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Date: Saturday, December 12, 2015
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Events: 50 Km
25 Km
10 Km (8:10 a.m.)
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Location
Malibu Creek State Park, 1925 Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas, CA 91302. Parking is $12 per vehicle.
Driving Directions
Course
Malibu Creek State Park, 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles, is located in the heart of the Santa Monica Mountains. The 10 km course is a good introduction to trail running in a beautiful setting where films like M*A*S*H, Planet of the Apes and Pleasantville were shot. For a refreshing river crossing and views of the ocean, go for the 25 km loop which also brings you up the mountain range for some amazing rock formations. Can't get enough? There is always the 50 km!
(Distances are accurately measured using a Rolatape® surveyor's measuring wheel.)
Weather
Lodging
Bib Number & Shirt Pick-Up
7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. at Malibu Creek State Park.
Time Limit
There is a 8.5-hour time limit for all distances.
Aid Stations
Fully-stocked aid stations every 3 - 5 miles. You can expect fresh fruit, salty snacks, assorted candy, water, and Clif Shot Electrolyte sports drink. It is highly recommended that runners carry at least 20 oz. of water between aid stations.
Awards
T-shirts will be given to all pre-registered runners. Award medals are given to the 1st female and male finishers overall and top three finishers in each age group. All finishers will receive a custom medal and 50 Km finishers will also receive a custom coaster.
Online RegistrationMail Registration
(Pre-registration through 5 p.m. Thursday, December 10th.)
Entry Fees
(Add $10 after 11/28/15. Add $15 at check-in.)
Hi-tech shirt included!
  • 10 Km - $40
  • 25 Km - $50
  • 50 Km - $65
  • You might qualify for a Coastal discount, click to learn more.
    If you would like to make amendments* to your registration, please Contact Us as soon as possible.
    *Cancellation Policy
    Directions
    The Malibu Canyon Trail Run will be held at 8:00 a.m. (10 Km - 8:10 a.m.) on Saturday, Dec 12th at the Malibu Creek State Park. Parking is $12 per vehicle.
    Click on the blue icon for driving directions:

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    Weather: Calabasas
    Course
    The course will be marked with flagging approximately every 200 yards and color coded as follows:
    • 10 Km – Yellow
    • 25 Km – Pink
    • 50 Km - Pink (25 Km course twice)
    The most important course marking is the polka-dot flagging. It indicates a turn at an intersection. There will be at least two polka-dot flagging before a turn in the course. The polka-dot flagging will be placed before and on the same side as the required turn. As you approach an intersection, look for any polka-dot flagging before the turn. Waiting until you're in the intersection to determine the correct direction may be confusing and you may go the wrong way. After you complete the turn, there will be yellow and/or pink flagging indicating the correct route.
    If you don't see your respective flagging for 3-4 minutes, you are off course. If you get off course, you should retrace your path until you find where you left the course and then continue along the marked course.
    Please be courteous on the trail. If you're passing another runner or hiker, announce "on your left" as you approach.
    Headphones are allowed on dirt road sections only. Please do not wear headphones on single-track trail, while crossing paved roads, when getting aid at aid stations, or while crossing the finish line.
    Your bib number indicates the distance that you're running. If you want to change your distance, please send us an e-mail or let us know by check-in, at the latest.
    Many of the parks in California have poison oak. We recommend staying on the trail and washing with Tecnu after your trail run. Occasionally, bees or yellow jackets may be active and precautions should be taken if you're allergic.
    No dogs allowed on the course. Please don't leave pets in your vehicle.
    Aid Stations
    Fully-stocked aid stations every 3 - 5 miles. You can expect fresh fruit, salty snacks, assorted candy, water, and Clif Shot Electrolyte sports drink. If you would like to be sure that you have any other specific item at the event, you should carry it with you. Additionally, it is highly recommended that runners carry at least 20 oz. of water between aid stations.
      Distance (mi) Next Aid (mi)
    10 Km    
    1. M*A*S*H Site
    2.9
    0.5
    2. M*A*S*H Site
    3.3
    2.9
    3. Malibu Creek Picnic Area (Finish)
    6.2
     
    25 Km
    1. Tapia Park
    2.7
    5.3
    2. Corral Canyon
    8.0
    4.7
    3. M*A*S*H Site
    12.7
    2.9
    4. Malibu Creek Picnic Area (Finish)
    15.5
     
