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Detailed Results also available here: https://my.raceresult.com/268425/results
Race Photos: https://crowdpic.com/events/1071
October 30th Update: Thank you Megan’s at Trailblazer Designworks for a few more finisher medals to accommodate a few more runners caps adjusted. Race day registration will be available.
October 25th Update: We are capping the race at 80 runners. The participant caps will adjust accordingly until registration closes Thursday November 2, 2023.
Welcome to the 30th running of the Woodside Trail Run in Huddart and Wunderlich Parks. This classic Pacific Coast Trail Runs event is known for the best trails in the bay area. The Start and Finish Line are at Huddart Park off HWY 280 in San Mateo County and follows the trails through Kings Mountain and Bear Gulch. For those of you running the 35K & 50K you will experience Wunderlich Park also. All entrants will enjoy plenty of single-track trails under the canopy of towering redwoods and other local growth. This is a magical trail run on soft dirt trails, alongside lush ferns and a green landscape leaving you breathless with the desire to return soon after your finish.
The Half Marathon will replace the 17K for 2023 and future years. All courses have been revamped for 2023.
10K - BLUE COUNTER CLOCKWISE LOOP
Blue Ribbons streaming from Trees and Shrubs.
HALF MARATHON - PINK OUTBOUND --> Grab Bracelet --> PINK INBOUND
Pink Ribbons to the Kings Mtn Aid Station. Cross Kings Mtn Road and you will follow 21" Pink Irrigation Flags to the turn around. The turnaround will be an small 8.5" x 11" sign with a U-turn Arrow on it. You will see some wrist bands in a bag behind it. Grab a wrist band and return to the finish line after passing through Kings Mtn Aid Station. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SECTION (within the first 2 miles) HAS BEEN SABOTAGED TWICE BEFORE IN THE PAST 10 YEARS. We can't place human beings on course and will not have a pre-runner to check the course. This is trail running in the Bay Area - the most sabotaged trail running scene in the USA.
35K - PINK OUTBOUND --> BEAR GULCH A/S --> PINK INBOUND
lines in the first few miles past Kings Mtn Road. We can't place human beings on course and will not have a pre-runner to check the course. This is trail running in the Bay Area - the most sabotaged trail running scene in the USA. At BEAR GULCH AID STATION, you will fuel up and then return to the finish line following pink all the way back.
50K - PINK -OUTBOUND -> ORANGE LOOP --> PINK INBOUND
Pink as you see above in the 35K instructions. However, at BEAR GULCH AID STATION, you will then complete the ORANGE Wunderlich Loop. After completing the Wunderlich Loop, you will then fuel up at BEAR GULCH AID and then return on PINK to the finish line.
DROP BAGS & FINISH LINE BAGS:
All - If you want a finish line bag, we recommend keeping it in your car. We have never lost a bag under our watch. However, we don't watch them :-) Your cars will be less than 350 feet from the finish line.
50K DROP BAGS - Only 50K runners will have a DROP BAG option at WUNDERLICH, They will return by 2pm. Please note we will only have hydration at this aid station. Great idea to have your performance snacks in a bag. You will leave you drop bags at registration for us to transport.
50K/35K/Half --> Kings Mtn Road Aid Station is on Kings Mtn Road. However Parking is Limited. (NO RESTROOMS)
50K/35K --> Bear Gulch Aid Station is accessible from SKYLINE BLVD. Use STRAVA LINK for accuracy. Park about 200 yards away and walk to aid station. ORANGE STREAMING Ribbon VISIBLE FROM STREEET. (NO RESTROOMS)
50K --> Wunderlich County Park. Amazing Parking lot next to aid with water and restrooms.
10K --> You got it easy. Chill at the park at relax while your runner burns the calories.
AID STATION FUEL:
Kings Mtn & Bear Gulch A/S: FLUID ELECTROLYTE BEVERAGE (Blueberry Pomegranate Flavor), Water, Coke, Ginger Ale, Bananas, Tangerines, Uncrustables (PB& J), Lays Chips, Fruit Squeezes, Fruit Chews, Assorted Snack Packs and more.
50K Wunderlich County Park: FLUID ELECTROLYTE BEVERAGE (Blueberry Pomegranate Flavor) & Water only.
STRAVA LINKS: Due to ongoing deforestation projects in both parks, maps and courses are subject to change. Please refer back for any updates. Please also note that Strava course mapping tools always are shorter in distance than all other digital map making apps we have used. The original course was measured using a handheld "single wheel" which is walked slowly on the dirt for accuracy. The Woodside Trail Run 50K has always been under 30 miles before this year. The new course is more than 30 miles and less than 31.1 miles. Might have you spin a quick look in around the start area to get you to the distance. We hope to have an all-inclusive map with turns, elevation charts, and aid stations on it. Stay Tuned. For now please find the aid stations below and the elevation charts you can find by clicking on the STRAVA links below.
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STRAVA LINKS: Due to ongoing deforestation projects in both parks, maps and courses are subject to change. Please refer back for any updates. Please also note that Strava course mapping tools always are shorter in distance than all other digital map making apps we have used. The original course was measured using a handheld "single wheel" which is walked slowly on the dirt for accuracy. The Woodside Trail Run 50K has always been under 30 miles before this year. The new course is more than 30 miles and less than 31.1 miles. Might have you spin a quick look in around the start area to get you to the distance.
