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Vista Verde Skyline Run - Trail Ultra

Date: Saturday October 26, 2019
Start Time:  7:30 AM
Events: 10K | Half | Marathon | 50K
Location: Skyline Ridge Open Space
Pricing: 10K: $50 · Half: $60 · Marathon: $70 · 50K: $80

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Interested in earning a $50 credit towards an upcoming race?  We can always use volunteers!

Race Day Registration: Please print and complete this form for your race day check-in. We will happily accept cash, CC or check on site.

Welcome to the BayTrailrunners Vista Verde Skyline Run. Racers will enjoy stunning vistas of the Pacific Coast and of the spectacular Lambert Creek Watershed, Butano Ridge, Portola State Park and the newly opened Mindego Hill! Revel in tree-covered singletrack and wide open trails that roll through pristine grassy meadows, along serene ponds and over smooth flowing creeks. There is no doubt that the views and trails out here are sure to impress all who participate. 

This is a Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® Qualifying Race with 2 points granted to the 50K runners who finish within 8 hours.  For more details, please visit the International Trailrunning Association page  >> 


Race Day Information


We will not be offering race day registration.

Sign-In & Bib Pick-Up: 6:30AM - 7:15AM at the starting line. 

Briefing: 7:15 AM at the starting line

Start: 50k - 7:30AM | Marathon - 7:40AM | Half Marathon - 7:50AM | 10k - 8:00AM


  • All participants will receive a BayTrailrunners Vista Verde Skyline Run T-Shirt. To guarantee your shirt size, you must register by Friday October 18, 2019.

  • First place finishers in both distances will each be awarded gift certificates to use at our sponsor, A Runner's Mind.

  • Cross the finish line and take home a colorful Vista Verde woodallion race ribbon.

  • And it doesn't end there! As a special bonus, we'll have a professional photographer out on the course taking photos of you on this special day of running!

Time Limit: There is a 9 hour time limit for all distances.  50k runners will be turned back and must drop to the marathon distance if they fail to reach the Long Ridge Aid Station by 2:30PM, which equals 7 hours. This is the 22 mile mark and where the marathon runners turn back.

Timing:  We will make use of the quality timing software that Ultrasignup provides.

Marking: The course will be marked with striking colored ribbon along with clear and easy to read signage. Details will be explained at the pre-race briefing. 

Course measurements: Our data has been collected using Google Earth and cutting edge GPS devices. The detailed information gathered and displayed is provided by 3rd-parties and BayTrailrunners LLC cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information. Provided for reference only. 

Rules: No dogs, bikes or strollers. Stay on marked trails. Yield to park personnel and other visitors. Do not litter. Thank the volunteers! 

Aid Stations: Aid will be provided on course and at the finish. Expect fruit, carbs, sweets, Spring Sports Nutrition and Clif gels, Skratch Labs electrolytes, Coke and water. And since we are keeping it green as best as we can, there will be no cups provided at the aid stations. While not required, we strongly recommend that all runners carry some form of hydration pack or water bottle throughout the race.

  • All distances will have aid throughout the race and at the finish.

  • Marathon, Half and 50k runners will have a DIY water stop at the 4 mile mark.

  • Half Marathon will see full aid 10 miles into the race.

  • All distances will have a DIY water stop at Alpine Pond.

  • Marathon and 50k runners will see full aid 11.5 miles into the race.

  • Full aid again for marathon and 50k runners at 15 miles as they pass through the starting area to complete the rest of the course.

  • At the 22 mile mark, marathon and 50k runners will find more aid.

  • Full aid again for 50k at 27 miles.

  • Finish line party with Ramen and hot pancakes!

Spectators and crew: Family and friends can cheer on their runners at the aid station in the Mindego Hill Road parking lot and again as they come through the start to complete the second half of the race.  No crew or pacers needed but 50K runners can leave a drop bag at the start. We can not be held responsible for lost or stolen items so please keep all your valuables locked in your car.

Restrooms: There is one restroom located in the main lot and another in the handicap parking area. We will also have some port-a-potties shipped in.

Refunds: Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable to future BayTrailrunners events. BayTrailrunners however, will be happy to offer you a 75% or 50% entry coupon if you let us know at least 2 weeks or 48 hours before the event, respectively.  If you fail to show up to the race without prior notice, you forfeit all credits and reimbursements.  Please email us so we know in advance what your plans are.

Cancellations: Please read our policy about race cancellations. This applies to all BayTrailrunners events.