Point Pinole Regional Shoreline (SF Bay Area)

Avg Temps f.


Gain/Loss in ft

150 ft/loop

ft/mile gain

45 ft/mile

Highest Elev.

~80 feet




98% dirt fire trails

Time Limit

12 hours



Furthest Aid

1.7 miles

Summary: All races will take place on a 3.37 mile loop consisting of 98% dirt fire trails. Runners will go out along the exposed shoreline and then come back through more shaded eucalyptus groves. Both 12 hour and 6 hour options, as well as a 5k and 10k, and relay options for team of 2 or 3 as well. An additional .67 mile loop will be available to run for the last hour of each timed event — starting at hour 5 for the 6-hour runners and hour 11 for the 12-hour runners. Walkers and hikers welcome, as there are no cutoffs other than the overall time limit.

Lessons Learned from Race Reports

  • Course described as rolling hills with partial shade, with the smaller loop having more of a speed bump than the bigger loop, which could be difficult later in the race when you’re already tired
  • Likely to become quite warm, into the 80s, even if the average temp isn’t that high
  • Lots of runners bring tents or canopies, or at least a folding chair for resting in, eating, changing, storing gear, getting some shade…
  • In pictures, the portions of the trail without shade look very sunny, hot and very exposed
  • Likely to have some breezes to cool you off that close to the water
  • Remember sunscreen!
  • Bumpy and uneven footing through the start/finish chute
  • Hills will seem small at first and then will grow as the race goes on
  • Helpful to have crew and/or a pacer for the second half of the race when all the 6 hour runners are done


Total gain/loss: 150 ft/loop

Ft/mile gain: 45 ft/mile

Map / Elevation profile – See Strava

Aid stations

Total aid stations: Countless, halfway through each loop and at the start/finish, which is every 3.37 miles.

What’s available: Stations will be stocked with water, sports drink, and sweet and salty snacks like fresh fruit, candy, pretzels, chips, bagels, sports gels and other snacks. The start finish/area will also include hot food of different varieties throughout the day, including things like soup, chili, pizza, etc.

Crew access

Access Locations: Start/Finish, so every 3.37 miles


Nothing explicitly said either way, but since more than one team member can go out at once, it seems that people running with a single runner would be ok.

Race qualifiers


Race reports

Strava activities and GPX files

Race Website