RWU is Sponsoring the Tough Topanga : June 15-June 26

Run With Us Pasadena is a proud sponsor of the 2020 Tough Topanga! Taking place June 15 – June 26th, click here for more information.


Hike, run, or race the brutal course AT YOUR DISCRETION to earn the Tough Topanga Solo Run medal and be eligible for official results. There is no time limit, but please keep it safe.


Match the Tough Topanga’s 1,100 feet of vertical gain over any distance for the Tough Topanga Solo Vert Run medal. This adventure run must be completed on a trail.

The Goodies

– Finisher Medal hand-made by Topanga artist

– Soft cotton Shirt or Tank for men or women

– Tough Topanga Sticker

– Tough Topanga Headwear Cover

– Tough Topanga Cinch Bag

– Course Postcard from Topanga photographer

$$ Prizes

$2,300 Prize Purse!!

You don’t have to be an elite runner to take home the cash! Just be faster than everyone else (and prove it with GPS).

Cash prize for the fastest overall runners in the 2020 Tough Topanga (male & female):

– 1st – $500
– 2nd – $300
– 3rd – $200

$150 “Downhill Flyer” Bonus for the fastest downhillers in the final mile of the 2020 Tough Topanga (male & female).
Winners will be announced Saturday, June 27th.

The Awards

1st Place Overall Award custom-made by Topanga artist (male & female)

1st Place Age Group Awards (male & female):
– Under 16 year olds
– 16-19 year olds
– 20-29 year olds
– 30-39 year olds
– 40-49 year olds
– 50-59 year olds
– 60-69 year olds
– 70 year olds and Up

“Local Legend” Award to the fastest Topangans created by Topanga artist (male & female).

Beat the RD & Tie the RD

Earn a free entry to the 2021 Tough Topanga!!

Daniel Weissauer will race the 2020 Tough Topanga course in the early morning of Monday, June 15th. His time will be posted, and anyone that beats his time before midnight on Friday, June 26th qualifies for a 2021 Tough Topanga entry. Women that finish within 5 minutes of the RD’s time will also earn a free entry to the 2021 Tough Topanga.

Win a pair of running shoes from Run With Us. Race Director, Tina Weissauer, will race the Tough Topanga course and the man and woman 2020 Tough Topanga Solo Runner that come closest to her time between June 15th-26th get a free pair of running shoes from Run With Us in Pasadena.

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