Join Us In Mendocino
Come visit the gorgeous Anderson Valley and run along rolling trails amongst cathedral-like groves of 1,200-year-old redwoods in Mendocino County’s hidden gem, Hendy Woods State Park. A full weekend of fun awaits runners of all distances, along with plenty of activities for the entire family. After your run, enjoy more incredible food and drink while meeting fun folks, soaking in the nearby river, listening to music, and sipping on local wine. We have many other surprise treats in store for this festive event. Learn more at AncientRedwoodRunFest.com
This Is Why It’s A FESTIVAL!
NEWS! The entire Hendy Wood State Park campground is part of the Ancient Redwood Running Festival. Scena Performance has secured all 90 campsites and cabins for the weekend. Whether you’re staying in the family-friendly Scena Village (formerly Azalea Campground) or the more free-wheeling Rhino Town (formerly Wildcat Campground), you, your friends and your family are guaranteed a great time and deeper connection to our running community. Book a spot for up to 8 friends to camp and we will assign you to a site. Words cannot describe how fun this will be. Camp assignments will be published May 1. Reserve your spot early as they will fill up!
But wait, there’s more. Did you, like Brian Casmey, just book one night of camping, and now want to add a second night? Or, do you just need a campsite but don’t want to register to run as is the case with our Pinot Festival friends? Well, then click here and go straight to the camping reservations!
Courses – Go Short or Go Long! – 6hr Relay JUST ADDED
The race course consists of a 5-mile loop following nearly every trail in the park. Runners will be directed through both the Big and Little Hendy Groves of old growth redwoods and past the historic Hermit Huts before checking in at the Start/Finish aid station. Choose the 5 or 10 mile fun runs, or test yourself with our timed event format for 6 or 12 hours. No matter the distance you’ll be in for a treat, culminating in a one of a kind post run BBQ, beer, wine, campfire, and music from one of Scena Performance’s house bands. Learn more about the course at AncientRedwoodRunFest.com
Just added! A 3-person 6 hour relay that starts at the same time as the 5 and 10-mile races. If you’ve signed up for one of those distances, but would like to be on a relay team instead let us know. If you were going to come and be bored while your friend or spouse ran, now you too can run all day and leave the boredom to others!
If We Come, Will You Feed Us?
Yes, we will do our best! 5 and 10 mile registrations include post-race refreshments, including a light lunch. 6 and 12-hour registrations include a heavier dinner, in keeping with the ultra tradition. All runners will be welcome to drinks, including beer and wine. For those who have run and wish to eat dinner, or for anyone who happens to be visiting with you, Scena offers the chance to buy extra meal tickets. Those are available with registration and on race day. Watch this space for additions to the food and drink menu!