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McKenzie River Trail Run, 50 Km
McKenzie Bridge, OR

7:30 a.m.

Sat, Sep 11

Point to point along the McKenzie River National Scenic trail. 17th annual. $45 pre-entry. Entry form online April 1. Limited to 100. Phil Vaughn, MRTR, 5915 F Street, Springfield, OR 97478. (541) 726-6203(h). E-mail: phvaughn@mindspring.com; Web: http://www.users.uswest.net/~ultrawillow/McKenzieRiver.html

Plain 100-Mile Endurance Run
Plain, WA

5:00 a.m.

Sat, Sep 11

Good trails and forest service roads in the Cascade Mountains. No aid stations; no pacers; drop bags and crew at 55 miles only. All entrants must have completed a trail 100-miler or equivalent in the allotted time. Possible evacuation fee. 36-hour time limit. $65 pre-entry only. No race day registration. Limited to 25. Chris Ralph, Cascade Running Club. (425) 828-0250(h). E-mail: cdralph@comcast.net; Web: http://www.cascaderunningclub.com/

Angeles Crest 100 Mile
Wrightwood, CA

 5:00 a.m.

Sat, Sep 18

From Wrightwood to Johnson's Field in Pasadena. 96 miles of single-track trails in the Angeles National Forest. 21,610 feet of climb, 26,700 feet of descent. Highest point is Mt. Baden Powel at 9,300 feet. A So-Cal Ultrarunners Grand Prix Series race. 33-hour time limit. 18th annual. $180 pre-entry before March 1; $205 after March 1; $230 after April 1; $255 after May 1; $280 after June 1. Limited entries. Ken Hamada, 370 West Colorado Street, Arcadia, CA 91007. (626) 447-1574(h). Or Hal Winton, (310) 534-1704(h). E-mail: ken1@ac100.com or h_winton@juno.com; Web: http://www.ac100.com/
Cle Elum Ridge 50 Km Trail Run
Cle Elum, WA

7:00 a.m.

Sat, Sep 18

Challenging single-track course with 6,100 feet of climb and several stream crossings with fantastic mountain top views. Tenth annual. $59 by August 15; $70 thereafter. Frank Fleetham, 6910 Roosevelt Way NE, PMB 108, Seattle, WA 98115. (206) 525-1295(h). E-mail: seafrank@seanet.com
Rio Del Lago 100 Mile
Granite Bay, CA

6:00 a.m.

Sat, Sep 18

Out and back for 67 miles (running east) along the American River Equestrian Trails, then run out back for 33 miles (running west), before returning to the finish line at the school. Fifty- three miles will be run on the Sierra Nevada Run course. Elevation change of 18,000 feet on 98 percent well-groomed trails and dirt roads. 30-hour time limit. 28 well-stocked aid stations. Limited to 150. $195 before July 1; $205 (postmarked) until September 1; $215 until September 17. No refunds. Norm Klein, 11139 Mace River Court, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670. (916) 859-0821(h); (916) 638-0857(fax).
Sierra Nevada 53.2 Mile
Granite Bay, CA

6:00 a.m.

Sat, Sep 18

Out and back along the North Fork of the American River Canyon on 99 percent trails. Run starts in Granite Bay, then ascends on horse trails to Auburn, where the course descends on the Western States trail to the turnaround at No Hands Bridge. Runners return to Granite Bay via the Western States Trail. 15-hour time limit. Well-stocked aid stations are provided approximately every 5.5 miles. $65 before August 21; $75 until September 17; $85 race day. Norm Klein, 11139 Mace River Court, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670. (916) 859-0821(h); (916) 638-0857(fax). 

Mount Diablo Fall 50 Km Trail Run
Clayton, CA

8:30 a.m.

Sat, Sep 25

Mount Diablo is the highest mountain in the Bay Area and provides spectacular views of the surrounding valleys and East Bay.  The course does two loops to the summit at 3,849 feet. $40. Pacific Coast Trail Runs, 141 Flora Avenue, #34, Walnut Creek, CA 94595. (925) 947-3787(h). E-mail: info@PCTrailRuns.com; Web: http://www.PCTrailRuns.com/
Baker Lake 50 Km Trail Run
Concrete, WA  

8:00 a.m.

