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Big Sur Land Trust's Race for Open Space

The 2021 Race for Open Space is a virtual/live hybrid event taking place from April 4 to April 25. People can race designated trail courses and/or join the challenge to collectively walk, hike, and run 10,000 miles as a community. Participants are invited to “DIY” their own experience by logging miles on their own, reserving a date to access Big Sur Land Trust properties, or selecting a time to experience one of two Adventure Courses on lands closed to the general public.

When: April
(This trail race takes place in April each year. Visit race website link below for details.)

Location: California, United States
Geographic Area: Monterey County
Nearby City: Salinas

Event 1:
Race Length: 21 miles (33.8 km)
Elevation Gain: 4,250 feet (+202 ft/mi)
50% dirt trails, 50% dirt roads, 0% paved
Event 2:
Race Length: 9 miles (14.5 km)
Elevation Gain: 1,250 feet (+139 ft/mi)
50% dirt trails, 50% dirt roads, 0% paved
Event 3:
Race Length: 8.5 km (5.3 mi)
Elevation Gain: 2,736 feet (+516 ft/mi)
50% dirt trails, 50% dirt roads, 0% paved
Event 4:
Race Length: 4 km (2.5 mi)
Elevation Gain: 450 feet (+180 ft/mi)
0% dirt trails, 100% dirt roads, 0% paved
Event 5:
Race Length: 2.4 miles (3.9 km)
Elevation Gain: 460 feet (+192 ft/mi)
0% dirt trails, 100% dirt roads, 0% paved
Additional Information

Website URL: http://bit.ly/2021_ROS (opens new window)
Race Director: bigsurlandtrust
Phone: 831-625-5523 x 114

Details
The Race for Open Space is a fun trail run/hike/walk that promotes healthy outdoor recreation in connection to local landscapes while raising funds to support Big Sur Land Trust's work throughout Monterey County. During this year's hybrid virtual/live Race for Open Space, Big Sur Land Trust encourages you to lace up your shoes, step outside, and find your wonder no matter where you live. From April 4-25 you can choose to race designated courses, run/walk as many miles as you can wherever you are, or both.

COVID-19 has emphasized how tremendously important spending time in nature can be for our wellbeing. In overwhelming moments of stress, time outdoors can have a calming effect – whether it’s simply stepping into your backyard or a neighborhood park, or, if you’re fortunate enough, heading out to a magnificent open space that’s not too far away from home. In nature we play, rest, and reconnect to our larger natural community. We find our wonder.

The Race for Open Space is a fun trail run/hike/walk that promotes healthy outdoor recreation in connection to local landscapes while raising funds to support Big Sur Land Trust's work throughout Monterey County. Big Sur Land Trust's mission is to inspire love of land across generations, conservation of our unique Monterey County landscapes, and access to outdoor experiences for all.

Use a tracking app like RaceJoy, Strava, Garmin, MapMyRun, or others to log your activities. Submit your course times, daily mileage, and photos for a chance at prizes and recognition. (Note to all the speedy people: There will be no double-dipping for first-place prizes.) This is an honor system, and we trust you are truly running/walking the miles that you submit. Top finishers will be asked to share a screenshot of their activities to confirm their placement.

If you wish to access Land Trust properties for the race component or the trail mile challenge component, you will need to decide which property/properties to access, select a recommended course, and select a date/time. The "Adventure Courses" (9-mile and 21-mile) are exclusive opportunities offered only on April 17, 18, and 24 in partnership with the California State Parks, Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District, Santa Lucia Conservancy, and Santa Lucia Preserve.

All participation is fully self-supported, meaning runners must bring their own water and nutrition. We also recommend participants run prepared by bringing a small first aid kit in case of emergency.

 


 

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Submitted On: 3/18/2021
By: bigsurlandtrust (Race Director)

Modified On: 3/18/2021

 

 

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