DEAD TRUCK PARKING & SHUTTLE MAP/INSTRUCTIONS:

Quarry lot is the start/finish area. The lot is under construction, so no parking at Quarry. Park on free side or on pay side. California Expeditions will be shuttling runners to the start area from the designated locations on the map. Parking is NOT included in your race registration. Parking is $10 in the Auburn SRA if you don’t have a Poppy Pass. Please bring exact change and pay at the designated kiosks.

Race start time: 8:00am sharp! I like to start exactly on-time. Please take into account that you won’t be parking right at the Start Line and get there early enough to give yourself time to walk or take a shuttle to the start area.

 

DEAD TRUCK COURSE MARKINGS & INSTRUCTIONS:

35k Course markings: PINK and YELLOW ribbons, flour arrows, signs.  The 35k course will begin at Quarry lot. Following the PINK ribbons, take Quarry trail to Dead Truck Trail. Climb Dead Truck and then, at approx. mile 7, the 35k course takes a 90* RIGHT turn at the “T” in the trail and begins to follow the YELLOW ribbons. You will follow the YELLOW ribbons through the ALT aid station, then the Goat Hill aid station, and until you come back out onto Quarry trail at approx. mile 19’ish, which is 1.9 miles before the finish. At that point, take a hard left onto Quarry trail and follow the PINK ribbons back to the finish line!

50k Course markings: PINK and YELLOW ribbons, flour arrows, signs.  The 50k course will begin at Quarry lot. Following the PINK ribbons, take Quarry trail to Dead Truck Trail. Climb Dead Truck and then, at approx. mile 7, the 50k course takes a 90* LEFT turn at the “T” in the trail and, still following the PINK ribbons, continues on to the Green Gate aid station.  There you will do an out and back section that is just over 4 miles each direction. At the turn around point, which is mile 12’ish, you will find a book called BEACH PARTY! Upon reaching this book, each runner must tear out 1 page and leave the book as you found it for the runners behind you. Take your page back to the Green Gate aid station and give it to the AS Captain so they know you completed the entire distance.  After leaving Green Gate, you continue to follow PINK ribbons until you get back to the Dead Truck intersection (approx. mile 17’ish) where  you will GO STRAIGHT AHEAD and begin to follow the YELLOW ribbons. You will follow the YELLOW ribbons through the ALT aid station, then the Goat Hill aid station, and until you come back out onto Quarry trail at approx. mile 29’ish, which is 1.9 miles before the finish. At that point, take a hard left onto Quarry trail and follow the PINK ribbons back to the finish line!