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Peninsula Trail Running Festival

Sat November 19, 2022 Woodside, CA 94062 US Directions


Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


1100 Kings Mountain Rd
Woodside, CA US 94062


Photos from the 2022 Event can be found by clicking the link below:

Welcome to the inaugural Peninsula Trail Running Festival. The PTRF will feature a 4.45 mile loop that will be run both directions. Pick between the Half Marathon, Marathon, or 40 Miler. Then, after your race, you get to enjoy the company of all your trail running mates with the best post race BBQ Chef in all of the Northern California trail running scene, Food Network Celebrity Chef Yaku Moton-Spruill. Philly Cheesesteaks with onions & peppers will be waiting for you at the finish. Plant based runners will get strips of tofu in place of beef.

11/9/22 Update: Due to limited resources, specifically volunteers to staff 5 aid stations, we are reducing this event to a one loop with one aid station event at Huddart Park. Each Loop is 4.45 miles in distance and 916 feet in elevation gain. See map below.

Half Marathon
- 13.35 Miles
- 2,748 feet of elevation gain.
- 3 Loops (Counter Clockwise => Clockwise => Counter Clockwise)
- 26.7 Miles
- 5,496 feet of elevation gain.
- 6 Loops (Counter Clockwise => Clockwise) x 3
Wood-Pur-Lich 40M
- 40.05 Miles
- 8,244 feet of elevation gain.
- 9 Loops (Counter Clockwise => Clockwise) x 4  => Counter Clockwise
Race Location: Huddart County Park
Address: 1100 Kings Mountain Rd, Woodside, CA 94062 (This will get you to the ranger booth to pay via WAZE)
Parking Fee: $6 at gate entrance.
- Please bring cash to speed up process for all entrants.
- Follow signs to park vehicle near start.
- Carpooling highly encouraged.
Start/Finish Staging: Werder Shelter
San Mateo County Parks Dog Regulations: Dogs and other pets are not allowed.
- All distances will start with the Counter clockwise direction
- Pink will be the only color used to mark the course.
- There will be no "wrong way" course markings.
- We do not provide gpx files.
Drop Bags and Finish Line Bags: There will be a designated tarp near the start/finish area for your drop bags and/or finish line bags. We recommend storing your finish line bad in you vehicle. All runners will be able to park within a 1/10 of a mile to the start/finish area. 
Aid Station Hydration and Nutrition: 
- The only aid station is at start/finish area.
- Hydration options (Please bring own cup, bottle, or pack for hydrating: FLUID HYDRATION BRAND (Flavor - Blueberry Pomegranate), Water, Coke & Ginger Ale.
- Nutrition options:  Bananas, Tangerines, fruit squeezes, potato chips, snack packs featuring cookies, fruit chews, Clif/Z-bars, candy, and more.
- Hot Water and Hot Food Available: Soups (Chicken Noodle and Jenny's famous veggie option), Starbucks Instant Coffee, Hot Chocolate packets.
- Will have cups for hot liquid only. You are welcome to bring your own camping like cups, bowls, spoons etc. :-)
Counter Clockwise Course Turn-by-turn Directions:
(Loops 1, 3, 5, 7, 9):
·         Start at Werder Shelter
·         Run east down grassy knoll, cross street to trailhead.
·         Left at Crystal Springs Trail
·         Continue on Crystal Springs Trail for 2.5 miles
·         Left at Dean Trail
·         Continue on Dean Trail for 1.6 miles
·         Veer right off of Dean Trail towards start/finish area
·         Cross Parking lot towards playground.
·         Run around playground to timing mat for completion of loop and/or finish.
Clockwise Course Turn-by-turn Directions:
Clockwise Course (Loops 2, 4, 6, 8):
·         Start at Werder Shelter
·         Run around playground
·         Cross Parking Lot to trailhead
·         Veer left on to Dean Trail
·         Continue on Dean Trail 1.6 miles
·         Right at Crystal Springs Trail
·         Continue on Crystal Springs Trail for 2.5 miles
·         Vere right off of Crystal Springs Trail to cross parking lot
·         Run/walk/hike/crawl up winterized grassy knoll to timing mat for completion of loop or finish

Race Contact Info

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Cup-Free Racing Policy

Effective in 2018, Pacific Coast Trail Runs is following the lead of other trail races by taking steps to "green" our events. We recommend that all participants carry hydration devices on them during the race. We will sell HydraPouch portable cup with Universal carry clip – hooks easily to shorts, tights, number belts, hydration belts, etc. These are available at checkout for $10. You will receive it when you check-in for the event. We will also have a few for purchase for $10 the day of the event.

Event Location Details


Huddart Park (Staging at Werder Shelter)

1100 Kings Mountain Rd.

Woodside, CA, 94062


Race Day Runner Check-In & Race Briefing

Runner Check-In:
All runners must check-in race day. Your specific distance check-in opens one hour before your event start time. You must be prepared to show ID to pick up your own bib and swag. You may not pick up for any other runners.. Any changes to distances should be made at this time and there is a $15 fee for changing registration 

Race Briefing:
15 minutes before your event at the Start Line. It's very important for the safety of you and others to be present and alert for the Race Director Pre-Race Briefing. Here you will learn about how to have fun, be safe, and not get lost.

Withdrawing from Event or Changing Distance

If you would like to change distance, please do so by emailing us at at least 72 hours before the event.  We assign event distance specific bibs with timing transponder at this time and it makes the event less complicated for you, volunteers, and Team PCTR.

