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Run the ancient trails of the Southern Mammoths through the beautiful rolling hills of Moorpark. Discover the challenges of our USATF-sanctioned course. If you are ready for the mammoth challenge, our 5K/10K run will take your breath away!

For families, looking for a relaxing morning, we're also offering a 1 mile fun run/walk.


The "Moorpark Mammoth Run/Walk" is:
1) commemorating the famed Moorpark Mammoth (see below for the history),
2) creating a challenging, healthy, and fun event for runners and families,
3) benefiting local charities and the Rotary Foundation,
4) supporting the City of Moorpark's status as a "HEAL", Healthy Eating Active Living, city, and
5) extending the weekend activities of Moorpark Country Days!


The course was designed by the City of Moorpark and the Race Director and Moorpark Rotarian, Matt Miguelena. Matt has 20 years of experience racing various events both nationally and internationally. The 5K and 10K course have recently been sanctioned by the USA Track and Field Association. This is mainly an “off road” course which starts at the Moorpark Highlands Park then uses the natural topography, landscape, and elevation changes in the scenic park area. It boasts beautiful vistas and challenging terrain. There will be timing chips for each runner plus participant and top 3 placing awards in each age category. The event will also include music, dancing, warm up stretches, yoga, and giveaways. Each registrant will receive a goodie bag, free fitted athletic T-shirt, and one free raffle ticket.


The Moorpark Mammoth, which is a Southern Mammoth (Mammuthus meridionalis), was the first species of mammoth to enter North America across the Bering land bridge from eastern Asia as early as 1.8 million years ago. When it was alive, this behemoth would have stood 12-feet tall with 8-foot long tusks. In April 2005, the Moorpark Southern Mammoth was discovered and excavated during the construction of the Meridian Hills housing development north of downtown Moorpark. Since the discovery of the Moorpark Southern Mammoth is an extraordinary find, the City of Moorpark wanted to find a place to keep the fossils safe, but also accessible to the community. In July 2007, the City of Moorpark entered into an agreement which transferred ownership of this fossil assemblage to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.