Quicksilver Running Club of San Jose (QRC) announces a new 100K Endurance Run to take place May 10, 2014. After producing a widely popular and successful 50 Mile ultra marathon for 30 years, the Board of Directors has decided to create a 100 Kilometer event along with the 50K, replacing the 50 Mile and 25K distances. New course to be announced January 1, 2014.
Rajeev Patel, QRC’s new Race Director, says, “This race will be epic!” Rajeev adds, “The new course will go higher and further into the Santa Cruz Mountains.” QRC’s goal is to create one of the most challenging 100K courses in North America while continuing to produce the most extravagant post-race celebration in ultrarunning.
QRC President Greg Lanctot mentioned, “The race and course have changed many times since the early 80’s, and this is the next logical step for our club and the trail running community. There are very few 100K races offered in the US. And, with the exponential growth occurring in ultrarunning, we feel that our club has the experience and passion to make this a very special experience.”
Our 2 races are run on scenic, hilly trails and fire roads. You will run through peaceful oak forests, wide open meadows, and along ridges with spectacular views of the Santa Clara Valley and the Santa Cruz Mountains. Although the course is very challenging, the friendly aid stations and beautiful scenery make Quicksilver an excellent choice for a first trail ultra-marathon. And the outstanding post-race barbecue is a fitting reward after you’ve met the challenge.
Runners who sign up after 4/9 are not guaranteed the nice goodies. We will fill up again this year so sign up early.
PA/USATF Age Group winners should use the coupon code "PA50" to avail of the 50% discount.
50K and 100K Description
100K: Check the website in January, 2014 for race information.
Local time: 7:53 PM
50K: 5,540' of elevation gain (high 1,700', low 360'), course records by Leor Pantilat 3:30:10 and Kami Semick 4:17:15.
No time cut-offs.