Rancho Canada del Oro Trail Challenge

Rancho Canada del Oro Trail Challenge
Date Oct 2023 (TBD)
Distance 5k, 10k, Half-marathon, 8mi, 30k
Course Type Trail

Race Information

This event is tucked away in the incredibly beautiful foothills of the South Bay Area, taking place fully in the Rancho Cañada del Oro Open Space Preserve.

If you’re looking for easy and flat then move on. But the climbs here are well worth it: At the top is a panoramic view of the entire Bay Area southward, plus the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

The Open Space Preserve will give you a mix of singletrack (40%) and some very enjoyable fire roads (60%) to play on. There are lots of beautiful old oak trees to enjoy but lots of exposure, so come prepared.

Related Events

Did you know that this race is part of a series of runs? If you like this race you may want to run one of the following Troy's California Trail Runs events.

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