8 3/4 & 3 mile 12:00 PM
5 3/4 mile 1:00 PM


Registration Info




Entry Fees:

Postmarked or paid online on or before December 31, 2014
3mi, 5 3/4, 8 3/4 $25 per runner (family rate - 4 or more $20 per participant)
Postmarked or paid online (January 1, 2015 - January 28, 2015)
3mi, 5 3/4, 8 3/4 $30 per runner (family rate - 4 or more $25 per participant)
Race Weekend Registration (January 30 - January 31, 2015)
3mi, 5 3/4, 8 3/4 $35 per runner (no family rate)
In-Person Late Registration / Packet Pick-Up
4pm - 7pm, Friday, January 30, 2015 at the Red Lion Hotel (1929 4th St Eureka)
Race Day Registration*
10:00am - 11:30am, Saturday, January 31, 2014 at Trinidad Town Hall
Registration will close promptly at 11:15am so the 3 mile and 8 3/4 mile race can start on time. Registration will remain open for until 12:30pm for the 5 3/4 mile race ONLY.

Course: The course varies from paved, level road to slight hills to packed wet sand with a river crossing in between. The Little River crossing is done at low tide to minimize the water depth but depending on the amount of recent rainfall, the water depth can vary. Ropes across the river assist runners as well as Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers stationed at the river. (see COURSE page for more information)

Timing and Scoring: Timing for this race will be done using the MYLAPS “Chip on the Bib”. Please note the following to ensure you are using this Timing Chip properly:

  • You must wear your bib. It must be worn on the front of your shirt. NOTE! It is preferable that you wear the bib so that the number is visible from the front so that you can be identified by the photographer.
  • DO NOT crumple or fold the bib as this will break the transponder antenna.
  • DO NOT place the bib between your body and your child’s (i.e. this is what happens when you carry your child when finishing the race). This action will prevent the transponder from sending its signal.
  • DO NOT remove your shirt and carry it folded up in your hand. This action may prevent the transponder from sending its signal if the bib itself is folded or inside your moist shirt.
  • The Timing Chip is disposable so there is no need to return it after the race. If you wish to RECYCLE the TIMING CHIP please leave it affixed to the bib and turn in the entire bib at the finish line.

Award Divisions (All Races): Ages 10 & Under, 11-14, 15-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 64-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & Over.

Awards and Results: Distinctive awards will be given to the first through third place Male and Female finishers in each race. Special awards will also be given to Over-All Champions, Masters, & Senior Males & Female in the 8 -Mile. Results will be posted at the Awards Ceremony at Trinidad Town Hall and will be available online at www.racecenter.com and www.trinidadtoclambeach.com. T-shirts and awards not picked up at the race will be available for pick-up at Forbes & Associates (Trinidad and McKinleyville), The Joggin' Shoppe, and Sport & Cycle stores in Eureka and Fortuna.

NOTE: Awards and t-shirts will not be mailed. "Rain Check" t-shirts not picked up at the race will be available for pick up at the locations and dates indicated on the rain check form. Awards can be obtained by emailing trinidadtoclambeach@gmail.com or calling (707) 677-1610

Shoes: Shoes can be left at the South bank of the Little River and will be carried to the Finish Line for pick-up

Elevation and weather: Course elevation is sea level to approximately 200 feet above sea level. Weather can vary greatly, from warm sunshine to cool and foggy to rain. Temperatures are usually 50-60's.

Parking: Parking is available in Trinidad and at Clam Beach. No parking is available at the starting line of the 3-Mile or 8 ¾ Mile.

Transportation: Runners will be bused from Trinidad Town Hall to the starting line of the 3-Mile and 8 ¾ Mile starting line. The last bus will leave at 11:30 AM. THERE IS NO TRANSPORTATION FROM CLAM BEACH TO THE STARTING LINE OR TO TRINIDAD BEFORE THE START OF THE RACE. Buses will transport runners from Clam Beach back to Trinidad Town Hall after the start of the race.

Warm-up clothing: Bags are available at the Starting line water stations
for warm-ups. Write your name and phone number on the bag and leave it at
the start line. Bags will be taken to the finish.

Children: Children under age 12 must be accompanied by and adult while running in the race.

Special Notes

Official Host Hotel: Red Lion - Eureka, CA (click HERE for Red Lion website)

Red Lion - Eureka, CA
1929 Fourth Street
Eureka, CA 95501
Tel: 707-445-0844

* Reservations can be made one of three ways:

1) Directly with the hotel at 707-445-0844 ask for the “ CLAM BEACH RUN RATE or "Block Code: CLAM0203"

2) By calling the central reservations office at 1-800-REDLION – ask for “ CLAM BEACH RUN RATE” group rate (prior to 01-10-14)

3) Book online and use Block Code "CLAM0203"

Book online - CLICK HERE

For additional lodging and other Trinidad information, visit the Trinidad Chamber of Commerce website at www.discovertrinidadca.com.

The awards ceremony for the 50th annual race will take place at Trinidad Town Hall. The race-day celebration will also include:

Saturday, January 31st
12:30 to 5:30 PM: Food trucks with La Barca Mexican cuisine and Nature's Serving Mediterranean cuisine.
12:30 to 5:30 PM: Local wine and beer tastings for purchase.
1:30 to 5 PM (with break for ceremony): Music by Guns & Barrels, Humboldt County's surf rock specialists.

Other weekend activities taking place are:

Friday, January 30th
5:30 PM: Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser at the Trinidad Elementary School (across from Town Hall).

Sunday, February 1st
10AM to 1 PM: The Trinidad Head Lighthouse will have a rare open house. Join the Trinidad Museum Society, Trinidad Rancheria and the Bureau of Land Management interpretive staff to explore this hidden landmark's history. Walking tours only. No shuttle. For further information, lparrott@blm.gov, 707-825-2313.

The weather in January can be cool and wet. Heavy rain is a possibility - so be prepared! No changing space/rooms are provided. Portable bathroom facilities are available at the start and finish.

Due to insurance limitations, no baby strollers, dogs, bicycles, or headsets are permitted in any of the races.

If the race is cancelled due to circumstances beyond control of the Greater Trinidad Chamber of Commerce, entry fees will not be refunded; however, all entrants will receive a T-shirt.