Trail Running Guidelines
- These are hilly and strenuous courses. They are on mountain trails and unpaved fire roads. These are not races, but rather fun and training runs, scenic and challenging!
- Bring your own water, there is none on the trails. All runners must carry adequate water to stay hydrated especially during warm weather.
- There are rattlesnakes, coyotes, ticks, and possibly mountain lions in these areas. There are also areas of poison oak.
- The group meets on the sidewalk at the Temescal Canyon Rd gate of the Palisades High School track. See Run With Us page. If you would prefer to meet directly at the trail head, please see the event detail page for map and parking instructions.
- The meeting time at the high school meeting point is listed on the home page. For existing club members, trailhead meeting times are listed in the schedule.
- Runs will take place rain or shine (major storms are excepted).
- New runners, please print the application/waiver on this website, fill it in, sign it, and bring it with you the first time you run with the group.
- You may meet at the designated location or at the trailhead if that is more convenient, but you must sign in with the Group Leader for your group prior to running or have notified them in advance of your early start.
- On shorter runs, those interested can run the course twice. If the course is a point to point you may choose to start early at the finish, run to the start and join the group, and run back to the finish. Please advise the Group Leader and let other club members know, for they may want to join you.
- If you prefer trying a run before paying the yearly dues, just fill out the membership application/waiver and you may send in the $45.00 dues after the run to confirm you enjoy the activity. The application and waiver must be filled out and signed prior to running. Preferably the $45.00 will be paid with the application.
- Refreshments are usually provided at the finish. On occasion, we meet for breakfast after the run at a designated restaurant.
If you are sensitive to poison oak, on those trails where it is found, you may want to use a pre-exposure ointment before running.
If you are concerned about joining a new group, the length of the runs, the demands of the trails, or any other subject, please send us an e-mail or call 310-459-3757 and we will be happy to discuss these matters with you.