Next Club Run

Date Event Trail Head Start Time Distance
Mar 29 Los Liones to Trippet Ranch 7:00 13 miles

Meeting Time

All of our runs begin at 7:00 am sharp.

Please get to the trail head a little early; at least 15 minutes earlier if you are new to the club or have not run the trail before.

Trail Runners Club Video

About Us

The Trail Runners Club, founded on 1988 by Stan Swartz -Director Emeritus- meets every Sunday morning to run one of many courses throughout the beautiful Santa Monica Mountains, sometimes also in the San Gabriel mountains and other areas. We run only on single track trails and fireroads.  If you live in or are visiting the Los Angeles area and enjoy running in natural settings with great people, you will love the Trail Runners Club. For more detailed information about our runs refer to the Run With Us page.

A wild 2015 wildflower season

This 2015 wild flower season has been beyond amazing so far. The Springs fire from May 2013 and the good amounts of rain we've had this winter have given the wildflowers the opportunity to flourish in the Western Santa Monica Mountains.

Today we had this run through Serrano Valley with fields full of purple lupines. Also patches of sunflower, poppies, paintbrush, indian warrior, etc...

Nordhoff ridge loop in Ojai

Dramatic cloud formations, hills in 50 shades of green, views to cry for, trails that make you feel a thousand dollars and after all that a wonderful lunch at this super quaint little Italian restaurant on the side of Hwy150. Nothing like some meatball sandwiches, lasagna, clamb showder and some fresh squized lemonade or orange juice to put runners in a good mood.
Ah, a good time was had by all ...

Spring Saturday special event runs announced.

For the Spring season we are adding two Saturday special runs, both runs are withing a reasonable driving distance and easily done in a day trip. The Sunday run the following day will stay on the schedule so you'll get a nice double run weekend if you'd like. These special Saturday runs are NOT marked and meant to be as a social run. Everyone gets a map and is encouraged to stay with at least one buddy.

New Years letter & info club membership 2015

Hello Trail runners;

a brand new 2015 is upon us, so it's time to write to you with some important news.

Overall, 2014 has been a great and cheerful year with lots of wonderful memories, but as all of you know, it ended with the sudden passing of our beloved friend and fierce club leader Ernie. We were in shock and disbelieve, how were we going to keep the club running without him?
Bob, Avalon, Art and me (Ann) created “team Ernie” and together we worked hard to keep the club runs organized, just like he did for so many years.

Ernie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is with great sadness that we must inform you of Ernie Chalekson's passing. Yesterday, November 23, Ernie was running with the club on the Millennium Trail in Calabasas.  It was a beautiful morning in a beautiful setting.  We ran and chatted with Ernie for a long time, and then he ran on ahead of us, gathering speed as the rest of us tired.  About 12 miles into a 14 mile run, he made one final climb, and unfortunately never made it down again.  A small group of us were close behind him; we performed CPR, called 911, and watched in disbelief while a chopper landed in the adjoining field.  Paramedics worked on him for some time before we helped load him onto the helicopter, but tragically Ernie was gone.

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