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Shadow of the Giants 50K

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Fish Camp, California
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Scenic historic trails through the Sierra National Forest. The run takes you past 3000 year old Giant Sequoias in the famous Nelder Grove. The Fun Run loop is actually 11K, but who's counting? Elevation is 5,000 - 6,500 ft. Time limit 8 hours. Pets are not allowed on the trail, so please leave your doggies at home!

Event Start Location
Green Meadows Outdoor School, Fish Camp, California. 2 miles outside Yosemite National Park on Hwy 41. Only one hour drive north of Fresno International Airport.

Start Time:
7am for 50K,
7:15 am for 20K Fun Run
8-hour limit for 50K

Course Description
31plus miles of old forest roads and single-track trails. Passing though 3,200 year-old Giant Sequoia Trees in famous Nelder Grove, bring your camera. Elevation gain 5,932'.

Aid stations every 4 to 7 miles. Please carry water at all times.

Awards
Overall winners; men/women and age groups. Big Baz's “Magic” Raffle will follow the awards, bring your chairs and enjoy the gayety. Soup & salad for all finishers in dining hall.


Weather
ways magic, ask anyone! Temperatures 50 to 75 degrees. Come prepared.
 
 

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Results
Year: 2007     Participation

Men 

60 men competed in the 2007 Shadow of the Giants 50K 60 (75.0%)
    Total finishers: 80

Women 

20 women competed in the 2007 Shadow of the Giants 50K 20 (25.0%)
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Oswaldo Lopez   50 K Men 4:32:58 8:48  6.81 mph 
 Michelle Barton   50 K Women 5:22:57 10:25  5.76 mph 
 Rob McNair   50 K Masters Men 4:33:00 8:48  6.81 mph 
 Diane Lundy   50 K  Masters Women  5:55:09 11:27  5.24 mph 
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Results
Year: 2005     Participation

Men 

58 men competed in the 2005 Shadow of the Giants 50K 58 (65.9%)
    Total finishers: 88

Women 

30 women competed in the 2005 Shadow of the Giants 50K 30 (34.1%)
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Oswaldo Lopez   50 K Men 4:01:01 7:46  7.72 mph 
 Kelly Cronin   50 K Women 4:40:30 9:03  6.63 mph 
 Butch Wilson   50 K Masters Men 4:01:14 7:47  7.71 mph 
 Lisa Henson   50 K  Masters Women  5:45:13 11:08  5.39 mph 
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Results
Year: 2004     Participation

Men 

83 men competed in the 2004 Shadow of the Giants 50K 83 (73.5%)
    Total finishers: 113

Women 

30 women competed in the 2004 Shadow of the Giants 50K 30 (26.5%)
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Tim Monaco    50 K Men 4:18:43 8:21  7.19 mph 
 Beverley Abbs    50 K Women 4:32:01 8:46  6.84 mph 
 Tom Cheese    50 K Masters Men 4:30:24 8:43  6.88 mph 
 Beverley Abbs    50 K  Masters Women  4:32:01 8:46  6.84 mph 
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