Updated: Jan 22
About the Race.
Distance & Vertical: 11K and ~600 feet of vertical climbing.
Registration: $10 to register on UltraSignup ($15 after Jan. 15th).
Dates: Race anytime between January 1 - 31, 2021.
Timing: Race times are based on Strava posts.
Strava Segment: Western Theater 11K - Race the Commons
Start Location: Gigling Rd and 8th Avenue, 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 1-31. 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 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. There is not an address. Parking is free. The race starts at the gate on 8th Ave. Watch the race video if you want to see the the start/finish line.
Why this Course?
The Western Theater 11K offers a tour of gentle rolling coastal hills, oaks, and wildlife. It’s one-of-a-kind because the entire race is on roads without public car access. The course was inspired by a neighbor who asked if Race the Commons would offer a wheelchair accessible race near East Garrison, CA. Fort Ord National Monument has trails for everyone, and although a bit bumpy, this course is 100% accessible.
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.