Sean O'Brian Trail Runs

06 feb 2021 (Sat)

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80,47km, 100km

Sean O'Brian Trail Runs

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Aderire Sean O'Brian Trail Runs

Considered the recreational crown jewel of the Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu Creek State Park has over 8,000 acres of rolling tallgrass plains, oak savannahs and dramatic peaks. Rapid, dramatic geologic changes created the spectacular landscape of Malibu Creek State Park. Its jagged mountains, rock outcroppings, cliff-like slopes and deep gorges were formed over two million years by severe climate changes, earthquakes, erosion and tectonic plate collisions. These forces continue to shape the landscape today. The Malibu Creek State Park is host to the annual Sean O’Brien 50M race.

The Sean O’Brien 50M was created after the original Ray Miller course had suffered a devastating fire in early May. The area was badly burned, and needed time to heal. The race director was inspired to still bring a solid, competitive, and tough 50 mile/50k race to southern California in early winter. She also had a deep desire to still have this sort of race in the beautiful Santa Monica Mountains.

The result was the creation of one of the most epic race courses to date on the West Coast. Personally mapped out and created by her close friend, Sean O’Brien, it only seemed fair to name the race after him. The race course consists of beautiful single-track on the Backbone Trail, miles of sweeping ocean views, and close to 11,000+ feet of gain in the 50-mile distance. The back country trails of the Santa Monica Mountains are breathtaking and some parts rarely touched.

Punti salienti del corso

From Malibu Creek State Park Miles 0-7:

Follow the paved road through the campground to Spur trail. This will connect to a paved road (Dorothy Dr.) and turn right on Dorothy Dr(in tapia Park). Follow Dorothy Dr. to a parking lot, and look for a trailhead to the right of the parking lot. Take that trail. The trail will cross a creek and head up on the other side. When you get to a small, cinder block outhouse, turn right on the trail heading up (the trail will be just before and next to the outhouse). Continue heading up. When the trail intersects with the Corral Cyn/Mesa Peak Motorway stay to the left and continue heading up. At the next intersection with another fire road, stay to the right. At the next intersection with a single track trail, take the trail to the right (this is the Backbone Trail). Follow the BBT to the Corral Cyn. parking lot.

Mile 7 – the intersection with the BBT, turn left onto the BBT heading west.

Mile 13.3 – Continue on the BBT as it crosses Latigo Cyn. Rd. to the parking lot on Kanan Rd.

Mile 15.8 – Continue on the BBT and then turn left onto the Zuma Ridge Motorway

Mile 19.2 – Follow the Zuma Ridge Motorway up and over the mountain, past Buzzard's Roost, to the intersection with the Zuma-Edison Motorway

Mile 21.8 – Continue on the Zuma Ridge Motorway all the way down to the parking lot at the bottom of the mountain.

Mile 22.7 – Turn left onto the Ridge Canyon Access trail and then turn right onto Bonsall Dr. (dirt) following it to the parking lot. Your drop bags will be available at this aid station. Head out again on Bonsall Dr (dirt)

Mile 23.2 – Turn right onto the Canyon View trail

Mile 24.5 – Turn left onto the Kanan-Edison fire road

Mile 25.8 – Turn left onto the Zuma Canyon Connector trail

Mile 26.5 – Turn left onto the Zuma-Edison Fire road

Mile 30.4 – Turn right on the Zuma Ridge Motorway

Mile 33.8 Turn right onto the BBT at Kanan Trailhead

Return the exact same way back to Malibu Creek State Park.

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Informazioni pratiche

Alloggio

Lodging available at Hampton Inn and Suites, Agoura Hills.

Servizi post-gara

Runners will be provided with hot vegetarian chili, Subway turkey and veggie sandwiches, and plenty of healthy snacks and water.

Postazioni di Pronto Soccorso

Aid Stations will provide sweet and salty snacks, PB&J's, Potato's, lots of fruit, Clif gels and Clif shot blocks, Clif electrolyte drink, and Salt Stick Electrolyte Pills. If it's hot we will have ice at most aid stations. If it's cold we will have hot soup(vegetarian chili) at mile 22.7.

Medaglie

All finishers receive a finishers medal.

Servizio di deposito

Runnerswill see drop bags three times at two separate locations : Kanan Road Aid Station twice and Bonsall Road Aid station once: Miles 13, 22.7, 36.3.

Tempo massimo

15 hours

Parcheggio

There is plenty of parking at the race start on race morning. Volunteers will be on hand to direct you into the parking lots. The first 250 cars will be provided with parking passes. If you arrive after this, parking is $8.

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