Weekend Warriors Running Group
Last update May 23, 2013
This Weekend Warriors is an informal running and hiking group that do the trails in the San Gabriel Mountains of Southern California usually on Saturday mornings. As an alternative they may also do bike rides and other special events. The group is lead by Robert and Maria Vangilder. Each run start time and location will be announced here on the Thursday evening or Friday morning before. Come 15 minutes early to prepare. Bring water, snack and optionally a FRS walkie talkie on channel 6.0. Photo album from the previous weekend events are usually here on Monday afternoon.
Calendar of events for Weekend Warriors
The route for Saturday May 25th is Bailey Canyon to cheer for those doing the Mt. Wilson trail race in Sierra Madre. The Bailey Canyon route is a tough 9 mile loop that takes us up Bailey Canyon for 4 miles then over to the junction with the Mt Wilson Trail. Hopfully we will arrive in time to cheer for the front runners and stay until most of the racers are headed back down Mt Wilson trail to finish their race. At this time we will follow them down the trail.
Bring hydration, a snack and a windbreaker. No matter how warm the day will be later, you will get chilly standing in our shady cheering spot after all that climbing to get there.
Saturday's - May 18th - run was fun and different. The Foothill Flyer's/Weekend Warriors joined the Pasadena Pacers on their annual 10 mile run from the Del Mar Gold Line train station in Pasadena to Philippe's Restaurant in downtown Los Angeles. After some warm up exercises the large group headed on out. The route took us over to the familiar trails in the arroyo south of the Rose Bowl then onto a bike path down inside the wash. Around mile 6 we were on the streets and greeted with a full aid station put on by a Pasadena Pacer that lived along the route. The next 4 miles were on streets and mostly residential. Once at Philippe's our large group of over 100 overwhelmed the staff but we were eventually fed. After breakfast it was time to return home via the Gold Line train. This was a fun change of pace event. I hope we will have more of our group join in next year. See the photos.
Coming Running Races:
See the photos from these previous runs and events:
Griffith Park Trail half marathon - 2012 photos
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