2023 – 3-2-23 – Mt. Wilson Trail Race News



March 2, 2023

Dear Mt. Wilson Trail Racer and Supporters:

Our Trail Maintenance Crews Rock!

Thank you to all the great men and women who helped get the trail back in shape on Sunday after the recent heavy rains.

We had a hardy crew of 10 which removed the slides and fallen trees caused by the storm. From the Ropes up to Orchard Camp, it was a winter wonderland with all the snow!

Our next official work day is Sunday, March 26, but we will be scheduling some additional days along the way to get started on restoring the trail that once existed under the new bridge. Call Bob Spears at 626-487-1254 if you have some extra time and can go up with him.

In the meantime, put March 26 on your calendar. We will meet at the storage bin above Lizzie’s Trail Inn at 7:00A. Bring gloves and your own water. We will knock off around 11:00A and have a cold beverage at Lizzie’s afterward. 

Please RSVP me with an email ([email protected]) so we will be prepared with all the tools and materials we will need.

Please Donate to the Fletcher Fund!

If you cannot help on the trail, please give whatever you can to the Fletcher Fund, which pays for our tools and materials used for the maintenance. The rains have been particularly harsh, and we need to spend more than normal on building supplies for new walls and bridges. Please send a check to the Sierra Madre Community Foundation, P.O. Box 716, Sierra Madre, CA 91025. And indicate on the line “Fletcher Fund” so the SMCF knows where to allocate the money. Or you can go to the SMCF website and donate through PayPal.


Fletcher Fund QR Code


2023 Race Registration Starts Online Monday, March 6th!

We will be taking registration on line only this year, beginning Monday. Go to www.mountwilsontrailrace.com to sign up. We will take 350 participants and start a wait list for anyone after that.


We Are Looking for Sponsors!

 We also are selling bike rail banners to local businesses or individuals who want to come in at the $100 level to support the race. Every dollar counts!

Announcing the MWTR High School Challenge!

Our hard working MWTR Committee member David Pejsa is putting together a fun, yet competitive challenge together for high school students ages 14 and up. Local high schools will be invited to enter teams of a minimum of five kids, and we will offer a special rate of $25 to register. Prices will be awarded to top boys, girls and mixed (three boys and two girls).

Let’s see who the fastest schools are up and down the mountain! Check the MWTR website as we get closer to first day of registration, Saturday, March 6. If you have any questions, contact David at [email protected].


See you soon on the trail!.


Pete Siberell

Chair, Mt. Wilson Trail Race

[email protected]








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