Friday, July 20th

We're celebrating Summer with all our friends and SoCal runners with a rare Friday Night race with post run tacos & drinks should kick off the weekend nicely. No need to skip out of the office early, race times start at 5:30P and the sun doesn't set until almost 9:00P. Register today as spots are limited!


Trail Race Series

The second of three events in the 2018 Pasadena Trail Race Series, join us for a unique evening event to kick off the weekend! With an evening of new trails, tacos & drinks, we look forward to our annual evening race!


Race Details

Everything from early packet pick up and addresses to finish festival info can be found here. Answers to all your basic questions!


Runner Perks

The whole package! Check out all the race features and inclusions that come along with your race registration.


Course Maps

Distance, elevation profiles, terrain details and more can be found here. 


Training Partners

Pasadena Running Company & Partners offer a variety of opportunites for you to train and prepare yourself for upcoming races.


Trail Tips

New to trail running or looking to improve your skills? Check out these articles for tips on maximizing your trail running experience.



Didn't find what you're looking for? Additional details & info in our FAQs section..


Race Details

Pasadena Running Co. presents the 2018 Socal Summer 6K/12K. The second  in a series of (3) trail running events in our 2018 Race Series. Explore Pasadena's beautiful and vast connected trail system and challenge yourself on the varied terrain surrounding our  great city.  We'll be offering (2) distances options: 6K Trail Run & 12K Trail Run.

Early Packet Pick Up

  • Time: Wed & Thu, July  18th - 19th | 5:00P - 7:00P
  • Location: Run With Us Pasadena
  • Address: 235 N Lake Ave. Pasadena, CA
  • Required Items: ID/Driver License & Signed Waiver

Race Day Timeline

  • 5:00P - 7:00P | Registration  & Pick-Up Opens
  • 5:30P - Wave 1 Start  (All Distances)
  • 6:30P - Wave 2 Start  (All Distances)
  • 7:30P - Wave 3 Start  (All Distances)
  • 7:00P -8:30P Post Race Tacos & Drinks!
  • 8:00P - Overall & A/G Awards
  • 9:00P - Event Conclusion

New Wave Start Format

You Pick Your Start Time! We've created a new wave start format for 2018 allowing participants flexibility in selecting start times. Now hosting (3) starting waves; 5:30PM, 6:30PM & 7:30PM. Participants can pick any wave start time. **75 MIN Time Limit for 7:30P Wave**

Race Location

Lower Arroyo Park, tucked 1mi South of the Rose Bowl in the Arroyo River bed. Unknown to many local residents these routes offer a variety of interconnected trails traveling all the way down to South Pasadena!


Race Parking

*Pasadena Running Company recommends participants park at the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center and follow trail to race site. Just a quick 7-8 min walk from RBAC, Event Staff & Signage will direct you! Plan to arrive a few mins early!
*Limited Residential Area/Street Parking is available near entrance to at S Arroyo Blvd. Please do not block driveways/impede local residents.

Runner Perks

  • Limited Edition Pasadena Running Co. Shirt
  • 2018 SoCal Summer Commemorative Wooden Medal
  • Race Goodie Bag w/ Sponsor Swag & Special Offers
  • Electronic/Chip Timed Event w/ SmartResults
  • Tacos & Drinks Post-Race Party
  • Exclusive Offers & Discounts to Run With Us Pasadena 
  • FREE Training Plans & Advice from Pasadena Pacers 
  • Professionally marked & supported race course
  • FREE Event Photos to download
  • Post-Race Fruit, Breads & Drinks from Pasadena & Whittier Pacers

Course Maps

6K Trail Run Course Review:

  • Distance: 3.9 Mi.
  • Elevation Gain: + 221 ft.
  • Trail Type: Mixed Use/Single Track
  • Featured Climbs: Lower Arroyo Trails
  • Difficulty Rating: 2.5/10 - Beginner/Intermediate 

12K Trail Run Course Review:

  • Distance: 7.8 Mi.
  • Elevation Gain: + 442 ft.
  • Trail Type: Mixed Use/Single Track
  • Featured Climbs: Lower Arroyo Trails
  • Difficulty Rating: 5.5/10 - Intermediate
  • *12K Course - 2 Loops of 6K Route 

Training Partners

Pasadena Running Company & Partners offer a variety of opportunites for you to train and prepare yourself for upcoming races.   Here's a quick list of training runs, local run clubs and groups that can help you get ready for race day!

FREE PREVIEW RUN hosted by Run With Us Pasadena

Join other registrants in the months prior to race day for a preview the 6K & 12K routes for the upcoming SoCal Summer Trail Race. We encourage runners new to trail running or participants looking to run the race to join us and review the challenging terrain.


Pasadena Running Company Partner, Run With Us Pasadena offers Weekly Monday Night Training Runs from their store on Lake Ave. Runners can select from (2) different distances each Monday night and often enjoy great raffles and post-run treats. Run With Us also offers rotating Sunday AM Trail Runs stopping at great locations throughout San Gabriel Valley. 


In addition to being a Pasadena Running Company Partner the Pasadena Pacers is a completely FREE Run Club offering multiple training runs weekly and provide Pacer Leaders offering expert training/advice for runners. Trail-loving Pacer Groups also have rotating trail runs in Griffith Park and Greater Pasadena Area. Check out the Pacer Nation site for additional details & schedules.


Join Pasadena's 1st social run club that meets every Tuesdays at 6pm at Dog Haus Biergarten (93 E. Green St.) in Old Town Pasadena! Run a 5K and meet new friends at happy hour, post-run. Membership is FREE and you earn incentives at various milestones when you continue to run with us! All levels welcome. Dog Haus Running Club is an affiliate of FFP Running Clubs, a 501c(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting a stronger culture of Fitness, Fun, and Philanthropy. 

Trail Running Guide

New to trail running? Check out this sweet article from Runners World with helpful tips & tricks for you. 

Looking to take your training and racing to the next level? Read the Expert Trail Guide article below for pro tips and training options.  


What if it rains?

The event will take place rain or shine! We do not offer refunds or deferrals due to weather. In case of flooding, routes may be altered. 

I registered, and can no longer attend, can I have a refund?

Unfortunately, there are no refunds offered due to injury, pregnancy, business trips, illnesses, or any other reason. However, we will miss you! To accommodate, we will allow you to transfer your bib to another participant. Transfers will not be accepted within 10 days of the event. 

Is the event timed?

Yes! Each event in the series is professionally timed by Clear Timing. Visit Pasadena Running Co. after the race for official results. 

I’m slow, do the races have time limits?

Each distance does have a time limit. However, the limits are all achievable by a standard walker. As long as you don’t stop to read a book under the shade of a tree, we will have a medal waiting for you at the finish line!

Race Photos?

Limited photos will be available post-race free of charge. Stay tuned for details, and be sure to wear your bib on the front of your shirt!

How will the course be marked?

Each distance will be marked on the groud with arrows made of flour! Additional signage will be posted throughout the courses. Before the run, visit the Registration Booth to see a sample of the course arrow. 

Are there aid stations on course?

Yes! Each distance will have at least one aid station. All participants running over 5 miles are encouraged to carry hydration with them. Hydration options include handheld water bottles and hydration back packs. Check out the inventory at Run With Us!