Race & Course Information

Course description:

This is a rugged and tough 30k trail race with almost 6,000 feet of gain and loss, and its a little long for a 30k. We added the extra mileage to give you a race course that has roughly 75% ocean views, and tremendous amounts of single track. This course is absolutely stunning, and every climb you will be rewarded with draw dropping views of the ocean and deep valleys. This course starts out at the Ray Miller trail, and follows this for 2.8 miles to the very top where it intersects Overlook/Fireline . Go left here. Follow until at the 4.8 mile marker you will come across the hell hill aid station. Go left here onto La Jolla Valley Fireroad. Make an immediate left onto La Jolla Valley Loop Trail. Follow for one mile, and stay straight at your first intersection. Follow another mile where you will reach the intersection of the La Jolla Canyon trail. Go RIGHT here, and stay on the La Jolla Valley Loop Trail. Follow this to the Mugu Peak Loop Trail intersection staying left here. Do not take the La Jolla Valley connector trails. Follow Mugu Peak all the way around the peak. Stay left at the intersection before running down hill. When you encounter the Chumash Trail intersection stay right here and keep following Mugu Peak Trail. At mile 9 you will come across the La Jolla Valley Loop trail. Stay straight here. Do not go right. At mile 10 you will encounter the intersection of La Jolla Valley Connector Trail. Once again stay straight here, and do not go right. Follow the trail until it turns back into La Jolla Valley Fireroad. This will lead you back to the Hell Hill aid station, and you will now be at mile 11. When you arrive go left onto the Guadalasco Trail. Follow for a few miles staying right and both intersections you encounter. Eventually you will dump out onto Wood Canyon Fireroad. Go right here. Follow 3/4 of a mile until you reach the intersection of Hell Hill. Go right here. Follow all the way back up to the very top. You will now be at mile 16, and this will be your third time hitting Hell Hill aid station. At the top stay left onto Overlook/Fireline. Follow Overlook for 2 miles back to the Ray Miller trail. Go right down Ray Miller, and follow back to the finish. You will now have ran 20.7 miles.

Start time:
7:00am

Aid station contents:
Clif gels, Clif blocks, Clif electrolyte drink, Salt Stick salt pills, tons of sweet and salty snacks, almond butter and jelly sandwiches, fresh cut up oranges, strawberries, watermelon, and ice if its warm.

Aid station mileage markers:
Mile 4.8- Hell Hill full aid station
Mile 11- Hell Hill full aid station
Mile 16- Hell Hill full aid station

Garmin elevation profile:
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Course description:

