The Mt. Baldy 5000
On Saturday, July 15, Trials of Miles, REI, and HOKA are hosting a special 5k mountain race on the slopes of the Mt. Baldy Resort. The race will be challenging, but it's designed to be an event for runners of all ability levels. It will also have en epic afterparty, at the Top of the Notch, where runners can enjoy a BBQ dinner, music, and drinks just steps away from the finish line. We can’t promise any 5K PRs on our course, but we can promise views, sunsets, and one of the most unique race environments you've ever experienced.
The Mt. Baldy 5000 course is challenging, but is designed to be a mountain race for runners of all ability levels. The race starts off with a 2 mile climb from the bottom of the Mt. Baldy chairlifts all the way to the Top of the Notch restaurant. Runners will then complete one rolling loop, before finishing back in front of Top of the Notch. There are great views the entire way and the course is extremely spectator friendly for any friends and family that join us.
Schedule and Race Waves
This race will consist of two waves: a community wave (5:00pm) and an elite wave (5:30pm). Runners who wish to compete in the elite waves are expected to be accomplished mountain and trail runners, and/or are listed in the top ten of any one of the Los Angeles Mountain segment leaderboards. All elite entries will be verified before race day.
BBQ Dinner and Afterparty
Once the race concludes, runners are encouraged to celebrate their finish with a BBQ dinner, live music, and drinks at the Top of the Notch restaurant. The night will then conclude with a 15 minute chairlift ride back to the parking lot where the race started. We promise that this will be one of the most unique and special race afterparties that you've ever experienced.
Please note that the BBQ dinner must be purchased in advance, and can be selected as an add on when you register for the race.
The Los Angeles Mountain Running Series
The Mt. Baldy 5000 is the final "stage" of the second annual Los Angeles Mountain Running Series presented by REI & HOKA. The Los Angeles Mountain Running Series is a four-stage race series that plays out over several months, and requires runners to take on a variety of trail running challenges throughout the city’s parks and trail systems. The first stage of the series begins in February with a “Segment Challenge” on the Culver City Stairs. The second and third stages will follow a similar format and take place in April and June, and the series concludes at Mt. Baldy. For more information check out www.trialsofmilesracing.com/tom/la
Event's current local time: 6:55 AM PT