Ancient Redwood Running Festival

May 18, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Ancient Redwood Running Festival

18599 Philo Greenwood Rd

Philo CA, 95466


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Entry Fee $50
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $195
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 10M
  • 5M

Type: Trail

Participant Limit: 300

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 100%

First Year of the Event: 2016


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. This Is Why It’s A FESTIVAL! As in 2017, we will take up stakes in the Wildcat Campground. There are 45 campsites and 4 cabins that are ours for the weekend. Whether you’re staying in the family-friendly Scena Village or the more free-wheeling Rhino Town, you, your friends and your family are guaranteed a great time and deeper connection to our running community. Book a spot for up to 6 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 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. 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!


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Event Dates

Held on May 18, 2019

Held on May 19, 2018

Held on May 20, 2017

Held on May 21, 2016

Event Results

View 2016 Results