The Race


Race and Course Information

This year, the Mt. Wilson Trail Race will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2024, beginning at 7:30 a.m. in Kersting Court. The MWTR course is 8.6 miles in length, starting at Kersting Court, up Baldwin Ave., to Mira Monte Ave., to Orchard Camp and back. The total elevation gain is over 2,160 feet. First run in 1908, the annual Mt. Wilson Trail Race is the one of the oldest trail races in California.   The MWTR is held annually during the last weekend in May

Although limited to 350 runners, ONLINE registration for the 2024 Mt. Wilson Trail Race for Sierra Madre residents and the general public will begin on Monday, March 4, 2024. Costs are $75 for Adults (ages 18 and above) and $42 for Youth (ages 14 – 17). All paid entries receive a t-shirt and goodie bag.  As the MWTR usually sells out, race day registration is generally not available.

Race day packet pick-up begins at 6:00 a.m. in Kersting Court. All runners are encouraged to bring their own water supply for use during the race. Emergency support from Sierra Madre Search & Rescue team will be stationed at strategic points along the course to provide aid, as necessary. Sierra Madre Cub Scouts Troop 110 will hand out water to the runners at First Water (2.3 miles) and Sierra Madre Boy Scouts Troop 110 will hand out water at Orchard Camp (4.3 miles), the turn-around point.

Registration for the Kids’ Fun Run (ages 3 – 13) is FREE and will take place on the morning of the MWTR. All children participating  receive a t-shirt and finisher’s ribbon. Immediately following the start of the 2024 MWTR, the Kids’ Fun Run will begin in Kersting Court at approximately 7:45 a.m.

The start of the Kids’ Fun Run is staggered, with children ages 8 – 13 beginning first and then followed by children ages 3 – 7. Kids’ Fun Run participants run up Baldwin Ave. and back to Kersting Court. The total distances are 1.0 mile for ages 8 – 13 and .6 miles for ages 3 – 7. Parents may  accompany their younger children during the Kids’ Fun Run.

For questions regarding MWTR registration, please call the City of Sierra Madre Community Services Department at (626) 355-5278.


Learn all about the Mount Wilson Trail Race here. See the entire course.