Frequently Asked Questions

Late and Walk-Up Registration:

*Late walk-in registration is available for 10K run and 5K run beginning Friday, June 23rd between 1:00pm and 8:00pm at packet pick up at Roadrunner Sports, 1714 Newbury Road, Newbury Park, CA 91320 or on Saturday, June 24th at 6:00am on site at run location at 635 Avenida de Los Arboles, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360. We accept credit cards, checks, and cash.

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Brief Description:

Wildwood Regional Park sits within the beautiful city of Thousand Oaks. This is the only official race allowed in Wildwood. The 1,765-acre park features a diverse multi-use trail system across ridgelines and into lush valleys. It is home to over 250 plant species and an abundant home to a variety of birds, reptiles, and animals. The stunning vistas are not to be missed. The Thousand Oaks area has something for everyone with National Parks, great restaurants, shopping, and so much more. Race staging area is Wildflower Playfields, 635 Avenida de Los Arboles, Thousand Oaks, directly across the street from Wildwood Regional Park.

Directions to the race site:

From the 23 Freeway North, exit off Avenida de Los Arboles and head west. Continue down Avenida de Los Arboles for 3 miles. Once you cross over Lynn Road, the staging area is on your right 3 blocks down.

From the 101 Freeway Freeway, get off at Lynn Road, near the Oaks Mall, and travel North on Lynn Road for 3 miles. Turn left off Avenida de Los Arboles and go 3 blocks to the staging area.

10K Description: (8:00am start)
The race will start on Avenida de Los Arboles and heads East into Wildwood Neighborhood Park. The course will narrow quickly so get your placing early. The trail drops into the bottom of the canyon with multiple slippery stream crossings, there are small foot bridges if you would like to use them. The course was carefully crafted to show off some of Wildwood Park's finest assets, runners will pass Paradise Falls (and excellent photo opportunity), our beautiful shaded picnic areas, Skunk Hollow and the Thousand Oaks Sewage Treatment Plant (joy). The warm up is now over and the serious trail running begins with the ascent of Lizard Rock, a 550-foot elevation rise in a little less than a mile. The course then descends onto the Stagecoach Trail, a treacherous, rocky and steep path for about a half mile. Next, a fun excursion on the Moonridge Trail and all the stairs you would ever want to go up and down. At mile 5.3, you will realize you are back at the pass under Avenida de Los Arboles through a tunnel and into Wildflower Park for a dramatic finish.

5K Description: (8:15am start)
The race will start on Avenida de Los Arboles and goes west in Wildwood Park across the Mesa at approximately the 1.5 miles mark. The course turns onto the Stagecoach Trail for about a mile. This part of the trail is rocky, steep and treacherous. It would be helpful to be a mountain goat for just this section! At mile 2.7, runners will descend about 20 stair steps to the Indian Creek Trail (DUCK UNDER THE TREE) and the only shade on the course. As you enter the final half mile, you will pass under Avenida de Los Arboles through a tunnel and into Wildflower Park for a dramatic finish.

The One-Mile Youth Trail Run (8:45am start)
The fun race will start on Avenida de Los Arboles and goes west into Wildwood Park. As you enter the park, make a left and turn down the stairs onto the Indian Creek Trail (DUCK UNDER THE TREE). The trail is rough, usually dusty and always rocky, so please watch your step. As you enter the final half mile, you will pass under Avenida de Los Arboles through a tunnel and into Wildflower Park for a dramatic finish.

Parking is free and will mostly be street parking. You need to arrive early to make sure you can get parked and over to the staging area for all races. There is minimal parking at Wildflower Park and at Wildwood Elementary School. Please go to the race website for a map and more detailed parking information.

Race Information:

  • 10K race starts at 8:00am. 5K race starts at 8:15am. The one-mile race starts at 8:45am.
  • Online registration ends on Thursday, June 22nd. We will be limited registrations for safety, so register early.
  • Walk-up registration begins on Friday, June 23rd between 1:00pm and 8:00pm at packet pickup at Roadrunner Sports in Newbury Park. Day of registration begins at 6:00am on site. Day of registration only lasts until 7:00am for 10K and 7:30 am for other races/walks. We expect to be full by race day. We strongly suggest you register early. You must be registered for the race you are running in at least 30 minutes prior to race starting.
  • Pre-registered runners should pick up their race packet and bibs the day before the race at Roadrunner Sports in Newbury Park between 1:00pm and 8:00pm. Their address is 1714 Newbury Road, Unit J, Newbury Park, CA 91320. 805-373-1415
  • You must be ready, with your bib on, 30 minutes before your race is to start.
  • You must pay for each race you run in.
  • The one-mile race is a youth fun race that will have chip timing and all youth who run this race will receive a special award.
  • Awards will only be given to the top three male and female runners in the 10K and 5K, per age group after all races have been run and official results have been secured.
  • Please, no headphones, baby joggers, or dogs due to safety concerns. 
  • Trail running places runners on uneven footing and all runners need to understand this and pay attention to the trail to other runners on the course. Runners must stay on trails at all times. No passing except on marked trails.
  • 10K and 5K courses will be marked to assist you, along with course volunteers.
  • Go to the race official website to see the course layouts, parking suggestions, and after race activities for the runners and families to enjoy.
  • All staging for the race will be at Wildflower Playfield, 635 Avenida de Los Arboles, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360. This park is directly across the street from Wildwood Regional Park.
  • There will be no refunds.

