This past Saturday, May 26th, 2012 celebrated the 104th anniversary and 46th running of the Mount Wilson Trail Race. It was another successful year with great weather, stellar finishing times, and a lively crowd.
Saturday activities included the Race, Kids’ Fun Run, Kids’ Art Show, Beer and Wine Garden, and vendor booths. The Race started off with a bang from official race starter, Dr. William White. This year 165 youth participated in the Kids’ Fun Run which was sponsored by CATZ sports and started by Kids’ Race Starter, Alice Heefner. Proceeds from the Pasta Dinner and Beer and Wine Garden totaled $1,503 and were donated to Sierra Madre Search and Rescue to thank them for their support.
The City of Sierra Madre and Mount Wilson Trail Race Committee would like to thank the following sponsors for making the 2012 Mount Wilson Trail Race such a success: Run With Us, Asics, Methodist Hospital (Dr. Ken Wogensen M.D.), Zugo’s Café, CATZ Sports, Team Crossfit Academy, Santa Anita Park, First Wilshire Securities, Sierra Madre Rotary Club, Sierra Madre Civic Club, Faulkner Design, Lucky Baldwin’s, Colby Red, North Coast Brewing Co., Lost Coast Brewery, Weihenstephan Brewery, Matt Duda, Tommy Marshall, Healthcare Partners, San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, Judy Webb-Martin, Mountain Khakis, Farm Fresh to You, Matt Denny’s Ale House, Radio Fishbowl, Injinji, Thorlo, Golf N’ Stuff, Petal Holistic Skin Care, The Unexpected Portrait, Sierra Madre Pizza Co., Casa Del Rey Restaurant, Road I.D., Mountain Khakis, Big Stone Publishing, Dave and Busters, Los Angeles Dodgers, Sierra Madre Woman’s Club, Trader Joe’s, Larabar, S & S Construction Services, Buccaneer Lounge, Sierra Madre Grocery Co., Kabuki Restaurant, Speed Zone, Simon Cooper, Jill Liston, Leonora Moss, Patagonia of Old Town Pasadena, Clif Bar, Whole Foods, Dr. Theresa Smith, Lily Buckner, and Dennis Hartman. Additionally, they would like to thank the various donors, volunteers, and staff for their support: Emerson Gray, Sierra Madre Search and Rescue, Sierra Madre Civic Club, Ham Radio Operator (Sierra Madre CERT), Sierra Madre Boy Scout Troop 110, Sierra Madre Cub Scout Troop 110, The Spero Foundation and VFW Post 3208.
The 2013 Mount Wilson Trail Race will be Saturday, May 25, 2013. Be sure to check out www.mountwilsontrailrace.com for the 2013 MWTR registration information. Registration will take place in early March 2013. In 2012 the trail race sold out in less than 8 hours, so sign up as early as possible!