Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve and Austin Creek State Recreation Area
Saturday, May 4
We are so excited to announce the opening of a new trail running venue at Armstrong Redwoods SNR and Austin Creek SRA! This is the first trail running event at these reserves. . . truly hidden gems.
Our event begins and ends in Armstrong Redwoods State Park among ancient 1,200+year old redwoods, more than 300 fee high! These trails are the most beautiful coastal redwood trails found in California.
The 9 km distance is almost entirely through the redwood trails.
The 17 km distance will continue to Austin Creek SRA. The trail runs through old growth trees along Gilliam Creek. It is magical. It returns to Armstrong Redwoods on a fire trail.
The 30 km and 50 km continue along Gilliam Creek and will enjoy some technical challenges, including 10 creek crossings. Yes, you might get wet feet. You might also see an abundance of wildlife on one of the most pristine trails you may ever experience. Fire trails bring you back to Armstrong Redwoods. The 50 km distance will enjoy another loop through the redwoods.
Event Check In/Bibs: 7:30 AM - 8:15 AM near the Armstrong Redwoods Visitor Center.
17000 Armstrong Woods Rd. Guerneville
Parking is $8.
The park is located 1 mile outside of Guerneville, CA.
50 km 8:30 AM
30 km 8:40 AM
17 km 8:50 AM
9 km 9:00 AM
Time Limits: There is a 9-hour time limit for all distances.
Aid Stations/Drop Bags
We will provide a variety of fresh fruit, salty snacks, salted potatoes, PB&J sandwiches, salt tabs, sugary snacks, Clif Shot Sports drink, cola and water. Runners in the 50 km may leave a drop bag with personal needs. It is highly recommended to carry at least 20 oz. water between aid stations.
Cotton shirts are unisex 100% "cotton soft," short-sleeved and preshrunk with a tag-less label.
Sport-Tek: These Ultra Performance shirts for ladies or men are 95/5 poly/spandex that keeps you cooler and drier while running. Raglan short sleeves add comfort and make for easy movement. Ladies has a V-neck while the male shirt is crew.
Patagonia shirts: Stay dry and cool and get some protection from the sun and salt in silky, lightweight Capilene. It's quick to wick, ultra breathable and fast to dry. Made from 100% all-recycled polyester with 15 UPF sun protections and Gladiodor natural odor control.
Awards are given to the 1st place female and male finishers overall in each distance. Ribbons are awarded to the female and male 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finisher in each ten-year age group for each distance. Ultra marathon (50 km) finishers will receive a custom event coaster.
Local time: 1:58 AM