Old Goat 50 Mile – November 10, 2007
There’s a new race in Southern California! The Old Goats 50 Mile is “50 tough miles of scenic trails that you will want to forget, but will love doing!” Come join the fun on November 10, 2007 at Blue Jay Campground, El Cariso, California. For more information contact the Old Goat himself, Steve Harvey at email@example.com or go to http://www.sshs57.com/BAZ/Races.htm
The Old Goat Fifty begins with a ten mile single track loop out of Blue Jay Campground followed by a forty mile loop that descends into Holy Jim Canyon on the Trabuco Trail, ascends Saddleback Mountain on the lower and upper Holy Jim Trails, traverses the flanks of Silverado and Modjeska peaks, before returning to Blue Jay via the Main Divide road. For those unfamiliar with the area. think ‘the OC’ with an attitude! The views on a clear day are spectacular! It will be one of the most unforgettable fifty mile races you will ever run. There will be ten well stocked aid stations. The course will be over marked. Turns will be indicated with 18″ x 24″ signs and arrows. There will be a rigorously enforced fourteen hour cutoff. with a six hour cut
off at mile 22. BUT – Because the race is being held in conjunction
with and on much of the same course as the Saddleback Marathon, Old Goat competitors failing to make the cutoff at mile 22 will be allowed to join the Marathoners on their return leg to Blue Jay, and will receive = recognition (no prizes though) for completing a 33 mile race.
All ‘Old Goats’ (fifty plus) will receive an embroidered polo shirt sporting the OG logo (see above). The shirts will be available on race day for those pre-registered prior to 30 September – shirts will be mailed to late entrants. And if you are one of the first forty individuals to enter (determined by postmark) you will also receive a commemorative logo coffee mug. Overall and age group awards to Billy, Nanny, and Kid Goats!