Wildwood Regional Park sits within the beautiful city of Thousand Oaks. This is the only official race allowed in Wildwood. The 1,765 acre park features a diverse multi-use trail system across ridgelines and into lush valleys. It is home to over 250 plant species and an abundant home to a variety of birds, reptiles and animals. The stunning vistas are not to be missed. The Thousand Oaks area has something for everyone with National Parks, great restaurants, shopping, and so much more. Race staging area is Wildflower Playfields, 635 Avenida de Los Arboles, Thousand Oaks, directly across street from Wildwood Regional Park. The race raises money to be used for schlorships, the “DreamCatcher Playground Projects” and capital improvement projects for the Conejo Recreation and Park District.
From the 23 freeway North exit off Avenida de Las Arboles and head westt. Continue down Avenida de Los Arboles for 3 miles. Once you cross over Lynn road while on Avenida de Los Arboles the staging area is on your right 3 blocks down.
From the 101 freeway get off at Lynn road, near the Oaks Mall, and travel north on Lynn road for 3 miles. Turn left on Avenida de Los Arboles and go 3 blocks to staging area.
10 K Description: (8am start)
The race will start on Avenida De Los Arboles and heads East into Wildwood Neighborhood Park the course will narrow quickly so get your placing early. The trail drops into the bottom of the Canyon with multiple slippery stream crossings, there are small foot bridges if you would like to use them. The course was carefully crafted to show off some of Wildwood Parks finest assets, runners will pass Paradise Falls (an excellent photo opportunity), our beautiful shaded picnic areas, Skunk Hollow and the Thousand Oaks Sewage Treatment Plant (joy). The warm up is now over and the serious trail running begins with the ascent of Lizard Rock, a 550 foot elevation rise in a little less than a mile. The course then descends onto the Stagecoach Trail, a treacherous, rocky and steep path for about a half mile. Next a fun excursion on the Moonridge Trail and all the stairs you would ever want to go up and down. At Mile 5.3 you will realize you are back at the bottom of the canyon and will use your last mile and last bit of energy climbing Indian Creek Trail and then finally you will pass under Avenida De Los Arboles through a tunnel and into Wildflower Park for a dramatic finish.
5k Description: (8:15am start)
The race will start on Avenida De Los Arboles and goes west into Wildwood Park across the Mesa at approximately the 1.5 mile mark the course turns onto the Stagecoach Trail for about a mile, this part of the trail is rocky, steep and treacherous. It would be helpful to be a mountain goat just for this section. At mile 2.7 runners will descend about 20 stair steps to the Indian Creek trail (DUCK UNDER THE TREE) and the only shade on the course. As you enter the final half mile you will pass under Avenida De Los Arboles through a tunnel and into Wildflower Park for a dramatic finish.
The One Mile Youth Trail Run: (8:45am start)
The fun race will start on Avenida De Los Arboles and goes west into Wildwood Park as you enter the park make a left turn down the stairs onto the Indian Creek trail, DUCK UNDER THE TREE. The trail is rough, usually dusty and always rocky, please watch your step. As you enter the final half mile you will pass under Avenida De Los Arboles through a tunnel and into Wildflower Park for a dramatic finish
10K Walk “Walk on the Wild Side”: (8:30am start)
This is open to anyone who can walk 6 miles in a beautiful natural setting in Wildwood Park in beautiful Thousand Oaks, California. The walk is held on the same course as the 10K run. The course is moderate to hard. Time limit for completion is 4 hours with the start time at 8:30am. There are no strollers or wheelchairs allowed, and all participants must be able to walk the course on their own. Dogs will be permitted as long as they are on a leash the entire event. All walking participants will receive an event T-shirt. No awards will be given out. There will be water stations on the course. No event timing will occur. We hope to have course monitors to point out interesting areas while you are on the course. Money raised for the walk will go to support the Outdoor Advisory Council who put on over 60 hikes/outdoor events a year in cooperation with the Conejo recreation & Park District
Parking: Parking is free and will mostly be street parking. You need to arrive early to make sure you can get parked and get over to the staging area for all races. There is minimal parking at Wildflower Park and at Wildwood Elementary School. Please go to the race web site for a map and more detailed parking information. www.crpd.org/run
10K race starts at 8am. 5K race starts at 8:15am. One mile race starts at 8:45am. 10K Walk starts at 8:30am.
Online Registration ends on Monday, June 22nd. We will be limiting registrations for safety, so register early.
Day of Registration begins at 6am on site. You must be registered for the race you are running in at least 30 minutes prior to race starting.
Pre-registered runners may pick up your race packet and bibs the day before the race at Roadrunner Sports in Thousand Oaks between 4-8pm. Address: 1714 Newbury Road, Unit J, Newbury Park, 91320. (805)375-1415 or on race day beginning at 6am. You must be ready to run with bib on, 30 minutes before your race is to start.
You must pay for each race you run in.
The I mile race is a fun race that will have chip timing, all who run this race will receive a special award.
Awards will only be given to the top three male and female runners in the 10k and 5k, per age group, after all races have been run and official results have been secured.