Sat, Oct 2

31.5-mile run, mostly on trail along scenic Baker Lake. Third running. $10 US/$15 CDN no-shirt entry, $30 US/$40 CDN with dri-release, long-sleeved shirt by September 11. Limited to 75. Dave Dutton, 18431 Dike Road, Mount Vernon, WA 98273. (360) 848-1146(h). E-mail: dave@bakerlake50k.com; Web: http://bakerlake50k.com/

Capitol Peak 50 Km
Olympia, WA

8:00 a.m.

Sat, Oct 2

Forested single-track in the Blackhills Mountains outside Olympia. Eight-hour time limit. $40 by September 1; $45 thereafter. Limited to 250. Benefits the Evergreen State College Cross-Country Team. John Pearch, 5040 Donovan Drive SE, Apt. 3, Olympia, WA 98501. (360) 455-1400(h). Or John Varner, (360) 866-6433(h). E-mail: j.pearch@comcast.net or jvarner@wildmail.com; Web: http://www.capitolpeakultras.com
Dick Collins Firetrails 50
Castro Valley, CA

6:30 a.m.

Sat, Oct 9

Out-and-back course; mostly along the legendary East Bay Skyline trail; fire roads and single-track trails with views of San Francisco, Mt. Tamalpais, and Mt. Diablo. 7,500 feet of climb. 13-hour time limit. 22nd annual. $55 pre-entry by September 180; $75 thereafter; $85 on race day. Ann Trason, 254 Trinity Avenue, Kensington, CA 94708. (510) 525-0337(h). E-mail: anncarl@earthlink.net; Web: http://home.earthlink.net/~anncarl/

Montana de Oro 50 Km Trail Run
Los Osos, CA

8:30 a.m.

Sat, Oct 9

Montaņa de Oro, "Mountain of Gold", features seven miles of shoreline, rugged cliffs, sandy beaches, coastal plains, streams, canyons, and hills, including 1,347-foot Valencia Peak.  The views are spectacular, the breezes always fresh, and you are never far from the sound and sight of the sea. $45. Pacific Coast Trail Runs, 141 Flora Avenue, #34, Walnut Creek, CA 94595. (925) 947-3787(h). E-mail: events@PCTrailRuns.com; Web: http://www.PCTrailRuns.com/

Lake of the Sky Trail Run and Relay, 39 Mile

Tahoe City, CA

7:00 a.m.

Sat, Oct 16

The course is from Tahoe City to Brockway Summit and back on the Tahoe Rim Trail. Seventh race in the 2004 Ultrarunner.net Race Series presented by Fuel Belt. Great Fall run at Lake Tahoe. Post race buffet. Age division awards. 11-hour time limit. $60 by September 10; $70 by October 14; $80 race day.  Add $10 for relay. Limited to 100. Ultrarunner.net, P.O. Box 5918, Incline Village, NV 89450. (541) 301-0589(h). E-mail: robert@ultrarunner.net; Web: http://www.ultrarunner.net/lots50k.html

San Diego Endurance Runs
Lake Morena, CA

6:00 a.m.

Sat, Oct 23

The race starts and finishes at Lake Morena Campground in Campo, CA, 60 miles east of San Diego. The course is an out-and-back on 33 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail and 27 miles on fireroads and single track trails in Laguna Mountains within the Cleveland National Forest. Distances include 100 miles, 50 miles, and a marathon. 15,000 to 20,000 feet elevation gain. 31-hour time limit. Third annual. $125 for 100-mile; $65 for the 50-mile; and $40 for the marathon. Limited to 50 per event. Benefits San Diego Sheriff's Department Search and Rescue. Paul Schmidt, 7916 Sterling Drive, El Cajon, CA 92021-1717. (619) 441-7218(h); (619) 388-7950(w). E-mail: sandiego100@cox.net; Web: http://www.members.cox.net/sandiego100/

Seacliff Beach 50 Km Trail Run
Aptos, CA 

8:00 a.m.

