Times, Getting Here, Where to Stay, Awards, Etc.
All races start at 8:00 AM
THE START/FINISH - GETTING HERE
Napa Valley 50k starts and finishes at the Calistoga RV Park, just a few blocks from the trailhead. The address is:
1601 N Oak Street
Calistoga, CA 94515
For directions on how best to get here, click here and put in the address you're coming from. If you're coming with friends and family, the can root for you anywhere along the route that leads to the trailhead. And if they're tired of sitting with us at the start/finish, Calistoga has a lot to offer!
WHERE TO STAY
Scena offers you two options. You can pitch a tent at the start-finish. Or you can join us at Bothe-Napa State Park a few minutes away. If you purchase campsites from us, we will be in touch with you about how best to spend your time.
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
The top male and female runners will receive new running shirts, compliments of our sponsors TOPO Athletic and Athletic Feat in Napa. Special 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. These are limited addition awards created specifically for Napa Valley 50k by the artisans at Elevation Culture.
All finishers will receive a custom medal (they're made out of wood, actually) celebrating their achievement, along with a tech-t races shirt.
Yes, runners may leave drop bags, which will be delivered to the Highway 29 lot at the 10 mile point of the races.
While there are no hard cutoffs in this race, 50k runners who do not reach the Hwy 29 aid station by 11:45 will be instructed to run the 20 mile course. This ensures that all runners will finish, safely before 6:30pm.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a pre-race packet pickup?
Yes, there will be bib pickup from 12-6 (NOTE REVISED TIME) on April 21 at Athletic Feat in Napa. Their address is 3367 Solano Ave, Napa, CA 94558
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 things for my family to do at this location?
Napa Valley is a great place to bring the entire family and Calistoga specifically offers a charming small town setting that will treat non-runners. We recommend a trip to nearby Bothe-Napa State Park 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.
Can I have crew and support?
Because of the remote nature of the course, crew access if very limited. Crew, family, and other supporters can cheer you on the road before the trailhead near the start/finish, and then again at the upper Highway 29 crossing.
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.