General Wildwood Race Questions:

I'm having trouble registering online. Can you help? customer support is happy to help you. Call them at 877-228-4881 or email

One common mistake with registering minors that you can avoid: When you register a minor and agree to the waiver, make sure you enter the parent/guardian's birthdate above the waiver signature and not the child's birthdate. You, the parent/guardian, are agreeing to the waiver. If you enter a birthdate that is younger than 18, you cannot proceed with the registration.

Directly below the waiver, it reads: "You must be over 18 years of age OR the parent/legal guardian of a minor under 18 years of age OR the legal guardian of an incapacitated and/or mentally challenged person in order to agree to the text above."

However, on the next page of the registration where it asks for the birthdate of the registrant, if you are entering a minor as the registrant, enter the child's birthdate.

What happens if the weather report predicts rain for race day?
Although we prefer a beautiful day, the weather in Southern California is unpredictable. The event goes on rain or shine. If the main course is wet from rain during the week, the race will be run on the streets of Thousand Oaks at the same listed times.

Do you allow walkers?
Yes, you can walk either course. However, if your pace is slow, you may find that the police/course marshals will start to open streets to traffic/public and you will need to move to the sidewalk/trail and observe the rules of the road. Due to the restrictions on our permits, we impose course limited. 5K is one and a half hours and 10K is three hours. Although the finish line remains open, we do not guarantee there will be full course support or timing. We strongly encourage walkers to register for the 10K walk for more enjoyment.

Running Etiquette:

The trail runs are a little different than a normal street run.

5K - Runners should stay to the right on the trail or service road and runners who want to pass other runners, do so on the left. It is always good to announce you are passing by saying "on your left." Some parts of the trail are narrow. Please do not try to pass until you are able to do so without running off the trail. 

10K - Runners should stay to the right on the trail or service road and runners who want to pass other runners, do so on the left. It is always good to announce you are passing by saying "on your left." Some parts of the trail are narrow. Please do not try to pass until you are able to do so without running off the trail. 

5K and 10K - We plan on marking all miles for both races along with colored ribbons along the courses to mark the direction you should follow. There will be course monitors to assist in directions as key spots. This is a race in a protected wilderness area and we will be trying to protect the natural surroundings.

How much does it cost to enter?
Entry fees are per person or use our new family/team rate for up to 4 in a family. Check our race information page to find the current entry fees for your specific race. Every participant must be registered. NO REFUNDS ONCE REGISTERED!

Can I transfer my registration to someone else?
Entry fees are non-transferable and are non-refundable. NO EXCEPTIONS.

What if I register and now am unable to participate?
This race and both have a no refund policy.

Can I register at packet pick up on Friday?
Yes, you can register at Roadrunner Sports on Friday, June 23rd between 1:00pm and 8:00pm. Their address is 1714 Newbury Road, Unit J, Newbury Park, CA 91320. 805-373-1415

We will take credit cards (plus $5 service charge) on this day, or exact cash and checks.

Can I register on race day?
You can register on race day for any event that is not already sold out. We do expect to be sold out so we highly recommend you register in advance. You should arrive at race day registration at Wildflower Park at least 30 minutes before your race to allow for a comfortable race day start and time to get to the start lie and warm up.

Can I pay with a credit card on race day?
We expect to be full the day of the race. At our Friday check in and packet pick-up, we will accept credit cards, cash and checks payment for race registration. If you want to pay by credit card, use our online registration up until the Thursday before the race.

Do you give out finisher medals?
Registered runners of the one-mile youth trail run wearing the proper race bib on their front are awarded a finisher's medal after successfully completing the race and crossing the finish line.

Do you offer prizes or age group awards?
Yes. We give out group medals for the 10K and 5K and also an overall winner male and female for both races. We will have results boards posted on the race site.

Do you call out split times at each mile?
We've come to the realization that runners who are interested in their split times wear a watch and record their own times. With the popularity of races scored by personal (chip or B-tag) times, calling out mile splits by gun time in only helpful to the lead runners. So, if you want to know your split times, wear your running watch. All of the miles of the 5K and 10K are clearly marked.

Do you allow jogging strollers?
No. Many areas on the trail are too narrow for jogging strollers to get through.

