Saturday, Jun 22, 2024

Red Rock Rumble

23601 W. Red Rock Road

Topanga, CA 10k Rumble, Hiker's Delight, Kids 1.5 Miles, Kids 1/2 Mile

This Event Took Place Sat. Jun 22, 2024

Presented by SoCalTrail

Welcome to race #1 of the Bulldog Challenge Series.

A quad-burning, glute searing and ego breaking 10k among the red rocks of Topanga.

Tucked away in magnificent Red Rock Canyon, Topanga, this hidden gem replaces the Tough Topanga for 2024. Bringing the Topanga spirit, this tough course features the same distance and vertical gain - it has it all from steep uphills, epic views, a descent to the finish like no other, and even an incredible singletrack section!

The 2024 Red Rock Rumble offers a winner takes all cash prize and the fastest "Local Legend" award for Topanga's local runners!! This event also features a Hiker's Delight, a non-timed, early start directly to the summit.

Kids, get ready to race!! The 1/2-mile course for the little ones shares the start and finish of the 10k course, but turns around at the Red Rock Caves. The 1.5-mile course for the young teens climbs a super fun winding singletrack to the top of a red rock cliff before running down to the finish chute.

Finisher medals, overall winners and age group awards are handcrafted by local artists, the shirts are soft, a sweet design, and fit specific to women and men and include a technical running shirt option!!

Sip some coffee before the start, enjoy a hard-earned breakfast after the race, check out the post-race festival, or make runner friends in the beer garden over your race adventures. There'll be plenty of breakfast and places to sit for everyone. Stick around for the awards ceremony honoring the fastest runners!

6:30 am - Runner Check-in
8:00 am - Hiker's Delight
9:00 am - 10k Start
9:30 am - Breakfast Served
9:45 am - Beer Garden Opens
10:30 am - Kids Race Start
10:45 am - Awards Ceremony Begins
11:30 am - Course Closed

All SoCalTrail races are CUPLESS.

The Bulldog Challenge Series

  1. Start with the Red Rock Rumble 10k on 6/22
  2. Work your way up to the Tough Mugu 25k on 7/20 >> Register Now! <<
  3. Get a finish at the Bulldog Ultra 50k on 8/17 >> Register Now! <<

Rules for the Points:

  1. Points are awarded based on your finish time as a percentage time of the winner’s time in the race.
  2. The winner receives the maximum points (100), and everyone else gets a percentage of that maximum.
  3. Women and men are scored separately within their divisions based on the winning time in that division.
  4. A age group categories are scored within their gender based on the winning time in that gender
  5. Only the longest distances from all 3 races in the series are scored (10k, 25k, 50k).

Series Awards

  1. All Series Finishers: earn your adidas TERREX Bulldog Challenge Jacket when you cross the final finish line on 8/17.
  2. Age Group Points: the highest female and male scorers in each age group by 10-year categories
  3. Overall Series Champions: the highest female and male scorers based on the series points

The Fun Stuff

Soft male shirts, female tanks OR male/female technical running shirts
Matching Finisher Medals hand-crafted by local artist
FREE Course Photos
Delicious Post-Race Meal
21+ Beer Garden
Certified Sports Massage by Vision For Enrichment
Coffee and/or Hot Cocoa
Finish line DJ Announcers and Music
Same Day Results

Top 100 Finisher Tokens (female & male)
1/2/3 Place Overall (female & male) Award custom-made by local artist.

1/2/3 Place Age Group Awards (male & female):
- Under 16 year olds
- 16-19 year olds
- 20-29 year olds
- 30-39 year olds
- 40-49 year olds
- 50-59 year olds
- 60-69 year olds
- 70 year olds and Up

"Local Legend" Award to the fastest Topangans (male & female).

Special Race Director's locally-sourced award goes to the DFL finisher of the Red Rock Rumble 10k.

10k winner takes all $500 cash prize for the fastest overall runners in the 2024 Red Rock Rumble (woman & man):

Must be present at Awards Ceremony to collect.

