Thursday, September 8 - Saturday, September 10, 2016
Don't be fooled by our sexy logo or live bluegrass music, fresh hometown BBQ, ice cold beer and The North Face race swag. This race will take you over wild undiscovered territories along the majestic California coastline where it's rough, it's rugged, and it's dirty. In private Wild Cherry Canyon you will have to dig deep to earn that sweet medal and hot cherry pie.
2016 Athlete Instructions Now Available! (Races are SOLD OUT)
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Our 50 Mile Ultra is not for the faint of heart or quads. It is LEGIT. You will enjoy the half and full marathon course but then head deep north into the uncharted rugged ranges of the private Land Conservancy and PG&E properties. The hilly miles consist mainly of 3 large unique clover loops as well as 3 out and back sections. This 50 Mile race is NOT for beginners or walkers and without a doubt requires a combination of running and hiking in order to finish in the 15 hour cut off time allowed. However, it CAN be your first ULTRA with some quality training and our generous support. We will do our very best to ensure all of our athletes are safe and can finish the race. Do NOT be intimidated - but do get yourself trained.
Our 26.2 Mile Cross Country Marathon takes your love for long distance and adventure to the next level. Rolling on top of the 13.1 Mile Half Marathon course featuring the fragrant Wild Cherry Canyon, the Marathon then sends you exploring the surrounding northern ranges with 360 degree views of all San Luis Obispo County. Wild manzanita, herbaceous sage and endless untouched coastline provide a feast for the senses. The miles consist mainly of 3 large unique clover loops. The 26.2 Mile race has a generous 13 hour cut off and is open to trained hikers and runners of all levels.
Our 13.1 Mile Cross Country Half is NOT flat, but rolls gently inside the golden hills of Wild Cherry Canyon property. It boasts epic views of the entire Avila Beach coastline. The miles consist mainly of 2 large unique loops. The 13.1 Mile Half Marathon race has a generous 6 hour cut off and is open to trained hikers and runners of all levels. Creek crossing is probable depending on seasonal rainfall.
Looking to sample the dirt lovers experience? Come see what the buzz is all about with a 5 mile relaxed hike or bite off a fast 5 mile run and then sit back and enjoy the Bluegrass, the BBQ and the beer. This rolling course is all fire roads and stays inside the canyon with a few good climbs to reward you with breathtaking ocean views. All levels and youth welcome and a 4 hour course cut off.
Join me on September 10! Combine your passion for running with work to protect the places you play. Give the miles that your legs cover greater meaning - Krissy Moehl
Here is your opportunity to experience the private mountain trails of Wild Cherry Canyon on the beautiful California Central Coast. Oak woodlands, rolling hills, lonely single track trail and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Do yourself a favor, register for the SLO Ultra Wild Cherry Canyon Trail Run....you deserve it - Luis Escobar
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Avila Beach is known as "Nature's Ultimate Training Ground" for good reason. There are miles of both scenic and challenging bike paths and trails, clean pure ocean waters to swim and miles of outdoor running along the beach or into pristine oak laden canyons. Whether you want to just enjoy a day in nature or a go for a month long training regime , Avila Beach offers it all. And after a day of training there are many ways to relax too. You'll enjoy natural mineral spas, local wine tasting in town, fresh seafood at one of our many restaurants along with wonderful accommodations where you can restore and relax.
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