John Wayne Grit Series – Pioneertown


Mar 23, 2024 at 8:15 AM

John Wayne Grit Series – Pioneertown

53688 Pioneertown

Pioneertown CA, 92268


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Entry Fee $80
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $105
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 10K
  • 13.1M

Type: Trail

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

First Year of the Event: 2020


Bring your John Wayne Grit to the trails and #RunToFightCancer with John Wayne Grit Series in the Pioneertown Half Marathon & 10K. Located near Joshua Tree National Park, Pioneertown was built in the 40s to be an 1880s themed Old Western movie set and is now a popular getaway, home to the world famous Pappy & Harriet’s. The exposed course is a challenging and picturesque singletrack trail, guaranteed to bring out your #JohnWayneGrit.

You’ll start off on Pioneertown’s “Mane Street” and head into the scenic trails through the Sawtooth Mountains in the Pioneertown Mountain Preserve with 360 degree breathtaking views of the spectacular high desert. Finish back in town and meet us at the Hay Barn for the John Wayne Grit Down! The run will benefit the John Wayne Cancer Foundation so every step you take will help us in our fight against cancer. Start a team & fundraise for your chance to earn exclusive merchandise, free race entries, and hotel stays! Like John Wayne said, “They may find a cure for cancer even without your help, but if I were you I wouldn’t bet my life on it.” See you in Pioneertown & bring your John Wayne Grit because Pilgrims, we’re all in this fight together.

John Wayne Grit Series Benefiting John Wayne Cancer Foundation
The Pioneertown run/walk benefits John Wayne Cancer Foundation, so every step you take helps advance the fight against cancer through pioneering cancer research and programs. Form a team and run or walk in honor of family and friends who have been affected by cancer. Your participation makes it possible for the John Wayne Cancer Foundation to fund novel and innovative programs that improve cancer patients’ outcomes and save lives through research, education, awareness and support.


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Past Event Dates

Held on Mar 23, 2024

Held on Mar 25, 2023

Held on May 07, 2022

Held on May 22, 2021

Held on Oct 03, 2020

Held on Oct 05, 2019

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