Please no headphones, baby joggers, and dogs, due to safety concerns.
Trail running places runners in uneven footing and all runners need to understand this and pay attention to the trail and to other runners on the course. Runners must stay on trails at all time. No passing except on marked trails.
10K and 5k courses will be marked to assist you, along with course volunteers.
Go to the Race official web site to see the course layouts, parking suggestions, and after race activities for the runners and families to enjoy www.crpd.org/run
All staging for the race will be at Wildflower Playfield, 635 Avenida de Los Arboles, Thousand Oaks, Ca. 91360. This park is directly across the street from Wildwood Regional Park.
There will be no refunds.
Frequently Asked Questions
General Wildwood Race Questions:
I'm having trouble registering online, can you help?
Active.com customer support is happy to help you. Call them at 877-228-4881 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
One common mistake with registering minors that you can avoid: When registering a minor, and agreeing to the waiver, make sure you enter the parent/guardian's birthday above the waiver signature and not the child's birthday. You, the parent/guardian, are agreeing to the waiver. If you enter a birth date that is younger than 18, you cannot proceed with the registration.
Directly below the waiver it reads: "You must be over 18 years of age OR the parent/legal guardian of a minor under 18 years of age OR the legal guardian of an incapacitated and/or mentally challenged person in order to agree to the text above."
However, on the next page of the registration where it asks for the birth date of the registrant, if you are entering a minor as the registrant, enter the child's birth date.
What happens if the weather report predicts rain for race day?
Although we prefer a beautiful day, the weather in Southern California is unpredictable. The event goes on rain or shine. If main course is wet from rain during the week the race will be run on the streets of Thousand Oaks at same listed times.
Do you allow walkers?
We are adding a new 10K Walk event this year, look for information in coming weeks on this. But yes, you can walk either course. However, if your pace is slow you may find that the police/course marshals will start to open streets to traffic/public and you will need to move to the sidewalk/trail and observe the rules of the road. Due to restrictions on our permits, we impose course limits. Those are 5K is one hour; 10K is 2 hours. Although the finish line remains open, it does not guarantee there will be full course support or timing. We strongly encourage walkers to register for the 10K walk for more enjoyment.
Trail runs are a little different than a normal street run.
5K - Runners should stay to the right on the trail or service road and runners who want to pass other runners, do so on the left. It is always good to announce you are passing by saying “on your left”. Some parts of the trail are narrow. Please do not try and run off the trail and pass when you are able to without running off the trail.
10K – Runners should stay to the right on the trail or service road and runners who want to pass other runners, do so on the left. It is always good to announce you are passing by saying “on your left”. Some parts of the trail are narrow. Please do not try and run off the trail and pass when you are able to without running off the trail.
5K and 10K - We plan on marking all miles for both races along with colored ribbons along the courses to mark the direction you should follow. There will course monitors to assist in directions at key spots. This is a race in a protected wilderness area and we will be trying to protect the natural surroundings. Always be courteous to other runners and pay attention at all times as you run. Water stations will have little cups of water on the course. Please throw the paper cups right next to the trail for easy clean-up.
How much does it cost to enter?
Entry fees are per person, or use our new family rate for up to 4 in a family. Check our race information page to find the current entry fees for your specific race. Every participant must be registered. NO REFUNDS ONCE REGISTERED!
Can I transfer my registration to someone else?
Entry fees are non-transferable and are non-refundable.
What if I registered and now I am unable to participate?
This race and active.com both have a no refund policy.
Can I register on race day?
You can register on race day for any event that is not already sold out. However, we highly recommend you register in advance now. Race day registration and pick up lines tend to be long. Plan ahead and arrive early. You should arrive at race day registration at Wildflower Park at least 60 minutes before your race to allow for a comfortable registration and time to get to the start line and warm up.
Can I pay with a credit card on race day?
No. At our Friday check in and the day of registration, we only accept cash or check payment for race registration. If you want to pay by credit card, use our online registration up until the Monday before the race.
Do you give out finisher medals?
Registered runners of the one mile youth trail run wearing the proper race bib on their front are awarded a finisher's medal after successfully completing the race, and crossing the finish line.
Do you offer prizes or age group awards?
Yes. We give out age group medals for the 10K and 5K and also an overall winner male and female for the 5K and 10k. We will have results boards posted on race site.
Do you call out split times at each mile?
We've come to the realization that runners who are interested in their split times wear a watch and record their own times. With the popularity of races scored by personal (chip or B-tag) times, calling out mile splits by gun time is only helpful to the lead runners. So, if you want to know your split times, wear your running watch. All of the miles of the 5K, 10K are clearly marked.
Do you allow running strollers?
No. Many areas on the trail are too narrow for running strollers to get through.
Can I wear headphones and listen to my music when I race?
