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Date: Saturday & Sunday, October 11-12, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Events: Express Half Marathon (Sat, Oct 11)
10 Km, Half Marathon, Marathon (Sun, Oct 12)
50 Km (8:00 a.m. Sun, Oct 12)
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Location Races
Course Description Course Map
Elevation Profile Elevation Comparison
Aid Stations Driving Directions
Age Groups & Awards Time Limits
Location Top of Page
The Lassen National Forest, Westwood-Susanville, CA (Directions)

Photo: Charlie Anderson
RacesTop of Page
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 Express Half Marathon Runs on the second half of the marathon route. Remote start at the Goumaz Trailhead. Point-to-point course. Finish at Hobo Camp.
Sunday, Oct 12, 2014 10 Km Starts across the street from the Railroad Depot in Susanville and goes out and back using the last 3 miles of the full marathon route. Finish at Hobo Camp.
  Half Marathon Starts across the street from the Railroad Depot in Susanville and goes out and back using the last quarter of the full marathon route. Finish at Hobo Camp.
  Marathon Remote start near Westwood at the Mason Station Trailhead. Point-to-point course finish at Hobo Camp.
  50 Km Remote start near Westwood at the Mason Station Trailhead. Point-to-point course finish at Hobo Camp.
Course Description Top of Page

The Bizz Johnson Trail begins at Mason Station and travels through scenic Lassen National Forest. The first few miles of the course climb 280 feet through the forest to Westwood Junction, then it’s downhill to the finish at Susanville, with a 1300-foot descent over the final 20 miles. The trail follows the route of the old Fernley and Lassen Branch Line of the Southern Pacific Railroad, built in 1914.

Roughly two-thirds of the way through the race, the trail enters the Susan River Canyon. Here, you’ll pass orange cliffs and cross the river ten times on picturesque wooden railroad bridges. About four miles from the finish, you’ll pass through two old railroad tunnels, 800 feet and 450 feet in length.

Although many runners set PRs and qualify for the Boston Marathon, please note that the course is at altitude (4,200' - 5,600').

There are two different half marathon races. The Express Half Marathon on Saturday does the second half of the full marathon. You will be bused to a remote start. The Half Marathon (& 10 Km) on Sunday starts in Susanville and goes out and back using only the last quarter of the full marathon route.

USAT&F certified full marathon course (CA07037RS)

Course Map (click on image for a bigger map.) Top of Page
Elevation Profile (click on image for a larger view.) Top of Page
Elevation Comparison (click on image for a larger view.) Top of Page
Aid Stations Top of Page
Express Half Marathon (Saturday)
Aid Station (mile) Items
4 Water, Electrolyte Drink, Mikes & Ikes, chips
7 Water, Electrolyte Drink, soda, Mikes & Ikes, M&Ms, chips, pretzels, oranges, bananas, Clif Shots
9 Water, Electrolyte Drink, soda, Mikes & Ikes, M&Ms, chips, pretzels, oranges, bananas, Clif Shots
11 Water, Electrolyte Drink, soda, Mikes & Ikes, M&Ms, chips, pretzels, oranges, bananas, Clif Shots
 
10 Km, Half Marathon, Marathon and 50 Km (Sunday)
Aid Station (mile) Items
50 Km Marathon 10 Km &
Half Marathon
3.2     Water, Electrolyte Drink, Mikes & Ikes, chips
6.5 1.5   Water, Electrolyte Drink, Mikes & Ikes, chips
10 5   Water, Electrolyte Drink, soda, Mikes & Ikes, M&Ms, chips, pretzels, oranges, bananas, Clif Shots
13 8   Water, Electrolyte Drink, Mikes & Ikes, chips
16 11   Water, Electrolyte Drink, soda, Mikes & Ikes, M&Ms, chips, pretzels, oranges, bananas, Clif Shots
19 14   Water, Electrolyte Drink, Mikes & Ikes, chips
22 17   Water, Electrolyte Drink, soda, Mikes & Ikes, M&Ms, chips, pretzels, oranges, bananas, Clif Shots
25 20 Half Marathon turnaround Water, Electrolyte Drink, soda, Mikes & Ikes, M&Ms, chips, pretzels, oranges, bananas, Clif Shots
27 22 Half Marathon Water, Electrolyte Drink, soda, Mikes & Ikes, M&Ms, chips, pretzels, oranges, bananas, Clif Shots
29 24 10 Km & Half Marathon Water, Electrolyte Drink, soda, Mikes & Ikes, M&Ms, chips, pretzels, oranges, bananas, Clif Shots
 
