Post by coastaltrailruns on Jun 20, 2017 11:13:37 GMT -8
Your description was very accurate. Thanks! Yes, crossing about 20-30 yds upstream from the original point is a good option. From the S. shore, we'll cross to the new island where it is relatively shallow (~2ft) and the flow is slower. There are small/mid-size boulders so, for the 1st time, we agree (& recommend) that runners keep their shoes on. From the island to the N. shore, we'll cross where the bottom is sandy and the river is pooling (~3.5ft) and calm. A lot of runners like to submerge and cool off and that would be a great spot.
Thanks again for your help, Martin. See you Saturday!
Post by coastaltrailruns on Jun 19, 2017 18:41:55 GMT -8
Here's an update from Martin:
glad you got the message!
This afternoon my nephew and I ran the other half of the course starting from the usual turnaround at the N. end. Coming from that direction (from the Felton side) one can see where Rincon Rd., comes down to the San Lorenzo. From that direction we could see where to ford the river. I successfully made the crossing about 20 or 30 yards upstream from where the crossing has been the last couple of years. This is done by going across to a new island in the middle of the river (I don't remember the island being there last year), so there are two river crossings in each direction -- e.g., from the S. shore to the little island and from the island to the N. shore. The two problems with last year's crossing route are a) that on the N. bank the start of the Rincon Fire Rd., is VERY thoroughly blocked with fallen trees, and b) the water is quite deep (well above waist height). There might be a few other options but I thought that going 20 or 30 yards upstream was the best since Rincon goes upstream on the N. bank.
I'd advise runners to keep their shoes on this year for the San Lorenzo crossings and not to carry any items that might not do well with getting wet."
I'm going down to check crossing/course tomorrow, too. Thanks, Martin! Wendell, RD
Post by coastaltrailruns on May 21, 2016 10:43:15 GMT -8
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Post by coastaltrailruns on Jul 6, 2015 9:15:47 GMT -8
Entry fees increase August 1st.
Due to the remoteness of the starting areas of the Express Half Marathon, Marathon and 50 Km, we have arranged for shuttle buses to transport runners to the start. Note: there is no shuttle from the finish back to the start.
Post by coastaltrailruns on Jun 17, 2015 6:15:50 GMT -8
There's a relatively short (.40 mi)/steep (400') section leaving the start area up Canyon Trail to East Ridge. The rest of the course is gradual and very runnable. Elevation gain for the 50k is 3,800'. Our 50K event at Malibu Creek SP has 6,000' elevation gain.