Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2, 2018 in Avila Beach, CA. Join us for an epic weekend of trail running and mountain bike racing, live music, BBQ and more!


  • 50Mile Ultra

    Our 50 Mile Ultra is not for the faint of heart or quads. It is LEGIT. You will enjoy the Half & Marathon courses, 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. Do NOT be intimidated - but do get yourself trained. Learn more...

  • 26M XC Marathon

    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. Learn more...

  • 13M XC Half

    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. Learn more...

  • 5K

    Looking to sample the dirt lovers experience? Come see what the buzz is all about with a 5K relaxed hike or bite off a fast 5K 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. Learn more...

  • Long Course (20-25 Miles) MTB Race
    Are you a weekend dirt warrior or in need of a worthy get off the couch goal? This race is for intermediate to advanced riders with a generous cut off that allows you to soak in the views or hammer the hills. 100% fire roads. The course is well marked & staffed with 2 aid stations. Learn more...
  • Short Course (10-15 Miles) MTB Ride
    New to mountain bike racing and looking to learn the ropes? This course is not flat but will give you a good taste of what dirt pride is all about. 100% fire roads. Well marked & staffed with 1 aid station. Learn more...

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Don't be fooled by our sexy logo or live bluegrass music, fresh hometown BBQ, ice cold beer and great 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.


"San Luis Obispo is a cyclists dream. Being part of the Race SLO mountain bike event satisfies two missions close to my heart. Riding in a spectacular area and also supporting the hard working partnerships necessary to keep recreational trails open to all of us. Thanks Race SLO and The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo! I can’t wait to ride with you." - Rebecca Rusch

"Join me and 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 deserve it." - Luis Escobar

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Pick your perfect training ground in Avila Beach! 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.

Enjoy the friendliest climate on California’s Central Coast along the sparkling Pacific that’s so easy to reach right between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Bask in a warm sunny microclimate and stroll on our beautiful, pet friendly beaches. Swim, surf, sail and kayak the harbor with sea lions, otters, pelicans and other beautiful creatures. Taste locally produced award-winning wines in our downtown tasting rooms and at wineries throughout the Avila Valley. Pick some of California’s best apples at our See Canyon Orchards and experience the harvest at our local farms. Surrounded yourself with world-class amenities, great hotels, vacation rentals, restaurants, boutiques and shops. Book your stay now in Avila Beach for the race today.