COURSE

KNOW THE COURSE

The Silver Moon Race at Cass Winery in Paso Robles is designed to be a lap race where participants do as many laps as possible in the race time of their choice. Either doing it solo or in a 4-person team relay. Except for the 10K distance which does 3-laps.

The course features a 2-mile lap that is a beautiful landscape of rolling hills on a scenic vineyard surrounded by Rhone vines and massive oak trees. Each hour the colors change as the sun sets and the moon rises, the stars come out to provide a magical night experience, and then running into the sunrise in the morning, making it one of the most beautiful and enjoyable races that you are happy to repeat lap after lap.

Below you will find details of the course including a course map, elevation profile, and details to help you prepare for an amazing race.

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COURSE LAPS

RACE LAPS

The race consists of a 2-mile lap course that runners will do as many laps as possible in the time of 6, 12, or 24-hours or up to 30-hours for 100-miles. The exception is the 10K does 3-laps, and the Wine Walk does 1-lap.

FINAL LAP

Those coming into the finish line with 14-minutes or less of the cutoff time of their race category will need to stop and finish. If more than 14-minutes they can continue for their final lap.

100-MILERS

The 100-mile race participants will need to complete 50-laps of the 2-mile course before 30-hours. They must reach 84-miles by the 24-hour point to be allowed to continue for an additional 6-hours and complete 100-miles by 30-hours.

All 100-mile finishers receive a 100-mile buckle in addition to the finisher medal.

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COURSE MAP

COURSE CONDITIONS

The course is all dirt farm road from a hard-packed surface that is great for gaining speed to sections with soft soil to lightly packed dirt. Providing excellent conditions for running lots of laps. Trail shoes are recommended.

COURSE MEASUREMENTS

The 2-mile lap is exactly 2-miles with approximately 175 ft of elevation gain and descent for each lap.

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ELEVATION PROFILE

The elevation profile shows the rolling hills through the 2-mile loop. They are long gradual hills with a total of 175 ft of elevation gain for each lap. While it may not seem like much, over time, and several laps in, the elevation can impact your performance.  For example, if going for 100-miles you'll be doing 50-laps, that would give you 8750 ft of total elevation gain & descent once done. Train accordingly to your goals.

COURSE LAP FACTS

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LAP LEADERBOARD

As runners complete each lap they are required to stop at the race leaderboards and mark off the lap they just completed before starting the next lap to track progress throughout the race. Leaderboard progress is self-managed by the runners in addition to chip tracking for final results posted after the race. See more leaderboard details in the FAQ.

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REFUEL & FOOD

At the lap checkpoint, we will have a fully stocked station to help runners refuel. In addition to the standard flow of water, Gnarly electrolytes, hot coffee, salt capsules, gels, and chomps, there will be a constant rotation of salty and sweet snacks, bars, pickles, PBJ's, hot foods through the night, local farm-fresh fruit and frozen popsicles and pickle pops during the day on Sunday, plus we will serve hot breakfast and lunch on Sunday to help keep you going strong to finish the amazing Silver Moon Race.

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ICE FOR HOT WEATHER

As the race takes place in May, the weather can range from mild to hot with the average high temperature at 80º with the average low at 48º, but some days in May can reach over 90º and unfortunately, this course has almost no shade to provide relief. The good news is, if needed, we will have a steady flow of ice and ice water tubs available for Sunday if the weather warms up, along with misters to help keep you cool. Ice is a great way to keep your body cool while running through the heat. We recommend making an ice bandana. Check the weather forecast in advance and prepare accordingly.

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DROP BAGS

For those who are not camping along the course for easy access to their items, there will be a designated drop bag area that you can place a bag or cooler to quickly access as needed when coming through the checkpoint lap. While volunteers will always be overseeing the drop bag area, please do not leave important valuables in your bags, we are not responsible for missing items.

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TEAM RELAY

The team relay option allows 4-runners to team up and attempt to complete as many laps as possible as a team in the 6, 12, 24-hours or the 100-mile race.

Team members take turns alternating through laps or time periods, thus reducing the total laps per person which "technically" should allow each "rested" person to keep a faster lap pace.

Teams can choose to rotate through each lap or choose to split up the overall time evenly. For example, if running the 12-hour race, each team member would run for approximately 3 hours.  Learn more about relay team rules and requirements in the FAQ.

Relay Teams

Disclaimer: Please note that race information here represents what is planned for the Silver Moon Race. Locations, race logistics, and changes may apply depending on conditions, availability, and improvements. We strive to make the best experience for the runners. Thank you for understanding.

PASO ROBLES SPONSORS

Welcome sponsors and partners to the Silver Moon Race at Paso Robles. Their support helps to bring runners an incredible race experience. Got a business? We are currently accepting applications for sponsors, learn more.

SILVER MOON RACE @ PASO ROBLES

RACE WEEKEND: MAY 14-15, 2022

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