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58th Annual
Trinidad to Clam Beach Run 
Honoring Ford Hess


Saturday, Febuary 3rd,2024


For the 2024 year, there will be only ONE race: the 5 3/4 mile. Thank you for participating, we look forward to seeing you!

Walk, Run and SPLASH!

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WHEN: Saturday, Febuary 3rd, 2024

RACE: 5 3/4 mile (single race only this year)

START TIME: 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: Saunder's Park, Trinidad 

COST: $60

Race results will be posted after the last participant has crossed the finish line! Thank you for your patience. 

































Timing and Scoring

Timing for this race will be done using the MYLAPS “Chip on the Bib”.


Please note the following to ensure you are using this Timing Chip properly:

  • You must wear your bib. It must be worn on the front of your shirt. NOTE! It is preferable that you wear the bib so that the number is visible from the front so that you can be identified by the race officials.

  • DO NOT crumple or fold the bib as this will break the transponder antenna.

  • DO NOT place the bib between your body and your child’s (i.e. this is what happens when you carry your child when finishing the race). This action will prevent the transponder from sending its signal.

  • DO NOT remove your shirt and carry it folded up in your hand. This action may prevent the transponder from sending its signal if the bib itself is folded or inside your moist shirt.

  • The Timing Chip is disposable so there is no need to return it after the race. If you wish to RECYCLE the TIMING CHIP please leave it affixed to the bib and turn in the entire bib at the finish line.


Awards and Results

Results will be announced at Clam Beach and will be available online here and the EnMotive Hub.  Awards can be obtained by emailing

Use the QR code on your bib to take you directly to the results website. 


NOTE: T-shirts will not be mailed.

Shoes and Clothing

Shoes can be left at the South bank of the Little River and will be carried to the Finish Line for pick-up. The event is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Bags are available at the Starting line water stations for warm-ups. Write your name and phone number on the bag and leave it at the start line. Bags will be taken to the finish.



Parking is available in Trinidad along the streets.  There will be over flow parking in the grassy lot behind Murphy's Market.  Parking is limited at Clam Beach State Park South Lot. Please encourage loved ones who will be joining on the beach to car pool. 



 Buses will transport runners from Clam Beach back to Trinidad Town Hall after the first person has crossed the finish line. There will be no shuttles from the beach to town hall before the race starts. 



 Children under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult while running in the race.

Due to insurance limitations, no baby strollers, dogs, bicycles, or headsets are permitted in any of the races.

If the race is cancelled due to circumstances beyond control of the Greater Trinidad Chamber of Commerce, entry fees will not be refunded; however, all entrants will receive a T-shirt.

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River Crossing

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Beach Finish

The course starts in the quaint town of Trinidad and continues along paved level road and over undulating hills covered in redwoods and ferns, overlooking the gorgeous cliffs over the ocean. before crossing over the Little River and ending on Clam Beach State Park.

The Little River crossing is done at low tide to minimize the water depth.  Depending on the amount of recent rainfall, the water depth can vary. A rope is in place to assist runners as well as Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers stationed near by for assistance. 

Once the river has been crossed, a 2 mile length across hard packed sand remains before crossing the finish line. We will celebrate your victory with a roaring bon fire, bowl of hot chili and music by the HSU Marching Lumberjacks!

The Course

The weather this time of year can be cool and wet. Heavy rain is a possibility.

No changing spaces provided. Portable bathroom facilities are available at the start and finish.


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