Welcome to the 41st Annual Dick Collins Firetrails, run this year on September 28, 2024! When you step up to the start at Firetrails, you are stepping into history, one that goes back to when Dick Collins himself was the race director. You’re also standing on the shoulders of giants, including Dick, of course, who is remembered on a bench near Skyline Gate. And also, the great Ann Trason who still holds the course record. She had a special connection to Dick and considered him a mentor. Now it’s your time.
Dick Collins Firetrails 2024 has 4 events: Bay Ridge 100k, Firetrails 50, The Golden Hills Marathon, and Dinosaur Ridge 30k. Yes, the Bay Ridge 100k is BACK!
UTMB Index. We are proud to say that all Dick Collins Firetrails races are UTMB Index events.
P-USATF Grand Prix The Firetrails 50-mile race is part of the Pacific USATF Grand Prix.
NOTE to Runners: If you plan to check out the Dinosaur Ridge on your own, beware that you’ll pass through EBMUD land which requires you to have a day-use permit. They’re cheap and worth having! You can find them here. You do NOT need a permit to run the race or to take part in our training camps.
Click on ‘Course’ above for the Aid Station locations, crew info, cutoffs, and elevation profile, as well as for the Athete Guide, which contains maps and turn-by-turn instructions.
Starting Time, Time Limits, Changing Distances
These are the starting times and time limits:
- 100k: 5:00am start, 16.5 hour time limit
- 50-mile: 6:00am start, 15.5 hour time limit
- Marathon: 8:00am start, 13.5 hour time limit (you really shouldn’t need it!)
- 30k: 8:30am start, 10 hour time limit
Our starting times and time limits are firm because of the curfew laws at the East Bay Regional Parks. And they are laws. If you’re in the parks in violation of the curfew, you stand to be ticketed. Really! Changing distances will not be allowed during the race. If you wish to change distances, you must do so before the start.
Because of the generous time limit, there are no early starts in this event.
Schwag and Awards
Bay Ridge 100k finishers receive the coveted rhino belt buckle, a Firetrails shirt, finisher’s hoodie, the 2024 Firetrails wine glass, custom bib, and finisher’s woodallion, and race pictures. Firetrails 50 finishers receive a Firetrails shirt, finisher’s hoodie, the 2024 Firetrails wine glass, custom bib, and finishers woodallion, and race pictures. Golden Hills Marathon runners receive a Firetrails shirt, finisher’s hoodie, the 2024 Firetrails wine glass, custom bib, and finishers woodallion, and race pictures. Dinosaur Ridge 30k runners receive a Firetrails shirt, finisher’s hoodie, the 2024 Firetrails wine glass, custom bib, and finishers woodallion, and race pictures. For Golden Hills and Dinosaur Ridge runners, you may purchase a hoodie separately.
Age Group Awards are given to the top finishers in each race by 10-year age groups.
Aid Stations, Crew Access, Pacers…and Bathrooms
Click on the Course link at the top of the page for maps, narrative, aid stations, and driving directions. Crew has access to many of these stations unless we have specified otherwise. For the 50-mile races, pacers will be allowed from Skyline Gate on the return route only. Pacers are not allowed for the marathon.