Course Info

All distances start and finish in Butte Meadows, Ca. 

From Chico, take HWY 32 (towards Forest Ranch/Butte Meadows). When you take the right on to Humboldt Ave to Butte Meadows set your odometer to zero and clock 4.3 miles. That will put you at, or very close to, the start line, on the left. 

From Susanville/Chester areas, from HWY 32, when you turn left on to Humboldt Rd to Butte Meadows set your odometer to zero and clock 4.3 miles. That will put you at, or very close to, the start line, on the left. 

If you get confused, look for lots of other vehicles parked alongside the road, you are in the right spot. If you get really confused and you hit the Bambi Inn, make a u-turn and drive 1 mile back the way you came, towards HWY 32, on Humboldt. Now the start/finish line will be on your right.


For those coming from Chico, you will loose cell service shortly after hitting HWY 32. Put your directions in to your GPS before leaving!!! For those coming from Susanville/Chester area, you will loose cell service shortly after leaving Chester. Input your directions before leaving home or else you might not make it.

This year's race will look quite different than our past races and likely our future races. The course is being permitted differently, therefore our course area is different in some areas. We will be taking many extra precautions due to COVID-19 and ask all runners and volunteers participating in this event to respect these new precautions to the tee, without deviation for any reason. You can (and if you register will need to) read about the precautions that we are all taking on race day HERE.

 

For those who have Run Loco with us in the past, you may not bat an eye at these changes. For those of you who are new to this game, welcome to Running Loco - the game where things change at the last minute (usually due to weather but this time we got an extra special treat with extra obstacles). We like to think the adversity that is thrown at all of us every year makes us a little bit stronger and a lotta bit more Loco!

Below you will find some helpful information. Note the different cut offs and extended finishing times to help offset possible longer times at aid stations. 

Also please note, as always, all mileage is approximate. For the love of Loco, if you are upset that the mileage is not dead on, make peace with the fact that it won't be before race morning. Everyone's watches read a bit (a lot) differently out in them thar' woods. If you get to the finish line and are short a few feet, we aren't going to judge you for running past us to get that tenth of a mile in. If you are over, you're welcome.

 

DO NOT COUNT ON CELL PHONE RECEPTION AT THIS RACE. MOST PEOPLE DO NOT GET ANY SERVICE AT THE START/FINISH LINE OR ON THE COURSE.

Packet Pick Up:

Race Morning only

6:40AM-7:50AM

*5KBEER5K RUNNERS please bring ID to packet pick up. We can not give you your packet without it.

PARKING: TBA

 

Post Race Meal: All runners & volunteers are invited to indulge in a delicious, complimentary post race meal. Friends and family members are welcome to purchase a meal for $7, either at the meal line (while food lasts) or in advance (suggested) during the registration process.

PLEASE NOTE 

NO REFUNDS - CONSIDER YOUR UNUSED REGISTRATION A GENEROUS DONATION TO THE LOCO YOUTH VOLUNTEER SCHOLARSHIP.

UP UNTIL 30 DAYS PRIOR TO RACE DAY YOU CAN ROLL YOUR REGISTRATION OVER TO ONE OF OUR OTHER LOCO RACES IN THE LOCO RACE SERIES. LESS THAN 30 DAYS UNTIL RACE DAY, THIS OPTION IS NOT AVAILABLE.

TRANSFERS ARE OK, UNTIL RACE DAY (30 MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR RACE'S START TIME).

 

10k: START TIME: 8:00AM - PACKET PICK UP IS 6:40AM-7:50AM  The entire course is dirt and gravel logging roads (no single track). Enjoy the fresh mountain air as you take in the beautiful views of the forest. The first half of this course is a gradual, steady ascent to the turn around point, where you can enjoy picking up the pace on the gradual, steady downhill to the finish line! Starting elevation is 4337ft, reaching its highest elevation at 4777ft. Elevation gain/loss: 538/-538ft

10K Course Map: https://caltopo.com/m/5G7V

10k Aid Station: Your Aid Station at the halfway turn around point will be fully stocked with water, electrolytes, soda and snacks.

