Golden Hills Trail Marathon


All trail marathon runners receive a Patagonia shirt with race logo, goodie swag bag and a commemorative 33rd edition wine glass. 
Thanks again to Karen Hanke of PinkLime Design for the great logo designs. 

  • First overall male and female will receive unique awards. 
  •  Awards to the top three in each male and female ten year age group: Open (under 30), Senior Open (30-39), Masters (40-49), Seniors (50-59), Super Seniors (60-69) and Veterans (70+)

Golden Hills Trail Marathon to the Cool Mountains Award

Leapfrog Your Way Into the 2016 Way Too Cool 50K!  The 33rdt place male and female finishers at the Golden Hills Trail Marathon will receive a golden ticket to the nation's premiere 50K (31-mile) race in March 2016. Not only will you leapfrog over hundreds of runners who must enter through a competitive lottery, your race entry fee will also be fully comped. 33rd place never sounded so good!

TEASER: Be the next Dick Collins Rookie Award winner! Now that you’ve done your trail marathon, make the 2016 Firetrails 50 your first 50-mile race and vie for the coveted Dick Collins Rookie Award. 

Dick Collins Award (This could be YOU in 2016! Something to ponder during your 26.2 mile journey)

Are you a rookie to the 50-mile distance? Will Firetrails 50 be your first 50-mile race?  If so, you have a chance to win a free entry into the 2016 American River 50 Mile Endurance Run! That's right -- free entries will be awarded to the first male and female runners who complete their first 50-mile run at Firetrails. And if you ask any veteran ultra runner, they'll tell you that you'll be HOOKED after your first 50. You won't want to wait to sign up for your next one.

Firetrails “Spirit Surprize”

Show your fiery spirit as you cross the finish line at Lake Chabot. The two most dynamite finishers will receive a Firetrails “Spirit Surprize.” (All distances eligible.)

Firetrails "Fireflies" Raffle

Light up your running trails like a firefly this winter with a new Black Diamond Spot headlamp from your friends at Rock/Creek. One lucky runner from each race (50 mile and marathon) will win a brand new headlamp in our Rock/Creek Raffle. No entry required - your bib # will be automatically entered into the raffle drawing! We’ll announce the lucky winners at the finish line.