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Date: Saturday, Jun 20, 2015
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Events: 50 Km
Marathon
30 Km
Half Marathon
5 mi
This event or the date is tentative. We will activate registration once we receive confirmation from the park.
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Location
Redwood Regional Park, 7867 Redwood Rd., Oakland, CA 94619
Parking fee is $5 per vehicle.
Driving Directions
Course
The course travels through beautiful Redwood Regional Park. Enjoy spectacular views along the East Ridge and West Ridge trails and wind through tall redwoods on the popular Stream and Bridle trails.
(Distances are accurately measured using a Rolatape® surveyor's measuring wheel.)
Weather
Lodging
Bib Number & Shirt Pick-Up
7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. at Redwood Regional Park. Park entrance is $5/vehicle.
Time Limit
There is a 9-hour time limit for all distances.
Aid Stations
Fully-stocked aid stations every 5 - 6 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. Award medals are given to the 1st female and male finishers overall and top three finishers in each age group. All finishers will receive a custom medal and 50 Km finishers will also receive a custom coaster.
Online RegistrationMail Registration
(Pre-registration through 5 p.m. Thursday, Jun 18th.)
Entry Fees
(Add $10 after 6/6/15. Add $15 at check-in.)
Hi-tech shirt included!
  • 5 mi - $40
  • Half Marathon - $45
  • 30 Km - $50
  • Marathon - $60
  • 50 Km - $65
  • You might qualify for a Coastal discount, click to learn more.
    If you would like to make amendments* to your registration, please Contact Us as soon as possible.
    *Cancellation Policy
    Directions
    The Canyon Meadow Trail Run will be held at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, Jun 20th at Redwood Regional Park, 7867 Redwood Road, Oakland, CA. Parking is limited; we encourage you to carpool with other runners. Parking fee is $5 per vehicle.
    Click on the blue icon for driving directions:

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    Weather: Oakland
    Course
    The course will be marked with ribbon approximately every 200 yards and color coded as follows:
    • 5 mile – Yellow Loop
    • Half Marathon – Pink Loop
    • 30 Km – Pink Loop + Yellow Loop
    • Marathon – Pink Loop twice!
    • 50 Km – Marathon + 5 mile
    The most important course marking is the polka-dot ribbon. It indicates a turn at an intersection. There will be at least two polka-dot ribbons before a turn in the course. The polka-dot ribbon will be placed before and on the same side as the required turn. As you approach an intersection, look for any polka-dot ribbon 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 yellow and/or pink ribbon indicating the correct route. We also hang blue ribbons at critical junctions indicating the wrong way. Blue is bad!
    If you don't see your respective ribbon 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 - 6 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. Owl Picnic Area (Finish)
    4.8
     
    Half Marathon
    1. Moon Gate
    4.7
    6.2
    2. Fish Ladder
    10.9
    2.3
    3. Owl Picnic Area (Finish)
    13.1
     
    30 Km
    1. Moon Gate
    4.7
    6.2
    2. Fish Ladder
    10.9
    2.3
    3. Owl Picnic Area (S/F)
    13.1
    4.8
    4. Owl Picnic Area (Finish)
    17.9
     
    Marathon
    1. Moon Gate
    4.7
    6.2
    2. Fish Ladder
    10.9
    2.3
    3. Owl Picnic Area (S/F)
    13.1
    4.8
    4. Moon Gate
    17.8
    6.2
    5. Fish Ladder
    24.0
    2.3
    6. Owl Picnic Area (Finish)
    26.2
     
    50 Km    
    1. Moon Gate
    4.7
    6.2
    2. Fish Ladder
    10.9
    2.3
    3. Owl Picnic Area (S/F)
    13.1
    4.7
    4. Moon Gate
    17.8
    6.2
    5. Fish Ladder
    24.0
    2.3
     6. Owl Picnic Area (S/F)
    26.2
    4.8
    7. Owl Picnic Area (Finish)
    31.0
    Post-Run Activities
    There will be post-run snacks at the finish line.
    Award medals are given to the 1st female and male finishers overall and top three finishers in each age group. All finishers will receive a custom medal and 50 Km finishers will also receive a custom coaster.
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    Check In
    Please arrive 30 min before your event to receive your bib number.
     
