Half Marathon just added, thanks to our friends from Folsom Trail Runners!!
Many thanks to Fleet Feet Sports Stockton for their support of this event!
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).
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.
This event is limited to 200 runners, so register early!
Race Start & Time Limits | Fees | Packet Pickup | Race Day
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.
- 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
April sees typical temperatures in the 50s ⁰F and 60s ⁰F, with high humidity.
Aid stations will be located every 4-8 miles and will stock a variety of hydration and nutrition.
|Aid station||Miles||Next Aid||Crew||Drop Bags|
|Lancha Plana Bridge
|Campo Seco Staging Area
|Gwen Mine Rd Crossing||23.4||2.3||X|
|Middle Bar Takeout
(50 Mile Turnaround)
|Gwen Mine Rd Crossing||28||6.9||X|
|Campo Seco Staging Area||39||8.3||X||X|
|Lancha Plana Bridge||47.3||4.1|
- Runners must wear their official race number on the front of their person, where it must be visible at all times.
- Each runner must complete the entire selected course under their own power in order to be eligible for a finisher award. Changes to a different distance are allowed provided they are communicated to an aid station as well as upon completion of the race.
- Each runner must carry all their own food, fluids and other supplies needed for use between aid stations.
- Runners may not accept aid from a support crew or any other source while on the course and in between aid stations and designated support locations, except in case of a medical emergency.
- Any entrant who is unable or does not desire to finish the race must continue to the nearest aid station. The runner must relinquish their race number to the aid station captain and state their decision to withdraw.
- Absolutely no littering. Please respect the natural beauty of our trails and the rights of everyone to enjoy them.
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.
There is no host hotel for this event. Please be advised, there is little by way of lodging in close proximity to the race. Participants may search for lodging around Ione, California, zip code 95640.
- 50M, 50K, and Marathon distances will start at 6:00am
- Half Marathon and 8M will start at 7:00am
13-hour time limit for all distances. The course will close promptly at 7pm.
All times are local time (Pacific Daylight Time) on Saturday, April 20th, 2013.
Online registration closes at midnight, Wednesday, 4/17
Half Marathon $50
If the race does not sell out, we will accept registrations at Packet Pickup Race Morning. Entry fees increase $10 at Packet Pickup.
**You must register by Thursday, April 11th in order to be guaranteed a shirt and your requested size!
Please note: All runners will need to obtain a trail use permit IN ADVANCE. Single-day fee is $2.50; purchase an annual permit for $10 so you can return and continue to enjoy the trail all year long. Permits are available at online.
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.
Volunteers are an essential element of any race, but especially for trail races. And we have some of the best! Interested in volunteering? Let us know. In additional to a sweet volunteer tee (you know you want one!), we thank you with free entry into any ERT race this year. And lots of hugs and kisses.
5:00-5:45am (All distances)
6:00-6:45am (Half Marathon and 8M)
All participants will receive a technical shirt, a finisher award (upon completion of the registered event), and goodie bag. Awards will be presented for the top men’s and women’s finishers in each race.
Each participant will receive a raffle ticket for entry to win one of the raffle prizes provided by Elemental Running and Training and its generous sponsors and partners. Additional tickets will be available for purchase for $2 each or three for $5.
Winners must be present to receive all finisher awards and raffle prizes. No awards or prizes will be mailed.
Camping is available at the Start/Finish area. For reservations, contact:
Comanche Recreation Company
RV = $45.00/night
Camp = $16.00/night
All spectators, crew, friends, and family are welcome to relax at the start/finish area and enjoy the atmosphere while cheering on their runners. Plenty of food and beverages will be available, as well as a post-race barbeque. Donations are accepted for non-participants.
The festival area may include booths and displays by ERT partners, with product samples, demonstrations, and items for sale, so don’t forget to bring some cash.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available, so contact ERT today if you or your organization wishes to be represented at the festival.
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