Trail Running events in Southern California & beyond
When is the Race? The Hiawatha Trail Races will be held on Saturday, October 31st, 2020.
What Distances will be Offered? You can choose from 6.5M, 13.1M (actually closer to 14 Miles) or 26.2 Miles
When do the Races start? Races Start at 6:30 AM with the Marathon Distance, 7:00 AM for the Half Marathon and 7:30 AM for the 6.5 Mile Distance.
Where the heck is Rancho Potrero Open Space? Rancho Potrero Open Space is located in Newbury Park, California ~ 4020 West Lynn Road, Newbury Park. It is managed by Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency.
Is there parking at the Race Start? NO ~ All Racers will park adjacent to the Race start location (Ranch Potrero Open Space trailhead) at Rancho Potrero Community Equestrian Center. It is located at 4790 Lynn Road ~ Newbury Park, Ca 91320. A volunteer will be on site to direct you. The start is a short walk from your car ~ only 0.2 miles away ~ we promise :) Parking opens at 5 AM. Please bring a cash donation to the start area to be donated to Ride On~Ride On is a non-profit organization offering therapeutic horsemanship to young children and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities. Please visit their website directly to learn more about them if you are interested. They do amazing things: Ride On
Where can I pickup my Bib? Pre-race Bib pickup will be available on Friday, October 30th from 4-7pm at Fleet Feet Sports Westlake. Located at 982 South Westlake Blvd. WLV, Ca 91361. Please bring a Photo ID. If you would like someone else to pickup your Bib, please email us directly prior to Friday. If you cannot make it Friday, Bib pickup will be available Race morning starting at 5:30 AM.
When can I pickup my Bib on Race Day? Race day Bib pickup will open at 5:30 AM at the Race start location. Rancho Potrero Trailhead is located at 4020 West Lynn Road ~ Newbury Park, California 91320
Will all Finishers receive a Medal? YES ~ All Finishers will receive a custom designed medal from TweeA Designs. These are awesome!!! You will want one :)
Is a Race shirt included in my registration fee? Yes!!!!! You will receive one of our awesome racing shirts :)
Will there be Awards? We will be recognizing the Top 3 Male and Female of each Race. Yep ~ that's right! 18 Awards in all. Eat your Wheaties people :)
What is the "Fossil Hill Climb Challenge?" The Fossil Hill Climb Challenge was created by the Race Director as a fun, challenging way to showcase the mounatin goats among us! The Fossil Hill Climb Challenge will award the first Male & Female runner of the Half Marathon AND Full Marathon distances with a gift certificate from our amazing Sponsor~Fleet Feet Sports Westlake Village. The Fossil Trail is 1 Mile in length and climbs nearly 800' over that distance. A volunteer will be stationed at the top of Fossil Trail to write down the Bib number of the first Male & Female of each race to reach the top. We will not be timing your splits. You MUST cross the finish line to win your prize. You do NOT have to win the overall race. 1st Female AND Male of the FULL marathon and the 1st Female AND Male of the Half marathon will an award.
What if I cannot Finish? If you cannot finish the race for any reason, please let one of our Aid Station volunteers know and we'll get you out of the canyon as quick as possible. If you can walk out on your own, please let us know as well...so we don't send out Search & Rescue looking for you!!!
Is there a time cut off for any of the Races? YES ~ the Full Marathon distance (26.2 Miles) MUST be completed in 8 hours. That means you must be done and back at the Finish line by 2:30 PM. Within those 8 hours, Marathoners must complete the first 10.5 Miles in 3 Hours. If you reach the Aid Station past the 3 Hour cut-off at 9:30 AM, you will be sent back to the Finish. Marathoners must complete their next loop (+5 Miles) by 11:30 AM (2 Hours from the first cut-off). Marathoners must return back to the Aid station within 5 hours of the race start to continue on course for the final loop. Otherwise you will be sent back to the Finish.
6.5M and Half Marathon runners do NOT have a cut off. Course closes at 2:30 PM.
What if I cannot Race? We do not offer Refunds. BUT, we don't want you to get nothing for your money. So ~ just let us know ahead of time and we'll roll your registration over to next year's race or any of our other races.
What is the weather like in Newbury Park in October? Average temperatures are in the high 70's - mid 80's.