If you would like to be sure that you have any other specific items at the event, you should carry it with you.
If you would like to volunteer at the aid stations, please fill up the volunteer form.
Driving Directions (click on image for a bigger map.) Top of Page
Age Groups & Awards Top of Page
Express Half Marathon & Marathon Age Groups 10 Km, Half Marathon & 50 Km Age Groups
Male Female Male Female
19 and below
20 - 24
25 - 29
30 - 34
35 - 39
40 - 44
45 - 49
50 - 54
55 - 59
60 - 64
65 - 69
70 - 74
75 & above
19 and below
20 - 24
25 - 29
30 - 34
35 - 39
40 - 44
45 - 49
50 - 54
55 - 59
60 - 64
65 - 69
70 - 74
75 & above
19 and below
20 - 29
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 59
60 - 69
70 & above
19 and below
20 - 29
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 59
60 - 69
70 & above
Express Half Marathon 10 Km Half Marathon Marathon 50 Km
First Place Male & Female Finishers - Custom Award. All finishers - Custom Medal
1st, 2nd & 3rd Age Group Finishers - Award Medal
Greenlayer Hi-Tech Event Shirt
Time Limits Top of Page
Express Half Marathon 3 hours
10 Km 2 hours
Half Marathon 3.5 hours
Marathon 7 hours
50 Km 8 hours
Cut-off at Devil's Corral
Marathon 20 miles - 2:30 p.m. (5 hr 30 min)
50 Km 25 miles - 2:30 p.m. (6 hr 30 min)
Register
Entrants
Entry Fees
Register Top of Page
Register for the Express Half Marathon Express Half Online RegistrationExpress Half Register by Mail
Register for the 10 Km 10 Km Online Registration10 Km Register by Mail
Register for the Half Marathon Half Online RegistrationHalf Register by Mail
Register for the Marathon Marathon Online RegistrationMarathon Register by Mail
Register for the 50 Km Marathon Online RegistrationMarathon Register by Mail
Entrants (10/9) Top of Page
Entry Fees Top of Page
Express Half Marathon, Marathon and 50 Km: You can opt out of the shuttle at registration if you have someone to bring you to the start.
Event Before
Aug 1st
Before
Sep 27th
Sep 27th to
5 p.m. Oct 9th
Race Day
Registration
(if not sold out)
Express Half Marathon
(+ bus shuttle)
$45 (+ $15) $50 (+ $15) $55 (+ $15) $65 (+ $15)
10 Km $35 $40 $45 $55
Half Marathon $45 $50 $55 $65
Marathon (+ bus shuttle) $70 (+ $15) $80 (+ $15) $90 (+ $15) $105 (+ $15)
50 Km (+ bus shuttle) $80 (+ $15) $90 (+ $15) $100 (+ $15) $115 (+ $15)
Schedule Bib & Shirt Pick-up
Sweat Check Shuttle Service
Start/Finish Driving Directions
Schedule Top of Page
Saturday, October 11, 2014
  • Express Half Marathon
  • 6:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Race Day Registration & Bib Pick Up at the Railroad Depot
  • 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Buses load at the Railroad Depot
  • 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. All buses leave
  • 8:00 a.m. - 8:40 a.m. Drive to start line
  • 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Express Half Marathon starts
Saturday, October 11, 2014
  • 10 Km, Half Marathon, Marathon & 50 Km
  • 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Race Day Registration and Bib Pick Up at the Railroad Depot
Sunday, October 12, 2014
  • 50 Km (Start: 8:00 a.m.)
  • 6:30 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. Race Day Registration and Bib Pick Up at the Railroad Depot
  • 6:45 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. Buses load at the Railroad Depot
  • 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. All buses leave
  • 7:00 a.m. - 7:40 a.m. Drive to start line
  • 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. 50 Km starts
  • Marathon (Start: 9:00 a.m.)
  • 6:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Race Day Registration and Bib Pick Up at the Railroad Depot
  • 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Buses load at the Railroad Depot
  • 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. All buses leave
  • 8:00 a.m. - 8:40 a.m. Drive to start line
  • 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Marathon starts
  • 10 Km & Half Marathon (Start: 9:00 a.m.)
  • 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Race Day Registration and Bib Pick Up at the Railroad Depot
  • 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 10 Km & Half Marathon start
All events finish at Hobo Camp. On both Saturday and Sunday, there is a shuttle between Hobo Camp and the Railroad Depot as runners finish their events.
Bib & Shirt Pick-up Top of Page
Bib & Shirt Pick-up will be at the Susanville Railroad Depot & Visitor Center
Saturday Oct 11th, 2014 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. (Express Half Marathon Only)
1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (10 Km, Half Marathon, Marathon & 50 Km)
Sunday Oct 12th, 2014 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. (50 Km)
6:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. (Marathon)
8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. (10 Km & Half Marathon)
Sweat Check (Start of the Express Half Marathon, Marathon & 50 Km) Top of Page

As the temperature at the start is expected to be low, participants in the Express Half Marathon, Marathon and 50 Km can check in their warm clothing (one jacket & pants ONLY) at the start.

Using a felt tipped pen, write your race number and last name on the bag provided at the bib & shirt pick-up. Please use only the bags provided. No personal bags or extra gear.

Your bags will be transported after the start to the finish line at Hobo Camp.

Please do not discard clothing along the course.

Shuttle Service Top of Page
To the Start of the Express Half Marathon, Marathon & 50 Km

Due to the remoteness of the starting areas of the Express Half Marathon, Marathon and 50 Km, we have arranged for shuttle buses to transport runners to the start.

