Saturday, Jul 23, 2022

Tough Mugu 25k

9000 W. PCH

Malibu, CA 25k-Elite, 25k, 5-Miler

This Event Took Place Sat. Jul 23, 2022

Presented by SoCalTrail

A beastly trail run with the most epic views!!

This classic trail run offers competitive runners and outdoor lovers a chance to experience some of Southern California's finest coastal mountain trail running courses.

Finisher medals, overall winners and age group awards are handcrafted by local artists, the shirts are soft, a sweet design, and fit specific to men, women, and children, and you get official bragging rights for next year's event.

Be part of the 5-mile event and watch the 25k runners start and finish while you head up the mountain on a fully-supported course.

Sip some coffee before the start, enjoy a hard-earned taco breakfast after the race, check out the exhibitors at the post-race festival, or make runner friends in the beer garden while embellishing race stories. There'll be plenty of breakfast and places to sit for everyone. Stick around for the awards ceremony honoring the toughest runners. Maybe even get lucky and win a giveaway from an amazing event sponsor!

A great effort is made to support the community by partnering with local businesses, small businesses, and minority-owned businesses.

The Tough Mugu is part of the Bulldog Challenge and the SoCalTrail Series.

SCHEDULE:
5:45 am - Runner Check-in / Packet Pick-Up / Race Day Registration
7:00 am - 25k Start (Elite 25k included)
7:30 am - 5-mile Start
8:30 am - Beer Garden Opens
8:45 am - Breakfast Served
9:30 am - Awards Ceremony Begins
11:30 am - Course Closed

AID STATIONS:
Ray Miller - miles 2.9 & 12.8 (Skratch Hydration, water, ice, misters)
Four Corners - miles 4.8 & 10.8 (Skratch Hydration, water, ice, misters)
Mugu Peak - mile 8.5 (Cooling Station with water only)

CUT-OFF's:
8:25am Four Corners mile 4.8
9:55am Four Corners mile 10.8
10:30am Ray Miller at mile 12.8
11:30am Finish Line

5-Mile

Experience the beautiful Ray Miller Trail and it’s ocean views leading up to mountain vistas. Runners climb to the highest point on the trail to see Sycamore Canyon inland and the Pacific Ocean below, before dropping back onto the Ray Miller Trail for 2.6 miles of gracious switchbacks. This 5.3-mile course has roughly 1,000’ of vertical gain and loss.

The Overall Top 3 women and men receive locally made, beautiful art pieces commemorating the 2021 Tough Mugu 5-Mile.
Male and female Age Group podium places receive special artist-made medallions.

Link to Course Route:
https://www.strava.com/routes/2937907568380579874

Aid Stations serving Skratch Hydration and water located at miles:
3.0

25k

The Tough Mugu 25k course has all the elements of ideal, Southern California mountain running! Winding up from sea level, the famous Ray Miller Trail, leads the race above the coastline and onto mountain top fire roads, rolling valleys, and chaparral forest single track. Near the halfway point, the route around Mugu Peak rewards runners with epic views of the Channel Islands and Boney Mountain, before returning across the long valley. The final 5k cruises back down the Ray Miller switchbacks, determining who can finish strong.

The 25k course is equipped with four, fully-stocked aid stations and climbs a total of 2,601 feet.


The Overall Top 3 women and men receive locally made, beautiful art pieces commemorating the 2022 Tough Mugu 25k.

Male and female Age Group podium places receive special artist-made medallions.

Link to Course Route:
https://www.strava.com/routes/2937906630618422306

Aid Stations serving Skratch Hydration and water located at miles:
2.9 - 4.8 - 10.8 - 12.8
Cooling Station with water only at mile 8.5

25k Elite

$2,200 Prize Purse

$600 - 1st
$300 - 2nd
$200 - 3rd
1st place woman and man also win beautiful, hand-crafted Tough Mugu pieces of art.

If you think you are tough enough to qualify for the elite race, please email info@trailrace.com Subject: MUGU ELITE. Limited spots available. Invitation to register if accepted.

Link to Course Route:
https://www.strava.com/routes/2937906630618422306

Aid Stations serving Skratch Hydration and water located at miles:
2.9 - 4.8 - 10.8 - 12.8
Cooling Station with water only at mile 8.5

The Goodie Bag

Hooked-Up Goodie Bags for every Tough Mugu runner!

1. Unique, hand-crafted finisher medals
2. Soft cotton shirts or loose tank tops for women
3. Postcard taken from the course
4. Tough Mugu sticker
5. Re-useable canvas bag.

All runners get FREE Course Photos and results posted online the same day!

The Bulldog Trail Challenge

Earn the limited edition Trail Challenge jacket by Rabbit when you complete all three events in one year!!

1. Start with the Tough Topanga 10k on June 18th.
2. Work your way up to the Tough Mugu 25k.
3. Get a finish at the Bulldog Ultra 50k on August 20th.

Race #6 of the SoCalTrail Series!!

The new SoCalTrail Series features super race-able, yet challenging 15k-50k long courses and 5-25k short courses almost every month. Collect age group points across the SoCalTrail Series. In December, the top Long Course and Short course runners in each age group earn a SoCalTrail performance jacket, sponsor packages, and a chance to win a Season Pass to all 2023 SoCalTrail races.

Directions & Parking

The Tough Mugu is located at La Jolla Group Campground in Point Mugu State Park.

Parking is FREE on PCH.
There is no parking in the La Jolla Canyon parking lot.

If coming from the South (Malibu):
- Turn North on Pacific Coast Highway until Thornhill Broom Campground
- Park diagonally on right side of road
- Keep off the road, behind the white line

If coming from the North (Ventura):
- Turn South on Pacific Coast Highway until Thornhill Broom Campground
- Park parallel on right side of road
- Safely U-Turn and park on inland side of road
- Keep off the road, behind the white line

Obey traffic laws, keep all wheels off the road, observe any "No Parking" signs, and respect the volunteer parking team.

Discounts

Active fire fighters, race directors, and winners of the 2022 Tough Topanga.

Run club and running group discounts are available on request, too.

Please email info@trailrace.com.

Volunteer

Earn SoCalTrail race credits and help out your fellow runners on a Saturday morning in beautiful Point Mugu State Park!! There are fun, aid station crew openings, positions in the base area helping with registration, parking, and the finish line, and course marker or race sweepers needed. Be a part of the Tough Mugu team and get your volunteer race swag, coffee and breakfast, and cowbells!

Please email info@trailrace.com subject: TOUGH MUGU VOLUNTEER

Sponsors

Run With Us Pasadena - Aid Station Support
15% off in-store with proof of registration (*some exceptions apply)

Altra Running - follow @SoCalTrail for shoe giveaway contests

Vision For Enrichment - Post-Race Sports Massage

TrailFolx non-profit

Skratch Labs - Official Hydration and Energy Chew

Rabbit Apparel - Bulldog Challenge Jackets

Nathan Sports

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