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Mt. Wilson Trail Race - An 8.6 mile course, that begins and ends on pavement. In between it's a dirt path most of which ia no more than 3 feet wide. Elevation gain of more than 2,100 feet. Turnaround point is at Orchard Camp, 4.3 miles from race start. Much of the race is on the Mt. Wilson Trail, with occasional vertical drop-offs of several hundred feet. Emergency support is stationed along the course to provide aid, if needed. Boy Scout and Cub Scout troops provide water at two locations, the 2.3 and the 4.3 (turnaround) mile marks.
City Press Release re: Mt. Wilson Trail Race (6/9/08)
Saturday, June 7, the much anticipated Mount Wilson Trail Race finally took place. This event, originally scheduled for Saturday, May 24th of Memorial Day Weekend, was postponed due to mudslides resulting from loose dirt after April’s Santa Anita Fire. The race, sponsored by New Balance / Run With Us Pasadena, was the 100th anniversary of the first race in 1908 and started with a bang by Honorary Race Starter, John Robinson.
Event highlights included first place racer J.J. Timphony of Arcadia, CA finishing the race with a time of 1:01:53. The first overall woman was Pasadena resident Mireya Vargas, coming down the mountain in 1:21:53. Vargas completed the race 20th overall. The first overall finishers received goodie packets along with trophies donated by Judy Webb-Martin and Pam & Verland Kelly. Additionally, the youngest runner Max Heefner, 11-years old from Sierra Madre, CA finished 106th with a time of 1:45:33 and wasn’t even tired. Medals and prizes donated by local merchants were given to the top three finishers in each of the eight categories and the top five Sierra Madreans male and female. New this year, were couples and family awards. The winning couple was Jim and Jill Liston and the winning family was Larry and Jeff Miquelon.
Other well known Sierra Madreans challenging the mountain included Trail Race Chair Pete Siberell and his wife Marianne, City Council Member John Buchanan, and Community Services Commission Chairperson Jim Liston and his wife, Jill, who had previously come in first overall for the women in years past. Planning Commissioner and Former Fire Chief Bob Spears, Carol Canterbury, former MWTR committee member and local volunteer, Dr. White, trail history enthusiast, Bill Coburn of SierraMadreNews.Net and Sierra Madre Chamber Board member, also ran, along with Tim Osti, local tree volunteer.
The Mount Wilson Trail Race once again included a Kids Art Show depicting the Trail Race and the History of Mount Wilson. A special thanks to Community Arts Commissioner, Barbara Wamboldt, for all her assistance, and volunteer James Faulkner. The show hung during the pre-event Pasta Feed the night before the race and throughout the Saturday morning event as well.
And always popular, the 3rd annual Kids Fun Run took place as a part of the Community Services Commission’s Healthy Family Fun activities. More than 100 youngsters between the ages of 3 and 13 raced up Baldwin and back – finishing under the same finish line as the Trail Race runners. It was quite the sight to see.
New this year was an after-run beer garden in Kersting Court. Proceeds went to the Santa Anita Fire Fund to help pay for the cost of the Santa Anita Fire in April 2008. A total of $517 dollars was raised and will be presented to the Sierra Madre Community Foundation by the Mount Wilson Trail Race Committee.
The Race was made possible thanks to the generous assistance and early morning risers of the Sierra Madre Civic Club, Sierra Madre Search and Rescue, Ham Radio Operators, Sierra Madre Amateur Radio Operators, Boy Scout Troop and Pack 110, Sierra Madre Public Works Department, Sierra Madre Police and Fire Departments, Sierra Madre Woman’s Club, the Sierra Madre Community & Personnel Department, Race Announcer Lisa Spigai-Perez and of course the volunteers on the Mount Wilson Trail Race Committee.
Additional thanks to Pasadena Playhouse, Mimi's Café, Ice House, Planes of Fame Air Museum, Wild Rivers, Dodgers, Mama Pete’s Nursery School, Moe’s Automotive Service, Francis X. Behegan, Harmony Day Care and Spa, Karen Keegan and Savor the Flavor, Leonora Moss, Pacific Theaters, Cheese Cake Factory, Huntington Hotel and Spa, Pantorium Cleaners, Golf N Stuff, Curves, In-N-Out, Vroman’s, Restaurant Lozano, SMVFA, Global Hospitality, Jake’s Roadhouse, Verland Kelly, Casa Del Rey, Six Flags, Corfu, Trail Runner Magazine, Train, Inc., Hollywood Bowl, The Bottle Shop, The Buccaneer Lounge, and James Flanigan for their generous donations .
For the official list of Trail Race Winners and Overall Race Results please visit www.mountwilsontrailrace.com
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2008 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Newsletters
2008 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Press
(includes photos from May 6th and May 10th)
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