The Mt. Wilson Trail Race Committee is again offering a comprehensive 17-week program to get runners ready for the challenging Mt. Wilson Trail Race, scheduled for Saturday, May 23 in Sierra Madre. This program is free and the public is invited to participate.
Run With Us/Pasadena, with assistance from Invictus Running Academy and the Foothill Flyers, will lead advanced and beginners groups on a series of weekly runs up the Mt. Wilson Trail or along City of Sierra Madre streets. The instructors will also offer an easy-to-follow training program for runners to follow throughout the week. Two local popular races, the Santa Anita Derby Day 5K (April 4) and Fountain to Falls (May 9) will be part of the training program.
Starting on January 31, the group will meet in Kersting Court (at the intersection of Baldwin Avenue and Sierra Madre Boulevard) at 7:00A each Saturday. After some stretching and instruction, the runners will be on their way and should be back by 9:00A at the latest. On Saturday, May 16, a week before the Mt. Wilson Trail Race, there will be an expert panel prior to the training session, with past MWTR champions providing race strategy and advice.
All runners should bring their own water and a running watch, as the workouts will involve timed events.
If you have any questions about the program, please call MWTR Chair Pete Siberell (626-574-6373) or Invictus Running Academy Head Coach Simon Cooper (626-485-8992) or email Victor Martinez of Run With Us (firstname.lastname@example.org).