We had a howl'in good time so we're back again
Feb 24-27, 2005
We had a great time in 2005. Maybe we will see you next year.
can now circle in
the week of Feb 22-27, 2005
(Presidents’ Holiday is Monday 2/21) as the chance to really
showcase your running talent. Format
remains the same – Scrub Run occupies the 1st two days, the
“formal” FourPlay begins on Thursday and continues through Sunday – but
don’t be surprised if we dink with a course or two to improve the views and/or
evoke expletives. And once again,
EweRit Entertainment UnLtd will host each evening’s agenda…
hinted at this year’s FourPlay, price of pain will increase a chunk, but
we’ll also have lower fares for those opting out of apparel items (some
veterans may not want more than one bowling shirt…). Rest assured, your C4P investment will be the best deal in the
also suspect the number of idiots willing to come to C4P might actually increase
this year, but we’ll also make sure the experience remains as personally and
privately abusive as the smaller venues afford. Depending
on the early entry enthusiasm, we may need to establish limits on the body
count, get committed early! You
just can’t spend 4-6 days with strangers and strange people without making a
new friend or twelve, and our intent is to create such an opportunity for you at
Coyote. So, Veterans, sucker a
buddy or two into coming (we likes our fresh blood, don’t we, Precious?), but
don’t give them any useful intelligence (isn’t that slightly oxymoronic –
after all, YOU came last year, and how intelligent a decision was THAT?!!?).
We will provide updates through email and this web site.
If this doesn't convince you to come check out last year's web site: http://gravityh.com/c4p2004entry.htm
H'ard Cohen RD
Chris Scott RD Emeritus
C4P 2005, Coyote FourPlay for those new to the event, will begin on Thursday, February 24 and continue through Sunday, February 27. We have selected some prime dirt for you and your buddies with runs of 7, 50, 40 and 32 miles, with options for fewer miles each day (or more miles if you get lost). Each day will be followed with dinner, you as the best entertainment in town, and prizes for those who distinguish themselves. Once again we will go bowling on Saturday night. Clothing for bowling night is mandatory and a bowling shirt is just the thing you need. Form your own four member teams early or give the RDs the pleasure of hooking you up with some new faces.
So, you are from out-of-town and you think you need more time on the Left Coast. Well, the Scrub Run is for you. The "Tour de Backbone" will take place over 2 days on the best trails in the Santa Monica Mountains. H'ard will be leading this 100K "warm-up" to C4P and running the Backbone Trail on February 22 and 23. The Backbone Trail continues to be improved with some new sections expected for 2005. This is a great chance to see the trail, run with your buddies and take in some ocean views with brews.
So mark your calendars, take the week off, practice your bowling, work on your talent (assuming you have some) and get ready for the Coyote Four Play experience.
Word Doc Entry Form
HTML Entry Form
C4P Survival Hints
Who's running this year?
C4P Belt Buckle (limited supply special order only, not included in price of the event)
Bowling Shirt Colors for 2005
Directions to Howard's place for Scrub Run Trail Briefing
C4P Courses (rough AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Ojai 50 Miler start finish line
Ojai 50 Miler Course Map with mileage
Look forward to seeing you in February!!!
Link to Previous C4P Races:
2000 - http://www.vhtrc.org/fourplay/2000/rpt.htm
2001 - http://www.vhtrc.org/fourplay/2001/rpt.htm
2002 - http://vhtrc.org/fourplay/2002/index.htm
2003 - http://vhtrc.org/fourplay/2003/index.htm
2004 - http://users.adelphia.net/~gravityh/c4p_tweezipzipvier.htm
2004 Pictures by Blake Wood
2004 Pictures by Glenn
2004 Pictures by aka
2004 pictures by DC
2004 story by Ultra-g
VHTRC C4P Web site
At the start of the Teaser run in 2004.... All smiles taking on the first of 4 days of running.. Join us this year and find out why they are smiling!
Support out sponsors................they are the best!
