Pincushion Hill Climb

Sat October 10 - Sun November 15 Friant, CA 93626 US Directions

*Race Update 8/23/2020

The CA Department of Parks & Recreation Operations Center in Sacramento has suspended all special events at this time. Meaning the 2020 Pincushion Hill Climb will be Virtual only. 

*Race Update 8/2/2020*

We have received the green light to move forward with this event with some modifications in place. 

-The event date has been moved to Saturday, September 19th-If you were registered prior to the date change you will be offered a change to the Virtual Race or a Refund (less processing fees)

-Measures to prevent the spread of COVID19 will be implemented and enforced per our Safe Reopening Plan with CA State Parks. A copy of these measure will be emailed to each participant prior to the event. Failure to follow safety measure will result in disqualification from this event and potentially from future events at the Directors discretion. We know that won't be an issue since we've got the best running community around though! 

-If the event has to be canceled due to the closure of California State Parks or other COVID19 related restrictions implemented by the county, state, etc all registered participants will be moved to the virtual race and event packets will be mailed out. No refunds will be offered.    



1 mile. Straight up. This will be a chip timed hill climb starting at the San Joaquin River Trailhead in the South Finegold picnic area (Millerton Lk SRA; end of Sky Harbor Rd) and finishing at the top of Pincushion Mountain. There will be a special prize for the Top 3 Male and Female finishers, age groups winners will receive awards as well as Clydesdale/Athena division winners. All runners will receive a custom finisher award and event shirt. 

Pincushion Hill Climb: Mountain Goat Edition! The Mountain Goat race is for those who like to go the extra mile or miles. Your first run up will be timed and scored for the regular event then you have until 12pm (4hrs total) to complete as many trips up to Pincushion Peak as possible. Your first trip down you must take the long way (just over 1.5 miles) after that you may descend the same route you take to the top. You must complete at least 2 trips to the top in order to be considered a Mountain Goat. You will receive a special finishers award and the top Male & Female runners will receive an additional award. 

**There will not be an aid station for the Mountain Goat Race. Racers will need to bring their own aid to promote social distancing. **

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Additional race information can be found at

S. Finegold Picnic Area
Friant, CA US 93626
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