Distance: 26.20 mi
Type: Point-to-point, Trail
Difficulty: 6 / 10
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Address: PO Box 1040, Stinson Beach, CA 94970
Filed Under: Running
Trail running doesn't get any better than this wide, jeep road twisting through the towering red rocks of Death Valley's Titus Canyon. Only 300 lucky runners get to experience this unique event each year. Sign up early! This event sells out weeks ahead of raceday!
DESCRIPTION | Marathon & 30K
The fact that runners have been coming back for this event for more than 15 years must mean something! This is a scenic wilderness trail run on a gravel jeep road from Beatty, NV, through the picturesque Titus Canyon, to the finish in Death Valley (entire run is in Death Valley National Park). The desert is beautiful this time of year with mild temperatures; lows at night between 30 and 40 degrees and highs during the day from the low-60s to mid-70s. This is our most spectacular trail event of the year and well worth the weekend away. Truly, an experience you won't forget!
*The Marathon course climbs 2,300 feet in the first 12 miles, then descends 5,000 feet over the last 14 miles.
* The 30K course is the last 30K of the marathon course, initially descending 500 feet, then climbing 800 feet before descending 5,000 feet over the last 14 miles.
FROM LAS VEGAS (2.5 hours)
Take I-15 South and turn West on Hwy. 160 to Pahrump. DO NOT turn left towards Shoshone at Hwy. 32, but continue on Hwy. 160 approximately 3 miles to Belle Vista Rd. Follow signs to Death Valley.
FROM THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA (9 hours)
Take I-5 South to Bakersfield. Take Hwy. 58 East to Mojave. Take Hwy. 14 North to Hwy. 395 and go North to Olancha. Take 190 East to Death Valley.
FROM SAN DIEGO
Take I-15 East to Baker, CA. Turn North on Hwy. 127 to Death Valley Junction. Take Hwy. 190 into Death Valley.
FROM THE L.A. AREA
You can go through either Baker or Mojave.