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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 Dirt Road Asphalt
    5 mi 744' 46% 48% 6%
    Half Marathon 1,534' 39% 59% 2%
    30 Km 2,278' 41% 56% 3%
    Marathon 3,068' 39% 59% 2%
    50 Km 3,812' 40% 57% 3%
    Course Map (click on image for a bigger map.) Top of Page
    Elevation Profiles Top of Page
    5 mi
    Elevation Gain: 744'
    (Per Avocet Altimeter)
    Half Marathon
    Elevation Gain: 1,534'
    (Per Avocet Altimeter)
    30 Km
    Elevation Gain: 2,278'
    (Per Avocet Altimeter)
    Marathon
    Elevation Gain: 3,068'
    (Per Avocet Altimeter)
    50 Km
    Elevation Gain: 3,812'
    (Per Avocet Altimeter)
    Course Description Top of Page
    Direction Course Color Distance (mile) Aid Station (mile)
    Segment Cummulative Location Next
                 
    5 Mile
      Start: Owl Picnic Area          
    Go EAST Canyon Trail Yellow
    0.4
    0.4
    4.8
    Turn LEFT East Ridge Trail Yellow
    1.9
    2.3
    Turn LEFT Phillips Loop Yellow
    0.3
    2.6
    Turn LEFT Eucalyptus Trail Yellow
    0.2
    2.9
    Turn LEFT Stream Trail Yellow
    1.9
    4.8
         
        Miles
    4.8
         
    Half Marathon
      Start: Owl Picnic Area  
    Go EAST Canyon Trail Pink
    0.4
    0.4
    4.7
    Turn LEFT East Ridge Trail Pink
    1.9
    2.3
    Turn LEFT Phillips Loop Pink
    1.0
    3.3
    Turn LEFT East Ridge Trail Pink
    0.2
    3.5
    Turn LEFT West Ridge Trail Pink
    1.2
    4.7
    Moon Gate
    6.2
    Veer LEFT West Ridge Trail Pink
    0.8
    5.5
    Veer RIGHT Graham Trail Pink
    1.1
    6.5
    Go STRAIGHT Dunn Trail Pink
    1.1
    7.6
    Go STRAIGHT Baccharis Trail Pink
    0.5
    8.1
    Veer RIGHT West Ridge Trail Pink
    0.6
    8.7
    Turn RIGHT Toyon Trail Pink
    0.8
    9.5
    Turn LEFT Golden Spike Trail Pink
    1.1
    10.6
    Turn RIGHT Golden Spike Trail Pink
    0.2
    10.9
    Fish Ladder
    2.3
    Go STRAIGHT Bridle Trail Pink
    1.3
    12.2
    Turn RIGHT Stream Trail Pink
    1.0
    13.1
         
        Miles
    13.1
                 
    30 Km = Half Marathon + 5 mi
                 
    Marathon = Half Marathon twice!
                 
    50 Km = Marathon + 5 mi
                 
    Results '11, '12, '13, '14
    Course Records
    5 miles Ernesto Aristeo, 33, Redwood City, CA ('12) 32:34
      B Doane, 45, Oakland, CA ('12) 38:16
    Half Marathon Christian Fitting, 37, Berkeley, CA ('14) 1:27:53
      Michelle Meyer, 23, San Francisco, CA ('11) 1:42:04
    30 Km Will Gotthardt, 48, Fremont, CA ('13) 2:17:16
      Caitlin Smith, 33, Oakland, CA ('14) 2:10:11
    Marathon Robert Landauer, 28, Mountain View, CA ('13) 3:07:23
      Penny MacPhail, San Anselmo, CA ('12) 3:54:19
    50 Km Sam Robinson, 29, Oakland, CA ('14) 3:47:12
      Alicia Woodside, 25, North Vancouver, BC('14) 4:33:10
    2014 Canyon Meadow Trail Run (Spring)
    Jennifer's Report

    Melinda's Report
     
    2013 Canyon Meadow Trail Run (Spring)
    2012 Canyon Meadow (Spring) Trail Run
    2011 Canyon Meadow Trail Run
     
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