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Malibu Day and Moonlight Madness - March 10, 2012    - Pt. Mugu State Park

Hello Malibu participants! We just wanted to take a second to thank everyone for coming out to join us Saturday. We had a SPECTACULAR day out there and we hope that everyone else did too.

Many thanks to our sponsors; D'Lynda from Sports for Eve, Light in Motion, Vasque, Hydrapak, Nuun, Gym-Junkies, and Feed the Machine.  

Malibu results are posted below. 

Daytime race results:


Nighttime race results:


If you have a few minutes, we have a very short survey here regarding the race and would appreciate your feedback. 

Malibu Day and Moonlight Madness Survey

You can find us next back in Las Vegas for the inaugural Dirty Vert Vertical Challenge trail run/zipline at Bootleg Canyon on April 28th and again on May 5th in Las Vegas at Cottonwood Valley for our Cottonwood Day and Moonlight Madness Trail Races.  Hope you can join us again soon!

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Also, for those of you who ran the night race and came in later in the evening...
we just wanted you to know that our generator had failed, leaving us without power for the display clock and inflatable arch. We did not start packing up early, nor would we ever!
We are there for the duration and are ALWAYS willing to be there for you for as long as it takes. 

Join us for our 2nd annual 
Malibu Daytime and Moonlight Madness trail runs offering a 10k course (both day and/or night) or a 1/2 marathon course
(both day and/or night).

  • Parking in the Park is $12 but you can park on PCH about 1/4 mile farther west just below the sand dunes. You also have the option of camping there the night before. Reservations can be made starting March 1st:  http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=630 
  • You can also park across the PCH at the State Beach for $12.

This event is Co-promoted with our good friends at Team DART-nuun-Sportmulti and SportMulti (vitamin and Mineral Supplement for athletes). The event will also be supported by our other generous partners-nuun (electrolyte enhanced drink tabs), Feed the Machine (endurance sports nutrition store), Hydrapak (packs and hydration systems), and Sports For Eve women’s active wear store where packet pickup will take place. 

You have the option of running the daytime event, distance of your choice, starting at 8AM, the Moonlight distance of your choice, starting at 6PM, OR, you can be a trail champion and run BOTH of them!  We will have something special for those of you who run both events, including a very nice lunch if you choose to hang out with us at the start/finish basecamp for the afternoon.  If you sign up for both you can change to whatever distances you feel like the day of the event.


All participants will receive shirts, medals and some excellent products from all our sponsors at the event raffle!

Read what Cyril Jay-Rayon, one of the sponsors of this event,
posted on his blog
about last year's event.  

10k course
The course starts along Big Sycamore Canyon Fire Road. It's a very easy start allowing everyone to warm-up. At 1.1 mile, you turn right onto Serrano Canyon Trail, which is a single track that winds its way up a narrow canyon and crosses the dry river bed numerous times. Many sections are well shaded and you gradually start gaining elevation (about 620 ft ) to the first Aid Station at 3.2 miles. This is the 10k turn around. 

1/2 Marathon course overview
This is one of the most beautiful and varied 13-mile trail courses we've ever done (and we've run many!). At 2,200 ft of elevation gain, it's not an easy course but the top of every climb rewards you with stunning views of sandstone cliffs or broad valleys, and the final section offers sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. In a mere 13 miles you experience a surprising amount of variety, from a shaded narrow canyon to broad ridge lines with incredible views (Sound of Music type of grassy ridges).
The course starts along Big Sycamore Canyon Fire Road. It's a very easy start allowing everyone to warm-up. At 1.1 mile, you turn right onto Serrano Canyon Trail which is a single track that winds its way up a narrow canyon and crosses the dry river bed numerous times. Many sections are well shaded and you gradually start gaining elevation (about 620 ft) to the first Aid Station (and the 10k turn around) at 3.2 miles. 1.7 miles is along the canyon but at around 500' you emerge onto a wide open ridge with superb views of the board Serrano Valley and the red sandstone cliffs in the distance (home to Sandstone Peak (3,111'), the highest peak in the Santa Monica Mountains). After taking some time to soak in the views you continue along the ridge to the trail intersection of the Serrano Valley Trail (at 650' and the 10k turn around/Aid Station). From here, you continue your climb for another 1.4 miles as more stunning views unfold to the Old Boney Trail intersection at 1020'. All your hard work is not only rewarded with more varied views of distant peaks but also with a fast 1.2 mile downhill all the way back down to Big Sycamore Canyon Fire Road along the broad valley floor. A quick left turn and you're off running down the fire road for 0.8 miles to the trailhead of Wood Canyon Vista Trail (a section of the famous Backbone Trail) on your right. This is your second and last major climb that gains about 720' in 1.8 miles as the trail switch backs up the shoulder of a ridge. The trail eventually reaches the ridge line and continues up to meet a major ridge at the Overlook Fire Road intersection (925'). From this point on, it's all downhill as you run down this wide fire road with yet some more stunning views of Sycamore Canyon, the red cliffs, and La Jolla Valley on your right. Your fast downhill continues for 3.8 miles to the Scenic trail turnoff (450').  As you approach the turnoff, the deep blue Pacific Ocean and the Channel Islands come into view. All your hard work is being handsomely rewarded! A quick right turn onto the Scenic trail and a short 0.7 mile downhill takes you back to the start/finish line. Congrats, you've just run a 1/2 marathon, climbed more than 2,200' and have bragging rights. And, if you're so inclined,  you can walk to the beach and go for a refreshing dip in the ocean. 





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Aid Station Locations:

 *   Aid Station #1: At 3.2 miles at the 10k turn around (after 620' of climbing).
 *   Aid Station #2: At the intersection of Big Sycamore Cyn fire road / Wood Canyon Vista Trail 
        (part of the Backbone trail)  at 6.6 miles
 *   Aid Station #3: At the top of Wood Canyon Vista Trail. 720' and 1.8 miles above Aid Station #2.           Aid Station #3 is 8.4 miles from the start.  From Aid Station #3, the course is mostly downhill.

Directions to start:

From Pepperdine University in Malibu (corner of PCH / Malibu Canyon Rd) drive about 15 miles west along PCH. The entrance is on the right (north side) across from Sycamore Beach on Sycamore Canyon Road. This is the entrance to the State Park with plenty of parking and camping. Sycamore Canyon Road is 1.6 miles past Deer Creek Rd when coming from Malibu. If you drive past Sycamore Canyon, you will reach the massive sand dunes 0.5 miles later. If you see the Dunes, you've gone too far. 

Packet pick up will be available the day of the events at the start/finish as well as on Friday March 9th, from 1PM-7PM at 
Sports For Eve.

        Sports For Eve3849 Main St., Culver City CA 90232   PH: (310) 838-6588

Light and Motion makes some of the best lights for athletes and they will have a limited number of lights for demo.  Contact us if you want to reserve one.

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