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HALF MARATHON & 10K

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2020

 

Due to the circumstances regarding COVID-19, the John Wayne Cancer Foundation is consistently monitoring local and federal government orders to evaluate how to appropriately proceed with the John Wayne Grit Series events. If anyone registered does not feel comfortable attending, we will be incorporating a Virtual Option. For anyone no longer wishing to participate, we will administer a refund for your registration. Thank you for your understanding and continuing the fight against cancer with GRIT!

 

Bring your John Wayne Grit to the trails and #RunToFightCancer

 

Lone Pine, California boasts some of the most beautiful and rugged trails in the Eastern Sierras. Explore this magnificent course set in the shadow of majestic Mt. Whitney — the tallest mountain in the contiguous U.S. of A. You'll push your limits and stay dusty on dirt roads and single track trails that wind under blue skies, soaring snow-capped peaks and natural stone arches.

 

These are the same iconic western backdrops they were when John Wayne filmed 13 movies there, including How The West Was Won. After you've conquered the course, join us for a cowboy-style celebration at the John Wayne Grit Down!

 

As John Wayne said, "A goal, a love and a dream give you total control over your body and your life." We can't think of a better way to describe this event that will change lives — yours and those fighting cancer.

 

So partner, start training solo or as a team today and fundraise for your chance to win exclusive merchandise, free race entries, and hotel stays. See you on the trails!

VIRTUAL RUN OPTION

Don't sweat it if you can't make it!

Given the current circumstances surrounding the pandemic, the John Wayne Grit Series is incorporating a virtual run component! To take part, Register and Fundraise today, then let Greg (greg@johnwayne.org) know you will join the event virtually. Run during the scheduled race weekend, and email Greg a screenshot of your run tracking app showing that you went the distance. JWCF will mail you your participant shirt and finisher mug after the event.

COURSE INFORMATION

Both loop courses start and finish alongside Movie Road and are chip timed for those that want to race or you can go at your own pace. At the finish line, you'll be rewarded with a finisher's mug and the satisfaction of knowing that you stepped up to the challenge and helped fight cancer!

 

The elevation is 4,500ft.

Half Marathon (13.1 miles) Course Information

This scenic course goes through the National Scenic Area and features dirt roads, single track trails, hills and spectacular views of Mt. Whitney, and provides three full aid stations and two water stations to keep you fueled every step of the way.

 

  • Trail rating: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Elevation gain: approximately 1,500 ft.
  • Course open at 8:00 am and closes at 1:00 pm

10K (~6 miles) Course Information

This 10K course is a shorter version of the Half Marathon with the same amazing views. The course has a full aid station and a water station for your refreshment that will power you to the finish line.

 

  • Trail rating: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Elevation gain: approximately 500 ft.
  • Course open at 8:30 am and closes at 1:30 pm

FUNDRAISING

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 Rewards:

  • Raise $100 and receive a John Wayne Grit Series Trucker Hat
  • Raise $250 and receive a Free Race Entry for the 10K
  • Raise $500 and receive a Free Race Entry for the 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 Rewards:

  • Teams raising $5,000 will receive custom JWGS race shirts (time permitting for production)
  • 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, OCTOBER 16, 2020

PACKET PICKUP will be held at the Lone Pine Film Museum 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, OCTOBER 17, 2020

START TIMES

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

ACCOMMODATIONS

WHERE TO STAY FOR THE ALABAMA HILLS HALF MARATHON & 10K

To book your stay for the race weekend, please contact the lodging of your choice directly.

VOLUNTEER AT THE JOHN WAYNE GRIT SERIES

ALABAMA HILLS, 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:

John Wayne Cancer Foundation

The Alabama Hills 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.

THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 SPONSORS

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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