTR classic-event begins and ends at Rodeo Beach. Youll see historic abandoned military batteries reclaimed by nature. December is the end of the of the diurnal raptor season, with tens of thousands of raptors (Birds of Prey) drawn to the area.

$67 - $77
Rodeo Beach Trail Run
FEB15
Jackpot Ultra Running Festival

Bet Big, Run Long. Produced by Beyond Limits Running, the 7th Annual Jackpot Ultra Running Festival takes place on Presidents' Weekend (February 14-16) at one of Southern Nevada's newest and largest amenity-filled park.

$105 - $199
Jackpot Ultra Running Festival
MAR7
Trail Trashed Ultra

Come TRASH those trail legs at this exciting and challenging race series! The race starts at the beautiful Hidden Falls Park and continues onto the Amargosa and Sloan Canyon trail systems. This trail system begins at around 2400 feet elevation, and parts of the 50 miler hit at around 3200 feet in elevation. Many of the trails in this race will be raced on for the first time with us! The terrain is varied, with wide groomed trails and challenging single-track. The views are spectacular: mountains, valleys, and the Las Vegas Strip!

$19 - $99
Trail Trashed Ultra
MAR21
Labor of Love Races

Commencing at an elevation of roughly 4500 feet, runners will experience high desert vegetation to include Joshua Trees, Pinion-Juniper, Mountain Rose, Sagebrush, and a relatively lush Toiyabe National Forest not commonly associated with Las Vegas. The road twists and turns thru the canyon; a true treasure of the Spring Mountains N.R.A. enjoying temperatures ~10 degrees cooler than the Las Vegas Valley.

$35 - $90
Labor of Love Races
AUG3
Angeles Crest 100 mile endurance run

The San Gabriel back country retains much of the natural beauty, if not the primitive wilderness of yesteryear... Thanks largely to the foresight and capable supervision of the U.S. Forest Service and hundreds of volunteers. Picnic areas and campgrounds have been constructed with minimum displacement of the natural setting.

Angeles Crest 100 mile endurance run
AUG10
Robinson Flat Trail Race

Come and participate in a family-friendly weekend full of running, eating, and singing around the campfire. Robinson Flat Campground is a remote free campground under stately pines and firs near a beautiful meadow and stream. The campground is the last stop on the Foresthill Divide Road Driving Tour.

The race starts right from the campgrounds at 6,700 feet above sea level. Runners doing the Marathon and 50K will get to experience the 5mi Little Bald Mountain loop taking runners higher than 7,100 feet. After the 5 mile loop, all runners will head east towards the Western States trail through Duncan Canyon to then complete the course by running down from Sunflower hill back to the campgrounds where a potluck style finish line will await.

Campsites are free and on a first come basis. This campground has vault toilets and a hand pump well nearby. There is no trash removal service so pack out what you pack in. The road to the campground is narrow and winding so trailers are not recommended. This campground is located on the Western States Trail.

Robinson Flat Trail Race
AUG24
The Castle Peak 100K

The Castle Peak 100k is arguably one of the most difficult trail races in the country. Masked by its spectacular beauty, this is a true mountain race unlike any other on the ultra-running circuit. A rare point-to-point course offering genuine support with fully stocked Aid Stations that is staffed by Truckee/Tahoe locals and experienced ultra-running volunteers. The race starts near the historic Emigrant Trail in Truckee, California at the Prosser Ranch Group Campground before ascending over 15,000' at an average elevation of 7,300' above sea level. The course travels over roughly 95% of demanding single-track trails, while journeying through some of the most dramatic scenery and vistas the region has to offer.

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The Castle Peak 100K
AUG24
Bulldog Trail Runs 50K & 25K

The challenging and popular Bulldog runs consist of two races - the 50K Ultra Run and the 25K Trail Run, which are conducted simultaneously. Come join us and run in the beautiful scenic Santa Monica Mountains recreational area for the "original" Bulldog Trail Runs beginning at our base camp in Malibu Creek State Park, Malibu California.

Bulldog Trail Runs 50K & 25K
AUG24
Tamalpa Headlands 50K

Marin County's most famous trails - Coastal, Miwok, Steep Ravine and Dipsea - provide a spectacular setting for this classic, single-loop race. Founded in 1998, this event has the full backing of Marin's largest running club.

$100 - $110
Tamalpa Headlands 50K
AUG25
Diablo Trail Run

Mount Diablo provides spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay Area and surrounding valleys. The 4 mile course is relatively flat and fast within Mitchell Canyon. The longer events are mountainous and very scenic.

Diablo Trail Run
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