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Arnold Rim Trail Endurance Runs

Sat September 28, 2024 Arnold, CA 95223 US Directions

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Arnold Rim Trail 37 Miler

$99 8:00AM PDT - 6:30PM PDT
18 spots left. Price increases after March 31, 2024 at 11:59pm PDT

Arnold Rim Trail 22 Miler

$99 9:30AM PDT - 6:30PM PDT
22 spots left. Price increases after March 31, 2024 at 11:59pm PDT

Arnold Rim Trail Half Marathon

$89 11:00AM PDT - 6:30PM PDT
33 spots left. Price increases after March 31, 2024 at 11:59pm PDT

Arnold Rim Trail 10K

$79 11:30AM PDT - 5:30PM PDT
38 spots left. Price increases after March 31, 2024 at 11:59pm PDT

Place

1605 Blagen Road
Arnold, CA US 95223

Description

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:

Description: The 37 Miler is a true out and back on the Arnold Rim Trail that turns around at the Heliport Aid Station. Mostly single track that has been groomed for your enjoyment. You will enjoy old and new growth under the canopy: Pines, Firs, and a few Sequoias as you pop out to check out some amazing views. Take your time, and you can enjoy some 360 degree views of the Sierra Foothills. For those than ran the 37 miler the 1st year, please note that we are not going to use the ALT- Arnold Rim Trail section. The race will now be on the "original ART" section that heads toward the San Antonio Falls.
 
 
Elevation Gain: 6,565 feet
  • 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
 
 
 
Start Time: 8am
  • Civil Twilight: 6:29 am
  • Sunrise: 6:46 am
  • Sunset: 6:57 pm
  • Civil Twilight End: 7:14 pm
Time Limit: 10.5 hours (6:30PM)
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:

Description: The 22 Miler is a "point-to-point" event meaning you will start at one location and finish at another. In this case, entrants will park at the Finish-line and be shuttled to the start line about 15 minutes away. Every year, the Arnold Rim Trail Association makes improvements to the trail. This year, they opened up 4 additional 4 miles for your running, hiking, and biking pleasure. Your first mile (Down-Hill) will be your fastest. Please note the profile of this course trends upward. More for you to celebrate once you finish this gem. Mostly single track that has been groomed for your enjoyment. You will enjoy old and new growth under the canopy: Pines, Firs, and a few Sequoias as you pop out to check out some amazing views. Take your time, and you can enjoy some 360 degree views of the Sierra Foothills.
 
 
Elevation Gain: 4,672 feet
  • 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
 
 
Start Time: 9:30am (shuttle leaves at 9:00am)
  • 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. 
Time Limit: 9.5 hours (25:40 min/mile pace)
Cut-off: 3:30pm
  • 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:

Description: You will enjoy old and new growth under the canopy: Pines, Firs, and a few Sequoias as you pop out to check out some amazing views. The half marathoners will be leveling up and continue on past POST #8 and head towards Falls Overlook on more technical trail. You will then pass Manuel Peak and Top of the World, before getting to Cougar Rock A/S. Once at Cougar Rock Aid Station, you will then go up 150 feet or so to the actual Cougar Rock to grab a "Cougar Rock ARTA/PCTR" bracelet. Return to aid station and then back to the finish line for the celebration at the lake.
 
 
Elevation Gain: 2,840 feet
  • 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
 
 
Start Time: 11:00 am
  • 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.
Time Limit: 7.5 hours (6:30 PM)
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.

10K INFO:

Description: For those in the 10K you will have a comfortable run under the canopy before turning around at the 3.4-mile marker - POST #8 A/S. Please make sure to thank those ARTA volunteers for making this all happen.
 
 
Elevation Gain: 1,090 feet
  • 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
 
 
 
Start Time: 11:30am
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.

COURSE MARKING:

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.

VRB0: https://www.vrbo.com/search/keywords:arnold-california-united-states-of-america/arrival:2023-05-12/departure:2023-05-14?adultsCount=2&petIncluded=false&filterByTotalPrice=true

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
Saturday:
7:00am – Registration & Runner Check-in Opens
8:00am – 37 Miler starts
6:30pm -- Arch comes down. Load the Trailer.

 

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