Can I wear headphones or listen to my music when I race?
Runners need to be responsible when they run. Running with music can be motivating; however, running with headphones can be dangerous. Racers must absolutely be alert and completely aware of their surroundings and need to be able to easily hear vehicle traffic, emergency vehicles, and other runners, as well as instructions on the course from the police, traffic control or race course officials. Additionally, our race courses are unique and scenic and we suggest you take it in with all of your senses- sight, smell, and sound. If you choose to wear headphones, it's up to you to find the safe volume level that helps you without putting yourself or others in danger. While USA Track and Field has lifted the ban on headphones in non-championship races, we highly recommend you give the music a rest for one day and take in all the great experiences of this race.

Getting Ready Questions

What do I need to bring with me to pick up?
In order to pick up your bib and t-shirt, you MUST present your government issued photo ID in order to claim your goods. In order to expedite the process, you should bring your registration confirmation.

Where do I pick up?
Packet pick-up will be on Friday, June 23, 2017, from 1:00pm to 8:00pm at Roadrunner Sports, 1714 Newbury Road, Unit J, Newbury Park, CA 91320. 805-373-1415

Limited pick up on race day beginning as early at 6:00am (not recommended). Please pick up on Friday.

How do I make sure I get a race shirt?
We should have enough shirts for all registrants; however, we may run out of certain sizes. Be sure to pick up early on Friday to get what you ordered by registering online. Only pre-registered runners as of 6/12 are guaranteed requested shirt sizes.

Where is the race?
All pre-race and post-race activities are at Wildflower Playfield. The race is right next door in Wildwood Regional Park.

What times does the race start?
The race is on Saturday, June 24, 2017. The 10K run begins at 8:00am. The 5K run begins at 8:15am and the one-mile run begins at 8:45am.

Where do I park?
Parking will be on the street off of two main streets as you cross Lynn Road on Avenida de Los Arboles. The first street you can turn on is Canna Street. Once you turn right, there is street parking on a variety of streets off of Canna Street that surrounds the park. Do not block anyone's driveway.

No Parking, Tow Away Zones

  • No parking: Do not park on Avenida de Los Arboles west of Lynn Road.
  • West of Velarde Drive off of Avenida de Los Arboles all the way down to the entrance to Wildwood Regional Park.
  • Off of any street off of Big Sky Drive across from Wildwood Regional Park parking lot.

Vehicles parked in those locations will be towed!

Where are the bathrooms?
Portable toilets are stationed at Wildflower Park near the permanent bathrooms behind the stage. There are NO portable toilets at the start of any race or on the course.

Where do I affix the timing B-tag?
The Wildwood Trail Run uses ChronoTrack's B-tag timing. This is a technology where the timing device is adhered to the race bib. Timing tags must remain attached to the back of your race bib. Do not remove the timing device from the bib!

In order to be timed, you must wear your race bib with timing tag attached to the front of your body (not covered by any clothing or accessories) and cross the start line mats and the finish line. In order to have your own personal net time (computerized tag time) calculated, you must cross the mats at the start line (for half marathons, 5K and 10K) and the finish line. Timing tags are disposal, eliminating the need to be removed and returned after your cross the finish line.

Where do I wear my race bib (race number)?
Your race bib must be visible and fastened to the FRONT of your body. Do not pin your bib to your back. Your race bib identifies you to many parties including race officials, timing officials, police, traffic control, the photographer and also carries your timing device.

Post-Race Questions

Where are the results?
Results are posted on the race board on site at Wildflower Playfield. We will be passing out medals after the races are complete.

Wildwood Trail Runs - 10K - 5K - One-Mile
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Wildwood Regional Park
650 W. Avenida de Los Arboles,  Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Pre-Registration closing date online: Thursday, June 22, 2017
Packet Pick-Up/Walk-In Registration: Friday, June 23, 2017, 1:00pm to 8:00 pm
Day of Registration: Saturday, June 24, 2017, beginning at 6:00am (Limited, Not Recommended)

(We will be limiting registrations due to trail run safety. Sign up early)

There are multiple online registration periods. The earlier you register, the better the prices will be.

Early Bird Registration: January 13, 2017 through February 17, 2017
10K $25 / 5K $20 / One-Mile $10 / Family (up to 4 people) $70

Regular Registration: February 18 through June 22, 2017
10K $35 / 5K $30 / One-Mile $20 / Family (up to 4 people) $90

Registration after June 22, 2017:
June 23 at packet pick-up at Roadrunner Sports from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm 
10K $45 / 5K $35 / One-Mile $30 / Family (up to 4 people) $120

June 24
10K $50 / 5K $40 / One-Mile $30 / No Family on day of (limited sign-ups on race day, June 24, beginning at 6:00 am

** T-shirt included for all those who register by June 22, 2017

Awards: 10K and 5K only:

  • 10 and Under
  • 11-16
  • 17-20
  • 21-39
  • 40-59
  • 60+

Medals for top three in each category, male and female

Official website of Wildwood Trail Run: