Foothill Flyers Race Reviews
Last update March 14, 2024

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Your race event report should be in the format:
Race name, web address, distances, location, start time, app and info phone number, charity or purpose if any, course description, awards and any special goodies, travel and lodging tips, any special training or info you would want to pass on to a good friend who is considering this race for the first time. Attach any photo's that would show the race course or any unique scenery of this event. We also appreciate any additional input from anyones different experiences, updates, corrections, etc., you might have on any of the races already reviewed.

* These races have the basic info but need a review.


Avalon Benefit 50 Mile Trail Race 2nd Saturday, Catalina Island.
        2022 event January 8th.

Rock 'N Roll Arizona Marathon, 3rd Sunday, Phoenix AZ

Calico trail 50K/30K 4th Sunday, Calico Ghost Town, 10 miles NE of Barstow CA


Pacific Shoreline Marathon / half/5K Superbowl Sunday, Huntington Beach, CA

Grandmaster Ultras 50K. 50M, 100K & 100M, for ages 50+, 1st weekend, Mesquite NV.

*Shar Anderson Memorial 5K Trail Run / Walk. 1st Saturday, Mt. Sac, Walnut CA.

Death Valley Marathon, Half & 10K, 1st Saturday, Death Valley CA

*Sedona Marathon 2nd Saturday, Sedona Arizona

Boney Mountain Trail Half Marathon & 6K Run, Newberry Park, 2nd Sunday

Firecracker 5K/10K, 3rd Sunday, Chinatown, Los Angeles

Kilimanjaro Marathon, Half and 5K, Last Sunday, Tanzania, Africa


Great Race of Agoura Half Marathon / 10K/ 5K 1st Saturday, Agoura

Little Rock Marathon Half Marathon / 10K/ 5K 1st Saturday, Little Rock, Arkansas

*Catalina Island Marathon / 10K /5K 3rd Saturday, Catalina Island

*Los Angeles Marathon 4th Sunday.

Wine Country Half marathon and 5K, Last Sunday, Paso Robles, CA

Valencia Trail Race 10K/Half/50K, last Saturday - toughest trail race?


Santa Anita Derby Day 5K 1st Saturday, Arcadia - favorite club event

Carlsbad 5000 First Sunday, Carlsbad 5K

Griffith Park Trail Marathon, 2nd Saturday

Foothill 5K Challenge Trail race, 2nd Sunday, Glendale CA

Leona Divide 50 & 28.4 Mile Trail race, 3rd Saturday, Lake Hughes CA

Big Sur Marathon 4th Sunday, Carmel CA

Descanso Gardens 5K/10K 4th Sunday, La Canada CA


Foothill Trail Challenge Series - 3 local trail run/walks, finish all 3, get a special shirt:
        Verdugo Mountains trail 10K, 1st Sunday, Brand Park, Glendale CA
        Fountain to the Falls 6.38 mile trail run/walk 2nd Saturday, Monrovia CA
        Mt. Wilson Trail Race 8.6 miles, 4th Saturday, Sierra Madre CA

Avenue of the Giants Marathon/Half/10K, 1st Sunday, Humbolt Redwoods State Park CA

Kid-Fit 5K 3rd Saturday, Legg Lake, Whittier Narrows Regional Park, So. El Monte

Philippes run 6/10 miles, 3rd Saturday, Pasadena

*Bay To Breakers 12K, 3rd Sunday, San Francisco, CA

Great Wall Marathon / half, 4th Sunday, Beijing China

Fiesta Days 10K/5K, Monday, Memorial Day, La Canada CA


Fontana Days downhill Half Marathon, 1st Saturday, Fontana, CA

Shadow of the Giants 50K trail run, 1st Saturday, Fish Camp, CA

*Mud Run 10K, 2nd Saturday, Camp Pendleton, CA

*Valley Crest Trail Half Marathon, 2nd Sunday, Marvin Braude Park, Tarzana

Holcomb Valley Trail 33 & 15 Mile Run, 2nd Sunday, Big Bear Lake

Sugar Daddy Half Marathon/10K/5K, Saturday Fathers Day Weekend, Santa Clarita

Western States 100 mile trail run, last Saturday, Squaw Valley to Auburn CA


JP Blecksmith 5K, San Marino, First Saturday

4th of July 5K / 10K, Redondo Beach

Angeles National Forest 25K / 50K / 60K Trail Race aka Mt. Disappointment
        2nd Saturday, Mt Wilson Skyline Park, CA

