Golden State Trail Run

WHEN: August 21, 2021
WHERE: Fort Ord Travel Camp
1530 Watkins Gate Road
East Garrison, CA 93933
COST: 10K: $55 / Half: $70 / 35K: $80 / 50K: $90
CONTACT: Inside Trail Racing
Online registration will open once we have confirmation of the event date.

Add $10 if registering on or after July 24, 2021. Add $15 at check-in, if not sold out.
Pre-registration through 5:00 PM on August 19, 2021, or until sold out.


The Golden State 50K/35K/Half Marathon/10K is our newest, premier summer event, traversing the fabulous trails of Fort Ord National Monument. Each course is newly designed, and different than our winter time Fort Ord Trail Runs, including new trails and more single-track running! Fort Ord National Monument has a vast array of endangered and rare species of plants and animals, some of which are rarely found outside of its boundaries. The botany on this terrain is just as diverse as the animals that roam it. Fort Ord has vegetation ranging from maritime chaparral to grasslands, marshes and gorgeous fields of flowers. The Golden State courses provide a grand tour of Fort Ord and all this former military base has to offer.

Fort Ord National Monument is truly golden in the summer. Runners will be treated to rolling hills, vast fields of wildflowers, and varied terrain, including smooth single-track, sandy hills, and exposed fire roads.

Park information: Fort Ord National Monument / Fort Ord Travel Camp

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 &
                Former Fort Ord Travel Camp

Date: August 21, 2021

Events: 10K, Half, 35K, 50K

Start Times:
          10K – 8:30 AM
          Half – 8:00 AM
          35K – 7:30 AM
          50K – 7:30 AM

Check-In & Bib Pickup:

      Race Morning
August 21, 2021
6:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Fort Ord Travel Camp (Start/Finish Area)
1530 Watkins Gate Road
East Garrison, CA 93933


Time Limit: There is a 9 hour time limit for the 50K race.

Parking: Parking is available within the Fort Ord Travel Camp site, adjacent to the Start/Finish area, off of Watkins Gate Road. Carpooling is always strongly encouraged. Do not park outside of the Travel Camp area, or within the East Garrison community. To access the parking area please follow these directions:

  • > From Hwy 1 – Take the Reservation Road exit at the city of Marina heading East.
    Follow Reservation Road beyond Marina for 5.8 miles.
    Turn Right at Watkins Gate Road.
    Take Watkins Gate Road straight for 0.9 Mile
    Continue straight to the Fort Ord Travel Camp site.
  • > From Hwy. 68 – Take the Reservation Road exit heading west towards Marina.
    Follow Reservation Road for 3.2 miles to Watkins Gate Road.
    Turn left at Watkins Gate.
    Take Watkins Gate Road straight for 0.9 Mile
    Continue straight to the Fort Ord Travel Camp site.

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

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.


50K (31.0 Miles/3,820′ Elevation Gain)

35K (22.9 Miles/2,750′ Elevation Gain)

Half Marathon (13.1 Miles/1,450′ Elevation Gain)

10K (6.4 Miles/460′ 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.


Without the support of enthusiastic and caring volunteers producing our races would not be possible. Volunteers of all ages and abilities help with setup, check-in, aid stations, course marshaling, timing, and post-race food.

Volunteering is a fun, novel way to experience races, play in the outdoors, and spend time with friendly people. All volunteers receive a free race T-shirt, free food, and the ability to earn credit toward a future Inside Trail Racing event, commensurate to the amount of time worked. Five hours of assisting an event results in a free race credit or Inside Trail merchandise.

To volunteer for this year’s event, please submit our online volunteer form.


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

All 50K finishers will receive a custom printed Pint Glass with the race logo.

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 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 August 7, 2021.


Distance Name Age Year Time
10K – Male Anthony Cortes 25 2019 38:34
10K – Female Kelly Elmore 34 2019 48:28
Half Marathon – Male Scott Trummer 26 2018 1:21:39
Half Marathon – Female Molly Lesser 28 2018 1:48:39
35K – Male Avinoam Maier 28 2019 2:41:39
35K – Female Kathryn Schmidt 53 2019 4:03:42
50K – Male David Sadowski 33 2019 4:34:31
50K – Female Sunduk Kim 40 2019 4:49:25

Golden State | August 24, 2019

10K Overall
Half Marathon Overall
35K Overall
50K Overall


Golden State | August 18, 2018

10K Overall
Half Marathon Overall
35K Overall
50K Overall