Ridge Route Ultra on July 10th!
Highway in the Sky
You’re out there…on a point-to-point course…surrounded by beauty…on a 100-year old road…
A premier ultra trail race run along the historic Old Ridge Route Road, brought to you by the producers of the Bulldog Ultra.
Run the historic route high above Interstate 5 from Grapevine to Castaic Lake. Experience the stillness, majestic beauty, and hard work it took to complete that same journey 100 years ago across a landscape that hasn’t changed since. Challenge yourself up the canyons and reward yourself with beautiful lake views and a lakeside finish alongside the ultra marathon runners.
The 50-Mile course begins in Tejon Ranch, a private nature preserve, closed year-round to the public, until it joins the 50K segment. The majority of the 50K course is on National Forest lands in the San Gabriel Mountains on a 100-year old road that has been closed due to landslides. The ultras’ final 10k include the 20k Trail Run and 5-mile Trail Run/Hike entirely on the trails in Castaic Lake State Park.
Runners will behold panoramic vistas of the Los Padres National forest to the West, pass historical landmarks along this famous motorway, and gaze down onto beautiful Castaic Lake on their descent. You’ll climb almost 8,000′ for the 50-Mile; over 2,800’ on the net-downhill 50K course; 2,000′ for the 20K; and 750′ for the 5-Mile.
At the end of your journey, we’re working on having a beer garden to enjoy. Your family and friends are invited to celebrate, as well!
The Ridge Route Ultra is a fundraiser for the Ridge Route Preservation Organization, working to protect and preserve the 1915 Ridge Route.
10:00am-6:00pm – Optional Packet Pick-Up at Castaic Lake
5:00am – 50-Mile Start
7:30am – 50K Start
8:00am – 20K Start
9:00am – 5-Mile Start
11:00am – Awards Ceremony
12:00pm – Trail Run Course Closed
5:30pm – 50K Course Closed
8:00pm – 50-Mile Course Closed
*Race SWAG will be available at the finish
What to Expect
- Official Finisher Trucker Hat
- 50-Mile Finisher Belt Buckle
- 50k Finisher Medals
- Trail Run Finisher Medals
- Retro Style Race Shirt (men & women’s cuts)
- Mostly Closed Course
- Fully-stocked Aid Stations
- Expert Volunteer Help
- Professional Chip Timing
- On-Point Course Markings
- 1st Class Medical Support
Our volunteers help us put an awesome event together…and earn SoCalTrail Race Credits!!!
From friendly faces to expert care, there’s something for everyone. All of our volunteers get great swag and are invited to our finish-line festivities.
If you’d like to be part of the Ridge Route Ultra team, please email email@example.com subject VOLUNTEER.
We have openings for setting up on Friday, and helping out on the course or at Lake Castaic on Saturday.