The SoCalTrail Championship
The grand finale of the 2023 SoCalTrail Season - featuring the Championship distance El Moro 15k and the Cut-Across 6k.
Experience the immaculate trails of Orange County, with a start and finish just minutes from the beach. Both distances challenge runners to fire road climbs, ridgeline descents and action-packed single track, but 15k runners take on the Rock Garden, Elevator and the Wall!!
Take away a soft race shirt with a design worth wearing again, finisher medals to flaunt, and amazing race photography that's included with your entry. The Crystal Cove Trail Run experience includes delicious breakfast (vegan friendly), entry to the post-race beer garden, sports massage bodywork by Vision for Enrichment and an awards ceremony for 6k and 15k age group runners.
6:00am – Parking Opens
6:30am – Registration Opens
8:00am – 15k Starts
9:00am – 6k Starts
9:00am – Beer Garden Open
9:15am – Breakfast is served
9:45am - Awards Ceremony
11:00am - Course Closed
The Fun Stuff
All Runners Get:
Soft male- or female-cut shirts
Matching Finisher Medals
FREE Course Photos
Delicious Breakfast Meal
21+ Beer Garden
Post-Race Sports Massage by Vision For Enrichment
Coffee and/or Hot Cocoa
Finish Line DJ Announcers and Music
Same Day Results
Overall Awards and Age Group awards for the 6k and 15k:
U20 / 20-29 / 30-39 / 40-49 / 50-59 / 60-69 / 70+
Podium Winners of the 15k compete for a $2,000 prize purse!!
1st female/male - $500
2nd female/male - $300
3rd female/male - $200
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15k Course Route:
9.3 miles with 1,647' of vert
6k Course Route:
4.0 miles with 788' of vert
The 15k has 3 aid stations with water and Skratch Hydration (miles 3.9/5.6/7.5)
The 6k has 1 aid station with water and Skratch Hydration (mile 2.1)
Both courses will be marked with flour, ribbons and directional signs.
Directions & Parking
The Crystal Cove Trail Run is at:
Crystal Cove State Park, El Moro
8471 N. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
On-site, race day parking opens at 6:00am and costs $15.
Overflow parking will be at the Crystal Cove State Park - Reef Parking Lot, just north on the PCH
Discounts & Volunteers
Volunteers from other SoCalTrail events can earn Race Credits for the Crystal Cove Trail Run!!
To Volunteer at the Crystal Cove Trail Run, or other SoCalTrail races, please email email@example.com to sign up. We'd love to have you on the team!!
All volunteers get awesome race swag, meals, coffee/cocoa and massage.
Race credits to future SoCalTrail races are $15/hour and are transferrable to friends and family!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you're an active Firefighter, Race Director or running group organizer please email email@example.com for your SoCalTrail discount code.
Vision For Enrichment - Post-Race Sports Massage
Local time: 2:12 AM
Trailfolx - non-profit reducing barriers to entry for mountain sports
Skratch Labs - On-Course Hydration