***NEW for 2019*** 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 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 ( Aid Station #1 ) to 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 15 and 20 Miler...you'll veer off here) You'll be greeted by our friendly volunteers to rehydrate and refuel at Aid Station #2.
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 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 10 Mile race! If you're doing the 15 and 20 Miler, you're mileage will be more at this point.
Not ready to stop? 20 Milers will add an additional 5 Miles back at Paramount Ranch.
Congratulations~you've just raced three Parks in one Race!!!
Fully supported Aid Stations will be located at Miles 5.2, 10.3, 12.7 and 15.
The profile above is for the 10 Mile race course.
Fully supported Aid Station will be located at Mile 2.5
Fully supported Aid Stations will be located at Miles 4.3, 6.5 and 9
Fully supported Aid Stations will be located at Miles 5.2,10.3, and 12.7.
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This race is a loop course. 10M, 15M and 20M 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 do a slightly bigger loop, but still on the "namesake" trail. 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're doing the 15 or 20 Miler, you'll be running in Paramount Ranch as well. If you are running the 5 Miler, it is an out & back course. We are beyond excited to bring this race back to you after the devastating Woolsey fire in November 2018.
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