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Date: Saturday, November 16, 2013
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Events: 50 Km
25 Km
7 mi
5 mi
  • Race Infomation
  • Registration
  • Race Day
  • Course Information
  • Results & Records
  • Photos & Reports
Location
Montaña de Oro State Park, The park is six miles southwest of Morro bay and seven miles south of Los Osos on Pecho Road. Latitude/Longitude: 35.2639 / -120.8622
Driving Directions
Course
Enjoy views of rugged cliffs, sandy beaches and vast expanse of the ocean at the "Mountain of Gold". The 5 mile course has minimal climbing and runs along the bluff. For sweeping views of the ocean and inland mountains, try the 7 mile course that brings you up the 1,347-foot Valencia Peak. The 25 km course consists of two loops, the 7 mi route and then head out to the 1076-foot grassy summit of Hazard Peak. Not enough climbing? Complete the 25 Km route twice for a 50 Km day!
(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 Spooner's Cove.
Time Limit
There is a 9-hour time limit for all events.
Aid Stations
Fully-stocked aid stations every 5 - 8 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 medal and 50 Km finishers will also receive a custom coaster.
Online RegistrationMail Registration
(Pre-registration through 5 p.m. Thursday, November 14th.)
Entry Fees
(Add $10 after 11/2/13. Add $15 at check-in)
Hi-tech shirt included!
  • 5 mi - $40
  • 7 mi - $40
  • 25 Km - $50
  • 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 Spooner's Cove Trail Run will be held at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 16th at Montaña de Oro State Park.
    Click on the blue icon for driving directions:

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    Weather: Los Osos
    Course
    The course will be marked with ribbon approximately every 200 yards and color coded as follows:
    • 5 mile – yellow
    • 7 mile – orange
    • 25 Km – orange + pink
    • 50 Km – 25 Km x 2
    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 5 - 8 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. Spooner’s Cove (Finish) 4.9  
         
    7 mile    
    1. Spooner’s Cove (Finish) 7.4  
         
    25 Km    
    1. Spooner’s Cove 7.4 8.4
    2. Spooner’s Cove (Finish) 15.8  
         
    50 Km    
    1. Spooner’s Cove 7.4 8.4
    2. Spooner’s Cove 15.8 7.4
    3. Spooner’s Cove 23.2 8.4
    4. Spooner’s Cove (Finish) 31.6  
    Time Limit
    There is a 9-hour time limit for all events.
    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 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 800' 69% 19% 12%
    7 mi 1,670' 80% 12% 8%
    25 Kmi 3,200' 73% 23% 5%
    50 Km 6,400' 73% 23% 5%
    Course Map (click on image for a bigger map.) Top of Page
    Elevation Profiles Top of Page
    5 mi
    Elevation Gain: 800'
    (Per Avocet Altimeter)
    7 mi
    Elevation Gain: 1,670'
    (Per Avocet Altimeter)
    25 Kmi
    Elevation Gain: 3,200'
    (Per Avocet Altimeter)
    50 Km
    Elevation Gain: 6,400'
    (Per Avocet Altimeter)
    Course Description Top of Page
    5 mi = Valencia Bluff Loop
    7 mi = Valencia Peak Loop
    25 Km = Valencia Peak Loop & Hazard Peak Out/Back
    50 Km = 25 Km x 2
       
    Direction Course Color Distance (mile)
    Segment Cummulative
             
    Valencia Bluff Loop
      Start: Spooner's Cove      
    Go RIGHT (South) Spooner's Cove/Pecho Rd. Yellow 0.2 0.2
    Turn RIGHT Bluff Trail Yellow 2.0 2.2
    Turn LEFT Pecho Valley Road Yellow 0.2 2.3
    Turn RIGHT Rattlesnake Trail Yellow 0.9 3.2
    Turn RIGHT Badger Trail Yellow 0.7 3.9
    Turn LEFT Connector to Oaks Peak Trail Yellow 0.1 4.1
    Turn LEFT Oaks Peak Trail Yellow 0.6 4.6
    Turn LEFT Campground Rd. Yellow 0.1 4.8
    Turn RIGHT Pecho Valley Road Yellow 0.1 4.9
             
       
    Miles
    4.9  
             
             
    Valencia Peak Loop
      Start: Spooner's Cove      
    Go RIGHT (South) Spooner's Cove/Pecho Rd. Orange 0.2 0.2
    Turn RIGHT Bluff Trail Orange 2.0 2.2
    Turn LEFT Pecho Valley Road Orange 0.2 2.3
    Turn RIGHT Rattlesnake Trail Orange 0.9 3.2
    Turn RIGHT Badger Trail Orange 0.7 3.9
    Turn RIGHT Valencia Peak Trail (to summit) Orange 1.1 5.0
    Turnaround (then stay Right) Valencia Peak Trail Orange 0.6 5.6
    Turn LEFT Oaks Peak Trail Orange 1.5 7.1
    Turn LEFT Campground Rd. Orange 0.1 7.2
    Turn RIGHT Pecho Valley Road Orange 0.1 7.4
             
       
    Miles
    7.4  
             
    Hazard Peak Out/Back
      Start: Spooner's Cove      
    Go LEFT (North) Spooner's Cove Trail Pink 0.1 0.1
    Turn LEFT Dune Trail Pink 0.1 0.3
    Veer RIGHT Pecho Valley Road Pink 0.0 0.3
    Turn RIGHT Hazard Peak Trail Pink 3.9 4.1
    Turnaround Hazard Peak Trail Pink 3.9 7.9
    Turn LEFT Pecho Valley Road Pink 0.0 7.9
    Veer Right Dune Trail Pink 0.1 8.0
    Zigzag Right & Left Spooner's Cove Trail Pink 0.1 8.2
             
       
    Miles
    8.4  
             
    Results '10, '11, '12, '13
    Course Records
    5 miles Bretten Osterfeld, 48, San Luis Obispo, CA ('13) 40:16
      Lynn Argente, 43, San Luis Obispo, CA ('13) 38:55
    7 miles Robert Mead, 26, Templeton, CA ('13) 56:36
      Hannah Williams, 30, Steamboat Springs, C0 ('13) 1:00:13
    25 Km Ethan Lockwood, 22, San Luis Obispo, CA ('13) 1:54:32
      Jessica Dahlberg, 33, Arroyo Grande, CA ('13) 2:24:37
    50 Km Kermit Cuff, Mountain View, 55, CA ('13) 4:59:40
      Tiffany Gummow, 22, San Luis Obispo, CA ('12) 5:25:12
    2013 Spooner's Cove Trail Run
    2012 Spooner's Cove Trail Run
    2011 Spooner's Cove Trail Run
    2010 Spooner's Cove Trail Run
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