Rodeo Valley Trail Run

WHEN: Saturday – June 13, 2015
WHERE: Marin Headlands, GGNRA
Rodeo Beach
End of Mitchell Road
Sausalito, CA 94965
COST: 8K: $40 / Half: $50 / 30K: $60 / 50K: $70
CONTACT: Inside Trail Racing
Thanks for joining us at this year’s Rodeo Valley Trail Run.
Results are now available on the results tab. Photos will be posted soon.

The 2016 Rodeo Valley Trail Run is currently scheduled for June 11, 2016.


Rodeo Valley Trail RunStarting just steps away from historic Fort Cronkhite, a preserved WWII mobilization post, and the dark sands of Rodeo Beach, this trail race is comprised of steep pitches and lofty downhill sections as it undulates the beautiful Marin Headlands hills and coastline. Coastal trail and Pirates cove provide astonishing views of the Pacific ocean, while glimpses of San Francisco and the Golden Gate bridge appear as you traverse the SCA Trail single-track. As part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the Marin Headlands is rich with wildlife, including foxes, coyotes, and bobcats, along with the more rare mountain lion sighting. With distances of 8K, Half Marathon, 30K, and 50K there is a race to challenge and appreciate all running abilities and a scenery that will make even the most curse-worthy climb more benign.

Park information: Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Location: Rodeo Beach, Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Date: Saturday, June 13, 2015

Events: 8K, Half Marathon, 30K & 50K

Check-In & Bib Pickup: 7:30 AM – 8:15 AM

Start Times:
     ● 30K & 50K – 8:30 AM
     ● Half Marathon – 8:45 AM
     ● 8K – 9:15 AM

Time Limit: There is an 8.5 hour time limit for the 50K race.

Parking: Parking is available in the Smith Road parking area, and Marin Mammal Center annex lot in the Marin Headlands. Carpooling is always strongly encouraged.

Race Capacity: The Rodeo Valley Trail Run will have a capacity of 400 runners, across all distances.

Weather Forecast for Rodeo Beach:

Saturday 11/28/2015 0%
Sunny. High near 55F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday 11/29/2015 0%
Mainly sunny. High 57F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 11/30/2015 20%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing. High 56F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

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 May 30, 2015.


Course Map

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

Turn by Turn Directions

Aid Station Distances and Cutoffs

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
8K – Male Nathan Ostdiek 16 2015 34:25
8K – Female Leah Karsten 22 2015 42:11
Half Marathon – Male Tyler Hanson 20 2015 1:27:45
Half Marathon – Female Kate Major 37 2015 1:44:31
30K – Male Alex Varner 27 2012 2:07:19
30K – Female Tori Tyler 27 2014 2:33:38
50K – Male Dave Mackey 43 2013 3:40:54
50K – Female Kimberley O’Donnell 23 2013 4:22:58