Toro Trail Run

Posted by relhats in on May 13, 2012
WHEN: Saturday – August 29, 2015
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WHERE: Toro County Park
501 California 68
Salinas, CA 93908
COST: 5K: $30/ 10K: $40 / Half: $50 / 30K: $60
CONTACT: Inside Trail Racing
Online registration will be available soon.

Race Info

Toro County Park is located six miles from downtown Salinas, and 13 miles from the Monterey Peninsula. First opened to the public in 1971, the park’s 4,756 acres have been a haven for thousands of visitors. The park is also home for many types of wildlife including deer, coyote, and a rare mountain lion or golden eagle. Toro’s pastoral setting makes it the ideal place for a trail run.

Park information: Toro Park

Location: Toro Park

Date: Sunday, August 29, 2015

Events: 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and 30K

Bib Pickup & Check In: 7:30 AM – 8:50 AM

Start Times: 5K & 10K 9:00 AM
Half Marathon & 30K 8:30 AM

Parking: Parking is $8.00 and available within Toro County Park. Carpooling is always strongly encouraged.

Race Capacity: The Toro Trail Run will have a capacity of 300 runners, across all distances.

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ITR Refund Policy:
Entry fees to our trail runs are non-refundable. With advanced notice, we are happy to transfer part of your entry fee (75% up to two weeks of the event, 50% from 2 weeks up to 48 hours of the event) to a future ITR event. Only registered runners can participate, and you cannot exchange your entry with another runner.

Awards & Shirts


Overall winners of each race distance will receive a medal, a custom glass Stein and an item from the Inside Trail Racing schwag bag.

All ultra-marathon distance finishers will receive a custom printed Pint Glass with the race logo.

All other finishers will receive a custom medal 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



All registered runners will receive a Greenlayer Sports Evolution technical fabric shirt. Your favorite training tee has been updated for the new season. Made from super soft moisture-wicking fabric, the Evolution Short Sleeve Tee offers the perfect blend of performance, fit and design at an exceptional price point. The Greenlayer logo is featured in a color popping contrast color on the left sleeve.

Fabric: 150g 50% recycled polyester 50% polyester

To be guaranteed your shirt size, you must register by August 15, 2015.

Course Info

Course Maps

A courses are subject to change if the weather or park service demands it.

Elevation Charts

Aid Station Distances

Aid Stations

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 all of our aid stations, including a plethora of Clif Bar Products (Clif Shot Gels, Clif Bloks, Clif Bars), as well as sweet and salty offerings like trail mix, pretzels, potato chips, Oreo cookies, Pop Tarts, boiled potatoes with salt, PB&J finger sandwiches, regular soda (Coke or Pepsi), Mountain Dew, water, Tailwind Endurance Fuel, PB&J finger sandwiches, M&M’s, Mike & Ike’s, salt tablets… you get the idea. There will also be general first aid items but no anti-inflammatory medicine. We strongly encourage all runners to carry at least one 20oz bottle during their run.



Distance Name Age Year Time
5K – Male Donny McLaughlin 44 2013 27:25
5K – Female Linae Ishii-Devine 36 2013 30:53
10K – Male Alexander Soderberg 24 2012 44:49
10K – Female Tristin Arndt 27 2012 56:43
Half Marathon – Male Travis Rudge 34 2013 1:51:26
Half Marathon – Female Amy Burton 38 2012 2:06:24
30K – Male Matthew Morales 23 2013 2:45:29
30K – Female Kimberly Lorentz 24 2013 3:18:55

  • patrickg

    I like the change that you made to the course. It should be a lot of fun.

    • Tim Stahler

      Thank you for all the work mapping things out for us down there, Patrick. Much appreciated! It will be a a lot of fun!

  • TotalP

    If the Toro Trail Run tech shirt is going to have the same logo as what’s in the recent email newsletter (Aug. 29), then I’m going to have to rearrange my weekend schedule to try to enter this run.

  • Running mom

    Can I bring a stroller on this run?

    • Tim Stahler

      Unfortunately, no. The trails don’t accommodate strollers… There are some very steep and technical sections.

