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PIONEERTOWN HALF MARATHON & 10K

*** SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 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, and is the site of our newest John Wayne Grit Series event.

 

The sun-exposed course is challenging and picturesque technical, single-track trail guaranteed to bring out your #JohnWayneGrit. You'll start off on Pioneertown's "Mane Street" and head to the trails through the Sawtooth Mountains with 360-degree 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 benefits John Wayne Cancer Foundation so every step you take helps fight cancer. Register today as an individual or start a team and 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 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!

COURSE INFORMATION

RUN OR WALK

Both courses are chip times 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 of Pioneertown is 4,400 ft.

Half Marathon (13.1 miles) Course Information

This stunning course features hills and magnificent views of the high desert and Sawtooth Mountains and provides three full aid and two water stations to keep you fueled every step of the way.

  • Trail rating: Intermediate
  • Elevation gain: approximately 2,000 ft.
  • Course open at 8:30 am and closes at 1:30 pm

10K (~6 miles) Course Information

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

  • Trail rating: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Elevation gain: approximately 1,000 ft.
  • Course open at 9:00 am and closes at 2:00 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 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, OCTOBER 2, 2020

PACKET PICKUP will be held in Pioneertown, CA at the Hay Barn on Mane Street 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 3, 2020

START TIMES

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

RACE PARTICIPANTS

RECEIVE SOME FUN STUFF
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John Wayne Grit Series participants receive a number of special items including an exclusive race shirt as well as a Finisher's Medal that duals as a campfire mug!

 

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ACCOMMODATIONS

WHERE TO STAY FOR THE PIONEERTOWN 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

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.

THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 SPONSORS

THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 PRODUCT SPONSORS

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