5 MileThe 5-mile route will start and end out of the Azalea Loop Campground and skirt along the Navarro River via the Meadow Trail before entering the magnificent Big Hendy Grove for a dazzling tour of the Ancient Redwoods. After leaving Big Hendy Grove, runners will visit the one aid station on course before embarking on a journey past the Hermit Huts, and a roller coaster ride of short ups and downs on winding single track trail before crossing over into Little Hendy Grove. After visiting Little Hendy Grove, runners will finish with one last small climb into the campground and finish area.
AID STATIONSThere will be one aid station at the intersection of the Fire Trail and Hermit Hut trail. The aid station will be well stocked with water, ice, sports drink, soda, fresh fruit, chips, candy, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and other assorted goodies.
10 MileThe 10-mile route will follow the 5-mile route with the added pleasure of getting to see it all twice by going out for a second lap. This stunning trail will offer something new to take in with each lap.
AID STATIONSThere will be one aid station at the intersection of the Fire Trail and Hermit Hut Trails, as per the 5-mile course, with an additional aid station located near the start/ finish area. Each aid station will be well stocked with water, ice, sport drinks, sodas, fresh fruit, chips, candy, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and other assorted goodies.
6- and 12-Hour Timed EventScena is excited to bring timed events to a landscape that already offers its own timeless feel. Runners will have their times recorded with each pass through the Start/Finish and will be ranked by number of laps completed in the assigned time period.
AID STATIONSRunners will be well supported with 2 aid stations for each 5-mile loop, with one located at the Fire Rd/Hermit Hut trail intersection and one at the Start/Finish area. Each aid station will be well stocked with water, ice, sports drink, soda, fresh fruit, chips, candy, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and other assorted goodies.
Times, Getting here, Where to stay
6- and 12-hour races start 7am. All other races start at 9am
Hendy Woods is a little over 2 hours north of San Francisco, and is tucked in the Anderson Valley toward the coast in the town of Philo, off of Hwy 128. Follow this link for specific directions.
WHERE TO STAY
We will have a festive camping atmosphere with a number of campsites available for runners. We recommend booking them early as they will sell out. See our add-on options for more info.
Awards, Drop bags, Time limit
We will have awards for the top 3 overall male and female finishers in the 6 and 12-hour timed events.
Drop bags will be available at the Start/Finish area.
There is no time limit for the 5- and 10-mile events. Runners in the 6- and 12-hour timed event will be given credit for each lap completed within the allotted time frame. Runners coming in past the 6- and 12-hour cutoff will only be given credit for the laps done before the limit.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a pre-race packet pickup?
Yes, runners can come check in at the Azalea Loop Campground on Friday evening from 7-9 pm to receive their bib numbers. Stick around for the campfire! Runner check-in will also be held from 5:30 to 9 on race morning.
I am new to trail running, will I get lost?
The trails are thoroughly marked with ribbons, and each turn will have multiple ribbons along with a sign pointing you in the direction of the turn. There will be no areas where you need to guess. We haven't lost anyone yet!
Are there finisher awards?
Yes, along with a hearty congratulations and race swag. There's also the award of having running a great race! We strive to emphasize the experience and devote energy toward the post-run food and beer extravaganza where you can connect with your fellow finishers.
Are there things for my family to do at this location?
Hendy Woods is a beautiful a park with lots of places for people of all ages to explore. In addition to hiking trails, the campground has a nice loop for bike riding, and the day use area has a nice picnic area with a short walk to the river. Additionally, the Anderson Valley boasts plenty of kid friendly activities, and is home to a plethora of award winning wineries. For a dramatic shift in scenery, the stunning Mendocino coastline is only a short drive away.
Can I hike the event?
Yes, we believe everyone should get a chance to experience these beautiful trails, regardless of pace.
Do you need volunteers?
Our races depend on the generous spirit of the running community to ensure every participant is well supported. Volunteers will receive a free entry to a future Scena Performance event. Please fill out the volunteer form for more information.