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Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Events: 50 Km
Marathon
20 mi
Half Marathon
10 Km (8:10 a.m.)
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Location
San Pedro Valley Park, 600 Oddstad Boulevard, Pacifica 94044. Parking is $6 per vehicle.
Driving Directions
Course
Montara Mountain features the only undisturbed Coastal Mountain Habitat found over 100 miles of coastline. Experience groves of Huckleberry, Honeysuckle, Lilac, Chinquapin and Manzanita, with beautiful views of the Pacific Coast as you climb.
(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 San Pedro Valley Park.
Time Limit
There is a 9-hour time limit for all distances.
Aid Stations
Fully-stocked aid stations every 6 - 7 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, February 20th.)
Entry Fees
(Add $10 after 2/8/14. Add $15 at check-in.)
Hi-tech shirt included!
  • 10 Km - $40
  • Half Marathon - $45
  • 20 mi - $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 Montara Mountain Trail Run will be held at 8:00 a.m. (10 Km - 8:10 a.m.) on Saturday, February 22nd at San Pedro Valley Park, 600 Oddstad Boulevard, Pacifica 94044 . Park entrance is $6 per vehicle.
    Click on the blue icon for driving directions:

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    Weather: Pacifica
    Course
    The course will be marked with ribbon approximately every 200 yards and color coded as follows:
    • 10 Km – Pink
    • Half Marathon – Orange/Pink
    • 20 mi – Orange/Pink/Orange
    • Marathon – Orange/Pink/Orange/Pink
    • 50 Km – Orange/Pink/Orange/Pink/Yellow short-cut/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 in the park. Please don't leave pets in your vehicle.
    Aid Stations
    Fully-stocked aid stations every 6 -7 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 (Mi)
    Next Aid
    10 Km
    1. Walnut Grove (Finish)
    5.9
     
    Half Marathon
    1. Walnut Grove (S/F)
    7.4
    5.7
    2. Walnut Grove (Finish)
    13.1
     
    20 mi
    1. Walnut Grove (S/F)
    7.4
    5.7
    2. Walnut Grove (S/F)
    13.1
    7.6
    3. Walnut Grove (Finish)
    20.7
     
    Marathon
    1. Walnut Grove (S/F)
    7.4
    5.7
    2. Walnut Grove (S/F)
    13.1
    7.6
    3. Walnut Grove (S/F)
    20.7
    5.7
    4. Walnut Grove (Finish)
    26.4
     
    50 Km
    1. Walnut Grove (S/F)
    7.4
    5.7
    2. Walnut Grove (S/F)
    13.1
    7.6
    3. Walnut Grove (S/F)
    20.7
    5.7
    4. Walnut Grove (S/F)
    26.4
    4.6
    5. Walnut Grove (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
    10 Km 1,200' 89% 5% 6%
    Half Marathon 2,900' 73% 25% 2%
    20 mi 4,640' 68% 30% 2%
    Marathon 5,840' 73% 24% 3%
    50 Km 6,700' 75% 23% 2%
    Course Map (click on image for a bigger map.) Top of Page
    Elevation Profiles Top of Page
    10 Km
    Elevation Gain: 1,200'
    (Per Avocet Altimeter)
    Half Marathon
    Elevation Gain: 2,900'
    (Per Avocet Altimeter)
    Marathon
    Elevation Gain: 5,840'
    (Per Avocet Altimeter)
    50 Km
    Elevation Gain: 6,700'
    (Per Avocet Altimeter)
    Course Description Top of Page
    Direction Course Color Distance (mile) Aid Station (mile)
    Segment Cummulative Location Next
                 
    10 Km Trail Run
      Start: Old Trout Farm Picnic Area          
    Go EAST Parking Lot Pink
    0.2
    0.2
    5.9
    Go RIGHT Connector Trail Pink
    0.1
    0.3
    Turn RIGHT Valley View Trail Pink
    1.4
    1.7
    Turn LEFT Weller Ranch Trail Pink
    0.3
    2.0
    Turn RIGHT Hazelnut Trail Pink
    3.7
    5.8
    Turn RIGHT Plaskon Nature Trail Pink
    0.1
    5.8
    Turn RIGHT Connector Trail Pink
    0.1
    5.9
     
    Miles
     
    5.9
     
    Km
     
    9.5
                 
    Half Marathon
      Start: Old Trout Farm Picnic Area          
    Go WEST Old Trout Farm Trail Orange
    0.5
    0.5
    7.4
    Turn LEFT Brooks Creek Trail Orange
    0.8
    1.3
    Turn LEFT Montara Mountain Trail Orange
    1.1
    2.3
    Turn LEFT North Peak Access Road Orange
    1.2
    3.6
    Turnaround North Peak Access Road Orange
    1.2
    4.8
    Turn RIGHT Montara Mountain Trail Orange
    2.4
    7.2
    Stay RIGHT Connector Trail Orange
    0.0
    7.2
    Turn RIGHT Plaskon Nature Trail Orange
    0.1
    7.3
    Turn RIGHT Connector Trail Orange
    0.1
    7.4
    Walnut Grove
    5.7
    Go STRAIGHT Connector Trail Pink
    0.1
    7.5
    Turn RIGHT Valley View Trail Pink
    1.4
    8.9
    Turn LEFT Weller Ranch Trail Pink
    0.3
    9.2
    Turn RIGHT Hazelnut Trail Pink
    3.7
    12.9
    Turn RIGHT Plaskon Nature Trail Pink
    0.1
    13.0
    Turn RIGHT Connector Trail Pink
    0.1
    13.1
      Miles  
    13.1
                 
