There is a 6 hour cutoff at mile 21 and a 14 hour time limit for the full race. The first loop of the race takes place on a twenty mile technical single track that meanders down through oak and sycamore lined canyons and then up onto ridges high above the Ortega Corridor. It then descends from the ridge to the famous “Candy Store” aid station at mile 11. From the Candy Store the runners continue on the lollypop loop and return to Bluejay. This time it’s uphill!
From Bluejay the race begins the first serious climb of the race, a 1000′ journey up a narrow truck trail. The course then descends 2500′ on a 5 mile rocky technical trail into the Mountain Community of Holy Jim Canyon, the half way point. From Holy Jim canyon the race again turns uphill, climbing 4,000’in the next 7.5 miles to the Summit of Santiago Peak, the highest point in the Santa Ana Mountains.
Although it’s a 2000′ net downhill from the Antenna Fields at Santiago peak to the finish, there is still 1500′ of UP! The final miles of the race occur on the Main Divide Truck Trail with aid stations every 2.5 miles. Old Goat Race swag for all finishers and awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male and female finishers. Finishers are greeted in Bluejay Campground with a full service BBQ grill that caters to everyones palate… including vegan and gluten free. Spectators and crews are invited to participate for a modest donation to Second Harvest of Riverside, CA.
The 50K takes place on 29 miles of the Old Goat 50 Mile course. It departs from the 50 Mile course at the bottom of Horsethief West and rejoins at the top on the North Main Divide. Old Goat Race swag for all finishers and an award for the 1st place finisher. There is a 6 hour cutoff at mile 21.
Active duty military, police, fire fighters, and Chimera 100 Volunteers may receive a 25% discount. Email email@example.com for the coupon code. Please indicate which branch of service, city, and department. Chimera volunteers may not transfer their entry to a non-volunteer.
Two drop bag locations on the course. Mile 00 and mile 00. Drop bags must be placed in designated areas by 6:30 a.m. Do not include a gallon of water in plastic container (this will burst open in transport & everybody’s drop bags get wet). No suitcases allowed.
8 Aid Stations and 12 opportunities to pass thru aid stations. Well stocked with supplies and experienced trail runners and experienced volunteers.
Mile 06.60 – Chiquita Falls
Mile 10.90 – Candy Store
Mile 15.40 – Chiquita Falls
Mile 20.80 – Falcon / Lower Blue Jay
Mile 23.60 – Trabuco Trail
Mile 28.80 – Holy Jim Canyon
Mile 33.90 – Bear Springs
Mile 36.70 – Santiago Peak
Mile 39.50 – Bear Springs
Mile 41.90 – Trabuco Trail
Mile 44.50 – Horsethief
Mile 47.10 – Trabuco Trail
No pacers allowed for Old Goat 50 mile or 50k.
Your support crew is welcome to hang at the start/finish line.