Next year’s event is currently scheduled for January 31, 2015.
Monterey Bay Area locals designed this beautiful course to highlight Fort Ord National Monument. You’ll run on just about every type of trail there is during this 62 mile tour. From wide fire road, smooth and twisting singletrack, deep sand and rocky, rooty climbs you certainly won’t get bored. The course consists of a 40 mile and and a 22 mile loop, with plenty of aid stations (and views) along the way. Make sure to read the “Course Information” tab for course details, headlamp/drop bag/pacer details and all the other nitty gritty.
Fort Ord was a U.S. Army post on Monterey Bay in California. It was established in 1917 as a maneuver area and field artillery target range and was closed in September 1994. Fort Ord was one of the most attractive locations of any U.S. Army post, because of its proximity to the beach and California weather. The 7th Infantry Division (Light) was its main resident for many years. When Fort Ord was converted to civilian use, space was set aside for the first nature reserve in the United States created for conservation of an insect, the endangered species Smith’s blue butterfly.
While much of the old military buildings and infrastructure remain abandoned, many structures have been torn down for anticipated development. California State University Monterey Bay and Fort Ord Dunes State Park, along with some subdivisions, the Veterans Transition Center, a strip mall, military facilities and a nature preserve occupy the area today.
On April 20, 2012, President Obama signed a proclamation designating a 14,651-acre portion of the former post as the Fort Ord National Monument.
Inside Trail Racing is authorized to use the trails on Fort Ord National Monument under a Special Recreation Permit issued by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
Location: Ford Ord National Monument & Laguna Seca Recreation Area
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014
Bib Pickup: 4:15 AM – 5:00 AM
Time Limit: There is a 17 hour time limit for the 100K race.
Shirts & Awards
All registered runners will receive a Patagonia Capilene 1 Long Sleeve shirt, in addition to their choice of Inside Trail Racing hat.
To be guaranteed your shirt size, you must register by January 18, 2014.
Overall winners of each race distance will receive a medal, and a custom glass Stein.
In addition the following Victory Sportdesign Bags will be awards to the top three overall male and females:
● 1st – Bear II
● 2nd and 3rd – Cougar I
All 100K finishers will receive a custom printed beer stein with the race logo.
The Dead Last Finisher (DLF) in each even will receive a custom award.
Age-group medals (3 deep) will be awarded in the following categories, for both males and females:
● 19 and under
● 20 – 29
● 30 – 39
● 40 – 49
● 50 – 59
● 60 – 69
● 70 and over
A courses are subject to change if the weather or park service demands it.
Sunrise for Salinas, CA: 7:08 AM
Sunset for Salinas, CA: 5:32 PM
Drop Bags and Headlamps
With the sunrise on Feb.1 being at 7:08 AM, all runners should start the 100K race with a headlamp. Headlamps can be left at any aid station after they are no longer needed, and will be delivered to the S/F area by 12:00 PM. Any runner who expects to be running beyond 6:00 PM should also plan on having a headlamp in one of their drop bags.
Drop bags will be available at 3 different aid stations (which you will pass a total of 5 times):
1) Skyline AS: Mile 22.9
2) Creekside AS: Mile 28.2
3) Laguna Seca AS: Mile 40.7
4) Skyline AS: Mile 43.9
5) Creekside AS: Mile 49.2
All drop bags must be left at the designated spot near the Finish line by 4:45 AM.
Runner crew are able to reach every aid station, however only the Laguna Seca, Creekside and Toro aid stations are accessible without a lengthy hike.
Pacers may join runners at the Laguna Seca Aid Station, mile 40.7.
At Inside Trail Racing aid stations it’s like an all you can eat buffet, but this is a race, so don’t linger too long! Expect to find variety at our aid stations, including sweet and salty offerings like trail mix, pretzels, cookies, boiled potatoes with salt for dipping, regular soda, water (of course!), elecrolyte drink, PB&J finger sandwiches, gummy bears, salt tablets, you get the idea. There will also be general first aid items but no anti-inflamatory medicine. We strongly encourage you to carry at least one 20oz bottle from which to sip while you enjoy your run.
|100K – Male||Lon Freeman||39||2014||9:33:18|
|100K – Female||Tina Borcherding||46||2014||16:09:45|