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Refunds, Transfers, Race Credit Policies
If you are unable to participate in the event you paid for and miss the 45 or 14 day window because you are unable to run due to injury or under training, and volunteer at the intended event or another event within 30 days of your event, then we will apply 100% race credit for a future PCTR event. You will also receive additional race credits for the hours you volunteered.
Refunds & Transfers
Entry fees associated with Pacific Coast Trail Run Events are non-refundable and non-transferable. The amount of time and expense that goes into a PCTR event is high. Contracts, permit fees, awards, shirts, and all things associated with your event happen a long time before your race day. Surely, if many of you wanted a refund because you got injured, become sick, or have to attend a family function, then all trail running companies would be out of business. We also do not transfer entries for numerous reasons. We do, and will provide race credits for a future PCTR event (less Ultrasignup.com registration fees) shall something come up that prevents you from attending the event you paid for.
For 100% race credit towards another PCTR event, you must notify us 45 days before your event. For 50% race credit, you must notify PCTR prior to 14 days before your event. For 25% race credit, you must notify PCTR prior to 72 hours remaining before your event. Your race credits will be valid for one year from the time you earned them.
Volunteer Policy - https://pacificcoasttrailruns.com/volunteer/
- Earn $15 in PCTR Race Credits for every hour worked. (For example: 4 hrs = $60; 3.5 hrs = $52.50, etc.)
- Volunteer 8+ hour shift and earn $40 bonus credits for event.
- Earn 2X Credits for bad weather volunteering in extreme rain, snow, or other dramatic forces of nature.
- Receive a meal prepared by Chef Yaku and extra swag from the event.
- To volunteer, please go this link and fill out the form on our website. https://pacificcoasttrailruns.com/volunteer/
Event Distances & Elevation Gains
Runner Check-in & Bib Pick-up. - One hour before the start of your event-
Race Director Event Briefing - 15 Minutes before the start of your event
Time Limit & Cut-Offs
Since 2017, Pacific Coast Trail Runs is following the lead of other trail races by taking steps to "green" our events. We recommend that all participants carry hydration devices on them during the race. We will sell HydraPouch portable cup with Universal carry clip – hooks easily to shorts, tights, number belts, hydration belts, etc. We will also have a few for purchase for $10 the day of the event.
Post Race food
Food Service to begin at 10:30 AM. We take great pride in knowing that when you finish a PCTR trail run, it is of the highest importance that you have a meal and tasty beverage to reward your finish. All entrants receive a "post-race meal ticket" to get the nutrients your body needs right after you finish. You will have the option during registration to purchase additional meal tickets. Our post-race BBQ chefs are in tune with incredible creations to meet all palates and will always provide a vegetarian option. We have served amazing tacos, incredible fajitas, delicious sliders, killer cowboy/cowgirl BBQ treats, and more. In the cold months, and night races, you will always be able to enjoy our super tasty soup creations. So bring a chair, a friend, and relax a bit with us.
Directions to Start/Finish & Parking - Start/Finish Staging at the Werder Shelter. Picnic Area
Parking Alert Parking is $6. Please do your best to bring exact change to allow for expedient entry for all. Please note that there is one lane in and one lane out of the parking area. We have staggered the start times to allow for traffic back-up getting into start/finish location.
Woof Alert!!! Dogs are not allowed in the park at all. They are not allowed to hike, walk, run, or sleep in you car in this park. Please do not sneak your dog in and leave your dog in the car during this event. We will inform the park and they will break in to your car and provide temporary shelter and a fine.
FLUID PERFORMANCE is our Electrolyte and Hydration partner. Flavor is Blueberry Pomegranate. We will provide a variety of fresh fruit, salty and sugary snacks, bananas, Uncrustables (AKA PB&J sandwiches)FLUID electrolytes sports drink, ginger ale, coke and water. Due to State of California food handling laws, we will no longer be making boiled potatoes at home. The 50K distance entrants will be required to have a hand-held bottle or hydration pack when they leave Bear Gulch Aid Station the first time through. It is highly recommended that ALL runners carry at least 20 oz. of water between aid stations.
Drop or Finish Line Bags
Pacers or Safety Runners
Podium Prizes for Top Three Finishers in Each Category.
Top 3 Male & Female Overall Winners in each distance will win dollar value race credit for future Pacific Coast Trail Runs events.
Age Group Awards
Each age group winner will receive a special Age Group Medal. Age Group Award Winners include Top 3 Male & Female in each of the following age group categories:
Clean Sport Pledge
We pledge to support clean sport by inviting to athletes to compete at our events who are committed to training, racing and living clean and not inviting athletes to compete who have tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. We are in favor of random drug testing, especially when there is prize money offered at the event. Our organization also chooses to not work with coaches and agents that have athletes that are currently working with athletes that have tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. We understand we have a responsibility to protect a level playing field and we will be role models in the community as ambassadors and advocates for clean sport. We pledge to honor clean sport by inviting and supporting clean athletes at our races.
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