Pacific Coast Trail Runs encourages runners to contribute apparel and shoes to “Runner Helping Runner” donation drive

The next PCTR event takes place in Saratoga on November 4 and is part of the Bay Area Ridge Trail Series. Choose 30K, Half Marathon, or 10K.

Los Gatos, CAPacific Coast Trail Runs (PCTR) has announced that all race distances for the popular October 21, 2017, Eldrith Gosney’s Pure Ultra, have been postponed until January due to the Northern California wildfires.

“One of the toughest decisions for any race director is to postpone an event,” said Greg Lanctot owner of PCTR.  “We believe it is important to provide our participants enough advanced notice while keeping in mind the need for First Responders to be able to focus on those areas affected by the wildfires rather than our event. All Eldrith Gosney’s Pure Ultra entrants have been contacted by email notifying them of the planned event change.”

PCTR and M.H. Bread & Butter are encouraging trail runners to donate new or barely used running shoes and clothing on Saturday, October 21 to “Runner Helping Runner” at San Francisco Running Company, 247 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley, CA 94941 between 7:30 am and 10:00 am for trail runners who have lost everything in the Northern California wildfires.  Shoe and clothing donations can also be mailed to the same address or email Devon Yanko at for other ways to help.

“The Eldrith Gosney’s Pure Ultra is one of our signature events honoring a legend in Bay Area trail running,” Lanctot added.  “We understand our runners have been training hard, looking forward to spending time with friends, and celebrating Eldrith’s running history.  Eldrith believes in community and this is a way we can give when our community needs it most.”

The Eldrith Gosney’s Pure Ultra, held annually in Mt. Tamalpais State Park in Mill Valley, includes trail race distances of 11 kilometers, half marathon, 36 kilometers, and 50 kilometers.

About Pacific Coast Trail Runs
Pacific Coast Trail Runs is the oldest continuously operating trail race management company in California. Since 1990 PCTR has been providing the opportunity for runners to push themselves further and find amazement by offering dozens of long distance running events on beautiful Pacific Coast trails. For more information, visit