Sat, Oct 23

$40. Wendell Doman, Pacific Coast Trail Runs, 141 Flora Avenue #34, Walnut Creek, CA 94595. (925) 947-3787(h).
Whiskeytown 50 Km Trail Run
Redding, CA

8:00 a.m.

Sat, Oct 23

50-km course is 97 percent dirt fire roads and single-track trails. Course is mostly shaded with a few small creek crossing, aid stations every four to five miles. Nine-hour time limit. Fifth annual. $50 for 50-km, $30 for 30-km, $20 for 8-mile. Benefits SWEAT Running Club Scholarship Program. John Luaces, 1670 Dakota Way, Redding, CA 96003. (530) 246-8560(h). E-mail: jkluaces@sbcglobal.net; Web: http://www.geocities.com/sweatrc/
Sisters Poker Run, 36 Miles
Sisters, OR

8:00 a.m.

Sun, Oct 24

A low-key run of approximately 36 miles on local trails and forest service roads from Sisters to the Head of the Metolius and back, while circumnavigating Black Butte.  Awards are based on the best poker hand drawn from collecting cards at each of the five aid stations. Eight-hour time limit. First annual. $25. Limited to 52. Benefits Sisters Community Trails System. Eugene Trahern, P.O. Box 2242, Sisters, OR 97759. (541) 549-1331(h). E-mail: cccengr@msn.com

San Diego One Day
San Diego, CA

10:00 a.m.

Sat, Nov 6

AUA American National 24-Hour Championship race. $5,000 in cash prizes with $1,500 each to Men's and Women's 24-hour U.S. winners. $500 bonus for new American men's or women's 24-hour road record. New one-mile road loop in Mission Bay, San Diego with ocean view. Also 24-hour relay.  Additional 12-hour/6-person team relay with $1,000 to overall winners. Chip timing and real time results. Sixth annual. $145 for 24-hour, $85 for 12-hour.  $250 for 24 and 12-hour relays.  Add late fee for $25 for postmark after October 1. Limited to 1230 for 24-hour and 20 for 12-hour. John Metz, 1419 S. Pacific Street, Oceanside, CA 92054-4937. (760) 967-8348(h). E-mail: Johnm@sandiego1dayrace.com; Web: http://www.sandiego1dayrace.com/

Ron Herzog Memorial 50 Km
Granite Falls, WA

7:30 a.m.

Sat, Nov 13

Loop course of logging roads with five miles of trail and tank traps.  Last two miles on pavement.  One aid station at 15.5 miles with drop bags.  No shirts, no awards.  No pets please. 12th annual. $15. Benefits the ALS Foundation in memory of Ron Herzog. Chris Ralph, Cascade Running Club, P.O. Box 218, Kirkland, WA 98083. (206) 795-0338(h); (760) 465-7404(fax). E-mail: cdralph@comcast.net; Web: http://www.cascaderunningclub.com/
Stinson Beach Trail Run
Stinson Beach, CA

8:30 a.m.

Sat, Nov 13

Experience the awesome views of the Pacific Ocean as you travel from popular Stinson Beach to the wooded trails surrounding Mt. Tamalpais. $40. Pacific Coast Trail Runs, 141 Flora Avenue, #34, Walnut Creek, CA 94595. (925) 947-3787(h). E-mail: info@pacifictrailruns.com; Web: http://www.pacifictrailruns.com/
Tanks Alot 50 Km
Granite Falls, WA 

7:30 a.m.

Sat, Nov 13

Start at Masonic Park outside Granite Falls and run on logging roads to a wooded trail leading to the tank traps and the only aid station at 15.5 miles. Turn around, through the traps and back to the start/finish. 2,300 feet elevation gain. Third annual. $15. Benefits the ALS Foundation in memory of Ron Herzog. Chris Ralph, Cascade Running Club, P.O. Box 218, Kirkland, WA 98083. (206) 795-0338(h); (760) 465-7404(fax). E-mail: cdralph@comcast.net; Web: http://www.cascaderunningclub.com/

Quadruple Dipsea
Mill Valley, CA

8:00 a.m.

