Race Date is Saturday, September 21, 2013
5k/10k Trail Runs + 5k Mud Run + Kids Runs

The eighth annual Malibu Canyon Dirt Dash (formerly the Salvation Army 5k) returns September 21, 2013!

Join us for a scenic trail run (5k or 10k) on the trails around Malibu Creek State Park, and the 5k Mud Run (with rope climbs, swings, bridge crossings and mud pit). This event is for everyone: whether you are a walker, runner, adventurer, or somewhere in between! Event is limited to 1500 participants, so enter early!

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Online Regstration is open until 5:00pm, Friday, September 21!

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After that - race day registration starts @ 6:30am at Salvation Army Camp (Tapia Park).

 

Remember that parking costs $12.00 at Malibu Creek State Park - bring correct change please.

If you don't want to register, you can also donate to Camp Mt. Crags to send a kid to camp!
Camp Mt. Crags

Entry Fees

5K TRAIL RUN
(Ages 17 and up)
$30 through August 26
$35 through September 20
$40 on Race Day

10K TRAIL RUN
(Ages 17 and up)
$35 through August 26
$40 through September 20
$45 on Race Day

5K MUD RUN
(Ages 10 and up)
(Teams are made up of 5 or more people)!
$40 through August 26
$45 through September 20
$50 on Race Day

10K TRAIL RUN AND 5K MUD RUN
(Ages 17 and up)
$60 through August 26
$65 through September 20
$67 on Race Day

5K TRAIL RUN AND 5K MUD RUN
(Ages 17 and up)
$55 through August 26
$60 through September 20
$65 on Race Day

5K / 10K OR FITNESS WALK - Youth
(Youth: 4-16)
$15 through August 26
$20 through September 20
$25 on Race Day

FITNESS WALK
(Ages 17 and up)
$30 through August 26
$35 through September 20
$40 on Race Day

KIDS MINI MUD RUN
(Ages 10 and under )
Free

Refunds/Transfers - There are NO REFUNDS, so only register if you know you're going to make it! Bib numbers can be transferred up to one week prior to the event. The transfer fee is $10. Email info@genericevents.com to get a transfer form.


What's Going on WHEN!

SATURDAY - September 21 (race day)
6:30am - Race Day Packet Pick Up/Goodie Bags Opens (Please arrive one hour before your wave starts)

7:15am - Welcome / Race Briefing

7:30am - 10k Trail Run Start
7:45am - Fitness Walk Start
8:00am - 5k Trail Run Start
9:00am - 5k Mud Run - wave 1

9:15am - 5k Mud Run - wave 2
9:30am - 5k Mud Run - wave 3
9:45am - 5k Mud Run - wave 4
10:00am - 5k Mud Run - wave 5
10:15am - 5k Mud Run - wave 6
11:00am - Kids Mud Run Start

8:30am - 12 noon - Post Event Festival

10:00am - Award Ceremony (5k and 10k)

11:30am - Award Ceremony (Overall Winners of Mud Run)

12 noon - Go home and nap


5k Course Description
• The 5k course dips in and around Camp Mt. Crags, Camp Gilmore and Malibu Creek State Park before an awesome finish back at camp. There are some small climbs and descents - perfect for the beginner and challenging enough for advanced athletes. The course is 70/30 between trails and paved roads.

10k Course Description
• The 10k course follows the 5k course description above but ventures deeper into Malibu Creek State Park before an awesome finish back at camp. There are some small climbs and descents - perfect for the intermediate and challenging enough for advanced athletes. The course is 90/10 between trails and paved roads.

5k Mud Run Description + Obstacles
The 5k Mud Run parallels the same 5k course description above, but with the addition of some AWESOME OBSTACLES!

