China Camp Trail Run

WHEN: September 4, 2021
WHERE: China Camp State Park
Miwok Meadows Picnic Area
800 North San Pedro Road
San Rafael, CA 94901
COST: 5K: $45 / 10K: $55 / Half Marathon: $70
CONTACT: Inside Trail Racing
Online registration will open once we have confirmation of the event date.

Add $10 if registering on or after August 7, 2021. Add $15 at check-in, if not sold out.
Pre-registration through 5:00 PM on September 2, 2021, or until sold out.


Once a thriving Chinese settlement subsisting off of shrimp fishing, China Camp is now a popular state park for boaters, runners/hikers, and mountain bikers. An extensive trail network will greet you with views of Mt. Tam, San Pablo Bay, and San Francisco Bay as you traverse twisting single-track trails, climbing up and over the peak. The courses wind along thick forests and descend out into open trails on the San Pablo Bay side of the park. Each race is relatively fast, with a nice punch of a climb beginning 1.5 miles into the course, leaving plenty of room to push it or just hike and enjoy the wild turkeys and sounds of the woods around you. China camp is a rare locale for a running race, so be sure not to miss this special event.

Park information: China Camp State Park

Location: China Camp State Park

Date: Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021

Events: 5K, 10K, Half Marathon

Start Times:
     ● Half Marathon – 8:30 AM
     ● 10K – 9:00 AM
     ● 5K – 9:15 AM

Check-In & Bib Pickup:

      Early Pickup
September 3, 2021

3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Sports Basement – Novato Location
100 Vintage Way
Novato, CA, 94945
      Race Morning
September 4, 2021
7:30 AM – 9:15 AM
Miwok Meadows
China Camp State Park

Parking:  There is no charge for parking. Please park along N. San Pedro Rd. at the entrance to Miwok Meadows (you may use address: 800 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael, CA).  Then walk up the dirt access road to the start/finish area. Carpooling is always strongly encouraged.

Race Capacity: The China Camp Trail Run will have a capacity of 350 runners, across all distances.

Cutoffs and Course Closure: The Half Marathon has a 4.5 hour cutoff. All runners must be off the course by 1:00 PM.

ITR Refund Policy:
Entry fees to our trail runs are non-refundable, and we do not offer transfers or deferrals to future races. However, with advanced notice, we are happy to credit part of your entry fee to a future Inside Trail Racing event. A credit worth 50% of your original race fee will be issued if the cancellation is received at least 3 weeks prior to the race. There will be no credits or refunds provided if a cancellation is made within 3 weeks of the race. Only registered runners can participate, and you cannot exchange your entry with another runner. Credits will be available for 1 full year from its issue date.

Only registered runners can participate, and you may not exchange your entry with another individual.

We do not cancel races due to rain or heat. Due to trail work, closures, “Acts of God”, or for myriad other reasons, permitting agencies may require changes to the publicized courses at any time prior to an event. This is out of our control, and we therefore will not offer refunds or credits in such a situation. If a race location is changed due to park closures, we will automatically transfer the registration over to the new venue, or entrants may choose to cancel their entry (non-refundable) and we will mail awards.

Hosting a trail running event is an expensive and risky endeavor. All race costs are paid for well in advance of race day, so there is no financial gain to be made if a person does not show up on race day. We want all of our registered runners to show up, run, and have fun. While we understand that injuries, conflicts, emergencies, deaths, and other unfortunate events happen and may impact your plans for participation, we must adhere to our cancellation policies.


Half Marathon (13.0 Miles with 1,850′ Elevation Gain)

10K (6.4 Miles with 825′ Elevation Gain)

5K (3.0 Miles with 315′ 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.


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

All 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:
     ● 13 and under
     ● 14 – 19
     ● 20 – 29
     ● 30 – 39
     ● 40 – 49
     ● 50 – 59
     ● 60 – 69
     ● 70 and over


All registered runners will receive a District Perfect-Tri tri-blend 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, this tri-blend 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.

     ● 4.5-ounce, 50/25/25 poly/combed ring spun cotton/rayon, 32 singles
     ● 1X1 rib knit neck
     ● Shoulder to shoulder taping
     ● UPF 30

To be guaranteed your shirt size, you must register by August 21, 2021.


Distance Name Age Year Time
5K – Male Bryan Scott-Lorentz 28 2012 18:47
5K – Female Patricia Bender 35 2018 22:41
10K – Male Anthony Cortes 23 2017 42:33
10K – Female Lyndsay Harper 30 2019 48:16
Half Marathon – Male Paul Balmer 28 2018 1:23:48
Half Marathon – Female Megan Deakins 23 2014 1:28:35

China Camp | June 1, 2019

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China Camp | June 2, 2018

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China Camp | May 13, 2017

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China Camp | May 21, 2016

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China Camp 2016


China Camp Trail Run | May 23, 2015

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China Camp Trail Run | May 24, 2014

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China Camp Trail Run | May 25, 2013

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China Camp Trail Run | Nov. 17, 2012

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China Camp Trail Run | May 26, 2012

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