Kirkwood’s Ultras & Half Marathon

Tuesday, August 3, 2023 Kirkwood, CA

Kirkwood's Ultras & Half Marathon - Kirkwood CA

Note: The 2024 race has been canceled.

Prepare yourself for an extraordinary challenge that merges endurance and unparalleled natural beauty at a breathtaking elevation of 8,000 feet. Welcome to Troy’s Thunder Mountain Ultra, a race that promises to test your limits, exhilarate your spirit, and leave you in awe of the world’s splendor. This event is set in the same spectacular location as our previous races but offers an even greater challenge.

Troy’s Thunder Mountain Ultra isn’t your typical race; it’s a profound exploration of your inner strength and a grand celebration of the indomitable human spirit. Imagine yourself surrounded by awe-inspiring landscapes that have drawn runners from around the world. Towering mountains, serene alpine lakes, and lush valleys create the dramatic backdrop for your epic journey.

The centerpiece of this race is our meticulously crafted Thunder Mountain Loop, boasting elevations that can reach up to 5,000 feet. As you traverse this course, you’ll find yourself in the embrace of nature’s grandeur, a constant reminder that true beauty resides at the intersection of unwavering determination and the breathtaking world around us.

More than just a race, this is a collective celebration of human potential and a spiritual communion with nature. It stands as a testament to the extraordinary abilities that reside within each and every one of us. Are you ready to go beyond, to break free from the ordinary and embrace the extraordinary? Troy’s Thunder Mountain Ultra is your opportunity to redefine what you thought was possible and to step into a world where your limits are pushed and your spirit soars. The question remains – are you prepared to explore the undiscovered facets of your strength and embark on a journey that transcends the ordinary?

Race Weather & Climate

Kirkwood, California, is a picturesque mountain community located in Alpine County, about 150 miles east of Sacramento. Nestled in the Sierra Nevada mountains, Kirkwood is renowned for its winter sports and outdoor recreational opportunities, making it a popular destination for those seeking an alpine escape in the heart of California’s wilderness. Its remote location in the Sierra Nevada mountains offers a serene getaway for nature enthusiasts and winter sports enthusiasts.

On August 3rd in Kirkwood, CA, you can anticipate an average high temperature of around 75-80°F and an average low temperature of approximately 40-45°F. This date falls in mid-summer, featuring warm and pleasant weather during the day but cooler nights. Rainfall during this time is generally minimal, with averages around 0.1-0.3 inches.

Kirkwood’s Ultras & Half Marathon Race Results

Kirkwood’s Ultras & Half Marathon Course Map

See the race route map for the Kirkwood’s Ultras & Half Marathon course map here.

Starting Time

The half marathon start time is 7:00 AM.

The time limit for the half marathon is 4.5 hours.


To reserve your spot in the 2023 Kirkwood’s Ultras & Half Marathon, you can use the registration link here.

Race Fees

  • There is a $80.00 and up fee for the half marathon.
  • There is a $125.00 and up fee for the trail marathon.
  • There is a $50.00 and up fee for the 5k.
  • There is a $65.00 and up fee for the 10k.
  • There is a $70.00 and up fee for the 8 mile.
  • There is a $90.00 and up fee for the 25k.
  • There is a $100.00 and up fee for the 30k.
  • There is a $130.00 and up fee for the 50k.

Kirkwood’s Ultras & Half Marathon Race Website

Kirkwood’s Ultras & Half Marathon Website

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