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Salt Point Trail Run & Camping Experience

Sat July 13, 2024 Jenner, CA 95450 US Directions

Events

Salt Point Trail Run 9K

$89 9:00AM PDT - 2:00PM PDT
29 spots left. Registration ends July 11, 2024 at 2:59pm PDT

Salt Point Trail Run 15K

$104 8:30AM PDT - 3:00PM PDT
24 spots left. Registration ends July 11, 2024 at 2:59pm PDT

Salt Point Trail Run 26K

$119 8:00AM PDT - 3:00PM PDT
19 spots left. Registration ends July 11, 2024 at 2:59pm PDT

Salt Point Trail Run 50K

$139 7:00AM PDT - 3:30PM PDT
4 spots left. Registration ends July 11, 2024 at 2:59pm PDT

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://www.pacificcoasttrailruns.com.

Place

Address: 25050 CA-1 Jenner, CA 95450
RACE ADDRESS Gerstle Cove Campgrounds
Jenner, CA US 95450

Description

Welcome to the 18th annual SALT POINT TRAIL RUN, produced by Pacific Coast Trail Runs.

We are excited to get back to running and camping with our trail running community. Simply put, this is our favorite to produce. We are committed to keep providing a festive atmosphere for all to celebrate. This is Salt Point Trail Run. Choose how much you want to play. It may be as simple as just purchasing a race day entry, or as much as 2-3 Nights of camping, running, and exploring with the trail running community. Come run the ancient trails of the Pomo people. You will go back in time as you witness the wonder of rugged coastline, sandstone cliffs, kelp-dotted coves, tide pools, pygmy forests and panoramic views. Summertime running along the coast normally makes for favorable weather for a fast run. These pristine and historic trails should be on every trail runner and ultra-marathoner's bucket list.
Come camp with the trail running community and the team at Pacific Coast Trail Runs including your Race Directors, Greg & Jennifer Lanctot and new PCTR partners, Chef Yaku Moton-Spruill, wife Judith and kids Angel and Brooklyn. as well as Steve "The Captain" Prior.

Special thanks to our local running store hosts and partner Healdsburg Running Company - America's Winiest Running Store.

2023 Results are available here: https://my.raceresult.com/252196/results

2023 Photo Link: Please upload your in-race or camping photos here.
https://crowdpic.com/events/2023-Salt-Point-Trail-Run-Camping-Experience

2024 Race Day Schedule:

5:00am - Parking Opens ($8.00 Please bring exact change if possible). If no attendant present, then please self pay with to "Iron Ranger" as instructed at gate.
6:00am - Runner Check-In Opens
6:45am - 50K Pre-race Briefing
7:00am - 50K Race Starts
7:45am - 26K Pre-race Briefing
8:00am - 26K Race Starts
8:15am - 15K Pre-race Briefing
8:30am - 15K Race Starts
8:45am - 9K Pre-race Briefing
9:00am - 9K Race Starts
10:30am - Chef Yaku Taco Bar Opens
11:00am - 9K Awards Presentation
11:30am - 15K Awards Presentation
12:30am - 26K Awards Presentation
2:00pm - 50K Cut-off - Sweep Leaves
2:30pm - Tentative Time for 50K Awards
4:00pm - Time Limit for all events.
5:30pm - Arrive back at Ocean Cove for Saturday Night Fun!
5:45pm - Kelp PBR Bong Time
6:30pm - Cowboy - Cowgirl Cookout Food Service
8:00pm - Smore's (BYOS - Bring Your Own Smore's), Campfire, and Continued Celebration!
Midnight - Moonwalk
 
 

50K Course Details:

26K Course Details:

15K Course Details:

9K Course Details:

All entrants to receive:
  • Salt Point Trail Run Logo Tropical Themed Trucker Hat
  • All Paid Campers to Salt Point Trail Run Logo Tropical Themed Trucker Hat
  • Salt Point Trail Run Logo Technical Shirt or Cotton Blend Shirt.
  • Finisher Medal
  • Age Group Announcement and Award if qualified.
  • Podium Award if qualified
  • Chef Yaku Post Race Taco Bar and Beverages. (Post Race BBQ is separate from camping experience.)
  • Epic cliffside start/finish line area at Salt Point State Park to relax after your run and hang your trail running buddies
  • Free downloadable on-course photos of your Race
  • Option to Upgrade to Weekend Camping Experience with food, beer/wine/hard seltzer, and hot showers (see below).
  • Camping Party Starts at 5pm on Saturday Night. Never disappoints. :-)

Salt Point State Park - Jenner Headlands – 25050 CA- HWY 1 Jenner, Ca 95450

Use the Gerstle Cove Entrance Directions: Directions: From San Francisco take Golden Gate Bridge and continue up Highway 101 to the East Washington Street exit at Petaluma. East Washington Street will turn into Bodega Bay Highway which will lead to Highway One via the town of Bodega Bay. Continue north on Highway One through the town of Jenner and past the town of Ocean Cove. Salt Point State Park Gerstle Cove Entrance will be on the left about 3 miles past Ocean Cove.

(Start/Finish Line is approximately 4 miles north of Ocean Cove campground, the private campground we camp at.) Shall you want to camp elsewhere or rent a VRBO or AIRBNB, there are few options. We would love for you to join us. Every year, about 75 runners camp solo, with friends, or with families. All are welcome. Kids have a blast, including your Race Director and Chef.

Use the Gerstle Cove Entrance Directions: Directions: From San Francisco take Golden Gate Bridge and continue up Highway 101 to the East Washington Street exit at Petaluma. East Washington Street will turn into Bodega Bay Highway which will lead to Highway One via the town of Bodega Bay. Continue north on Highway One through the town of Jenner and past the town of Ocean Cove. Salt Point State Park Gerstle Cove Entrance will be on the left about 3 miles past Ocean Cove.

