30k Info

Gerneral info

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Start Time: 8:00 AM (no early start)
Where: Lake Siskiyou Resort
Entry Fee: $55, $65 after July 31, $70 on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.
Finish Cutoff Time: 2:30 PM
Check-in/Bib Pickup:

  • Friday, Sept. 30, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM: The Fifth Season store, 300 N. Mount Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta, CA
  • Saturday, Oct. 1, 7:00 AM – 7:45 AM: Race Start area (Lake Siskiyou Resort Marina)


The Headwaters 30k course is a scenic, loop course through the Klamath Mountains of Northern California, west of Mt. Shasta. There is 2600′ of elevation gain and equal loss. Trail surfaces include single track trail, unimproved dirt road, and gravel road.

The course begins on the west side of Lake Siskiyou at the Lake Siskiyou Marina. It follows the lake trail clockwise along the shores of the lake for about 1.5 miles to the North Shore day use area. Here it joins forest road 40N27 heading west. The terrain is flat to rolling for the first 3 miles, and then climbs an easy grade to Rainbow Ridge Aid Station #1 (mile 5.0). Runners leaving Rainbow Ridge Aid Station quickly climb steep single track to the top of the north-south trending namesake spine. The course negotiates steep peaks and troughs on forested single track trail with dramatic views of Mt. Shasta to the east, Mt. Eddy to the west, and Black Butte on the valley floor below. The course continues following Rainbow Ridge north then west to the flanks of Mt. Eddy.As runners approach High Divide Aid Station #2 (mile 11.6) they rejoin the forest roads. A steep, technical descent on forest road 40N27 follows High Divide. At the bottom of this descent runners will make a left turn towards Deer Creek, and then back to the Lake Siskiyou trail before finally finishing at the Lake Siskiyou Marina (mile 17.9).


Crews may not assist runners on the 30k course. Pacers are not allowed on the 30k course.
Cutoff times are strictly enforced for the sake of the generous volunteers that make this event possible.



Total Mileage: 5.0 miles
Split Mileage: 5.0 miles
Cutoff Time: 10:30 AM
Drop Bags Allowed: No
Crew Access: No
Parking: None
Toilets: Yes
Captain: Carin & Jeff Bell, Sponsored by Siskiyou Runners
Total Mileage: Aid #2 = 11.6 miles
Split Mileage: Aid #2 = 6.6 miles
Cutoff Time: Aid #2 = 12:00 PM
Drop Bags Allowed: No
Crew Access: No
Parking: No
Toilets: Yes
Captain: Jenn Carr & Yvonne Malee, Sponsored by Shasta Mountain Guides