We’re happy to announce the return of our run in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park and Hood Mountain Regional Park. This event has had a few different names and incarnations. We’ve run it as Sonoma ULTRA (50k/Half Marathon), as Hood Mountain Vertical Challenge (something shorter than a Half), and as Sonoma Trail Marathon. All have run from Hood Mountain Regional Park. New this year, we’re running from Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, which means some course changes and also an environment that’s a bit more hospitable to families and to camping.
The name? That goes back to a suggestion from one of the park rangers years ago. We’ve finally gotten wiser.