Arnold, CA US 95223
2023 Photo Link to add your pics: https://crowdpic.com/events/995
Results are also available here: https://my.raceresult.com/264176/results
Welcome to the 3nd annual Arnold Rim Trail Endurance Runs produced by Pacific Coast Trail Runs in conjunction with the Arnold Rim Trail Association, White Pines Park Committee, Calaveras Visitors Bureau, Vallecito Union School District, the US Forest Service, and surrounding communities. There will be 4 events, the 37 miler, half marathon, 10K,and the just recently added "point-to-point" 22 Miler because ARTA built another 4 miles. The 37M, Half Marathon, and 10K will start and finish at White Pines Lake Park. The 37 miler runs to the Heliport Aid Station and back on the Arnold Rim Trail. In 2022, the Heliport was the end of the ART. The half and 10K are also out and back courses. The half marathon turns around at Cougar Rock Aid Station and the 10K turnarounds at Post #8 Aid Station of the Arnold Rim Trail. While mostly single-track and under the canopy of many different trees, we can safely say that this multi use trail (Horse, MTB, Hiking and Running) is more like a double wide single-track for ease of use. Arnold, at 4,000 feet of elevation, with pristine trails that have been well manicured, and amazing support from the community, we are ready for our next adventure with you.
6 years ago, while visiting family in Angel's Camp, I stumbled upon the Arnold Rim Trail on my phone. I somehow convinced everyone in my family that we must go see this trail the same weekend. Pulling up to the Sierra Nevada Logging Museum, Jenny and I immediately went to the trailhead and saw a map on a kiosk. Then, we noticed there was a group of people that were responsible for making this happen - more than a group, a community.
Thank you Arnold Rim Trail Association (ARTA) for helping us get to the start line. Together, we will all get to the finish line. In 2007, when ARTA had the first meeting, they have set the standard for coming together with city, county, state, and federal officials to make this trail something special. And, they have more trail to build. For years to come, we look forward to creating something special with all of those that are supporting this event.
- Special Thanks to the Steve Lauterbach, Greg Novacek, and the rest of the team at the Arnold Rim Trail Association.
- Special Thanks to the Calaveras Amateur Radio Society and Ebbets Pass Fire Department for safety & on course communications.
- Special Thanks to the White Pines Lake Park, Fischer Elementary and the Sierra Nevada Logging Museum for allowing us to park and celebrate.
NEW FOR 2023 - A "Point-to-Point" 22 miler.
- "Point-to-point" race is defined as start and finish in two different locations.
- The Finish Line is the same for all. Only the 22 miler starts in another location.
- Shuttle Ride to Start provided with race entry fee. Park at the Finish Line. Check in at the Finish Line. Board shuttle at the Finish Line.
- Map of Arnold Rim Trail (By ARTA) - https://arnoldrimtrail.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Arnold-Rim-Trail-2022.pdf
2022 Photo Link: https://crowdpic.com/events/Arnold-Rim-Trail-Endurance-Runs
2023 All Events Course Links:
37 Miler INFO:
Elevation of Start/Finish Line at White Pines Park: 3,883 feet
Highest Point of Elevation On Course: 4,448 feet
Lowest Point of Elevation On Course: 2,943 feet
- Civil Twilight: 6:29 am
- Sunrise: 6:46 am
- Sunset: 6:57 pm
- Civil Twilight End: 7:14 pm
Cut-off: 1:15 pm at Heliport Aid Station
- Located at Heliport Aid Station (Mile 18.4 Turnaround Point)
- You have 5 Hours and 15 minutes (17: 06 min/mile pace)
- Any runner not arriving in time will need a ride back to the start.
- Shall you not have a crew, then we will make sure you get a ride back to the start.
- All runners not making the cut-off will have an option to take a half marathon finish or DNF(Did Not Finish)
22 Miler INFO:
Elevation of Start Line at Fullen Road: 3,289
Elevation of Finish Line at White Pines Park: 3,875
Lowest Point of Elevation on Course: 2,560
All entrants to be shuttled to start line.
It's important to know that this has an "uphill profile" (See Elevation Charts).
"Speed Hikers" welcome to enter this distance.
- 6 hours to get to Cougar Rock A/S (@Mile15.68 or 23:00 min/mile pace)
- Please note that if you do not make the cut-off (23:00 min/mile pace at Cougar Rock).
- You will need to wait for a ride off the mountain from the A/S team.
Half Marathon INFO:
- Elevation of Start/Finish Line at White Pines Park: 3,883 feet
- Highest Point of Elevation On Course: 4,440 feet
- Lowest Point of Elevation On Course: 2,938 feet
- Hikers welcome. Hikers with a moderate pace (25 min/mile) can hike this event within the time limit & Sut-off without problem.
