Tough Topanga

15% OFF
Saturday, June 24, 2023
Register Now!

Use the code “RG15” for 15% OFF registration!

A grueling 10k trail run in the Santa Monica Mountains…

This event historically sells out…

What used to be a no-holds barred run up a mountain in the 1970’s, turned grassroots community running event, has become one of Los Angeles’ favorite trail races!! This classic trail run is one of the hardest 10k races in Southern California and offers a winner takes all cash prize, a “Downhill Mile” cash bonus, and the fastest “Local Legend” award!!

Kids, get ready to race! The 1-kilometer course climbs along the Tough Topanga 10k course, but veers off and heads downhill on a super fun winding singletrack before entering the Tough Topanga finish chute.

The Hiker’s Delight appeals to the non-competitive folks, featuring an early start, full access to all aid stations, and all the swag. The Hiker’s Delight is a non-timed event.

Finisher medals and overall awards are handcrafted by local artists; t-shirt or tank top choices are high-quality and soft with a sweet design, and fit specific to men, women, and children; and all finishers get an official Tough Topanga postcards and Tough Topanga stickers. Don’t forget about your bragging rights and your official results.

Winners of the 10k are invited to compete in the SoCalTrail Championships on December 16th at the Crystal Cove Trail Run.

The 2023 Tough Topanga counts as the first race of the Bulldog Trail Challenge


  • Finisher Medal hand-made by Topanga artist
  • Soft cotton Shirt or Tank for men or women, plus youth shirt sizes (vintage style shirt available for sale)
  • Tough Topanga Sticker
  • Course Postcard from Topanga photographer
  • FREE Race Photos
  • Post-Race Sports Massage by Vision For Enrichment
  • Beer Garden (21+)
  • Delicious Runners’ Breakfast!!