Welcome to Firetrails!
These races inherit the grand legacy of the Dick Collins Firetrails 50 and take it one step further with the Bay Ridge 100k. NEW IN 2019, L’Petite Dick Collins Marathon is BACK!
NOTE to Runners: If you plan to check out the course from Cull Canyon, beware that you’ll pass through EBMUD land which requires you to have a day use permit. They’re cheap and worth having! You can find them here.
We are proud to say that Dick Collins Firetrails offers UTMB points. The Bay Ridge 100k offers 4 points and Dick Collins 50 mile offers 3 points.
Again in 2019 will start and finish at Cull Canyon Regional Park, just minutes from Lake Chabot. This change gives us more time for everyone to finish without as much scrambling around at the end of the race. Also, this new course features more single track! This single track is the first and last six miles of the races.
The Dick Collins 50 mile race will turn around at Skyline Gate. The 100k race proceeds to the Steam Trains. Maps and narrative are presented under the course tab above. The new course will have about 8,000 ft in vertical for the 50-mile and about 10,400 ft 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 5am in front of Cull Canyon. You will park on the street in front of the park and we will check you in and start you at the park gate. Bring your drop bags to check in, as well as your post race bags and we will have them for you when you return.
The 50 mile starts at 6 at Cull Canyon, where you’ll park. You will be able to enter to park at 5am. Please park inside of the Cull Canyon parking lot to leave room for the 100k runners on street.
Time limits are:
100k (5am start) = 16.5 hours
50 mile (6am start) = 15.5 hours
Marathon = TBD
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.
Because of the generous time limit, there is no early start for the Dick Collins 50-mile.
Schwag and Awards
100k runners have the chance to earn the Bay Ridge Rhino buckle along with a shirt and our signature finisher medals. 50 milers receive shirts, wine glasses, and medals. Age Group awards are 3-deep for the 100k and 50miler. This just in! We’ve added special zipped hoodie/jackets for all finishers as well.
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 Lake Chabot Marina on the return route only.