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Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014
Time: 10:50 a.m.
Events: 15 mi
10 mi (10:55 a.m.)
5 mi (11:05 a.m.)
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  • Course Information
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Location
Driving Directions
Ferry Information
10:00 a.m. at Tiburon. Round-trip ferry ride cost is $13.50 and is not included in your entry fee. Ferry returns hourly at 20 minutes past the hour.
Course
Angel Island is a hilly, grass- and forest-covered island that provides spectacular views of Marin County, San Francisco, and the Golden Gate. Trails and roads circle the entire island and climb Mount Livermore. Bring the whole family and enjoy a post-run picnic at beautiful Ayala Cove.
(Distances are accurately measured using a Rolatape® surveyor's measuring wheel.)
Weather
Lodging
Bib Number & Shirt Pick-Up
9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. at the Tiburon Ferry dock for those taking the Tiburon Ferry.
Time Limit
There is a 3:45 time limit for all events. (Hikers Welcome)
Aid Stations
Fully-stocked aid stations every 5 miles. You can expect fresh fruit, salty snacks, assorted candy, water, and Clif Shot Electrolyte sports drink. It is highly recommended that runners carry at least 20 oz. of water between aid stations.
Awards
T-shirts will be given to all pre-registered runners. All finishers will receive a custom medal. Award medals are given to the 1st female and male finishers overall and top three finishers in each age group.
Online RegistrationMail Registration
(Pre-registration through 5 p.m. Thursday, April 10th)
Entry Fees
(Add $10 after 3/29/14. Add $15 at check-in if not sold out.)
  • 5mi - $35
  • 10mi - $40
  • 15mi - $50
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    *Cancellation Policy
    Directions
    The Ayala Cove Trail Run will be held on Saturday, April 12th on Angel Island.

    Starting times for each event are as follows:
    • 15 mi - 10:50 a.m.
    • 10 mi - 10:55 a.m.
    • 5 mi - 11:05 a.m.
    The ferry departs 10:00 a.m. at Tiburon. Round-trip ferry ride cost is $13.50 and is not included in your entry fee. Ferry returns hourly at 20 minutes past the hour. Click here to purchase your ticket in advance (tickets will be available for pick-up at runner check-in).
    Click on the blue icon for driving directions:

    View Ayala Cove Trail Run in a larger map
    Weather: Tiburon/Belvedere
    Course
    The course will be marked with orange (summit loop), yellow (middle loop), and pink (perimeter loop) flagging approximately every 200 meters. The 5 mile event will follow the orange summit loop. The 10 mile event does the yellow middle loop first, then the orange summit loop. The 15 mile event does the pink perimeter loop first, then the yellow middle loop, and finally the orange summit loop.
    The most important course marking is the polka-dot flagging. It indicates a turn at an intersection. There will be at least two polka-dot flagging before a turn in the course. The polka-dot flagging will be placed before and on the same side as the required turn. As you approach an intersection, look for any polka-dot flagging before the turn. Waiting until you're in the intersection to determine the correct direction may be confusing and you may go the wrong way. After you complete the turn, there will be orange, yellow, and/or pink flagging indicating the correct route.
    If you don't see your respective flagging for 3-4 minutes, you are off course. If you get off course, you should retrace your path until you find where you left the course and then continue along the marked course.
    Please be courteous on the trail. If you're passing another runner or hiker, announce "on your left" as you approach.
    Headphones are allowed on dirt road sections only. Please do not wear headphones on single-track trail, while crossing paved roads, when getting aid at aid stations, or while crossing the finish line.
    Your bib number indicates the distance that you're running. If you want to change your distance, please send us an e-mail or let us know by check-in, at the latest.
    Many of the parks in California have poison oak. We recommend staying on the trail and washing with Tecnu after your trail run. Occasionally, bees or yellow jackets may be active and precautions should be taken if you're allergic.
    No dogs allowed on the course. Please don't leave pets in your vehicle.
    Aid Stations
    Fully-stocked aid stations every 5 miles. You can expect fresh fruit, salty snacks, assorted candy, water, and Clif Shot Electrolyte sports drink. If you would like to be sure that you have any other specific item at the event, you should carry it with you. Additionally, it is highly recommended that runners carry at least 20 oz. of water between aid stations.
      Distance (mile) Next Aid (mile)
    5 mile    
    1. Ayala Cove (Finish)
    5.0
     
