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Horseshoe Lake Trail Run Date: Saturday, October 13, 2012
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Events: 50 Km
Marathon
Half Marathon
5 mi
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  • Race Day
  • Course Information
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Location
Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve, Palo Alto, CA. The preserve's entrance is located one mile south of the intersection of Skyline Boulevard (Highway 35) and Page Mill Road.
Driving Directions
Course
The course is within the Skyline Ridge, Long Ridge, and Russian Ridge Open Space Preserves. The majority of the course is along the Bay Area Ridge Trail with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and Santa Cruz Mountains.
(Distances are accurately measured using a Rolatape® surveyor's measuring wheel.)
Weather
Lodging
Bib Number & Shirt Pick-Up
Sat, Oct 13 --- 7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. at Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve

Fri, Oct 12 --- 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
ZombieRunner is hosting the pre-race Packet Pick-up at their Palo Alto store.
429 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Check in and receive a 10% store discount!
Time Limit
There is a 9-hour time limit for all distances.
Aid Stations
Fully-stocked aid stations every 4 - 5 miles. You can expect fresh fruit, salty snacks, assorted candy, water, and 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 full-marathon finishers will receive a medal and 50 Km finishers a custom coaster.
Online RegistrationMail Registration
(Pre-registration through 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct 11th.)
Entry Fees
(Add $10 after 9/29/12. Add $15 at check-in.)
Hi-tech shirt included!
  • 5 mi - $30
  • Half Marathon - $40
  • Marathon - $50
  • 50 Km - $60
  • 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 Horseshoe Lake Trail Run will be held at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 13th at Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve. The preserve's entrance is located one mile south of the intersection of Skyline Boulevard (Highway 35) and Page Mill Road. Parking is limited and we encourage you to carpool with other runners.
    Click on the blue icon for driving directions:

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    Weather: Palo Alto
    Bib Number & Shirt Pick-Up
    Sat, Oct 13 --- 7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. at Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve

    Fri, Oct 12 --- 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    ZombieRunner is hosting the pre-race Packet Pick-up at their Palo Alto store.
    429 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306
    Check in and receive a 10% store discount!
    Course
    The course will be marked with ribbon approximately every 200 yards and color coded as follows:
    • 5 mi – orange
    • Half Marathon – pink
    • Marathon – Half Marathon twice!
    • 50 Km – Marathon + Orange (5 mi)
    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 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 - 6.5 miles. You can expect fresh fruit, salty snacks, assorted candy, water, and eectrolyte 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. Skyline Ridge (Finish)
    5.1
     
         
    Half Marathon    
    1. Ward Road
    6.6
    6.5
    2. Skyline Ridge (Finish)
    13.1
     
         
    Marathon    
    1. Ward Road
    6.6
    6.5
    2. Skyline Ridge (Start/Finish)
    13.1
    6.5
    3. Ward Road
    19.6
    6.5
    5. Skyline Ridge (Start)
    26.2
         
    50 Km    
    1. Ward Road
    6.6
    6.5
    2. Skyline Ridge (Start/Finish)
    13.1
    6.5
    3. Ward Road
    19.7
    6.5
    5. Skyline Ridge (Start/Finish)
    26.2
    4.7
    6. Skyline Ridge (Finish)
    30.9
     
    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 full-marathon finishers will receive a medal and 50 Km finishers 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 960' 66% 34% 0%
    Half Marathon 1,800' 57% 43% 0%
    Marathon 3,600' 57% 43% 0%
    50 Km 4,560' 59% 41% 0%
    Course Map (click on image for a bigger map.) Top of Page
    Elevation Profiles Top of Page
    5 mi
    Elevation Gain: 960'
    (Per Avocet Altimeter)
    Half Marathon
    Elevation Gain: 1,800'
    (Per Avocet Altimeter)
    Marathon
    Elevation Gain: 3,600'
    (Per Avocet Altimeter)
    50 Km
    Elevation Gain: 4,560''
    (Per Avocet Altimeter)
    Course Description Top of Page
    Direction Course Color Distance (mile) Aid Station (mile)
    Segment Cummulative Location Next
                 
    5 Mile
      Start: Skyline Ridge (North Parking Lot)
    5.1
    Go STRAIGHT (South) Parking Area Road Orange
    0.2
    0.2
    Turn RIGHT Connector Orange
    0.1
    0.4
    Turn LEFT Bay Area Ridge Trail Orange
    1.4
    1.8
    Go STRAIGHT Alpine Pond Trail Orange
    0.2
    2.0
    Veer RIGHT Bay Area Ridge Trail Orange
    0.8
    2.7
    TURNAROUND Bay Area Ridge Trail Orange
    0.8
    3.5
    Go STRAIGHT Alpine Pond Trail Orange
    0.2
    3.7
    Go STRAIGHT Bay Area Ridge Trail Orange
    1.4
    5.1
         
        Miles
    5.1
         
    Half Marathon
      Start: Skyline Ridge (North Parking Lot)
    6.6
    Go STRAIGHT (South) Parking Area Road Pink
    0.2
    0.2
    Turn LEFT Horseshoe Lake Trail Pink
    0.8
    1.0
    Zigzag Left, then Right Single Track Loop Trail Pink
    0.6
    1.6
    Turn RIGHT Bay Area Ridge Trail Pink
    2.4
    4.0
    Turn RIGHT Long Ridge Trail Pink
    0.7
    4.7
    Stay LEFT Long Ridge Road Pink
    1.2
    5.9
    Stay LEFT Ward Road Pink
    0.7
    6.6
    Ward Road
    6.5
    TURNAROUND Ward Road Pink
    0.7
    7.3
    Stay RIGHT Long Ridge Road Pink
    1.2
    8.5
    Turn RIGHT Long Ridge Trail Pink
    0.7
    9.2
    Turn LEFT Bay Area Ridge Trail Pink
    2.4
    11.7
    Turn LEFT Single Track Loop Trail Pink
    0.6
    12.2
    Zigzag Left, then Right Horseshoe Lake Trail Pink
    0.8
    13.0
    Turn RIGHT Connector Pink
    0.1
    13.1
         
        Miles
    13.1
    13.1
         
    Marathon (Complete Half Marathon course twice.)
        Miles
    26.2
         
    50 Km (Complete Marathon course, then 5 mile course.)
        Miles
    30.9
                 
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    Results '12
    Course Records
    5 miles Justin Morgan, 37, Portola Valley, CA ('12) 40:38
      Megan Kiczek, 28, Redwood City, CA ('12) 42:12
    Half Marathon Rinaldo Cis, 42, Mountain View, CA ('12) 1:37:19
      Amy Ahearn, 27, Stanford, CA ('12) 1:51:11
    Marathon Michael Ward, 58, San Francisco, CA ('12) 4:15:04
      Jessica Williamsen, Palo Alto, CA ('12) 4:29:03
    50 Km Christopher Wehan, 30, Santa Cruz, CA ('12) 4:22:12
      Keather Kehoe, 40, Elk Grove, CA ('12) 5:53:03
    2012 Horseshoe Lake (Fall) Trail Run
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