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Date: Saturday & Sunday, May 30-31, 2015
Time: 7:00 a.m.
Events: 100 mi
50 mi
This event or the date is tentative. We will activate registration once we receive confirmation from the park.
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Location
Rodeo Beach, Golden Gate National Recreation, CA.
Driving Directions
Course
Enjoy vistas of the Pacific Coast as you take a scenic tour of the spectacular Marin Headlands with views of Tiburon, San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. The first 50 miles is an out & back to Stinson Beach with a shortcut to the finish at Rodeo Beach. Then, the 100 milers complete two 25-mile loops around the GGNRA. The loops are "washing machine" (clockwise/counterclockwise).
(Distances are accurately measured using a Rolatape® surveyor's measuring wheel.)
Weather
Lodging
Bib Number & Shirt Pick-Up
Saturday 5:30 a.m. - 6:30 a.m. at Rodeo Beach.
Qualifications
100 mi - Completion of an ultramarathon within prior 18 months.
50 mi - None
Time Limit
100 mi - 33 hours
50 mi - 16 hours
Pacers
Pacers are welcome after 50 miles.
Aid Stations
Fully-stocked aid stations every 4 - 5 miles. You can expect fresh fruit, salty snacks, assorted candy, boiled potatoes & salt, water, and Clif Shot Electrolyte sports drink. In addition, the start/finish and Tennessee Valley aid stations will have soup and other ‘real’ food during the night and second morning. If you would like to be sure that you have Clif product, SaltStick capsules, or 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.

Aid Stations/Drop Bags (PDF file opens in new window)
Crew Driving Directions (PDF file opens in new window)
Results
We use state-of-the-art Bibtags by to accurately time each runner’s finish time based on “Gun Time”. Results are posted every 15 minutes at the event and published on the website the next day.
Awards
Midlayer fleece to all 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 belt buckle to commemorate their accomplishment.
Online RegistrationMail Registration
(Pre-registration through 5 p.m. Thursday, July 28th.)
Entry Fees
  • 100 Mile - $200 ($225 after 5/16/15), no race day
  • 50 mile - $90 ($110 after 5/16/15), no race day
  • 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 San Francisco 100 & 50 Mile Endurance Runs will be held at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 30th at Rodeo Beach, Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
    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 3.3 miles. Please park in the Annex Lot near the Marine Mammal Center. Parking is prohibited at Rodeo Beach.
    Click on the blue icon for driving directions:
    Weather: Sausalito
    Course
    The first 50 miles is an out & back to Stinson Beach with a shortcut (marked with yellow ribbons) to the finish at Rodeo Beach. Then, the 100 milers complete two 25-mile loops around the GGNRA. The loops are "washing-machine" (clockwise/counterclockwise). The course will be marked with orange/pink ribbons approximately every 1/4 mile. The section between Rodeo Beach and Muir Beach will be marked with orange ribbons. The rest of the course will be marked with pink ribbons.
    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 ribbons will be placed before and on the same side as the required turn. As you approach an intersection, look for any polka-dot ribbons 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 pink (or orange) ribbons indicating the correct route. We also hang blue ribbons at critical junctions indicating the wrong way. Blue is bad!
    Glowsticks will be hung at night throughout the 25-mile loop. The orange section will have orange glowsticks and the pink section will have green glowsticks.
    If you don't see a pink flag or a glowstick for 10 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.
    You may upgrade to the 100-mile event through 5 p.m. on Thursday and downgrade to the 50-mile event through check-in on Saturday. Your bib number indicates the distance that you're running. If you want to change your distance, please send us an e-mail.
    No dogs allowed on the course. Please don't leave pets in your vehicle.
    Aid Stations
    Fully-stocked aid stations every 4 - 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.
    If you have friends or family members coming to the event, please note that we don't track every runner at every aid station. We recommend that you let them know your estimated arrival time(s).
  • Crew Driving Directions
  • Aid Stations/Drop Bags
  • Results
    We use state-of-the-art Bibtags by to accurately time each runner’s finish time based on “Gun Time”. Results are posted every 30 minutes at the event and published on the website the next day.
    Drop Bags
    We will have drop bags at Tennessee Valley, Stinson Beach, and Rodeo Beach (S/F). Prepare a bag or container with your items (flashlight, clothes, special food, etc.) Put your name & aid station on the drop bag and we will take it to the Tennessee Valley and/or Stinson Beach aid stations for you. We will begin transporting drop bags from Tennessee Valley back to the finish starting ~ 7 p.m., Saturday, and every 3-4 hours thereafter for finishers.
    Pacers
    Pacers are welcome after 50 miles. Please use the Coastal Message Board or Facebook to coordinate.
    Post-Run Activities
    Awards for finishers will be given out as runners finish.
    There will be hot soup and other snacks at the finish line.
    A belt buckle will be given to all finishers. Award medals are given to the 1st female and male finishers overall and top three finishers in each age group.
    Check In
    Please arrive by 6:30 a.m. on Saturday 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.)
    Distance Elevation Gain Single Track Dirt Road Asphalt
    100 mi 19,575' 45% 42% 13%
    50 mi 9,565' 50% 39% 11%
    0 mi - 50 mi
    Elevation Gain: 9,565'
    (Per Avocet Altimeter)
    Clockwise (50 mi - 75 mi)
    Elevation Gain: 5,005'
    (Per Avocet Altimeter)
    Counterclockwise (75 mi - 100 mi)
    Elevation Gain: 5,005'
    (Per Avocet Altimeter)
          Distance (mi.) Elevation (ft.) Aid Stations (mi.)
    Direction Course Color Segment Cumm. Gain Loss Location Next
                     
