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Race Date: Saturday Sept. 1st / Packet Pick Up: Friday Aug 31st  

Join us Labor Day weekend by camping at El Chorro County Park (next to start/ finish-line) or by booking a few unforgettable nights in San Luis Obipso! Our new event home at Dairy Creek Event Center & El Chorro Park has even more private access trails plus we've added a kids race and 5k to get all your friends and family in on the dirty fun! Camping is limited so book direct now at SLO County Parks #805-781-5930. Hotel bookings are online at www.SanLuisObispoVacations.com

All race participants receive a wood medal, a race shirt, ample course aid-medical-directional support and a first class festival finish line! The free Dirt Festival features live music, cold beer and hot BBQ plus vendors and festivities all day. Bring your lawn chair, sun hat and stay awhile:)  Here is the event schedule:   

Wednesday, August 29 thru Friday, August 31 the public is welcome at the same venue for The US Trail Running Conference for Industry Professionals & Trail Runners. Separate registration ticket required at www.ustrailrunningconference.com

Friday Aug 31st 12:00pm to 5:00pm: Trail Runner Clinic with Ian Torrence, Emily Harrison Torrence and Krissy Moehl. Separate ticket required for Pro Runner and Coaching Clinic. 

12:30pm to 6:00pm Packet Pick Up and Late Registration (for races not sold out- check home page and Facebook for last minute updates) at the Dairy Creek Event Center

Saturday, September 1st 
5:30am - SLO Ultra Open for parking ($5 car fee prepaid or cash onsite)
5:45am to 9:00am - Packet Pick Up and Late Registration
5:30am to 6:00am - 50k Drop Bags Checked In. Must be labeled by you with bib#.
6:30am - 50k Trail Race Start
8:30am - Half Marathon Trail Race Start
9:00am - 5K Trail Race Start
9am to 5:00pm - Festival Open & BBQ
10:00am - Kids Race on golf course path
10am to 2pm - Live Music on stage "Cuesta Ridge Mountain Men"  
12:00pm - Award Ceremony on stage




Registration fees

50k ULTRA Trail Run - September 1, 2018 6:30am

Includes SLO Ultra shirt, medal and awards

    1. $110.00
      Sep 8 - Dec 15
    2. $120.00
      Dec 16 - Aug 26
      Register

13.1M Half Marathon Run - September 1, 2018

Includes technical shirt, medal, awards

    1. $65.00
      Sep 8 - Dec 15
    2. $80.00
      Dec 16 - Aug 26
      Register

5K Run - September 1, 2018

Includes technical shirt, medal, awards

    1. $25.00
      Sep 8 - Dec 15
    2. $40.00
      Dec 16 - Aug 26
      Register

Kids & Family Race 1M- September 1, 2018

Untimed fun run. Includes shirt.

BBQ Meal Ticket

Vegetarian Meal Ticket

Race Rules

There are NO REFUNDS and all races take place rain or shine.

All course routes subject to change & race distances are estimates. 

All cars are required to pay the $5 car parking fee.  


Dogs ONLY allowed on leash in the festival. No dogs on the course. No exceptions.

No Smoking allowed. 

Camping only allowed inside El Chorro Park & Reservations at SLO County Parks Department required. 

All race distances will require that every person carry THEIR OWN cup, bottle or hydration pack for the entire race. We will be checking at each race start that you have this on you. We are working hard to create minimal waste and leave no trace.


2018 Race Swag

50k Ultra Run Participant Swag & Features

  • 2018 Collectible Tech short sleeve shirt unisex
  • Drop Bag for on course access 
  • Collectible finisher's medal
  • Awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd place overall Male & Female. Age groups: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over)
  • Bib timing
  • Ample course aid & medical support
  • Live Bluegrass & Rock Festival

Half Marathon Run Participant Swag & Features

  • 2018 Collectible Tech short sleeve shirt unisex
  • Collectible finisher's medal
  • Awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd place overall Male & Female. Age groups: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over)
  • Bib timing
  • Ample course aid & medical support
  • Live Bluegrass & Rock Festival

5K Run - Hike Participant Swag & Features

  • 2018 Collectible Tech short sleeve shirt unisex
  • Collectible finisher's medal
  • Awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd place overall Male & Female. Age groups: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over)
  • Bib timing
  • Ample course aid & medical support
  • Live Bluegrass & Rock Festival

Top Donors

# Name Amount
1 Anonymous $300.00
2 Back in Balance Physical Therapy $50.00
3 Susan Miller $50.00

Top Fundraisers

1

Susan Miller

Raised: $50.00

2

Beverly Gingg

Raised: $50.00

3

Matthew Loser

Raised: $25.00

Event Schedule

  • August 31 12:00 PM PDT - Friday Packet Pickup & Late Registration until 6:00 pm

  • September 1 5:30 AM PDT - Saturday Packet Pickup & Late Registration

  • September 1 5:30 AM PDT - 50k Drop Bags w/ Bib # and Tag Checked In

  • September 1 6:30 AM PDT - 50k Race Start

  • September 1 8:30 AM PDT - Half Marathon Race Start

  • September 1 9:30 AM PDT - 5K Race Start

  • September 1 10:00 AM PDT - BBQ & Live Music Festival

  • September 1 10:00 AM PDT - Kids Race Start

  • September 1 12:00 PM PDT - Award Ceremony

  • September 1 5:00 PM PDT - Festival Closes

Contact Information

Event Location

El Chorro Regional Park, California 1, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA

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