Fort Ord Trail Run

WHEN: Saturday – January 30, 2016
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WHERE: Laguna Seca Recreation Area
1025 Monterey Salinas Highway
Salinas, CA 93908
COST: 10K: $45 / 25K: $60 / 50K: $70
CONTACT: Inside Trail Racing
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Add $10 if registering on or after January 9, 2016. Add $15 at check-in, if not sold out.
Pre-registration through 5:00 PM on January 28, or until sold out.

Race Info

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, January 30, 2016

Events: 10K, 25K, 50K

Bib & Shirt Pickup: 7:00 AM – 8:15 AM

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

Time Limit: There is a 9 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 400 runners, across all distances.

Weather Forecast for Salinas, CA:

High 71°/Low 55°
High 71°/Low 55°
High 74°/Low 56°
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
High 76°/Low 56°


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 January 16, 2016.

Course Info

Course Maps

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

50K GPS Route | 25K GPS Route | 10K GPS Route

Aid Station Distances & Cutoffs

Turn by Turn Directions

Elevation Charts

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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 Shot Gels, Clif Bars, and Gu Chomps as well as sweet and salty offerings like trail mix, pretzels, potato chips, Oreo cookies, Pop Tarts, boiled potatoes with salt, regular soda (Coke or Pepsi), Mountain Dew, Ginger Ale, 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. As distances between aid station vary, we strongly encourage all runners to carry at least one 20oz bottle during their run.



Distance Name Age Year Time
10K – Male Derek Schnell 24 2015 39:44
10K – Female Jamie Bascom 38 2014 48:06
25K- Male Craig Schmidt 31 2015 1:36:04
25K- Female Renata Skersyte 33 2015 2:11:19
50K – Male Leor Pantilat 28 2013 3:32:56
50K – Female Jennifer Goldstein 31 2013 4:25:56