Armstrong Redwoods
Saturday, 3 May 2014
9km, 17Km, 30Km & 50km

Past Results
Start Times
50km - 8:30AM
30km - 8:40AM
17km - 8:50AM
9km - 9:00AM
Congratulations runners and thank you volunteers! Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve and Austin Creek State Recreation Area

Our event begins and ends in Armstrong Redwoods State Park among ancient 1,200+ year old redwoods, more than 300 feet high! These trails are the most beautiful coastal redwood trails found in California. The 9 km distance will run almost entirely through the redwood trails.

The 17 km distance will continue to Austin Creek SRA. The trail runs through old growth trees along Gilliam Creek. It is magical. It returns to Armstrong Redwoods on a fire trail.

The 30 km and 50 km continue along Gilliam Creek and will enjoy some technical challenges, including 10 creek crossings. Yes, you might get wet feet. You might also see and abundance of wildlife on one of the most pristine trails you may ever experience. Fire trails bring you back to Armstrong Redwoods. The 50 km distance will enjoy another loop through the redwoods.

Armstrong Redwoods/Austin Creek Trail Run Camping Accommodations and Carbo Load
Camping/Carbo Load Sold Out!
Make your travel to Guerneville easy and fun by coming the day before, May 2, and camp at Bullfrog Pond Campground in Austin Creek State Recreation Area. We will have a Carbo Load Feast for Friday's dinner. The park normally charges $35 for camping. You can bring a two-person tent and enjoy both dinner and camping for just $25. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods. Stewards will also provide a family campfire program in the evening.

Bib Number Pick-Up:

7:30 to 8:15. Park entrance is $8.

Time Limit:

There is a 9 hour time limit for all distances.



Shirt Options:

Champro Sports shirt will be included with registration unless a no shirt option is requested.

Champro Sports: This 100% Dri-Gear polyester fabric wicks moisture away from the body. This lightweight soft t-shirt is short sleeve and comes in both men and women's fit.

Patagonia Shirts: Stay dry and cool and get some protection from the sun and salt in silky, lightweight Capilene. It’s quick to wick, ultra breathable and fast to dry. Made from 100% all-recycled polyester with 15 UPF sun protections and Gladiodor natural odor control. When ordering the size, they tend to run small.

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Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve, 17000 Armstrong Woods Rd, Guerneville, CA. Directions


Map  |  Elevations

Aid Stations:

We will provide a variety of fresh fruit, salty snacks, salted potatoes, PB&J sandwiches, salt tabs, sugary snacks, Clif Shot Bloks, sports drink, cola and water. Runners in the 50 km may leave a drop bag at the 25 km mark at the starting point with personal needs. It is highly recommended that runners carry at least 20 oz. of water between aid stations.


Awards are given to the 1st place female and male finishers overall in each distance. Ribbons are awarded to the female and male 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finisher in each ten-year age group for each distance. All finishers will receive a custom medal with the race logo. Ultramarathon (50km) finishers will receive a custom event coaster.



(Add $10 if registering after April 19, 2014. Add $15 at check-in, if not sold out.)
  • 9km - $35.00
  • 17km - $40.00
  • 30km - $45.00
  • 50km - $65.00
  • (Pre-registration ONLY through Noon PST on Thursday, May 1st, if not sold out)

    Event Beneficiary:

    Event benefits Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods, the nonprofit organization that supports education and stewardship volunteer programs at Armstrong Redwoods SNR and Austin Creek SRA. In 2012, Stewards took over operations of Austin Creek SRA, including the 24 site campgrounds and 3 backcountry sites in order to keep this park open to the public. Become a donor/member of Stewards and receive a 20% discount in the Visitor Center right next to event check-in.

    Lodging Partner:

    If you need lodging, Fern Grove Cottages has agreed to donate a portion of your room fee to Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods. Nestled among tall redwoods and delightful garden, Fern Grove offers an intimate retreat for everyone. Their charming cottages offer quiet relaxation and comfort. Each morning, enjoy a delicious breakfast that features signature home-made specialties. Fern Grove is walking distance to all the shops and restaurants in downtown Guerneville. Extend your stay for a delightful time exploring the beautiful Russian River and Sonoma Coastline.

    Course Records:

    9 Km Bradford Bryon, 55, Penngrove, CA ('13) 55:37
    Michael Lopez, 55, Mill Valley, CA ('13) 55:37
    Sarah Bam, 39, San Francisco, CA ('14)55:00
    17 Km Jonathan Nowland, 30, Citrus Heights, CA ('14) 1:42:14
    Saralynn Specht, 25, Davis, CA ('13) 1:48:36
    30 Km TJ Hooks, 15, Ashland, OR ('13) 2:34:16
    Katy Hollbacher, 38, Berkeley, CA ('13) 3:02:00
    50 Km Bob Shebest, 39, Santa Rosa, CA ('14) 4:29:44
    Kimberly O'Donnell, 24,Walnut Creek, CA ('13)5:05:38
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