Runners need to be responsible when they run. Running with music can be motivating; however, running with headphones can be dangerous. Racers must absolutely be alert and completely aware of their surroundings and need to be able to easily hear vehicle traffic, emergency vehicles as well as instructions on the course from the police, traffic control or race course officials as well as be able to hear other runners. Additionally, our race courses are very unique and scenic; we suggest you take it all in with all of your senses – sight, smell and sound. If you choose to wear headphones, it's up to you to find the safe volume level that helps you without putting yourself or others in danger. While USA Track and Field has lifted the ban on headphones in non-championship races, we highly recommend to give your music a rest for one day and take in all the great experiences of this race.
Getting Ready Questions
What do I need bring with me to Pick Up?
In order to pick up your bib and t-shirt, you MUST present your government issued photo ID in order to claim your goods. In order to expedite the process, you should bring your registration confirmation.
Where do I pick up?
Early Pick-Up will be available on Friday, June 26, 2015 from 4:00-8:00pm at Roadrunner Sports, 1714 Newbury Road, Unit J, Newbury Park, CA 91320 (805)373-1415. Onsite pick-up on race day beginning as early as 6am.
635 Avenida de Los Arboles
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
How do I make sure I get a race shirt?
We should have enough shirts for all registrants; however, we may run out of certain sizes. Be sure to pick up early to get what you ordered by registering online.
Where is the race?
All pre-race and post-race activities are at Wildflower Playfield. The race is right next door in Wildwood Regional park.
What time does the race start?
Saturday, June 27, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 10K
8:15 a.m. -- 5K
8:45 a.m. – 1 Mile
Where do I park?
Parking will be street parking off of two main streets as you cross Lynn road on Avenida de Los Arboles. The first street you can turn right on is Canna Street. Once you turn right there is street parking in a variety of streets off of Canna Street that surrounds the park. Do not block anyone driveways.
The Second street is the first left, Velarde Drive, where Wildwood Elementary School is. Turn left and throughout this area there is a variety of streets to turn into to find street parking. Velarde Drive goes all the way around and reconnects to Arboles. Once again do not block any driveways.
There is absolutely no parking in any neighborhoods past Velarde Drive in the Big Sky area.
Parking can be easy or it can be challenging and trying if you are not prepared. Most street parking is at least a 10-15 minute jog/walk away from the registration/pick up area. Please give yourself 30 minutes or more to find parking. Plan ahead!
No Parking, Tow Away Zones
•No Parking: Do not park on: ?Avenida de Los Arboles west of Lynn road.
?West of Velarde Drive off of Avenida de Los Arboles all the way down to entrance to Wildwood Regional Park.
?Off of any street off of Big Sky Drive across from Wildwood Regional park parking lot.
Vehicles parked in those locations will be towed!
Where are the toilets?
Portable toilets are stationed at Wildflower Park near the permanent bathrooms (behind the stage). There are NO portable toilets at the start of any race or on the course.
Where do I affix the timing B-tag?
The Wildwood Trail Run uses ChronoTrack's B-tag timing. This is a technology where the timing device is adhered to the race bib. Timing tags must remain attached to the back of your race bib. Do not remove the timing device from the bib!
In order to be timed, you must wear your race bib with timing tag attached to the front of your body (not covered by any clothing or accessories) and cross the start line mats and the finish line. In order to have your own personal net time (computerized tag time) calculated you must cross the mats at the start line (for half marathons, 5K and 10K) and the finish line. Timing tags are disposable, eliminating the need to be removed and returned after you cross the finish line.
Where do I wear my race bib (race number)?
Your race bib must be visible and fastened to the FRONT of your body. Do not pin your bib to your back. Your race bib identifies you to many parties including race officials, timing officials, police, traffic control and the photographers and also carries your timing device.
Where are results?
Results are posted on the race board on site at Wildflower Playfield. We will be passing out race age group medals after the races are completed.
Event details and schedule
Wildwood Trail Runs
10K - 5K -1 mile - 10K Walk
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Wildwood Regional Park
650 W. Avenida de Las Arboles
Thousand Oaks, Ca. 91360
Pre-registration closing Date online: Monday, June 22, 2015
Packet pick-up/Walk-in Registration: Friday, June 26, 2015 4:00-8:00pm
Day of registration: Saturday, June 27, 2015 beginning at 6am
(We will be limiting registrations due to trail run safety. Sign up early)
Cost: There are multiple online registration periods. The earlier you register, the better the price will be.
Super Early Bird Registration:
December 1, 2014 thru January 18, 2015 10K-$25 / 5K-$20 / 1 Mile $10 Family (up to 4 people) $60
Early Bird Registration:
January 19, 2015 thru March 31, 2015 10K-$30 / 5K-$25 / 1 Mile $15 Family (up to 4 people) $70
April 1, 2011 thru June 22, 2015 10K-$35 / 5K-$30 / 1 Mile $20 Family (up to 4 people) $80
10K Walk “Walk on the Wild Side”:
$20 per person
Family of 3 - $45
Family of 4 - $60
Day of Registration:
June 26th and packet pick up and June 27th on Race Morning 10K-$40 / 5K-$35 / 1 Mile $25 Family (up to 4 people) $90
**T-shirt included for all those who pre-register
Awards: 10K and 5K only:
o 10 and under
·Medals for top three in each age category, Male and Female