Next Club Run

Date Event Trail Head Start Time Distance
Dec 6 Chantry Flats/Mt. Wilson 6:00 13
Dec 6 Chantry Flats/Mt. Zion Loop 6:00 9

Meeting Time

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.

2016 Membership now via UltraSignup only.

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About Us

The Trail Runners Club, founded on 1988 by Stan Swartz -Director Emeritus- meets 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, you will love the Trail Runners Club. Annual membership now via UltraSignup. For more detailed information about our runs refer to the Run With Us page.

Happy trails, Ann Ongena - club director

Grand Canyon 2014--Memorial Weekend

The Trail Runners had a successful expedition during the Memorial Weekend to the Grand Canyon. The planning of the Club's trip was methodically carried out perfectly, and thank you Ann for all your exacting work.

Running Shoes Donated to Peru

Thanks Trail Runners Club--Coupling with Desy Reinstein, of Andes Adventures, we had a very successful collection of running shoes donated to Peru. The Peruvian porters will really appreciate the running shoes. Desy organizes trips to Machu Picchu, Patagonia, and the Galapagos Islands. He is taking another trip in August, so if you have any running shoes for donations, just bring them to any Sunday morning run. Women's shoes are encouraged too, since Peruvian feet tend to be smaller than our counterparts.

Thanks again members,

Bob Peitzke's Passing

Hello Trail Runners,

I am so sorry to tell you that our good friend Bob Peitzke has passed suddenly yesterday. Those of us who knew Bob, will sorely miss him. Corey, Bob's son-in-law, has graciously communicated us that Bob's life in celebration will be at St. Matthews Church in Pacific Palisades May 3rd at 1 PM.

In Peace,


Truly A Day for Thanksgiving

As usual, the rain gods halted the impending rain for a beautiful Thanksgiving Day on our 9.5 mile run from the Santa Ynez trailhead. It was so good to see our friends running, chatting, eating and hugging.  Stan appeared at the finish of the 32nd Annual Turkey Trot.  How much better can it get any better? 

Of course we were very thankful for the plentiful year and next year should be very exciting with our upcoming schedule. 


Montana de Oro Weekend--DON'T MISS THE WEEKEND NOV. 15-17

Montana de Oro

Don't let your opportunity slipping away from the weekend of November 15-17 with the exciting club event in Cayucos.    Driving from Friday afternoon, you drive north about 3 1/2 hours to  the seaside city of Cayucos at Shoreline Inn on the beach ($109/day)--You have to call the hotel directly for the "Hot Winter Special" at (800) 549-2244.  Saturday we caravan south (14 miles/22 minutes) to Montana de Oro, running a 15-mile loop  from Spooner's Cove.  Many centuries ago the Chumash  Indians lived near and used many of these same trails.   Average November temps are 69/49, then after the run,  we can retreat to Morro Bay to get a bowl of hot chowder before returning to our Cayucos hotel.  There is a very, very nice restaurant across from the hotel.  The next morning, just north of town,  we can run for an out and back run along the beach/bluff, and there is plenty of room to shower and check-out.  For breakfast before going home, you could eat at Cayucos or drive 15 miles north to the picturesque village Cambria.  Also, if any members would like to camp, Morro Bay State Park is also an option.

Trembling with excitement,

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