PIONEERTOWN HALF MARATHON & 10K
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
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!
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 (email@example.com) 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
- Pre-Run / Walk announcements will start promptly at 8:15am
- Half Marathon start time – 8:30am
- 10K start time – 9:00am
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!
To book your stay for the race weekend, please contact the lodging of your choice directly.
VOLUNTEER AT THE JOHN WAYNE GRIT SERIES
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:
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.