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Date: Sunday, February 8, 2015
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Events: 50 Km
30 Km
Marathon (8:15 a.m.)
Half Marathon (8:15 a.m.)
5 mi (8:30 a.m.)
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Location
Rodeo Beach, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA
Driving Directions
Course
Enjoy vistas of the Pacific Coast and of the spectacular Marin Headlands with views of Tiburon, San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge.
(Distances are accurately measured using a Rolatape® surveyor's measuring wheel.)
Weather
Lodging
Bib Number & Shirt Pick-Up
7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. at Rodeo Beach.
Time Limit
There is a 9-hour time limit for all distances.
Aid Stations
Fully-stocked aid stations every 4 - 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. Friday, February 6th.)
Entry Fees
(Add $10 after 1/25/15. 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 Golden Gate Trail Run will be held at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 8th at Rodeo Beach, Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

    The events start as follows:
    • 50 Km - 8:00 a.m.
    • 30 Km - 8:00 a.m.
    • Marathon – 8:15 a.m.
    • Half Marathon - 8:15 a.m.
    • 5 mile - 8:30 a.m.
    Parking is prohibited at Rodeo Beach. We encourage you to carpool with other runners. Vehicles with 2 or more participants will park at the Annex lot (near Marine Mammal Center) until it's full. All others will be directed to park 1.5 mile from the start along Bunker Road. We will have a shuttle running between Bunker Road and Rodeo Beach before & during the event.

    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 3.1 miles. 
    Click on the blue icon for driving directions:

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    Weather: Rodeo Beach/Sausalito
    Bag Check
    There will be an area for non-valuables at the Start/Finish.
    Course
    The course will be marked with ribbon approximately every 200 yards and color coded as follows:
    • 5 mile – yellow
    • Half Marathon – pink loop
    • 30 Km – pink + Orange + pink
    • Marathon – Pink loop (twice!)
    • 50 Km – 30 Km + pink
    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 orange, 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 4 - 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. Rodeo Beach (Finish)
    4.9
     
    Half Marathon
    1. Tennessee Valley
    4.1
    4.5
    2. Conzelman Road
    8.6
    4.5
    3. Rodeo Beach (Finish)
    13.1
     
    30 Km
    1. Tennessee Valley
    4.1
    5.6
    2. Tennessee Valley
    9.7
    4.5
    3. Conzelman Road
    14.2
    4.5
    4. Rodeo Beach (Finish)
    18.7
     
    Marathon
    1. Tennessee Valley
    4.1
    4.5
    2. Conzelman Road
    8.6
    4.5
    3. Rodeo Beach (Start/Finish)
    13.1
    4.1
    4. Tennessee Valley
    17.2
    4.5
    5. Conzelman Road
    21.7
    4.5
    6. Rodeo Beach (Finish)
    26.2
     
    50 Km
    1. Tennessee Valley
    4.1
    5.6
    2. Tennessee Valley
    9.7
    4.5
    3. Conzelman
    14.2
    4.5
    4. Rodeo Beach (Start/Finish)
    18.7
    4.1
    5. Tennessee Valley
    22.8
    4.5
    6. Conzelman
    27.2
    4.5
    7. Rodeo Beach (Finish)
    31.7
    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.
    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 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 1,010' 60% 33% 7%
    Half Marathon 2,420' 45% 40% 15%
    30 Km 3,900' 39% 47% 14%
    Marathon 4,840' 45% 40% 15%
    50 Km 6,320' 42% 44% 14%
    Course Map (click on image for a bigger map.) Top of Page
    Elevation Profiles Top of Page
    5 mi
    Elevation Gain: 1,010'
    (Per Avocet Altimeter)
    Half Marathon
    Elevation Gain: 2,420'
    (Per Avocet Altimeter)
    30 Km
    Elevation Gain: 3,900'
    (Per Avocet Altimeter)
    Marathon
    Elevation Gain: 4,840'
    (Per Avocet Altimeter)
    50 Km
    Elevation Gain: 6,320'
    (Per Avocet Altimeter)
    Course Description Top of Page
    Direction Course Color Distance (mile) Aid Station (mile)
    Segment Cummulative Location Next
                 
    5 Mile
      Start: Fort Cronkite (drain)          
    Go NORTH Mitchell Road Yellow
    0.1
    0.1
    4.9
    Turn LEFT Coastal Trail Yellow
    0.2
    0.3
    Turn LEFT Road Yellow
    0.3
    0.6
    Turn LEFT Battery Townsley Trail Yellow
    0.2
    0.8
    Turn LEFT Coastal Trail Yellow
    0.3
    1.1
    Zigzag Right & Left Coastal Trail Yellow
    0.7
    1.8
    Zigzag Left & Right Wolf Ridge Trail Yellow
    0.7
    2.5
    Turn RIGHT Miwok Trail Yellow
    1.1
    3.6
    Go STRAIGHT Rodeo Valley Trail Yellow
    0.5
    4.1
    Go STRAIGHT Bunker Road Yellow
    0.3
    4.4
    Go STRAIGHT Mitchell Road Yellow
    0.5
    4.9
         
