THE DETAILS

HOW FUNDS ARE DISTRIBUTED

  1. EVERYONE WHO ATTENDS WILL BE ENTERED IN A RAFFLE FOR A SCHOLARSHIP. THERE WILL BE 36 RAFFLE SCHOLARSHIPS GIVEN OUT FOR JUST ATTENDING! IF YOU ARE SELECTED, YOU WILL GET ONE SHARE OF THE POT. 

  2. First Place Male and Female Runner WILL RECEIVE: $1,000 each!

  3. Second Place Male and Female Runner: $500 each

  4. The Top 5 Hikers & 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th Place Runners will get ONE share of the total scholarship pot.

 

THE DETAILS

The distance of the event is 8K (5 miles) up Black Star Canyon, Silverado in Orange County and then a leisurely hike back down to the trail head for food and refreshments.  Students choosing to hike up just part of the trail can join in with the group coming down from the top of the trail. Dr. Eggleston's hiking time to the 8K mark on the Black Star Canyon trail will be approximately 1 hour 11 minutes (average pace of 4.23 mph 6.80 Km/h).  He, and everyone at the 8K mark at that time, will start the hike down picking up students on the way.   

 

The distance on Black Star from Silverado Canyon Road to the private metal gate is 1.15 miles.  It is paved the entire way.  This section of Black Star Road is a public road (after the gate, it is a private road).  If you are meeting at the trail: The event starts at 8:00am sharp. This means that you need to be present at Black Star by 7:30am to check in with a board of director representative, once the bus arrives. We need you all to meet near the bus so we can get you properly registered, grab your waiver forms, and distribute your t-shirt!  

 

HIKING GROUP RULES:

  • This is a hiking challenge.  It is OK to run or jog to keep up with your hiking friends, but if you run or jog at all in the hiking group, you are not eligible for the winnings of the top 5 hiking finishers. 

  • No racing back downhill from the finish line, just a friendly hike down with the group. 

  • Hiking poles are permitted. Have fun and be positive! This is an awesome event to be remembered!      

 

JOGGING GROUP RULES:

  • No racing back downhill from the finish line, just a friendly hike down with the group.   

  • Have fun and be positive! This is an awesome event to be remembered!


RECOMMENDATIONS:

1. Positive Attitude & Energy!

2. Print, Sign, and bring the WAIVER FORM. 

3. Wear the event’s t-shirt (provided on the day of the event). 

4. You can leave personal items on the bus. We will be taking the same buses going back to USC.

5. Bring sunblock and plenty of water for the hike/jog.  1 liter of water per hour is recommended.  

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Trailhead Address: 14100 Black Star Canyon Road, Silverado, CA 92676.  Go on Black Star Canyon Road all the way to the private metal gate that blocks the road. 

BUS TRANSPORTATION:

If you are taking the bus, please arrive on time at the school. We are departing the school at 6:30am on the day of the event, no exceptions. Please make sure to show up and take the bus if you decide to sign up for it. 

 

The location of the bus will be on: West Jefferson Blvd on the south side of the street (facing east) between McClintock Avenue and South Hoover Street. The Norris Dental Science Center building is located on this block. You can use 930 West Jefferson, Los Angeles 90007 as an address on your GPS.

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