WOMEN’S DIPSEA HIKE
For those confirmed in the Women’s Dipsea Hike:
The Women’s Dipsea Hike event will take place on Saturday, April 21st in Old Mill Park, Mill Valley.
Bib and T-shirt pickup for the hike will take place the evening before the hike, Friday, April 20th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Mill Valley Community Center, located at 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA 94941. There will be historical displays and other informational tables set up at the community center for your perusal. Those of you who are unable to pick up your number on Friday evening you may pick up your number and T-shirt on Saturday, starting at 7:30. Please allow adequate time as there may be a long line. The hike starts at 9:00am.
Saturday Mill Valley Start:
Those of you who are unable to pick up your number on Friday evening you may pick up your number and T-shirt on Saturday, starting at 7:00am. Please allow adequate time as there may be a long line. The hike starts at 9:00am.
A period dress contest is scheduled for 8:00am. At 8:50am we will begin to line participants up for the 9:00am for the hike.
Parking near Old Mill Park is very limited. Consider parking along or near the Miller Avenue area. Please plan your arrival to allow time to park and get to the start area. Please make every effort to use public transportation or carpooling to get to and from the event.
On The Trail:
The Hike starts with 3 flights of stairs for a total of 688 steps. No doubt it will be crowded on the stairs; take your time getting to the top and be courteous to other hikers.
Carry a water bottle. A water fountain is located in Muir Woods, on the right side to the footbridge and another fountain is located at the top of Cardiac Hill. There is also a manned water and Gatorade Station at Cardiac.
Please be prepared for poison oak along the trail.
*IMPORTANT* Dogs are NOT allowed on the hike due to dog restrictions on the trails.
Medical personnel and an Ambulance with advanced medical equipment will also be stationed atop Cardiac Hill. If you require any medical assistance while on the course, please let any Dipsea volunteer know immediately. They will be wearing orange vests. If there is no Dipsea volunteer immediately available, please let any hiker who may be hiking faster than you know that you are in need of assistance. Be sure to give them your bib number. If you see someone who requires medical help please note their bib number and report it to the nearest Dipsea volunteer.
Stinson Beach Finish:
The Finish is located in the Stinson Beach Park and is marked with banners. There will also be a collection of historical information and other displays at the finish area. You have completed a historic trek - Congratulations!
Medical responders and an ambulance are stationed near the finish. If you require medical attention or just a band aid they will be happy to assist.
Looking forward to seeing everyone, hopefully in period dress, at the Start on Saturday April 21st.
WOMEN’S DIPSEA HIKE LUNCHEON
For those confirmed in the Women’s Dipsea Hike Luncheon:
The luncheon will start at 12:30 on Saturday, April 21st at the Stinson Beach Community Center located at 32 Belvedere Avenue in Stinson Beach.
If driving to Stinson Beach, there is limited parking at the facility. We recommend to park in the Stinson Beach parking lot.
Guests at the luncheon will include: Dr. Joan Ullyot, author of the pioneering book Women's Running who finished 32nd in the 1973 Dipsea race; Dr. Rita Liberti, a Cal State East Bay professor whose graduate paper was Trailblazing in Marin, Women's Dipsea Hikes, 1918-22; and Mary Etta Boitano Blanchard, the female winner of the Dipsea race in 1973 at the age of 10. Dipsea Race historian Barry Spitz will be Master of Ceremonies.