The bus shuttle is $15 per ticket, you can purchase tickets when you register for the events. You can choose to opt out of the shuttle if you have someone to drop you off at the start. There is no parking at both start areas.

Please park in Susanville.

As you board the bus, please check your shoes and remove any goat head stickers.

The buses will depart the Susanville Railroad Depot and Visitor Center on race day morning at the following times:

Express Half Marathon (Saturday) 8:00 a.m.
Marathon (Sunday) 8:00 a.m.
50 Km (Sunday) 7:00 a.m.
There will be sweat check at the start. Runners' warm clothing (one jacket & pants, ONLY) will be transported to the finish area at Hobo Camp. No personal bags or extra gear.
Shuttle from Finish (Hobo Camp)

There will be a free regular shuttle service* for runners from the finish area at Hobo Camp to the Susanville Railroad Depot and Visitor Center as runners finish.

Start/Finish Driving Directions (click on image for a bigger map.) Top of Page
Weather Parking
Lodging Restaurants
Directions Rails to Trails Festival
Weather Top of Page
Susanville
Parking (click on image for a bigger map.) Top of Page
Lodging Top of Page
High Country Inn
3015 E Riverside Dr.
Susanville, CA 96130-4569
(530) 257-3450
www.high-country-inn.com
Super 8
2975 Johnstonville Rd.
Susanville, CA 96130-4736
(530) 257-2782
www.super8.com
Best Western Trailside Inn
2785 Main St.
Susanville, CA
(800) 359-5672
www.bestwesterncalifornia.com
River Inn
(530) 257-6051
For more lodging options, please contact:
Lassen County Chamber of Commerce
75 N. Weatherlow
Susanville, CA 96130
Phone: 530-257-4323
www.lassencountychamber.org
Restaurants Top of Page
Restaurants
Directions Top of Page
Directions
Rails To Trails Festival Top of Page
Rails to Trails Festival
Results Course Records
Photographs Reports
Results Top of Page
Overall
  • Express Half Marathon: '09, '10, '11, '12, '13, '14
  • 10 Km: '10, '11, '12, '13, '14
  • Half Marathon: '09, '10, '11, '12, '13, '14
  • Marathon: '09, '10, '11, '12, '13, '14
  • 50 Km: '12, '13, '14
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    Age Group
  • Express Half Marathon: '09, '10, '11, '12, '13, '14
  • 10 Km: '10, '11, '12, '13, '14
  • Half Marathon: '09, '10, '11, '12, '13, '14
  • Marathon: '09, '10, '11, '12, '13, '14
  • 50 Km: '12, '13, '14
  • Course Records Top of Page
    Express Half Marathon Jeffrey Moreland, 35, Reno, NV ('12) 1:14:03
      Kristin Buckley, 27 ('07) 1:27:30
    10 Km Zev Gabai, 23, Eugene OR ('10) 40:58
      Heather Wick, 35, Sparks, NV ('12) 43:58
    Half Marathon Jeff Huxhold, 33, Reno, NV ('12) 1:17:39
      Catherine Dubay, 43 ('07) 1:29:54
    Marathon Trevor Palmer, 30, Medford, OR ('12) 2:31:26
      Heather Fuhr, 39 ('07) 2:46:35
    50 Km Robert Landauer, 29, Mountain View, CA ('13) 3:29:29
      Sera Mathewes, 35, Gold Hill, OR ('13) 3:46:36
    Photographs Top of Page
    2014 Bizz Johnson Express Half Marathon
    2014 Bizz Johnson 10km, Half Marathon, Marathon, 50km







    2013 Bizz Johnson Express Half Marathon
    2013 Bizz Johnson Express Half Marathon - Mile 4 Aid Station (by Larry B.)
    2013 Bizz Johnson 10KM, Half Marathon, Marathon, 50KM
    2013 Bizz Johnson 50KM - 50KM Turnaround
    2012 Bizz Johnson (Saturday)
    2012 Bizz Johnson (Sunday)
    2012 Bizz Johnson Express Half Marathon - 1st Aid Station by Larry B.
    2012 Bizz Johnson 50Km - 1st Aid Station by Larry B.
    2011 Bizz Johnson 10Km, Half Marathon & Marathon
    2011 Bizz Johnson 10Km & Half Marathon Depot Start
    2011 Bizz Johnson Marathon - Mile 2 (by Larry B.)
    2011 Bizz Johnson Express Half Marathon
    2011 Bizz Johnson Express Half Marathon - Mile 4 (by Larry B.)
     
    2010 Bizz Johnson Express Half Marathon & Pasta Dinner
    2010 Bizz Johnson 10km, Half Marathon & Marathon
    Charlie Anderson's Photos
    Michael McCullough's Photos

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    Reports Top of Page
  • David Schoenberg
  • Greg Fischer
  • Karen Maas
  • Peter Murphy
  • Julianne Whitelaw
  • Gina Harris
  • Mitch Lewis
  • Scott Sandow
  • Ken Neely
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