Thursday, April 28, 2011

Good Morning! If anyone is interested in Awesome Race Next Weekend Please Contact us ASAP! We have a few Discount Codes :) This is a FUN Race Guys! The Xterra Race Organizers put on a FIRST Class event.

Race is Saturday, May 7, 2011!

Are you ready?
Runners - We are under 2 weeks before the 10th annual XTERRA Malibu Creek Challenge Trail Run. With a field of 700 runners attending the event, get ready for some fun and challenging running on the trails. Please read this ENTIRE email before the event. There is important updated information thoughout the email - so read it all!
Important updates:
• It's our 10 year anniversary!
• We've got GREAT Tech-T's for all runners. Get'm while they're hot!
• KASHI is bringing out an awesome spread so bring your appetite - and we'll have a hot breakfast as well.
• We will be awarding the 2011 SoCal Series Champions (with sweet medals). Top age group winners get a FREE Entry into XTERRA Nationals. So don't leave early!
• We'll also be awarding the select few runners who have done all 7 races in the long course series!
• Read the parking info below - please read TWICE.
• Weather - it's getting warmer, so hydrate, hydrate, hydrate before and during the event!
• Food / Coffee / Grub - only racers will be allowed into the food tent. After the runners have had their fill, friends and family can partake!
• Race Check In begins @ 6:30am. So plan your morning accordingly!• Bring ID at check-in. Race bibs will not be distributed without showing ID. This includes: email, credit card statement, cashed check or email confirmation from Generic Events. No Exceptions! The issue is that we getting more and more people showing up who are not on our registration list. If we do not have a bib for you and cannot provide this information to us, we will charge you for the race and refund you when you show proof of your registration and payment.

If you haven't registered yet - get on it. Here's the link.

More Race Info

Remember, parking will take time, so please be patient and plan ahead. We are opening the parking lot at 5:30am to accomodate participants. Parking is now $12 - please have correct change. Also, please be alert on race morning, we have been requested by the parks to get cars into the lots (and off Las Virgenes) as quickly as possible, so please pay attention and follow the volunteers' directions. Do not park off of the pavement or you will get an expensive ticket. And park as close as possible to the adjacent car!
The Malibu Creek lots will accomodate 400+ cars, which means that anyone that arrives after 6:30am will need to park at either the free lots around Mulholland/Las Virgenes intersection or the paid lot at Tapia Park. Tapia Park is 1.5 miles south of Malibu Creek State Park on Las Virgenes Road, and we will be operating a FREE shuttle from 7am - 12 noon. We encourage the 6k mile runners to park in these outer lots to allow the 22k runners to arrive early, since their race departs at 7:30am. Click here to see a map of all the parking lots. Better yet, try to carpool!
We’re on the hunt for additional volunteers; so ask your friends and family to come out! Call time is @ 5:30am and all volunteers get a t-shirt/breakfast and goody bag! Email us at or call 310.821.7898.
The parking lot opens at 5:30am and registration/check-in opens at 6:00am.
The 22k event kicks off at 7:30am, so please arrive early to allow for parking, checking in and using the bathroom.
The 6k event departs at 8:00am, so also allow time for parking.
The Post Event Party/Raffle/Awards will start at 9:30am and continue until 12:00 noon, so don’t depart too early and let’s all cheer in the final runners.
The race takes place at Malibu Creek State Park, just south of Mulholland on Las Virgenes Road.
From 101 Fwy: take Las Virgenes Road south and turn right at Malibu Creek State Park, about 0.2 miles south of Mulholland Hwy.
From PCH: take Malibu Canyon Road north for six miles and turn left into Malibu Creek State Park.
Temperatures vary this time of year, but based on the current warming trend we’ll probably have a sunny, warm day (high of 80+ degrees). Dress for a cool morning (55+ degrees), but it will heat up as the day progresses! You can shed layers just before Bulldog with the volunteer crew, and we’ll have these for the runners later in the morning. Please carry water if you are prone to dehydration.
The trails are in amazing condition and have recently been cleared. As always, please keep you eyes open at all times! There have been sightings of snakes, so be careful if you’re out in front. Watch the loose rocks in the creek bed. And when passing on the single track trails, be courteous of the person in front (or behind) you. On the 22k course you run on the bridge at Las Virgenes & Piuma, so be careful. There will be a CHP officer on duty, but as always, be careful!!
Review the course maps in the Maps section of While we mark the course with signs and flour, we encourage everyone to study the course maps before they run it. There are some tricky turns at Bulldog, Mesa Peak and Tapia, so study the course!
All 22k participants are encouraged to carry a water bottle. There is water and Gatorade on the course for you to refill your water bottle.
Be sure to thank all of our event sponsors: Clif Bar, XTERRA Gear, Paul Mitchell, GU, Gatorade, Fuel Belt, and XTERRA Footwear!

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