Ayala Cove

Race Day Information



The Zoom Ayala Cove Trail Run will be held on Saturday, April 7th on Angel Island.

Starting times for each event are as follows:

  • 15 mi - 9:50 a.m. 10 mi - 9:55 a.m. 5 mi - 10:05 a.m.

The chartered ferry departs 9:00 a.m. at Tiburon. Round-trip ferry ride cost is $16 and is not included in your entry fee. Ferry returns hourly at 20 minutes past the hour.

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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)
10 mile
1. Ayala Cove
2. Ayala Cove (Finish)
15 mile
1. Ayala Cove
2. Ayala Cove
3. Ayala Cove (Finish)

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.

National Beer Day

Visit Waypoint Pizza after your race and show them your bib number to receive a 20% discount off menu items. It's just around the corner from the Tiburon Ferry Dock on Main St.

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 8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. on Saturday. The cost of the round-trip ferry ride from Tiburon is $16 (adults) and is not included in your entry fee.

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.