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Sierra Madre, Ca - This past Saturday, May 25th celebrated the 105th 
anniversary and 47th 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 additional items provided by Stonefire Grill. On display was the 
2012 race video, photos from prior races, and point of view footage 
on the mountain. Attendees were also able to purchase Mount Wilson 
Trail Race merchandise.

Saturday activities included the Race, Kids’ Fun Run, Beer Garden, 
and vendor booths. The Race started off with a bang from official race 
starter, Lono Tyson. The first place overall male was Eli Rodriguez 
with a time of 1 hour and 31 second; the first place overall female was 
Mireya Vargas with a time of 1 hour 14 minutes and 33 seconds. This 
year 184 youth participated in the Kids’ Fun Run which was sponsored 
by Sierra Madre Community Foundation and CATZ sports. 
Proceeds from the Pasta Dinner and Beer Garden were donated to 
Sierra Madre Search and Rescue, which provides race day safety support 
on the trail the day of the race.

The City of Sierra Madre and Mount Wilson Trail Race Committee 
would like to thank the following sponsors and donors for making 
the 2013 Mount Wilson Trail Race such a success: Run With Us, 
Asics, Team CrossFit Academy, Santa Anita Park, Matt & Aaron 
Duda, Sierra Madre Community Foundation, HealthCare Partners, 
Methodist Hospital (Dr. Ken Wogensen M.D.), Zugo’s Café, CATZ 
Sports, Sierra Madre Civic Club, First Wilshire Securities, Joe Pacilio 
- Century 21 Earll, Ltd., Lantern Cycleworks, Samsung, Tommy Marshall, 
Arcadia Radiology, Matt Denny’s Ale House, Judy Webb-Martin, 
Mountain Khakis, Bob Okeefe, Dr. William E. White M.D., Mission 
Brewery, Uinta Brewery, Dennis Hartman, Faulkner Design, Lucky 
Baldwin’s, Trail Runner Trophy Series, GoGo Squeez, Sierra Madre 
Woman’s Club, Trader Joe’s, GU, SGV Municipal Water District, S & S 
Construction Services, Kaiser Permanente, Simon Cooper, Jill Liston, 
Leonora Moss, Patagonia-Old Town Pasadena, Dr. Budincich, Only 
Place in Town, Stonefire Grill, Mama Pete’s Nursery School, Best Buy 
Drugs, In ‘N Out, Mount Baldy Run to the Top, Moving Comfort, 
Vibram, and The Peach Cafe

Additionally, the MWTR Committee would like to thank the following 
volunteers for their support of the 2013 Mount Wilson Trail Race: 
Sierra Madre Search and Rescue, Sierra Madre Civic Club, Ham Radio 
Operators, Sierra Madre Boy Scout Troop 110, Sierra Madre Cub 
Scout Troop 110, The Spero Foundation, and VFW Post 3208.

The 2014 Mount Wilson Trail Race will be Saturday, May 24, 2014. 
Be sure to check out for the 2014 
MWTR registration information. Registration will take place in early 
March 2014. In 2013 the trail race sold out in 2.5 hours, so sign up as 
early as possible! 

This year the children’s fun run had two age groups, 7-12 twelve 
above, and 3-6 right. Photos by Bill Coburn

CONGRATULATIONS to all finishers of the Mt. Wilson Trail 
Race, and to Run WithUs Club runners Victor Rios, Eli Rodriguez 
and Mireya Vargas. Eli (above center) won this year’s 
mens race with a time of 01:00:30 and Mireya Vargas (above 
left) was the first place woman with a time of 1:14:34 and SM 
Mayor Nancy Walsh (right). Photo Courtesy MWTR website

And they’re off! Runners (left) begin the 8.6 mile journey in 7 
divisions each, male and female. Photo by Bill Coburn 

Mission Accomplished (below) Photos - City of Sierra Madre

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