Lake Merritt Joggers & Striders 

The Woodmonster Trail Race

Registration is now open

The Woodmonster Trail Race

The third and final leg of the

East Bay Triple Crown Championships!

Back by popular demand! We will keep last year's course and once again start and finish the race in Redwood Park at the Owl Picnic Area. Improvements this year include, additional handicap divisions, as well as an earlier start.  

Sign up soon! We SOLD OUT prior to race day last year. 

June 25, 2017, 8:30am

Location: Redwood Regional Park, Owl Picnic Area, Oakland, Calif. 

8.4 mile hilly, cross-country loop on dirt trails.  Age and gender handicapped race.

Pre-Registration: Open until June 24 

$25 - LMJS members

$35 - Non-members

Entry fee includes short sleeve finishers t-shirt in high quality technical fabric.  Every effort will be made to accommodate your size but we ask for your understanding if we do not have your first choice.

Race Day Registration: Opens at 7:30 AM. Entry fee $40, if not sold out. Redwood park gate opens at 7:15 am. 

Bib Pick-up:Begins at 7:30 at the start at Owl Picnic Area

Questions: Please contact Race Directors - Christine Chapon and Diane Ambrose at:


This year your favorite race will once again start in Redwood Regional Park at the Canyon Meadow staging area. We will gather at Owl ​P​icnic​ site​ where the race will start and finish.  Please make sure to preview the course. This beautiful and challenging course is 8.8 miles, with plenty of hills and single track trails! The infamous Woodmonster climb is a given of course!!! Stay with us after the race and enjoy a delicious brunch offered by LMJS!  Members of other running clubs, make sure to recruit many of your members, we will have the team competition based on number of runners.


Redwood Gate, 7867 Redwood Road, Oakland CA 94619


Parking inside park.  FEE - $5 TO BE PAID AT THE GATE.  The gate will open at 7:15 am.


Up Stream-Right Up Prince-Left up East Ridge to Skyline Gate Aid station (Mile 3) -Down Stream-Right Tres Sendas-Left up Star Flower-Left up French-Right up Madrone-Right on West Ridge to Redwood Bowl-Right through the Bowl- Left up to West Ridge Aid station (Mile 5.7)- Left down West Ridge-Left Down Chown-Right on French and Left down Orchard- Left on Bridle- Right on Stream to Owl Picnic area. 


 8:30  8:35 
 8:40  8:45  8:50  8:54  8:58   9:02  9:04  9:06
 Group AGroup BGroup CGroup DGroup EGroup FGroup GGroup HGroup IGroup J   

 -5 mins
-10 mins
-15 mins
 -20 mins
-24 mins
-28 mins-32 mins
-34 mins
-36 mins
Women 65+ Women 55-64
Women 50-54
Women 45-49
Women 14-18
Men 50-54
 Men 45-49 Men 40-44
Men 30-39
Men 19-29
Men 75+
 Men 70-74
Men 65-69
Men 60-64
Men 55-59
Women 19-39
 Men 14-18

Women under 13
Men under 13



Early start is available to those participants needing more then 2.5 hours to complete the course. You must e-mail race directors in order to take advantage of early start.  Runners choosing to start early will not be eligible for awards. Email the race directors at:


Extensive breakfast brunch will be provided at the finish of the race to all registered runners (as long as it lasts).

Skyline Gate at 3 mile and 
Chabot observatory access road at 5. 7 miles.  We recommend that runners carry a bottle of water.


Many thanks to our generous sponsors:


Overall: Hans Schmidt
Open: Scott Trummer and Caitlin Smith
Senior: Bradford Bryon and Jeanine Holmlund 
High school: Jordan Marcus and Meredith Nix
Team: Tamalpa Runners


Open Men -Scott Trummer - 55:19
Open Women - Caitlin Smith -1:08.52
Senior Men - Bradford Bryon - 1:10.39
 Senior Women - Jeanine Holmlund - 1:19.42

QUESTIONS?  Please contact Diane Ambrose or Christine Chapon -

Thank you for your support!

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