The 22nd Miwok 100K is on the books, with one of the most beautiful race days in history – a perfect, dry, mid-60s, with scant morning fog, afternoon breezes along the flanks of Mount Tam, and a crystal clear jaunt down the mountain to the finish at Stinson Beach.
The views were EPIC – from our mystical bagpiper on the Cardiac knoll at dawn, to the Golden Gate Bridge, through gorgeous Pirates Cove, the early spring carpet of wildflowers on the mountain, and a frolicking herd of cows passing through the Randall Aid Station (yes, they like PB&Js). Everyone got a rabbit tech shirt, the coolest Miwok 100K/Golden Gate Bridge buff, a 100K car sticker, goodie bag, coffee mug, Squirrel Nut Butter, Electrobytes, Tecnu, and a Headlands Brewing Company beer to take home. Salomon contributed awards and goodies, and Tailwind provided all our aid station liquid fuel/electrolytes. San Francisco Running Company provided our pre-race bib pick-up venue.
The aid stations were GREAT – rumor has it Miwok’s are the best in the business, and they helped hundreds of runners on their way to a finisher’s medal. Ultra races would simply not exist without volunteers, and we have received many emails post-race thanking the volunteers for providing encouragement and sustenance as runners cruised along. Add my gratitude to that, for the 140 people who helped make it happen pre-race, race day, and with clean-up and course sweeping on Sunday, too.
Congratulations to everyone who made the journey. Some were successful in their quest for a finish; others still had fun and learned a lot along the way despite a DNF. Our top three women were Molly Schmelzle (10:37:04), Christi Richards (10:53:47) and Megan Arauzo (11:28:25). Our top three men were Franz Van Der Groen (8:45:55), Chikara Omine (8:46:37) and Chris Streeter (9:06:03). The youngest guy was Raymond Castillo, 20, in 13:45:48, and the oldest was Wally Hesseltine, 73, in 15:25:33. The youngest gal was Rachel Shebert, 22, in 15:04:22, and the oldest was Angie Woolman, 62, in 14:20:30.
For complete results and splits, go to http://www.livensr.com
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The Miwok 100K is one of the most beautiful and iconic ultramarathons in the United States. The course is very hilly (approximately 11,800 feet of cumulative elevation gain), with spectacular views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge, Mt. Tamalpais and the Point Reyes National Seashore. The course features fire roads and single-track trails with less than a mile of paved road. The race is very competitive at the front, and a rewarding challenge for all. Start/Finish is at the Stinson Beach Community Center nestled against Mount Tamalpais in the town of beautiful Stinson Beach, with its excellent cafés, a small market, lodging, and more. We offer Tailwind drink on the course, fantastic post-race food from M.H. Bread & Butter, a top quality tech-fabric race shirt, the traditional custom Miwok finisher’s medal, and a goodie bag with useful, ultra-specific items from our outstanding sponsors. You’ll also be supported by some of the best volunteers in the business.
Miwok is a lot of fun to run, and volunteering is also a blast! You meet great people, help your community, and get food and some cool swag, too. It’s also a good way to learn about ultrarunning and improve your own performance by observing a lot of runners’ pacing and aid station strategies.
All 2017 volunteers (8 hours) will receive an extra ‘ticket’ into the 2018 Miwok entry drawing. Check out the Volunteers page on this website and email the Race Director, Tia Bodington, at Miwok100k@gmail.com to volunteer for the 2018 race. A volunteer link will be posted here in October 2018 to sign up for specific volunteer spots.
Sponsors for the 2017 Miwok 100K include Salomon, Tailwind, Headlands Brewing Company, Squirrel Nut Butter, Fuel 100 Electrobytes, Science in Sport, and other great supporters:
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Questions? Please email Tia Bodington, Race Director, at email@example.com.