Forest Ranch Four

Forest Ranch 4
Forest Ranch 4
Forest Ranch 4

4m * 15k * Half Marathon * 50k * 100k
Saturday, April 22nd, 2023
Swag Deadline: 3/21/23 at Midnight

Forest Ranch 4
Forest Ranch 4

Join us for the first foot race to ever go through

Forest Ranch, Ca (just a 20ish minute drive from Chico)!

Run along the west branch of Little Chico Creek and past the old mining areas that pulled out some of the counties' largest nuggets during the gold rush.

 

Enjoy wide, dirt trails that allow you to run uncongested and chat with friends or take the lead and relish

in wide open spaces. 

 

Take in stunning views of Carpenter and Thatcher Ridges and breathe in crisp, clean, fresh air. During your run, you will be surrounded by the forest, spring wildflowers and bright green moss covered rocks.

Like all Intrepid Adventures races,

the Forest Ranch Four is dog friendly and family friendly. Walkers and hikers are invited to join us

on the 4 mile distance, through the woods.

 

If you are running the 50k or 100k, your forest adventure will take you up to Butte Meadows, to the infamous Bambi Inn (of the Loco race series and BMT).

 

This a fun, challenging and absolutely gorgeous race. Put it on your Spring calendar now because there is a 200 participant cap on this race!

Scroll down for more info and pictures. 

Forest Ranch 4
Forest Ranch 4
Forest Ranch 4
Forest Ranch 4
Forest Ranch 4

Start Times:

100k: 7am

All other distances start at 8am

Aid Stations:

(As This is a Trail Race,

All Mileage is Approximate)

 

4 Miler

Blue Bridge:

Turn Around Point, 2ish miles

15k 

Blue Bridge: 2ish miles 

Where's the Finish (WTF): 6.1 miles

Blue Bridge: 7.3 miles

1/2 Marathon

Blue Bridge: 2ish miles

The Tip: 5.6 miles

Where's the Finish (WTF): 10 miles

Blue Bridge: 11.2 miles

50k

Blue Bridge: 2ish miles*

The Tip: 5.6 miles

Bambi Inn:11.7 miles

Going Down: 18.3 miles

Where's the Finish (WTF): 25.1 miles & 28

Blue Bridge: 29.1miles

100k

Blue Bridge: 2ish, 29.1 miles *

The Tip: 5.6 miles**

Bambi Inn:11.7, 42.7 miles

Going Down: 18.3, 37.07, 49.3 miles

WTF: 25.1, 28, 56.1, 59

Start/Finish Line Aid Station: 31 miles

* Blue Bridge AS will NOT be an aid station after your second trip through at mile 29.1ish, even though you do pass the location where the aid station was.

**The Tip will not be an aid station after your initial visit at mile 5.6, even though you pass this location.

What Will The Aid Stations Have?

 

Blue Bridge Aid Station

water, electrolytes, Sprite, Cola

The Tip Aid Station

water, electrolytes, sprite, cola, gingerale

Potatoes & Salt, Potato Chips, Fruit, Candy

Going Down Aid Station

water, electrolytes, sprite, cola, gingerale

Potatoes & Salt, Potato Chips, Fruit, Candy, PB&J, Miso Soup

Bambi Inn Aid Station

water, electrolytes, sprite, cola, gingerale

Potatoes & Salt, Potato Chips, Fruit, Candy,

PB&J, Bacon, Quesadillas, Miso Soup

Where's the Finish (WTF) Aid Station

water, electrolytes, sprite, cola, gingerale

Potatoes & Salt, Potato Chips, Fruit, Candy

Start/Finish Line Aid Station

water, electrolytes, sprite, cola, gingerale

Potatoes & Salt, Potato Chips, Fruit, Candy,

PB&J, Bacon, Quesadillas, Grilled Cheese (V, GF), Fried Egg Sandwiches, Miso Soup

Cut Off Times:

 

50k

Bambi Inn Aid Station: 11:45am

Finish Line: 5:30

(approx 18:20 overall pace)

*50K PACER PICKUP ALLOWED ONLY AT SECOND VISIT TO WTF AID STATION (MILE 28). WILL NEED ALL WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLE, VEHICLE WITH CLEARANCE OR TRUCK TO GET THERE.

100k 

Bambi Inn #1: 12:45am

Bambi Inn #2: 7pm

Finish Line: 1:08am, Sunday

(appox 17 min overall pace)

*100K PACER PICKUP ALLOWED ONLY AT BAMBI INN AID STATION SECOND VISIT (MILE 42.7ish). NO OTHER PICK UP ALLOWED.

*100K CREW ALLOWED AT FIRST & SECOND BAMBI INN AS & START FINISH LINE AS. NO OTHER CREW LOCATIONS ALLOWED.

*100K DROP BAGS: BAMBI INN & START/FINISH LINE AID STATIONS

All other distances:

12pm

    Elevation Profiles:.

To view elevation profile, click link below. Once on course map, click the actual course & a box appears. Choose "profile". An elevation profile will come up. Drag your mouse over the elevation profile and you can follow where it correlates on the actual course map.

4 Miler: https://caltopo.com/m/DU01

 

15k: https://caltopo.com/m/NQ97

 

Half Marathon: https://caltopo.com/m/NFPG

 

50k: https://caltopo.com/m/D8NC

100K: 50k course, doubled

Forest Ranch 4
Forest Ranch 4
Forest Ranch 4
Forest Ranch 4
Forest Ranch 4
Forest Ranch 4
Forest Ranch 4
15k elevation profile Forest Ranch 4
Half Marathon Elevation Profile Forest Ranch 4
50k & 100k elevation profile Forest Ranch 4

Double this elevation profile for the 100k

Other Important Info

Other Important Info

Forest Ranch 4
Forest Ranch 4

Parking:

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 :-)

Start Line & Finish Line 

50k & 100k Cheering: There will be an aid station 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 this aid station to ring cow bells and give them high fives...the crazier your cheering, the better!

Deadline To Gaurantee

T-shirt, Medallion

& Other Swag

 

Register by March 21, 2023, at midnight,

 to guarantee your t-shirt, medallion & other race swag!

After March 21st, t-shirts, medallions

& other race swag will be on a first come,

first served basis.

Packet Pick Up:

Race Morning in March

100k: 6:15am-6:40am

All other distances: 6:30am-7:45am

Start Line

Start Line Location

Link to 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.

Swag:

Long Sleeve T-shirt, Medallion,

Post Race Meal...we usually have some surprise Loco swag at packet pick up for our runners!

Dogs:

If you plan to bring your furry friend, please be sure to have them on a leash for the start/finish line.

Lodging:

Camping & Cabins nearby, in Butte Meadows (Bambi Inn, Mercantile or privately owned on Airbnb. Hotels approximately 30-45 minutes away, in Chico.