2014 Mount Wilson Trail Race

Sierra Madre, CA. May 30, 2014 – 2014 Mount Wilson Trail Race A Success
The Mt. Wilson Trail saw a lot of action this past Saturday, May 24th as over 300 runners participated in the 2014 Mount Wilson Trail Race. It was a successful year with ideal weather, optimal trail conditions, and a hardworking team of volunteers. All 317 participants safely completed the difficult 8.6 mile course—an impressive feat worth a lifetime of bragging rights. Hundreds of spectators stood along the sidelines as the official race starter, Gary Hilliard, fired the start gun. The crowd didn’t have to wait long for the first runners to come barreling down Baldwin Avenue a mere hour later. The first place overall male was James Timphony with a time of 1 hour and 12 seconds and the first place overall female was Mireya Vargas with a time of 1 hour and 16 minutes.

The night before the race, families enjoyed the annual Pasta Feed Dinner in Kersting Court. Stonefire Grill catered the dinner which included pasta, salad, and breadsticks. In addition to loading up on carbohydrates, attendees were able to participate in an opportunity raffle, learn about trail history through a Sierra Madre Library docent-led slideshow, purchase souvenirs, and check-in for both the trail race and the Kids’ Fun Run. Partial proceeds from the night benefited Sierra Madre Search and Rescue which provides race day safety support on the trail.

Fun was had by all on the day of the race. Even those not racing enjoyed themselves either by cheering on the sidelines, visiting the vendor booths, or socializing in the Beer Garden. The annual Kids’ Fun Run, sponsored by the Sierra Madre Community Foundation, Sierra Madre Civic Club, and CATZ sports, was a large success with 194 youth participating.

The Community Services Department and Mount Wilson Trail Race Committee would like to thank the following sponsors and donors for making the 2014 Mount Wilson Trail Race such a success: Albertsons, Applebees, Asics, Barrett & Baum Real Estate, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices – Sierra Madre, Bob O’Keefe, Buccaneer Lounge, Butterfly Effect Day Spa, Casa Del Rey, CATZ Sports, Daphne’s Greek, Dr. White M.D., Dunn Edwards, Faulkner Design, First Wilshire Securities Management, Inc, Golf N Stuff, Halo Headbands, HealthCare Partners, Holly Street Wealth, The Ice House, In n Out, Jim Flanagin, Joe Pacilio – Century 21 Earll, Ltd., Leonora Moss, Matt Denny’s Ale House, Methodist Hospital (Dr. Ken Wogensen M.D.), Mountain Khakis, Matt & Aaron Duda, Pasadena Ice Skating Center, Pasadena Playhouse, Patagonia, Planes of Fame Air Museum, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, Sierra Madre Civic Club, Sierra Madre Community Foundation, Sierra Madre Grocery CO, San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, Santa Anita Park, Spero Foundation, S & S Portable Services, Stonefire Grill, Run With Us, Taco Fiesta, Team CrossFit Academy, Tommy Marshall, and Zombierunner.

Additionally, the Community Services Department and Mount Wilson Trail Race Committee would like to thank the following volunteers for their support of the 2014 Mount Wilson Trail Race: Sierra Madre Civic Club, Sierra Madre Search and Rescue, Sierra Madre Woman’s Club, Sierra Madre Emergency Communications Team and HAM Radio Operators, the Southern California Helpful Honda guys, and the many, many individual volunteers who showed up on race day to help with event set up, the Kids’ Fun Run, and any other areas that needed support.

The 2015 Mount Wilson Trail Race will be Saturday, May 23, 2015. Be sure to check out www.mountwilsontrailrace.com for registration information. Registration doesn’t take place until early March 2015, but it’s never too early to start training!

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