Date

5/5/18

Location

Armstrong Redwoods Visitor Center
(17000 Armstrong Woods Road
Guerneville, CA 95446)

Avg Temps f.

76 high/44 low

Gain/Loss in ft

4,219/4,219

ft/mile gain

136

Highest Elev.

~1500ft

Start

8:00am

Surface

Trail – technical with roots, rocks, and creek crossings; Fire trails

Time Limit

9 hours

Sunrise/set

6:10 am/8:07 pm

Furthest Aid

5.4 miles

Detailed course description:

  1. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mJXh-qjXuLwuDA3RjOvMqI4O8_djZr4Y/view

Lessons Learned from Race Reports

  • Prepare for heat
  • 10+ creek crossings
  • Technical trails with sections of roots and rocks
  • Downhill from about mile 28 to finish at ~31.6 miles
  • Watch for beautiful 1,200+ year old redwoods that are more than 300 ft high!

Elevation

Total gain/loss: 4,219/4,219

Ft/mile gain: 136

Total climbs: 6

Longest climb: Miles ~10-14

Steepest climb: At the start (first 3 miles) and at miles 17-20

Elevation profile: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mJXh-qjXuLwuDA3RjOvMqI4O8_djZr4Y/view

Aid stations

Total aid stations: 8
Furthest distance apart: 5.4 mi *
Locations: Schoolhouse Flat, Austin Creek, Start/Finish – Miles 2.8, 6.9, 8, 13.4, 16.3, 23.2, 28.6
What’s available: A variety of fresh fruit, salty and sugary snacks, bananas, PB&J sandwiches, SaltStick salt tabs, gels, electrolytes sports drink, ginger ale, coke and water.

50k runners may leave a drop bag at Start/Finish next to Ranger station.
Race recommends you carry 20 oz of water between aid stations.
Cup-free race — carry your own bottles/cups.

Crew access

Access Locations: Start/Finish

Crew instructions/directions: N/A

Pacers

No info specified

Race qualifiers

None

Race reports

https://fitapproach.com/a-big-finish-armstrong-redwoods-50k-race-recap/

https://raceraves.com/races/armstrong-redwoods-trail-run/

Strava activities and GPX files

Can’t find on Strava.

https://www.alltrails.com/parks/us/california/armstrong-redwoods-state-reserve

Race Website

https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=53736
http://www.pctrailruns.com/event.aspx?dtid=13005

Race information prepared by Coach Elizabeth Carey