This race is a loop course. All runners will do the first big loop which is 10 Miles and takes runners on the race's namesake trail ~ the Phantom Trail. 15 and 20 Milers will run an additional 5.5 Miles through Malibu Creek State Park and the 20 Milers will add on a third loop in Paramount Ranch to complete the course. The course consists of trails within Reagan Ranch, Malibu Creek State Park, sections of "the Liberty Canyon Preserve" across Mulholland Highway that have never been raced. If you're doing the 20 Miler, you'll be running in Paramount Ranch as well. We are beyond excited to bring this new race to you!
Water drop at Miles 11 and 18.
Runners will start and finish their race at the Historic Reagan Ranch located in the Northwest corner of Malibu Creek State Park. Runners will follow the stately row of Eucalyptus trees that once lined the driveway to Ronald and Nancy Reagan's ranch home.
Once past their old barn, you'll pickup the Yearling trail which leads to Deer Leg and Lookout trails. These will take you on a multi mile beautifully covered singletrack trail before descending onto Crag's Road.
From here you will take the High Road to Grasslands and across Mulholland to the Liberty Canyon Preserve. This is where it gets fun!!! Follow Grasslands on a relatively flat, fast section to Liberty Canyon Road where you'll be greeted by our friendly volunteers.
Here you will start your loop back to home base at "the Ranch". Say goodbye to the flat trail and hello to the namesake of this race~the Phantom trail. This is the secret trail. The gem of the preserve. Let your feet lead the way up this climb to reveal views of Malibu Creek State Park you've never seen from within the park.
Once back at Mulholland Highway, you'll cross it again to the cheers of your friends and volunteers. Refuel and rehydrate for your last mile and half of this inaugural race!
Not ready to stop? Stay on course for one or two additional different loops for a total of 15 or 20 Miles. 15 and 20 Milers do a different section in Malibu Creek State Park, then return to the start/finish area. From here, 20 Milers cross into Paramount Ranch for their final loop of the race!!! Congratulations~you've just raced three Parks in one race!!!
Fully supported Aid Stations will be located at Miles 4, 6, 8.5,15 & 20.
The profile above is for the 10 Mile race course which ALL race distances do. Elevation profiles for the second section and final loop coming soon!
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