Mount Wilson Trail Race


Cost and Registration for the Mount Wilson Trail Race

The cost to register for the Mount Wilson Trail Race is as follows:

Adult (ages 18 and above) - $70

Youth (ages 14 – 17 only) - $39

All paid entries receive a t-shirt and goodie bag.

The total number of participants for the Mount Wilson Trail Race (MWTR) is limited to 350.  The first 100 spaces for the MWTR will be made available to Sierra Madre residents only, leaving 250 spaces available for general registration.

For both registrations, an account with the City of Sierra Madre MUST be set up prior to registration.   If you do not already have one, please visit the following website to create one:  If you already have an account, please double check that the information is current.  Acceptable forms of payment are cash, check-made payable to the City of Sierra Madre, and credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover).

Sierra Made Resident Only Registration – Saturday, March 5, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Sierra Madre Resident Only Registration will be at The Hart Park House, located at 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. in Sierra Madre.  Registration will take place on a first come, first served basis and there are only 100 spaces available.  Proof of residency is required in the form of a current CA Driver’s License or CA Identification Card indicating a Sierra Madre address (no PO Box numbers).

A physical copy of the CA Driver’s License or CA Identification Card must be presented, no copies allowed.  Participants may only sign up for themselves.  Signing up for a family member or a friend is not allowed. Youth (ages 14 – 17 only) registering for the MWTR who do not have a valid CA Driver’s License or CA Identification Card may provide an alternative photo ID with Sierra Madre address or a parent/guardian can show their CA driver’s license with a Sierra Madre address.

General Registration – Begins Monday, March 7, 2022, at 9:00 a.m.

Registration can be done online at, or in person at the Hart Park House Senior Center, 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. in Sierra Madre. 

It is strongly encouraged to sign up as soon as registration is available on Monday, March 7, 2022, as the MWTR is expected to sell out within the first few hours.

If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact the City of Sierra Madre Community Services Department at (626) 355-5278 or send an email to Lawren Heinz at [email protected]


In the event that you do not obtain one of the 350 MWTR registration spaces, your name will be added to the MWTR Waitlist.  As spaces become available, persons on the Waitlist will be contacted based on the order in which individuals were added.  Although we cannot guarantee a certain number of cancellations, each year there are cancellations.  Waitlisted runners are contacted up to the week prior to the event.  If you are interested in running, but are on the Waitlist, we encourage you to keep training.

Mount Wilson Trail Race – Kids’ Fun Run – Saturday, May 28, 2022

The Mount Wilson Trail Race (ages 14 and above) is Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 7:30 a.m.  The Kids’ Fun Run (ages 13 and under) is the same day and begins at approximately 7:45 a.m.  Both the MWTR and Kids’ Fun Run begin in Kersting Court in Sierra Madre.  For more information call 626-355-5278 or email Lawren Heinz at [email protected].

Refunds and Cancellations

In the event that you must withdraw from the race, please contact the City of Sierra Madre Community Services Department at (626) 355-5278 or via email to Lawren Heinz at [email protected].  A refund will be issued, less the $16 cancellation fee, in the form of credit to the patron’s account with the City of Sierra Madre.  The credit will remain on the patron’s account for one year from the date issued and the credit may be used for any program or service offered by the City of Sierra Madre Community Services Department. 

Notification of the cancellation must be made at least three (3) days before the day of the MWTR.  However, if you know sooner, please notify us ASAP so that someone from the Waitlist can fill your spot.   Refunds, in the form of credit, will not be issued unless the Community Services Department is able to fill your spot from the Waitlist.

Cancellation Due to Injury/Medical Reason

In the event of an injury or medical related concern, a full refund, less the $16 cancellation fee, will be issued, provided a doctor’s note is provided to the Manager of the Community Services Department.  The refund will be in the form of a credit to the patron’s account with the City of Sierra Madre, good for one year from the date of cancellation, or a refund by check upon the submission of a written request to the Manager of the Department.  The written request must be made within ten (10) working days of the event which the patron could not attend for medical reasons.

Mt. Wilson Training Days

Mt. Wilson Training days are here and you don’t want to miss out on this incredible and FREE opportunity!

Mt. Wilson Trail Race training begins this Saturday, February 12th at 7:00 a.m. in the new and lovely Kersting Court in the old and lovely town of Sierra Madre! The long standing tradition of a race specific training program continues this year with a 15 week training program consisting of lung and leg busting fun! Come find out what "KIC" runs are and what "SCAB" training is. You'll get a money back guarantee that this free program will improve your fitness and race times and have you smiling and laughing throughout. Led by Simon Cooper, a USATF certified coach and founder and trainer of Invictus Running Academy and 10 time top 10 finisher of the trail race, you'll get just what you need for success come race day!

Please call Lawren Heinz at 626-355-5278 or email,
[email protected] for more information.