New Almaden Trail Challenge

21785 Almaden Road
San Jose, CA 95120

Running > 10k, 5k, Half Marathon, Marathon, Ultra

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Event Description

Located just outside of San Jose at the Almaden Quick Silver Park, we’re coming back for a spectacular day of Northern California trail running in the Hacienda Hills. Four different race distances with increasing elevation gain guarantee that you’ll be working off the holidays with Bay Area views all around you.

Located at Almaden Quicksilver Park, Hacienda entrance, New Almaden Parking. Please park in the overflow lot in the back.

Event details and schedule


6:30 AM – Parking Lot opens
6:45 AM – Check-in opens
7:45 AM – Trail Briefing
8:00 AM – Start Time – All Distances
  • Start/Finish:
    Almaden/Quicksilver Park, Hacienda entrance.
  • Terrain:
    All courses are primarily on dirt roads.
  • Elevation Gain:

5K – 751 Feet
10K – 1,545 Feet 9 Mile – 2,451 Feet Half Marathon – 3,100 Feet Trail Marathon – 6,122 Feet 50K – 7,129 Feet

  • Bib Colors:
    Yellow – Trail Marathon, 50K
    Red – Half Marathon
    Black – 5K, 10K, 9M
  • Course Markings:

50K – Pink Ribbons, then Orange Ribbons Trail Marathon – Pink Ribbons, then Orange Ribbons Half Mararthon – Pink Ribbons, then Orange Ribbons 9 Mile – Pink Ribbons, out & back 10K – Pink Ribbons, out & back 5K – Pink Ribbons, out & back

  • Trail Briefing:
    Please park in the dirt parking lot in the back of the Hacienda entrance to Almaden Quicksilver Park, in New Almaden near the La Foret restaurant.
  • Aid Stations:
    We will be operating fully stocked aid stations along the course.
  • Driving directions to Hacienda Trailhead:
    From Highway 85, take the Almaden Expressway exit south 4.5 miles to Almaden road. Exit to the right on Almaden Road and drive 3 miles along Almaden Road through the town of New Almaden to the unpaved parking lot on the right. The cross streets are Almaden Road and Bertram Road.
  • Parking:

Hacienda Hills/Almaden Quicksilver County Park/
New Almaden Park Entrance

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