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Pacifica Foothills Trail Run

Quick facts

Distance Ultra marathon

About Pacifica Foothills Trail Run

The race takes place in San Pedro Valley Park which is nestled amongst the Santa Cruz Mountain range and the foothills of Pacifica and offers 1,150 acres of coastal mountain environment. As part of the San Mateo County Park system, it is part of 200 years of history that includes the Native American culture and the urban development of San Francisco. 

Longer distance runners will ascend the 1,900ft. climb of Montara Mountain North Peak and either pause to take a breath and appreciate views of the Farallon Islands and the exterior of Pacifica or turn without much thought outside of enjoying a long downhill trounce. Red Tail Hawks can be found spectating from the high branches of the abundant eucalyptus forest and during the rainy months of winter and spring, Brooks Falls is a spectacular sight as it drops 175 feet in three tiers that just may alleviate the feeling of heavy feet and aching quads.

Distances

30K

  • 30km

Marathon

  • 42.195km

Half Marathon

  • 21.097km

50K

  • 50km

10K

  • 9km

Practicalities

Aid Stations

Expect to find variety at all of our aid stations, including a plethora of Clif Bar Products (Clif Shot Gels, Clif Bloks, Clif Bars), as well as sweet and salty offerings like trail mix, pretzels, potato chips, Oreo cookies, Pop Tarts, boiled potatoes with salt, PB&J finger sandwiches, regular soda (Coke or Pepsi), Mountain Dew, water, Tailwind Endurance Fuel, PB&J finger sandwiches, M&M's, Mike & Ike's, salt tablets.

Award Medals

Overall winners will receive a medal, a custom glass Stein and an item from the Inside Trail Racing schwag bag.

Equipment Storage

Drop bags may be left at the pass through aid station prior to race start.

Maximum Time

6 1/2 hrs

Parking

Parking is $6.00

Timing

Chip Timing

Pacifica Foothills Trail Run Route Map

Pacifica Foothills Trail Run Route Map

Start:

South Walnut Grove Picnic Area

Pacifica,us

Highlights

Red Tail Hawks can be found spectating from the high branches of the abundant eucalyptus forest and during the rainy months of winter and spring, Brooks Falls is a spectacular sight as it drops 175 feet in three tiers that just may alleviate the feeling of heavy feet and aching quads.

Overview

Runners will follow the route along the park’s Hazelnut and North Peak trails, which take the field of participants past parts of the park overlooking Weller Ranch, Brooks Creek and Montara Mountain, in addition to the park’s North Peak and Whiting Ridge. Runners will encounter an overall elevation change of about 2,930 feet, so they’ll need to be prepared for a challenging, up-and-down race through this mostly undisturbed mountainous area.


Pacifica Foothills Trail Run Trivia

As part of the San Mateo County Park system, it is part of 200 years of history that includes the Native American culture and the urban development of San Francisco.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.