Golden Gate Glory
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Full Itinerary to be released by the end of May 2021
Test yourself and explore some great race courses Mount Tamalpais State Park in beautiful California! This destination is one of the finest running locations the Western USA has to offer. The stunning natural beauty will have you itching to go out again and again.
Get ready for jaw-dropping vistas and incredible sights as you push your mind and body through some gorgeous and challenging terrain through the mountains and hills north of San Francisco. Are you preparing for the Mt. Tam Trail Run, the Dipsea race and Double Dipsea Race, or the Miwok 100k running events? Run sections of those races to see what so many people are talking about!
Learn new skills & test yourself among the jaw-dropping vistas with Aly. Check out the trail details below!
Muir Beach pFKT 7.79 miles 961ft
Dipsea, Steep Ravine, and Matt Davis pFKT 6.7 miles 1702ft
So Many Trails pFKT 10.90 miles 1972ft
Coastal to Cardiac and Back pFKT 5.80 miles 978ft
Totals 31.19 miles 5613ft
The first running destination is to wake up the legs, and what better destination than Muir Beach. This quiet alcove is a favorite destination for people from the Bay area since the beautiful coastline is frequented by abundant wildlife. Located just a few miles west of Muir Woods, the beach has a coastal trail and Kaashi Way, multi-use and accessible to many.
The overlook provides an expansive view of Point Reyes Peninsula and the Vast Pacific ocean. When you’re done running, you can stick around to explore observation posts that were part of the San Francisco coastal defense system.
Whale watching at Muir Beach can often be fruitful as the giant marine mammals swim by this area on their winter migrations.
Dipsea, Steep Ravine, and Matt Davis
Come check out sections of the Miwok 100K event, one of the iconic trail ultras in the world. See how your legs do on this hilly terrain with spectacular views of San Francisco, Mount Tamalpais, and the California coastline. The trail features singletrack trails and dirt roads.
This trail starts at the Pacific Ocean and winds up to the Pantoll Ranger Station. We begin along the Dipsea trail in Stinton Beach, where the Miwok 100K begins. Then we will climb the 1000 feet to the station within 1.5 miles, through some of the best hiking in the country. The water through this canyon creates a steep, lush pathway through towering redwood trees.
There are two waterfalls we’ll pass along the way, making for nice little breaks during the run.
The Miwok 100K got its name from one of the main trails of the early course. The trail was named after the Coast Miwok, who lived in this area from about 3000 years ago into the 1900s. The Miwok tribe is indigenous to Northern California, and the word Miwok means People.
So Many Trails
We will check out some of the paths of the Dipsea, one of the oldest trail races in America. The scenic course is considered one of the more beautiful courses in the world. However, that beauty is hard-won, and the stairs and steep trails make it a grueling and treacherous race.
Coastal To Cardiac and Back
Come check out a section of the iconic Mt. Tam Trail Run, a classic 50k trail race. Enjoy the lush forests and fern-laden trails of Muir Beach. This area is home to one of the most iconic species of California, the Coastal Redwood. These colossal giants will leave you stunned at the scope and scale of the forest.
Push yourself on the way up to Cardiac Hill. The views from the top will be worth it!A few ideas for other things to do in the area:
- Whale watching at Muir Beach
- Picnic at the beach
- Rent mountain bikes/road bikes and ride the town or the trails
- Go for a relaxing hike and enjoy nature
- Visit cowgirl creamery for all of your cheesy pleasures
- Pictures Pictures Pictures - The scenery is breathtaking
- Take a walk across the Golden Gate Bridge
- Visit Fisherman’s Wharf and eat mind blowing food
- Visit Alcatraz Island (book tour time in advance)
- Visit ChinaTown in San Francisco
- Aquarium of the Bay
- The Palace of Fine Arts
- Take a stroll down Ocean Beach
- Take a stroll through Golden Gate Park (botanical gardens, conservatory of flowers, japanese tea garden, rent a pedal or row boat, rent a segway…..
- San Francisco Zoo
- So many things to do!!!!!!!!
Keeping Covid 19 in mind Motivational Movement is ready to race! This competitive runcation will max out at 6 runners for a 4 day running event. (Please be willing to abide by the 6' rule and wear masks when needed)
Included with price:
Camping site for 4 days/ 3 nights (1 vehicle shared per runner and their guest)
Drawing for finishers prize (... if you finish all four runs)
Group runs food and drink
Drinking water for entirety of runcation
Posted Results and Bragging Rights (a small group run YES, but if you are connected to Strava your results can be matched against ANYONE...I will be uploading run segments to Strava)
The camping will be shared sites, but with enough room for everyone to keep the 6' social distance that is recommended. There will be a shake out run on Friday Evening, a run and Volunteer work on Saturday, a long run on supreme trail on Sunday and Dinner in town (if possible), followed by a wrap-up run on Monday morning. The trail running terrain will be moderate to difficult. Runs will range between 5 and 15 miles.
Runners are allowed to bring 1 guests for an extra $30 fee (fee will be waived if guests would like to volunteer some of thier time during Runcation to help Motivational Movement's Runcation Guide). Guests are allowed to run with Runner but will have to supply their own running food and drink, do not get included in results, no shirt, no chance for finishers prize, no pictures, and may not be needed for volunteer opportunity.
More info will be shared in Runcation Packet that will be emailed 2 weeks before race date. (Hard copies will also be given at camp upon arrival)
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- Trail Runner$185$1850$0
- My +1$30$300$0
- Helping Hand$0$00$0
- Food and Food Prep$110$1100$0
- Tent Rental$18$180$0