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Race Calendar

Willits Classic - Feb 10th


This race is sponsored by Howard Memorial Hospital and is put on to benefit Willits High School Cross-Country and Track programs.
This annual popular footrace starts at 10 a.m. for the 10 milers and 5K run/walk at Recreation Grove on East Commercial Street in Willits.
There will also be a Kids Only free race held at 9:30 a.m.
The 10-mile run circles the farming community of Willits’ Little Lake Valley, following beautiful rural roads. With mostly flat terrain, it offers a fun, fast course. The 5K course is a shorter version of the same. Refreshments and hot drinks are served at the finish.
Top three overall male/female for the two events will receive prizes. 1st in all age divisions receive medals. 2nd, 3rd in all age divisions receive ribbons.
The age groups are 9 & under, 10-13, 14-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+.

Boontling Classic - May 5th


The race starts and finishes at the Anderson Valley Elementary School. There are plaques for the top three overall and ribbons for the top three in each division (for each gender). There will also be a drawing after the race. Entry fees are $8.00 for everyone. Subtract $2 if you are a NCS member. Race day registration will begin at the Anderson Valley Elementary School at 8:30 am.

Legends of the Redwoods - July 7th


FEES: $25 for adults, $20 for NCS members, $15 for 17 and under, $40 for families
Schedule
7 – 7:50 AM – Registration
8:00 AM – Start of 5K Race
9:00 AM – Awards presentation

AWARDS

Awards will be given to the top three male and female overall winners in all three races, as well as the top three finishers in the following age divisions: 0-9, 10 – 13, 14 – 17, 18 – 29, 30 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 – 59, 60 – 69, 70-79, 80+

SPONSORS

Would you like some positive publicity for your group or business? Would you like to be part of a new tradition in Ukiah? Contact us at info@striders.org about becoming our 2018 Legends of the Redwoods Partners.

RACE BACKGROUND

The Legends of the Redwoods 10k and 5K in Ukiah, California started in 2004. From the first year it was held to celebrate another race that was held in 1927 and 1928. In 1927 the “Legends Marathon” was promoted to celebrate both the new highway (101) that stretched between the two towns of Grants Pass, Oregon and San Francisco, California, and the athletic exploits of Native Americans. It would be the marathon to end all marathons.

The promoters decided that the athletes would all be Native Americans since they were “a people who historically had integrated running into their culture.” Towns along the route chose runners to represent them. The first race began on June 14, 1927 and was scheduled to finish in 15 days. The winner (a Karuk native) finished in 7 days, 12 hours, and 34 minutes. The following year the race was repeated with Flying Cloud setting a new course record in 6 days and 11 hours (the minutes are unknown). The 1929 stock market crash crushed hopes of continuing the marathon, but the Legend lives on.

Prize money was offered at checkpoints along the race ($35-100 depending on the down) as well as a $1000 award to the overall winner.

Turkey Trot Prediction Contest - Nov 23rd


FEES: $8 for entry
Schedule
8:30-9:30AM – Registration
9:30 AM Start of Walk/Run
Awards presentation is after the last finisher

AWARDS

The participant with least time difference between their finish time and prediction time wins a $70 gift certificate to the Co-Op of Ukiah

Second and third place receive a pie from the Co-Op of Ukiah.

First male and first female finisher receive a trophie.

SPONSORS

Would you like some positive publicity for your group or business? Would you like to support a healthy lifestyle for the people of Ukiah? Contact Travis at tbrakeman@gmail.com and ask about becoming a sponsor.