Toro Trail Run

WHEN: Sunday, October 16, 2016
Cancelled due to Soberanes Fire

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WHERE: Toro County Park
501 California 68
Salinas, CA 93908
COST: 5K: $35/ 10K: $45 / Half: $55 / 30K: $65
CONTACT: Inside Trail Racing
(415) 320-6220

Update on Toro Loco and the Soberanes Fire – October 4, 2016

We truly regret to relay the following information, however, we were informed just this morning that Toro County Park will remain closed beyond the October 16 race date. Due to this, we are being forced to cancel this year’s event. Despite the Soberanes Fire being near full containment, firefighting crews continue to occupy the park. Even if they are to vacate the area prior to the 16th, the park and trails will not be able to accommodate the Toro Loco event.

We are as disappointed as you and sincerely apologize for the inconvenience that this causes. Despite being reassured by the park several times that they would be able to accommodate this date, the difficult to contain fire pushed the park closure far beyond their expectations. All currently registered participants will automatically receive credit to any future Inside Trail event in the amount of their registration fee. We have 4 more great events this calendar year in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, and will be back in the Monterey Area for our Fort Ord Trail Run and Ordnance 100K on February 4, 2017. We hope that you can join us.


Toro LocoToro County Park is located six miles from downtown Salinas, and 13 miles from the Monterey Peninsula. First open to the public in 1971, the park’s 4,756 acres have been a haven for thousands of visitors, as it is provides sharp climbs unlike most of the accessible Northern California hiking terrain. It is also home to 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. This is a unique race and is one of our favorite courses because of the amazing trails and splendid views.

Park information: Toro Park

Location: Toro Park

Date: Sunday, October 16, 2016

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

Bib Pickup & Check In: 7:30 AM – 9:00 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.

Weather Forecast for Salinas, CA:

Friday 12/09/2016 60%
Mainly cloudy and rainy. Lows overnight in the mid 50s.
Saturday 12/10/2016 100%
Rain showers in the morning will evolve into a more steady rain in the afternoon. High 61F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.
Sunday 12/11/2016 10%
A few passing clouds, otherwise generally sunny. High 58F. Winds SW 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 56 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:
     ● 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 October 2, 2016.


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 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
5K – Male Jacob Alt 14 2015 23:50
5K – Female Meaghan Kelly 23 2014 29:46
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 Megan Roche 24 2014 1:45:31
30K – Male Christopher Denucci 35 2015 2:33:16
30K – Female Kimberly Lorentz 24 2013 3:18:55