Updated: Jan 22
About the Race.
Distance & Vertical: 2.1 miles and 1,757 feet of vertical climbing.
Registration: $10 to register on UltraSignup ($15 after Jan. 31st).
Dates: Race anytime between January 1 - February 28, 2021.
Timing: Race times are based on Strava posts.
Strava Segment: The Garrapata Climb - Race the Commons
Start Location: Soberanes Canyon Trailhead, California (Map)
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 January 1 - February 28, 2021. 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 video 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, click this link and it will launch Google Maps. Search “Soberanes Canyon Trailhead, CA” on Google Maps for directions. Parking is free. Be careful getting in and out of your car. From the highway, walk 0.1 miles going past the barn on the only trail and start your watch before you cross the only footbridge.
Why this Course?
The Garrapata Climb up Rocky Ridge Trail is one of the most challenging and beautiful 2.1 mile sections of trail in the world.
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.