General Information

December 7th - Into the Wild Fremont Canyon 28.8k - Fremont Canyon Nature Preserve, in all its beauty, is situated in the Santa Ana Mountains of Orange County. Fremont Canyon is often referred to by some as "the Yosemite of Orange County," because of its picturesque granite rock formations, caves, ridgelines, and steep canyon walls. The peak of Fremont, situated at 2,376 ft., one can take in the breathtaking views of the snow-covered San Gabriel Mountains and as far north as Los Angeles and Palos Verdes. The one loop course offering 4035 feet of elevation gain and loss, will take you past many varieties of endangered plants, including coastal sage scrub, chaparral, oak woodlands, and the rare Tecate cypress. This diverse habitat of Fremont teems with wildlife, including cactus wrens, bats, Granite Spiny lizards, San Diego mountain king snakes, Bell's sage sparrows, rock wrens, mountains lions, mule deer and golden eagles.

Fremont Canyon via Irvine Regional Park
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, Ca. 92869

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2024

Park Entry:

Race Day Parking:
Parking Lot P and Lot O (follow signs once inside the park that say “ITW Race”)

Start/Finish Location:
Parking Lot P

Race Distance:
28.8k (17.9 miles)

Course Information:
Fire roads, course is recommended for an experienced runner
Elevation gain and loss: 3820ft
Aid Stations: 4 (3.5, 8.2, 11.2, 14m) electrolyte, water, gels, salt, bananas, oranges. We recommend a handheld or hydration pack.
NOTE: We don't have an official cut off time.  We just ask that you maintain a 17:15 pace which would take 5hrs to complete the course.  The last 6 miles are downhill.

Course map: Use satellite view for map
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Pre-running the course is not allowed unless it occurs on wilderness access days or docent-led activities.  Unauthorized access or pre-running the course may jeopardize our ability to offer these events. 

Event Timeline:
6:00 am – park gate opens
6:45 – 7:20 am – check in
7:45 am – race start
11:00 am - Awards (announced when the overall and age group results are in for each distance) 
Must be present for awards 

Packet Pick Up: NOT Mandatory
Thursday, Dec. 5th from 4:00pm – 7:00pm at A Snail's Pace Mission Viejo
24451 Alicia Pkwy
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Join us at A Snail's Pace Mission Viejo for packet pick up and receive $10 off a purchase of $30 or more
Please note: race day packet pick up available

Registration Prices 28.8k:
$70.00 until 5pm on 12/6/24
NO Race Day Registration

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