PLEASE NOTE: Distances are variable due to the fact that satellites are floating around in space pinging - rarely are two Garmin watches showing exactly the same information on two different runners.
ACTUAL DISTANCE OF ENTIRE COURSE FROM RD'S GARMIN IS 13.33
DIFFICULTY: HARD (2,500’ of elevation gain)
This is a out and back course with beautiful views, climbs and mix of single/double track and fire road trail running.
The course starts with a fire road gradual incline for 1.4 miles.
Course hits a “T” and goes left staying as a fire road briefly then becoming a single / double track to Chivo Canyon where the ascent gets steeper and becomes a single track.
Running at the top of the ridge for about 1 mile you drop onto a fun rocky loose path to Marr Land where you go north to the 1st cattle crossing, make a U-Turn and head back to the finish line (the longest incline in the race is the return to the top of Hot Dog Hill peak).
From Chivo Canyon riverbed you will go right to a “Y” / Split in the trail (follow the white flour arrows on the ground). Take the rocky path left into a tree-covered cooler but short-lived mecca up to the original T split.
Take a left at the T-Split and it’s all downhill from there to the Finish Line.
Timed Race, Marked Trails, Bib and of course A MEDAL!
Race starts at 7:00am sharp and we are allowing a 5 hours. The Cut Off is 5 hours.
When you arrive at the Marrland aid station it will be mile 5.88 and then you will need to run a 1 mile out and 1 mile back to the Marrland aid station.
*You must arrive back at the Marrland aid station a second time which will be Mile 7.8 by 9:00am.
This is a 23 minute mile pace.
We will have a ride for anyone missing this cut off. Cut Off times are not only for your safety but also for the safety of our Volunteers.
Our goal is to have everyone joining in on the fun and the POINT - never give up.
This is the INAUGURAL race and we expect to be producing this race from here on out.
RACE EVENT SCHEDULE
Saturday June 25th
10:00am to 2:00pm Early Bib Pick-Up at 3406 Monticello Ave Simi Valley, CA 93063 (please don't block our neighbor's driveways we have awesome neighbors and want to keep it that way!)
Sunday June 26th
5:00am Race Day Registration Opens
5:00am Pre-Registered Bib Pick-Up Opens
6:00am Race Starts
RESTROOM - NATURE'S CALLING!
Do NOT use our race course for potty breaks!
We will have a Port-o-let at the Start/Finish Line. Closest plumbed restroom is at Starbucks on Tapo Canyon which opens at 5:30am on Sunday.
RACE DAY PARKING! Street parallel parking along Tapo Canyon. Any and all solutions to reduce the congestion of parking are welcome. We will be offering a Shuttle to and from the Simi Valley Public Library lot. Consider: Ride Share, ride your bike (warm up your legs!), walk or run from a nearby neighborhood (a few blocks south of the trail head/race start line).
Race Start/Finish Line is at Tapo Canyon Trail Head. We will have water and various fuel solutions. We encourage runners to carry their own water.
Waiver MUST be signed before entering course. This is done when you Register Online through Active.
What to bring:
Plan on hanging out and enjoying the party at the end of the race? Bring a lawn chair and pop-up if you wish. We will have refreshments for the runners post race.
What to wear:
SUNSCREEN! Prepare for heat and direct sun on at least half of the course.
Carry Water Bottles or Hydration Vests!
Please get yourself a hand carry hydration system or a hydration vest. The first and only aid station is mile 5.88 and the way back is tough and it will be getting warm by then.
Aid Station at mile 5.88
This aid station will have water, gels, salts and lots of energy for you to prepare for the return back.
If things are not going well and you need to drop this is the place to do it. We will have a car available to take you back to the start line.
We mark our race course with white flour arrows. It’s important that you follow the arrows both out and back to ensure your safety.