Sat, Nov 27

Double out-and-back on the famed Dipsea Trail. 9,200 feet of climb and descent. 8.5-hour time limit. $50. Limited to 250. John Medinger, 2060 Manzanita Drive, Oakland, CA 94611. (415) 733-4584(h). E-mail: tropicaljohn@yahoo.com; Web: http://www.run100s.com/qd.htm

OTHTC High Desert 50 Km
Ridgecrest, CA

7:00 a.m.

Sun, Dec 5

Sandy washes, single-track trails, jeep roads and rolling hills, all in the Mojave Desert. Carbo-load dinner. Also a 30-km. Well-marked course with nine well-stocked aid stations. Coolmax t-shirts. 19th annual. $50 for 50-km, $40 for 30-km. Chris Rios, 229 N. Chambers Street, Ridgecrest, CA 93555. (760) 384-3764(h); (760) 939-5399(w). E-mail: canddrios@aol.com; Web: http://www.othtc.com/

Muir Beach 50 Km Trail Run
Muir Beach, CA 

8:30 a.m.

Sat, Dec 18

This hilly, scenic loop course travels from the ocean at Muir Beach and heads to the Muir Woods National Monument. $40. Wendell Doman, Pacific Trail Runs, 141 Flora Avenue #34, Walnut Creek, CA 94595. (925) 947-3787(h). E-mail: events@PCTrailRuns.com; Web: http://www.PCTrailRuns.com/

H.U.R.T. Trail 100-Mile Endurance Run

Honolulu, HI 

6:00 a.m.

Sat, Jan 15, 2005

A very tough 100-mile multiple (5) lap course on muddy, rooted, and rocky single-track trails in an urban mountainous tropical rainforest. Over 23,750 feet of ascent. Designed for the minimalist and experienced adventure ultra runners. Also a 23,750 feet of climb and descent. 36-hour time limit. Fifth annual. $125 until December 5; $175 thereafter. No race day entry. Limited to 75. P.J. Salmonson, 46-180 Lilipuna Road, Kaneohe, HI 96744. (808) 235-0577(h). E-mail: hurtpals@aol.com; Web: http://www.run100s.com/ht100.htm or http://www.hurthawaii.com/

Way Too Cool 50 Km
Cool, CA

8:00 a.m. 

Sat, Mar 12, 2005

Most popular 50 km trail run in the U.S.  Scenic course along the Middle Fork of the American River Canyon using past and present sections of the Western States course.  97 percent dirt trails and roads.  Ideal course for the first-time ultrarunner. Seventeenth annual.  A PA/USATF Ultra Grand Prix event and part of the Montrail Ultra Cup Series. Entry available Sunday, December 12. 100 percent only online!! Limited to 450. No write-in applications. Greg Soderlund, 242 Hartnell Place, Sacramento, CA 95825-6612. (916) 387-8796(h). E-mail: wser100@comcast.net; Web: http://www.run100s.com/snu/
Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run
Squaw Valley, CA

5:00 a.m.

Sat, Jun 25, 2005

The first 100-mile trail-run in the World.  Run along the beautiful trails of the High Sierra, pass through deep forests and canyons, and over high mountain passes.  Run through the old mining communities of Last Chance, Devil's Thumb, and Michigan Bluff.  A PA/USATF Ultra Grand Prix event and part of the Montrail Ultra Cup Series. 30-hour time limit. 32nd annual. $195. Entries are limited and determined by lottery. Applications for 2005 are available now by mail or the website.  Entries close November 15. Greg Soderlund, 242 Hartnell Place, Sacramento, CA 95825-6612.  (916) 387-8796(h). E-mail: wser100@comcast.net; Web: http://www.ws100.com/