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Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Events: 50 Km
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Location
Start: Stinson Beach. Highway 1 Stinson Beach CA 94970
Finish: Rodeo Beach, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA
Driving Directions
Start: Directions
Finish: Directions
Course
Point-to-point trail run from the cozy getaway of Stinson Beach to the popular Rodeo Beach. Enjoy spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, Marin Headlands, and the Golden Gate Bridge along the way.
(Distances are accurately measured using a Rolatape® surveyor's measuring wheel.)
Shuttle Bus Service to Start
The shuttle service (included in entry) to Stinson Beach (the start) will depart Rodeo Beach (the finish) at 6:30 a.m. Parking will be available near the finish. You can opt-out of the shuttle service if you have a ride.
Weather
Lodging
Bib Number Pick-Up
7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. at Stinson Beach.
Time Limit
There is a 9-hour time limit for the run.
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
Hi-tech shirts will be given to all pre-registered runners. Awards are given to the 1st female and male finishers overall and top three finishers in each age group. All finishers will receive a custom coaster and medal.
Online RegistrationMail Registration
(Pre-registration through 5 p.m. Thursday, September 18th, if not sold out.)
Entry Fees
(Add $10 after 9/6/14.)
Pre-registration only.
Hi-tech shirt included!
  • 50 Km - $80 (includes Shuttle to Start)
  • 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 Coastal 50 Km Trail Run will be held on 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 20th starting at Stinson Beach, Highway 1 Stinson Beach CA 94970. Runners should either be dropped off at Stinson Beach (start) or take the shuttle service from Rodeo Beach (finish).
    Click on the blue icon for driving directions to Stinson Beach:

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    Shuttle Service
    For those who have signed up for the shuttle service, the buses leave Rodeo Beach (Annex Lot) at 6:30 a.m. The ride is approximately 45min to the start at Stinson Beach. We'll have plastic bags at runner check-in for your warm clothing (one jacket & pants, ONLY). Please write your name and bib number on your plastic bag and we'll transport it to the finish area. No personal bags or extra gear.

    From US 101, take the Alexander Ave Exit from the South or the "Sausalito Exit" from the North and head North on Sausalito Lateral Rd. for .2 miles. Turn LEFT on Bunker Rd. (through Tunnel) and continue for 3.4 miles to the Annex Lot near the Marine Mammal Center. 
    Click on the blue icon for driving directions to Rodeo Beach:

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    Weather: Rodeo Beach/Sausalito
    Course
    The course will be marked with pink flagging approximately every 400 yards. The final section of the course is marked with orange flagging from the Golden Gate aid station to the finish at Rodeo Beach.
    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, and/or pink flagging indicating the correct route.
    If you don't see your respective flagging for 4-5 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.
    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.
    50 Km Distance (mile) Next Aid (mile)
     1. Cardiac*
    5.8
    5.1
     2. Muir Beach
    10.9
    5.2
     3. Tennessee Valley
    16.1
    4.6
     4. Rodeo Valley
    20.7
    4.6
     5. Golden Gate
    25.4
    4.2
     6. Rodeo Valley
    29.5
    1.7
     7. Rodeo Beach (Finish)
    31.2

    *minor aid station (salty snacks, assorted candy, water, Clif Shot Electrolyte drink)
    Post-Run Activities
    There will be post-run snacks at the finish line.
    Award are given to the 1st female and male finishers overall and top three finishers in each age group. All finishers will receive a custom coaster.
    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
    Please arrive by 7:45 a.m. on Saturday to receive your bib number at Stinson Beach.
     
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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
    50 Km 5,810' 56% 38% 6%
    Course Map (click on image for a bigger map.) Top of Page
    Elevation Profiles Top of Page
    50 Km
    Elevation Gain: 5,810'
    (Per Avocet Altimeter)
    Course Description Top of Page
    Direction Course Color Distance (mile) Aid Station (mile)
    Segment Cummulative Location Next
                 
      Start: Stinson Beach  
    5.8
    Go East Arenal Avenue Pink
    0.2
    0.2
    Go STRAIGHT Dipsea Pink
    1.2
    1.3
    Turn LEFT Steep Ravine Pink
    1.7
    3.0
    Go STRAIGHT Pantoll Parking Lot Pink
    0.1
    3.1
    Turn RIGHT Bootjack Pink
    0.4
    3.5
    Turn RIGHT Alpine Pink
    0.3
    3.9
    Turn RIGHT TCC Pink
    1.9
    5.7
    Turn RIGHT Dipsea Pink
    0.1
    5.8
    Cardiac
    5.1
    Turn LEFT Coastal Pink
    0.1
    5.9
    Go STRAIGHT Coast View Pink
    2.4
    8.3
    Turn LEFT Heather Cutoff Pink
    1.4
    9.6
    Turn RIGHT Redwood Creek Pink
    0.7
    10.3
    Turn LEFT Shoreline Hwy Pink
    0.3
    10.6
    Turn RIGHT Pacific Way Pink
    0.3
    10.9
    Muir Beach
    5.2
    Go STRAIGHT Bridge Pink
    0.1
    11.0
    Stay RIGHT Coastal Pink
    0.6
    11.6
    Turn RIGHT Pirates Cove/Coastal Trail Pink
    1.4
    13.0
    Turn LEFT Coastal Fire Road Pink
    0.8
    13.8
    Turn RIGHT Coyote Ridge Pink
    0.7
    14.5
    Turn RIGHT Miwok Trail (via cut-off) Pink
    1.6
    16.1
    Tennessee Valley
    4.6
    Turn LEFT Marincello Road Pink
    1.5
    17.6
    Go STRAIGHT Bobcat Pink
    2.7
    20.3
    Turn LEFT Rodeo Valley Pink
    0.4
    20.7
    Turn RIGHT Spur to Parking Lot Pink
    0.1
    20.7
    Rodeo Valley
    4.6
    Turnaround Spur from Parking Lot Pink
    0.1
    20.8
    Turn RIGHT Rodeo Valley Pink
    1.9
    22.7
    Turn RIGHT SCA Pink
    1.0
    23.7
    Turn LEFT Coastal Pink
    1.1
    24.8
    Turn RIGHT Golden Gate Road Pink
    0.6
    25.4
    Golden Gate
    4.2
    Turnaround Golden Gate Road Orange
    0.6
    25.9
    Turn LEFT Coastal Orange
    1.1
    27.0
    Turn LEFT Coastal Orange
    2.2
    29.2
    Go STRAIGHT Connector/Dirt Parking Lot Orange
    0.3
    29.5
    Rodeo Valley
    1.7
    Turn LEFT Rodeo Valley Orange
    0.9
    30.4
    Go STRAIGHT Bunker Road Orange
    0.3
    30.7
    Go STRAIGHT Mitchell Road Orange
    0.5
    31.2
     
    Miles
     
    31.2
     
    Km
     
    50.2
    Results '11, '12, '13, '14
    Course Records
    50 Km Jorge Maravilla, 36, Mill Valley, CA ('14) 3:43:01
      Natie Tillotson, 36, Stinson Beach, CA ('11) 4:55:32
     
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