  • Michael Jimenez

    Just ran out in Toro Park today, beautiful views, sunny, people are going to love these races!

  • Michael Jimenez

    Put some pics up on my facebook page if anyone wants to see what some of the views & trail looks like…Camera was spotty due to low batteries yet managed quite a few snaps.

    • Tim Stahler

      Thanks for the pictures, Michael. It certainly is beautiful in Toro!

  • Rob

    Tim – For the Toro trail run – will you allow race day registration (and if so, what is the time window)? Thanks :)

    • Tim Stahler

      We have plenty of room, so yes… we’ll have race day registration. 7:30 – 8:15 @ the Quail Meadow picnic area.

  • ryan

    can i wear heaphones / music in this run?

    • Tim Stahler

      Yes. Just keep the volume low so you can hear others on the trail. We also ask you turn it off or take out your earphones when you approach an aid station and the finish line.

      • Ken Michal

        Trail courtesy also dictates that you run with only one (or none) earbud when on single track trail. Usually it’s best to remove them entirely at AS’s and the finish line… Folks assume they’re still on and you end up seeming kind of rude. ;) Stay aware out there!

        All Day!

    • Michael Jimenez

      Some of the trail in particular Red Tail is very skinny and it would be best for you and others you’re going to be sharing that trail with that you be able to hear very well for that part of the race. Some really quick and agile feet will be necessary there and the trail goes on a little longer than it might seem, so people may either be just in front of you or coming upon you very quickly and suddenly. It’s very easy to cliff out in that little side hill canyon stretch with the lose soil and some of the more degraded sections. So I’d enter Red Tail sans ear buds. Just a friendly heads up.

      • Tim Stahler

        Excellent point, Michael. That is a gnarly (but fun) stretch of trail. Definitely best to have all your senses on high alert on Red Tail.

  • 831 Running

    Will half marathon finishers receive a medal as well?

    • Tim Stahler

      Overall and top three in each age group get a medal. Finishers will receive a custom Toro Trail Run pint glass… I can attach a ribbon to one if you want to wear it after the race ;)

      • TotalP

        Pint glass to all finishers?! This just keeps getting better.

  • Michael Rodriguez

    This was a pretty awesome run although I was illprepared with those hills. I am looking forward to the 2nd annual.

  • TotalP

    Thanks, ITR and volunteers, for a challenging (to put it mildly) yet fun half marathon at Toro Park today. Those hills were humbling, but the beer my wife and I drank tonight in our Toro Trail Run pint glasses tasted that much better because of them.

  • JT

    is there a pace requirement for this?

    • Tim Stahler

      JT – There will be a 6 hour time limit for all distance. In the 30K this equates to a pace of right around 19:20/mile. It’s a pretty hilly course, so we’re adding a bit of time to our normal cutoff for a 30K race… -Tim

  • Erin Doyle

    Are dogs permitted on the course?

    • Tim Stahler

      Dogs are allowed on the course, but depending on the weather it may not be entirely safe to have them out on the longer routes (30K and Half). It was extremely hot at our event in Toro last year. Dogs must remain on leash at all times, and we will ask that you start towards the rear of the “pack” if you’ll be running with a four legged friend. I’ll have a couple border collies running around the Start/Finish area for added entertainment ;)

  • Geoff Albert

    What are the aid station distances for the 30K? I couldn’t find that information posted.

  • Mike Santos

    I have yet to register but was wondering what are the chances of still getting a shirt? I know it’s not guaranteed but just curious. Thanks

    • Tim Stahler

      Mike – We will have enough shirts for all pre-registered runners. It may be iffy for oflks who register on race day… but we should be able to accommodate everyone.

  • Betsy Brenzel

    I’m looking for a Melissa that we got lost with today, toro park trail run 2013. She registered for the 30k. Have some things to tell her and I want to make sure she’s okay!!

  • Judy Galloway

    I just ran the 30K (9-15-2013) and have to say this was the hardest race I have ever done! If there had been just 1 more hill…I would still be out there waiting for rescue. Next time, I will do more hill repeats beforehand! :-)
    Thanks for a challenging day!