Parking: 

Parking is $8. We suggest bringing exact change. This will help with flow in past the gate. Every park is different with regards to staffing and how they receive payment. If you arrive before the gate attendant is present, then we hope you use the manual payment system at the gate. They will write parking tickets later if you did not make payment. After paying, please follow the road straight to the huge parking lot. There are bathrooms and mobile reception there. You will then walk 4/10's of a mile to the start. Follow the pink/blue/yellow ribbons to the start/finish area. 

STARLINK WI-FI: 

We now have STARLINK WI-FI for our events, including camping at Ocean Cove. The Password is... See your emails or ask at the start/finish area. 

Pre-race Briefings:

15 Minutes before your race start. It's very important to be there for this. At this time, the Race Director will talk about all course information learned from trail work and course markings. The RD usually finishes with 3 to 5 minutes before the race starts so that you can make a final bathroom break.
 
Drop Bags & Finish Line Bags:
 

Start Times:

50K - 7:00am
26K - 8:00am
15K - 8:30am
9K - 9:00am
 

Awards Presentation Times (Podium & Age Group Awards):

9K - 11:00am
15K - 11:30am
26K - 12:30pm
50K - Sometime around 2pm or when we have both male and female podiums finished
 
 

CHEF YAKU & TRAEGER CAMPING EXPERIENCE


We also offer 2 nights of camping with TEAM PCTR including the fabulous Chef Yaku and family. We do not offer one night of camping. We have limited space and partially selling Friday night is not optimal for us. We have hot showers, clean water, and 3 large group camp sites to put your trailer (Let me know how big), sprinter van, or tent comfortably next to your new trail running friends.

2 Nights (Fri & Sat) of Camping: $155 (comes with one meal and adult beverages each night)

  • Camping is separate from racing. Camping is very expensive for us to produce.
  • Camping is one place (Ocean Cove Campground) and the race is at another (Salt Point State Park, 4 miles away up HWY-ONE)
  • Includes ONE CAR parked at your camp location in either Group site (Will put you next to friends upon request).
  • Includes ONE MEAL FRIDAY and ONE MEAL SATURDAY (See add-ons for your guests).
  • Includes PCTR Camping Swag.
  • We are not cooking any other time besides Friday and Saturday nights.
  • Always Vegetarian Options
  • Includes at least 3 beverages each on Friday and Saturday night (beer, wine, and/or non-alcoholic) as we are always generous in this regard.
  • If you want to camp Thursday night with us, then let us know and we will hook you up. We do not cook for guests on Thursday,          
CAMPING ADD-ON's:

Please note that these are not individual campsites. We reserve group sites and fit everyone in. The surface is dry grass with some dirt pockets for camp fires and picnic benches. We recommend a portable table and chairs to make your own personal space your own as there are a limited amount of picnic tables and we merge them to feast and celebrate. Fit as many people in your car for one price. All those in your car can have their own tent as long as they came in your car. They are not required to buy meals or anything else. 

#1 Camping Add-on Meal for Friday Night- $27 ($18 for those under 21, $12 for those under 12):

  • Friday Night Meal. Lasagna with Salad and Toasted Garlic Bread.
  • Adding a Friday Night Meal is for one person. (Wristband Provided when you check-in)
  • Vegetarian option is always a hit with veggie lasagna (No Meat or Cheese)
  • Also receive branded PCTR Camping Swag
  • Includes at least 3 beverages each Saturday night (beer, wine, and/or non-alcoholic) as we are always generous in this regard.

#2 Camping Add-on Meal for Saturday Night- $36 ($24 for those under 21, $15 for those under 12):

  • Adding a Saturday Night Meal is for one person. (Wristband Provided when you check-in)
  • Vegetarian option is always a hit with Grilled Veggies, Rice, Bean, and Love.
  • Also receive branded PCTR Mini Lantern with batteries (if you didn’t receive one for vehicle add-on).
  • Includes at least 3 beverages each Saturday night (beer, wine, and/or non-alcoholic) as we are always generous in this regard. 


Ocean Cove Campground – 23125 Coast HWY 1, Jenner CA 95450

Ocean Cove Campground - Directions From San Francisco take Golden Gate Bridge and continue up Highway 101 to the East Washington Street exit at Petaluma. East Washington Street will turn into Bodega Bay Highway which will lead to Highway One via the town of Bodega Bay. Continue north on Highway One through the town of Jenner. Ocean Cove Campground is fifteen miles north of Jenner.

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Healdsburg Running Company - Stump Beach Aid Station Hosts

If you are coming from out of town, please make sure to stop by HRC to support Skip, Holly, Ralph, Dom, Luis, and the rest of the team before you cut over to the coast. Thank you to Healdsburg Running Company for always being there for PCTR whether Salt Point or Armstrong Redwoods.

Healdsburg Running Company - Location

America's wineiest running store
 
 
Our Specialty Running Store is located in Healdsburg, Sonoma County, California, in the United States. The city and the surrounding metro area is a little less than 40,000 in population; encompassing surrounding towns like Geyserville, Cloverdale and Windsor. We are located about 30 minutes North of Santa Rosa. Healdsburg has become the commercial center for Northern Sonoma County as well as having three of the most important wine-producing regions (Russian River, Dry Creek and Alexander Valley) that come together in Healdsburg to host over 40+ in town tasting rooms, 10 great road races, the Worlds Best Ultra races (LS 50M) and now Healdsburg Running Company (HRC), which is "America's Wineiest Running Store." Come Play With Us! 

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