    20 mi
      Start: Old Trout Farm Picnic Area          
    Go WEST Old Trout Farm Trail Orange
    0.5
    0.5
    7.4
    Turn LEFT Brooks Creek Trail Orange
    0.8
    1.3
    Turn LEFT Montara Mountain Trail Orange
    1.1
    2.3
    Turn LEFT North Peak Access Road Orange
    1.2
    3.6
    Turnaround North Peak Access Road Orange
    1.2
    4.8
    Turn RIGHT Montara Mountain Trail Orange
    2.4
    7.2
    Stay RIGHT Connector Trail Orange
    0.0
    7.2
    Turn RIGHT Plaskon Nature Trail Orange
    0.1
    7.3
    Turn RIGHT Connector Trail Orange
    0.1
    7.4
    Walnut Grove
    5.7
    Go STRAIGHT Connector Trail Pink
    0.1
    7.5
    Turn RIGHT Valley View Trail Pink
    1.4
    8.9
    Turn LEFT Weller Ranch Trail Pink
    0.3
    9.2
    Turn RIGHT Hazelnut Trail Pink
    3.7
    12.9
    Turn RIGHT Plaskon Nature Trail Pink
    0.1
    13.0
    Turn RIGHT Connector Trail Pink
    0.1
    13.1
    Walnut Grove
    7.6
    Turnaround Connector Trail Orange
    0.1
    13.2
    Turn LEFT Plaskon Nature Trail Orange
    0.1
    13.3
    Turn LEFT Connector Trail Orange
    0.0
    13.3
    Turn LEFT Old Trout Farm Trail Orange
    0.5
    13.8
    Turn LEFT Brooks Creek Trail Orange
    0.8
    14.6
    Turn LEFT Montara Mountain Trail Orange
    1.1
    15.6
    Turn LEFT North Peak Access Road Orange
    1.2
    16.9
    Turnaround North Peak Access Road Orange
    1.2
    18.1
    Turn RIGHT Montara Mountain Trail Orange
    2.4
    20.5
    Stay RIGHT Connector Trail Orange
    0.0
    20.5
    Turn RIGHT Plaskon Nature Trail Orange
    0.1
    20.6
    Turn RIGHT Connector Trail Orange
    0.1
    20.7
    5.7
      Miles
    20.7
                 
    Marathon
      Start: Old Trout Farm Picnic Area          
    Go WEST Old Trout Farm Trail Orange
    0.5
    0.5
    7.4
    Turn LEFT Brooks Creek Trail Orange
    0.8
    1.3
    Turn LEFT Montara Mountain Trail Orange
    1.1
    2.3
    Turn LEFT North Peak Access Road Orange
    1.2
    3.6
    Turnaround North Peak Access Road Orange
    1.2
    4.8
    Turn RIGHT Montara Mountain Trail Orange
    2.4
    7.2
    Stay RIGHT Connector Trail Orange
    0.0
    7.2
    Turn RIGHT Plaskon Nature Trail Orange
    0.1
    7.3
    Turn RIGHT Connector Trail Orange
    0.1
    7.4
    Walnut Grove
    5.7
    Go STRAIGHT Connector Trail Pink
    0.1
    7.5
    Turn RIGHT Valley View Trail Pink
    1.4
    8.9
    Turn LEFT Weller Ranch Trail Pink
    0.3
    9.2
    Turn RIGHT Hazelnut Trail Pink
    3.7
    12.9
    Turn RIGHT Plaskon Nature Trail Pink
    0.1
    13.0
    Turn RIGHT Connector Trail Pink
    0.1
    13.1
    Walnut Grove
    7.6
    Turnaround Connector Trail Orange
    0.1
    13.2
    Turn LEFT Plaskon Nature Trail Orange
    0.1
    13.3
    Turn LEFT Connector Trail Orange
    0.0
    13.3
    Turn LEFT Old Trout Farm Trail Orange
    0.5
    13.8
    Turn LEFT Brooks Creek Trail Orange
    0.8
    14.6
    Turn LEFT Montara Mountain Trail Orange
    1.1
    15.6
    Turn LEFT North Peak Access Road Orange
    1.2
    16.9
    Turnaround North Peak Access Road Orange
    1.2
    18.1
    Turn RIGHT Montara Mountain Trail Orange
    2.4
    20.5
    Stay RIGHT Connector Trail Orange
    0.0
    20.5
    Turn RIGHT Plaskon Nature Trail Orange
    0.1
    20.6
    Turn RIGHT Connector Trail Orange
    0.1
    20.7
    Walnut Grove
    5.7
    Go STRAIGHT Connector Trail Pink
    0.1
    20.8
    Turn RIGHT Valley View Trail Pink
    1.4
    22.2
    Turn LEFT Weller Ranch Trail Pink
    0.3
    22.5
    Turn RIGHT Hazelnut Trail Pink
    3.7
    26.2
    Turn RIGHT Plaskon Nature Trail Pink
    0.1
    26.3
    Turn RIGHT Connector Trail Pink
    0.1
    26.4
      Miles
    26.4
                 
