Saturday, Sep 30, 2023
This Event Took Place Sat. Sep 30, 2023

Presented by SoCalTrail

New 5:00pm start time!!

A true race against the setting sun. Challenge yourself to an adventure over Castro Peak on the epic 14-mile Bulldog loop in reverse or take on the fast, action-packed 4-mile course past Crags Peak and around Malibu Creek.

The sun sets at 6:40pm, so bring your headlamps for the back end of your journey through a Santa Monica Mountain sunset. We’ll host the post-race beer garden celebrations, a delicious dinner meal with plant-friendly options, and certified sports massage and bodywork by the Vision For Enrichment team.

Event Schedule:
3:00pm - Event Parking Opens
3:30pm - Packet Pick-Up
5:00pm - 22k Start
6:15pm - 7k Start
7:00pm - Beer Garden Open and Food Served
7:45pm - Awards Ceremony
9:00pm - Course Closed

The Fun Stuff

All Runners Get:
Soft male- or female-cut shirts designed to wear again
Matching Finisher Medals,
FREE Course Photos
Delicious Dinner Options
21+ Beer Garden
Post-Race Sports Massage by Vision For Enrichment
Coffee and/or Hot Cocoa
Finish Line DJ Announcer and Music
Same-Day Results

Overall Awards and Age Group awards for both the 7k and 22k:
U20 / 20-29 / 30-39 / 40-49 / 50-59 / 60-69 / 70+

Winners of the 7k and 22k are invited to compete in the SoCalTrail Championships on December 16th at the Crystal Cove Trail Run.

Follow @SoCalTrail on Instagram and @SoCalTrailRuns on Facebook for official announcements.

The Course

Course Maps:
22k - 14.24 miles with 2,851' of vert
Strava Route

7k - 4.17 miles with 618' of vert
Strava Route

The 22k has 3 aid stations with water and Skratch Hydration:
Mile 4.6 - Top of Puerco
Mile 8.2 - Castro Peak
Mile 12. 6 - Cage Creek

The 7k has 1 aid station with water and Skratch Hydration.
Mile 2.5 - Cage Creek

All SoCalTrail events are cupless!!

Directions & Parking

The event is located in Malibu Creek State Park
1925 Las Virgenes Road
Calabasas, CA 91302

If arriving from the 101 Ventura Freeway:
• Exit Las Virgenes Road - South.
• Continue approximately 3 miles, past Mulholland Drive.
• Turn right into Malibu Creek State Park.
• If you hit Piuma Road, you went too far...turn around and go back!

If arriving from the Pacific Coast Highway:
• Go North on Malibu Canyon Road (directly south of Pepperdine University).
• Continue approximately 5 miles, past Piuma Road.
• Turn left into Malibu Creek State Park.
• If you hit Mulholland Drive, you went too far...turn around and go back!

Parking within Malibu Creek State Park is $20.00. Pre-purchase your parking pass through UltraSignUp.

FREE, off-street parking is available on Las Virgenes & Mulholland. Obey traffic laws and parking signs, keep all wheels off the road, don't leave valuables in vehicles, and watch for cars and bikes.

Discounts & Volunteers

Volunteers from other SoCalTrail events can earn Race Credits for the Malibu Sunset Run!!

To Volunteer at the Malibu Sunset Run, or other SoCalTrail races, please visit or email to sign up. We'd love to have you on the team!!

All volunteers get awesome race swag, meals, coffee/cocoa and massage.
Race credits to future SoCalTrail races are $15/hour and are transferrable to friends and family!

Sign Up Here

Please email with any questions.

If you're an active Firefighter, Race Director or running group organizer please email for your SoCalTrail discount code.


Vision For Enrichment - Post-Race Sports Massage

Skratch Labs - Official Hydration

TrailFolx - removing barriers of entry to mountain sports

Event's current local time: 1:00 AM PT


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