This is a rugged and tough 50k trail race with almost 9,000 feet of gain and loss. This course is absolutely stunning, and every climb you will be rewarded with draw dropping views of the ocean and deep valleys. This course starts out at the Ray Miller trail, and follows this for 2.8 miles to the very top where it intersects Overlook/Fireline . Go left here. Follow until at the 4.8 mile marker you will come across the hell hill aid station. Go left here onto La Jolla Valley Fireroad. Make an immediate left onto La Jolla Valley Loop Trail. Follow for one mile, and stay straight at your first intersection. Follow another mile where you will reach the intersection of the La Jolla Canyon trail. Go RIGHT here, and stay on the La Jolla Valley Loop Trail. Follow this to the Mugu Peak Loop Trail intersection staying left here. Do not take the La Jolla Valley connector trails. Follow Mugu Peak all the way around the peak. Stay left at the intersection before running down hill. When you encounter the Chumash Trail intersection stay right here and keep following Mugu Peak Trail. At mile 9 you will come across the La Jolla Valley Loop trail. Stay straight here. Do not go right. At mile 10 you will encounter the intersection of La Jolla Valley Connector Trail. Once again stay straight here, and do not go right. Follow the trail until it turns back into La Jolla Valley Fireroad. This will lead you back to the Hell Hill aid station, and you will now be at mile 11. When you arrive go left onto the Guadalasco Trail. Follow for a few miles staying right and both intersections you encounter. Eventually you will dump out onto Wood Canyon Fireroad. Go right here. Follow 3/4 of a mile until you reach the intersection of Hell Hill. Go right here. Follow all the way back up to the very top. You will now be at mile 16, and this will be your third time hitting Hell Hill aid station. At the top stay left onto Overlook/Fireline. Follow for just a 1/4 mile, and then make an immediate left onto the Backbone Trail. Follow this down and to your left, and take for 1.5 miles all the way until it dead ends at Sycamore Canyon Fireroad. Go left here, and stay on the fireroad until you reach Danielson Ranch aid station on your left. You will now be at mile 19. Go through Danielson Ranch, and follow the dirt path to the sign for Chamberlin Trail. Get onto this, and follow for 1.8 miles to the top. When you reach the intersection for Boney Mountain stay straight here. Do not go left. Follow another 1.2 miles to the very top where you will reach the intersection of Chamberlin trail. Stay straight here! You will eventually come to the junction of the Old Boney Trail. Make a left turn here, toward Serrano Canyon, There is a junction where you will head left up a hill that will eventually take you to the Serrano Valley Trail and then Serrano Canyon Trail. Go right here, and follow this through the creek all the way until you exit Serrano Canyon. You will then meet Sycamore Canyon Fireroad where you will find water at a faucet, and your last aid station. Go left on Sycamore Canyon to Fireline trail. Take a right on Fireline Trail to the Overlook Trail, take a right on Overlook Trail the Ray Miller.... Take Ray Miller to the Finish line. You have now ran 31 miles!

Start time:
6:30am

Aid station contents:
Clif gels, Clif blocks, Clif electrolyte drink, Salt Stick salt pills, tons of sweet and salty snacks, almond butter and jelly sandwiches, fresh cut up oranges, strawberries, watermelon, and ice if its warm.

Aid station mileage markers:
Mile 4.8- Hell Hill full aid station
Mile 11- Hell Hill full aid station
Mile 16- Hell Hill full aid station - 1PM STRICT CUT OFF
Mile 19- Danielson Ranch full aid station w/drop bags - 1:30PM STRICT CUT OFF
Mile 26.7- Sycamore Canyon Fire Road full aid station - 6PM STRICT CUT OFF

Garmin elevation profile:
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Strava elevation profile:
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Course description:

This is a rugged and tough 50Mile trail race with almost 14,000 feet of gain and loss. This course is absolutely stunning, and every climb you will be rewarded with draw dropping views of the ocean and deep valleys. This course starts out at the Ray Miller trail, and follows this for 2.8 miles to the very top where it intersects Overlook/Fireline . Go left here. Follow until at the 4.8 mile marker you will come across the hell hill aid station. Go left here onto La Jolla Valley Fireroad. Make an immediate left onto La Jolla Valley Loop Trail. Follow for one mile, and stay straight at your first intersection. Follow another mile where you will reach the intersection of the La Jolla Canyon trail. Go RIGHT here, and stay on the La Jolla Valley Loop Trail. Follow this to the Mugu Peak Loop Trail intersection staying left here. Do not take the La Jolla Valley connector trails. Follow Mugu Peak all the way around the peak. Stay left at the intersection before running down hill. When you encounter the Chumash Trail intersection stay right here and keep following Mugu Peak Trail. At mile 9 you will come across the La Jolla Valley Loop trail. Stay straight here. Do not go right. At mile 10 you will encounter the intersection of La Jolla Valley Connector Trail. Once again stay straight here, and do not go right. Follow the trail until it turns back into La Jolla Valley Fireroad. This will lead you back to the Hell Hill aid station, and you will now be at mile 11. When you arrive go left onto the Guadalasco Trail. Follow for a few miles staying right and both intersections you encounter. Eventually you will dump out onto Wood Canyon Fireroad. Go right here. Follow 3/4 of a mile until you reach the intersection of Hell Hill. Go right here. Follow all the way back up to the very top. You will now be at mile 16, and this will be your third time hitting Hell Hill aid station. At the top stay left onto Overlook/Fireline. Follow for just a 1/4 mile, and then make an immediate left onto the Backbone Trail. Follow this down and to your left, and take for 1.5 miles all the way until it dead ends at Sycamore Canyon Fireroad. Go left here, and stay on the fireroad for a short section and then take a quick right on Two Foxes Trails. Continue on Two Foxes and make a left that will take you up Coyote Trail. You will reach Ranch Center Road to the junction to the Hidden Pond Trail across the paved road at the top of the hill near an old water tank.