    Midnight Sun Marathon & 84K, 1st weekend, Arctic Bay, Nunuvut, Canada
        (Event cancelled)

Badwater Ultra 135 Miles, 4th Tuesday, Badwater, Death Valley CA

Snow Valley Xterra 10K/21K trail run, last Sunday, Snow Valley, CA
        Event no longer held since 2016

Volcano Marathon / 10 mile / 5 mile, last Saturday, Da Big Island, Hawaii
        Event cancelled and will be replaced by the Half Marathon / 10K / 5K held in July.


ET Marathon, Half, 10K & 51K, 1st full-moon, Rachel, nearArea 51, NV

Angeles Crest 100 Mile Trail Race, 1st Saturday and Sunday, Wrightwood, CA

Where's Waldo 100K trail run and 2 person relay, 3rd Saturday, Willamette Pass Ski Area, Oregon

*America's Finest City Half Marathon, 3rd Sunday, Balboa Park, San Diego

Menudo 10K/5K, 4th Saturday, Legg Lake, Whittier Narrows

*Bulldog Trail 50K/30K, last Saturday Malibu Creek State Park

Los Pobladores 8.6 mile historic walk from the San Gabriel Mission to Olvera St in Los Angeles, last Sunday

Bra Run LA 5K/10K, last Sunday, Dockweiler Beach - Club Beach Party follows.


Mt. Baldy Run to the Top 8 mile, 1st Monday (Labor Day)

Disney Half Marathon, 1st Monday (Labor Day) Disneyland races suspended

*Saddleback Trail Marathon, last Saturday, Blue Jay Campground, Orange County.
    Toughest marathon in SoCal.


Wild Wild West 50M/50K/Marathon/10 Mile, 1st Saturday, Lone Pine CA

*Bizz Johnson Marathon, 1st Saturday & Sunday, Susanville, CA

*Long Beach Marathon, 1st Sunday, Long Beach, CA

Maui Marathon/Half/10K/5K, 2nd Sunday, Maui Hawaii.

Spacerock Half/10K/5K - 3rd Sunday, Vasquez Rocks CA

Rocky Peak Trail 30K/50K 3rd Saturday in Oct., Corriganville CA

Moab Half Marathon - The Other Half, 3rd Sunday, Moab Utah

Napa Valley Marathon, half and 10K, last Saturday, Calistoga, CA

Dublin Marathon Last Monday in October, Dublin Ireland

Javelina Jundred 100 Mile Trail Run, McDowell Mountain Park, Arizona, last Saturday.


*Revel Big Bear Marathon/Half, 2nd Saturday, Big Bear CA

Catalina Half Marathon / 10K, 2nd Saturday, Avalon, CA - Next event Nov. 9, 2024

Turkey Trot 10K / 5K, 2nd Saturday, Vincent Lugo Park, San Gabriel, CA

Las Vegas Rock'n' Roll Half/10K/5K, 1st Sunday, Las Vegas NV

Palos Verdes Half Marathon 3rd Saturday

*Griffith Park Trail Half Marathon, 4th Saturday.

*Angkor Wat Cambodia, Marathon,Half & 10K, last Sunday.


South Pasadena Tiger Run, 5K-10K, 1st Saturday, South Pasadena HS

Death Valley Marathon and 30K road trip 1st Saturday, Death Valley, CA

High Desert Ultra 50K & 30K, 1st Sunday, Ridgecrest, CA
    Best first ultra trail run.

California International Marathon, 1st Sunday, Folsom to Sacramento CA

*Honolulu Marathon, 2nd Sunday, Honolulu, HI

Holiday Half Marathon mid month, Fairplex, Pomona CA

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