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The Tilden Tough Ten mile race is a scenic run along the crest of the Berkeley Hills. The start/finish is at the Inspiration Point parking lot. The out-and-back race course follows Nimitz Way, a wide paved path, for four miles, then continues for a mile on the Mezue Trail (dirt) to the turnaround. There are aid stations at 2 miles, 3 miles, 4 miles, 6 miles, 7 miles and 8 miles.

36th Running of the TILDEN TOUGH TEN

Sunday, May 26th 2024

2024 Road Runners Club of America 10-Mile State Championship 

Registration is open HERE

RACE INFO: Join us for the 36th annual Tilden Tough Ten.  Sign up early as the race is limited to 200 runners.  Race takes place rain or shine and there are no refunds.

The race starts and ends at Inspiration Point in Tilden Regional Park (See directions below) and begins promptly at 8:00 am. Please arrive early so that you can find parking, pick up your bib, use restrooms facilities and otherwise prepare yourself for the race before the start.   

Due to a landslide, there is no driving on the Orinda side of Inspiration point.  You can only drive to Inspiration Point on Wildcat Rd from the Berkeley side.  Please leave extra time to park as you may need to walk further to reach the race start. There is no parking in front of the barricades on Wlldcat Canyon Rd by the main parking lot. 

Photo link for 2023 race photos by Shiran KochaviDominique Philippine and Christine Chapon

Photo Link: Race photos 2022


Early Bird pricing through March 31st:

LMJS Members: $40

Non-members: $50

Tier I pricing for April 1st to April 30th: 

LMJS Members: $50

Non-members: $60

Tier II pricing May 1st to May 24th (online registration closes at 11:59 PM)

LMJS Members: $60

Non-Members: $70

Youth Entry pricing to May 24th (18 and under, online registration closes at 11:59 PM)

Youth: $35

Race Day pricing (if not sold out)

LMJS Members: $60

Non-Members: $70

Youth: $40

BIB NUMBER PICK UP: Pre-reg runners pick up numbers race morning. Race day registration and bib pick-up opens at 7:00 a.m. Remember: Parking at Inspiration Point is limited, so please prepare to arrive early.

RUNNER SWAG: Entry fee includes short sleeve tech fabric t-shirt (with special Sub 60, 70 and 80 shirts), custom designed Barkie and other goodies.

AWARDS: Top 3 finishers overall, male and female.

Top finisher in 10-year age divisions, male and female:

Division A – 0 to 19

Division B – 20 to 29

Division C – 30 to 39

Division D – 40 to 49

Division E – 50 to 59

Division F – 60 to 69 

Division G – 70+

QUESTIONS: Our race directors can be reached at: RD Tilden Tough Ten

BENEFITING PARKS: A donation will be made by LMJS to the East Bay Regional Parks District on behalf of the runners in appreciation for the District hosting the race.

REFRESHMENTS & PRIZES: Drinks and refreshments after the race.

SPONSORS: Many thanks to our generous 2023 sponsors.


DIRECTIONS to Inspiration Point, Tilden Regional Park: 

-> From North Berkeley/El Cerrito, go east on Marin Avenue to the Arlington Circle, then continue steeply uphill on Marin to the stop sign at Spruce. Turn left and go a mile to the intersection with Grizzly Peak Blvd. From Spruce/Grizzly Peak, head onto Wildcat Canyon Road.  Follow Wildcat Canyon Road around to Inspiration Point parking lot which will be on your left.
-> From South Berkeley/Oakland, go to downtown Berkeley and head north on Shattuck. Turn right at the light at Cedar, about a mile from University, and left at the stop sign onto Spruce. Go two miles up the hill to Grizzly Peak Blvd. From Spruce/Grizzly Peak, head onto Wildcat Canyon Road. Follow Wildcat Canyon Road around to Inspiration Point parking lot which will be on your left.
-CLOSED:  Or, take the Orinda exit from highway 24. Proceed north towards Orinda Village for about two miles on Camino Pablo. Turn left at the traffic light for Wildcat Canyon Road. Continue about two miles to the Inspiration Point parking lot on the right side of the road.
A link to a map--you may want to print it for help with directions: 

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