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This past Saturday, May 26th celebrated the 104th anniversary and 46th running of the Mount Wilson Trail 
Race. It was another successful year with great weather, stellar finishing times, and a lively crowd. Friday 
night race festivities included the Pasta Dinner and runner check-in. The Pasta Dinner was catered by Zugo’s 
Café with desserts provided by Sierra Madre Civic Club. The Kids’ Art Show was on display as well as a race 
video from the prior year. Attendees were able to purchase Mount Wilson Trail Race merchandise.

Saturday activities included the Race, Kids’ Fun Run, Kids’ Art Show, Beer and Wine Garden, and vendor 
booths. The Race started off with a bang from official race starter, Dr. William White. This year 165 youth 
participated in the Kids’ Fun Run which was sponsored by CATZ sports and started by Kids’ Race Starter, 
Alice Heefner. Proceeds from the Pasta Dinner and Beer and Wine Garden totaled $1,503 and were donated 
to Sierra Madre Search and Rescue to thank them for their support. 

The City of Sierra Madre and Mount Wilson Trail Race Committee would like to thank the following sponsors 
for making the 2012 Mount Wilson Trail Race such a success: Run With Us, Asics, Methodist Hospital (Dr. Ken 
Wogensen M.D.), Zugo’s Café, CATZ Sports, Team Crossfit Academy, Santa Anita Park, First Wilshire Securities, 
Sierra Madre Rotary Club, Sierra Madre Civic Club, Faulkner Design, Lucky Baldwin’s, Colby Red, North 
Coast Brewing Co., Lost Coast Brewery, Weihenstephan Brewery, Matt Duda, Tommy Marshall, Healthcare 
Partners, San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, Judy Webb-Martin, Mountain Khakis, Farm Fresh to 
You, Matt Denny’s 
Ale House, 
Radio Fishbowl, 
Injinji, Thorlo, 
Golf N’ Stuff, 
Petal Holistic 
Skin Care, The 
Portrait, Sierra 
Madre Pizza Co., 
Casa Del Rey 
Restaurant, Road 
I.D., Mountain 
Khakis, Big Stone 
Publishing, Dave 
and Busters, Los 
Angeles Dodgers, 
Sierra Madre 
Woman’s Club, 
Trader Joe’s, 
Larabar, S & S 
Lounge, Sierra 
Madre Grocery 
Co., Kabuki 
Speed Zone, Simon Cooper, Jill Liston, 
Leonora Moss, Patagonia of Old Town 
Pasadena, Clif Bar, Whole Foods, Dr. 
Theresa Smith, Lily Buckner, and 
Dennis Hartman. Additionally, they 
would like to thank the various donors, 
volunteers, and staff for their support: 
Emerson Gray, Sierra Madre Search and 
Rescue, Sierra Madre Civic Club, Ham 
Radio Operator (Sierra Madre CERT), 
Sierra Madre Boy Scout Troop 110, 
Sierra Madre Cub Scout Troop 110, The 
Spero Foundation and VFW Post 3208.

The 2013 Mount Wilson Trail Race will 
be Saturday, May 25, 2013. Be sure to 
check out www.mountwilsontrailrace.
com for the 2013 MWTR registration 
information. Registration will take 
place in early March 2013. In 2012 the 
trail race sold out in less than 8 hours, 
so sign up as early as possible! 

Above, The Kids Race takes off on Baldwin. Photo by Lina Johnson; Below, SMPD 
leads the way for the adult race. Photo by Dave Felt

Above, Women’s First Place Winner Michelle Barton; Below, Men’s First 
Place winner Jon Clark. Photos by Lina Johnson

Below, Doctor White, assists MWTR Chair Pete Siberrell, right, as he announces the 
start of the race. Photo courtesy City of Sierra Madre


This year the 8.6 mile race was ran in 
1 hour, 2 minutes, and 53 seconds 
by the 1st place finisher, Jon Clark. 
Medals were awarded to runners in 
the following categories: Top 5 Overall 
Male Runners, Top 5 Overall Female 
Runners, Top 5 Sierra Madre Male 
Residents, Top 5 Sierra Madre Female 
Residents, Top 3 Couple Teams, and 
Top 3 Family Teams. Medals were also 
awarded to the top three finishers in 
each age category for male and female 
runners. Those results can be found 
online at


Top 5 Overall Male Runners:

• 1st – Jon Clark
• 2nd – Aaron Zambrano
• 3rd – Eli Rodriguez
• 4th – Robert Brandt
• 5th – Alan Reynolds

Top 5 Overall Female Runners:

• 1st – Michelle Barton
• 2nd – Mireya Vargas
• 3rd – Trish Marshall
• 4th – Lori Zanteson
• 5th – Donna Walters

Top 5 Sierra Madre Male Residents:

• 1st – Aaron Zambrano
• 2nd – Simon Cooper
• 3rd – John Vandevelde
• 4th – Patrick Rini
• 5th – Jim Liston

Top 5 Sierra Madre Female Residents:

• 1st – Trish Marshall
• 2nd – Monya Moyer
• 3rd – Jill Liston
• 4th – Shannon Vandevelde
• 5th – Rika Saito

Top 3 Couple Teams:

• 1st – John and Shannon 
• 2nd – Jim and Jill Liston
• 3rd – Michael and 
Christine Lopez

Top 3 Family Teams:

• 1st – John Howard and 
John Howard III
• 2nd – Wayne and Robert 
• 3rd – Aaron and Matt 

A Special Thanks: 

Congratulations to Jon Clark of Rancho Santa Margarita (1:02:53) and Michelle Barton 
(1:19:38) for winning the male and female divisions respectively, of Saturday’s 104th anniversary 
edition of the Mt. Wilson Trail Race.

However, the whole field of nearly 300 runners should be recognized for its ability to make the 
8.6 mile trip from Kersting Court in Sierra Madre to Orchard Camp and back, a vertical climb 
of 2,100 feet!

The race is in part what makes Sierra Madre the charming town that it is. The trail was expertly 
prepared to be race ready by some 50 volunteers. Cub Scout Troop 110 and Boy Scout Troop 
110 were on the mountain to offer water to the runners. A group of 27 members of Sierra 
Madre Search & Rescue were also along the trail to keep participants safe. And city staff, 
including members of the Community Services Department, Sierra Madre Police and Sierra 
Madre Fire helped the event go smoothly.

Finally, a throng of friends, family, well-wishers and Sierra Madre residents turned out to cheer 
both adults and kids in their respective races to the finish line. Money from the pre-race pasta 
dinner and MWTR beer garden will be donated to Sierra Madre Search & Rescue.

The Mt. Wilson Trail Race Committee would like to thank everyone involved in putting on 
this unique community event, one that both celebrates the Mt. Wilson Trail and promotes a 
healthy lifestyle.

Pete Siberell

Chair, Mt. Wilson Trail Race Committee

Sierra Madre

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Education and Youth Page 8

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