Saturday, Jul 13, 2024 @ 6:00 AM
Registration closes: Thu, Jul 11 @ 11:59PM PT

DETAILS

JOIN US for the tenth annual Mt. Wilson "Make it a double" challenge.


This is a TRAINING event and an opportunity to stay strong STRONG with some AWESOME friends and be ready for those ultra races you signed up for. Reach out for any questions.

READ ALL DETAILS. Very important... it's more like 14 or 28 miles, not 31. I hope you don't mind. Each summit is 5,000 ft of elevation climb. Space is limited.

Stay trained up for the for the races we are NEVER ready for!
My hopes are that 2024 brings pleasant temps and sunny skies! But be prepared for whatever! It's California.

(1-3 summits the price is the same)

We are blessed that you support this event year after year, and to celebrate our good health, the mutual love for the mountains and the family we share it with. This event is not about being the first to complete the challenge. It was created to challenge ourselves on a high level with the added value of allowing us to spend time with one another without the pressure of competition. YOU ARE ALL WINNERS! 

Come for one summit...challenge yourself to two... or go nuts with three. 

There will be a hard turn down time at 3pm at Orchard camp so can be down by 4pm for a meal before you head home.

Although we might have a hot summer, We can conquer ANYTHING TOGETHER.

WHAT AM I GETTING MYSELF INTO?

WHAT YOU’RE GETTING YOURSELF INTO:
25 K or 50K Distance (14 miles or 28 miles... remember Ultras are a "range" of distance)
10k Climb
1 AWESOME FAMILY!
1 TON OF FUN!

WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME?

The opportunity to stayed trained and strong for the 2024 fall race ultra season. Ready to face whatever race or life throws at you.
1 - (5K gain), 2 - (10K gain), 3 - (15K gain) /
hugs, a celebration of our local mountain, with our Ultra Family
Make new friends
a nice meal
(random swag…)
Sore legs
And most importantly, to help us make lots of people smile with your donation!!!

SPONSORS

Pink Coyote Timing
Anytime Runners Trail races

RULES

Myself, your running buddy, Mother Nature and/or the city of Sierra Madre is not responsible for any injuries or misfortunes that may occur during WX2. 
All levels are welcome
This is not a race!
You don't have to do even one summit... 1/2, 1, 2 or 3 summits welcome
Plan to finish between 2-4 to have a picnic together
Hard turnaround time at Orchard Camp at 2pm

THERE IS NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED at this event
Turn your wheels at the curb or you’ll be ticketed
Respect the neighborhood and be quiet 
This is a self-supported challenge assume there is no water at the top. (your car is your aid station at the bottom and I’ll have CarboPro at the tent)
There is ZERO tolerance for pushing, shoving or being rude to ANYONE! (don't make me give you the "stink" eye!"
Bring enough water and nutrition for an 8 hr day
Don’t stash food, water or clothing on the trail
If you see someone’s stashed bottle or trash. Please help me by picking it up.
Please don’t get lost
You will have the utmost respect for hikers and others not in event on the trail with us. “Say Hello”
There will be a clip board (location to be determined) to check your name and time you are on the trail
YOU are responsible for marking your name on clipboard, therefore I know where you are on the mountain at all times.
There will be a sweep this year. If you are able to talk… please don’t argue with this person.

COURSE

Strava link (copy and paste)

https://www.strava.com/activities/456965386/shareable_images/map_based?hl=en-US&v=1451186037

It is not marked because I don’t want graffiti on the trail Use the strava link above

WATCH FOR EMAIL FRIDAY DEC 27 AS COURSE MAY BE ALTERED BECAUSE OF SNOW Start at Lizzie's Inn @ Mt. Wilson trail, at first water fork go left (not to waterfall), at Orchard Camp hang a hairpin turn to the left to the bench, turn left, it’ll bring you to a fire road make a right, when the fire road curves left under towers make a right to go up the single track (it's prettier) this will take you to the Wilson summit parking lot…. Return down… and then up one more time. "Easy Peasy"

HAZARDS

Deep drop offs
Wildlife: Bears, snakes, pumas etc
Sharp rocks
Hikers (do NOT speed by!!! slow your pace and pass respectively) 
Dehydration
Blind turns 
Pointy bushes
poison oak
bugs
HOT temperatures
Blistering hot
Irritability at Pink Coyote for creating this event 

WEATHER

Weather at Mt. Wilson summit:

http://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Mount-Wilson-California/forecasts/1741

HASTAGS

#WX2
#PinkCoyote
#PinkCoyoteTiming
#Anytimerunnerstrailraces

WHAT TO BRING

During event:
(everything you normally do... and this)
Your great amazing wonderful self
flashlight
emergency blanket
cell phone with my number plugged in
water
nutrition

TRAIL GATE PARTY
camp chair
blanket
gloves
dry clothes

Event's current local time: 5:25 AM PT
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