2020 MT. BALDY CHALLENGE
~ October 2020 ~
ONE event, THREE Challenges, Choose YOUR Challenge!
The Mt. Baldy Challenge is a month-long virtual event with a challenge for everyone! Whether you’re racing to the summit of Mt. Baldy and back, lacing up for 4,193 feet of elevation gain, or readying yourself for a 14-mile run/walk, the Mt. Baldy Challenge offers a fun-filled event to inspire every participant, and challenge every ability.
About Mt. Baldy
It's not just the tallest peak in the San Gabriel's, Mt. Baldy is the highest peak in all of Los Angeles County, making it the rite of passage mountain for local runners and hikers. But scaling that peak isn't easy. Mt. Baldy (or Mt. San Antonio, as it is officially named), rises to 10,064ft above sea level with a distinctive and steep "bald" southeastern face. The summit can only be reached by one of two primary trails (the combined Baldy-Ski Hut Trail from the south, or the Devil's Backbone Trail from the east), and these two trails can be combined into one large loop trail. Both trails begin with the same trailhead on Falls Road and continue past the 80ft high San Antonio Falls, a mere .6 mile up the trail.
How to compete:
- Register as an individual or team.
- Run, Walk, or Hike your challenge any day(s) between October 1 and October 31, 2020.
- Log your activity (HERE).
- Complete your challenge by October 31, 2020.
- Show off your swag with #MtBaldyChallenge
The Mt. Baldy Challenge is an opportunity for runners, walkers, hikers, and athletes around the world to test the limits of their endurance. This is a virtual challenge - regardless of whether it is measured in miles or vertical gain - that will challenge you to push yourself toward greater heights. We challenge you to step up and unlock unknown potential with one more step, one more mile, or even one more mountain this year.
However you choose to get to the next level we have designed this month-long endurance adventure for YOU to discover that you can reach the peak and find yourself stronger at the top. Join the movement. #MtBaldyChallenge