Events

Overview

The second day of Napa Valley weekend! What could be better than running 10K or 10 miles on shaded trails in the heart of wine country?

Now in its third year, Calistoga Trail Ramble is a favorite Spring race for people around the Bay Area and for folks looking to travel from across the country. The Ramble offers a tour of historical landmarks, botanical richness, and rugged terrain for a rewarding trip through the breathtaking Bothe-Napa State Park. In 2017, Scena Performance has added the Napa Valley 50k, a sister race that runs on Saturday. Join us Saturday night at the group campground for an evening of music and socializing, then strap on your race shoes Sunday and RACE!

Whether you choose to participate in the 10K or the 10 mile course, cap off your morning exertion with post-race festivities including our unique Scena Performance picnic, beer, an assortment of local wines, and lawn games to celebrate your accomplishment and revel in the company of your fellow runners. Bring out the whole family to cheer you on and enjoy all that Calistoga has to offer!”

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  • 10K

    Runners on the 10K course will be treated to a fascinating sensation of traveling back through time as the course passes by the historic Hitchcock Homestead site before it winds along a year-round stream shaded by redwoods, firs, and spice bushes. It tackles rocky and steep uphill sections to bring participants to expansive views of the Napa Valley, following single track trails around the high point of the course and back home.

    AID STATIONS

    There will be one aid station for the 10K, located at the intersection of Ritchey Canyon and Redwood Trail (mile 2.3). Aid stations will be stocked with all of your favorite runner fare, including fresh fruit, chips, gels, potatoes and salt, candy, soda, water, sports drink and other assorted goodies.
  • 10 Mile

    The 10-mile course starts out on a rocky single track section along the History Trail, passing the Pioneer Cemetery and the Bale Grist Mill site before looping back up past the start to round out the run along the 10k course.

    AID STATIONS

    There will be two aid stations for the 10-Mile, located at the Start/Finish (mile 3.8) and the Ritchey Canyon/Redwood intersection (mile 6.1). Aid stations will be stocked with all of your favorite runner fare, including fresh fruit, chips, gels, potatoes and salt, candy, soda, water, sports drink and other assorted goodies.

Times, Getting here, Where to stay

START TIMES

All races start at 9:00 AM

GETTING HERE

Bothe-Napa State Park is located 5 miles north of St. Helena and 4 miles south of Calistoga on Highway 29/128 in the heart of wine country. The park address 3801 St. Helena Hwy North, Calistoga, CA 94515.

WHERE TO STAY

Campsites in the park may be available by booking directly with the park. Book early- these will fill up very quickly!

If you prefer a solid roof to a tent, other options may be found on Goldenhaven.com or on AirBnB.

Awards, Drop bags, Time limit

AWARDS

Awards will be given to the top overall male and female finishers and the top male and female age group finishers in 10-yr increments.

DROP BAGS

no

TIME LIMIT

no

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a pre-race packet pickup?

No.

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?

While we do offer a hearty congratulations, along with various race swag, we strive to emphasize the experience over the medals, and thus devote more energy toward the things that will make the race one to remember, including an elaborate post-run bbq and beer extravaganza where you can connect with your fellow finishers. Awards will be given to the top overall male and female finishers and the top male and female age group finishers in 10-yr increments.

Are there things for my family to do at this location?

Bothe-Napa is a great place to bring the entire family. The event is staged near the State Park swimming pool ($6 fee), and the start/finish is located in a shady picnic area where family members can relax under the cool cover of trees, hike along the sun-dappled creek trails, and take part in the post-race festivities. Wineries abound near the park, and downtown Calistoga is just minutes away, offering many hot springs, spa, and restaurant choices.

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.

Calistoga Trail Ramble