- Shall you not get to the 3.1 Mile marker in 90 minutes, you will be turned around for an 10K finish.
- This way you can enjoy White Pines Lake and Chef Yaku's delicious post race meal.
Cut-off: Very Generous Hikers Cut-off - Trail Runners should have no problem with time.
You need to get to the 3.1 mile marker (POST #8 Aid Station) in 90 minutes. This is a 29 minute/mile pace.
Shall you not get to the 3.1 Mile marker in 90 minutes, you will be turned around for an 10K finish.
This way you can enjoy White Pines Lake and Chef Yaku's delicious post race meal.
Elevation of Start/Finish Line at White Pines Park: 3,883 feet
Highest Point of Elevation On Course: 4,055 feet
Lowest Point of Elevation On Course: 3,820 feet
Time Limit: 6 hours (5:30 PM)
Cut-off: There is not cut-off for this event as you only need to be able to walk at a one-hour minute/mile pace.
CUP FREE RACING:
Reminder that since 2017 we have been cup-free. Please make sure you have a water bottle, portable beverage container, or hydration pack on your person to get hydrated while on course.
ALL EVENTS CREW INFO:
There is minimal crew access for this event. For crews in the half marathon and 10K events, we recommend to relax at the lake while your runner enjoys the trails. For the 22 mile crews, you are able to access your runner by car at Avery Sheep Ranch Road Aid Station. Again, for safety reasons, please do not go to Heliport A/S for your 22 mile runner. Heliport A/S is only for 37 mile crews. Summarizing below:
- 11K - Crew access by foot only to Post #8 Aid Station.
- Half - Crew access by foot only to Post #8 & Cougar Rock Aid Stations.
- 22M - NO CREWS allowed at Heliport A/S. Crew access by vehicle at Avery Sheep Ranch Rd A/S only. On foot at Post #8 A/S and Cougar Rock A/S.
- 37 Miler - YES TO CREWS by vehicle at Heliport A/S. Crew access also by vehicle at Avery Sheep Ranch Rd. On foot for Post #8 & Cougar Rock.
All courses marked in Orange - we use a combination of Fluorescent Orange Ribbon & 21” steel wire irrigation flags. It will be very hard to be off course. Follow the orange both ways and you are sure to get to the finish line. We will use Orange Flagging and Ribbons to make sure you are on course. 11K turnaround at POST #8. Half marathoner’s turnaround at Cougar Rock, and 37 miler’s turnaround at Heliport.
POST-RACE BBQ at the LAKE:
Food Network Celebrity Chef Yaku Moton-Spruill and PCTR co-owner will be ready to fill your bellies after the race.
PLAN YOUR TRIP NOW:
The staging for the start-finish line is amazing. We will be 10 feet from the shoreline of the lake and you will find it soothing before or after your race. Sun or shade, take your pick as you will be able to relax when you cross that Finishline. Plan on getting in the water to cool down and play under the sun. Whether planning a day trip or weekend trip to Arnold and White Pines Lake and Park, please start to plan now and put these items aside or in your vehicle now:
- Folding Chair.
- Floating Device – Tube, raft, kayak, stand-up paddle board.
- Bathing Suit & Towel.
- Change of clothes and a positive attitude.
- For you day trippers, please plan enough time to drive from Nevada or California as the roads. Not sure Ebbets Pass will be open yet.
For those traveling far, I would get on VRBO.com or AirBNB.com and start looking for a cozy cabin to relax in for the weekend. Before checking in to your cabin or motel, make sure you go by the lake Friday Morning to see the start – finish line area. Perhaps you spend a few hours at the lake or nearby Sierra Nevada Logging Museum. Perhaps you head back to nearby Angels Camp or Murphy’s towns to catch up on your gold rush history. Did you know about Mark Twain and Frog Jumping? Calaveras Big Trees? Ironstone Vineyard and concert venue? There are so many cool things to see around your race.
Check out this link: https://www.gocalaveras.com/
You may event wish to rent a mountain bike or e-bike from Mountain Aloha (Avery, CA) or Bear Valley Bikes right in Arnold.
Here is the PCTR race week itinerary:
Thursday AM arrival
Thursday 4pm to 6pm– Hinterhaus Distillery for a drinks and snacks
Friday AM – Course marking with the Arnold Rim Trail Association
7:00am – Registration & Runner Check-in Opens
8:00am – 37 Miler starts
6:30pm -- Arch comes down. Load the Trailer.
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