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

Big Sur Country


A motley group of runners organized on Sept. 25-26 for the Trail Runners Club (TRC) event in Big Sur. Members met for lodging in Monterey and Big Sur. Most of the group, in anticipation of our 20-mile run slept slightly anxiously. Most runners were thoroughly prepared with breakfast meals, gels, snacks, water hydration packs and running apparel.

I Will Never Complain Again


My long run is usually about 10 to 14 miles. Sometimes, I complain if a trail is too steep, rocky, or even muddy. I will never complain again. Last weekend, Mieko started running Saturday morning at 8:30AM in Corona, until she finished SUNDAY afternoon at 2:30 PM near Huntington Beach. This was the 100-Miles Club course--all on streets and sidewalks. Just imagine that Mieko was tracking her distance over 93.5 miles for 30 hours.

Lucky 13 Go to the Grand Canyon (by Billy Yang /

Grand Canyon: Rim-to-Rim Run 5/22/2010
This past weekend, a few members of the Trail Runners Club and I embarked on an epic run across the Grand Canyon. This is commonly referred to as 'Rim-to-Rim' run, as in the North Rim to the South Rim, or vice versa.

TRC Shines in the Ragnar Relay

The Group

Club members gathered under the tutelage of TRC member Art on the weekend of April 23rd - 24th, to compete in the Ragnar Relay from Ventura to Dana Point. This is a 200 mile relay with each member of a 12-man team running 3 legs on very little sleep. The TRC entry was a man short and Michael and Art had to carry the extra load. Out of 282 teams entered, TRC came in second (31 hours, 51 minutes) in the Mixed-Masters category, in spite of having 3 runners in their 50’s and 3 runners in their 60’s.

The Three Musketeers Do The Leona Divide 50-Miler


Well, last weekend our own 3 Musketeers--Art, Donn and Mieko did a very grueling 50-miler--The Leona Divide. In Donn's own words, this is how the event went down:

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