        Miles
    4.9
         
    Half Marathon
      Start: Fort Cronkite (drain)  
    Go NORTH Mitchell Road Pink
    0.1
    0.1
    4.1
    Turn LEFT Coastal Trail Pink
    0.2
    0.3
    Turn LEFT Road Pink
    0.3
    0.6
    Turn LEFT Battery Townsley Trail Pink
    0.2
    0.8
    Turn LEFT Coastal Trail Pink
    0.3
    1.1
    Zigzag Right & Left Coastal Trail Pink
    0.7
    1.8
    Zigzag Left & Right Wolf Ridge Trail Pink
    0.7
    2.5
    Turn LEFT Miwok Trail Pink
    0.3
    2.8
    Turn LEFT Old Springs Trail Pink
    1.3
    4.1
    Tennessee Valley
    4.5
    Turn LEFT Marincello Dirt Road Pink
    1.5
    5.6
    Go STRAIGHT Bobcat Trail Pink
    0.7
    6.3
    Zigzag Left & Right Alta Trail Pink
    0.7
    7.0
    Zigzag Right & Left Wolfback Road Pink
    0.0
    7.1
    Go STRAIGHT SCA Trail Pink
    1.0
    8.1
    Go STRAIGHT Coastal Trail Pink
    0.5
    8.6
    Conzelman Road
    4.5
    Go STRAIGHT Coastal Trail Pink
    2.0
    10.6
    Turn RIGHT Conzelman Road Pink
    1.1
    11.7
    Turn RIGHT Field Road Connector Pink
    0.0
    11.7
    Turn RIGHT Field Road Pink
    0.5
    12.2
    Zigzag Left & Right Lagoon Trail Pink
    0.1
    12.3
    Go STRAIGHT Bunker Road Pink
    0.3
    12.6
    Go STRAIGHT Mitchell Road Pink
    0.5
    13.1
         
        Miles
    13.1
                 
    30 Km
      Start: Fort Cronkite (drain)  
    Go NORTH Mitchell Road Pink
    0.1
    0.1
    4.1
    Turn LEFT Coastal Trail Pink
    0.2
    0.3
    Turn LEFT Road Pink
    0.3
    0.6
    Turn LEFT Battery Townsley Trail Pink
    0.2
    0.8
    Turn LEFT Coastal Trail Pink
    0.3
    1.1
    Zigzag Right & Left Coastal Trail Pink
    0.7
    1.8
    Zigzag Left & Right Wolf Ridge Trail Pink
    0.7
    2.5
    Turn LEFT Miwok Trail Pink
    0.3
    2.8
    Turn LEFT Old Springs Trail Pink
    1.3
    4.1
    Tennessee Valley
    5.6
    Turn LEFT Tennessee Valley Trail Orange
    0.3
    4.4
    Turn RIGHT Fox Trail Orange
    1.1
    5.5
    Go STRAIGHT Coastal Dirt Road Orange
    0.9
    6.4
    Turn LEFT Coastal Trail (Pirates Cove) Orange
    1.4
    7.8
    Go STRAIGHT Coastal Dirt Road Orange
    0.7
    8.5
    Go STRAIGHT Tennessee Valley Trail Orange
    1.2
    9.7
    Tennessee Valley
    4.5
    Turn LEFT Marincello Dirt Road Pink
    1.5
    11.2
    Go STRAIGHT Bobcat Trail Pink
    0.7
    11.9
    Zigzag Left & Right Alta Trail Pink
    0.7
    12.6
    Zigzag Right & Left Wolfback Road Pink
    0.0
    12.6
    Go STRAIGHT SCA Trail Pink
    1.0
    13.7
    Go STRAIGHT Coastal Trail Pink
    0.5
    14.2
    Conzelman Road
    4.5
    Go STRAIGHT Coastal Trail Pink
    2.0
    16.2
    Turn RIGHT Conzelman Road Pink
    1.1
    17.3
    Turn RIGHT Field Road Connector Pink
    0.0
    17.3
    Turn RIGHT Field Road Pink
    0.5
    17.7
    Zigzag Left & Right Lagoon Trail Pink
    0.1
    17.9
    Go STRAIGHT Bunker Road Pink
    0.3
    18.2
    Go STRAIGHT Mitchell Road Pink
    0.5
    18.7
         
        Miles
    18.7
                 
    Marathon = Half Marathon twice
                 
    50 Km = 30 Km + Half Marathon
                 
    Results '10, '11, '12, '13, '14
    Course Records
    5 miles Dylan Isaacson, 23, Berkeley, CA ('13) 32:15
      Lisa Penzel, 47, Oakland, CA ('13) 38:27
    Half Marathon Ben Chaffee, 32, Berkeley, CA ('13) 1:27:58
      Megan Deakins, 23, Mountain View, CA ('14) 1:35:10
    30 Km Sam Robinson, 28, Oakland, CA ('14) 2:16:59
      Alex Varner, 28, San Rafael, CA ('14) 2:16:59
      Michelle Meyer, 25, San Francisco, CA ('13) 2:21:56
    Marathon Chuck Engle, 41, Coos Bay, CA ('13) 3:13:24
      Penny Macphail, 45, San Anselmo, CA ('13) 3:51:25
    50 Km Dave Mackey, 42, Novato, CA ('12) 3:54:06
      Caitlin Smith, 30, Oakland, CA ('12) 4:19:24
    2013 Golden Gate Trail Run
         Lia's Report
         David's Report
          Luke D's Report
         Coyote Rob's Report
    2012 Golden Gate Trail Run (Winter)
    Reports

    Allen Lucas

    Chas Melichar

    Leslie

    2011 Golden Gate Trail Run (Tan's)
    2011 Golden Gate Trail Run (Rodeo Beach)
    (Pictures of some 5 mile finishers)
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    If you have photos or reports you would like to share, please send us the links via Contact Us.
     
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