The final words from 2005:
Bring some of your old running shoes so we can pass them on to Devy Reinstein, founder of Andes Adventures. A number of C4Pers have been on Devy's Running Adventures and have some great stories to tell. He provides the locals in Peru and Patagonia with these shoes. Your support would be greatly appreciated. You can check his web site for Andes Adventures at: http://www.andesadventures.com/runadv.htm
Only 67 days left before the next Coyote Four Play event hits the trails in Southern California (65 days for the Scrub Runners). I was on the Backbone trail today and had the most incredible views of the ocean, islands and the mountains. I can only hope to have this kind of weather in February but as C4P veterans can attest, C4P miles are racked up snow, rain or shine.
The deadline for the normal entry fee is not until January 10, but look at it this way: You have a few more days before the holidays are in full swing. You're hangin' out with your family and buds thinking about how you are going to get those training runs in between all the end of year projects, parties, new lingerie, aunts, uncles, grandma wet kisses and grandpa flatulents. What better way to justify your 'dancing in the dirt'.... by telling them the C4P story.
not a race, its a running rendezvous.
It's not about running till you drop, it's about saving energy for the evening entertainment... and then dropping.
It's about hanging out with "Just a Bunch of Yahoos".
It's about running some serious miles (up to 200 in 6 days, how's that look in your log?) or not; and enjoying the scenic trails, good food, drink and great camaraderie.
By now you should be picking your long races for next season... what better way to start your training.
So give yourself the gift of C4P.
Happy New Year! Now that the holidays are coming to a close it's time for those not committed to C4P to take FourPlay seriously. I have many entries in hand and appreciate the fact we have some new blood coming to the event.I spent this last week running the trails in Ojai and Point Mugu State Park just to make sure they are still there and not washed away in the torrential rains. All trails are intact but some required knee deep stream fording and some tread work to keep them just right for your entertainment. Attached is a picture of the this week's seasonal waterfalls from Chris's aid station below Chamberlain Trail. So come on down to Southern California and run, walk, party, and laugh with/at your friends at C4P.Chris and I have secured some truly unique sponsors this year. You'll have to wait for the event goodie bag to find out, along with other priceless items that you can use during talent night after the 50 miler.The "deadline" for entries is Monday, January 10. That's a week away. Unlike other events, C4P will give you choices. Not only a choice for the miles you run but the colors of your Shirt, Jacket and Bowling shirt. This does require some extra lead time so on-time entries would be appreciated. If you are late in sending in your app I can't guarantee choice of color or gear. Entries after postmarks of January 10 will cost another $40 but the deadline for these entries is January 21.Here's the link for the web site where you will find the entry form and other information about the event.If you or your friends are interested in working at an aid station, let me know as I will be getting commitments from the volunteers in the next few weeks.If you have any questions about logistics, where to stay, check the web site first and then drop me an email.Happy Trails,H'ard
We are full and will not be accepting any other entries for the 2005 event. Check back with us next year if you missed this one.
Bring your old running shoes to the event. Devy Reinstein of Andes Adventures will be collecting shoes for South Americans as part of his adventure running business.
CURRENT LIST OF ENTRANTS as of 2/18/2005
|Who's runnin' it (*...and Scrubin' it)|
This has been the preferred place to stay due to its central to our running locations, nice rooms and is close to a place to get early morning breakfasts. Depending on the time of day city traffic and be challenging yet we have survived this location over the years
South Oxnard Boulevard, Oxnard, California, 93030
Phone: 805-483-9581 Toll Free Reservations: 800-469-6273
have reserved up to 20 rooms for our event.
You can call them direct at the 805 number above and tell them you are
part of the “Coyote Four Play Event”. All
rooms are set up for double occupancy (2 queen beds).
The rate is $89.99 and is good for February 24 - 27.
The Managers name is Glory if you have any problems.
Hampton Inn & Suites, located in Camarillo right off the 101 Freeway, is brand new and open for business. Just ask for the Coyote Four Play event. Rates may vary depending on availability but we have arranged for $99 rate. Include continental Breakfast, Jacuzzi, new facility. This location allows for easy access to Point Mugu State Park and the Freeway to Ojai without the "city" traffic in Oxnard.
