Below are a few examples of maps I have produced. My clients include the NorCal Ultras, Sacramento Running Association, Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run,USA Track & Field Pacific Association, Eppie’s Great Race, the City of Auburn CA, and many more. Click on the thumbnail to view a full size example of the map, or visit the organization’s website to see more.
NorCal Ultras Event Maps: mapwiz.biz was signed on by NorCal Ultras to create maps for the following events. The maps requested included course overviews, more detailed section-by-section maps, elevation charts, and online interactive maps.
- Rio Del Lago 100-Miler 100-Mile Endurance Run
- American River 25 & 50-Mile Endurance Runs
- Way Too Cool 50K
- Twilight Runs
2015 National Team Cross Country Championships Course Maps
This prestigious USA Track & Field championship event was held in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park on December 12, 2015. Nearly 2,000 harriers from around the U.S. participated. The map posted here shows the 10-kilometer course. On the website there are additional maps for the 6-km, 8-km courses, for event parking, and links to interactive, online maps.
Gold Rush 50K (est. 2013, held in May)
This is a Sacramento Running Association event. The 50-kilometer run follows a Sierra foothills, Gold Rush-era trail from the Cronan Ranch Trailhead near Coloma, CA to the Historic District of Folsom, CA. The map posted here shows an overview of the entire course. On the event’s website a series of 14 detailed, course section maps help participants plan for and safely navigate this rugged course.
Auburn Endurance Capital of the World Committee’s Auburn State Recreation Area Trail Maps & Trail Safety/Etiquette Brochure
This official City of Auburn committee is tasked with using the City’s official tagline “Endurance Capital of the World” to promote Auburn as a healthy, outdoor-oriented community, and to encourage its citizens to participate in outdoor activities. As a part of the Committee’s 2015-2016 Work Plan, I produced a 17″ x 11″, fold-to-pocket-size brochure filled with trail etiquette and safety advice alongside maps of Auburn State Recreation Area trails. The map posted here shows one section of the ASRA trails; more sections are included in the brochure.
California International Marathon (est. 1983)
The California International Marathon’s course begins in Folsom and ends in front of California’s State Capitol in Sacramento. I created this map for the CIM in 2008 and performed minor updates each year until 2014. It is an example of a customized map that does not use GPS-based technology, yet correctly depicts the course route. This provides runners a preview of the course and helps spectators and volunteers find their way around the event. It is vector-based art, meaning that the size of the map can be scaled to use for anything from low resolution website versions to large posters, or even billboards!
Directional Map for an Invitation
This simple map was used in an invitation to show the location of a birthday party at Waterboy, a popular Midtown Sacramento restaurant. Guests were coming from many regions outside of Sacramento, so there was a need to clearly show different routes into the city.
Embedded GPS Maps