 

5kBEER5k: START TIME: 8:00AM - PACKET PICK UP IS 6:40AM-7:50AM The 5kBEER5k course is the regular 10k course with one major addition, beer! And NEW THIS YEAR...CIDER!!! 5kBEER5k participants will walk, jog or run their first 5k to the turn around point where they will have the option to enjoy a tasty beverage (beer, cider, water, juice, soda, coffee & tea) at the Loco 6 Hydration Garden. The Hydration Station is shared with the 10k and half marathon runners, offering the perfect opportunity to cheer other runners on while gearing up to complete their second 5k back to the finish line! All participants are invited to join us for a delicious all day breakfast, included with registration, at the finish line!

5KBEER5K Course Map: https://caltopo.com/m/5G7V

5KBEER5k Aid Station: Your Aid Station at the halfway turn around point will be stocked with BEER, soda, water, electrolytes and snacks.

Half Marathon: START TIME: 8:00AM - PACKET PICK UP IS 6:40AM-7:50AM This  altered course is approximately mostly dirt and gravel forestry roads, with some of the most incredible views around. Runners will have the opportunity to put their all terrain skills to the test on the new Coyote Head Loop where they will be met with an approximate 2.5 mile rocky, elevation challenge that rivals the Jonesville Beast. Beat the Coyote head and claim victory at the finish line! Those wanting trekking poles to use during Coyote Head can pick them up at the Start/Finish Line Aid Station, around mile 8 (leave them LABELED) in designated area at the start line, prior to start of race. Grab your delicious post race meal at the finish line!

Half Marathon Aid Stations: All aid stations will have water, electrolytes and snacks.

Half Marathon Course Map (note that this course has been altered from it's usual course): https://caltopo.com/m/URC5

If you would like to see the elevation profile for this distance, please click the above link and using a laptop or PC, roll your mouse over the course. Right click and choose profile. Elevation profile will pop up.

AID STATIONS

Hydration Station

Mile: 3.2 & Mile 6.6

Start Finish Line Aid Station

Mile 10.6

 

*YOU HAVE A TURN AROUND POINT AT APPROXIMATELY MILE 4.9. There will be a line of flags and signs saying HALF MARATHON TURN AROUND. Be sure to do your turning around here or else you will be running your own race ;-)

50k Ultra: START TIME: 5:00AM - PACKET PICK UP IS 4:00AM-4:40AM This course is on close to 98% dirt and gravel logging roads through the  breathtaking forest. It is filled with rolling hills and has several big ones to get your heart pumping. Runners will have the opportunity to put their all terrain skills to the test on the Lollipop Loop where they will be met with approximately 3 miles of...fun! Beat the Lollipop, make you ascent out of the forest and claim victory at the finish line! 

50k Course Map Link: https://caltopo.com/m/5JVQ

(note that this course has been altered from it's usual course, prior to 2020 - it same awesome course that we used in 2020)

If you would like to see the elevation profile for this distance, please click the above link and using a laptop or PC, roll your mouse over the course. Right click and choose profile. Elevation profile will pop up.

50k Aid Stations: All aid stations will be fully stocked with water, electrolytes and your favorite sweet & salty ultra snacks. Crew, pacers and drop bags not allowed unless noted below. Please ask your crew to stay off of course unless driving to one of the aid stations that they are allowed. Any crew/pacers found in other areas will DQ their runner.

Party Animal #1

Mile: 4.3

Yellow Gate

Mile: 10.3

Crew

Drop Bag

Lollipop #1

Mile: 13.5

Drop Bag

Crew

Lollipop #2

Mile: 16.4

Drop Bag

Crew

Party Animal #2

Mile: 23.2

Crew

Pacer Pick Up

Start Finish Line AS

Mile: 27.5

Crew Pacer

Pick Up

Info below this line is for typical race years, NOT 2020 or 2021.

