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The Mt. Hollywood 12K | 6K Trail Run is a trail run through historic Griffith Park where the views are as striking as they are diverse. Enjoy panoramic views of Downtown Los Angeles, the Observatory, and an of course the iconic Hollywood Sign. Fully supported aid stations with well marked … MORE
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    runwalksarah FIRST-TIMER '20

    If you do this race, plan to pick up your packet prior to race morning. Packet Pick-Up was available at Runners Circle in Los Feliz on Friday from 1 PM … MORE

    If you do this race, plan to pick up your packet prior to race morning. Packet Pick-Up was available at Runners Circle in Los Feliz on Friday from 1 PM – 6 PM and Saturday from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Race morning packet pick-up was available at the race start from 6:15 AM – 7:15 AM.

    Since my race started at 7:30 am, I arrived to Griffith Park at approximately 6:30 am and was in line to pick-up my packet by 6:40 am. I should have arrived significantly earlier. I still don’t understand how it took so long, but packet pick-up was incredibly unorganized and the lines barely moved. I did not get my bib and shirt until 7:24!!! I skipped trying to use the restroom because I believed the race was starting in 6 minutes. Ultimately, the race start was delayed until 7:45 am. My friend who has run this race before told me that this is typical of this event.

    Morning frustration aside, I really enjoyed the race once I started running/hiking. The weather was perfect and it was a beautiful morning. The course was a mixture of road and trail. I wore my trail shoes at the recommendation of the race website, but next year I will wear my regular running shoes.

    For the 12K, there were two aid stations. Each one we passed by twice. The aid stations were well stocked with water, a sports drink and GU. The volunteers were great.

    The course was an out-and-back which turned around at a scenic look-out point where you could see the Hollywood Sign in the distance.

    Upon finishing, Suja was giving out samples of their juice and Rise Brewing Co. was giving out cans of coffee (the one with oat milk was delicious!). There was a small variety of snacks including oranges (my favorite).

    The medal was my favorite part of this event. It was wooden and featured P-22, the famous mountain lion of Griffith Park. The only thing that could have made me happier is if the shirt featured P-22 as well… that, or an actual P-22 sighting!

    I had a good time with my friends and will very likely run this race again next year…. I will just my pick up my packet before race morning. Then it will be a perfect day!

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5
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