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The Woodmonster Trail Race

(The EAST BAY TRIPLE CROWN is taking a rest this year.)

The Woodmonster race is one of the favorite races among our runners!  It is located in Redwood Regional Park at the Canyon Meadow staging area.  The race starts and finishes at the Owl Picnic Area.  

Sign up early! Registration is limited to 200 runners and the race has sold out the past two years.

RACE DATE: Sunday, June 24, 2018, 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 22, 2018 or until sold out.

RACE FEES:   $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 $45, 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 Director - Christine Chapon at: woodmonsterxc@gmail.com


The race starts and finishes at the OWL PICNIC AREA in the Redwood Regional Park - 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!!! 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 two team competitions, one based on number of runners and another for the fastest team.


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. 

HANDICAP START TIMES (May be subject to slight revisions)

 8:30  8:35 
 8:40  8:45  8:50  8:54  8:58    9:02  9:04  9:06
 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
-28 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


Team prizes will be awarded to the team with the most participants.


  • Overall winners will receive a pair of shoes from Transports
  • Age group winners will receive a Transports gift card
  • Hill Climb winners will receive a Transports gift card
  • Top 30 finishers to cross the finish line will receive a Woodmonster pint glass
  • Team prize awarded to the team with the most participants



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: woodmonsterxc@gmail.com


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 2018 sponsors:



First: Lisa Oyen
Second: Joseph Stefani
Third:  Bradford Bryon
Fastest: Matt Duffy and Linn Schulte Sasse
Team: Tamalpa Runners
Open Men -Scott Trummer - 55:19
Open Women - Linn Schulte Sasse -1:06.36
Senior Men - Bradford Bryon - 1:10.21
 Senior Women - Jeanine Holmlund - 1:19.42
High School Men - Joseph Harmon - 1:02:51
High School Women - Veda Skatter - 1:41:28

QUESTIONS?  Please contact Christine Chapon - woodmonsterxc@gmail.com.

Thank you for your support!

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