ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 21, 2020
ARE YOU UP FOR A CHALLENGE?
Well, this is the year for it! The global pandemic is offering us the chance to re-imagine our Missile Run and to make this YOUR personal athletic event. Our West Valley Family YMCA VIRTUAL 5K/10K Missile Run & Family Fun Run will celebrate our tradition while providing each participant with your own safe and healthy customized outing.
Most years, our Y event takes place on the Old Nike Missile Site trail, a 6.2 mile out-and-back trail located in Tarzana, accessible to all skill levels and offers scenic views of the Santa Monica Mountains, the Encino Reservoir, the San Fernando Valley, and the Los Angeles Basin. The park also provides a glimpse into United States military history. Numerous self-guided interpretive displays explain how from 1956-1968, San Vicente Mountain was one of sixteen Los Angeles area Nike-Ajax supersonic anti-aircraft missile launch sites. During the Cold War, Nike sites were located in defensive rings surrounding key urban and industrial areas throughout the United States. This site contained ground-based radar and computer systems designed to detect and track hostile aircraft, and to guide the anti-aircraft missiles that would be launched from nearby Sepulveda Basin to their targets.
This year, you can choose to run the Old Nike Missile Site trail or any other path, road, stairs, or track that will provide the distance which you would like to complete. For your safety and that of others, please be sure to follow social distancing and mask wearing guidelines whenever you are in public.
PRICING (VIRTUAL ONLY)
2 Mile: $20
ANY TIME THAT WORKS FOR YOU BETWEEN SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15 AND SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2020!
- Online Registration is open through Friday, November 20, 2020
- In-person registration not available this year: Due to COVID-19, registration will only be available online.
- Packet Deliveries: This year the Y will mail each participant your shirt, race bid, and commemorative medal following the run.
Teams must include at least 2 participants.