100K - Stinson Beach, California
Range: 0' - 1780' ........ Elevation
6, 2023, with spectacular views of San Francisco and the Golden
Gate Bridge, Sausalito, at the base of Mount Tamalpais from
the town of Stinson Beach, the ancient redwoods and the Point
Reyes National Seashore.
at San Francisco Running Company. SFRC is offering 10% off store-wide
when you pick up your bib there:
Thursday, 5/4 10 a.m. 5:00 p.m. at SFRC, 247 Shoreline
Highway, Mill Valley
Friday, 5/5 10 a.m. 5:00 p.m. at SFRC, 247 Shoreline
Highway, Mill Valley
On race morning in front of the Stinson Beach Community Center,
from 4:00 4:45 a.m.
bags will be transported to Tennessee Valley and Randall. On
race morning place your bags labeled with Bib # and Aid
Station where indicated on the SBCC front porch: TV,
Randall, Finish. (TV bags are returned to finish by 2:30 p.m.;
Randall bags are brought back to finish every two hours by crews.
Finish bags are kept inside the SBCC.)
15 Marine Way, Stinson Beach, CA.
You must park in the Stinson Beach Park Dirt Lot. At the north
end of the town of Stinson Beach, turn left off Highway
1 into the Park. Go past the parking kiosk all the way
to the dirt lot at the end and park as directed. Be sure to
allow enough time to walk from parking to the start, 4/10 of
a mile. Parking
Lot to Stinson Beach Community Center: Walk back along the parking
lot entrance road a few 100 yards. Turn right across a
short bridge at the Parkside Cafe. Go straight one block to
Hwy 1. Turn right and walk through town. Turn left onto Belvedere
at the Fire Station.
a.m. 4:45 a.m. at the Stinson Beach Community Center
even if youve already picked up your bib, you must
still check in on race morning at the Start Line before 4:45
a.m. It is quick and easy to activate your chip at the start
Roctane Drink, GU Gels
Starting line click on http://goo.gl/maps/FmGamDBZG4u
for location of race morning parking, check-in and start. There
will be signs on the front porch on race morning for Tennessee
Valley, Randall, and Finish drop bags.
Start at Stinson Beach Community Center Turn on
your headlamp and head down the road a block to the Fire
Station. Turn left onto Highway 1 briefly, left again onto double-wide
dirt up to the Dipsea Trail. Follow the Dipsea up the
moors before dawn, and down Insult Hill. Turn right across
the bridge and climb, climb, climb up the Dipsea Trail
to Cardiac. Whats that sound
Cardiac Aid Station (no aid station set up yet
its only 2.8 miles!) Youve got a long
downhill coming up so use the portapotties here and then drop
down Coast View Trail to Heather Cutoff then go right across
Santos Meadow. Cross the paved road then go right on Redwood
Creek Trail. At its end, go left on the road, then cross to
the Pelican Inn single-file only, please on Pacific
Way and make a quick left onto Coastal Fire Road,
all the way to the Muir Beach Aid Station in the parking
Muir Beach Aid Station (no crews) You must check
in at Muir Beach, where Aid Station Captains Fred Liebes and
Charlene Bayles and their phenomenal crew will help you on your
way, then retrace your steps to the Green Gulch Zen Center entrance
and stride along their fields, turning right at the bathtub
to leave the farm through a gate to access the lovely Middle
Green Gulch trail, switchback up to the ridge, go left
onto Coyote at the top, then turn right onto Miwok to Tennessee
Valley Aid Station.
Tennessee Valley Aid Station (crew ok) say hi to
Captain Stan Jensen and his great volunteers, access your drop
bag, then head out of the aid station as directed and turn left
to ascend Marincello Fire Road. Fire road intersections are
complex right here; we expect to have a volunteer directing
foot traffic up there but review the trail map before the race.
Left turn then a quick right from Bobcat onto
Alta at the H, straight/slight left
onto the rugged SCA trail from Alta yep,
thats the Golden Gate Bridge just below you
cross McCullough Road near Conzelman Road and,
hey, theres the Bridge View Aid Station.
Bridge View Aid Station (no crews) Aid Station Captain
Ana Braga-Levaggi and the Tamalpa running club will get you
what you need to head down Coastal fire road (dirt)
all the way to Bunker Road (paved), veer towards your
left on Bunker Road and cross the road carefully.
