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The Tilden Tough Ten mile race is a scenic run along the crest of the Berkeley Hills. The start/finish is at the Inspiration Point parking lot. The out-and-back race course follows Nimitz Way, a wide paved path, for four miles, then continues for a mile on the Mezue Trail (dirt) to the turnaround. There are aid stations at 2 miles, 3 miles, 4 miles, 6 miles, 7 miles and 8 miles.

SUNDAY, MAY 19th, 2019 - the 32nd Running of the


LMJS is proud to host the RRCA 2019 California Championship 10-mile Race

Register for Tilden Tough Ten

The original running alternative to the Bay to Breaker’s madness!

RACE INFO: Join us for the 32nd annual Tilden Tough Ten, voted an “East Bay Express Reader’s Pick” for the swiftest East Bay foot race.  Sign up early, the race is limited to 300 runners.  Race takes place rain or shine and there are no refunds.

The starts and ends at Inspiration Point in Tilden Regional Park. (See directions below.)

The race begins promptly at 8:00 am. Please arrive early so that you may find parking, pick up your bibs, use restrooms facilities, and otherwise prepare yourself for the race before the start.

First race of the East Bay Triple Crown Series. Check here to learn more: https://eastbaytriplecrown.com

Join the LMJS Trail Training Program starting May 5th to June 23rd, our goal race Woodmonster Trail Race to learn and work the courses with new and old running friends.   

RACE FEE: Special LMJS Members only - pre-reg entry fee is $30. Pre-reg fee for non-members is $40. Pre-registered runners must sign-up for the race by May 17th. Entry fee on race day, if the race is not sold-out, is $45. Register online at www.LMJS.org

BIB NUMBER PICK UP: Pre-reg runners pick up numbers race morning. Race day registration and bib pick-up opens at 7:00 a.m. Remember: Parking at Inspiration Point is limited, so please prepare to arrive early.

T-SHIRT: Entry fee includes short sleeve finishers t-shirt in high quality technical fabric. New color this year.  Special Sub 60, 70 and 80 t-shirts!!  Every effort will be made to accommodate your size but we ask for your understanding if we do not have your first choice.

AWARDS: Medals and certificates to top 3 finishers in 10-year age divisions, male and female:

Division A – 0 to 19

Division B – 20 to 29

Division C – 30 to 39

Division D – 40 to 49

Division E – 50 to 59

Division F – 60 to 69 

Division G – 70+

QUESTIONS: Our race directors can be reached at: mailto:tildentoughten@gmail.com

BENEFITING PARKS: A donation will be made by LMJS to the East Bay Regional Parks District on behalf of the runners in appreciation for the District hosting the race.

REFRESHMENTS & PRIZES: Drinks and refreshments after the race, plus great raffle prizes (must be present to win). You can download a registration form, or register online.

SPONSORS: Many thanks to our generous 2019 sponsors.


DIRECTIONS to Inspiration Point, Tilden Regional Park: 

-> From North Berkeley/El Cerrito, go east on Marin Avenue to the Arlington Circle, then continue steeply uphill on Marin to the stop sign at Spruce. Turn left and go a mile to the intersection with Grizzly Peak Blvd. From Spruce/Grizzly Peak, head onto Wildcat Canyon Road.  Follow Wildcat Canyon Road around to Inspiration Point parking lot which will be on your left.
-> From South Berkeley/Oakland, go to downtown Berkeley and head north on Shattuck. Turn right at the light at Cedar, about a mile from University, and left at the stop sign onto Spruce. Go two miles up the hill to Grizzly Peak Blvd. From Spruce/Grizzly Peak, head onto Wildcat Canyon Road. Follow Wildcat Canyon Road around to Inspiration Point parking lot which will be on your left.
-> Or, take the Orinda exit from highway 24. Proceed north towards Orinda Village for about two miles on Camino Pablo. Turn left at the traffic light for Wildcat Canyon Road. Continue about two miles to the Inspiration Point parking lot on the right side of the road.
A link to a map--you may want to print it for help with directions: 

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