Whistle Punk - The Deuce
Date: October 21, 2018
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Event: Half Marathon | Marathon
Location: Purisima Creek Redwoods - Woodside, CA
Pricing: Half $60 - Full $75
The BayTrailrunners Whistle Punk Deuce is the first organized trail race ever held in Purisima Creek Redwoods OSP! It is open to all levels of trail runners. While it is mostly non-technical, there are some considerable uphill climbs. Experts can use this race to measure their progress, while first time racers looking for a new challenge will find this to be an excellent starting point to their trail racing adventures.
This is a Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® Qualifying Race with 2 points granted to the Marathon runners who finish within 6 hours. For more details, please visit the International Trailrunning Association page >>
Race Day Information
Sign-In & Bib Pick-Up: 8:00AM - 8:45AM at the starting line.
Briefing: 8:50AM at the starting line
Race Day Registration: Please complete and print this registration form for your race day check-in. We will happily accept cash, CC or check on site.
All participants will receive a BayTrailrunners Whistle Punk T-Shirt. To guarantee your shirt size, you must register by Sunday, October 14, 2018.
Coasters that were sourced from a fallen 1100 year old La Honda, CA redwood tree.
First place finishers will each be awarded gift cards from our race sponsor, A Runners Mind.
Hydration and nutrition will be provided by our sponsor, Skratch.
Our friends from A Runners Mind will be there supporting the race and sharing some of the latest product from the store.
Cut Offs: Marathon runners will have 3.5 hours to reach the 13 mile mark. This is where North Ridge and Harkins Ridge connect for your second loop. If you fail to make it to this intersection in the allotted time, you will be directed to the finish where we will drop you down to the half. This is a mandatory rule we must respect so we do not go overtime on our permit and use of the park. .
Timing: We will be using the timing software that Utrasignup has generously supplied to us.
Marking: The course will be marked with striking blue ribbon with clear and easy to read signage pointing you in the right direction. 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 throughout the course. You can expect fruit, carbs, sweets, water, and Skratch hydration and nutrition products. There will be a water stop at the 6 mile mark where Grabtown Gulch and Borden Hatch Mill join. Another will be setup at 9 miles with nutrition and water at the bottom of Purisima Creek where your climb up Whittemore Gulch begins. Marathon runners will get water at the top of Harkins Ridge (13 miles) before their second loop and a long descent to the main Aid Station at the bottom of Purisima (16.5 miles). Water again at the top of Grabtown (19.5 miles) and one more visit to the Purisima AS (22.5 miles) before the ascent up Whittemore to the finish. We strongly recommend that all runners carry some form of hydration pack or water bottle throughout the race.
Parking: Carpool if you can! Parking is available in the North Ridge main lot, with more spots reserved in front of Fisher Investments next door to the preserve. We will have an informed and upbeat volunteer point you in the right direction when you arrive.
Restrooms: Restrooms are located at the start and at the intersection of Purisima Creek and Whittemore Gulch.
Cancellations and Refunds: Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable to future BayTrailrunners events. BayTrailrunners however, will be happy to send 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.