MOKELUMNE RIVER 50M/50K/13.1M
April 18th, 2015
Camanche Lake, California
Camanche Lake South Shore Staging Area
11627 Pattison Rd
Valley Springs, CA 95252
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An awesome trail race on the beautiful Mokelumne River Coast to Crest Trail. Known for its vibrant wildflowers, specimen flowers along the trail will be labeled with small flags the week of April 1 from the Lower Log Boom to Patti’s Point (the Longest Mile).
The out-and-back course runs along the Mokelumne River Coast to Crest Trail and winds along the Mokelumne River past California’s historic mining towns and old mines. Drink in the beautiful scenic views of Camanche and Pardee Lakes, oak woodlands, gorgeous wildflowers, the “Longest Mile Trail,” and wildlife that often includes the majestic Bald Eagle.
Please be aware that between the climbing and the possible/probable heat that the 50M course is not an easy race. Proper training is highly recommended. The 50 mile race has approximately 10,000 feet of climb.
Many thanks to the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) for their assistance, as well as their custodianship of the Mokelumne River Coast to Crest Trail and the watershed lands.
Courses subject to change based on conditions and permitting.
Printable and downloadable maps are available on the MapMyRun Elemental Running page. We suggest you add the MapMyRun application to your smart phone, print a map, or add the .gpx file to your Garmin.
AIR TRAVEL & LODGING
The best option for air travel is Sacramento International Airport (SMF), approximately 60 miles northwest of the race site. Some airlines fly into Stockton Metropolitan Airport (SCK), approximately 50 miles southwest of the race site.
Camping is available at the Start/Finish area. For reservations, contact:
Comanche Recreation Company
These are the only available accommodations within 11 miles of the race start.
Ione 11 miles
Angels Camp 18 miles
Sutter Creek 18 miles
Lodi 21 miles
RACE START & TIME LIMITS
50M/50K – 6:30am
13.1M – 7:30am
Cutoff for all races is 7:30pm
Until April 16th, 2015 at 11:59pm
50M – $105
50K – $85
13.1M – $65
We will accept registrations at packet pickup and race morning; however, shirts and sizes are not guaranteed.
You must register by Monday, February 9th, 2015 in order to be guaranteed a shirt and your requested size.
Veterans: Elemental Running is owned and operated by Veterans so we appreciate the service to country. If you are a veteran or currently serving please CONTACT US and we will be happy to extend you a discount.
Race Directors: Elemental Running is happy to offer you free entry with a reciprocal race entry. Please CONTACT US with your request.
Volunteers are an essential element of any race, but especially for ultramarathons and trail races. We have some of the best volunteers and we are always looking for some more.
Volunteers earn $10.00/hour race credit to any Elemental Running race.
Remember to sign out on the volunteer sheet when you leave the race so we have your hours recorded!
Staring at 5:00am (or as soon as we get in the park)
All participants will receive a technical shirt, swag, and a finisher’s medal (upon completion of the event). Awards will be presented for the top men’s and women’s finishers in each race.
Age group ribbons will be mailed after the event.
Runner instructions will be given ten (10) minutes prior to the race start. Runners are responsible for hearing all instructions, checking the website for updates, and reviewing the participant instructions email that will be sent and posted on FACEBOOK and TWITTER no later than Friday before the race.
Gear check will be available at the Start/Finish Area. Runners must mark their items clearly with their name and place them in the gear check area. Gear check is to be used at the runners’ own risk. Elemental Running is not responsible for any lost, misplaced, or stolen items.
Trail Use Permit
All runners will need to obtain a trail use permit to run the race.
All runners must park at the Coyote Flat Campground. As you come through the gate you will make a left to the campground. The race starts at the Horse Staging Area to the right as you come through the gate.
Elemental Running will be covering the cost of both the parking and the permit. You will be required to fill out paperwork for the trail permit on race morning.
Permit-holders can can access the Longest Mile from the Rich Gulch Trail Access Point and view the wildflowers throughout April on their own. Trail maps, The Common Wildflowers of the Mokelumne Coast to Crest & China Gulch Trails, The Longest Mile Story with Pictures, and The Mokelumne Coast to Crest & China Gulch Trails Guide are also available at this site. A Trail Use Permit bearer (Permittee) may take additional responsibility for and accompany his/her immediate family and up to three (3) guests while on EBMUD trails.
2011 50K on MCCT on Camanche/Pardee Watershed
courtesy of Tearpak Digital
April 9, 2011 Longest Mile Wildflower Hike
courtesy of Joel Metzger of the Calaveras Enterprise
April 9, 2011 Longest Mile Wildflower Hike