Get ready for adventure at Lagoon Valley!
Each course includes a short section of gravel and paved trail with the majority of the 10K and half marathon on fire trails and single track.
As always, we welcome all levels of runners. Hikers/walkers, too.
For half marathon participants who wish to hike the course and take more than 3.5 hours, we will offer a "Hiker Division" start at 7:30 am. Those starting at 7:30 should carry water as the first and second aid stations might not be 100% up and running, depending on the hikers speed. Hiker starts will not be eligible to win the race or for age group awards, but will be listed as official finishers in the Hiker Division and will still receive finisher medals.
All courses include rolling hills, the most challenging saved for the half marathoners!
COURSE MAPS + ELEVATION
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Participants can pick up a copy of their appropriate course map on race day.
Each course will be marked with colored ribbons, signs and flour, so that runners know they are on the correct course. As can be seen in the course map link above, with the exception of the out-and-back section of the 5K, there are no sections where runners will be going in the opposite directions of other runners, making the course extremely straightforward and easy to follow. Volunteers will also be on the course at key locations to help direct runners.
COURSE TIME LIMITS
The half marathon will start at 8:00 am and the course will have a time limit of 4.5 hours. Runners must reach the 4th aid station (mile 7.49) by 10:30 am and the 5th aid station (mile 10.10) by 11:30 am.
If any participants are still on the trail after that time, they will be directed onto the quickest way back to the start/finish area.
As with all of our races, water stations will be fully stocked with water, sports drink, gels, pretzels, candy, etc.
Water stations will be approximately 2-3 miles apart, as trail access allows.
Runners who may need more water (and all half marathon runners), should carry their own water bottle or hydration pack.
Note: To lower the amount of waste at our Ultra Half Series races, we ask that our half marathon runners (and all runners where possible) be "cupless" during their runs, especially at the half-marathon-only water stations.
Since the course and conditions of these half marathon courses already dictate that carrying water bottles/hydration packs is the best practice, this is usually easy to do. Water station volunteers will be ready to refill whatever container one brings. Runners can also carry reusable cups that easily collapse and can be stuffed into their pockets/attached. If you wish to purchase a Hydrapak Speed Cup (available for $5 with sales tax), we have those available at our merchandise tent.
Half marathon water stations will not have full cups waiting for runners, but safety is their priority and so if you have nothing and need the fluids, they will get a cup for you.
There are bathrooms with running water near the start/finish area. There will also be port-o-potties at the start/finish area.
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