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Jan 26, 2020

Welcome to the 3rd annual running of this mostly flat course along the Simi Valley bike path


The fun starts at 7:am 

January 26, 2020

Rancho ​Simi Park - 1765 Royal Ave, Simi Valley CA 93065

 Top 5 Reasons to Run with Elite Sports CA
5 - Races always start on time!
4 - Race distances are measured correctly!
3 - Race SWAG including custom finishers medal, event day dry-fit shirt,  water bottle and MORE!
2 - Race day packet pick up available!  Time saver if you are traveling in from out of town! YEAH!
1 - Have an emergency? Can't make the event you've paid for? No problem we will reschedule you for any Elite Sports CA event within the next 12 months. WHAT?? YES unheard of!!

No more excuses, Register today!  

Did someone say Tacos and Beer?

 That's right we are proud to announce that all runners will be awarded a free glass of beer and a plate of street tacos at post race expo!  And yes you can buy more beers or plates of tacos  for $5 each (must be 21 or older for the beer) if your under 21 we will have a free rootbeer for you.  

Special note:  Friends and family can buy food and beer tickets for $5 each

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Additional Information

Race start 7:am half marathon / 7:15-10k / 7:30 -5k
National hat day is in january each year and  this event is our way of celebrating national hat day and to honor the proud rich history of the Sombrero.  Here are some fun facts about the Sombrero


  • The word “sombrero” comes from Spanish “sombra” which means “shade” or “ shadow” 
  • Its origins can be found in  Spain as far back as 17th century 
  • The Sombrero is one of the largest and best hats for sun protection
  • Jarabe tapatío, often referred to as the Mexican hat dance, is the national dance of Mexico 

Long proud history of the Sombrero: click here


Meet at  Rancho Simi Park (duck pond park)  at the intersection of Royal Ave and Thompson Ln. 



Weekend Warriors / Beginners / walkers:
Yes, this is a very walker friendly course! It is mostly flat, with a few gentle rollers to keep you on your game. There are plenty of water stations and  loads of fun!  Generous 4:00 hour time limit for the half marathon, so take your time and enjoy the scenery! 


Middle of the pack runners:
Looking for a PR (Personal Record)??   This is the race for you!  Mostly flat course, with some gentle rollers and plenty of room to make your move towards your new PR


Elite and Advanced runners: 
This mostly flat course with some mild rollers.   There are some long flat stretches to allow you to really open up your speed along the last few miles of the course.   


All Runners will receive:
Finisher medal
Race day athlete t-shirt
Race day Sombrero
Post race munchies
 

Awards:
Top 3 overall M/F in each race - Special Award
Top 3 each age group M/F - ALL RACE DISTANCES​

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