Santa Cruz Trail Run

WHEN: Sunday – August 2, 2015
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WHERE: Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
101 North Big Trees Park Road
Felton, CA 95018
COST: 10K: $45 / Half: $55 / 30K: $65
CONTACT: Inside Trail Racing
Thank you for joining us at the 2015 Santa Cruz Trail Run!

Results can be view on the Inside Trail Racing results page.

Read the final runner confirmation email here.

Add $10 if registering on or after July 12, 2015 Add $15 at check-in, if not sold out.
Pre-registration ONLY through 5:00 PM on Friday, July 31, or until sold out.


Santa Cruz Trail RunGiant redwoods dominate the landscape in our Santa Cruz Trail Run. Aside from coiling single-track that opens up to expansive roads and paths–and even sand–participants will enjoy the ocean breezes pouring in from the Santa Cruz coast. This race delivers everything from river crossings to high ridges with aid stations every 5-6 miles for refueling before tackling the next beautiful, albeit strenuous, section. This is a perfect race for family and friends to attend. They can cheer, enjoy Henry Cowell park, and consume post-race food fit for a trail running king or queen!

Parking at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is $10.00. There is limited parking along Highway 9 outside of the park. To save some money, we recommend you carpool from Felton (minutes away from the park) or Santa Cruz.

Information on Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is available here.

Location: Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

Date: Sunday, August 2, 2015

Events: 10K, Half Marathon & 30K

Bib & Shirt Pickup: 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Start Times:
     ● 30K – 8:30 AM
     ● Half – 8:30 AM
     ● 10K – 9:00 AM

Time Limit: There is a 6 hour time limit for the 30K race.

Parking: Parking is available at the Start/Finish area at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. The park charges $10 for each vehicle. Carpooling is always strongly encouraged.

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

Weather Forecast for Felton, CA:

Freeze Warning

1:03 PM PST on November 28, 2015
9:00 AM PST on November 29, 2015
Saturday 11/28/2015 0%
Sunny. High 58F. Winds light and variable.
Sunday 11/29/2015 0%
Mainly sunny. High around 60F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 11/30/2015 20%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing. High 59F. Winds light and variable.

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 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 July 19, 2015.


Course Maps

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

Elevation Charts

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Turn by Turn Directions

Aid Station Distances and Timing

Aid Station Driving Directions

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.


Santa Cruz Trail Run | August 2, 2015

10K Overall
Half Marathon Overall
30K Overall
Age group results can be seen using the drop down menu on the upper right of the results page.


Santa Cruz Trail Run | August 9, 2014

10K Overall
Half Marathon Overall
30K Overall
Age group results can be seen using the drop down menu on the upper right of the results page.


Santa Cruz Trail Run | August 3, 2013

10K Overall
Half Marathon Overall
30K Overall
50K Overall
10K Age Group
Half Marathon Age Group
30K Age Group
50K Age Group


Santa Cruz Trail Run | August 4, 2012

10K Overall
Half Marathon Overall
30K Overall
50K Overall
10K Age Group
Half Marathon Age Group
30K Age Group
50K Age Group


Distance Name Age Year Time
10K – Male Ryan Hoffman 35 2014 41:28
10K – Female Tiffany Verbica 39 2015 49:38
Half Marathon – Male Craig Schmidt 31 2014 1:35:11
Half Marathon – Female Robin Young 24 2014 1:53:02
30K – Male Dylan Peterson 28 2015 2:01:11
30K – Female Tori Tyler 27 2014 2:18:19
50K – Male Jacob Singleton 24 2013 4:12:26
50K – Female Holly Miller 39 2013 6:03:41


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Santa Cruz Trail Run – 2012