RACE INFORMATION

Run with the Banana Slugs!

Half marathon and 10K runners will ascend to peaks offering spectacular views and all distances will include breathtaking single track trails.

While experienced runners will enjoy the challenge and exploration of new territory, those new to the trails will also discover a whole new world of running where it is perfectly normal (and highly recommended!) to walk the hills and save your energy for the flat and downhill sections.

Countdown to Trail running Adventure!

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2018 START TIMES

7:00 AM

HALF HIKERS

8:00 AM

HALF MARATHON

8:15 AM

10K

8:30 AM

5K

For half marathon participants who wish to hike the course and take more than 4.5 hours, we will offer a "Hiker Division" start at 7:00 am. Those starting at 7:00 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.

COURSE INFORMATION

All courses include a mix of fire roads, single track and very small sections of paved trail. The Half Marathon and 10K include a climb up to the top of Sanborn Park. Smart runners will walk the hills and save their energy for the flats and downhills!

COURSE MAPS + ELEVATION

(Click on maps to view larger)

Half Marathon

10K

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 has a 4.5 hour time limit. Runners must reach Aid 5 (mile 10.04) by 11:20 am.

WATER STATIONS

Water stations will be stocked with water, sports drink, gels, pretzels, candy, etc. and will be placed at the following approximate mileage:

Stations will be approximately 2-3 miles apart.

Runners who may need more water, should carry their own water bottle or hydration pack.

Toilets will be available at the race start/finish area.

IMG_2820---Half-Marathon-Course

Run with the Banana Slugs!

Join us on June 2, 2018 for a beautiful (and challenging) 5k, 10k or half marathon trail run in Beautiful Saratoga!

Trailquake SPONSORS

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I often hear someone say 'I'm not a real runner.' We are all runners, some just run faster than others. I never met a fake runner.
Bart Yasso, Runner’s World Chief Running Officer