“Quickie” Course Overview & Rescue
DROPPING OUT, QUITTING THE COURSE, RESCUE:
Should you need, for any unfortunate reason, to quit the course, YOU MUST NOTIFY THE AID STATION CAPTAIN & RADIO OPERATOR at one of the major aid stations, Plum Canyon, Stage Coach Saddle, or Blair Valley aid stations.
Water Drop locations are unable to provide transportation or communication. If you find yourself "on the bubble" or worse, be mindful of your ability and strength to reach the next major aid station, before heading back out on the course! FAILURE TO NOTIFY, could needlessly put SEARCH & RESCUE TEAMS to work on securing your safety, or your PURSE $$$$$$.
COURSE BRIEFING, SIMPLE VERSION
50K runners will follow orange ribbons. Half marathon runners will follow yellow ribbons.
There will be combined orange/yellow ribbons for the first segment of the race up until Blair Valley aid station. At Blair Valley, 50K runners will turn around and return to Stage Coach Saddle aid station, while half marathoners will complete a short loop and shortcut to Stage Coach aid station. (During this short loop and short cut for the half marathoners, there will only be yellow ribbons.)
From Stage Coach aid station, both 50K and marathoners will follow the combined orange/yellow ribbons for approximately one mile on the California Riding & Hiking trail until they reach a sandy, jeep road. 50K runners will continue straight across the road, following orange ribbons on the California Riding & Hiking trail, while half marathoners turn left onto the sandy, jeep road (which will still show combined orange/yellow ribbons) back to the start/finish.
50K runners will continue approximately 6.5 miles to Plum Canyon aid station, then return along the 6.5 mile route until they hit the sandy, jeep road once again. They will turn right and follow combined orange/yellow ribbons to the finish.
Elevation gain/loss 50K course: 2,555 feet.
ELEVATION DATA HALF MARATHON Total elevation gain/loss Half Marathon course: 670 feet