    50 Km
    1. Tapia Park
    2.7
    5.3
    2. Corral Canyon
    8.0
    4.7
    3. M*A*S*H Site
    12.7
    2.9
    4. Malibu Creek Picnic Area (S/F)
    15.5
    2.7
    5. Tapia Park
    18.2
    5.3
    6. Corral Canyon
    23.5
    4.7
    7. M*A*S*H Site
    28.2
    2.9
    8. Malibu Creek Picnic Area (Finish)
    31.1
    Post-Run Activities
    There will be post-run snacks at the finish line.
    Award medals are given to the 1st female and male finishers overall and top three finishers in each age group. All finishers will receive a custom medal and 50 Km finishers will also receive a custom coaster.
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    Check In
    Please arrive 30 min before your event to receive your bib number.
     
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    Course Surface
    Course Map
    Elevation Profiles
    Course Description
    Course Surface (Elevation changes determined using an Avocet altimeter.) Top of Page
    Distance Elevation Gain Single Track Dirt Road Asphalt
    10 km 340' 8% 75% 17%
    25 Km 2,970' 18% 74% 8%
    50 km 5,940' 18% 74% 8%
    Course Map (click on image for a bigger map.) Top of Page
    Elevation Profiles Top of Page
    10 Km
    Elevation Gain: 340'
    (Per Avocet Altimeter)
    25 Km
    Elevation Gain: 2,970'
    (Per Avocet Altimeter)
    50 Km
    Elevation Gain: 5,940'
    (Per Avocet Altimeter)
    Course Description Top of Page
    Direction Course Color Distance (mile) Aid Station (mile)
    Segment Cummulative Location Next
                 
    10 Kilometer Trail Run
      Start: Parking/Picnic Area SW          
    Go NORTH, then WEST Malibu Creek Campground Road Yellow 0.9 0.9   4.6
    Turn RIGHT Crags/High Road Yellow 1.4 2.2    
    Veer RIGHT Crags Road Yellow 2.4 4.6 M*A*S*H Site 0.8
    Go STRAIGHT Crags Road Yellow 0.4 5.0    
    Turnaround Crags Road Yellow 0.4 5.4 M*A*S*H Site 4.6
    Go STRAIGHT Crags Road Yellow 2.4 7.8    
    Stay LEFT Crags/High Road Yellow 1.4 9.2    
    Turn LEFT Malibu Creek Campground Road Yellow 0.9 10.0    
                 
        Kilometers 10.0     10.0
        Miles 6.2      
                 
    Direction Course Color Distance (Km) Aid Station (Km)
    Segment Cummulative Location Next
                 
    25 Kilometer Trail Run
      Start: Parking/Picnic Area SW          
    Go NORTH, then WEST Malibu Creek Campground Road Pink 1.1 1.1   4.3
    Turn RIGHT Malibu Creek Group Campground Road Pink 0.3 1.4    
    Turn LEFT Tapia Spur Trail Pink 2.8 4.2    
    Turn RIGHT Malibu Canyon Hwy Pink 0.1 4.3 Tapia Park Parking (West) 8.5
    Zigzag RIGHT then LEFT Backbone Trail Pink 1.0 5.4    
    Stay LEFT Mesa Peak Road Pink 6.7 12.1    
    Veer RIGHT Mesa Peak Trail Pink 0.8 12.9 Corral Canyon Parking 12.2
    Go STRAIGHT (North) Castro Peak Road Pink 1.3 14.1    
    Turn RIGHT Bulldog Road Pink 5.8 19.9    
    Stay RIGHT Crags Road Pink 2.9 22.8    
    Stay LEFT Crags/High Road Pink 1.4 24.2    
    Turn LEFT Malibu Creek Campground Road Pink 0.9 25.0    
                 
        Kilometers 25.0     25.0
        Miles 15.6      
                 
    50 Kilometer Trail Run (Complete 25 Km course twice)
                 
    Results '10, '11, '12, '13, '14
    Course Records
    10 Km Clayton Graham, 24, Calabasas, CA ('14) 39.42
      Lynn Argente, 43, San Luis Obispo, CA ('13) 44:34
    25 Km Warren Sutton, 30, Malibu, CA ('10) 1:55:49
      Amy Travis, 49, Santa Barbara, CA ('14) 2:13:45
    50 Km William Tarantino, 30, Mammoth Lakes, CA ('13) 4:09:42
      Sara Roche, 27, Ventura, CA ('14) 4:46:30
     
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