March / April, 2019

Backbone Trail Ultra Fans

Announcing our new Co-RD Team!

Mike Epler & Luis Escobar, Co-RDs


Luis and I have worked together supporting the Ultra community for years, me working Aid Stations at his All We Do Is Run events, Luis in charge of the Backbone Ultra Finish Line food.  Luis has also supported many Coyote Two Moon events and more, so he has been part of the Coyote Cohorts family for years…just a relocated cowboy cousin coyote!  So in the coming months Luis and I will split out the duties and begin our detailed work with the park service organizations.  Event founder Howard Cohen will be back in 2019 at the starting line along with Danielson Ranch Aid Station Captain Mauricio Puerto, so we will be looking for an experienced Aid Station Captain who is willing to spend days camping in Sycamore Canyon!

Coyote Cohorts, the loose brains and competent muscle behind Coyote Two Moon, Coyote FourPlay, and Cajun Coyote, proudly present Game 4 of the Coyote Backbone Trail Ultra in Spring 2019, a point-to-point  traverse of  Southern California’s Santa Monica Mountains from  Will Rogers State Park to the Ray Miller Trail. Be among the lucky few to rock the ridgeline for 68 miles of superb single track, knee-knackering climbs and descents, and above all the true camaraderie of fellow happy wanderers.  The 68 miles can be run as a Fun Run or a Competitive Run. Choose your option but understand that once you have committed, you can’t change. We will work to keep the 100 milerr, we have some great climbs and serene valleys for your enjoyment.  For the 100 miler we require completion of one of these 100 mile qualifiers.

The fun is served up with the legendary, uniquely goofy Coyote hospitality: equitably distributed abuse, randomly distributed swag, normal and paranormal aid station fare, slightly touched but highly eager volunteers, and spiffy trail running apparel from sponsor Patagonia.

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Important note: Do not let our tone of slight frivolity fool you – this is not an Coyote Farm Animalsevent for beginning trail runners. Please visit our registration page for details on who can play.  For the 100 miler we require completion of one of these 100 mile qualifiers.

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