February 22-25, 2007
This is the last one
Once again C4P returns to the mountains of Southern California. If you are up for a full week of running reserve of Feb 20-25, 2007 (Presidents’ Holiday is Monday 2/19). Format remains the same – Scrub Run occupies the 1st two days, the “formal” FourPlay begins on Thursday 2/22 and continues through Sunday 2/25. While we think of ways to dink with the final year’s courses in both locations (think: oh, boy!! Boner miles!!), you can still count on some great views and challenging terrain... and fully stocked (meow…) aid stations. Holding off our assessment on the impact of the Day fire in the Los Padres Mountains until the Forest Service folks aren’t so stressed from the fire itself. More on that when we get solid information from the FS people.
This is an invitational event this year with a few newbies peppered in just for the fun of it. This is designed for maximum involvement so if you will only anticipate running one or two days, we reserve the right to include those who have signed up who wants to play all four days.
We will provide updates through email and this web site.
Cohen RD Chris Scott
H'ard Cohen RD
Chris Scott RD Emeritus
C4P 2007, will begin on Thursday, February 22 and continue through Sunday, February 25.
. Y’all (should) know the drill by now – send H’ard 3 months’ worth of your salary, you come visit our trails to run, we maybe tell you where dinner is, you find dinner and entertain us and yourselves, and repeat that for four days. We give you some sense that you control your destiny by letting you suggest who you want on your bowling team. Pretty sweet deal, eh? eh? eh?
Wanna do the "Tour de Backbone" Scrub Run? (took some out) H'ard will be leading this 100K "warm-up" to C4P and running the Backbone Trail on February 20 and 21. The Backbone Trail continues to be improved with some new sections expected for 2007. Some of the best trails in the Santa Monica Mountains. This is a great chance to see the trail, run with your buddies and take in some ocean views with brews. Auditor’s Note: since this IS the final C4P, we anticipate more than our usual dozen or so clamoring to do the whole Scrub Run shebang (what’s a hebang look like?), but that will only work if we have enough people also willing to help with body schlepping from Finish to Start and/or helping to crew. Anticipate some contribution to that discussion, should you fall off your rocker and contemplate the Scrub…
So mark your calendars, take the week off, practice your bowling, work on your talent (ah, the deception of self-perception) and prepare for the final version of this Coyote FourPlay experience.
HTML Entry Form
C4P Survival Hints
Who's running this year?
Directions to Howard's place for Scrub Run Trail Briefing
C4P Courses (rough AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Look forward to seeing you in February!!!
Link to last year's pictures:
VHTRC C4P Web site
At the start of the 50K run in 2005.... Only 90 miles on most of those legs from the prior 2 days of running.... And they are still smiling!
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Lodging - UPDATED 12/26/2005
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
1156 South Oxnard Boulevard, Oxnard, California, 93030
Phone: 805-483-9581 Toll Free Reservations: 800-469-6273
I 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 20 - 27.
The Managers name is Becky 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 arranged for $109 rate or $129 for a Suite (2 beds and a convertible sofa). Includes 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. The rates are good for February 20 - 27.
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 $85 + tax for a double occupancy room is good for February 20 - 27. C4P is the event code.
Includes: Complimentary deluxe continental breakfast (Mon. - Sat. 6:30a – 9:30a and Sun. 7a –10a) for guests of the hotel, Heated Pool and Spa, Complimentary business center, fresh baked cookies at check-in, free parking, guest laundry facilities, 2 family restaurant adjacent to hotel.
Room Features: Refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, hairdryer, 25” cable TV, work desk with data-port and voicemail, alarm clock/radio, iron and ironing
If problems ask for Amy Clark.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
4444 Central Avenue
Camarillo, CA 93010
CAMPING UPDATED 12/26/05
This year we have reserved 2 campsites at Sycamore Canyon for 3 days beginning Thursday night through Saturday 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. This campground is about 2 miles south of LaJolla Canyon which is where we finish the 40 miler (Saturday) and the 50K (Sunday). No motor homes are allowed here and limited to 3 cars and 8 people. There is a night time closure in effect, the gates are closed at 10:00 PM.
No late night arrivals are permitted. If we need more we will reserve an additional spot. 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.
Camping on your dime
Thornhill Broome Beach (across the street from LaJolla Canyon/Valley) in Point Mugu State Park:
You 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, cheaper 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
3a. DON'T GET LOST and MISS THE TEASER RUN
Directions from LAX to La Jolla Canyon on Pacific Coast Highway
|1:||Start out going EAST on WORLD WAY / CENTER WAY.||<0.1 miles|
|2:||Turn LEFT to take the CA-1 N / SEPULVEDA BLVD NORTH ramp.||0.2 miles|
|3:||Merge onto S SEPULVEDA BLVD.||2.0 miles|
|4:||Turn SLIGHT RIGHT.||0.1 miles|
|5:||Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto HOWARD HUGHES PKWY.||0.3 miles|
|6:||HOWARD HUGHES PKWY becomes ramp.||0.3 miles|
|7:||Merge onto I-405 N.||4.0 miles|
|8:||Merge onto I-10 W toward SANTA MONICA.||4.1 miles|
|9:||I-10 W becomes CA-1 N.||34.0 miles|
|10:|| Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265, Look for signs that say La Jolla Canyon,
|Total Est. Time: 59 minutes Total Est. Distance: 45.34 miles|
3b: 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. (34.01 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: 59 minutes
Total Distance: 45.15 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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