Mount Wilson Trail Race


Sierra Madre Resident Registration
 Saturday, March 7, 2020
Location: Hart Park House, 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.
Proof of Residency: Current CA Driver's License; youth runners need to be accompanied by a parent.
First come, First Served basis - Only 100 spaces available

Open General Registration
Date: Monday, March 9, 2020
Online - Beginning at 8:00 am at

In person - Beginning at 8:00 am at Hart Park House, 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.

Saturday, May 23, 2020
The Mount Wilson Trail Race (MWTR) is the second oldest trail race in California and is held the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. Every year 300+ runners challenge the Mount Wilson Trail and race 8.6 miles on a course that features an elevation gain of 2,100 feet. This challenging race sells out every year, so be sure to register early! Registration information can be found at in January. In addition to the main race, the MWTR features a pasta feed dinner the night before, Kids' Art Show and Race, beer garden, vendor booths and hundreds of race enthusiasts cheering our runners.

Training Runs
Beginning in February, the Mount Wilson Trail Race Committee offers a free training run program. Runners meet in Kersting Court at 7:00am to participate in this training program. Runners of all levels are welcome and the program is divided into three brackets of beginner, intermediate and advanced runners. The training program occurs every Saturday morning until race day. In addition to training, volunteers also provide tips on hydration and trail running safety.
*NOTE: Participation in the Mt. Wilson Trail Race  and/or Mt. Wilson training program is open to individuals age 14 and above as of the day of the race.

Kids’ Run Training
Training runs are not limited to just the adults. Mount Wilson Trail Race Committee members host two youth training days each year to prepare youth for the Kids’ Fun Run. Learn proper running techniques, execute running drills and train with a former race winner!

Pasta Feed Dinner - Friday, May 22, 2020
Held the Friday before the main race in Kersting Court. Runners have the opportunity to pick-up their race bib and load up on carbs to prepare for the race the following day.

Kids’ Fun Run
The Kids’ Fun Run is held just after the start of the main race in Kersting Court. Youth and their parent/guardian must register for the free race at the Pasta Feed Dinner, or prior to the race starting at 7:00 am. Youth ages 3 to 13 years run approximately 1 mile and start and finish under the main race banner! All registered youth receive a free t-shirt.

Your own artwork can be specially featured on the 2019 Mount Wilson Trail Race Kids’ Fun Run T-Shirt! Youths in Kindergarten – 8th Grade are encouraged to submit their artwork for this contest.  The winning entry will have their artwork displayed on the back of the Kids’ Fun Run T-shirt, be recognized at the Mount Wilson Trail Race and receive a t-shirt along with their design.  Participation in the contest is absolutely free.  

For more information, contact the Community Services Office at 626-355-5278.