Continue left along Bunker Road for about 100 yards
then veer right over a bridge. Shortly after the bridge turn
right onto Rodeo Valley Trail and continue along Rodeo
Valley Trail to the top of the ridge and left onto Alta/Wolfback then
onto Bobcat at the H to the Miwok
Trail. Turn left onto Miwok and right onto Old
Springs Trail, winding your way down Old Springs to
the Miwok Stables. ALL RUNNERS MUST WALK THROUGH THE
STABLE AREA, from the fallen log to the OK to run now
sign so you dont scare horses and their pint-size
riders, to arrive at Tennessee Valley Aid Station.
Tennessee Valley Aid Station (crew ok) Cutoff at
Tennessee Valley Aid Station is 11:15 a.m. Grab anything you
need from your drop bag, then cruise left out of the parking
lot down Coastal Fire Road and the beautiful Pirates
Cove. Smile for the camera! Up, over, around, down and left
to the aid station at Muir Beach.
Muir Beach Aid Station (crew ok) Tell the volunteers they
made your day, then retrace your steps on Coastal Fire
Road out to the Pelican Inn. Follow our course monitors
and the nice CHP officers instructions to cross the road
onto Redwood Creek Trail, then back across Santos Meadow to
Heather Cutoff. Head up Coast View Trail to Cardiac Aid Station.
Push a solid uphill pace here so that youre not pushing
the cutoff at Randall a few hours later
Cardiac Aid Station (no crews)- Cutoff here is 1:45 p.m. Fuel
and hydrate as needed; thank our San Francisco Running Company
(SFRC) volunteers, turn around to look at the view, then head
up into the forest and veer right onto Old Mine Trail to
the Pan Toll Ranger Station parking lot (no crews
allowed at Pan Toll). Cross the parking lot up near
the ranger kiosk, then cross Panoramic Highway when our
Volunteers and the CHP give you the thumbs up to get onto Matt
Davis. At the next intersection, stay to the right onto Bolinas
Ridge Trail. Now the course rolls high on the mountain with
exquisite views all the way to Bolinas Ridge Aid Station.
Bolinas Ridge Aid Station (no crews) surfs
up at this aid station run by Captains Jennifer and Franz Dill,
Omar Droubi, and the Coastside Running Club. Enjoy their incredible
energy and inspiration then get outta there! Really focus on
strong forward progress as you follow the rolling fire road
through some ancient Redwoods to the Randall Trail gate
on your left. Keep your eyes open so you dont miss the
course markings. Go left through the gate at the top of Randall
Trail and switchback down to Randall Trail Aid Station.
Randall Trail Aid Station (crews & pacers ok)
Cutoff here is at 5:20 p.m. Eat, drink, use the portapotties,
access your drop bag, bow to Aid Station Captain Chuck Wilson
(unless Chuck is off again on some incredible foreign adventure
and the wonderful group of long-time Randall volunteers. Only
12 miles to go, and you can pick up your pacer here if you need
one (make sure they signed their waiver!) Retrace your route
back up Randall and turn right onto the Bolinas Ridge
Fire Road to Bolinas Ridge Aid Station.
Bolinas Ridge Aid Station (no crews; cutoff here is 7:02 p.m.)
cheer the volunteers from Coastside Running Club in Half Moon
Bay, and head back on the Bolinas Ridge Trail single-track along
the flanks of Mount Tam to the Matt Davis intersection,
and turn right down Matt Davis Trail (one of my favorites).
The very rocky, rooty, slow & technical Matt Davis Trail
is a hairpin right-hand turn below the main trail a
few pairs of tired legs might miss the turn and end
up at Pan Toll so focus, focus
over the toe-catching roots
and under the low-hanging branches all the way down to
the Community Center and a hard-earned finish. Well be
waiting for you.
Finish at Stinson Beach Community Center (Cutoff is 8:30
p.m.) wash off any poison oak with Tecnu, put
on some dry clothes, and enjoy our warm food and great company.
Dont forget to pick up your drop bags and your goodie
bag! Due to covid rules and poison oak, drop bags not picked
up by 9:00 p.m. are placed in the dumpster for disposal.