Runners will start and finish their race at the Historic Paramount Ranch. Runners will cross Mulholland Highway into the Reagan Ranch parking lot area and follow the pavement onto the Yearling Trail into Malibu Creek State Park.
Once on the Yearling trail, you'll pick up Deer Leg, Lookout and Cistern trails before hitting Aid Station #1. Once fueled up, you'll return on Cistern to Lookout before descending onto Crag's Road. Unless you're running the 5 Miler and the Aid Station is your turn around point!
From here you will take the High Road to Grasslands and to Aid Station #2. Cross Mulholland into the Liberty Canyon Preserve. This is where it gets fun!!! Follow Grasslands on a relatively flat, fast section to Liberty Canyon Road (unless you're doing the 20 Miler...you'll veer off here for some climbing) At the end of Liberty Canyon Road, you'll be greeted by our friendly volunteers to rehydrate and refuel at Aid Station #3.
Here you will start your loop back to home base at Paramount 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 as you 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 (different location) to the cheers of your friends and volunteers. Refuel and rehydrate for your last mile and half back to Paramount Ranch. If you're doing the 20 Miler, you'll do one more 3 Mile loop back at the Ranch.
Congratulations~you've just raced three Parks in one Race!!!
The profile above is for the 10 (11.5) Mile race course.
Fully supported Aid Station will be located at Mile 2.5
Fully supported Aid Stations will be located at Miles 5, 7.5, 12.5, 15 and 17
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Fully supported Aid Stations will be located at Miles 5, 7.5, 9.5 and 12
Fully supported Aid Stations will be located at Miles 2.5, 4.5, 7 and 9.5
This race is a loop course. 10M, 15M and 20M runners will do the first big loop which is ~11.5 Miles and takes runners on the race's namesake trail ~ the Phantom Trail. 15 and 20 Milers will do a 3 Mile loop within Paramount Ranch before heading out on the 11.5 M loop. Upon returning to the Ranch, 20 Milers will do a final loop within Paramount to round out their 20 Miles. The course consists of trails within Reagan Ranch, Malibu Creek State Park, sections of "the Liberty Canyon Preserve" across Mulholland Highway that had never been raced on before our inaugural race in 2017. If you are running the 5 Miler, it is an out & back course; starting in Paramount and running through Reagan Ranch & back. We are beyond excited to bring this race back to you after the devastating Woolsey fire in November 2018.
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