Salt Point Trail Run
13 July 2019
Perched on the hills looking out to the Pacific and above the mouth of the Russian River, tiny Jenner offers access to the coast and the Russian River wine region. A harbor-seal colony sits at the river’s mouth and pups are born here from March to August. There are restrictions about getting too close to the chubby, adorable pups – handling them can be dangerous and cause the pups to be abandoned by their mothers. Volunteers answer questions along the roped-off area where day trippers can look on at a distance. The best way to see them is by kayak and most of the year you will find Water Treks Ecotours renting kayaks on the highway. Heading north on Hwy 1 you will begin driving on one of the most beautiful, windy stretches of California highway. You’ll also probably lose cell-phone service – possibly a blessing. This is Jenner, home to the Salt Point Marathon.Come run the ancient trails of the Pomo people. You will go back in time as you witness the wonder of rugged coastline, sandstone cliffs, kelp-dotted coves, tide pools, pygmy forests and panoramic views. These pristine and historic trails should be on every trail runner and marathoner's bucket list.We will cap this event at just 200 runners, combined for all distances to keep this a special and intimate experience.
Double loop course of 15 km and 11 km respectfully.
Runners will go back in time as you witness the wonder of rugged coastline, sandstone cliffs, kelp-dotted coves, tide pools, pygmy forests and panoramic views. These pristine and historic trails should be on every trail runner and marathoner's bucket list.
Fully-stocked aid stations every 6 - 10 kilometers. You can expect fresh fruit, salty snacks, assorted candy, boiled potatoes & salt, water, and Clif Shot Electrolyte sports drink. If you would like to be sure that you have Clif product, SaltStick capsules, or any other specific item at the event, you should carry it with you. It is highly recommended that runners carry at least 20 oz. of water between aid stations.
Placement Awards are given to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place overall female and male finishers overall in each distance. Age group medallions are awarded to the female and male 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finisher in each ten-year age group for each distance. All distance runner finishers will receive a race logo and dated finisher medallion.
Chip timing system for accurate and immediate results.