Updated: Jan 22
About the Race.
Distance & Vertical: 9.5 miles and 1,300 feet of vertical climbing.
Registration: $10 to register on UltraSignup.
Dates: Race anytime between December 1 - 31, 2020.
Timing: Race times are based on Strava posts.
Strava Segment: Eastern Theater 9.5 Mile - Race the Commons
Start Location: Fort Ord National Monument, CA (Map)
Turn-by-Turn Video: This video will show you all major turns.
GPX File: Here is the course GPX file.
Other Details: This one page PDF has all you need.
Everything you need to know to race today.
Register on UltraSignup and race the course anytime between December 1-31. Post your time on Strava and Race the Commons will find your result. If you don't use Strava, send an email to Race Director and you will be added to the finisher list. Only Strava verified times can take top 3. The gives a beautiful tour of the course and shows how racing works.
Can I expect help if I get lost or have problems on the course?
No, you are running solo or with whoever you feel safe running with. Be careful, make sure you know how to navigate, bring water and food, and prepare for extreme changes in coastal weather. You must be 100% self-reliant to run a Race the Commons race.
Directions to the start.
For directions to the start line, search click this link and it will launch Google Maps. There is not an address. Parking is free. Turn L immediately when you see parking and try to park next to the bathroom. The start of the race is the beginning of Trail 1, which is a trail behind the bathroom. Watch the race video if you want to see a video of the start line. The video makes it totally clear.
About Race the Commons.
Race the Commons designs courses for competitive running on public land. All racing is self-supported. Top 3s get awards. Race hard. Race often. Give everything. Register on UltraSignup and post your time on Strava. Respect Covid-19 and love the land.