    10 mile
    1. Ayala Cove
    5.0
    5.0
    2. Ayala Cove (Finish)
    10.0
     
    15 mile
    1. Ayala Cove
    5.0
    5.0
    2. Ayala Cove
    10.0
    5.0
    3. Ayala Cove (Finish)
    15.0
    Time Limit
    There is a 3:45 time limit for all events.
    Post-Run Activities
    There will be post-run snacks at the finish line.
    All finishers will receive a custom medal. Award medals are given to the 1st female and male finishers overall and top three finishers in each age group.
    Message Board
    The Coastal Message Board is for information about Coastal events. Please post messages regarding places to eat or stay, sharing rides with fellow runners, etc. Go to Message Board (opens in a new window).
    Check In
    Check-in at the Tiburon Ferry dock is from 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. on Saturday. The cost of the round-trip ferry ride from Tiburon is $13.50 (adults) and is not included in your entry fee. Click here to purchase your ticket in advance (tickets will be available for pick-up at runner check-in).
    Drop Bags
    We will have drop bags at check-in for your extra clothes and personal items. You can leave the drop bags at the start/finish area at Ayala Cove and pick them up after your run.
    Return to Tiburon
    Ferries from Angel Island to Tiburon leave on the hour beginning at 10:20 a.m.
     
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    Course Surface
    Course Map
    Elevation Profiles
    Course Description
    Course Surface (Elevation changes determined using an Avocet altimeter.) Top of Page
    Distance Elevation Gain Single Track Fireroad Asphalt
    5 mi 810' 96% 0% 4%
    10 mi 1,380' 73% 23% 4%
    15 mi 1,840' 51% 16% 33%
    Course Map (click on image for a bigger map.) Top of Page
    Elevation Profiles Top of Page
    5 mi
    Elevation Gain: 810'
    (Per Avocet Altimeter)
    10 mi
    Elevation Gain: 1,390'
    (Per Avocet Altimeter)
    15 mi
    Elevation Gain: 1,840'
    (Per Avocet Altimeter)
    Course Description Top of Page
    Direction Course Color Distance (mile)
    Segment Cummulative
             
    Perimeter Loop:
      Start: Ayala Cove      
    Go STRAIGHT Foot path Pink
    0.1
    0.1
    Turn LEFT Bike path Pink
    0.3
    0.4
    Turn RIGHT Perimeter road Pink
    4.3
    4.7
    Turn RIGHT North Ridge Trail Pink
    0.1
    4.8
    Turn LEFT Asphalt path Pink
    0.1
    5.0
         
        Miles
    5.0
         
    Middle Loop:
      Start: Ayala Cove  
    Go STRAIGHT Foot path Yellow
    0.1
    0.1
    Turn LEFT Bike path Yellow
    0.3
    0.4
    Go STRAIGHT Sunset Trail Yellow
    1.2
    1.6
    Turn RIGHT Middle Road Yellow
    2.4
    3.9
    Turn RIGHT North Ridge Trail Yellow
    0.9
    4.8
    Turn LEFT Asphalt path Yellow
    0.1
    5.0
         
        Miles
    5.0
         
    Summit Loop:
      Start: Ayala Cove  
    Go STRAIGHT Foot path Orange
    0.1
    0.1
    Turn LEFT Bike path Orange
    0.3
    0.4
    Go STRAIGHT Sunset Trail Orange
    2.1
    2.5
    Zigzag LEFT, then RIGHT North Ridge Trail Orange
    0.1
    2.6
    Turn LEFT Summit Trail Orange
    0.3
    2.9
    Turnaround Summit Trail Orange
    0.3
    3.2
    Turn LEFT North Ridge Trail Orange
    1.7
    5.0
    Turn LEFT Asphalt path Orange
    0.1
    5.1
         
        Miles
    5.1
             
    5 Miles = Summit Loop
    10 Miles = Middle + Summit Loops
    15 Miles = Perimeter + Middle + Summit Loops
    Results '09, '10, '11, '12, '13, '14
    Course Records
    5 miles Caleb Garlipp, 27, Oakland, CA ('11) 33:56
      Ashley Relf, 31, San Francisco, CA ('14) 41:37
    10 miles Michael Davitian, 24, San Francisco, CA ('09) 1:07:22
      Ashley Relf, 30, San Francisco, CA ('13) 1:16:30
    15 miles Jimmy Wills, 27, Hermosa Beach, CA ('09) 1:50:08
      Christine Howard, 40, Derbyshire, UK ('12) 2:03:57
    2012 Ayala Cove Trail Run - Finish
    2012 Ayala Cove Trail Run - Larry's
    2011 Ayala Cove Trail Run
    Allen's Report
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