    50 Km
      Start: Old Trout Farm Picnic Area          
    Go WEST Old Trout Farm Trail Orange
    0.5
    0.5
    7.4
    Turn LEFT Brooks Creek Trail Orange
    0.8
    1.3
    Turn LEFT Montara Mountain Trail Orange
    1.1
    2.3
    Turn LEFT North Peak Access Road Orange
    1.2
    3.6
    Turnaround North Peak Access Road Orange
    1.2
    4.8
    Turn RIGHT Montara Mountain Trail Orange
    2.4
    7.2
    Stay RIGHT Connector Trail Orange
    0.0
    7.2
    Turn RIGHT Plaskon Nature Trail Orange
    0.1
    7.3
    Turn RIGHT Connector Trail Orange
    0.1
    7.4
    Walnut Grove
    5.7
    Go STRAIGHT Connector Trail Pink
    0.1
    7.5
    Turn RIGHT Valley View Trail Pink
    1.4
    8.9
    Turn LEFT Weller Ranch Trail Pink
    0.3
    9.2
    Turn RIGHT Hazelnut Trail Pink
    3.7
    12.9
    Turn RIGHT Plaskon Nature Trail Pink
    0.1
    13.0
    Turn RIGHT Connector Trail Pink
    0.1
    13.1
    Walnut Grove
    7.6
    Turnaround Connector Trail Orange
    0.1
    13.2
    Turn LEFT Plaskon Nature Trail Orange
    0.1
    13.3
    Turn LEFT Connector Trail Orange
    0.0
    13.3
    Turn LEFT Old Trout Farm Trail Orange
    0.5
    13.8
    Turn LEFT Brooks Creek Trail Orange
    0.8
    14.6
    Turn LEFT Montara Mountain Trail Orange
    1.1
    15.6
    Turn LEFT North Peak Access Road Orange
    1.2
    16.9
    Turnaround North Peak Access Road Orange
    1.2
    18.1
    Turn RIGHT Montara Mountain Trail Orange
    2.4
    20.5
    Stay RIGHT Connector Trail Orange
    0.0
    20.5
    Turn RIGHT Plaskon Nature Trail Orange
    0.1
    20.6
    Turn RIGHT Connector Trail Orange
    0.1
    20.7
    Walnut Grove
    5.7
    Go STRAIGHT Connector Trail Pink
    0.1
    20.8
    Turn RIGHT Valley View Trail Pink
    1.4
    22.2
    Turn LEFT Weller Ranch Trail Pink
    0.3
    22.5
    Turn RIGHT Hazelnut Trail Pink
    3.7
    26.2
    Turn RIGHT Plaskon Nature Trail Pink
    0.1
    26.3
    Turn RIGHT Connector Trail Pink
    0.1
    26.4
    Walnut Grove
    4.6
    Go STRAIGHT Connector Trail Yellow
    0.0
    26.4
    Turn RIGHT Weller Ranch Trail Yellow
    0.7
    27.1
    Turn RIGHT Hazelnut Trail Pink
    3.7
    30.9
    Turn RIGHT Plaskon Nature Trail Pink
    0.1
    30.9
    Turn RIGHT Connector Trail Pink
    0.1
    31.0
      Miles  
    31.0
      Km  
    49.9
                 
     
    Results '11, '12, '13, '14
    Course Records
    10 Km Jason Poncy, 28, Vacaville, CA ('14) 41:02
      Lisa Penzel, 47, Oakland, CA ('13) 45:11
    Half Marathon Christian Fitting, 37, Berkeley, CA ('14) 1:33:21
      Kirsten Moore, 23, El Portal, CA ('14) 1:51:29
    20 Mi Matt Ward, 36, San Bruno, CA ('14) 3:07:26
      Karen Holian, 39, San Francisco, CA ('14) 3:54:38
    Marathon Robert Landauer, 28, Mountain View, CA ('13) 3:37:24
      Penny Macphail, 44, San Anselmo, CA ('12) 4:04:21
    50 Km Leigh Schmitt, 40, Healdsburg, CA ('13) 3:58:59
      Marianne Baldetti, 47, Walnut Creek, CA ('13) 5:20:51
    2014 Montara Mountain Trail Run
     
    2013 Montara Mountain Trail Run
         Coyote Rob's Report
    2012 Montara Mountain Trail Run
         Penny's Report
    2011 Montara Mountain Trail Run
    John's Report
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