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This race is a memorial to John Lawson, a Tamalpa Runner who, at 44, died suddenly of a heart attack in 2000.

The race will be held in China Camp State Park in San Rafael, CA.

We have designed a 4.20 mile course that is a slightly rolling course with approximately 1/4 mile on pavement with the rest of the course on fire road or single track trail. 

Parking is extremely limited. Please carpool to the greatest extent possible. Almost all racers will have to park at the beach area parking lot, which is about 0.5 mile from the start. Again, please car pool.

For more race details visit the John Lawson Tampala Challenge Website

Registration fees

Women's Race 4.25 M Closed

Master's Men's Race 4.25 M Closed

Men's Open Race 4.25 M Closed

Awards & Prizes

Runners comped by PAUSATF should enter COMP under Promo

Beer mugs to first 375 finishers! 

Prize Money

Open Team Money: $120/$75

Open Individual Money: $120/$75

Master Money: Individual $75, Team $75/$50

Senior: Individual $45, Team $30

Super Senior: Individual $35, Team $25

Veterans: $25


Directions & Course Map




Event Schedule

  • October 30 9:00 AM EDT - Women's Race 4.20M

  • October 30 10:00 AM EDT - Men's Masters Race 4.20M

  • October 30 11:00 AM EDT - Men's Open Race 4.20M

Contact Information

Event Location

China Camp State Park,San Rafael, CA, United States

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