This is a "eco-trail race" The course is demanding. Runners must be in good condition and have trail running experience. This is not a course for a first time trail racer. Located on Santa Cruz Island in the wilderness of the Channel Islands National Park (off the coast of southern California). This race is a once in a lifetime chance to see the wilderness trails of Santa Cruz Island.The Park is majestic, make sure you take in the sights. You will have an opportunity to see island wildlife.
(This trail race takes place in October each year. Visit race website link below for details.)
Location: California, United States
Geographic Area: Ventura County
Nearby City: Mugu State Park
Race Length: 13.1 miles (21.1 km)
3,756 feet (+287 ft/mi)
Elevation Loss: 3,772 feet (-288 ft/mi)
High Point: 1,407 feet
Low Point: 1 feet
85% dirt trails, 15% dirt roads, 0% paved
Website URL: http://www.runsantacruzisland.com (opens new window)
Race Director: TIMHAGEL
The course is demanding and runners must be in good condition and have trail running experience. This is not a course for a first time trail racer. After the 3 mile mark the trail continues a back and forth rugged ascent and decent- ascent pattern until mile 6 at which time you will reach the second 1400 foot peak (the views are awesome). This first six mile is the toughest on your cardio. You will be challenged the first 3 miles and may not like us. Bear with the course, the payoff is huge with incredible Island Wilderness.
There will be a 4 hour cut-off time at the 10.2 mile mark of the half marathon.
We can't stress enough that this is a rugged but one of a kind trail run.
Check out or website for more details.
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Submitted On: 7/19/2011
By: TIMHAGEL (Race Director)