1

Crags Mud

2

Trailer Park

3

Hi Top Hurdle

4

Slippery Slope

5

Up and Over

6

Hustle and Flow

7

Hang On Honey

8

Stump and Jump

9

Tons o Tires

10

Slanty Banty

11

Wilderness Wipe Out

12

Sky is Falling

13

Criss Cross Crash

14

Back Court Slide

15

Gilmore Grind

16

River of Mud

17

Tunnels of Terror

18

Wall of Pain

19

Over Under

20

Tire(d) Yet?

21

Pain in the A-Frame

22

Sand Pit Pain

23

Mud Mania

24

Kelly's Tunnels

25

Mud Creek


Course Maps

5k Trail Run - MapMyRun.com

10k Trail Run - MapMyRun.com

5k Mud Run - PDF (5k Mud Run follows the 5k route with 20+ obstacles)

Parking - PDF (We know this is not a course map, but it's very important! - READ THIS!)


Division for the 5k and 10k trail runs are based on your race day age.

Male/Female Divisions:

Youth (10-13)
Junior (14-16)
20 - 24
25 - 29
30 - 34
35 - 39
40 - 44
45 - 49
50 - 54
55 - 59
60 - 64
65+

There are age group awards for the 5k and 10kt trail runs and overall awards for the Mud Run!

LET'S FUNDRAISE!
Make a Difference in a Kids Life!

You can donate to send a kid to The Salvation Army Camp Mt. Crags and Camp Gilmore!  The purpose of the camp is to serve low-income children (ages 7 – 14) and has been providing a life changing summer camp experience for over 1,800 children every summer since 1935.  The camp helps these children with physical and social needs.   The children develop good health habits in regards to cleanliness, proper rest, balanced diet, exercise and care of the body.  The aim is to help them make their own right decisions, stimulate creativity, and foster independence.
Camp Mt. Crags   <Click Here to donate to camp!

How To Fundraise
As an individual or team, set a fundraising goal – we suggest $330, which is the cost for sending one child to camp.  Then, ask friends, family, and co-workers to donate toward your fundraising goal. 

Fundraising tools are available on Active.com that allows you to email friends and family asking them to donate toward your fundraising goal.  Simply follow the link, click on "Become A Fundraiser" at the top, and follow the prompts.

If internet fundraising is not for you, please download our Pledge Form to sign up sponsors in person.  Want to double your donation to The Salvation Army? Ask if your company has a matching gift program. 

Please mail Pledge Forms with collected donations (checks only) by September 14, 2013 to:
          The Salvation Army
          900 W. James M. Wood Blvd
          Los Angeles, CA 90015
          Attn: Trail Run


How the heck do I get to the race?

From 101 Ventura Fwy:
Exit Las Virgenes Rd. - Go towards the beach. Drive 5 miles then turn right into Tapia Park (the turn is right before the light at Piuma). There is ample parking within Tapia Park (CA Parks charge $12.00 for parking - please try to have exact change). Then follow signs to The Salvation Army Camp.

From PCH Malibu: Near Pepperdine University:
Turn right onto Malibu Canyon Road. Drive 5 miles then turn left into Tapia Park. There is ample parking within Tapia Park (CA Parks charge $12.00 for parking - please try to have exact change). Then follow signs to The Salvation Army Camp.

Leave yourself plenty of time to park, get your transition area set up and to relax!

Click here for parking locations at Tapia Park AND Malibu Creek State Park.


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Pitch in and help put on a GREAT event!

Volunteers are integral and crucial elements in making our events viable. Volunteer tasks include, among others: providing water and food, keeping runners on course, cheering runners on, keeping spirits up and making the race safer for everyone! We guarantee a great time and the time spent will be worthwhile.

You don't have to be a runner to volunteer at the event. If you have simple words of encouragement and are able to help direct runners or hand out water, you are valuable to us!

In exchange you'll get goodies (T-Shirts/Goody Bag/Swag) and refreshments, and more importantly, you will be rewarded with the pride in knowing you helped to make the event happen, and that everyone finished because of the help you offered.

If you'd like to volunteer or need more information, please contact us at 310.821.7898 or send an email to info@genericevents.com!