50 West Daily Drive
Camarillo, CA 93010
805 389 9898 or 1 800 HAMPTON
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites is located off Freeway 101 the next exit past Hampton Inn. They have Jacuzzi, pool and recently refurbished. The BEST rate of all the hotels and Freeway accessible. They will have continental breakfast special for us once we get people signed up.
They can offer $82 + tax for a
single or double occupancy room.
Our rate does include, FREE Continental Breakfast, FREE High
Speed Internet, FREE Local phone calls.
If you are interested please call for reservations:
805-485-3999 Ext. 419 and ask for Mariella
Holiday Inn Express Hotel
4444 Central Avenue
Camarillo, CA 93010
BREAKING NEWS: The Park Service cancelled our reservation due to flooding. I will work with them in the coming week to find an alternative. Stay tuned.
This year we have reserved the La Jolla Valley Group Camp Site for 4 days beginning Thursday night through Sunday night. Check in and out is about 2PM. That means that if you want to stay there for FREE you can. They have showers, picnic tables and a canopy (not waterproof). This is the same place we finish the 40 miler and the 50K. There is space for you tent. No motor homes are allowed here. Be prepared for any kind of weather (except snow). If you need camping stuff I have lots of things I can lend out on a first come first serve basis. If you are interested in camping here, please contact me and I will give you the low down on how this works.
Thornhill Broome Beach (across the street from LaJolla Valley) or Sycamore Canyon (2 miles south on PCH) in Point Mugu State Park:
can make camping reservations here through ReserveAmerica.com.
Thornhill is right on the beach and has traffic noise from Pacific Coast
Highway. Sycamore Canyon is more
secluded, quieter and better sites with trees and pay-as-you-go showers.
C4P Survival Hints:
1. Clothes - yes you must wear clothes for this event and be prepared for anything. At the higher elevations we may have snow. Rain can occur any day so bring a wind / rain shell. Warm and dry clothes for the finish line too.
2. Poison Oak - Don't bring any we have plenty here. If are sensitive to this, try bringing Tecnu http://www.teclabsinc.com/pro_tecnu.html
3: Directions from Malibu to LAX airport (for your safe trip home)
These are the direction from Pacific Coast Highway (Malibu) to LAX airport. Add 20 minute to get from Point Mugu State Park to Malibu. Also add another 30 minutes to be safe. The 10 and 405 freeways can be a parking lot at times.
From: [32248-32308] Pacific Coast Hwy Malibu, CA 90265 US
To: 1 World Way Los Angeles, CA 90045-5803 US
1. Start out going South on PACIFIC COAST HWY/CA-1 toward BROAD BEACH RD. Continue to follow CA-1 S. (24.01 miles)
2. Stay straight to go onto I-10 E. (3.39 miles)
3. Merge onto I-405 S via exit number 3B toward LONG BEACH. (4.49 miles)
4. Take the H. HUGHES PKWY exit toward SEPULVEDA BLVD. (0.34 miles)
5. Turn RIGHT onto HOWARD HUGHES PKWY. (0.26 miles)
6. Turn LEFT onto S SEPULVEDA BLVD. (2.04 miles)
7. Turn RIGHT onto ramp. (0.10 miles)
8. Keep LEFT at the fork in the ramp. (0.05 miles)
9. Stay straight to go onto ARRIVALS/WORLD WAY N. (0.16 miles)
10. Turn LEFT onto TERMINAL 7/EAST WAY. (0.07 miles)
11. Turn LEFT onto CENTER WAY. (0.24 miles)
Total Estimated Time: 50 minutes
Total Distance: 35.15 miles
To view your driving directions, click on this link:
MapQuest: Where to go, how to get there!
4. Check for Ticks after your run. Ticks love me and they will love you too. Communal tick checking is a great way to get to know your fellow runners on an off the trail.
5. Map of the Santa Monica Mountains with the backbone trail clearly marked. This also shows access to Pacific Coast Highway and the 101 Ventura Freeway.
6. All newbies must buy a drink for their "newbie sponsors". All "newbie sponsors" (if on your application) see the RD for free round at the bar.
7. Bring extra trail markings for Sunday. If you don't know what I am referring to ask a C4P veteran. No used trail markings please.
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