    0 mi - 50 mi
      Start: Rodeo Beach Parking (Path)              
    Go STRAIGHT (East) Mitchell Road Pink
    0.5
    0.5
    4.5
    Go STRAIGHT Bunker Road Pink
    0.3
    0.8
    Turn RIGHT Lagoon Trail Pink
    0.2
    0.9
    Turn RIGHT Field Road Pink
    0.5
    1.4
    Turn LEFT Field/Conzelman Connector Road Pink
    0.0
    1.4
    Turn LEFT Conzelman Road Pink
    1.1
    2.5
    Turn LEFT Coastal Trail Pink
    2.0
    4.5
    880
    335
    Conzelman
    3.5
    Turn LEFT Coastal Trail Pink
    0.5
    5.0
    Go STRAIGHT SCA Trail Pink
    1.0
    6.0
    Turn LEFT Rodeo Valley Trail Pink
    1.9
    7.9
    Turn LEFT Spur to Parking Lot Pink
    0.1
    7.9
    375
    870
    Rodeo Valley
    4.6
    Turnaround Spur from Parking Lot Pink
    0.1
    8.0
    Turn LEFT Rodeo Valley Trail Pink
    0.4
    8.4
    Turn RIGHT Bobcat Trail Pink
    2.7
    11.1
    Go STRAIGHT Marincello Dirt Road Pink
    1.5
    12.6
    895
    795
    Tennessee Valley
    4.0
    Turn LEFT Tennessee Valley Dirt/Ashphalt Road Pink
    1.2
    13.7
    Veer RIGHT Coastal Dirt Road Pink
    0.7
    14.4
    Go STRAIGHT Coastal Trail (Pirates Cove) Pink
    1.4
    15.8
    Stay LEFT Coastal Dirt Road Pink
    0.6
    16.4
    Turn LEFT Muir Beach Connector (across bridge) Pink
    0.1
    16.5
    890
    1,090
    Muir Beach
    5.0
    Go STRAIGHT Pacific Way Pink
    0.3
    16.8
    Turn LEFT Shoreline (Hwy 1) Pink
    0.3
    17.0
    Turn RIGHT Redwood Creek Trail Pink
    0.7
    17.7
    Turn LEFT Heather Cut-off Pink
    1.4
    19.1
    Turn RIGHT Coast View Trail Pink
    2.4
    21.5
    Go STRAIGHT Deer Park Fire Road Pink
    0.1
    21.6
    1,475
    70
    Cardiac
    5.9
    Turn RIGHT Dipsea Trail Pink
    0.1
    21.7
    Turn LEFT TCC Trail Pink
    1.9
    23.5
    Turn LEFT Bootjack Trail Pink
    0.4
    23.9
    Turn LEFT Alpine Trail Pink
    0.4
    24.3
    Turn LEFT Pantoll Path Pink
    0.1
    24.3
    Veer RIGHT Steep Ravine Trail Pink
    1.7
    26.1
    Go STRAIGHT Dipsea Trail Pink
    1.2
    27.2
    Veer RIGHT Arenal Avenue Pink
    0.2
    27.4
    780
    1,995
    Stinson Beach
    5.9
    Turnaround Arenal Avenue Pink
    0.2
    27.6
    Go STRAIGHT Dipsea Trail Pink
    1.2
    28.8
    Go STRAIGHT Steep Ravine Trail Pink
    1.7
    30.5
    Go STRAIGHT Pantoll Path Pink
    0.1
    30.6
    Turn RIGHT Alpine Trail Pink
    0.4
    31.0
    Turn RIGHT Bootjack Trail Pink
    1.4
    31.3
    Turn RIGHT TCC Trail Pink
    1.9
    33.2
    Turn RIGHT Dipsea Trail Pink
    0.1
    33.3
    1,995
    780
    Cardiac
    5.0
    Turn LEFT Deer Park Fire Road Pink
    0.1
    33.4
    Go STRAIGHT Coast View Trail Pink
    2.4
    35.7
    Turn LEFT Heather Cut-off Pink
    1.4
    37.1
    Turn RIGHT Redwood Creek Trail Pink
    0.7
    37.8
    Turn LEFT Shoreline (Hwy 1) Pink
    0.3
    38.1
    Turn RIGHT Pacific Way Pink
    0.3
    38.3
    70
    1,475
    Muir Beach
    4.0
    Go STRAIGHT Muir Beach Connector (across bridge) Pink
    0.1
    38.4
    Turn RIGHT Coastal Dirt Road Pink
    0.6
    39.0
    Turn RIGHT Coastal Trail (Pirates Cove) Pink
    1.4
    40.4
    Go STRAIGHT Coastal Dirt Road Pink
    0.7
    41.1
    Go STRAIGHT Tennessee Valley Dirt/Ashpalt Road Pink
    1.2
    42.3
    1,090
    890
    Tennessee Valley
    4.6
    Turn LEFT Marincello Dirt Road Pink
    1.5
    43.8
    Go STRAIGHT Bobcat Trail Pink
    2.7
    46.5
    Turn LEFT Rodeo Valley Trail Pink
    0.3
    46.8
    Turn RIGHT Spur from Parking Lot Pink
    0.1
    46.8
    795
    895
    Rodeo Valley
    3.2
    Turn LEFT Bunker Road Yellow
    0.2
    47.0
    Veer RIGHT Connector to Coastal Trail Yellow
    0.2
    47.2
    Turn RIGHT Coastal Trail Yellow
    0.3
    47.5
    Turn RIGHT Conzelman Road Yellow
    1.1
    48.6
    Turn RIGHT Field/Conzelman Connector Road Yellow
    0.0
    48.6
    Turn RIGHT Field Road Yellow
    0.5
    49.0
    Zigzag Left & Right Lagoon Trail Yellow
    0.2
    49.2
    Turn LEFT Bunker Road Yellow
    0.3
    49.5
    Go STRAIGHT Mitchell Road Yellow
    0.5
    50.0
    Turn RIGHT Rodeo Beach (Path to Picnic Area) Yellow
    0.1
    50.0
    320
    370
    Rodeo Beach (S/F)
         
