Are you tired of boring, flat city races? Want to add a little bit of 'oomph' to your running experience?
Grab your trail shoes and pack your sense of adventure because the Forest Ranch 4, the 2nd race in the Loco Trail Race Series, is here to spice up your April!
Register now for the first, and only, foot race to go through Forest Ranch, Ca (just a 20ish minute drive from Chico)!
Located in the charming mountain town of Forest Ranch, Ca and tucked away in the lower parts of the Sierra Nevada's, we've got 5 distances for you to choose from. Whether you're feeling like a sweet 4-miler or you want to go big and tackle the 100k, or anything in between, we've got you covered. With mossy trees, creeks running alongside the course, and usually even a little mud to play in, you'll feel like you're in a fairy tale. Wide open dirt trails and logging roads (and even a little no track for the 50k & 100k runners) give runners plenty of space to stretch out and avoid crowds.
And let's not forget about the aid stations, they're like a runner's dream come true, complete with vegan and gluten-free options. The volunteers? They're like superheroes, always ready to lend a helping hand (or some tough love).
But be warned, there are hills...some really hilly hills. Don't worry though, you will be rewarded after your turn around with mostly downhill-ish to the finish. Don't miss the quaint little foot bridges, including Blue Bridge (aptly named because it's blue) near mile 2. It's like a mini adventure in itself.
The best part? The race is dog friendly!
We welcome all well-behaved pups, and their responsible parents, to join in the fun.
And all runners will be rewarded with a warm, ooey gooey grilled cheese Sammie and soup at the finish line, plus a medal and, for those 21 and over, an ice-cold beer) all included with your registration. Don't miss out on this unique and unforgettable experience in the great outdoors.
Sign up now and let's make some unforgettable memories together!
Other Important Info
Packet Pick Up:
100k: 6am-6:45am ish
All other distances: 7am-7:45am ish
Start Line Location
FROM CHICO: Head up Highway 32, towards Forest Ranch. Once you hit the HWY 32/Nopel Ave intersection, in Forest Ranch, it is approximately 8.3 miles up HWY 32 on the right hand side. Watch for event parking signs. Parking will be just before and after the start line, in the marked pullout areas. If these are full, please park along HWY 32, on the wide shoulder areas. DO NOT park directly at the start/finish line. DO NOT block entrance/exits of private property/driveways or YELLOW gates.
FROM ALMANOR/CHESTER/SUSANVILLE AREA:
Come down HWY 32, towards Forest Ranch. Approximately 4.9 miles past the HWY 32/Humboldt Rd intersection (the turn to Butte Meadows), the start line will be on your left. Watch for event parking signs. Parking will be just before and after the start line, in the marked pullout areas. If these are full, please park along HWY 32, on the wide shoulder areas. DO NOT park directly at the start/finish line.
Long Sleeve T-shirt, Medallion, Delicious Post-Race Meal (G.F. & Vegan Options).
We usually have some surprise Loco swag at packet pick up for our runners!
50k & 100k get a super rad hat or beanie, depending on the year.
If you plan to bring your furry friend, please be sure they are non-aggressive, well behaved, on a leash for the start/finish line. Bring poop bags.
Camping & Cabins nearby, in Butte Meadows (Bambi Inn, Mercantile or privately owned on Airbnb. Hotels approximately 30-45 minutes away, in Chico.
Check out our lodging page for more info.
Watch for event parking signs. Parking will be just before and after the start line, in the marked pullout areas. If these are full, please park along HWY 32, on the wide shoulder areas. DO NOT park directly at the start/finish line. Refer to start line location (on this page) for directions to the start line.
Friends & Family:
Anyone who has friends and family that would like to cheer them on, please read below.
50k & 100k Cheering: There will be an aid station at the start finish line and one near the Bambi Inn, in Butte Meadows. Anyone who would like to cheer their runner on during the 50k & 100k distance is welcome (and encouraged) to go to either of these aid stations to ring cow bells and give them high fives...the crazier your cheering, the better!