Next Club Run

Date Event Trail Head Start Time Distance
Feb 25 Liberty Canyon Run 7:00 11


Most of our runs begin at 7:00 am sharp.

Please get to the trail head a little early; at least 15 minutes earlier if you are new to the club or have not run the trail before.

Non members please bring waiver.

2018 Membership via UltraSignup only.

Trail Runners Club Video

About Us

The Trail Runners Club was founded on 1988 by Stan Swartz  (03/10/1934 - 05/30/2017).
We meet every Sunday morning to run one of many courses throughout the beautiful Santa Monica Mountains, sometimes also in the San Gabriel mountains and other areas.
We run only on single track trails and fireroads.
If you live in or are visiting the Los Angeles area and enjoy running in natural settings with great people then you will love the Trail Runners Club.

Annual membership now via UltraSignup.

Happy trails, Ann Ongena - club director

Stan Swartz - a tribute

It's with sadness we have to announce that our club founder "Stan Swartz", director emeritus, passed away on Tuesday May 30th, 2017 at the age of 83. 

Santa Cruz Island trip Spring 2016

It was the most perfect day for a boat ride and a run on the island, we had an amazing crew of runners, the ocean was deadly calm and the weather was just like we wanted it. The boat trip ended up to be a lot of fun. Soon we got close up with sea lions sunning on top of the buoy,  then a small pod of the Common Dolphin came along in the vessels waves. Best of all, we got to witness two Humpback whales breaching. A rather rare event this early in the season, very exciting to watch from close by this species feed on small fish; birds using the occasion to feast along. And how fun was it to get ashore the beach with skiffs instead of stepping on a dock! The run ended up being perfect too, just right for everyone's abilities as you could go farther or just keep it shorter, all we had to care for was to be back on time before the boat would bring us back to the main land. No problem, we all had a little extra time to enjoy a beach lunch on the pic-nic benches.<--break- /><--break- />

Solstice Canyon

What a great low key morning was had by all. We explored some new trails, toured the famous Robertson house and had Dunkin Donuts with coffee after, fresh flatbread with spreads and little oranges to make it a little healthy. It was fun to meet Axel his little boys and the rest of his family. I wish we had more members out bringing their loved ones. Next time, yes we'll do this again.

Griffith Park Run

What could be a better place to view the Hollywood Sign then from the trails at Griffith Park.

Annual 34th Thanksgiving Turkey Trot fun run

Mark you calendars "November 26" as we continue with our annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning. A fun trail run open to everyone, free of charge to support the Santa Monica Mountains trail running community. Bring all your friends and family, non runners can join for an out & back hike by time. The trails are on State Parks property so no dogs allowed, sorry. We only ask that non-members sign a waiver before the start. The cost? Nothing, nada, zilch. Makes it pretty hard to come up with an excuse to not be there.

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