Winners of the 10k are invited to compete in the SoCalTrail Championships in December at the Crystal Cove Trail Run

A great effort is made to support the community by partnering with local businesses, small businesses, and minority-owned businesses.

@SoCalTrail on Instagram and @SoCalTrailRuns on Facebook for official announcements.

The Course

The Red Rock Rumble course is steep, rugged and incredibly beautiful.
This 10k course has roughly 1,360 ft’ of vertical gain and loss.
10k Strava Route
Aid Stations serving Skratch Hydration, Crank e-Gels (Calabasas Peak only) and water located at miles:
1.8 & 3.6

The Red Rock Rumble course runs 90% on fireroads of varying condition, with a 1/2-mile of exciting singletrack, through oak forests, chaparral, wildflowers, over red sandstone cliffs and along a seasonal creek. Runners will have amazing views of the Backbone Trail and Saddle Peak all the way to Santa Monica and the Pacific Ocean as they climb the local Calabasas Peak. There are two major climbs and a downhill finish like no other. Get ready to turn it on for the final half-mile sprint!!

The Hiker's Delight appeals to the non-competitive folks, featuring an early start and less vert, but with full access to all aid stations and all the swag. The Hiker's Delight is a non-timed event.
This 4.5 mile course has roughly 1,075 ft’ of vertical gain and loss.
Hiker's Delight Strava Route
Aid Station serves Skratch Hydration, Crank e-Gels and water located at mile:

This 1.5 miles kids' race is for ages from 11-16, has roughly 266 ft’ of vertical gain and loss.
1.5-mile Kids Strava Route
Starting out on the 10k course, the first stop is at the Red Rock Caves around a quarter-mile in. Runners then turn right onto the Boy Scout's Trail, a singletrack weaving between rock formations. The turn-around check-point is on a Red Rock cliff, before running downhill all the way to the finish.

This 1/2 mile kids' race is for ages 10 & under, has roughly 51 ft’ of vertical gain and loss.
1/2-Mile Kids Strava Route
The little runners take the Red Rock Fire Road alongside Red Rock Creek all the way to the Red Rock Caves before running downhill to the finish.

Directions & Parking

No onsite parking on race day.
FREE Off-Site Parking and Shuttles on Topanga Canyon Blvd. and Topanga School Road
All participants must take the shuttle. The race site is an approx. 0.6 miles walk from the shuttle drop-off location.

The Red Rock Rumble race site is at:
Red Rock Canyon Park
23601 W Red Rock Rd, Topanga, CA 90290.
No on-site parking on from Friday, June 21 at 12pm to Saturday, June 22 at 12pm.

Discounts & Volunteers

Volunteers from other SoCalTrail events can earn Race Credits for the Red Rock Rumble!!

To Volunteer at the Red Rock Rumble, or other SoCalTrail races, please email 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

If you're an active firefighter, race director, running group organizer or Topanga local, please email for your discount code.


adidas TERREX - Footwear and Apparel

Fleet Fleet Burbank + Encino - Providing resources and opportunities to assist the running community achieve their fitness goals.

Best Day Brewing - non-alcholic, real, craft beer from the finest natural ingredients

Crank e-Gels - electrolyte energy gels at SoCalTrail aid stations.

Vision For Enrichment - Post-Race Sports Massage at every SoCalTrail event!

Skratch Labs - Official On-Course Hydration

TrailFolx - Breaking down barriers of entry to mountain sports.

Earthy - 100% organic adaptogen cacao.

Live Your Own Adventures - Coaching services to reach your running goals.

Rosa’s - Raw, organic teas and elixirs

The Cause

A portion of the proceeds from the 2024 Red Rock Rumble will be donated to LA Fire Station 69 in Topanga Canyon so they can keep our beautiful Santa Monica Mountains safe during the fire season.

Event's current local time: 8:42 AM PT


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