1 mile. Straight up. This will be a chip timed hill climb starting at the San Joaquin River Trailhead in the South Finegold picnic area (Millerton Lk SRA; end of Sky Harbor Rd) and finishing at the top of Pincushion Mountain. There will be a special prize for the Top 3 Male and Female finishers, age groups winners will receive awards as well as Clydesdale/Athena division winners. All runners will receive a custom finisher award; shirts will be available for an extra fee. This is a one of a kind event for the Central Valley, if you don't want to run, come out and cheer on the runners along the trail! Visit SANJOAQUINRUNNING.COM for more info
Pincushion Hill Climb: Mountain Goat Edition! The Mountain Goat race is for those who like to go the extra mile or miles. Your first run up will be timed and scored for the regular event then you have until 12pm (4hrs total) to complete as many trips up to Pincushion Peak as possible. Your first trip down you must take the long way (just over 1.5 miles) after that you may descend the same route you take to the top. You must complete at least 2 trips to the top in order to be considered a Mountain Goat. You will receive a special finishers award and the top Male & Female runners will receive an additional award.