2013 Mount Wilson Trail Race This Weekend – Activities for All, Beginning Friday

Start of the 2012 Trail Race, photo courtesy of the City of Sierra Madre, click to enlarge

Press Release posted 5/23/13 – The 2013 Mount Wilson Trail marks the 105th anniversary of the 2nd oldest trail race in California! The sold-out race takes off Saturday, May 25 at 7:30 am. If you are not running the race there is still plenty to enjoy in Kersting Court including vendor booths, the Beer Garden, MWTR souvenirs and the Kids’ Fun Run.

MWTR Pasta Feed Dinner – May 24, 2013

All are welcome to enjoy the Pre-Race pasta dinner provided by Zugo’s Café on Friday, May 24 from 5:30pm – 7:00pm in Kersting Court. The dinner costs $7.50 with partial proceeds benefiting the Sierra Madre Search and Rescue team. A video of the 2012 race will be on display as a well as footage of runners on the mountain. In addition, Mount Wilson Trail Race souvenirs will be available for purchase. Souvenirs for sale include diner style mugs, beanies, visors, car decals, bottle openers, socks, sweatshirts, and past race shirts. For more information call 626-355-5278.

Saturday, May 25

6:30A                        Bib Number/Tech Shirt Pick-up
7:00A                        Kids’ Fun Run Registration
7:20A                        National Anthem and Pre-Race Instructions
7:30A                        MWTR Main Race Start
7:45A                        Kids’ Fun Run Start
9:00A – 11:30A     Beer Garden Open
10:30A                     Awards Ceremony

MWTR Kids’ Fun Run – May 25, 2013: The Kids’ Fun Run is absolutely FREE!

Don’t miss the 8th annual Kids’ Fun Run sponsored by the Sierra Madre Community Foundation and CATZ. The Kids’ Fun Run is an absolutely free event for youth 3-12 years of age. The Kid’s Fun Run begins at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday, May 25. Youth have the opportunity to run up and down Baldwin Avenue and finish under the same banner as MWTR runners! Youth 3-6 years of age run a ½ mile course, while youth 7-12 run the full mile. All participants must sign up with a parent or guardian beginning at 7:00 a.m. in Kersting Court. The first 250 youth to sign up receive a free T-shirt and participation ribbon compliments of the Sierra Madre Community Foundation.

MWTR Beer Garden – May 25, 2013

The Beer Garden will be held in Kersting Court during the Mount Wilson Trail Race from 9:00 am to 11:30am. Grab a beer after the race with friends. The Beer Garden is sponsored by Mission Brewery and Uinta Brewery with all proceeds benefiting Sierra Madre Search and Rescue.

MWTR Vendors in Kersting Court – May 25, 2013

Various vendors will be on display in Kersting Court for all to enjoy. 2013 Vendors include Run With Us, Team CrossFit Academy, Sierra Madre Community Foundation, HealthCare Partners, Methodist Hospital, Lantern Cycleworks, Mt. Wilson Trail History, Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society, Joe Pacilio-Century 21, Here to Serve, San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, Medal Racks by Monica Cortes, Jewelry by Jill Liston, Mount Wilson Trail Race Souvenirs, Budincich Chiropractic Clinic, and Arcadia Radiology.

For information on any of these events, please contact the Community Services Department at 626.355.5278.