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Frequently asked questions


GOOD THOUGHTS ARE NO BETTER THAN GOOD DREAMS, UNLESS THEY ARE EXECUTED

~ RALPH WALDO EMERSON

Where the heck is this race?  No Name 5030 will be held in Cheeseboro National Park-Agoura, California. This area of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is actually called the Simi Hills. At over 4,000 acres in size, this park provides valuable habitat for an abundance of wildlife, including several species of raptors (bird of prey), coyotes, bobcats and even mountain lions. Situated just north of Highway 101, it also provides a source of open space for wild animals to potentially connect with the habitat in the Santa Monica Mountains. For over 200 years, ranchers made these canyons their homes, changing the landscape. Due to heavy grazing, much of the native vegetation was replaced by European annuals such as wild oats and mustard. Today, the land has a chance to rejuvenate, but evidence of past use still exists.


What is the address of the race start location?  5792 Chesebro Road - Agoura, Ca 91301. Take Ventura Fwy (101) to Chesebro Rd exit. Turn north on Palo Comado Canyon Rd then right on Chesebro Rd. Go north 1 mile to park entrance. Turn right and follow road to parking lot. GPS Coordinates for main parking lot entrance & start of race: N 34.1543 W -118.7339 Parking will be off site with a runner shuttle available. No parking allowed in upper parking lot.


Where should I park? There is no parking at the start area. Street parking will be available along Driver Avenue near the Agoura High School. This road is approximately 1.2 miles from the start. Please read all local parking signs. You are responsible for your personal vehicle. We will shuttle runners from the Agoura Hills HS parking lot area off of Driver Avenue starting at 5:15 am.  Alternative option is to use the ~ 1.5 miles as a warm up. So allow for the additional time. If you choose to jog, simply follow Chesebro Road to the upper parking lot start area. Bring whatever you want or need during or after the race and/or wear layers and strip them off at the start. We'll have a place to leave your personal items while you run. Parking at the start will NOT be an option, so please do not attempt it. You will be turned around. We want to keep Old Agoura residents happy and be able to bring this event back next year, so please do your part in helping make this a success. More specific parking details will be sent out in an email to all registered runners before the race.


Where can I stay? Here are a few local hotels if you wanna stay while you play -

* Good Nite Inn 26557 Agoura Rd, Calabasas, CA 91302 (818) 880-6000  

* Homewood Suites by Hilton 28901 Canwood St, Agoura Hills, CA 91301  www.hilton.com (818) 865-1000

* Hampton Inn & Suites 30255 Agoura Rd, Agoura Hills, CA 91301 www.hilton.com (818) 597-0333  

* Sheraton Hotel 30100 Agoura Rd, Agoura Hills, CA 91301 www.sheratonagourahills.com (818) 707-1220


Where can I pick up my bib before the race? Pre-race packet pickup will be held at Future Track Running Center located at 30125 Agoura Road Agoura Hills, Ca 91301 (818) 991-4786 Friday, October 6 between 4PM - 7 PM. If you pickup your bib on Friday, please check in on Saturday morning, so we know you are planning to start. If you do not pickup your bib Friday, you can pick up your bib Saturday morning starting at 5:30 AM. Please allow ample time to get to the start, as there is NO parking at the race start area.

***YES, you can have someone else pickup your bib, you must email us ahead of time however.


Is a Race shirt included in my registration fees? No. We have lowered our registration fees and made the race shirt an add on purchase. If you did not pre-order a race shirt, you can purchase one at bib pickup while supplies last. Please bring $20 cash.


Does everyone receive a medal? Yes. All registered runners who cross the finish line receive an awesomely stylish medal!!!


What if I can't finish? Please check in at the nearest Aid station (it may be behind you) and give any volunteer your bib number, so you can be accounted for. If you need assistance back to the start, please speak with the Aid station captain and we will do our best to sort you out. If you decide to drop from the race and do not tell anyone, we will call you, text you, email you and drive by your house until you are located. Your safety is our number one concern, so please run responsibly.


