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Crew & Pacer Information

Pacers

  • All pacers must check-in at Mockingbird, sign a waiver, and wear a bib number.
  • Runners can have multiple pacers but only one at a time.
  • Pacers can use the shuttle service.
  • Pacers must follow all rules the official runners follow.
  • Pacers cannot mule food or beverage or supplies during the event.
  • See “Aid Station Charts” for 100K and 50K Pacer allowance

CREW

  • Please refer to the “Aid Station Charts” in this document for which you are allowed to go to. Please note some are accessible by car and other requires 4 to 7 mile hikes if you are in the mood for some good fun yourself.
  • Crews must follow instructions from all parking monitors, aid station personnel, and volunteers with the event.
  • Crews may meet their runners within 100 feet off designated aid stations.
  • Please do not litter or your runner can be disqualified.
  • Please do not park on the hill leading up to Mockingbird A/S. If the parking lot is full, then you can park in the nearby neighborhood 1/4 mile down the hill.
  • If your runner is dropping from the race and is unable to tell us, then please take the responsibility and notify a nearby aid station captain. Failing to notify the race management of a dropping runner can result in costly time and resources. We don’t want to worry about your runner or worse send him or her a very expensive search and rescue bill.

CREW DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS

Please see Aid Station Document for Crew Accessible Aid Stations. Please drive safe on winding roads.

Hicks Road Aid Station: 

From Hacienda Parking Lot, Turn Right on Almaden Road. It immediately turns into Alamitos Road. Continue a few miles and Turn Right on Hicks Road. Stay on Hicks Road for about 5 miles until you come to Hicks Road Entrance to park on the right hand Side. You will drive by the aid Station and park only a few yards away.

Kennedy Aid Station: 

NO CAR ACCESS. However, you may access by foot only. A 7 mile hike from Hicks Road or Lexington. Watch out for Mountain Bikers and Lions.

Lexington Aid Station: 

Now is a great time to take a quick nap or go get some breakfast and refill your coffee or tea. The next accessible Aid Station is in Los Gatos at the North Eastern part of the course. If you parked in the Hicks Road Parking lot next to the aid station, then you will turn right (North) towards Los Gatos. If you parked in the Sierra Azul Parking Lot (then you will go Left).. As you leave the Hicks Road Parking lot,(North) the windy Hicks Road North towards Los Gatos. Go Left at Shannon Road. Then Go Left at Los Gatos Blvd. Go Right on Hwy 9. In a 1/4 mile you get on HWY 17 South towards Santa Cruz. Or, you can pass the freeway and in another 1/4 mile you can hang a left on to N. Santa Cruz and either hang out in beautiful downtown Los Gatos for a bit for breakfast. Or continue through town and get on the get on the freeway towards Santa Cruz. On HWY 17 South, take Bear Creek Road Exit and go right back over the bridge, which will allow you to get directly back on the HWY 17 North. Stay in the right lane and exit at Alma Bridge Road / Lexington Reservoir. Continue for a mile or so until you see the aid station on the left. BE CAREFUL OF RUNNERS on the road for a 1/3-mile road connector. Now you can go back to have lunch in Los Gatos or head over to Hicks Road A/S and maybe go for a hike.

Hacienda A/S : 

This is where the runners started and also the first cut-off point. We figured this would be a nice point to drop if runners still had cars there.

Mockingbird Lane A/S : 

From Hacienda A/S, go left out the parking lot on Almaden Road. You will see the Mining Museum on the right for a quick stop. Your runner has a brutal and hot 3 mile climb and equally brutal downhill to the next A/S. It is very difficult for the average ultra runner to make this in under 45 minutes. Continue 2+ miles to Mockingbird Hill Lane. Go left and park in the parking lot. This is where the runners will be faced with another cut-off point. Along time ago, we figured it would be a great place to tease the runner with the insane Post Race Celebration. We recommend the Snow Cone Machine to get you back on the course.

McAbee A/S: 

From Mockingbird Hill lane. Go back to Almaden Road and go left to Almaden Expressway. Take Almaden Expressway North to Camden Ave. Go left at Camden. Go Left at McAbee. Take McAbee past one stop sign to the dead-end-turn. You will see a closed green gate. Find parking in the neighborhood and walk 1/4 mile to next gate. There are port-a-potties there. This is the last cut-off for both races. Please have their light source and positive encouragement ready if they are close to the cut-off when they arrive.

Mockingbird Hill Lane: 

See you at the FINISH!

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