"Run the Rocks!" Jack's Angels Relay for Research

Sunday, April 30, 2017
Vasquez Rocks County Park 10700 West Escondido Canyon Road Agua DulceCA  91350
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Vasquez Rocks County Park 10700 West Escondido Canyon Road Agua DulceCA  91350

About This Activity


  • Pre-paid t-shirts not available past 4/14
  • RACE-DAY REGISTRATION (no late fee) 8am-8:40am
  • Online registration ends FRIDAY 4/28 at 5:00pm

Jack's Angels "Run the Rocks!" is our second annual running event located at the beautiful and unique Vasquez Rocks Natural Area and County Park at the heart of Agua Dulce, CA.  Enjoy trail running at it's most beautiful at this historic landmark scene of movie sets and real-life bandits, as well as guided hikes and wildlife presentations after your run or walk.  If you can't be there, no problem!  You can run/walk "Virtual Relay for Jack" from anywhere, on your time between April 30th and May 17!  (www.CureDIPG.info)

THIS IS A TRAIL RACE of moderate difficulty for the 5k and 10k run.  For a training run or goal race of 10k*, 5k*, 5k walk, kids 1k race, or 20k Relay for Jack, you're in it for a great cause: funding research for pediatric brain cancer, and celebrating the National DIPG Awareness Resolution, initiated by our very own Congressman Steve Knight! 5k and 10k runs are part of Trail Runner Magazine's "Trophy Series" and include a $100 prize each for first place winners. 

Did you know that pediatric brain cancer is one of the least-funded areas of research, even though it's the leading cause of death in kids with cancer?  You can be confident in knowing that proceeds from this event support cutting edge research for pediatric brain cancer with Jack's Angels.  For more information about the projects we support, visit our event page at www.runtherocks.info, or our main site at jacksangels.org.


Vasquez Rocks County Park is easy to get to, and is at the heart of rural suburban Los Angeles, nestled in gorgeous countryside with friendly folks in a real, small-town setting.  From the I-5 North, take the 14 North through Newhall and exit Agua Dulce Canyon Rd.  The park is about 4 miles west from that point, and about .4 mi from the Stop sign on the right.  From highway 14 South, take Escondido Canyon Rd. (Right) toward Agua Dulce, and the Park will be about a mile down on your left before the stop sign.  If you go west at the stop sign, you'll enter the quaint "downtown" Agua Dulce.

Event details and schedule

EVENT SCHEDULE--Please note, start times have been pushed up an hour!  9am start

8am the event opens; late registration is available until 8:40, 10:30 for kids 1k.  Drive in to the stop sign and turn left.  Event parking is near the Start in designated areas, and is limited.  Arrive as close to 8am as possible.  Overflow parking is available but may involve walking.

Be sure to have your ID with you and a copy of your waiver.  There will be waivers to sign at the event if you don't have yours with you.  Weather can vary but it can get quite warm during the day, but be chilly that early in the morning.  Be sure to wear extra layers to the park.

All will receive a goody bag with registration packet and t-shirt if you purchase one with your registration, which is only $7.  Left over t-shirts sell for $15 on site.  We hope to have plenty available for you, but cannot guarantee.  Best to order ahead of time with your registration.

Activities for children will be available on site; Jack's Angels always supplies arts and crafts activities, and there will be a dino-dig and other park related activities for children.  Babysitting will be provided if you are racing and are bringing your children.

9am: 10krun, 5k run, 20k "Relay for Jack!" START

9:15am: 5k walk start

10:30am kids 1k run



These are races on DIRT TRAILS, some easy, some have tricky parts, 3 water stations:

  • Kids 1k:  flat and easy going
  • 5k run: challenging spots; 250 ft. altitude variation
  • 5k walk milder course through the park
  • 10k, 2 x 5k
  • 20K Relay for Jack!  Teams of 4 runners can each run a 5k course leg of this race.

All have the same START and finish.  5k and 10k run are same course.  5k walkers can choose the run course or an easier course for a milder walk and for strollers, and the kids course is it's own 1k loop.   Official courses are posted by October 28 here and also at www.runtherocks.info on our website, and are then available for download.

Your times will be captured and logged by volunteers and one race clock will be visible to all participants.  All participants receive medals, race winners receive trophies:

Overall 1,2, 3 each race. 5k and 10k run also receive:

  • Trail Runner Magazine Trophy Series credit and recognition
  • $100 first place prize
  • winner for jrs under 18

Kids 1K race receives:

  • winner for ages 10-12, 6-9, 5 and under




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