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Thousand Oaks, California

Operation PACIFIC

Panoramic to Pacific and Back

Operation PACIFIC
Operation PACIFIC

Time & Location

Feb 08, 2025, 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Thousand Oaks, California, Via Goleta, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320, USA

About the Event

Operation PACIFIC

February 08, 2025 | Santa Monica Mountains, California, USA

Distance: 16 +/- miles

Weight: 10 / 25 / 50 lbs dry

Elevation: 1,027 +/- elevation gain

Brief Start Time: Saturday, February 08, 2025 at 0730 hrs

Event Start Time: Saturday, February 08, 2025 at 0800 hrs

Start Location: Sycamore Canyon Car Park

Event Finish Time: Saturday,  February 08, 2025 at 1500 hrs

Finish Location: Sycamore Canyon Car Park

Situation

Operation PACIFIC is a challenging 16 mile route that takes candidates from the scenic Santa Monica Mountains to the stunning Pacific Ocean and back. This endurance event features a 1,000+ foot elevation gain, testing both physical stamina and mental fortitude. The route offers breathtaking vistas of Southern California's coastline and rugged mountain terrain, providing a perfect backdrop for a demanding yet rewarding adventure.

Mission

Operation PACIFIC LIGHT. Candidates must carry 10 lbs (dry weight) and complete the 16 +/- mile route in under 4 hours to pass and under 3 hours to earn the GBF Operation PACIFIC LIGHT Dog Tag.

Operation PACIFIC. Candidates must carry 25 lbs (dry weight) and complete the 16 +/- mile route in under 5 hours to pass and under 4 hours to earn the GBF Operation PACIFIC Dog Tag.

Operation PACIFIC HEAVY. Candidates must carry 50 lbs (dry weight) and complete the 16 +/- mile route in under 6 hours to pass and under 5 hours to earn the GBF Operation PACIFIC HEAVY Dog Tag. The winner will earn the elite Gold Dog Tag.

Execution

Candidates will meet at the Sycamore Canyon Car Park. At 0730 hours, GBF Staff will give an event brief before answering any questions and releasing the candidates to begin the route at 0800 hours.

Service Support

Mapping. GBF events use the AllTrails app for navigation. To download the route from AllTrails, you will need to sign up for a membership. GBF suggests candidates have a paper map, compass, and GPS too.

Route. Ensure you download the map for offline use. Cell service is not guaranteed. The route for Operation PACIFIC is here.

Weight. Candidates must carry a minimum of 10 / 25 /50 lbs dry (i.e. without food and water) in a backpack. Weight vests or sandbags are not permitted.

Equipment

Mandatory Equipment

Strongly Recommended

Dress. Candidates' dress will be a personal choice.

Checkpoints. There are no checkpoints on this route.

Water. There will be bottled water at the finish point. Candidates should carry enough water to last the route distance plus 3 additional miles, in case they get lost.

Rations. Candidates should have a minimum of 3 energy bars and 0.5 liters of water as emergency rations.

Medical. Every candidate requires a personal medical kit. GBF Staff must be made aware of any medical conditions before starting the event.

Transportation. Transport to and from the event will be at the candidate's arrangement.

Command and Signal. GBF HQ: 941-993-9432

The Fine Print

Numbers. Maximum number of candidates 10. Minimum number of candidates 25.

Refunds. Refunds will be in the form of a GBF voucher to use towards future events. Refunds must be requested 30 days before the event start date.

Event Changes. Slight changes to any event including, but not limited to route changes, brief times, start locations, and other details are under the discretion of GBF Staff.

Tickets

  • Operation PACIFIC LIGHT

    $75.00
    Tax: +$5.25 Tax+$2.01 service fee
  • Operation PACIFIC HEAVY

    $75.00
    Tax: +$5.25 Tax+$2.01 service fee
  • Operation PACIFIC

    $75.00
    Tax: +$5.25 Tax+$2.01 service fee

Total

$0.00

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