Avoid Skipping Recovery
Listening to your body is key to avoiding injury and burnout. Your body can actually grow stronger when you are at rest. The process of training includes workouts that are strategically placed along with rest days, which provides stimulation during the activity and recovery when you are at rest. If you are new to running, it is important not to push yourself to hard. Injuries can pop up when training advances too quickly. If your body is giving you warning signs, listen and take the extra time off so you can fully adjust and recover to meet your specific fitness needs.
Run it…hike it…rock it! Challenge yourself to a 5K Half Marathon run or hike, and enjoy the beauty of this preserve hidden among the sandstone canyons of the western coastal Santa Ana Mountains. Caspers Wilderness Park’s many valleys are complemented by groves of native Coastal Live Oak and awesome strands of sycamore. Seasonal wildflowers add to the beauty. Take it all in with the Elves on Trails 5K or Half Marathon! All finishers receive a medal, t-shirt, and other goodies!
Caspers Wilderness Park
33401 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
$5 parking fee payable at park entry gate
Check in begins at 7:00 AM
Half Marathon begins at 8:00 AM. Early start at 7:30 AM for hikers.
5K begins at 8:30 AM
Awards: 10:30 - 11:00 AM
Top three overall male and female winners in the 5K and Half Marathon receive special awards and prizes from Road Runner Sports.
Top three in the following age groups (both races: 5K and Half Marathon) receive awards:
19 and under