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The Woodside Crossover takes place amidst the forested slopes and steep, cool canyons of Huddart Park and Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve – a trail running paradise within the heart of the San Francisco Peninsula. Along the many small streams and gullies, runners will enjoy the beautiful trails under … MORE
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    andreak REPEAT RUNNER '18

    I ran this race last year and I really loved it so I decided to do it again. It also helped one of my friends registered me for as an … MORE

    I ran this race last year and I really loved it so I decided to do it again. It also helped one of my friends registered me for as an early birthday present so I didn’t have a choice!

    The race starts at Huddart Park which is a beautiful place, but then goes into Purisima, which is just so incredible. There is a big creek that flows down the middle, lots of waterfalls (especially after a good rain), and it’s so lush and green. Plus, banana slugs are everywhere! You can also see Half Moon Bay and the beach when you’re higher up.

    It had rained the day before and overnight, but finished a little while before the race began. Thanks to the weather, it was a very wet course. We ran through small streams, huge puddles, so much mud and had to climb over lots of trees. That all just made it so much more fun! And I saw hundreds of banana slugs, no joke. Those things are so cool.

    This race isn’t the easiest and it has some pretty decent hills. It’s also kind of a different course with how it is set up. The runners hit the same aid station three times which is kind of nice, but also tough because you’re so close, yet so far from the finish! The beginning of the race was a long stretch to that aid station, then a big loop through Purisima, an out and back section, and then back to the finish, but on a different way from the beginning. It definitely does not lack scenery!

    Inside Trail always does a great job with their races and race swag. Every runner gets a medal and a shirt, but the 50k runners also get a pint glass! And they have a table of food at the end. I ate probably 3 entire quesadillas while waiting for my last friend to come in.

    This is definitely a race I would do a third time!

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    M_Sohaskey Apr 17, 2018 at 1:08pm

    Ha ha, gotta say, you've got a nose for the best trail races! I've never run in Huddart Park or Purisima but I loved seeing all the banana slugs in… MORE

    Ha ha, gotta say, you've got a nose for the best trail races! I've never run in Huddart Park or Purisima but I loved seeing all the banana slugs in Big Basin several years ago. They're so photogenic! And with all the water I can imagine they were out in force — nice job not stepping on any. :) Yet another trail race to add to my ever-growing list... congrats on another 50K finish Andrea, and thanks for another awesome review! LESS

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    andreak Apr 17, 2018 at 1:21pm

    Thanks Mike!! You two should definitely come up for it next year!

    Thanks Mike!! You two should definitely come up for it next year!

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    andreak Apr 17, 2018 at 6:38pm

    Last year they were a week apart! You might not have an excuse for 2019! Lol

    Last year they were a week apart! You might not have an excuse for 2019! Lol

    M_Sohaskey Apr 17, 2018 at 6:05pm

    I'd love to! Though I told @mikebeckwith I'd run AR50 with him soon, so maybe we could all meet in El Dorado Hills? :)

    I'd love to! Though I told @mikebeckwith I'd run AR50 with him soon, so maybe we could all meet in El Dorado Hills? :)

     
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