Mount Wilson Trail Race and Activities Anticipate New Record

May 27, 2010

SIERRA MADRE, Calif., May 27 /PRNewswire/ –

2010 Mount Wilson Trail Race

The 102nd anniversary of the first running of the Mount Wilson Trail Race will be held at 7:30 AM on Saturday, May 29, 2010. This annual event attracts runners from Sierra Madre, the surrounding communities, and even from places as far as New Jersey! The 2010 MWTR will feature many activities and events on both Friday, May 28 and Saturday May 29, 2010. Activities include a kids’ run and art show, beer garden, new live trail feed, community and sponsor booths, souvenirs, music, and much more. Family, friends, and fans are encouraged to stop by and cheer on the runners, enjoy the MWTR activities, and be surrounded by the festive atmosphere!

200 Fit Youngsters Wanted for the MWTR Kids’ Race (Sponsored by CATZ Sports)!

The MWTR Kids’ Race is an absolutely free event for youth 3-12 years of age. The Kids’ Race will begin at 7:45 AM on Saturday, May 29, 2010. Youth will have the opportunity to run up Baldwin Ave. and finish under the same banner as MWTR runners! All participants must sign up with a parent or guardian before the start of the race in Kersting Court. We have a goal of 200 kids to run the mile-long MWTR Kids’ Race. All youth ages are encouraged to sign up with a parent waiver in Kersting Court at the registration table the morning of the event. All top-finishing kids will receive a free T-shirt, compliments of CATZ Sports and a cool ribbon. We will also have a dedicated clock at the finish line so the kids have a time to beat next year.

Pasta Dinner and Bib Number Pick-up Is on Friday, May 28

New hours for the pasta dinner in Kersting Court are: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. The food will be provided by Sierra Madre restaurant Cafe 322. The pasta dinner is an open event and only costs $7.00 per person. Runners can pick up their bib number, T-shirt, and goodie bag. Proceeds benefit the Sierra Madre Search & Rescue.

Bring Your Money for MWTR Souvenirs and Beer Garden!

Make sure you have some cash on hand on race day for a couple things. We will be selling some new souvenir items – baseball caps, running hats and beanies. And we will also be selling T-shirts and mugs from previous years’ races.

After the race, you can enjoy a cool brew or two in the beer garden … and it benefits the good folks at Sierra Madre Search & Rescue! The beer garden will be held in Kersting Court from 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM and is being sponsored by The Spero Foundation and Spaten West.

New Live Trail Feed for Spectators!

Ever wonder what it is like for Mount Wilson Trail Race participants on the trail during the race? Well now you can find out, from the comforts of Kersting Court. Monitors will be set up in Kersting Court on race day, displaying a view of the Mount Wilson Trail and runners! Come with family and friends to check out this brand new MWTR feature and see how participants are doing on the trail.

MWTR Art Shoe Show!

Catch the MWTR Art Show in Kersting Court on race day. Sierra Madre’s own kids have designed over 30 running shoes for your viewing pleasure. Old running shoes donated by trail race runners served as the canvas for this art piece that was organized with the help of the Sierra Madre Arts Commission and MWTR committee members.

Mountain Trail Mix Debut!

Sierra Madre Grocery Company will debut its new line of Mountain Trail Mix snacks at this famous race and provide 300 samples to the runners.

For more information on the 2010 Mount Wilson Trail Race, please contact the Community and Personnel Services Department at 626-355-5278.

    Media Contact:

    Elisa Weaver, Director of Community & Personnel Services
    Telephone Number: 626-355-5278
    Email: city@cityofsierramadre.com

    Agency Name: City of Sierra Madre
    Telephone Number: 626-355-7135
    Website: http://www.cityofsierramadre.com

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SOURCE City of Sierra Madre

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