The 23rd annual Leona Divide 50 mile and 50km trail runs will take place at the Green Valley Charitable Hall on Saturday April 16th, 2016 at 6am.
2016 50mi WINNERS: Jesse Haynes & Rachel Ragona
What is it that brings trail running athletes each year to run amazing Trail Running events like the Leona Divide 50 mile and 50km trail race? Is it the chance to conquer "Nasty Grade"? Maybe the chance to complete a dream of finishing a trail race or ultra race. Or maybe it's the opportunity to spend time with amazing friends and people out on some beautiful Southern California trails.
The stories and motivations from trail racing are as diverse as the athletes that compete over the 2 day weekend and as long lasting as the memories they create. Please join us and make your own memories at one of the greatest trail running events Southern California has to offer!
The Leona Divide 50 was the brainchild of Bob Kimmerly who in late 1991 with his friends John Swallow and Don Hughes mapped out a 50 mile course through the beautiful Angeles National Forest near Lake Hughes. A portion of the race traveled the Leona Divide Truck Trail and passed through Leona Divide twice, hence the name. Losing his battle with cancer in January of 1992, Bob never saw his dream, but his family and friends made sure it became a reality in April of 1992.
There is a 50k trail race option along as the well known 50 miler, and all runners will get to run on the historic Pacific Crest Trail. With incredible volunteers, well stocked aid stations, great swag, and a delicious finish line feast this is an event not to be missed!
2012 Leona Divide documentary is now available to buy online. Purchase here!