Take Hidden Pond Trail, to Ranch Center Road and pick up Sin Nombre trail across the road and continue to Danielson Ranch. Go through Danielson Ranch, and follow the dirt path to the sign for Chamberlin Trail. Get onto this, and follow for 1.8 miles to the top. When you reach the intersection for Boney Mountain stay straight here. Do not go left. Follow another 1.2 miles to the very top where you will reach the intersection of Chamberlin trail. GO LEFT here! Follow up and past Butt Rock.. (shed your sins!) and take this all the way to where the Backbone trail passes Sandstone Peak and following signs, especially a left and one of the switchbacks that eventually meets the Mishe Mokwa Trailhead at Yerba Buena Road (aid). This is the turn around point. Retrace your steps using the BBT, past Sandstone Peak and down Chamberlain trail. Go left at this intersection where the trail dead ends. You will eventually come to the junction of the Old Boney Trail. Make a left turn here, toward Serrano Canyon, There is a junction where you will head left up a hill that will eventually take you to the Serrano Valley Trail and then Serrano Canyon Trail. Go right here, and follow this through the creek all the way until you exit Serrano Canyon. You will then meet Sycamore Canyon Fireroad where you will find water at a faucet, and your last aid station. Go left on Sycamore Canyon to Fireline trail. Take a right on Fireline Trail to the Overlook Trail, take a right on Overlook Trail the Ray Miller.... Take Ray Miller to the Finish line. You have now ran 50 miles!

Start time:
6:00am

Aid station contents:
Clif gels, Clif blocks, Clif electrolyte drink, Salt Stick salt pills, tons of sweet and salty snacks, almond butter and jelly sandwiches, fresh cut up oranges, strawberries, watermelon, and ice if its warm.

Aid station mileage markers:
Mile 4.8- Hell Hill full aid station
Mile 11- Hell Hill full aid station
Mile 16- Hell Hill full aid station
Mile 23- Danielson Ranch full aid station - 1PM STRICT CUT OFF. You will be dropped to 50k if you get here a minute after 1pm. That's 7 hours to go 23 miles. That's barely a little over 3 miles an hour.
Mile 33- Yerba Buena Road DROP BAGS - 3:30PM cut off
Mile 44- Sycamore Canyon Fire Road full aid station - 7:30PM TRICT CUT OFF

Garmin elevation profile:
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Key race day details:

  • Race Date: Saturday Nov 18th, 2017
  • Race Location: Point Mugu State Park @ the Ray Miller Trailhead
  • Bib packet pick up and check in is on race morning starting at 4:15am.
  • Parking: Park along PCH before the park entrance once lot fills. Volunteers will be on hand to direct you where to park on race morning.
  • Course Markings: Course will be VERY well marked with chalk arrows every 1/2 mile, and Orange ribbon and signs at EVERY turn. You will always know where you are going, and if you are on coarse at all times.
  • Drop Bags: Only the 50 miler will have drop bag points.
  • Finish line food is: Vegan chili, Minestrone soup, Subway sandwiches, and free beer
  • Flying? LAX is the closest airport.
  • All runners will receive a finisher medal, mug, and race day tech shirt
  • Race director reserves the right to alter course & race details if necessary.
  • Sorry, no refunds or bib transfers allowed.

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