Frequently asked questions:  

Can I register the day of the event?

Possibly. . . it depends on if the event sells out during pre-registration.   A notice will be posted on the registration page if the event is sold out.  Please check the event schedule to view registration and packet pick up times.  If the event is not sold out, please plan on arriving one hour before the event to allow time to register and/or pick up your packet!

Can I pick up my packet the day of the event?

Yes, you can pick up your packet on the day of the event and ONLY on the day of the event.  Please check the event schedule to view registration and packet pick up times.  Please plan on arriving one hour before the event to ensure time to register and/or pick up your packet!

Are strollers allowed on the course?

No.  Due to the narrow trails, strollers are not allowed on the course.

Can I get a refund?

The entry fees are non refundable and non transferable.  If you request in writing, prior to two weeks before the event date, we can transfer your entry to next series trail run.  However, they can not be granted to the following year.  Requests made after two weeks before the event will not be honored.

What is your t-shirt policy?  

Due to popular demand, the t-shirts are long sleeve performance shirts.  Two weeks before each race in the series, we order t-shirts based on the number of existing registrants and the sizes ordered.  In order to thank the pre-registered runners, we require on site registrants to pick up your t-shirt AFTER you finish your run, allowing the pre-registered runners ample time to pick up their shirts.

If we run out of shirts for that race, we will have other items such as hats or socks to choose from. Due to increasing costs, we can not re-order t-shirts, or take inventory from the next month’s order. Thank you!

What are the awards?

Please check the results page for a list of all awards.

What if it rains?

As always, the OC Chili Winter Trail Run Series will take place rain or shine.  Due to the nature of the courses,we are at the mercy of mother nature and the park rangers to approve running on the trails.  We will do our best to find alternate routes for the 5, 7 and 10 mile courses.  However due to the limitations of the park, we may have all participants run a 5 mile "park road" course if the trails are closed.  Refunds and/or transfers will not be provided in the case of rain.

Do I have to run all three events?

No!  You can run one, two or three events!   Each month we will have the t-shirts available, results, chili, etc.  Participants of all THREE events will receive a finisher's medal.