A Grueling 10k Trail Race in the Santa Monica Mountains

 

What used to be a no-holds barred run up a mountain in the 1970's, turned grassroots community running event, is now back with a competitive edge that's fun for everyone!!  This classic trail run is one of the hardest 10k races in Los Angeles and offers a cash prize purse, a "Speed Demon" time bonus, and a fastest "Local Legend" prize.  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 a part of the Hiker's Delight and get a head start on runners up the mountain.  

Kids can run the Junior Tough Topanga 1-kilometer race, too. 

At the post-race festival, visit local artists from this unique community nestled away in the Santa Monica Mountains, or make runner friends in the beer garden while embellishing race stories. There'll be plenty of food at the Runners' Breakfast and places to sit and enjoy the live band for everyone.  Cheer on the future of trail running as kids run the Junior's race and stick around for the awards ceremony honoring the toughest runners.  Maybe even get lucky and win a giveaway from an amazing event sponsor!  

This event benefits Run Topanga, supporting youth, sport and fitness in the Santa Monica Mountains; 1% For The Planet; Topanga and California State Parks.

A great effort is made to partner with the amazing, local businesses of Topanga, California.

 

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Sponsor a Young Runner for their First Ever Trail Race

Anybody can help by sponsoring a runner! Tough Topanga partners with Run Topanga's Outreach Program and links Runner Sponsors with young people in Police Athletics League, Students Run LA, and other after-school programs across L.A., allowing them to race for free.  For most, this is their first time exploring the trails in the Santa Monica Mountains.

Sponsoring a runner is affordable. At only $35 per runner, you can sponsor as many runners as you like.  Just click the Register link and register as "Runner Sponsor."  

Run Topanga has public charity status and donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent the law allows.

Sponsorship entitles you to the Runners' Breakfast, the Beer Garden, and a chance to meet these remarkable young people. 
 

 

10K Hiker's Delight

Start Time:  7:00am

All Ages

$45 Entry (until May 5)

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Men, Women's, or Youth Race Shirt

Hand-crafted Finisher Medal

Custom Race Bib

Post-Race Photo Portrait

Fully-stocked Aid Stations

Runners' Breakfast

Beer Garden

Live Music

Art Festival

Tough Topanga 10K Trail Race

Start Time:  8:00am

All Ages

$50 Adult Entry (until May 5)

$45 Youth Entry (until May 5)

$35 to Sponsor a Runner

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Men or Women's Race Shirt

Hand-crafted Finisher Medal

Custom Race Bib

Post-Race Photo Portrait

Fully-stocked Aid Stations

Runners' Breakfast

Beer Garden

Live Music

Art Festival

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Overall Prize Purse

Hand-crafted Awards (Overall, Masters, Youth) 

Hand-crafted Overall Top 5 Awards

Hand-crafted Age Group Awards

Downhill "Speed Demon" Bonus

Fastest "Local Legend" Prize

Junior 1-Kilometer Trail Run

Start Time:  9:30am

Ages 5-15

$25 Entry (until Race Day)

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Youth Race Shirt

Hand-crafted Finisher Medal

Custom Race Bib

Post-Race Photo Portrait

On-Course Hydration Station

Runners' Breakfast

Live Music

Art Festival

Unlimited Cheering

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Hand-crafted Top 3 Overall Awards