Saturday, Aug 20, 2022

The Bulldog Ultra

1925 Las Virgenes Rd

Calabasas, CA 50k, 25k

This Event Took Place Sat. Aug 20, 2022

The Original Bulldog Trail Runs

$5,000 Podium Prize Purse!!

Welcome to the Southern California's oldest 50k - this is the Bulldog Ultra's 30th year in the beautiful, scenic, Santa Monica Mountains!!

Come run the challenging Bulldog Ultra course on Saturday, August 20th! Choose from the 25k Trail Run or the 50k Ultra.

The course offers epic views of untamed terrain and of the endless ocean from single track and fire roads weaving through the mountains. Do not be fooled by the beauty of the mountains and allure of the ocean. Temperatures can reach triple digits in the canyons and the climbs are steep and long. Runners will experience the full power of beauty and the beast.

Step up to the trails, tackle a 50k, crush your past times, or race for the prize purse.

SATURDAY SCHEDULE:
5:00am - Parking Lot Opens at Malibu Creek State Park
5:45am - Registration and Check-in Opens
7:00am - 50k Start
8:00am - 25k Start
9:00am - Beer Garden Pours
9:30am - Athlete Food Opens
11:30am - 25k Awards
1:00pm - 50k Awards
4:00pm - Course Closed

The Bulldog Challenge

Earn the limited edition Trail Challenge jacket by Rabbit when you complete all three events in one year!!

1. Start with the Tough Topanga 10k on June 18th.
2. Work your way up to the Tough Mugu 25k on July 23rd.
3. Get a finish at the Bulldog Ultra 50k.


Race #7 of the SoCalTrail Series!!

The new SoCalTrail Series features super race-able, yet challenging 15k-50k long courses and 5-25k short courses almost every month. Collect age group points across the SoCalTrail Series. In December, the top Long Course and Short course runners in each age group earn a SoCalTrail performance jacket, sponsor packages, and a chance to win a Season Pass to all 2023 SoCalTrail races.

The Fun Stuff

Soft male- or female-cut shirts
Matching Finisher Medals
FREE Course Photos (3 Photographers)
Delicious Breakfast Tacos
21+ Beer Garden
Post-Race Sports Massage by Vision For Enrichment
Coffee and/or Hot Cocoa
Sponsor Giveaways
DJ Announcers and Music
Same Day Results (SoCalTrail Series Points)

Overall Awards and Age Group awards for both the 25k and 50k:
U20 / 20-29 / 30-39 / 40-49 / 50-59 / 60-69 / 70+

25k Female & Male Prize Purse:
1st - $500
2nd - $300
3rd - $200

50k Female & Male Prize Purse:
1st - $750
2nd - $500
3rd - $250

Winners of the 25k are invited to compete at 2023 Bulldog Ultra.
Winners of the 50k receive the Eternal Comp for free entries to the Bulldog Ultra as long as they live.

Follow @SoCalTrail on Instagram and @SoCalTrailRuns on Facebook for official announcements, including details for a Preview Run in July/August.

The Course

50k Course Route:
28.88 miles with 5,788' vert
https://www.strava.com/routes/2941119593480380712

25k Course Route:
14.98 miles with 2,939' vert
https://www.strava.com/routes/2941118316872529140

AID STATIONS:

25k & 50k:
#1 - Bulldog Climb Aid Station at mile 4.0 (fully stocked)
#1 ½ - Cooling Station at mile 6.3 (water and ice only)
#2 - Corral Aid Station at mile 7.0 (fully stocked with toilet)
#2 ½ - Cooling Station at mile 10.4 (water and ice only)
#3 - Tapia Cooling Station at mile 12.6 (fully stocked)
25k Finish at 14.8 miles - 2,785’ of climbing complete

50k:
#4 - Start of 2nd Loop at mile 14.5 (fully stocked with toilets - drop bags & pacers)
#5 - Bulldog Climb Aid Station at mile 18.2 (fully stocked)
#5 ½ - Cooling Station at mile 20.5 (water and ice only)
#6 - Corral Aid Station at mile 21.3 (fully stocked with toilet)
#6 ½ - Cooling Station at mile 24.7 (water and ice only)
#7 - Tapia Cooling Station at mile 26.8 (fully stocked)
50k Finish at 29.0 miles - 5,526’ of climbing complete

CUT-OFF TIMES:
11:00am - Start of 2nd 50k Loop (mile 14.5)
12:15pm - Bulldog Climb Aid Station (mile 18.2)
1:30pm - Corral Aid Station (mile 21.3)
3:15pm - Tapia Aid Station (mile 26.8)
4:00pm - 25k/50k Finish (mile 14.9/29.0)
*Runners must leave the aid station by cut-off time or they may NOT continue. Strict sanctions will be placed against runners that continue on their own. Significant resources and time are required to monitor runners' safety while still on the course.

Directions & Parking

The Bulldog Ultra is located in Malibu Creek State Park
1925 Las Virgenes Road
Calabasas, CA 91302

If arriving from the 101 Ventura Freeway:
• Exit Las Virgenes Road - South.
• Continue approximately 3 miles, past Mulholland Drive.
• Turn right into Malibu Creek State Park.
• If you hit Piuma Road, you went too far...turn around and go back!

If arriving from the Pacific Coast Highway:
• Go North on Malibu Canyon Road (directly south of Pepperdine University).
• Continue approximately 5 miles, past Piuma Road.
• Turn left into Malibu Creek State Park.
• If you hit Mulholland Drive, you went too far...turn around and go back!

Parking within Malibu Creek State Park is $20.00. Please have exact change ready before you enter the park. Cash only.

FREE, off-street parking is available on Las Virgenes & Mulholland. Obey traffic laws and parking signs, keep all wheels off the road, don't leave valuables in vehicles, and watch for cars and bikes.

Volunteer

Earn SoCalTrail race credits and help out your fellow runners on a Saturday morning in beautiful Malibu Creek State Park!! There are fun, aid station crew openings, positions in the base area helping with registration, parking, athlete food and the finish line. Be a part of the SoCalTrail team and get your volunteer race swag, coffee and breakfast and cowbells!

Please email info@trailrace.com subject: BULLDOG VOLUNTEER

Sponsors

Run With Us Pasadena - Aid Station Support
15% off in-store with proof of registration (*some exceptions apply)

Altra Running - follow @SoCalTrail for shoe giveaway contests

Vision For Enrichment - Post-Race Sports Massage

Skratch Labs - Official Hydration and Energy Chew

Rabbit Apparel - Bulldog Challenge Jackets


TrailFolx - removing barriers of entry to mountain sports

Fortius Coaching

Nathan Sports

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