Overall Rating
Overall Rating (4 Reviews)
4.8
(4 Ratings)(4 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
4.3
SCENERY
5
PRODUCTION
4.5
SWAG
4.8
All participants of the Tick Trailblaze 5K/10K/Half receive epic views, awesome trails, adventure, a shot at winning tons of prizes from our sponsors/vendors via our ‘trail treasure hunt’, fuel/water at all aid stations. Following the race all 5K/10K runners get TWO BEERS from Standard Deviant Brewing Company, Hint Water, Bare … MORE
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    jonoringading REPEAT RUNNER '18

    I really enjoy the Atmosphere at Sasquatch Races. The Tick Trailblaze raises money for Lyme disease research and had a great fun run for the kids. the 5k course is … MORE

    I really enjoy the Atmosphere at Sasquatch Races. The Tick Trailblaze raises money for Lyme disease research and had a great fun run for the kids. the 5k course is challenging but very runnable, with beautiful views and wooded scenery. the Medal was one of the best with a little tick which can travel back and forth across the medal, which is also a multi-tool. the shirt is a high quality tech type with the Tick also present. Really great snacks and beverages including Beer on Tap available for after the race. RxBars showed up with samples as well. I really recommend this race for pure running enjoyment.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    noneleft REPEAT RUNNER '17

    This is my favorite Sasquatch race. It is run through Huddart Park in Woodside. Most of this race is run through tree covered trails, but it does have some exposed … MORE

    This is my favorite Sasquatch race. It is run through Huddart Park in Woodside. Most of this race is run through tree covered trails, but it does have some exposed sections where you can feel the heat. Total elevation is around 2200 feet and 12.6 miles, so a little short of a true half marathon. The first and last miles are the most technical. The trail is single track with many roots and rocks. There is also PLENTY of poison oak. The rest is wide enough for two people to run/walk.
    The Bay Area Lyme Foundation is the race series sponsor Lyme disease is the fastest vector-borne illness in the US. The foundation handed out a cool tick removal tool.
    5k/10k runners received a tech shirt and a wood-allion. Half marathon runners received a Tick Trail Blaze medal that doubles as a bottle opener and a screw driver and a tech shirt. Sasquatch’s medals are always top-notch.
    Sasquatch also places woodallions on course as a treasure hunt. If you find one or more, you bring them to the finish and you will receive a small prize.
    Finish line food consists of samples from the sponsors, plus chips, popcorn, and fruit. There is also beer for runners 21 yrs and older. It would be nice if they had some soda for the younger people and the non-drinkers.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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    noneleft FIRST-TIMER '16

    First time running this half marathon and first time running with Sasquatch Racing. They are a small company, but the race was very well organized. There were less than 200 … MORE

    First time running this half marathon and first time running with Sasquatch Racing. They are a small company, but the race was very well organized. There were less than 200 people across the 5k, 10k, and half races combines. There were about 50 participants in the half marathon. The race takes place at Huddart Park in Woodside. It is very scenic and mostly tree-lined single track. They had three aid stations that were well stocked with water, sports drink, fruit, salty, and sweet goodies. The course was well marked with colored ribbons. It did get confusing once or twice for me because at times I was the only runner out there and had to pay attention to the ribbon colors. We were provided with a turn-by-turn direction cheat sheet/course map which worked great. The last four miles of the race, the only people that I saw were the gals at the aid station and hikers that were visiting the park. It was nice and strange at the same time. I still had the feeling in the back of my mind that I might get lost because there was no one around me. I finished about 35 of 50 in the half marathon.
    The course starts out downhill for about a mile and then proceeds to climb and climb for the next five(5) miles. I didn’t think it was ever going to end. Total elevation of the race is around 2,200 ft and total distance is 12.8 miles. Rolling hills for a mile or so and then back down. The trail was technical at times. I think the first and last miles was the toughest to run on with the rocks and tree roots. Once you got back to “civilization”, there were course monitors pointing you to the finish. Although, it was small race, there were a bunch of people cheering you on at the finish. It was great.
    Post race, they had a goodie bag with Hint water, Kettle chips, a couple of bars, and few other items. There were also fruit, chips, candy, popcorn, trail mix, and other goodies to eat. There were also a half dozen sponsors that had drinks and food to partake of.
    All in all, I was extremely happy with Sasquatch Racing. They did a great job with the race and I will run one again.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    brittanyjstroup FIRST-TIMER '16

    I hiked a good bit of this one because I don't train running uphill. It was a hot day but luckily it was mostly under trees. This race had a … MORE

    I hiked a good bit of this one because I don’t train running uphill. It was a hot day but luckily it was mostly under trees. This race had a lot more markings for the trail which helped a lot, there were lots of opportunities to take a wrong turn. It was good to have lots of reassurance we were on the right path.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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