The 8 and 3/4 mile race starts at noon this Saturday 2-7-09. The run is sponsored by the Trinidad Chamber of Commerce. Participants can register at the Trinidad Town Hall Thursday Feb. 5th., between 5 and 7pm. The cost is $22.00 unless you wait till the day of the race when it goes up to $28.00. The entry fee includes a T-shirt and chili feed at the Trinidad School after the run.
Be on the lookout for the blue Chevy TrailBlazer Bicoastal Media vehicle with espn, kred, and kkhb plastered all over it. You might get a free station t-shirt. The vehicle doesn't currently have the KGOE logo on it, but they tell me that it is going to be added soon.
The race takes runners through Little River, literally right through the water and then up onto Clam Beach.
Bring dry socks for afterward.
Just up the beach from the end of the race is an eradication effort. ( see picture)
A joint effort between the County of Humboldt and the California Department of Parks and Recreation, seeks to eradicate European beach grass. The non native species has been crowding out native dune grasses to the detriment of the Western Snowy Plover, a bird that nests on the dunes.