As we bear down making final preparations for the event, here is some important runner information and reminders to help make your experience as positive and stress-free as possible. A prepared runner is a good runner!

We also wanted to acknowledge and say THANKS to all of our event supporters and volunteers. It truly takes an army and we could NOT pull off this event without them:

East Bay Regional Parks District
Capital Road Race Management
GU Energy Labs
USA Track & Field
Pyramid Breweries
Bob’s Bistro

If there is any information missing that you need, please feel free to contact us at info@moongateracing.com.

See you Sunday morning!


Team Moongate Racing
Jeff, Eric, Lance, and David



Redwood Regional Park
7867 Redwood Road
Canyon Meadow Staging Area
6:45 AM – 7:45 AM

Special Note: For those who know others registering late, we have only 20 spots remaining, available on a first come, first served basis. Late registration fees are $63 for the 10-Mile, and $75 for the 20-Mile. Cash or check only please. Checks should be made payable to “Moongate Racing”.



Please help us and yourself and arrive early. The earlier you arrive, the more time you will have for pre-race preparations including runner check-in, warm up, and restrooms. We also encourage carpooling for the environment and to minimize congestion.From the park entrance off Redwood Road, you will be guided by our volunteer parking crew. Please be kind to them and follow all instructions given to you.

Click here to view the basic parking map

Event parking is $5/vehicle and will be collected upon entrance to the park. In exchange, you will be provided with a parking pass that must be displayed on your dashboard. Some free parking is available outside of the park entrance along Redwood Road but space is limited.



Accurate runner times are one of our top priorities. Redwood Anvil is using the ChronoTrack B-tag timing system provided by Capital Road Race Management.

  • Your timing chip is on your bib. Please do NOT fold or it will not read.
  • 10-Mile Start – 8:00 AM
  • 20-Mile Start – 8:15 AM



Click here to view the course map

  • Course will be marked with ORANGE ribbon
  • Please pay attention to all ribbons and flour markings
  • Please remove all headphones at aid stations and road crossings. This is for your personal safety and the overall safety of the event.



There will be two aid stations on the course, one at Moon Gate (miles 5 & 15), and the other at the Start/Finish area just past the arch (mile 10). Both aid stations will be fully stocked with water, GU Roctane Energy Drink, soda, S Caps, and a complete line of run foods including Clif Mini Bars, Clif Shot Bloks, GU Roctane Gel. We encourage all runners to stay well hydrated and carry fluid between aid stations.



Unique trophies will be awarded to the Top 3 Overall Male and Female finishers in each race. Hammer it and one of them could be yours!!


Male – 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Female – 1st, 2nd, 3rd


Male – 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Female – 1st, 2nd, 3rd



Moongate Racing’s partnership with the East Bay Regional Parks District (EBRPD) is extremely important and vital to the success of our event. We are all privileged to have the opportunity to run on these beautiful park trails.

Please follow all course markings and signage, and stay within the designated areas on the course. Additionally, be mindful that we are sharing the trails with other park patrons. There will be monitors on course and failure to comply with our rules and trail etiquette risks disqualification from the race.

Click here to view our Rules/Trail Etiquette

Please respect the trails and do NOT litter. Pack it in and pack it out. If you are caught littering on the trail, you will be disqualified from the race.



After you cross the finish line… relax, replenish, and recover in our post race festival area. Bob’s Bistro will be serving up complimentary brunch including eggs, sausage, potatoes, pancakes, and breakfast sandwiches. And don’t forget to rehydrate!

For those who are qualified, we have some cool beverages from our friends at Pyramid Breweries.

Have your post-race portrait taken in our “I Hammered It!” photo booth. After hammering the anvil you know you will look awesome!

Let’s all celebrate!



Lastly, for runners looking for more great trail racing, check out these event coupons generously provided by NorcalUltras exclusively for Redwood Anvil participants. All are awesome events and we can give you the inside scoop if you ask.