SPECTATORS: Spectators can meet their runners at the Jonesville Aid Station, located at Jonesville Snowmobile Park, approximately 5 miles down Humboldt Rd, from the start/finish line (signs and noise makers are highly encouraged!). Please keep your speed 10 miles an hour or less (if near runners) when driving on Humboldt Rd, to Jonesville, as this is part of the 50k and half marathon course. Spectators are also, of course, welcome at the start/finish line. When parking at Jonesville Aid Station, please look out for runners when pulling into aid station and follow all parking directions when parking.

 

PARKING: Parking is available across from the Bambi Inn and off to the side of the road, down the Skyway side street. Please come early to ensure easy parking. Carpooling is STRONGLY encouraged as parking space is limited and we want to make this easy for everyone. Please be mindful in how you park as to leave ample space for everyone. DO NOT park anywhere near the start/finish line (located in same lot as parking). Park as far back in the parking lot as possible, in an orderly and organized manner. Follow all parking directions from volunteers and signs posted.

 

Post Race Meal: All runners & volunteers are invited to indulge in a delicious, complimentary post race meal. Friends and family members are welcome to purchase a meal for $6, either at the meal line (while food lasts) or in advance (suggested) during the registration process.

PLEASE NOTE 

NO REFUNDS - CONSIDER YOUR UNUSED REGISTRATION A GENEROUS DONATION TO 6TH STREET CENTER FOR YOUTH.

TRANSFERS ARE OK, UNTIL RACE DAY (30 MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR RACE'S START TIME).

Half Marathon: START TIME: 8:00AM This course is approximately 30% dirt and gravel forestry roads (no single track), with some of the most incredible views around. Runners will have the opportunity to conquer the Jonesville Beast at mile 5, with a downhill reprieve at mile 7! The other 70% of this course is laid out on a beautiful paved course, through Lassen National Forest, that winds you past quaint cabins and over creeks, to the finish line. Starting elevation is 4337ft, reaching its highest elevation at 5354ft. Elevation gain/loss: 1406/-1406ft.

Half Marathon Aid Stations: All aid stations will have water, electrolytes and snacks.

Half Marathon Course Map: https://caltopo.com/m/K1LE

50k Ultra: START TIME: 6:00AM This course is on close to 80% dirt and gravel forestry roads (no single track) through breathtaking Lassen National Forest and surrounding areas, while the other almost 20% of the course is some of the most beautiful paved areas of Lassen National Forest you could ask for. This course is filled with rolling hills and has several big ones to get your heart pumping, including the Jonesville Beast at mile 15! At mile 22.5, you begin your steady descent downhill to the finish line! Starting elevation is

4337ft, reaching its highest elevation at 5812ft. Elevation gain/loss: 3095/-3095ft

50k Course Map Link: https://caltopo.com/m/UH0M

50k Aid Stations: All aid stations will be fully stocked with water, electrolytes and your favorite sweet & salty ultra snacks.

50k Cut Offs: All 50k runners need to be through the 50k turn around aid station (mile 21.1) by 12:20pm

 

50k Drop bags will need to be at the start line no later than 5:45am, CLEARLY labeled with bib number and last name. Drops bags will be at Jonesville Aide Station (mile 16 & 25.5). Drop bags will be taken back to the finish line after Jonesville aid station is shut down. Any drop bags left after the close of the race will be sorted through to throw out perishables and then donated. We will NOT hold any drop bags past close of race. Please plan accordingly.

50k CREW: Crew members for 50k participant's can meet their runners at the Jonesville Aid Station #5 & 7 (located at the same place, Jonesville Snowmobile Park), miles 16 & 26, and of course, the start and finish line. These are the ONLY aid stations crew are allowed to meet their runners. Any crew found meeting runners anywhere else along the course will disqualify their runner. Jonesville Aid Station is located approximately 5 miles down Humboldt Rd, from the start/finish line. Please keep your speed 10 miles an hour or less (if near runners) when driving on Humboldt Rd to Aid Station #5 & 7 as this is part of the 50k and half marathon course. When parking at Jonesville Aid Station, please look out for runners when pulling into aid station and follow all parking directions when parking.