Stairs, hills, and more hills. About 9,000 feet of vertical packed into 28 miles. It begins at 8:00AM at Old Mill Park (Throckmorton Avenue, Cascade Way, & Old Mill Street intersection), in Mill Valley, California. Within a few hundred yards the course heads up three flights of stairs as tall as a fifty-story building, and up some more through an old horse ranch to Windy Gap. Then it plunges down into Muir Woods, across Redwood Creek, and begins a tough grind up through both trees and grasslands over trail sections named "Dynamite", "The Hogsback", "The Rainforest", and "Cardiac." At the top of Cardiac, the course levels out with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean before it plunges down over the rocks, roots, and stairs of "Steep Ravine" and the discouragingly steep but short climb up "Insult Hill." Finally, as the course follows the relatively gentle slope of The Moors toward the ocean, Stinson Beach is in sight a mile ahead.

Results

Date Distance Total Finishers Top Result Top Result (F)
11/24/18 28.4 Miles 280 4:21:00 5:46:58
11/25/17 28.4 Miles 301 4:24:38 5:31:25
11/26/16 28.4 Miles 274 4:11:33 5:30:12
11/28/15 28.4 Miles 280 3:41:01 4:59:37
11/29/14 28.4 Miles 243 4:12:01 5:00:16
11/30/13 28.4 Miles 249 3:48:45 5:06:11
11/24/12 28.4 Miles 217 4:21:35 4:49:00
11/26/11 28.4 Miles 233 3:48:58 4:59:18
11/27/10 28.4 Miles 201 3:54:29 4:38:33
11/28/09 28.4 Miles 213 4:01:59 4:47:00
11/29/08 28.4 Miles 221 3:52:16 4:51:38
11/24/07 28.4 Miles 232 3:53:07 4:39:39
11/25/06 28.4 Miles 226 4:15:25 4:48:56
11/26/05 28.4 Miles 217 4:14:38 5:01:33
11/27/04 28.4 Miles 195 4:16:58 5:09:11
11/29/03 28.4 Miles 209 4:01:23 4:44:33
11/30/02 28.4 Miles 205 3:57:08 4:42:13
11/24/01 28.4 Miles 164 3:57:32 5:02:13
11/25/00 28.4 Miles 202 4:05:04 5:13:47
11/27/99 28.4 Miles 182 4:11:09 5:22:54
11/28/98 28.4 Miles 194 3:55:53 4:42:23
11/29/97 28.4 Miles 196 4:10:07 4:49:38
11/30/96 28.4 Miles 197 4:08:25 4:52:54
11/25/95 28.4 Miles 183 4:16:00 4:45:01
11/26/94 28.4 Miles 156 4:15:45 5:06:44
11/27/93 28.4 Miles 139 4:04:51 5:00:59
11/28/92 28.4 Miles 113 3:52:29 5:10:47
11/30/91 28.4 Miles 122 4:18:42 5:19:51
11/24/90 28.4 Miles 99 4:10:04 4:49:16
11/25/89 28.4 Miles 67 4:07:39 5:02:00
11/26/88 28.4 Miles 75 4:12:31 5:23:31
11/27/87 28.4 Miles 76 4:00:02 4:32:16
11/29/86 28.4 Miles 69 4:13:26 5:27:01
11/30/85 28.4 Miles 70 4:02:26 5:06:23
11/26/83 28.4 Miles 5 5:52:00 6:10:30
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Tussey Mountainback 50 Miler
  • Oct 27, 2019
  • Boalsburg, PA
50 Miles