Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the John Wayne Grit Series is virtual until the restrictions are lifted.
At that point, we will transition to in person events. We have high hopes of getting together to run in person in 2021.

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.


Join us on Saturday, October 16, 2021 for the Grit Series Run at Lone Pine! The Lone Pine 10K & Half Marathon benefits John Wayne Cancer Foundation, so every step you take helps advance the fight against cancer through pioneering cancer research and programs.

Due to the circumstances regarding COVID-19, the John Wayne Cancer Foundation is planning for this race to be a virtual run. We have high hopes of getting together to run in person soon!


8:15 AM - Important Course Announcements
8:30 AM - Half Marathon Start Time
9:00 AM - 10K Start Time


701 Main Street
Lone Pine, CA 93545


Because of COVID-19 restrictions, the John Wayne Grit Series will be virtual with the plan to transition to in person events once the restrictions are lifted. Select either the "Run for Free by Fundraising” OR "Register to Run" button above to sign up.

If we are still virtual when race weekend comes around, we ask that you run wherever you choose and send Greg (greg@johnwayne.org) a screenshot of your run tracking app showing you went the distance. The John Wayne Cancer Foundation will mail your participant shirt and finisher mug after race weekend.


Fundraising for yourself or your team is a great way to give back to the cancer-fighting community. It’s also a great way to promote team building at your company or honor the memory of a loved one who has been affected by cancer.

Did we mention there are prizes involved for raising money? The highest earning teams from each race can go home with bragging rights and an entry into next years event! What are you waiting for?


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 at Pioneertown is 4,500 feet.