Shall you want to change distances on race day, then you must notify us prior to the event startingand will incur a $15 fee. All entrants who change distance during the event will earn a finisher medal. However, you will not be eligible for "Overall Standings & Age Group" awards. For example, if you entered the Headlands 100 mile event and stopped after two 25 mile loops, then you will be given your finisher medal and credited with an "Unofficial Finish". Similarly, if you enter the Headlands 50 Mile race and decide after two loops that I want to continue on and finish 100 miles, then you will earn a finisher medal or in this case a belt buckle. But, it will be termed an "Unofficial Finish" in your rankings. The reason this is done is to prevent other runners from being pushed out of a podium finish, overall standings position, or age group award because someone decided that they wanted to run a different distance during the race. This is the terminology commonly used in running and racing events.

WITHDRAWING: No Refunds, Transfers, or Rollovers
Entry fees associated with Pacific Coast Trail Runs Events are non-refundable, non-transferable, and we do not provide rollovers to future events. The amount of time and expense that goes into a PCTR event is high. Contracts, permit fees, awards, shirts, insurance, food/beverage and all things associated with your event happen a long time before your race day. Surely, if many of you wanted a refund because you got injured, become sick, have to attend a family function or your babysitter fell through, then all trail running companies would be out of business. We also do not transfer entries for numerous reasons including liability. You are not allowed to sell or give your bib to someone else. If we find out about this, we will ban you from our events. We do, and will provide race credits for a future PCTR event (less registration fees) shall something come up that prevents you from attending the event you paid for. Please see our Race Credit Policy.

Race Credit Policies

For this joint event with PCTR/BTR please read the race credit policy. With some of our races requiring signing up well in advance, we understand that life happens and you may be prevented from attending the event. Here are the days of notice we require you to provide us shall you want to withdraw and earn PCTR race credits for a future event.

- 45 plus days from the event date = 100% PCTR Race Credits
- 15 to 44 days from the event date = 50% PCTR Race Credits
- 14 days to 72 hours from the event start time = 25% PCTR Race Credits

- 72 hours or less no credit

Consider Volunteering to earn race credits. By volunteering, you can earn up to 100% of your entry and more depending on how many hours you volunteer.

Race credits are required to be used within one year from the time you earned them. This means you need to have signed up for an event by the one year date, not necessarily have completed the event. You also, also cannot extend the credits shall you sign up for a race and need to withdraw again. Race credits are not transferable to anyone but yourself.

Race Fees associated with Run Sign Up, our registration provider, at the time of your registration are not included in your Race Credits.

Race Cancellation Policy

Runners, their families, crews, volunteers and Team PCTR safety is our first priority. Pacific Coast Trail Runs events will run come rain or shine, with the exception of park closures, threatening or extreme weather conditions. When conditions present a danger to our runners, their families and our volunteers. PCTR maintains the right to cancel or postpone the start of each of the events. Parks may also shut down the event if the trail or weather conditions are so bad that first responders will also be challenged.

If any event is cancelled less than 24 hours prior to the official start time, all participants will be notified via email that you provided in your registration, and the information will be posted on our Facebook page.

PCTR reserves the right to move the event to another venue, change the course & start time, cancel, and/or reschedule the event. PCTR will always try to reschedule before cancelling an event. Shall the event be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, and not rescheduled, then we will offer race credits to a future PCTR event to be used in one year.

Threatening weather conditions at PCTR events may be cancelled or delayed if any of the following weather conditions exist: Fire Danger, Poor Air Quality (Air Quality Index (AQI) >150 = Unhealthy), Flash Flood Watch, Extreme Thunderstorms, Tsunami Warnings, and lightning in the vicinity of the race.

The Race Director, in accordance with the Land Managers, City, County, the State of California, and the National Park Service, has the authority to cancel the event. If threatening weather conditions force cancellation of the events, no refunds will be provided, since funds were already spent in preparation for race day. However, if the race is cancelled outright and not rescheduled than 100% of race credit value (less registration fees) will be provided to use at a future event in one year from the time earned.

Notification of cancellation will be done as early as possible. You will be notified via the email address you used when registering for this event. We will also post updates on our Facebook page regularly:


Volunteer Policy
- Earn $10 in PCTR Race Credits for every hour worked. (For example: 4 hrs = $40; 3.5 hrs = $35, etc.)
- Volunteer 8+ hour shift and earn $40 bonus credits for event.
- Earn 2X Credits for bad weather volunteering in rain.
- Earn 2X Credits from 8pm to 6am. (Headlands & Night Sweats Only)
- *Must volunteer a minimum of 5 hours to get volunteer swag. New Swag for each race instead of "Go run a trail shirts." (We did that for 4 years :-)
- Enjoy a meal from our Post Race BBQ Chef Team.
- You will not earn credits for volunteering unless you sign up to volunteer.
- If you sign up to volunteer and bring one or more friends with you to volunteer (who have not signed up), then they will not earn credits.
- If you are entered in an event and bring a friend or family to help volunteer a few hours or more, then you can earn their credits for another race... that is if they don't run. 
- All credits must be used in one year from the time earned or they will expire.

If you are unable to participate in the event you paid for and miss the 45-day or 15-day withdraw notification window because you are unable to run due to whatever reason, then consider volunteering to earn race credits. By volunteering at the intended event or another event within 30 days before your event, you can earn up to 100% of your entry and more depending on how many hours you volunteer. Email PCTR at

Rules & Trail Etiquette

Clean Sport Pledge

We pledge to support clean sport by inviting to athletes to compete at our events who are committed to training, racing and living clean and not inviting athletes to compete who have tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. We are in favor of random drug testing, especially when there is prize money offered at the event. Our organization also chooses to not work with coaches and agents that have athletes that are currently working with athletes that have tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. We understand we have a responsibility to protect a level playing field and we will be role models in the community as ambassadors and advocates for clean sport. We pledge to honor clean sport by inviting and supporting clean athletes at our races.


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