         
    50.0
    9,565
    9,565
    50.0
         
    Clockwise (50 mi - 75 mi)
      Start: Rodeo Beach Picnic Area (Finish)              
    Turnaround Rodeo Beach(Path from Picnic Area) Orange
    0.1
    0.1
    4.0
    Turn RIGHT Coastal Trail (Trail/Asphalt Path) Orange
    1.6
    1.7
    Zigzag Left & Right Wolf Ridge Trail Orange
    0.7
    2.4
    Turn LEFT Miwok Trail Orange
    0.3
    2.7
    Turn LEFT Old Springs Trail Orange
    1.3
    4.0
    1,045
    885
    Tennessee Valley
    3.9
    Zigzag Right & Left Miwok Trail (via Miwok Cut-off) Orange
    1.6
    5.6
    Go STRAIGHT Coyote Ridge Trail Orange
    0.7
    6.4
    Turn RIGHT Coastal Dirt Road Orange
    1.5
    7.8
    Turn LEFT Muir Beach Connector (across bridge) Orange
    0.1
    7.9
    810
    1,010
    Muir Beach
    4.0
    Turnaround Muir Beach Connector (across bridge) Pink
    0.1
    8.0
    Turn RIGHT Coastal Dirt Road Pink
    0.6
    8.6
    Turn RIGHT Coastal Trail (Pirates Cove) Pink
    1.4
    10.0
    Go STRAIGHT Coastal Dirt Road Pink
    0.7
    10.7
    Go STRAIGHT Tennessee Valley Dirt/Ashpalt Road Pink
    1.2
    11.9
    1,090
    890
    Tennessee Valley
    4.6
    Turn LEFT Marincello Dirt Road Pink
    1.5
    13.3
    Go STRAIGHT Bobcat Trail Pink
    2.7
    16.0
    Turn LEFT Rodeo Valley Trail Pink
    0.3
    16.3
    Turn RIGHT Spur from Parking Lot Pink
    0.1
    16.4
    795
    895
    Rodeo Valley
    3.5
    Turnaround Spur to Parking Lot Pink
    0.1
    16.5
    Turn RIGHT Rodeo Valley Trail Pink
    1.9
    18.4
    Turn RIGHT SCA Trail Pink
    1.0
    19.5
    Go STRAIGHT Coastal Trail Pink
    0.5
    20.0
    870
    375
    Conzelman
    5.2
    Stay RIGHT Coastal Trail Pink
    2.0
    22.0
    Turn RIGHT Conzelman Road Pink
    1.4
    23.4
    Turn RIGHT Field Road Pink
    0.8
    24.2
    Zigzag Left & Right Lagoon Trail Pink
    0.2
    24.4
    Turn Left Bunker Road Pink
    0.3
    24.6
    Go STRAIGHT Mitchell Road Pink
    0.5
    25.1
    Turn RIGHT Rodeo Beach (Path to Picnic Area) Pink
    0.1
    25.2
    395
    950
    Rodeo Beach (S/F)
         
