Oct 15, 2022 at 8:00 AM

John Wayne Grit Series – Lone Pine

701 Main Street

Lone Pine CA, 93545


Entry Fee $75
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $100
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 10K
  • 13.1M

Series: John Wayne Grit Series

Type: Trail

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 95%

First Year of the Event: 2019


Bring your John Wayne grit to the trails and #RunToFightCancer.

Lone Pine, CA boasts some of the most beautiful and rugged trails in the Eastern Sierras. Explore this magnificent course set in the shadow of Mt. Whitney – the tallest mountain in the contiguous U.S. of A.  You’ll push your limits and stay dusty on dirt roads and single track trails that wind under blue skies, soaring snow-capped peaks and natural stone arches.

Experience the iconic western backdrop where John Wayne filmed 13 movies including How The West Was Won. After you’ve conquered the course, join us for a cowboy-style celebration at the John Wayne Grit Down!

As John Wayne said, “A goal, a love and a dream give you total control over your body and your life.” We can’t think of a better way to describe this event that will change lives –  yours and those fighting cancer.


This scenic course goes through the Alabama Hills National Scenic Area and features dirt roads, single track trails, hills and spectacular views of Mt. Whitney, and provides three aid stations and two water stations to keep you fueled every step of the way.

  • Trail rating: beginner to intermediate
  • Elevation gain: approximately 1,500 ft.
  • Course open at 8:00 am and closes at 1:00 pm


The 10K course is a shorter version of the Half Marathon with the same amazing views. The course has a full aid station and a water station for your refreshment that will power you to the finish line.

  • Trail rating: beginner to intermediate
  • Elevation gain: approximately 500 ft.
  • Course open at 8:30 am and closes at 1:30 pm

The elevation of the course start line is 4,500 ft.

Both loop courses start and finish alongside Movie Road in the Alabama Hills National Scenic Area and are chip timed for those that want to race or you can go at your own pace. At the finish line, you’ll be rewarded with a finisher’s mug and the satisfaction of knowing that you stepped up to the challenge and helped fight cancer!

So partner, start training solo or as a team today and fundraise for your chance to win exclusive merchandise, free race entries, and hotel stays. See you on the trails!



Past Event Dates

Held on Oct 15, 2022

Held on Oct 16, 2021

Held on Oct 17, 2020

Held on Oct 12, 2019

Event Results