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 $2,300 cash prize purse, including a "Downhill Flyer" 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, Topanga-designed, 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 fully-supported 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 vendors 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 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.  Get lucky and win a giveaway from an amazing event sponsor!  

This event benefits Santa Monica Mountains Safe Trail Association; 1% For The Planet; and California State Parks.

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

 

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VOLUNTEER POSITIONS AVAILABLE.  

SECURE YOUR FREE ENTRY INTO THE 2020 TOUGH TOPANGA 10K.  

EMAIL INFO@TOUGHTOPANGA.COM

10K Hiker's Delight

Early Registration Until January 1, 2019

Start Time:  7:00am

All Ages

$40 Entry (through December 2018)

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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

Local Vendor Displays

Beer Garden

Docent Led Hike

Tough Topanga 10K Trail Race

Early Registration Until January 1, 2019

Start Time:  8:00am

All Ages

$50 “Adult” Entry (through December 2018)

$40 “18 & Under” Entry (through December 2018)

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Official Chip Timing

Men, Women's, or Youth Race Shirt

Hand-crafted Finisher Medal

Custom Race Bib

Post-Race Photo Portrait

Fully-stocked Aid Stations

Runners' Breakfast

Local Vendor Displays

Beer Garden

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$1,700 Overall Prize Purse

Hand-crafted Awards (Overall, Masters, Eminent Masters, Youth) 

Overall Top 5 Tough Topanga Race Shirts

Hand-crafted Age Group Awards

"Downhill Flyer" $150 Bonus

"Local Legend" $150 Prize

Junior 1-Kilometer Trail Run

Start Time:  9:30am

Ages 0-14

$20 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

Unlimited Cheering

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$25 1st Place Prize Purse

Hand-crafted Top 3 Overall Awards

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS AVAILABLE.  

SECURE YOUR FREE ENTRY INTO THE 2020 TOUGH TOPANGA 10K.  

EMAIL INFO@TOUGHTOPANGA.COM


I was so happy to learn of the resurrection of the Topanga 10K. I remember running it in the 90’s and again as a Master in its last incarnation in 2013. My favorite aspect of the event was the spirit of community and camaraderie at the post-race breakfast.

I feel good vibes coming out of your race already and if I ever get a grandson I’ll try to get him named after you.

As a 25-time runner in the TopTopanga10k, good job on the race.

You seriously look like you have a staff and a marketing department. This is better than what Motiv did and they are the largest events company in North America! I’m excited!!!!