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The Woodmonster Trail Race

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NEW LOCATION START- NEW COURSE- NEW START TIME!

The Woodmonster Trail Race

The third and final leg of the

East Bay Triple Crown Championships!


Missed the online registration deadline?  Come to Owl Picnic Area in Redwood Park (the start of the race) to see if there are any openings left! Park gates open at 8am.

Same great race, different place! Due to circumstances beyond our control, we've had to relocate the Woodminster XC Race to Redwood Regional Park this year. The race will have the same handicaps as in the past, the course will still take you up the infamous Woodmonster and LMJS will host the amazing brunch we all know and love. Registration is now open. Sign up soon before the limited spaces sell out!

RACE INFO:
June 26, 2016, 9:30am

**Early start: 9:10am for Men 75 and over and women 65 and over

                          9:20am for Men 70-74 and Women 55-64

NEW LOCATION:

Redwood Regional Park, Owl Picnic Area, Oakland, Calif.
8.8 mile hilly, cross-country loop on dirt trails.

NEW COURSE MAP (*NEW):

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6811481

Up Stream-Up Prince-Left East Ridge-Skyline Gate Aid station ( Mile 3) -Down Stream-Right Tres Sendas-Star Flower-French-Madrone-Right West Ridge to access road at Chabot : Aid station ( Mile 5)- Back West Ridge Down-Chown-to French and Orchard- Bridle- Right Stream


Pre-registrationOpen until June 24

Race Day Registration: Opens at 8:00 AM.

Bib pickups: Begin at 8:30 at the start at Owl Picnic Area

INTRODUCTION:

This year your favorite race will start from a new location, in Redwood Regional Park at the Canyon Meadow staging area. We will gather at Owl ​P​icnic​ site​ where the race will start and finish.  Please make sure to preview the new course. This beautiful and challenging course is 8.8 miles, with plenty of hills and single track trails! The infamous Woodmonster climb is a given of course!!! Stay with us after the race and enjoy a great brunch offered by LMJS! Running clubs, make sure to recruit  many of your members, we will have the team competition, based on number of runners.

LOCATION:

Redwood Regional Park, Owl Picnic Area, Oakland, Calif.
8.8 mile hilly, cross-country loop on dirt trails. Age and gender handicapped.

DIRECTIONS:

Redwood Gate, 7867 Redwood Road, Oakland CA 94619
https://goo.gl/maps/7TmL2haMDSt

PARKING:

Parking inside park.  FEE - $5 TO BE PAID AT THE GATE.  The gate will open at 8am.

COURSE MAP (*NEW):

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6811481

Up Stream-Up Prince-Left East Ridge-Skyline Gate Aid station ( Mile 3) -Down Stream-Right Tres Sendas-Star Flower-French-Madrone-Right West Ridge to access road at Chabot : Aid station ( Mile 5)- Back West Ridge Down-Chown-to French and Orchard- Bridle- Right Stream

PRE-REGISTRATION:

$25 - LMJS members

$35 - Non-members

You can register here till June 24th.

Entry fee includes short sleeve finishers t-shirt in high quality technical fabric.  Every effort will be made to accommodate your size but we ask for your understanding if we do not have your first choice.

RACE DAY REGISTRATION:

Race Day Registration: Opens at 8:00 AM. Entry fee is $40, if not sold-out.

Redwood Park gate opens at 8:00. 

HANDICAP:

**Early start: 9:10am for Men 75 and over and women 65 and over

                         9:20am for Men 70-74 and Women 55-64

 9:10 9:20 
 9:30  9:34  9:38  9:42  9:46  9:50
40 mins
 30 mins
20 mins
16 mins
 12 mins
8 mins
4 mins
scratch
 Women 65+  Women 55-64
Girls 12 & under
Women 35-44
Boys 12 & under Men 45-54
Men 35-44
Men 13-34
Men 75+
 Men 70-74
Women 45-54
Men 60-64
Women 13-34



    Men 65-69

Men 55-59




Additional time needed for the race:

Early start is also available to those participants needing more than 2.5 hours to complete the course. You must e-mail race directors in order to take advantage of early start.  No official results for younger runners choosing to start at 9:10.


REFRESHMENTS:

Extensive breakfast brunch will be provided at the finish of the race to all registered runners (as long as it lasts).


Aid stations:
Skyline Gate at 3 mile
Chabot observatory access road at 5. 7 miles

We recommend that runners carry a bottle of water.

SPONSOR:

Many thanks to our generous sponsor:

TRANSPORTS


2015 WOODMINSTER CHAMPIONS

Overall: Sam Robinson
Open:
 Jessie Stewart & Sam Robinson
Senior: Jeanine Holmlund & Brad O’Brien
High school: Ava Podell & Nick Downs


The Salomon Run Club “Woodmonster” Climb Premium ( Sam Robinson's special fun competition):

The Woodmonster is one of the toughest climbs in the East Bay. It is hard, it is steep, it is glorious. To spice up the already zesty 2016 Woodmonster race, here is a fun premium to the fastest men’s and women’s times up the 0.8 mile Woodmonster Climb.  The climb happens mid-race, so even if you finish 200th overall, you can still win by getting yourself up the hill faster than everyone else!

 The Award:

Each winner earns a selection of beer/wine, a gift card to Transports, and bragging rights for the year.

 The Rules:

  • The premium is informal and open to all competitors at Woodmonster. It will be awarded to the fastest men’s and women’s time as verified by GPX mapping via the Strava website/application. 
  • We will have awards for (40+) and (50+) age categories!

·         The climb starts at the intersection of Stream and Tres Sendas   ( right before merging onto StarFlower) and ends when Madrone trail hits West Ridge.

·         Segment can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/1sTpYZ7

  • You MUST complete the full race distance.
  • Upload your run on Strava by Monday 10am.
  • In the Strava app, please title your uploaded run something like “Woodmonster 2016,” or “Woodmonster XC,” or “I lost my lunch at Woodmonster,”  etc. This will make it easier to verify participants. Make your uploaded run “public” on Strava otherwise your time cannot be verified. 
  • In the event of a tie, the winner will be decided by some arbitrary measure of awesomeness: thumb war, rock-paper-scissors, best interpretive dance, etc.
  • Awards will be presented the following Tuesday after the Salomon Run Club at Skyline Gate, Redwood Park, June 28th.  (I’ll inform the winners on Strava by Monday evening).
  • The Salomon Run Club meets every Tuesday evening at Skyline Gate at 6:30pm for a fun 4-5 mile run. 7:20pm, Skyline Gate.

 Tips: 

  • If you do not have a GPS watch, you can use Strava’s smartphone application, available free on the iTune and Android store:
  • www.strava.com/mobile
  •  GPS upload troubleshooting guides can be found here:
  • Course maps can be found here:

 

QUESTIONS?  Please contact Diane Ambrose or Christine Chapon - woodmonsterxc@gmail.com.

Thank you for your support!



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