Bay Ridge Endurance Run stand on the shoulders of giants. This race inherits the grand legacy of the Dick Collins Firetrails 50 and adds the new Bay Ridge 100k to take it one step further. NEW IN 2018, the races will start and finish at Cull Canyon Regional Park.
We are proud to say that Bay Ridge Endurance Run is a USATF sanctioned event. It consists of two races: Bay Ridge 100k and Dick Collins 50 mile. We are not currently planning to offer a marathon race in 2018.
New in 2018, we will be starting and finish at Cull Canyon Regional Park, just minutes from Lake Chabot. This change is meant to give us more time for everyone to finish. This means that the course now features 12 miles of single track! This single track is the first and last six miles of the races. The routes through Anthony Chabot, Redwood Regional Park and Tilden Park will be very similar to past years.
With the new start and finish, the Dick Collins 50 mile race will turn around at the Steam Trains. The 100k race will proceed to the Nimitz Aid Station from the 2017 race. Maps, altitude profiles etc will be coming shortly. The new course will have about 8,000 ft in vertical for the 50 mile and 10,000 for the 100k.
Race day weather can be hot, perfect, or cold and raining. As was said of the race in years past, “previous years race week has included the following: fire, earthquake, flood, and stock market crash.”
Starting Time, Time Limits, Changing Distances
The 100k starts at 5:30 am. The 50 mile starts at 6. The Marathon starts at 8. Time limits are:
100k (5:30am start) = 16.5 hours
50 mile (6am start) = 16 hours (NEW! Please read about early starts)
Cutoffs for the different races are firm because of our permits and the general curfew in the East Bay Regional Parks. We have changed the Dick Collins 50 Mile time limit and cutoffs to match the Bay Ridge 100k. This means you have more time to finish. However, all cutoffs are firm and you will be removed from the course if you miss them. Early starts are available for the Marathon. Time constraints for the 100k are firm as the race starts at and concludes in the time that the parks are legally open.
Changing distances will not be allowed during the race. If you start in the 100k, you will not be allowed to ‘drop down’ to a shorter distance during the race and receive an official finish. If you wish to change distances, you must do so before the start.
Schwag and Awards
100k runners have the chance to earn the Bay Ridge Rhino buckle along with shirt and our signature finisher wood-allions. 50 milers receive shirts, wine glasses, and wood-allions. Age Group awards are 3-deep for the 100k and 50miler.
Aid Stations, Crew Access, Pacers…and Bathrooms
Complete detail on the location and spacing of the Aid Stations is to come ASAP but for information purposes, know that they are 3-4.5 miles apart. Crew has access to many of these stations. For the 50 mile and 100k pacers will be allowed from Steam Trains and Skyline Gate on the return route only.
For some reason, we’ve already gotten a lot of questions about bathrooms on course. Way to be prepared people. There are bathrooms irregularly through the course, at about miles 12, 15, 18, 21, etc. They’re out there, so no need to pack your Depends Ultra’s.