Welcome to the 1st Annual Grass Mountain Trail Race!


Grass Mountain Trail Race Postponed: Race has been re-scheduled for the following week, Saturday, December 8. All details are the same. Our apologies for the delay but weather conditions made it impossible to run the race this weekend. Refunds will be made to all who cannot be there on the 8th.

Join us for an unparalleled race destination weekend in Los Olivos, California. This charming historic town of 1,000 residents is located in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley and approximately 40 minutes from Santa Barbara. The race location is minutes from Los Olivos where you will drive along pastures and cattle ranches ending at Midland School Ranch adjacent to Los Padres National Forest.

Midland School
This amazing property is part of the Midland School property and now managed as part of a conservation easement with the Land Trust for SB County. The network of trails was created with the help of many including the Santa Barbara Trails Council and a generous grant from the WW Foundation in Pasadena. In order to continue to maintain the trails for future running all proceeds from this event will go to maintaining Midland trails.

Race Course
The race courses contain a short segment of double-wide paved trail/jeep trail before you get dusty on varied single-track within beautiful oak trees. You will experience parts of the trail that will allow you to run swiftly and flow along newly cut trail, and others which will require you to stay focused and be attentive as you change terrain or climb towards Grass Mountain. This will be a most captivating race for all. Regardless of the race distance you choose to do it will be challenging but most of all enjoyable.Bakery goods from local bakeries and fruit will be available prior to the mornings race start.


Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and races will start promptly.
Parking is available just within the gates of the ranch.

First 50 entrants receive a wine glass with the Grass Mountain race logo. Awards for 1st-3rd place for all races and a swag raffle following the races.

Be one of the first to participate in special Inaugural race – sign up, and be prepared to have your trail minds expanded!

Please join us Saturday, December 1st, 2012 for another lifetime experience! Grab a friend and join us!

Race Sponsors
Thank you for your support!
REI-Santa Barbara (http://www.rei.com/stores/santa-barbara.html)
SaltStick (http://www.saltstick.com)
Fluid (http://www.livefluid.com)
Figeroa Mountain Brewery (http://www.figmtnbrew.com)
Santa Barbara Rock Gym (http://www.sbrockgym.com)
Casa Blanca Restaurant/Cantina (http://www.casablancasb.com)
Beachbreak Cafe (http://www.beachbreakcafe.com)
Santa Barbara Running Company (http://www.sbrunningco.com)

Rain Day Race Cancellation Information
Current weather reports indicate a good possibility that there will be rain either on Friday November 30 or on race day December 1. If the race is cancelled, it will be re-scheduled for Saturday December 8, same race start times. You will be notified if rain causes us to re-schedule no later than Thursday morning, November 29.

Santa Barbara Trails Council promotes good trail use practices and that includes not running on trails that are wet or muddy. Many of the Midland School trails are very sensitive due to recent work on them and we do not want to damage them.

We hope that rain doesn’t force us to re-schedule to December 8 but if it does we’ll let you know no later than Thursday.

Happy Running & Racing
Nancy Kaplan, Trail Runner & Co-Race Director
Sandra Sanger, Trail Runner & Co-Race Director