Experience the beauty and tranquility of a Trail Less Traveled. Hidden in the foothills around Lake Oroville, the Kelly Ridge and Dan Beebe trails offer miles of twisting terrain to challenge runners of all levels and test seasoned trails fans. This 5K and Quarter Marathon always takes place the first Sunday in April (unless it falls on Easter Sunday).
Sunday, April 3, 2016
~14-Mile start: 7:30 am
1/4 Marathon start: 9:00 am
5K start: 9:10 am
New this year!
Custom Finisher’s Medals for 5K & 1/4 Marathon
5K & 1/4 Marathon runners can now purchase their very own race bling! Custom medals are available for purchase for $7 in the store on the registration page. Medals will be available for all races in the UTSE Trail Series. Complete all 5 and receive a special award (I wonder if it might have something to do with all of those medals?)
The Trail Less Traveled is proud to donate a portion of the proceeds to the Hope Center of Oroville. THE HOPE CENTER is a Non-Profit Outreach that ministers to Butte County and the surrounding communities. They offer emergency food, clothing assistance, counseling and education programs to families who are battling many kinds of poverty. The Hope Center’s goal is to help people get past the obstacles in their lives so they can build a better future and legacy for their families. For more information please visit http://orovillehopecenter.org/.
Here are maps to give you an idea of these fantastic trails! But you won’t know just how great they are unless you run them!
Be sure to check the tabs below for all your race related questions.
Registration is only available online! A small convenience fee applies. Online registration closes April 1, 2016 at 6:00 am.
Super Early Registration (received by 12/31/15)
|5K & Quarter Marathon||Kids 14 & Under||$15.00|
|5K & Quarter Marathon||Adult||$25.00|
Early Registration (received 1/1 thru 3/25)
|5K & Quarter Marathon||Kids 14 & Under||$20.00|
|5K & Quarter Marathon||Adult||$30.00|
Late Registration (received 3/26 thru Race Day)
|5K & Quarter Marathon||Kids 14 & Under||$25.00|
|5K & Quarter Marathon||Adult||$35.00|
*Race-day registration will be available from 6:45-8:30 AM at the race site. Please be in line at least 30 minutes before the start of your race ensure an official time.
Gender specific, short-sleeved technical running shirts are guaranteed in the requested size for each registration received by March 25. Women’s cut tech shirts tend to run a bit small. Please order accordingly. And, if you don’t feel like you need another shirt, you can skip it and save $7
**Shirts of requested size are guaranteed to all participants registered by 3/25
***Shirts will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to participants registered after 3/26
****Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Event is Rain or Shine.
Pre-Race Packet Pickup
We will be hosting packet pickup on Saturday, April 2 from 10 am to 2:00 p.m. at Fleet Feet Chico, 241 Main St, Downtown Chico. If you are unable to make it on Saturday you can pick up your bib and packet on Sunday morning between 6:45 and 8:45 am at the race site. Registration will be available at this time.
Race Packet Pickup & Registration
Race-day packet pickup and registration will be open at 6:45 AM and will close promptly at 8:45 AM.
~14-Mile starts at 7:30 am
1/4 Marathon starts at 9:00 am
5K starts at 9:10
At the Saddle Dam Day Use Area on Kelly Ridge Road in Oroville
Under the Sun Events will be providing chip timing! There will be a small white foam strip on the back of your race bib. Please do not remove it, fold it or squish it; below it is the actual timing chip. Please wear your bib on the front of your shirt at waist height and be sure it is visible as you cross the start and finish lines. Most importantly, don’t forget your bib! No bib, no time!
Both the 5K and 1/4 Marathon will begin near the parking lot at Saddle Dam Day Use Area on Kelly Ridge Road. The 1/4 Marathon will start out on the Bidwell Canyon Trail (the lower trail) and proceed into the Bidwell Canyon Recreation Area where it will connect with the Dan Beebee Trail for a single three-mile loop. Runners will then return on the Bidwell Canyon Trail to Saddle Dam Day Use Area. The 5K course will begin on the upper, Dan Beebee Trail, and follow it into Bidwell Canyon to the water station where they will make a sharp right hand turn and race to the finish line on the Bidwell Canyon Trail.
The ~14-Mile course will utilize the 1/4 Marathon Course as well as travel through the Loafer Creek area of the Lake Oroville State Recreation Area. 14-milers will head across Saddle Dam into Loafer Creek in a counter clock-wise pattern. Heading up Loafer Creek Loop and continuing on the Roy Rogers Trail until it again meets the Loafer Creek Loop. When Loafer Creek Loops returns to the dam runners will again cross the dam and finish at the finish line at Saddle Dam Day Use Area.
The 5K Awards Ceremony will be held near the finish line at approximately 10:00 AM. The 1/4 Marathon Awards Ceremony will be held near the finish line at approximately 10:30 AM. Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in 10-year age groups. Overall male and female awards will be given in each distance.
All 14-Mile runners will receive a custom finishers medal. Awards will be given three deep in 10-year age groups as well as the overall male and female.
April 3, 2016 – 9th Annual Trail Less Traveled Trail Runs – Lake Oroville, CA
April 12, 2015 – Trail Less Traveled Trail Runs
- Searchable Results
- 5K Overall
- 5K Age Group
- 1/4 Marathon Overall
- 1/4 Marathon Age Group
- 14-Mile Overall
- 14-Mile Age Group
April 6, 2014 – 7th Annual Trail Less Traveled 5K, 1/4 Marathon & ~14-mile
April 7, 2013 – Trail Less Traveled 5K & 1/4 Marathon – Saddle Dam Day Use Area – Lake Oroville, CA
April 1, 2012 – 5th Annual Trail Less Traveled 5K & 1/4 Marathon
April 3, 2011: Trail Less Traveled 5K & 1/4 Marathon
April 4, 2010: 3rd Annual Trail Less Traveled