Fort Ord Trail Run

WHEN: Saturday – February 2, 2019
WHERE: Laguna Seca Recreation Area
1025 Monterey Salinas Highway
Salinas, CA 93908
COST: 10K: $50 / 25K: $65 / 50K: $80
CONTACT: Inside Trail Racing
(415) 320-6220
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Add $10 if registering on or after January 5, 2019. Add $15 on race day, if not sold out.
Pre-registration through 5:00 PM on January 30, or until sold out.


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.

Park information: Fort Ord National Monument / Laguna Seca Recreation Area

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 2, 2019

Events: 10K, 25K, 50K

Start Times:
          10K – 8:30 AM
          25K – 8:00 AM
          50K – 7:30 AM

Check-In & Bib Pickup:

      Early Pickup
Fri., February 1st
1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
The Treadmill
111 Crossroads Blvd.
Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923
(831) 624-4112
The Treadmill
      Race Morning
Sat., February 2nd
6:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Turn 10 Shelf (Start/Finish Area)
Laguna Seca Recreation Area


Time Limit: There is a 10 hour time limit for the 50K race.

Parking: Parking is $8.00 and available within Laguna Seca, adjacent to the Start/Finish area. Carpooling is always strongly encouraged.

Race Capacity: The Fort Ord Trail Run will have a capacity of 500 runners, across all distances.

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 72 hours of the event) to a future ITR event. Only registered runners can participate, and you cannot exchange your entry with another runner.

If a race is completely cancelled or rescheduled, we will transfer 100% of your entry fee to another ITR event. If a race location is changed due to park closures, we will automatically transfer the registration over to the new venue, or we will issue a 100% credit if cancellation is received by 7am on the Friday prior to the event.


50K (31.1 Miles with 4,200′ Elevation Gain)


25K(15.6 Miles with 2,2500′ Elevation Gain)


10K (6.4 Miles with 900′ Elevation Gain)


Detailed Course Map | Turn by Turn Directions | Aid Station Distances and Cutoffs | Elevation Profiles

Aid Stations

Inside Trail Racing aid stations are replete with an optimal variety of glycogen-replenishing, electrolyte-replacing products. The following is a list of some of the foods and beverages each aid station may provide: Gu Energy gels and chews, all-natural nutrition bars from Larabar, trail mix, pretzels, potato chips, Oreo cookies, Pop Tarts, boiled potatoes with salt, Coke, Mountain Dew, Ginger Ale, water, Tailwind Endurance Fuel, PB&J sandwiches, M&M’s, Mike & Ike’s, salt tablets, and tangerines. Aid stations are also equipped with general first aid items but no anti-inflammatory medicine. As distances between aid station vary, we strongly encourage all runners to carry at least one 20oz bottle during their run.

Tailwind is mixed so that it contains 180 – 200 calories per 20 fluid ounces.


Without the support of enthusiastic and caring volunteers producing our races would not be possible. Volunteers of all ages and abilities help with setup, check-in, aid stations, course marshaling, timing, and post-race food.

Volunteering is a fun, novel way to experience races, play in the outdoors, and spend time with friendly people. All volunteers receive a free race T-shirt, free food, and the ability to earn credit toward a future Inside Trail Racing event, commensurate to the amount of time worked. Five hours of assisting an event results in a free race credit or Inside Trail merchandise.

To volunteer for this year’s event, please submit our online volunteer form.


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

All 50K 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:
     ● 12 and under
     ● 13 – 19
     ● 20 – 29
     ● 30 – 39
     ● 40 – 49
     ● 50 – 59
     ● 60 – 69
     ● 70 and over


All registered runners will receive an A4 Cooling Performance Crew technical fabric shirt. This tee is made with top-of-the-line sportswear technology to heighten performance during your toughest workouts. With sun defense, moisture-wicking technology, quick stain release, and comfortable fit, the cooling performance crew serves the needs of every athlete. It’s the perfect year-round choice for outdoor sports and exercise. Get the most out of your workout with this tough, hardworking tee.

Fabric: 4-Ounce polyester interlock features moisture wicking technology, odor resistance and stain release qualities designed to deliver maximum performance characteristics.

     ● 100% Polyester Interlock, 4.0 ounces per square yard
     ● Moisture wicking, Odor resistant, Stain release
     ● Ultra tight knit resists snagging
     ● UPF 30

To be guaranteed your shirt size, you must register by January 19, 2019.


Distance Name Age Year Time
10K – Male Anthony Cortes 25 2019 37:55
10K – Female Stephanie Thornton 29 2017 46:41
25K- Male David Roche 28 2017 1:31:27
25K- Female Megan Roche 26 2017 1:51:20
50K – Male Leor Pantilat 28 2013 3:32:56
50K – Female Kassandra Spitler 27 2018 4:19:58

Fort Ord Trail Run | February 2, 2019

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Fort Ord Trail Run | February 3, 2018

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Fort Ord Trail Run | February 4, 2017

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Fort Ord Trail Run | February 6, 2016

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Fort Ord Trail Run | Jan 31, 2015

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Fort Ord Trail Run | Feb 1, 2014

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Fort Ord Trail Run | February 2, 2013

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