This past Saturday, May 25th celebrated the 105th anniversary and 47th running of the Mount Wilson Trail Race. It was another successful year with great weather, stellar finishing times, and a lively crowd. Friday night race festivities included the Pasta Dinner and runner check-in. The Pasta Dinner was catered by Zugo’s Café with additional items provided by Stonefire Grill. On display was the 2012 race video, photos from prior races, and point of view footage on the mountain. Attendees were also able to purchase Mount Wilson Trail Race merchandise.
Saturday activities included the Race, Kids’ Fun Run, Beer Garden, and vendor booths. The Race started off with a bang from official race starter, Lono Tyson. The first place overall male was Eli Rodriguez with a time of 1 hour and 31 second; the first place overall female was Mireya Vargas with a time of 1 hour 14 minutes and 33 seconds. This year 184 youth participated in the Kids’ Fun Run which was sponsored by Sierra Madre Community Foundation and CATZ sports. Proceeds from the Pasta Dinner and Beer Garden were donated to Sierra Madre Search and Rescue, which provides race day safety support on the trail the day of the race.
The City of Sierra Madre and Mount Wilson Trail Race Committee would like to thank the following sponsors and donors for making the 2013 Mount Wilson Trail Race such a success: Run With Us, Asics, Team CrossFit Academy, Santa Anita Park, Matt & Aaron Duda, Sierra Madre Community Foundation, HealthCare Partners, Methodist Hospital (Dr. Ken Wogensen M.D.), Zugo’s Café, CATZ Sports, Sierra Madre Civic Club, First Wilshire Securities, Joe Pacilio - Century 21 Earll, Ltd., Lantern Cycleworks, Samsung, Tommy Marshall, Arcadia Radiology, Matt Denny’s Ale House, Judy Webb-Martin, Mountain Khakis, Bob Okeefe, Dr. William E. White M.D., Mission Brewery, Uinta Brewery, Dennis Hartman, Faulkner Design, Lucky Baldwin’s, Trail Runner Trophy Series, GoGo Squeez, Sierra Madre Woman’s Club, Trader Joe’s, GU, SGV Municipal Water District, S & S Construction Services, Kaiser Permanente, Simon Cooper, Jill Liston, Leonora Moss, Patagonia-Old Town Pasadena, Dr. Budincich, Only Place in Town, Stonefire Grill, Mama Pete’s Nursery School, Best Buy Drugs, In ‘N Out, Mount Baldy Run to the Top, Moving Comfort, Vibram, and The Peach Cafe
Additionally, the MWTR Committee would like to thank the following volunteers for their support of the 2013 Mount Wilson Trail Race: Sierra Madre Search and Rescue, Sierra Madre Civic Club, Ham Radio Operators, Sierra Madre Boy Scout Troop 110, Sierra Madre Cub Scout Troop 110, The Spero Foundation, and VFW Post 3208.
The 2014 Mount Wilson Trail Race will be Saturday, May 24, 2014. Be sure to check out www.mountwilsontrailrace.com for the 2014 MWTR registration information. Registration will take place in early March 2014. In 2013 the trail race sold out in 2.5 hours, so sign up as early as possible!