I’m excited to announce that the 19th annual Miwok 100K will take place on the first Saturday in May - May 3, 2014 • 5:00 a.m. - Start/Finish will once again be at the Stinson Beach Community Center, nestled against Mount Tamalpais in the town of beautiful Stinson Beach, with its excellent cafes, a small market, lodging, and more.
The Miwok 100K is very hilly (approximately 12,000 feet of cumulative elevation gain) with spectacular views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge, Mt. Tamalpais and the Point Reyes National Seashore. The course features fire roads and single-track trails with less than a mile of paved road. The race is very competitive at the front, and a rewarding challenge for all. There is a fantastic post-race barbecue, great tech-fabric race shirt and goodie bag with useful, ultra-specific items from our outstanding sponsors.
The entry lottery will be open at Ultrasignup.com from December 1 (Noon PST) through December 10 (5:00 p.m. PST), 2013. The entrant list will be posted on the Miwok website and Ultrasignup by 5:00 p.m. PST on December 12. Entry fee for the 2014 race is $180 total, including credit card fees.
The 2013 race was shortened due to last-minute fire-safety closures. Any runner who was checked in and on the 2013 starting line will bypass the entry lottery as long as they register and pay the entry fee by 5:00 p.m. on December 8th (so that I know how many spots are available for other runners).
But don’t worry – there will still be plenty of spots for runners who did not race Miwok in 2013.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Miwok is a lot of fun to run, and volunteering at the race can also be a blast. You meet great people, help your community, and get food and some cool swag, too. It’s also a good way to learn about ultrarunning and improve your own performance by observing a lot of runners’ pacing and aid station strategies. Check out the Volunteers link on the Miwok website and send me an email (Miwok100k@gmail.com) to sign up to volunteer.
Lodging Options At Stinson Beach
Oceanic Realty Vacation Rentals - oceanicrealty.com.
Within walking distance to start/finish:
Sandpiper - sandpiperstinsonbeach.com
Redwoods Haus - stinson-beach.com/redwoods-haus
Ocean Court - oceancourt.ws
Stinson Beach Motel - stinsonbeachmotel.com
Very hilly (approximately 12,000 feet of cumulative elevation gain) with spectacular views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge, Mt. Tamalpais, Tomales Bay and the Point Reyes National Seashore. Modified out and back starting in Stinson Beach, California. Mostly fire roads and single-track trails with approximately three miles on paved road. See website for full details.
Local time: 6:29 AM