Angeles Crest 100 Endurance Run

May 10 - 12, 2019 Training Weekend

AC100 is presenting the 2nd annual overnight training weekend from May 10 - 12, 2019 at a cost of $139. The camp will be held at Camp Angeles Crest, located steps from the AC100 course near Mt. Hilyer. The cost will include:

  • Three Runs, Two Nights Accommodations, hot showers, and 6 meals provided
  • Coincides with regularly scheduled training runs on May 11-12 from Islip to Shortcut and Shortcut to Chantry
  • Bonus Friday shakeout run from camp through Horse Flats
  • Saturday Night Veterans Panel with course beta, race book discussion, and veterans Q&A
  • Sunday BBQ provided at Chantry Flat finish
  • Ample time to focus on training and recovery, talk to race veterans, enjoy the wilderness, and connect with the course
  • Limited to first 50 runners to sign up
You do not have to be registered to run the 2019 AC100 in order to participate at this camp.

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We're excited to welcome you to the second annual AC100 Training Weekend!

We might encounter some rain and cold temperatures this weekend, but we'll have hot showers, good food, race prep advice (that you don't have to be running to hear), and down time to enjoy the glorious San Gabriel Mountains.

Some unique items this year:

  • The forecast calls for temperatures in the 40-50's and rain on Saturday. Bring a couple of jackets, tights, gloves, beanies. The cheapest and warmest solution is a trash bag and dish washing gloves if you are in a pinch.
  • Currently Highway 2 has a closure between Red Box and Upper Big Tujunga. GPS does not account for this. The detour to camp from La Canada is below and takes approximately 75 minutes from the 210:
    • Head East on Highway 2 for 9.3 miles, turn left on Angeles Forest Highway
    • Follow Angeles Forest Highway for 8.3 Miles and turn Right on Upper Big Tujunga Canyon
    • Follow Upper Big Tujunga Canyon for 9 miles and turn Left on Hwy 2
    • Follow Hwy 2 for 10 miles and turn Left on Santa Clara Divide Road
    • Follow Santa Clara Divide Road for 1.5 Miles and turn Right into Camp Angeles Crest

  • Hwy 2 is closed between Vincent Gap and Islip Saddle:
    • From the North/East/High Desert starting at the Junction of Sierra Highway and Angeles Forest Highway, the detour to camp takes about 60 minutes
    • Take N3 Angeles Forest Highway for 22 miles and turn Left onto Upper Big Tujunga Canyon
    • Follow Upper Big Tujunga Canyon for 9 miles and turn Left on Hwy 2
    • Follow Hwy 2 for 10 miles and turn Left on Santa Clara Divide Road
    • Follow Santa Clara Divide Road for 1.5 Miles and turn Right into Camp Angeles Crest

  • Lastly, the Sunday run finishes at Chantry. We will have a 15-passenger van to shuttle runners. If you want to have you car at the finish Sunday and avoid the 1h45m drive back after the run, please meet at Chantry on Friday afternoon at 3pm. REPLY TO THIS E-MAIL IF YOU WANT A SPOT! If you want to shuttle your car before the run on Sunday morning, we'll have to leave camp at 5:00 AM on Sunday (I expect this to be an unpopular option).

Below is a list of gear we recommend for maximum comfort this weekend:

  • Toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste)
  • Bath Towel
  • Bedding/blankets or sleeping bag (you'll be sleeping in bunkhouses with mattresses)
  • Pillow
  • Running food (each days' runs will have 1 water stop and 1 full aid station about half way through)
  • Snack and Recovery food
  • Warm clothes (Saturday evening we'll have a campfire for race prep)
  • Warm clothes/recovery shoes
  • 3 sets of running clothes for Friday, Saturday, Sunday runs. PLEASE NOTE: High country temperatures will be in the 40-50's and rain is forecast Saturday! Please bring a couple of jackets, beanies, tights, gloves!
  • Cash for camp store if you forget anything
  • Full tank of gas when heading into mountains, there is no gas between Wrightwood and La Canada.

Training Weekend Schedule of Events:


  • 2:30 PM Carpool meets at Chantry to drive runners that need to leave early Sunday (Contact Dominic if you want a spot)
  • 4-8 PM Check in at Camp Angeles Crest: 20075 Angeles Crest Hwy, Palmdale, CA 93550
  • 4:30 PM Shakeout 5 mile lolly-pop loop run from camp: road to Mt. Hilyer, descent off Mt. Hilyer, return through Bandito Campground to Camp Angeles Crest
  • 5:30 PM Dinner provided by Camp Angeles Crest
  • 6:00 PM Welcome to Camp
  • 6:00-6:45 PM Camp Store Open for incidentals


  • 6:30 AM Breakfast Provided by Camp Angeles Crest
  • 7:00 AM Leave for Shortcut to coordinate shuttles to Islip Saddle
  • 7:30 AM Carpool from Shortcut to Islip
  • 8:15 AM Long Point to Point Run 25.4 Miles (cutoff is 8h5m): Islip (25.9) to Shortcut (51.3)
    • +Water/Snacks Available at mile 11.9 at 3 Points
    • +Water available at mile 18.9 at Chilao
    • +Water/Snack at the end
  • Carpool back to camp as runners finish
  • Lunch provided by camp from 2-4 PM
  • Open activities at camp
  • 5:30 PM Dinner Provided by Camp Angeles Crest
  • 6:00-6:45 PM Camp Store Open for incidentals
  • 7 PM Race Planning for AC100 Seminar presentation and Bonfire - Amphitheater


  • 7:00 AM Breakfast Provided by Camp Angeles Crest
  • 8:00 AM Check out of Camp and Leave for Shortcut Saddle to Start Run
  • 8:30 AM Long Point to Point Run 24.1 Miles (cutoff is 8h15m) Shortcut (51.3) to Chantry (75.4)
    • +Water Available at Mile 3 at Westfork
    • +Water/Snacks at mile 9 at Redbox
    • +Water Available at Mile 17 at Westfork
  • +BBQ at finish with Meat/Vegan options
  • Shuttle runners back to cars at Shortcut
  • End of Camp

Some impressions of last year's training weekend.

Hal Winton

AC100 co-RD of 29 years, Hal Winton, passed away May 24, 2017 at the Torrance Memorial Medical Center. His family was at his side. He'll be deeply missed.

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