About Us

Who Are We?

Our main goal is to invite all runners to spectacular venues along Coastal California and give them quality trail running events.

We are known for our well-marked courses, accurately measured distances, immediate race results, quality shirt designs, and friendly atmosphere. About 25% of the participants are running their very first trail run. Many are progressing to the marathon or ultramarathon distances. Almost all bring friends and family.

For courses that are designed to be easier, flatter, and faster, check out one of our Zoom or ZombieRunner events.

We love trail running and we promise you a rewarding experience.


Wendell (Founder) started running trail ultramarathons in the early 90s. Since then, he’s completed over 100 ultras, including Western States, Hardrock, HURT, Plain 100, and Badwater.

In addition, he enjoys other adventures, like the Winter Western States, Barkley, John Muir Trail, and traversing the 165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail.

As the original founder of PCTR, he has organized over 400 trail running and ultramarathon events during the past 16 years.

Marissa has been running for over 30 years, entering her first 10 Km race at age 8. She began competing in road marathons 10 years ago, and her endurance running endeavors include 15 marathons – qualifying for and running in the Boston marathon twice – and 5 200-mile relays.

She made the transition to ultra distances in 2006, and in the short time since has completed over 20 ultras, including the Javelina Jundred and Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run.

Leng completed her first ultramathon in 2008 at the Knee Knacker 50K in Vancouver, BC. Since then, she’s completed the 250 kilometer Gobi March in China and other ultras, including the Miwok 100 Km and Headlands Hundred Endurance Run.