Updated: Feb 26
About the Race.
Distance & Vertical: 2 miles and 115 feet of vertical climbing.
Registration: $10 on UltraSignup ($15 after April 15).
Dates: Race anytime between April 1 - April 30, 2021.
Timing: Race times are based on Strava posts.
Strava Segment: The Watsonville Two Mile - Race the Commons
Start Location: Ohlone Loop Trail at end of West Marine's parking lot (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 April 1 - April 30, 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 “West Marine, Watsonville” on Google Maps for directions. Park at the back of the West Marine parking lot (free public parking). The race starts at the gate at the end of the parking lot where the trail starts. Watch the promo video to see the race start.
Why this Course?
This is a race for everyone. You can walk it, run it, or roll it and the beauty of Struve Slough will take your breath away. Race it as fast as you can but you’ll want to return to walk and take in the flowers, birds, and clouds.
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 public land.