Presented by SoCalTrail
Welcome to the annual fundraiser for the Malibu Search and Rescue team!! The all-volunteer team relies on private donations to support its life-saving search and rescue missions, and 100% of event proceeds go directly to the team, its equipment and its mission.
Join SoCalTrail and MSAR on the beautiful trails of Malibu Creek State Park nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains – home turf for the Malibu Search and Rescue team. Hike, run or race either the 5k or 10k distances (or 1k Run/Walk for the Kids) on fire road and single track trails. Celebrate your finish in the beer garden (21+), get a post-race massage and stick around for prize raffles, awards and festival exhibitors. A variety of food trucks will be on-site as well, including plant-based options.
Event Parking Opens: 7:15am
Registration Opens: 7:30am
Beer Garden Opens: 8:45am
10k Start: 9:05am
5k Start: 9:25am
Award Ceremony: 10:45am
Course Closed: 11:30am
Know the course!! It will be marked with white directional signs and cones and event volunteers will help make sure you don't miss a turn. The 5k has 2 aid station stops; while the 10k passes the aid station 4 times.
1k Kid’s Course Route:
5k Course Route:
3.4 miles with 294’ of vert
10k Course Route:
6.8 miles with 755’ of vert
The 5k has 2 aid stations with water and Skratch Hydration
The 10k has 4 aid station stops with water and Skratch Hydration
It is a CUPLESS race. Aid Stations will be ready to pour water or electrolyte hydration into your water bottles. Foldable, reusable race cups will be available at registration.
The Fun Stuff
Finisher Medal by Local Artist
Overall & Age Group Awards
Quality Women/Men's Shirt
Same Day Race Photos
Certified Sports Massage
Malibu Brewing Beer Garden (21+)
Location & Parking
Malibu Creek State Park
1925 Las Virgenes, Calabasas, CA 91302
On-site race parking will be available for $20. Please have exact change.
FREE street parking on Mulholland and Las Virgenes just outside the park.
Please follow signs and parking team instructions in the morning.
Discounts & Volunteers
Give back to the Santa Monica Mountains community and support the Malibu Search and Rescue Team by volunteering!! Opportunities to help are with parking, registration, post-race festival, aid stations, and pre-running or sweeping the course. All levels of experience welcome!
All volunteers get awesome race swag, meals, coffee/cocoa, massage and race to future SoCalTrail races ($15/hour and are transferrable to friends and family!)
Your entry to the 2023 Malibu Search and Rescue Trail Run is non-refundable and non-deferrable, BUT, it is transferrable to another runner, prior to October 21, 2023. All proceeds go to the non-profit 501(c)(3) Malibu Search & Rescue (tax ID 95-3786532).
To donate, sponsor or become an event exhibitor...please email email@example.com for opportunities.
Event's current local time: 7:08 AM PT