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Ridge Route Ultra

14-Mar-2020 Castaic, CA, USA

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50KM / 31Miles
1 Day

Alternate Distances: 25KM/16M

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Entry From $140 USD

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You’re out there…on a point-to-point course…surrounded by beauty…on a 100-year old road…

Welcome to the Ridge Route Ultra, a premier ultra trail race run along the historic Old Ridge Route Road!! Choose from the 50k Ultra or 25k Trail Runs. Brought to you by the producers of the Bulldog Ultra.

Run the historic route high above Interstate 5 from Quail Lake to Caustic Lake. Experience the stillness, majestic beauty and hard work it took to complete that same journey 100 years ago.

Take on the trails and finish with the runners that just ran a marathon from Quail Lake. Challenge yourself up the canyons and reward yourself with beautiful lake views.

The majority of the 50k course is on National Forest lands in the San Gabriel Mountains, on roads closed to the public. Enjoy the scenery and test your focus and speed on the pavement, gravel, and dirt of this 100-year old road. The 25k course is entirely on the trails in Castaic Lake State Park.

Runners will behold panoramic vistas of the Los Padres National forest to the West, pass historical landmarks along this famous motorway, and gaze down onto beautiful Castaic Lake on your descent.

You’ll climb over 2,800’ on the net-downhill course, run on some of the original road’s brickwork, and stop at aid stations where travelers rested a century ago as well.

At the end of your journey, we’ll have warm cooked food with a beer garden to enjoy, too. Your family and friends are invited to celebrate, as well!

The Ridge Route Ultra is a fundraiser for the Ridge Route Preservation Organization, working to protect and preserve the 1915 Ridge Route.

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Beginner

Elevation: Very little change < 500 metres. Benign running terrain, not technical.

Suitable for: First ultra runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running in the last six months.

Intermediate

Elevation: Increase of up to 1000 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed at least one ultra distance race (or similar event) or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Advanced

Elevation: Increase of up to 1500 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

Expert

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat) and or technical terrain

Suitable for: Experienced runners who have completed at least regular ultra distances in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

Brutal

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude) and or technical terrain.

Suitable for: Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

Endurance - Multi-activity

Type: An ultra distance race including at least two of the following activities such as running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, skiing and climbing. It may also include different climatic conditions (eg ice, snow, humidity, cold water, mud or heat).

Suitable for: Experienced multi-skilled athletes who have trained for the different activities included in this event. Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements and any specialist equipment required such as a wetsuit, skis or a mountain bike.

Global - Virtual

Type: A virtual race which can be run at any time shown on the dates shown, on any type of terrain in any country.

Suitable for: For runners from beginners to experienced as you choose your own course and challenge based on the guidelines and options set by the virtual race organiser.

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