Upcoming Events!


John Wayne Grit Series:

Pioneertown Half Marathon & 10K: Saturday, May 16, 2020

Bring your John Wayne Grit to the trails and #RunToFightCancer with us on May 16th in the John Wayne Grit Series Pioneertown Half Marathon & 10K. Located near Joshua Tree National Park, Pioneertown was built in the 40s to be an 1880s themed Old Western movie set and is now a popular getaway, home to the world-famous Pappy & Harriet’s. The exposed course is a challenging and picturesque singletrack trail, guaranteed to bring out your #JohnWayneGrit.

You’ll start off on Pioneertown’s “Mane Street” and head into the scenic trails through the Sawtooth Mountains in the Pioneertown Mountain Preserve with 360 degree breathtaking views of the spectacular high desert. Finish back in town and meet us at the Hay Barn for the John Wayne Grit Down! The run will benefit the John Wayne Cancer Foundation so every step you take will help us in our fight against cancer. Start a team & fundraise for your chance to earn exclusive merchandise, free race entries, and hotel stay near the event (or overnight accommodations never the event!

Like John Wayne said, “They may find a cure for cancer even without your help, but if I were you I wouldn’t bet my life on it.” See you in Pioneertown & bring your John Wayne Grit because Pilgrims, we’re all in this fight together. Learn more here!

More Upcoming Events:

Team John Wayne OC Marathon, CA Saturday and Sunday, May 2-3, 2020

Be part of the team that’s fighting cancer with Courage, Strength, and Grit and participate in honor or memory of family and friends who have been affected by cancer. Team John Wayne members receive:

  • Complimentary race entry * (Earn a free 5K entry by fundraising at least $250 by 4/15/20 OR earn a free 1/2 Marathon entry by fundraising at least $500 by 4/15/20 OR earn a free Marathon entry by fundraising at least $700 by 4/15/20.)
  • Personalized fundraising support from Team John Wayne staff
  • Access to exclusive Team John Wayne gear including shirts, hats, and more
  • Invitation to the Team John Wayne Courage Reception held prior to race day

Your fundraising makes it possible for John Wayne Cancer Foundation to fund novel and innovative programs that improve cancer patients’ outcomes and save lives through research, education, awareness and support. Learn more here!

2 replies added

  1. Carrie Hodges April 24, 2020 Reply

    Will there be another True Grit series race in Ridgeway, CO again for 2020. The only races that I am seeing listed are for California.

    • Ryan April 27, 2020 Reply


      Thank you so much for your interest in the John Wayne Grit Series and Fighting Cancer with Grit!

      At this time there is no set plan to hold another True Grit Anniversary 10K in Colorado, but please be sure to follow us on social media and check back here regularly to see where we’ll end up next!

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