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Whiskeytown Waterfalls Races | 10k, 25k, 50k

April 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm UTC+0

Where:

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area (NEW START AND FINISH AREA)

Top of Crystal Creek Rd where Start/Finish is

 

 

 

Race Details:

Visit all FOUR of Whiskeytown‘s major falls (Brandy Creek, Boulder Creek, Whiskeytown and Crystal Creek Falls) in the FOUR FALLS 50K, or THREE (all except Brandy Creek) in the THREE FALLS 25 K, or TWO (Whiskeytown and Crystal Creek) in the new TWO FALLS 10K.

             

 

Registration Info and Prices:

REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE THURSDAY AT 6PM PST. THERE WILL BE NO REGISTRATION AT PACKET PICKUP OR RACE DAY

10k:

  • $18 (until March 31)
  • $29  (until April 26)
  • $35 ( day before race and race day) 

25k

  • $30 (until March 31)
  • $49 (until April 26)
  • $55 ( day before race and race day) 

50k

  • $60 (until March 31)
  • $85 (until April 26)
  • $90 (day before race and race day)
Check in & Bib Pickup Details:

Pre Race Check In & Registration:

  • When: Friday, April 27th:  3-6pm
  • Where: Wildcard Brewing Co Tied House (1321 Butte St #140, Redding CA 96001)

Race Day Check In and Registration:

  • When: Saturday, April 28th: 7:15am – 9am
  • Where: Race Start/Finish Site (Old Boys Camp)
Start Times:

 9am start time:
25k and 50k

9:30am start time:
10k

Time Limit Per Distance
  • 10k: 12pm Finish
  • 25k: 5:30pm Finish
  • 50k: 5:30pm Finish
Parking Info Directions:

  From Redding follow 299E past Whiskeytown Lake to Crystal Creek Road near the western boundary of Whiskeytown Park and just west of the signed “Tower District” and Camden House.  Turn Left onto Crystal Creek Road and drive 4 miles up Crystal Creek Road until the pavement ends and you will be shown where to park.

Post-Race Info:

Food and hanging out after you cross the finish line!

Hosted Beer from our Sponsor- Wildcard Brewing Co

Location: 1321 Butte St #140, Redding, CA 96001

Free Wine Tasting from our Sponsor- Moseley Family Cellars

Location: 4712 Mountain Lakes Blvd #300, Redding, CA 96003

Awards:

Excited to be Partnering with Elevation Culture! Finisher Medals

Top 3 Male and Top 3 Female Finisher Trophies (each distance)- custom made by Elevation Culture

1st Place Male and 1st Place Female at 50k and 25k  will also receive $50 Gift Certificate from Altra Running!

Shirt Info:

May be purchased for $20 when you sign up online or in person ($10 will be DONATED to Friends of Whiskeytown!)

Course Records:
Coming soon!
Course Description:

  • 10k:
    • Starting at Old Boys Camp- Run DOWN Road till about 1.6 Miles.  Turn RIGHT and follow Crystal Creek Falls Trail.
    • Once you come to Crystal Creek Falls (take in the view then turn around and head back the way you came)
    • Head back UP the road for about 3/4 of a mile and turn LEFT onto Crystal Creek Campground (Aid Station 1)
    • Take it DOWN to the Creek and you will see a trail across the Creek (it heads up the hill on the other side)
    • Cross the Creek and onto the trail and take it UP
    • Once you reach the intersecting trail coming across horizontally (Mill Creek Trail) take a RIGHT onto Mill Creek Trail
    • It will intersect you with James Carr Trail and take the trail UP to Whiskeytown Falls (its about a mile climb 🙂  )
    • Once you hit the falls ENJOY the view, then turn around and head back down
    • When you get back down to the bottom turn LEFT back onto James Carr Trail.
    • Continue on the trail through the Parking lot and to the Road.
    • Take a LEFT on the road and head up to the FINISH!
  • 25k
    • Starting at Old Boys Camp- Run DOWN Road till about 1.6 Miles.  Turn RIGHT and follow Crystal Creek Falls Trail.
    • Once you come to Crystal Creek Falls (take in the view then turn around and head back the way you came)
    • Head back UP the road for about 3/4 of a mile and turn LEFT onto Crystal Creek Campground (Aid Station 1)
    • Take it DOWN to the Creek and you will see a trail across the Creek (it heads up the hill on the other side)
    • Cross the Creek and onto the trail and take it UP
    • Once you reach the intersecting trail coming across horizontally (Mill Creek Trail) take a RIGHT onto Mill Creek Trail
    • It will intersect you with James Carr Trail and take the trail UP to Whiskeytown Falls (its about a mile climb 🙂  )
    • Once you hit the falls ENJOY the view, then turn around and head back down
    • Take a sharp 180 degree RIGHT turn down to Crystal Creek
    • Cross the creek and take a LEFT fork on the other side
    • Follow the ridgeline for about 2 miles until you take a sharp RIGHT up a small but steep embankment to the fire road
    • Continue on fire road for the next 1.5 miles before going up a bit to a fork in the road as you reach the Aid Station 2 (“The Y”)
    • Go RIGHT to the top of the rise, then gently roll down the firee road for about a mile
    • Cross the bridge and on the RIGHT enter the Boulder Creek Falls trail for .1 to the falls!
    • Turn around and come back the way you came.  Head down fire road for about 1.5 miles to the RIGHT turn off the fire road and onto the single track
    • Take the ridgeline, cross Crystal Creek again and head up the hill for about 1/2 mile.
    • Take the trail to the Road and hang LEFT and UP to the Finish Line
  • 50k
    Start to Aid Station 1 (Crystal Creek Campground – Mile 3.8)Runners start on the road out of the old boy’s camp and begin down the paved road. Don’t worry, you won’t be seeing too much road today! You will decend down the road for about 1.6 miles until you turn right on Crystal Creek Falls Trail.  Take in the views from the falls and then begin your way back the way you came.  You will head back up the road for about 3/4 mile and take a left onto Crystal Creek Campgournd.  Continue down the path until you reach the Aid Station.  

    Aid Station 1 (Crystal Creek Campground) to Aid Station 2 (“The Y” – Mile 10)

    After you top off your fluids, time to refresh your feet a bit and make your way across Crystal Creek to the trail on the other side.  Get some climbing legs on as you accend to where Mill Creek Trail intersects horizontally.  Take a right onto Mill Creek trail.  Get your legs ready for some climbing as it brings you to James Carr Trail and head up to Whiskeytown Falls.  The good news is you’re climbing to a spectacular view of Whiskeytown Falls. If you brought your camera phone, make sure you take a picture before turning around and plunging back down the hill toward the fork. At the bottom, take a sharp 180 degree right turn down to Crystal Creek. Plan to get your feet wet here as you cross the creek, then take the left fork on the other side. You’ll follow the ridgeline around the hill as you enjoy increasingly open views of the surrounding mountains. It’s all single-track for about 2 miles, then hang a sharp right up a small, steep embankment to the fire road. The fire road gently rolls for the next 1.5 miles before going up a bit to a fork in the road known only to the oldest, wisest trail runners in the area as “the Y,” which is where you’ll find your next refueling station.

    Aid Station 2 (“The Y”) to Aid Station 3 (Sheep Camp – Mile 15)

    Go right to the top of the rise, then gently roll down the fire road for about a mile. You’ll see the entrance to Boulder Creek Falls just after the brand-new bridge. Follow the small trail for .1 miles to the falls and enjoy the view! Make your way back to the fire road (you don’t get to go back yet, that’s for the 25k runners), and veer right up the road. You’ll go briefly up before descending down for about ½ mile until it flattens out. You’ve now transitioned onto Papoose Trail, and more climbing. The bottom half of Papoose has some steep sections, but that’s what you signed up for, right!? It’s worth the climb as you ascend parallel to a beautiful stream under the canopy, cross a nice bridge, and eventually reach a popular spot for local runners, Papoose Pass. From there, hang a sharp left and continue up for a short time, then plunge down, down, and more down for about 2.5 miles. Later in the race, this will be your biggest climb of the second half of the race, so ponder that thoughtfully as you enjoy the descent to Sheep Camp, your next watering hole.

