Sunday, April 7th
We're kicking off the year with our Annual Spring time race, Pasadena Trail Running Challenge. For 2019 we're offering (2) exciting routes, the modest yet challenging 5Mi Trail Run and a 10Mi Trail Challenge through remote trails in the nearby Angeles National Forest. No matter the distance, challenge yourself in the New Year with New Races & New Places!
Pasadena Trail Run Series
The first of four races in the 2019 Pasadena Trail Race Series! Kick off your spring training right, with us! Taking place at Hahamongna Watershed Park, we’re in for a great morning after enjoying some challenging routes.
Everything from early packet pick up and addresses to finish festival info can be found here. Answers to all your basic questions!
The whole package! Check out all the race features and inclusions that come along with your race registration.
Distance, elevation profiles, terrain details and more can be found here.
Pasadena Running Company & Partners offer a variety of opportunites for you to train and prepare yourself for upcoming races.
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.
Pasadena Running Co. presents the 2019 Trail Running Challenge. The first in a series of (4) trail running events in our 2019 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: 5MI Trail Challenge & 10MI Trail Challenge
Early Packet Pick UP
Time: Saturday, April 6th | 11:00A - 4:00P
Location: Run With Us Pasadena
Address: 235 N Lake Ave. Pasadena, CA
Required Items: ID/Driver License & Signed Waiver
Race Day Timeline
7:00A - Registration/Packet Pick Up Opens
7:45A - 10MI Challenge Start
8:15A - 5MI Challenge Start
9:00A - Post Race Festival Begins
10:00A - Overall & A/G Awards
11:30A - Event Conclusion
Hahamongna Watershed Park | 101 N Foothill Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91011
Hahamongna Watershed Park, nestled in the Foothills of Pasadena and unknown to many local residents offers a variety of interconnected trails, oak woodlands, picnic areas, equestrian riding & disc golf. Within the Angeles National Forest, the Watershed flood basin greatly contributes to the City of Pasadena's water conservation efforts.
Race day parking will be FREE and available on-site. Details directions and parking maps will be emailed to registered participants. Keep an eye on your email.
Pasadena Running Co. Race Shirt
2019 Trail Challenge Commemorative Medal *Made in California
Race Goodie Bag w/ Sponsor Swag & Special Offers
Electronic/Chip Timed Event w/ SmartResults
Warm-Up & Cool Down Yoga Sessions on Race Day
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 Pacers
5MI Trail Challenge Course Review:
Distance: 5.25 Mi.
Elevation Gain: + 306 ft.
Trail Type: Mixed Use/Single Track
Featured Climbs: Devil's Gate Dam
Difficulty Rating: 3.5/10 - Beginner/Intermediate
10MI Trail Challenge Course Review:
Distance: 10.12 Mi.
Elevation Gain: + 1575 ft.
Trail Type: Mixed Use/Single Track/ Rocky Terrain
Featured Climbs: El Prieto Canyon/Brown Mtn Rd.
Difficulty Rating: 6.5/10 - Intermediate/Expert
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.
RUN WITH US PASADENA
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.
PASADENA PACERS RUN CLUB
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.
WHITTIER PACERS RUN CLUB
In addition to being a Pasadena Running Company Contributor the Whittier 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 the Whittier Area. Check out the Pacer Nation site for additional details & schedules.
DOG HAUS RUN CLUB
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.
Can I pick up my packet on race day?
Yes! To avoid lines, we recommend picking up at Early Packet Pick Up. But, race day pick up is available, please arrive at least 30 minutes before your race start time.
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!
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 ground 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. Aid stations will all feature water, and electrolyte. Longer distance courses will feature a variety of CLIF products. All participants running over 5 miles are required to carry hydration with them. Hydration options include handheld water bottles and hydration back packs. Check out the inventory at Run With Us!
What if my results are missing or inaccurate?
If you find an error in your time, please send us an email at email@example.com
How can I volunteer?
View the tab above, all volunteers have the opportunity to receive a complimentary entry to a future Pasadena Running Company event.
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