Bizz Johnson

Race Information

Location

The Lassen National Forest, Westwood-Susanville, CA (Directions, 601 Richmond Rd., Susanville, CA 96130)

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  • Date:
     
  • Time:
  • Events:
  • Saturday & Sunday
    Oct 6-7, 2018
  • 9:00 a.m.
  • Express Half Marathon
    (Sat, Oct 6)
    10 Km, Half Marathon, Marathon
    (Sun, Oct 7)
    50 Km (8:00 a.m. Sun, Oct 7)

Races

Saturday, Oct 6, 2018
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 7, 2018
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

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

Elevation Profile

Elevation Comparison

Aid Stations

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

Age Group Awards

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

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)