    Aid Station 3 (Sheep Camp) to Aid Station 4 (Sheep Camp – Mile 22)

    Time to get to the fourth and final waterfall of the day! Leaving Sheep Camp, you’ll cross the bridge over the creek and take a sharp right, crossing the small creek and going up a lighly used trail for 1/4 mile to the Brandy Creek Falls parking lot.  Keep going straight past the parking lot, making sure to stay on the high side of the trail (there are some side trails that go down t othe creek).  the trail continues up for the next 1.5 miles.  Watch your step toward the top, as it gets wet on the trail near the falls.  Take in the last “signature” view of the day before turning around and heading back the way you came for about 1/4 mile until you reach the Rich Gulch trail.  Instead of going the way you came, make a right at the fork onto Rich Gulch Trail, and endure a steep climb for about 1/3 mile.  From there, it’s a nie, easy decent down Rich Gulch until you hit the fire road.  Take a right at the fire road and follow that for 1/4 mile, then hang a left down the hill and back to Sheep Camp you go!

    Aid Station 4 (Sheep Camp) to Aid Station 5 (“The Y” – Mile 27)

    You’ve seen all the major waterfalls Whiskeytown has to offer, but you aren’t at the finish line yet. You have some work yet to do, but that’s why you’re out here, right? Time to head back up the last major climb of the day. It’s a 2.5-mile climb that begins fairly benign before really ramping it up at the end. Papoose takes your last reserves of energy, but gives them back with some of the best views of the surrounding territory near the top of the hill. Take in the sights before plunging down the back side of Papoose. Follow the flagging past Boulder Creek Falls (don’t worry, you don’t HAVE to go back down the side trail to the falls again, unless you want to), and make your way up to the aid station.

    Aid Station 5 (“The Y”) to Finish Line

    The hard climbing is largely over, but don’t let that fool you! The last 5 or so miles are rolling and definitely a net uphill, if only slightly so. Head down the fire road for about 1.5 miles to the right turn off the fire road and onto the single track. Enjoy the ridge line for a couple miles until you once again reach Crystal Creek, which you crossed earlier. Make your way across the creek and go straight up the hill for the next ½ mile. Do not take the hard left to Whiskeytown Falls, unless you really want to go up the long hill to see it again. Instead, go straight to the road, where you’ll cross the parking lot and veer left up the paved road to the boy’s camp, where an ultramarathon finish awaits!

Course Map

Link to Whiskeytown Trail Map

10k:

 

25k:

 

50k: 

 

Elevation Profile:

10k  Elevation Gain: 1,306ft  Elevation Loss: 1,306

25k  Elevation Gain: 2,713ft   Elevation Loss:  2,726ft

50k Elevation Gain: 6,358ft   Elevation Loss: 6,539ft

Start and Finish Site:

Course Preview Runs

Course Preview Run going down April 14th at 7:30am! (2 weeks before Race) Check out our Facebook page as I just added the event and join us!

Details on Event:
Race Day- April 28th- is approaching! Join us on on April 14th to get some time on the course prior. If you are signed up and want to preview some of the course or are holding out to sign up and want to check it out and sign up after COME JOIN US!

We will be meeting at the Start/Finish area of the race- Starts at Old Boys Camp (100yards above Whiskeytown Falls Trail Head) up Crystal Creek Rd at 7:30am

Details: – We will have 2 Running Groups based on distance you are looking to run.

Group 1: Will run the 10k Course (see website for details/map)
Group 2: Will run majority of 25k course (includes same as 10k course as well as 50k course)

RSVP: In order to have a realistic idea of how many runners and distances- please RSVP to the FB Event and in the comments put the distance you are looking to run during the Course Preivew. Also please share with anyone else who may be interested so they can join us!

If you have any additional questions/comments you can email me directly at shastatrailruns@gmail.com Thanks!! Ryan Spitz

Aid Station Info:
  • Mile 3.8 (Crystal Creek Campground)
    • Open 9:15am – 11:45am
  • Mile 10, 12 (25k Course); Mile 10, 26 (50k Course) (The Y- where Boulder Creek Trail meets the Mill Creek Trail)
    • Open 10am – 4pm
  • Mile 16, 20 (50k Course) (Sheep Camp)
    • Open 11am – 3pm

Aid station food will include: water, trail mix, pretzels, potato chips, oreos, pb&j, m&m’s, tangerines, mike & ike’s, gummi bears, bananas, Tailwind, Salt Tabs, coke, mountain dew, ginger ale

 

 

 

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

Sponsors- Partnerships

Accommodations:

Host Hotel- Sheraton Redding (email shastatrailruns@gmail.com for more details and group rates prior to booking!)

Details

Date:
April 13, 2019
Time:
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Event Categories:
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Venue

Whiskeytown Falls Trail Head
Waterfalls Trail Head
Whiskeytown, CA 96033 United States
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