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Set a Date

No matter if it is your first 5K race or your hundredth, when you register for a 5K race it will keep you motivated and on task to reach your goal of running a successful 5K race. By actually setting up a date on your calendar, you pinpoint the time that you have to be ready to step on that starting line of your 5K race.

Prepare a training schedule immediately after booking your 5K race. New runners should begin with light training and build into a longer running routine.

Elves on Trails 5K and Half Marathon

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!

NOTE:  Registrations on and after 11/20/19 might not receive an Elves on Trails medal or shirt.  Instead, general Rock it Racing logo medals and shirts in available sizes will be offered.

Event details and schedule


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 (and unscored 12K) begins at 8:00 AM

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







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