Elves on Trails 5 Miler and Half Marathon

33401 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Running > Half Marathon

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Event Description

Run it…hike it…rock it! Challenge yourself to a 5 Miler or 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 5 Miler or Half Marathon! All finishers receive a medal, t-shirt, and other holiday goodies!

NOTE:  Registrations on and after 11/20/21 might not receive an Elves on Trails medal or shirt.  

Course may be altered, shortened, or otherwise changed due to trail conditions. Event may be rescheduled, cancelled, or moved based on weather, trail conditions, or other requirements of OC Parks.  

Event details and schedule


Caspers Wilderness Park

33401 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

$5 parking fee payable at park entry gate


Top three overall male and female winners in the 5 Miler and Half Marathon receive special awards.

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

19 and under







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