Santa Cruz Trail Run

WHEN: Saturday – August 4, 2018
WHERE: Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
101 North Big Trees Park Road
Felton, CA 95018
COST: 10K: $50 / Half: $60 / 30K: $70
CONTACT: Inside Trail Racing
(415) 320-6220
Register Online Register By Mail

Add $10 if registering on or after July 14, 2018. Add $15 at check-in, if not sold out.
Pre-registration through 9:00 AM on August 2, or until sold out.


Giant 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: Saturday, August 4, 2018

Events: 10K, Half Marathon & 30K

Bib & Shirt Pickup: 7:30 AM – 9:00 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.

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 72 hours of the event) to a future ITR event. Only registered runners can participate, and you cannot exchange your entry with another runner.

If a race is completely cancelled or rescheduled, we will transfer 100% of your entry fee to another ITR event. If a race location is changed due to park closures, we will automatically transfer the registration over to the new venue, or we will issue a 100% credit if cancellation is received by 7am on the Friday prior to the event.


30K (18.2 Miles with 3,250′ Elevation Gain)

Download file: SC-30K.gpx

Half Marathon (13.5 Miles with 2,625′ Elevation Gain)

Download file: SC-Half.gpx

10K (6.1 Miles with 980′ Elevation Gain)

Download file: SC-10K.gpx

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 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 Port and Company performance blend t-shirt.. This tee is made with top-of-the-line sportswear technology to heighten performance during your toughest workouts. A soft cotton hand feel joins Dry Zone® moisture-wicking technology for unbeatable comfort and performance. Get the most out of your workout with this tough, hardworking tee.

     ● 4.5-ounce, 65/35 poly/cotton
     ● Removable tag for comfort and relabeling
     ● Side seamed with a contoured body for a slender, athletic fit

To be guaranteed your shirt size, you must register by July 21, 2018.


Distance Name Age Year Time
10K – Male Anthony Cortes 23 2017 40:30
10K – Female Claire Otte 17 2017 49:30
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

Santa Cruz | August 5, 2017

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Santa Cruz | July 30, 2016

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Santa Cruz Trail Run | August 2, 2015

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Santa Cruz Trail Run | August 9, 2014

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Santa Cruz Trail Run | August 3, 2013

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Santa Cruz Trail Run | August 4, 2012

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