2016 Results

The lists below show the top five finishers for men and women for 2016. To see all previous results, go to the full results page.

Top Male Finishers

First NameLast NameAge BracketFinish TimePlaceAward
Scott Trummer 20-29 04:24:10 1 ZombieRunner Rookie Award
Troy Howard 40-49 04:42:57 2
Remi Delille 30-39 04:56:15 3
Jean Pommier 50-59 04:56:30 4 Category Record
Mike Helms 30-39 05:02:04 5

Top Female Finishers

First NameLast NameAge BracketFinish TimePlaceAward
Nina Giraudo 40-49 06:07:14 18 ZombieRunner Rookie Award
Andy Xiang 30-39 06:30:36 29
Cynthia Chiu 30-39 07:03:48 48
Betsy Nye 50-59 07:05:17 51
Kristine Barrios 50-59 07:09:36 54

Course Records

Run YearFirst NameLast NameGenderAge BracketFinish Time
2010 Leor Pantilat M 20-29 04:16:28
2009 Caitlin Smith F 20-29 05:04:36
2009 Prudence L'Heureux F 30-39 05:06:34
2002 Kevin Sawchuk M 30-39 04:39:18
2010 Gary Gellin M 40-49 04:33:03
2009 Elizabeth Vitalis F 40-49 05:22:40
2014 Luanne Park F 50-59 06:03:57
2016 Jean Pommier M 50-59 04:56:30
2007 Carol LaPlant F 60-69 07:36:00
2006 Al Brosio M 60-69 05:58:04
2013 Hans Schmid M 70-79 07:11:58
2007 Juliane Scheberies F 70-79 10:02:45
2010 Fred McWaid M 80+ 10:39:34

Affiliations

This race benefits the East Bay Regional Parks District.
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USATF Ultra Grand Prix

This race is a championship event in the Pacific Association Ultra Grand Prix Series. You do not need to be a member of the Pacific Association of the USA Track & Field Association in order to participate, but you do have to be a member in order to qualify for Grand Prix points.

Trail Runner Trophy Series 2015

Trail Running Magazine Trophy Series

This race is part of the Trophy Series sponsored by Trail Runner Magazine. All registered runners will earn Trophy Series points towards prizes awarded by Trail Runner.

Race Logistics

 

2017 Runner Race Packet (PDF)
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Check-In

The race will begin at Mission Peak Regional Preserve at 8:00 am.

All runners must check in at the start in Fremont between 7:00 and 7:45 am. Runners taking the bus will check in when the bus unloads at the start. Race goody bags with your shirt and other cool stuff will be distributed at the finish after you complete your run.

Crew Access

Aside from the Start and Finish, the only crew access on the course is at Sunol (9.11 miles). This is also the site of a major aid station. Note: There is a fee for Sunol park entry.

Transportation & Parking

Parking at the start is extremely constrained. Illegally parked cars will be cited and/or towed. The best and smartest way to deal with logistics and parking is to begin your morning by driving to the finish area and taking the bus to the start (or Uber!). Take whatever you need on the bus, we will transport items from the starting area back to the finish.

Buses depart at 6:30 am from the Lichen Bark Picnic Area in Del Valle Regional Park, 7000 Del Valle Road, Livermore, CA. There is a $6 park entry fee which will be collected at the gate. The race begins at 8:00 am at Mission Peak Regional Preserve, Stanford Ave. and Vinehill Terrace, Fremont, CA.

If you feel compelled to drive to the start, please make arrangements with your crew or other runners to get a ride back to Fremont. We’ll try to help you find a ride, but there’s no guarantee that we will be successful.

Time Limit & Cutoff Times

Runners must exit the Sunol aid station (9.11 miles) by 10:45am (2 hours and 45 minutes after the 8:00am start). Transportation back to the start, or to the finish, will be provided for runners not making this cut-off, but there may be a wait, depending on the number of runners needing rides and the number of vehicles available.

Runners must exit the Backpack Area aid station (12.48 miles) by 11:45am (3:45 after the 8:00am start). Runners not making it to the Backback aid station by 11:45am will be retired from race and must return (walk) back to Sunol for transportation to the Finish area.

Runners must complete the course by 6:00pm (10 hours after the 8:00am start). Runners finishing after 6:00pm will receive their goodie bag, but will not receive a finisher’s award or be listed as a finisher in the official results.

Starting Early

If you do not believe you can finish the course within the cut-off times, we allow provision for a 7:00 early start. Runners planning to start at 7:00am are required to indicate this when registering for the race. Runners taking the early start also do so with the knowledge that the aid station opening times are scheduled according to the timing of the 8:00am start. Bus transportation to the start is not available for early-start runners. Runners taking the early start are not eligible for age group awards unless the award would otherwise go unclaimed due to lack of finishers in the category.

Drop Bags

We will transport items from the start to the finish area. Due to the remote locations of the aid stations, there are no provisions for drop bags on the course

Aid Stations

We will have seven staffed aid stations on the course with varying types of fluids and fuels available. There is also one self-service water stop. See Course Info for details.

Sweep Runners

There will be sweep runners following the last official runner. These runners will provide assistance if problems arise or if a runner is injured, and remove trail markings.

Weather

Plan for heat. Temperatures are usually in the 80s to mid-90s but have topped 100 in some years. Be prepared! Wear a hat, bring your sunglasses, slather on the sun screen. By all means – carry water. Smart runners will carry at least two bottles.

Because of the remote location, the race may be canceled for excessive heat to preserve runner and volunteer safety.

Trail Notes

  • Sign-In Boards: You are not required use the sign-in-out boards that you will see along the trail.
  • Gates: When you go through a gate, close it after yourself.
  • Garbage: Absolutely no littering! Please respect the trail.
  • Portable Toilets: There are toilets at the Start, Sunol, and at the Finish.
  • Course Markings: The course is marked with 4×4 directional posts displaying the Ohlone Wilderness Trail emblem. Hot pink ribbon and flour arrows are used to mark the course.
  • Backpackers/Horses: Use courtesy and common sense when approaching either backpackers and/or horses. Move the the side of the trial and allow the horses to pass. Do not run past or startle them in any way. When in doubt, ask the rider what to do.
The future of this wilderness run depends on our care of the trail and courtesy to backpackers, horse riders, and Park Rangers. Please respect the land and the people. If you have any questions please contact the race directors.

Register

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Registration is through ultrasignup.com

Winners of the prior year’s PA/USATF Ultra Grand Prix are entitled to a 50% registration discount. If you were a winner, please email us at director@ohlone50k.com before you register for instructions regarding how to receive your discount.

Registration Includes

  • Awards for all finishers
  • Quality Dri-Release shirt
  • Bus transportation to start (strongly encouraged to use the bus!)
  • Sweat/drop-bag transportation to finish
  • Post race Bar-B-Que
  • Groovy Goody Bag

Age Divisions

Age divisions, for both men and women, are:

  • 29 and under
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70 and above

Awards

  • Trail post awards for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place men and women overall
  • Trail post awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place men and women in each age division
  • ZombieRunner Rookie of the Year prize packages for first man and woman competing in their first ultra
  • Trail plaques awarded to all other finishers.

Registered Runners

After registration opens, you can find the list of registered runners on ultrasignup.com.

Results

Report, results and photos will be published in Ultrarunning Magazine following the event.

No Refunds

Registration is not transferrable nor refundable for any reason. Further, EBRPD has reserved the rights to cancel the race for various reasons such as road conditions due to rain or excessive heat. The race has no recourse to overturn the decision.