DESCRIPTION: The run is a 15 miles trail run with an approximate 1500-foot elevation gain. We'll start out at Chantry Flat, take the Upper Winter Creek Trail until we reach Hoegee Campground, and then head for the bottom of the Big Santa Anita Canyon via the Lower Winter Creek Trail. From there we'll follow the Gabrielino trail through the bottom of the canyon until the trail forks. We'll take a left and start ascending along the canyon wall toward Spruce Grove Campground and the Mount Zion Trail junction. We take another left at the Mount Zion junction and proceed to the top (but not summit) of Mount Zion. From this point, it's a quick descent down the chaparral-cloaked mountain and back to the Upper Winter Creek Trail. You'll retrace familiar ground but this time with a negative slope which makes for relaxed and enjoyable running.
MEET: Meet at the trail head at 7:00 am Saturday, October 28, 2000. Bring comfortable running shoes, water, and post-run refreshments(Gatorade, Coke).
DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD: From the 210, exit at Santa Anita and proceed north towards the mountains. Follow Santa Anita uphill, past an open gate, onto the black top road up the canyon wall (spectacular sunrise and views of the San Gabriel valley) up to Chantry Flats.
RSVP: If you are planning to join the trail run, please contract the trip leader in advance so that he can get an approximate head count.
Posted by Caz Scislowicz (626) 395-6727
October 25, 2000
The "Run for the Cure" will be held on on Sunday October 15, 2000 starting at 9:30 am. The race is a single lap around the Rose Bowl - perfect for walkers or beginning runners. In addition, the event is a charity fundraiser, sponsored by the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Procedes from the race support research, education, screening and treatment of breast cancer. As a result, several thousand enthusiastic, predominatly female runners and walkers participate every year. The event includes pre-race jazzercise warmup, a huge health and fitness expo and a one mile fun run/walk. The race is about as close to the Lab as a race can get (with lots of free parking too).
I'm trying to put a couple of teams together with the intent of asking the ERC for an entry fee subsidy after the run (its worth a try). The entry fee is $20, but goes up to $25 after September 30. Please contact me if you want an entry form, or want to sign up as part of a team of runners or walkers.
Posted by Mark Ryne
September 25, 2000
On May 6, I am planning a run of the Sunset Ridge fireroad from the Glendora Mountain Road end to the southern end in La Verne (about 16 miles). The fireroad is the southern border of the San Dimas Experimental Forest and has impressive views of the San Gabriel Valley. This is also a popular mountain bike ride. Anyone interested in coming along, call x35935.
Posted by Eileen Clark
April 10, 2000
Just bought new shoes at "Run With Us" at 235 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena (626) 568-3331. Peter (the owner) is quite knowledgable, and prices are very good (everything is 10% - 30% off retail). Open 10-7 Mon-Sat, 11-6 Sunday. They carry Asics, New Balance, Saucony and others as well.
Posted by Mike Kliene
March 22, 2000