May 5, 2018 – 5:00 a.m. – Stinson Beach, California
Click on Results in the left-hand column for official 2018 results. Glenn Tachiyama’s phantastic photos are at: http://bit.ly/miwok-2018
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The Miwok 100K is one of the most beautiful and iconic ultramarathons in the United States. The course is hilly (11,800 feet of gain), with spectacular views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, 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 in the town of beautiful Stinson Beach, nestled against Mount Tam, with its excellent cafés, a small market, lodging, and more.
We offer Tailwind drink on the course, a fantastic post-race party with food from M.H. Bread & Butter, a top quality Rabbit race shirt, custom Miwok finisher’s medal, and a goodie bag with cool stuff from Salomon and our other outstanding sponsors. You’ll also be supported by some of the best volunteers in the business.
The Miwok 100K is a 2019 Western States 100 qualifier, and will submit for 2019 UTMB qualifying points.
Questions? Email the Race Director, Tia Bodington, at email@example.com.
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Miwok 100K Recap – The 2018 Miwok 100K is on the books, with another beautiful weather day – 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.
A few…unusual…incidents marked the 23rd running of the event. A live wire/utility pole downed across the road by a sleepy driver at 3:00 a.m. between Bolinas/Olema and the start prevented about 15 runners from getting to the starting line. They took it in stride and made the best of it, as true ultrarunners do. (We’re offering this good-natured band of Live Wires a free guaranteed entry into the 2019 event so they can enjoy the full Miwok experience.) A broken arm, dislocated shoulder, and some gnarly knee lacerations put our medical teams at each aid station to work. Shortly before the race closed we got news of an unconscious runner 1/2-mile from the finish line. A few key volunteers, our EMT, the local Fire Department, ambulance and air evacuation made quick work of getting the runner to the hospital; the diagnosis was rhabdomyolysis, a well-known yet pretty uncommon condition in ultra, and the runner has made a full recovery.
The views were EPIC – from that 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).
We had some really cool stuff in the 2018 goodie bags – a beautiful Rabbit tech shirt, Squirrel Nut Butter, Electrobytes, Tecnu, RawRev bars, a Miwok 100K car decal, and a Headlands Brewing Company beer to take home. Salomon contributed logo pint glasses and bags for all runners, and really nice Salomon Jacket awards to the top three men and women. Age Group winners went home with fleece jackets.
Tailwind provided all our aid station liquid fuel/electrolytes. San Francisco Running Company provided our pre-race bib pick-up venue and a sweet discount at their stores on race weekend.
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. We’ve received many emails post-race thanking the volunteers for providing encouragement and sustenance as runners cruised along. Add my gratitude to that, for the more than 100 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. Our 85% finish rate for 2018 is the highest in years, a testament to runners training seriously for this challenging race. Even the DNFs still had fun and learned a lot along the way. Our top three women were Megan Arauzo (10:36:10), Emily Sabo (10:59:04) and Coral Candish-Rutherford (11:22:56). Our top three men were Franz van der Groen (9:23:06), Chris Jackson (9:30:01) and Misha Shemyakin (9:43:40). The youngest man was 19-year-old Nash Mader (12:03:39), paced in by his dad, Steve, and the oldest was Bobb Ankeney, 64 (15:24:08). This was Bobb’s 20th Miwok 100K finish! The youngest woman was 29-year-old Jess Wacker (13:33:48), and the oldest was Caroline Nelson, 62 (15:29:27).
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Sponsors for the 2018 Miwok 100K include Salomon, Tailwind, San Francisco Running Company, Squirrel Nut Butter, Tec Labs, Bungalow Munch and other great supporters:
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