Race Description

Trippet Ranch, the race site for the Tough Topanga, is undergoing a beautification project and will not be permitting any events in 2024.

The will be held in lieu of this year's Tough Topanga. Nestled deep in Topanga Canyon, this hidden gem promises to be equally tough, equally beautiful, equally rewarding and maybe even more fun!!

The Tough Topanga will return in 2025.


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.

Race Info

Location: Topanga State Park, Trippet Ranch
20828 Entrada RoadTopanga, CA 90290

Free Off-Site Parking and Shuttles on Topanga Canyon Blvd

Limited On Site Parking available through Ultrasignup

6:30am - Runner Check-in Begins
7:30am – Hikers Delight Begins
8:00am – 10k Starts
9:30am - Junior 1k Starts

Hand made Medal & Race Tee included

Enjoy complimentary breakfast after the race along with some hot cocoa or coffee. Beer Garden for those 21+

Post race sports massages by Vision For Enrichment!

Be sure to lookout after race day for your FREE Race Day Photos!