What if this is my first ultra? This 50K & 50M course are not for the inexperienced ultra runner. Consider all your options and study our elevation profiles. Be prepared. It is a primarily exposed course and can get brutal when the temperatures are unfavorable.


Can I have a pacer? No pacers allowed. 


What are the cut off times? 50M must be completed within 14 hours. 50K must be completed within 9 hours. 30K must be completed within 7 hours. Please see the Courses page for more details. 50M runners MUST complete their first 30.6 miles in 9 hours. That is 3:30 PM back at the start/finish area or you will not be allowed to head out for your remaining 21 miles. Any 50M runner returning to the start/finish area after 3:30 PM will receive a time for the 50K race. 50M runners must also complete 41.6 miles by 5:00 PM or you will receive a DNF for the 50M race as you will not be allowed to start the last 10 miles. These are hard cut offs!!!


Will there be any drop bag locations? Yes, for the 50K and 50M racers ONLY. 50K and 50 Milers may have a drop bag at miles 11 & 15 (same Aid Station). 50 Milers may have an additional drop bag left at the start/finish area for access at miles 31, 41 and the finish. Please label the drop bag you would like to see at mile 11 & 15 ~ LANG RANCH. We will have additional tape and sharpies to add your bib number on race morning.


Will there be a bag check? A bag check area will be near the start and available to all runners since we'll be shuttling you in...it's our way of saying,  "We know you don't want to freeze your butt off before the start. Shed your layers last minute and leave em'...we get it!" Pack a change of clothes or dry layer for after your race, if you plan to wait for friends. Bring a headlamp. Sunrise is at 6:54 am and sunset is at 6:31 pm.


Where will the aid stations be? Please see the Courses pages for more details. The 15K race will only have support at the start/finish area. Water and minimal aid at 4 miles. So be prepared to run 9.6 miles with your own bottles or hydration pack. 30K race will have full Aid Station support at 9.6 miles when they return to the start/finish area before heading back out for their remaining 9.1 miles. So basically half way through. 50K race will have full Aid Stations at approximately 11, 15 and 23 miles. Water and minimal aid will be available at miles 8, 18, 20 and 26. 50M race will have full Aid Stations at approximately 11, 15, 23, 31, 43 and 49. Water and minimal aid will be available at miles 8, 18 and 20. Water ONLY at 26 & 36.


Where is the nearest Starbucks? It is located at 5827 Kanan Road Agoura, CA 91301-1651. (818) 735-0268. Regular hours are 4:30 AM TO 10:30 PM. WOOT WOOT!!!


Can I wear headphones? We recommend no headphones. If you must, please be courteous to others by only wearing one bud at a time, so you can hear your fellow runner...especially on the single track portions. Please and thank you. The course will also be open to the public and Cheeseboro is popular with mountain bikers.


What if the event is cancelled? If the race should be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, we will reschedule for a future date and roll everyone's registrations to the future date. NO REFUNDS.


Can my family & friends watch? Yes. Our new course design offers several opportunities for family and friends to come cheer you on!!! Park in the lower Cheeseboro park parking lot and walk up to the start/finish area. Bring a chair and stay a while. We love cheerleaders! The Lang Ranch Aid Station location is ideal for friend and family wanting to see 50K and 50M runners on course.


Are dogs allowed in the park? Yes. Dogs are allowed in the National Park, but must be on leashes.


Will the trails be closed during the race? No. Trails will be open to other runners, mountain bikers, hikers and horses. So please follow trail rules and stay alert. If you see a fellow runner in need, please ask if they are ok. Good trail karma will come your way!


Where will restrooms be located? Restrooms will be located at the start/finish area only. A portable toilet will be available at miles 11 and 15 for the 50K and 50M runners.


What's the weather like in Agoura Hills in October? Mid to high 70's with lows in the lower 50's. Max high recorded was 81 degrees. 74% sunny days. Rain average ~ 0.66 inches


Did you know? There are several unique facts regarding these canyons: Cheeseboro Canyon has the largest concentrations of birds of prey nesting areas in the U.S. outside of Alaska!!! In addition, the Valley Oak tree, the largest oak native to the United States and possibly the world, lives in these canyons in what might be the largest southerly stand of trees left!!!