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The Woodmonster Trail Race

The third and final leg of the

East Bay Triple Crown Championships!

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 soon; registration is limited and the race has sold out the past two years.

Sunday, June 24, 2018, 8:30am
(Tentative until permit issued.)

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 or until sold out.

$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 Directors - Christine Chapon and Diane Ambrose 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. 


 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 2017 Woodmonster race, this is a fun premium to the fastest men’s and women’s times up the 0.8 mile 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 award to the team with the most participants, as well as the fastest team (top 5 finishers score).


  • Overall winners will receive a pair of shoes from Transports
  • Age groups will receive a Transports gift card
  • Hill Climb winners will receive wine and/or cider from Horse & Plow
  • Top 30 finishers to cross the finish line will receive a Woodmonster pint glass


Oakland Tech High School Cross Country and Track programs will receive the proceeds from the 2017 Woodmonster.  Our 2016 Beneficiary was Skyline High School Cross Country and Track programs.


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


Extensive breakfast brunch 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 2017 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 Diane Ambrose or Christine Chapon - woodmonsterxc@gmail.com.

Thank you for your support!

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