Rancho Hills Trail Run

Saturday, July 6, 2024 Morgan Hill, CA

Rancho Hills Trail Run in Morgan Hill, CA

Get ready for an adventure that will take you deep into the picturesque foothills of the South Bay Area. The Rancho Cañada del Oro Open Space Preserve is the stage for this extraordinary event, and it’s not for the faint of heart. If you’re in search of an easy, flat race, this might not be for you. This race boasts some of the most challenging hills you’ll encounter, promising to test your mettle and reward you with stunning Bay Area panoramas.

As you set out on this trail running journey, you’ll quickly discover why this race is known for its hills. The Rancho Cañada del Oro Preserve offers a diverse landscape, with an abundance of single-track trails that weave through the terrain. You’ll also traverse some highly enjoyable fire roads, offering a welcome change of pace.

What truly sets this race apart are the views. You’ll be treated to awe-inspiring vistas along the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The open space preserve is a treasure trove of natural beauty, featuring beautiful foothills that stretch as far as the eye can see. The course takes you alongside winding creeks, shaded by magnificent old oak trees that offer a pleasant respite from the mostly exposed trail.

This year, the event organizers are prepared to offer a trail running experience that’s both challenging and rewarding. As you navigate the course, you’ll find yourself immersed in a landscape that feels like a world away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. It’s an opportunity to connect with nature, test your endurance, and experience the thrill of trail running in its purest form.

In the heart of this rugged and undulating terrain, you’ll discover the unique charm of the Rancho Cañada del Oro Preserve. The course is carefully designed to highlight the preserve’s most breathtaking features, ensuring that every step you take is surrounded by natural wonder.

So, come prepared for an unforgettable adventure. While the hills may be steep and the trails challenging, the reward is immense. The opportunity to explore the beauty of the South Bay Area’s foothills and be a part of this exclusive trail running community is one that’s not to be missed. Join us for this remarkable journey into the heart of the Rancho Cañada del Oro Open Space Preserve, and experience the thrill of trail running like never before.

Race Weather & Climate

Situated in Santa Clara County, Morgan Hill, California, lies about 20 miles south of San Jose, offering a tranquil suburban atmosphere with easy access to the nearby city.

On July 6th in Morgan Hill, CA, you can anticipate an average high temperature of around 85-90°F and an average low temperature of approximately 55-60°F. This date falls in mid-summer, with warm and pleasant weather, and minimal rainfall.

Rancho Hills Trail Run Race Results

Rancho Hills Trail Run Course Map

See the race route map for the Rancho Hills Trail Run course map here.

Starting Time

The half marathon start time is 8:00 AM.

The time limit for the half marathon is 4 hours.


To reserve your spot in the 2024 Rancho Hills Trail Run, you can use the registration link here.

Race Fees

  • There is a $85.00 and up fee for the half marathon.
  • There is a $55.00 and up fee for the 5K.
  • There is a $60.00 and up fee for the 10K.
  • There is a $65.00 and up fee for the 8 mile.
  • There is a $70.00 and up fee for the 10 mile.
  • There is a $95.00 and up fee for the 30K.
  • There is a $105.00 and up fee for the trail marathon.
  • There is a $115.00 and up fee for the 50K.

Rancho Hills Trail Run Race Website

Rancho Hills Trail Run Website

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