         
    25.2
    5,005
    5,005
    25.2
         
    Counterclockwise (75 mi - 100 mi)
      Start: Rodeo Beach Picnic Area (Finish)              
    Turnaround Rodeo Beach(Path from Picnic Area) Pink
    0.1
    0.1
    5.2
    Turn LEFT Mitchell Road Pink
    0.5
    0.6
    Go STRAIGHT Bunker Road Pink
    0.3
    0.8
    Turn RIGHT Lagoon Trail Pink
    0.2
    1.0
    Turn RIGHT Field Road Pink
    0.8
    1.8
    Turn LEFT Conzelman Road Pink
    1.4
    3.2
    Turn LEFT Coastal Trail Pink
    2.0
    5.2
    950
    395
    Conzelman
    3.5
    Turn LEFT Coastal Trail Pink
    0.5
    5.7
    Go STRAIGHT SCA Trail Pink
    1.0
    6.7
    Turn LEFT Rodeo Valley Trail Pink
    1.9
    8.6
    Turn LEFT Spur to Parking Lot Pink
    0.1
    8.7
    375
    870
    Rodeo Valley
    4.6
    Turnaround Spur from Parking Lot Pink
    0.1
    8.7
    Turn LEFT Rodeo Valley Trail Pink
    0.4
    9.1
    Turn RIGHT Bobcat Trail Pink
    2.7
    11.8
    Go STRAIGHT Marincello Dirt Road Pink
    1.5
    13.3
    895
    795
    Tennessee Valley
    4.0
    Turn LEFT Tennessee Valley Dirt/Ashphalt Road Pink
    1.2
    14.5
    Veer RIGHT Coastal Dirt Road Pink
    0.7
    15.1
    Go STRAIGHT Coastal Trail (Pirates Cove) Pink
    1.4
    16.6
    Stay LEFT Coastal Dirt Road Pink
    0.6
    17.2
    Turn LEFT Muir Beach Connector (across bridge) Pink
    0.1
    17.3
    890
    1,090
    Muir Beach
    3.9
    Turnaround Muir Beach Connector (across bridge) Orange
    0.1
    17.4
    Turn RIGHT Coastal Dirt Road Orange
    1.5
    18.8
    Turn LEFT Coyote Ridge Trail Orange
    0.7
    19.6
    Turn RIGHT Miwok Trail (via Miwok Cut-off) Orange
    1.6
    21.2
    1,010
    810
    Tennessee Valley
    4.0
    Go RIGHT Old Springs Trail Orange
    1.3
    22.5
    Turn RIGHT Miwok Trail Orange
    0.3
    22.8
    Turn RIGHT Wolf Ridge Trail Orange
    0.7
    23.5
    Zigzag Left & Right Coastal Trail (Asphalt/Trail) Orange
    1.6
    25.1
    Turn LEFT Rodeo Beach (Path to Picnic Area) Orange
    0.1
    25.2
    885
    1,045
    Rodeo Beach (S/F)
         
         
    25.2
    5,005
    5,005
    25.2
     
    Results '13, '14
    Course Records
    50 miles Robert Landauer, 28, Mountain View, CA ('13) 7:45:07
      Brenda Blinn, 46, Napa, CA ('13) 9:04:32
    100 miles Ray Sanchez, 47, Sacramento, CA ('14) 21:31:12
      Janeth Badaracco, 43, Pacifica, CA ('13) 30:36:07







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