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4MPH Challenge | Up to 12 miles, Up to 36 miles, Up to 100 miles, Unlimited

May 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - May 19, 2019 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0


Up to 12 miles


Up to 36 miles
Up to 100 miles

Race Information:

Start: McCloud- The Great Shasta Rail Trail


Race Details:


Can you manage a 15 minute per mile pace on relatively benign trails?  Of course you can!  Most of you could do sub-10min/mile, many could do TWO miles in 15 minutes.

And in this race, that’s all you have to do!  15 minutes per mile.  4 MPH.

A secluded and beautiful 4-mile (2 miles out- 2 miles back) course along The Great Shasta Rail Trail.  Any time under 60 minutes counts as success! When you finish, you can sit down, eat and drink, visit with other runners, whatever.

When the 60 minutes are up, head back the same way 

Once again you have exactly 60 minutes to finish.  And then…

You Get To Do It Again!

The first time that you fail to finish a 4 mile leg in 60 minutes, game over..

And if you do make it, congratulations, you’re tied for first place!

How many legs can you do?  How many miles?

How long can you keep up a 4MPH pace?

Since everyone starts every lap together and hangs out together between laps, this is a very social event.  As for the race yourself, whether your goal is one lap or 20, your main competition is yourself.  How far can you go?  And will you be able to come back next year and go further?  No time limit, I’ll stick around as long as you keep up the 4MPH pace!  (I’m not worried, I know that sleep deprivation will catch up with you eventually).

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin,  sex, age or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)
To file a complaint of discrimination: write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights,Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD).
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Registration Info and Prices:

*Packet Pickup:  Friday 3-6pm @ Wildcard Brewery

Four Tiers

Up to 12 miles: Group D

  • $45 (until 2/16)
  • $55 (until 3/15)
  • $65 (day before race & race day)

Up to 36 miles: Group C

  • $65 (until 2/16)
  • $75(until 3/15)
  • $85 (day before race & race day)

Up to 100 miles: Group B

  • $90 (until 2/16)
  • $100 (until 3/15)
  • $110 (day before race & race day)

Unlimited: Group A

  • $120 (until 2/16)
  • $130 (until 3/15)
  • $140 (day before race & race day)
Check in & Bib Pickup Details:

Packet Pickup and In Person Registration:

  •  Friday- May 17th 
    • 3pm – 6:30pm: at Wildcard Brewery Tied House


  • Saturday- May 18th (Race Day)
      • 7am – 9:15am: Start/Finish Site
Start Times:
 8am start time:

Group A – Unlimited

9:30am start time:

Group B & C (up to 36 miles and up to 12 miles )

Time Limit Per Distance
Must finish each 4 mile leg in 60 min
Parking Info Directions:

At Pilgrim Creek Road – proceed 3 miles east on highway 89, turn left onto Pilgrim Creek Road (paved) and proceed 1 mile.  There is space for off-road parking.



Post-Race Info:



Excited to be partnering with Elevation Culture!  Every participant will recieve a medal!

*Top 3 Male and Top 3 Female of Unlimited will receive Custom Trophy created by Elevation culture

1st Place Male and 1st Place Female will also receive $100 Gift Certificate from Altra Running!

Shirt Info: purchase during registration

*Performance Shirt being designed currently


  • $15 (until May 16)
  • $20 (day before race & race day)
Course Records:
Coming soon!
Course Description:

Nestled in pristine mountains and open forests, near creeks and lakes with majestic views of Mount Shasta is Great Shasta Rail Trail.

Linking the mountain towns of McCloud and Burney in northern California, the red cinder trail carried McCloud Railway lumber trains for over a century.  Established in McCloud in 1896, the railroad expanded with timber harvests; trains arrived in Bartle in 1905 and Burney in 1955. The railroad ceased operations on these sections in 2006, making possible this recreational asset.

The Rail Trail is your advocate in going the distance.  From the Start- you will run out 2 miles before you hit turn around to head back 2 miles.  With amazing views, runable trail and under 200ft of gain you are set up for some distance PR’s!


Course Map
Elevation Profile:



Start and Finish Site:
Aid Station Info:

As the course is 4 miles (2 mile out, 2 miles back) The aid station will be at the Start/Finish site.  You will still want to bring a chair for each end if you are planning to run further than 12 miles.  We will provide aid station fare, you can bring drop bags for your personal dietary preferences.  We can fix something hot and simple for runners who are still competing after the sun goes down (every four miles until the finish).

Sponsors - Partnerships



Refund Policy
Entry fees to STR runs are non-refundable. With advanced notice, we will transfer 100% of your entry fee if you reach out to us up to TWO WEEKS prior to the event.  You will be able to transfer 50% of your entry fee from TWO WEEKS up to 96hrs of the event.  You must utilize the tranfer fee within 12 months to another STR Event.  Please email shastatrailruns@gmail.com


May 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am
May 19, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Event Categories:


McCloud- The Great Shasta Rail Trail
McCloud Falls Trail
McCloud, CA 96057 United States
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