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PIONEERTOWN HALF MARATHON & 10K

SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2020

Bring your John Wayne Grit to the trails and #RunToFightCancer

Located near Joshua Tree National Park, Pioneertown was built in the 40's to be a 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 in to the scenic trails through the Sawtooth Mountains in the Pioneertown Mountain Preserve with 360 degree breathtaking views of this spectacular high desert trail. 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 win exclusive merchandise, free race entries, and hotel stays! Like John Wayne said, "They may find a cure for cancer 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 in the fight against cancer together!

Form a Corporate or Friends and Family Team

  • Be a Team Captain & rally your team
  • Promote team building at your company and spotlight your company at the run
  • Run or walk as a group in honor or memory of a loved one who has been affected by cancer
  • Contact Greg Graber, JWCF Fundraising Director, for more information at greg@johnwayne.org or 949-631-8400

FUNDRAISING

Fundraising Incentives:

  • Raise $100 and receive a John Wayne Grit Series Trucker Hat
  • Raise $250 and receive a Free Race Entry for either a 10K or 5K
  • Raise $500 and receive a Free Race Entry for a Half Marathon
  • Raise $1,500 and receive your choice of either overnight accommodations at a hotel or an exclusive John Wayne Grit Series Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket
  • Raise $25,000 and name a JWCF grant in honor or memory of a friend or family member
  • Contact Greg Graber, JWCF Fundraising Director, for more information at greg@johnwayne.org or 949-631-8400

Special Team Incentives:

  • Teams raising $5,000 will receive custom JWGS race shirts (time permitting for printing)
  • Teams raising $50,000 can name a JWCF grant in honor or memory of a friend or family member
  • Contact Greg Graber, JWCF Fundraising Director, for more information at greg@johnwayne.org or 949-631-8400

EVENT SCHEDULE & DETAILS

FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2020

PACKET PICKUP will be held in Pioneertown, CA at location TBD from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Please be sure to have your ID and signed hardcopy waiver (available onsite) when you check-in to get your packet.
  • Your packet will include your bib number (with a timing chip on it), safety pins to attach your bib, your event shirt, and additional goodies and info.

SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2020

START TIMES

  • Pre-Run / Walk announcements will start promptly at 8:15am
  • Half Marathon start time – 8:30am
  • 10K start time – 9:00am

COURSE INFORMATION

RUN OR WALK

Both the Half Marathon and 10K start and end in Pioneertown at the Start/Finish line located at the east end of Mane Street in Pioneertown (near Pappy & Harriet's and the Pioneertown Motel). Both courses are on trails that go through the Sawtooth Mountains in Pioneertown Mountain Preserve.

Half Marathon (13.1 miles)

This course is a loop that is longer than the 10K. The elevation gain for the Half Marathon is approximately 2,000 ft. The course starts in town and goes to the east then you return to the start/finish line.

10K (~6 miles)

This course is a loop. The elevation gain is approximately 1,000 ft. The course starts in town and goes to the east then you return to the start/finish line. This is the best course for beginners, just make sure to practice walking or running before the event, including some time training on trails. You can find training tips by visiting sites including, but not limited to, Active.com and Trail Runner Magazine.

VOLUNTEER AT THE JOHN WAYNE GRIT SERIES

PIONEERTOWN, CALIFORNIA

We need volunteers to help at water stations, packet pickup, at the start/finish, and more! Each volunteer gets a t-shirt and a John Wayne Grit Series trucker hat. It's a great opportunity for students to earn their community service hours too!

 

To sign up to be a volunteer today, click the button below:

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The Pioneertown Half Marathon & 10K benefits John Wayne Cancer Foundation, so every step you take helps advance the fight against cancer through pioneering cancer research and programs. Run or walk in honor of family and friends who have been affected by cancer. Your registration and fundraising efforts make it possible for the John Wayne Cancer Foundation to fund novel and innovative programs that improve cancer patients' outcomes and save lives through research, education, awareness and support.

QUESTIONS

HOW CAN WE HELP?

For registration questions contact Molly Kassouf at gritseries@johnwayne.org

For fundraising questions contact Greg Graber at greg@johnwayne.org or call 949-631-8400