Start and Finish at Brandy Creek Beach.
Friday June 13, 2014 @ 7:30 PM
Come celebrate the full moon, the longest day of the year and the beginning of summer. Friends and family can hang out on the beach as they wait for you to finish.
Based on Runner Feedback: New, Improved Courses this year!
The last 1/4 mile for all three courses is still on the beach and all still finish in the lake
(you have to get your feet wet to finish).
The 3.5 mile course goes up (south) the paved trail for 1/2 mile, then up Shasta Bally Road (dirt) for another 1.5 miles, then descends to the Brandy Creek Campground (closed) and down the single-track Brandy Creek Trail back to the beach and the finish. The first half is generally uphill (not steep) and the second half mostly downhill.
The 7 mile course starts moderately , then offers a big “nasty” climb followed by a fast descent to the finish. Head east on the Davis Gulch trail ( approx 3.3 miles “gently” rolling along the lake), then climb 1 miles up and up the very steep Monarch Mountain Trail (1000′ climb). You will make a sharp left (different than last year) and head downhill on a rarely used dirt road and re-connect with the Brandy Creek Trail for the return.
The 25K may be the same length as last year but it’s a better route: Up the Brandy Creek trail toward Brandy Creek Falls, then up and down the Rich Gulch trail, up and over the gnarly Salt Gulch trail, east on the Peltier trail to the Kanaka Peak trail, south to Peltier Valley Road, west (uphill) to Panther Gap and right on Monarch Mountain Trail for about 1.5 miles to the same rarely used dirt road used by the 7M runners. You will not go down the steepest part of the Monarch Mt Trail this year (yay!). As the moon rises, you will return to the finish the same way as all the other runners, via the Brandy Creek trail and the beach. One aid station at about 15K. (Carry a water bottle). Carry a dependable LED flashlight or the last couple miles will be really slow! Start in the light, finish at night! A great opportunity to sample night running!
Registration opens April 1, registration fees:
3.5M = $TBA
7M = $TBA
25K = $TBA
Limit: 300 runners.
If there are still openings, race day registration will be $5 additional