RACE INFORMATION

It is with great excitement that we present the trail running community with an exclusive trail racing event; Troy’s Sierra Azul Ultras!

Join us for over 12,000 feet of elevation gain on a 100K, 50 mile, or 50K adventure that will take you through mystical oak forests, endless meadows, and steep climbs in the Santa Clara Valley, Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve, and the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Be careful what you wish for, these Ultra Races are not for the faint of heart.

– Troy

THE TRAIL (Difficulty: Intermediate/Advanced)

The Sierra Azul Ultras is a trail runner’s dream come true.
Surface: Mostly fire roads, dirt roads, and plenty of single-track trails
Course: Santa Clara Valley and the Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve.
Elevation Profile: Long climbs/descents; hitting over 12,000ft of elevation gain.
Sunrise And Sunset: 05:47:53 AM and 08:31:10 PM
Weather: California Summer, Highs – 90 degrees / Lows 54 degrees.Lots of potential heat and sun exposure.
Parking: Plenty of free parking is available for this event, however carpooling is encouraged.
Awards: All runners receive a Commemorative Medal. Male/Female winners for each distance will receive a winning medal.

SCHEDULE

100K and 50 Miler
3:00 AM — Park Opens / Staff arrives for set-up
4:00 AM — Runner Check-In / Bib Pick-Up
4:50 AM — Trail briefing
5:00 AM — START 100K and 50M
5:37 AM — Sunrise
5:00 PM — 50M Cut-Off
8:37 PM — Sunset
11:00 PM – 100K Cut-Off

50K
5:00 AM — Runner Check-In / Bib Pick-Up
5:37 AM — Sunrise
5:50 AM — Trail briefing
6:00 AM — START 50K
4:00 PM — 50K Cut-Off

COURSE INFORMATION

Multiple, fully loaded, aid stations will be open throughout the course.
All Runners are highly encouraged to carry the equivalent of 2 water bottles/camelback at all times.
Sunscreen/hats are highly encouraged to protect against heat exposure.
100K Runners should come prepared to run after the sun sets, please bring a change of clothing for your drop bags and headlamps/other lights.
This is a wilderness course; please be aware of your surroundings and potential wildlife encounters; Rattlesnakes, Mountain Lions, Wild Boars, Mosquitoes, Skunks, Raccoons, Bees, Poison Oak, Etc.
All intersections will be marked with signs, gypsum, and ribbons. Several portions of the course will be unmarked as there are no turnoffs.
Pacers, Crew-members, and family/friends are allowed on all our trails to follow runners. Specific parking accessible aid stations are highlighted below. Please refer to Aid Station section below for further information.
Bibs and Ribbons:
100K – Yellow Bibs
50 Mile – Red Bibs
50K – Black Bibs
A professional videographer/photographer will be on staff.

COURSE MAPS

50K Course Map --> https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1042121
50 Miler Course Map --> https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1041613
100K Course Map --> https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1041639

Elevation Profiles -->
50K --> 7,461Ft Ascent / 7,555Ft Descent
50M --> 12,595Ft Ascent / 12,575Ft Descent
100K --> 15,308Ft Ascent / 15,298Ft Descent

AID STATIONS AND CUT OFF TIMES

Aid Stations, Drop Bags, Pacers, and More.

All aid stations will remain open until the last runner comes in.
Runners that do not meet cutoff times will be driven back to the start.
Crew and support can follow and supply runners at the indicated aid stations. Parking is available but limited, please plan on carpooling.
Pacers are allowed for the 100K runners starting at Mile 47.
Please note additional information for all of the aid stations.

Mockingbird Parking Lot Aid Station (All Distances. 11:00 PM Race Finish)
This is the Primary Aid Station located at the Start/Finish Line.
This is a Drop Bag Location.
Sierra Azul Parking Lot Aid Station (100K, 50 Milers, 50K)
Woods Trailhead @ Hicks Road & Mt. Umunhum.
Alma Bridge Road Aid Station (100K and 50 Milers)
Kennedy Road Aid Station (100K and 50 Milers)
Kennedy Road Entrance to Sierra Azul.
Sierra Azul Parking Lot Aid Station (100K and 50 Milers)
Woods Trailhead @ Hicks Road & Mt. Umunhum.
Almaden Quicksilver McAbee Aid Station (100K, 50 Milers, 50K)
The intersection of Mine Hill and Cinnabar Trails.
Mockingbird Parking Lot Aid Station (100K and 50 Milers)
This is the Primary Aid Station located at the Start/Finish Line.
100K Pacers are allowed on the course.
Almaden Quicksilver Hacienda Aid Station (100K Runners Only)
100K Pacers are allowed on the course.
Almaden Quicksilver McAbee Aid Station (100K Runners Only)
The intersection of Mine Hill and Cinnabar Trails.
100K Pacers are allowed on the course.
Mockingbird Parking Lot Aid Station (100K Runners Only)
This is the Primary Aid Station located at the Start/Finish Line.

Upcoming Races

Jun 20 2020
50 KM
7,641 ft.
Mixture Course
10 :00 Cutoff
4 Elevation Rating
Very hilly, ~7500-12,500 feet in 50 miles
4 Surface Rating
Substantial rocks, roots and/or ruts
Jun 20 2020
50 Miles
12,595 ft.
Mixture Course
12 :00 Cutoff
4 Elevation Rating
Very hilly, ~7500-12,500 feet in 50 miles
4 Surface Rating
Substantial rocks, roots and/or ruts
Jun 20 2020
100 KM
15,636 ft.
Mixture Course
18 :00 Cutoff
4 Elevation Rating
Very hilly, ~7500-12,500 feet in 50 miles
4 Surface Rating
Substantial rocks, roots and/or ruts

Results

No Past Races
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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