If you grew up in the south bay area of Northern California, then you probably often stared at the 8-story block of cement known as the Almaden Air Force Station. Just recently, the Mount Umunhum Conservancy and Midpeninsula Regional Open Space restored the magnificent block and surrounding mountain top. The space just opened to the public only recently. While you can hike or run up the new 3.7 mile single-track trail, they will not allow a special event permit to run up to the top. So, we will use the Quicksilver 100K/50K (Race Director here too) course as a model for the Mt. Umunhum Trail Run.

The 52K will be one of the hardest in the area with over 10,000 feet of elevation gain. This is the perfect training run for Quicksilver 100K in which you will get the taste of "Dog Meat" (AKA Priest Rock Trail)... TWICE!

Upcoming Races

Feb 21 2020
52 KM
8,696 8,696 ft.
Lollipop Course
10 :00 Cutoff
5 Elevation Rating
Mountainous, >12,500 feet in 50 miles
3 Surface Rating
Some rocks, root, and/or ruts

Results

52 KM View course top times

Date Finishers Top Result Top Result (F)
02/23/19 60 4:45:48 6:28:33
02/24/18 77 4:25:11 5:36:28
We try to keep the most accurate information about this race, but changes do happen. Always visit the official race website for the most up to date information.

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