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Elves on Trails Half Marathon & 5K

December 02, 2018 · San Juan Capistrano, CA

Distance: 12K, 13.1 miles, 5K

Run it…hike it…rock it! Challenge yourself to a 5K Half Marathon run or hike, and enjoy the beauty of this preserve hidden among the sandstone canyons of the western coastal Santa Ana Mountains. Caspers Wilderness Park’s many valleys are complemented by groves of native Coastal Live Oak and awesome strands of sycamore. Seasonal wildflowers add to the beauty.  Take it all in with the Elves on Trails 5K or Half Marathon! All finishers receive a medal, t-shirt, and other goodies!


  • Check in begins at 7:00 AM
  • Half Marathon (and unscored 12K) begins at 8:00 AM
  • 5K begins at 8:30 AM
  • Awards:  10:30 – 11:00 AM


Top three overall male and female winners in the 5K and Half Marathon receive special awards and prizes from Road Runner Sports.

Top three in the following age groups (both races:  5K and Half Marathon) receive awards:

  • 19 and under
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70+
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pre-race course post-race