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(Canceled) Woodmonster Trail Race 2021

  • 28 Jun 2020
  • 8:30 AM
  • 01 May 2021
  • 12:00 PM
  • Redwood Regional Park, Owl Picnic Area, Oakland, CA
  • 17


Woodmonster 2021: *** Cancelled due to the COVID-19 Virus***      Tentative date: June 2022


A long-standing favorite among locals, 2019 registration for Woodmonster Trail Race has opened, and returns as the third and last segment of the East Bay Triple Crown -- sign up for the first and second segments to enter Triple Crown Total Time Competition!


  1. May 2022: The Tilden Tough Ten
  2. June 2022: The Lake Chabot Trail Challenge
  3. June 2022: Woodmonster


We start and finish at the OWL PICNIC AREA in the Redwood Regional Park's Canyon Meadow Staging Area. Please make sure to preview the course. This beautiful and challenging course is 8.4 miles, with plenty of hills and single track trails! The infamous Woodmonster climb is a given, of course!!!

After the race, stay with us to enjoy a delicious brunch offered by LMJS!

Members of other running clubs -- Please be sure to recruit many of your members! We will have two team competitions: one based on number of runners and another for the fastest team!

Sign up early! Registration for these races is limited. THIS RACE WILL SELL OUT.

RACE DATE: June 2022. This is an age and gender handicapped race! The first wave will start promptly at its assigned time! See table below for details.

LOCATION: Owl Picnic Area, Redwood Gate, 7867 Redwood Road, Oakland CA 94619


DISTANCE: 8.4 mile hilly, cross-country loop on dirt trails.


  • LMJS members: $25 through June 3rd, $30 from June 4th through June 21st.
  • Non-members: $35 through June 3rd, $40 from June 4th through June 21st.
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 $45, if not sold out. Redwood park gate opens at 7:15 am.

BIB PICKUP: Begins at 7:30 at the start at Owl Picnic Area.

QUESTIONS? Please contact Race Director Christine Chapon at

PARKING: Parking is available at the Owl Picnic Area. Please carpool if possible. There is a $5 fee to be paid at the gate! The gate will open at 7:15AM.


  1. Up Stream
  2. Right Up Prince
  3. Left up East Ridge to Skyline Gate Aid station (Mile 3)
  4. Down StreamRight Tres Sendas
  5. Left up Star Flower
  6. Left up French
  7. Right up Madrone
  8. Right on West Ridge to Redwood Bowl
  9. Right through the Bowl
  10. Left up to West Ridge Aid station (Mile 5.7)
  11. Left down West Ridge
  12. Left Down Chown-Right on French and Left down Orchard
  13. Left on Bridle
  14. Right on Stream to Owl Picnic area.


This race features a "reverse" handicap system! =

This table is available for reference only, and may be subject to slight revisions before race start. Final information will be available on a color-coded sign on race day.











Group A

Group B

Group C

Group D

Group E

Group F

Group G

Group H

Group I

Group J   

-5 mins

-10 mins

-15 mins

-20 mins

-24 mins


-32 mins

-34 mins

-36 mins

Women 65+

Women 55-64

Women 50-54

Women 45-49

Women 40-44

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

Women 14-18

Women 19-39

Men 14-18

Women 13 and under

Men 55-59

Men 13 and under


The Woodmonster is one of the toughest climbs in the East Bay. It is difficult, it is steep, it is glorious. To spice up the already zesty Woodmonster race, this is a fun premium to the fastest men’s and women’s times up the 0.8 mile Transports Woodmonster Climb. The climb happens mid-race, so even if you finish 200th overall, you can still win by getting yourself up the hill faster than everyone else. Click for more info.


  • Club team with the most participants 
  • Club team of 5 fastest runners


  • Overall winners will receive a pair of Brooks shoes
  • Age group winners will receive a Transports gift card
  • Hill Climb overall winners will receive a Transports gift card
  • Hill climb open, 40+ and 50+ winners will receive wine, cider or beer
  • Top 30 finishers to cross the finish line will receive a Woodmonster pint glass
  • 5 comped entries for Woodmonster 2020 to the club with the most participants
  • Surprise prize awarded to the team with 5 fastest runners


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:


Wonderful breakfast items 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 miles. We recommend that runners carry a bottle of water.


Many thanks to our generous 2019 sponsors Transports and MB Jessee!




************* 2019 RACE Photos *************

  • Photographers: 
Start-Finish: Luigi Semenzato  Photos (1) Photos (2)
Start-Finish: Jay Boncondin (who was racing too!) Photos

Top of Woodmonster: Mandy Philippine Photos

Top of Woodmonster: Dominique Philippine Photos

FOR 2018 RESULTS AND PHOTOS: Please visit

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