Miwok 100K Trail Race

Race Day Info


Parking/Check-in & Bibs/Start/Need To Know

Getting to the Parking Lot and the Start - it's a twisty, windy mountain road so do allow ample time to arrive by around 4:00 a.m. or so. I strongly suggest you choose the Panoramic Highway route, rather than the cliff-edge of Highway 1 in the dark. To map from your location (Google maps, etc.) directly to the parking lot (same lot as 2012 & 2013), choose 12 Marine Way, Stinson Beach, CA as your destination.

Parking: Parking is at the same location as 2012 & 2013: Race Day Parking. Go north through the little town of Stinson Beach then turn left off of Highway 1 into the park. Follow the road past the parking kiosk and proceed all the way to the dirt lot (B) at the end and park as directed. Be sure to allow enough time to walk from parking to the start, approximately 4/10 of a mile.

Check-in & Bibs (race day only): Stinson Beach Community Center - http://goo.gl/maps/cBhFo - 4:15 a.m. - 4:45 a.m. You must check in on race morning before 4:45 a.m. Bib numbers will be handed out race morning at check-in.

5:00 a.m. start - headlamp, or just a cheapo flashlight, required - You'll need to pack a light for the first 90 minutes up the trail, since dawn is not until 6:00-ish. If it's a cheap light, you can drop it in the cardboard "light box" at Bolinas Ridge and we'll have the box at the finish then donate whatever isn't picked up to the local school. Do not drop a valuable light into the light box. (If you left a nice headlamp last year, please e-mail me! I do have about 10 still looking for their owners.)
Miwok will have a “european” start this year, meaning that runners head straight from the starting line onto single-track. The first few miles (uphill, on switchbacks) will be a great opportunity to warm up slowly, and check out the gorgeous view as the sun comes up and the pack gradually spreads out. You’ll have 60 more miles to run fast so be patient and walk/jog/run those first few congested miles wisely.

Because of the trash issue, the Park Services no longer allow race management to offer individual gel packets at the start or at aid stations. You are allowed to bring your own GU, Hammer Gel, etc.; we just can’t hand it out.
Aid stations are stocked with water, GU Brew, Coke, boiled potatoes, chips, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, hummus roll-ups, pretzels, salt, bananas and canteloupe. There will be soup (vegan/no MSG) in the evening at Muir Beach. Runners must carry a water bottle/hydration pack during the race.

Need To know
  1. Littering will get you DQd.
  2. If you have a reaction to poison oak or bees (other than the usual: Run Away!) please bring medication as these Elements of Nature have been known to be found outdoors.
  3. Sunscreen is advisable; so is a light jacket. Race day can be hot and sunny, cool and foggy, rainy, muddy or a combination of ALL of the above!
  4. The race starts at 5:00 a.m. (you'll need a flashlight). Bib pick-up is at check-in on race morning.
  5. Place your dropbags in the appropriate pile (See Mileage Chart for details) at check-in on race morning. Do NOT put glass containers or valuables in them. Occasionally a runner picks up the wrong bag by mistake and the bag then gets lost.
  6. Runners do not have precedence over other trail users. Be respectful of everybody as you stoke along the single-track. Or, as the Park Service puts it: Any pushing, shoving, touching, etc. by any race participant of other park visitors can be considered an assault (by law) and can be enforced as such by park staff. Any race participant involved in any such incident will be cited and prosecuted for assault and will be disqualified from the event. Additionally, all race participants agree to indemnify all event organizers/volunteers against any claims arising from any such incident.
  7. Runners must use the bathrooms/outhouses at all of the aid stations when nature calls. Runners violating the "no poop in the woods" policy are subject to disqualification. There will be rangers on the course.

You have 16 hours and 30 minutes to complete the course and must abide by cutoffs enforced by aid station personnel.