Palos Verdes home owners are glad that “The Hills Are Alive Race” which benefits Rolling Hills Estates Pepper Tree Foundation is back this year with an in-person and virtual option. This race is considered to be one of the oldest and finest trail races in Southern California. The Pepper Tree Foundation was established in 1982 to promote citizen contributions and donations to enrich the quality of life in Rolling Hills Estates. The foundation has provided trees, benches, picnic tables and other items which enhance and preserve the city parks and open spaces. This year the Pepper Tree Foundation will partner with UCLA Health, and this 40th annual race will take place on Saturday, August 7, 2021, beginning at 8:00 a.m.
Participants will enjoy running or walking on the soft packed bridle trails throughout scenic Rolling Hills Estates. The race starts and finishes at Ernie Howlett Park located at 25851 Hawthorne Blvd, Rolling Hills Estates. There will be Award Plaques presented to the top male and female finishers in the 10K Run and 5K Runs. All finishers will receive a custom designed finishers medal.
The registration fee for the in-person event is $35 for advance sign up, and the virtual race fee is $25 which can be dropped off or mailed to City of Rolling Hills Estates, 4045 Palos Verdes Dr North, Rolling Hills Estates, CA. 90274. Checks should be payable to RHE Pepper Tree Foundation and must be received by August 5, 2021. For late registration, the cost will be $40 and sign ups begin at 7:00 a.m. on race day at Ernie Howlett Park. Kids 10 and under are $10. This year race packets will be mailed to your home and you are encouraged to sign up early. The race package includes a free tee shirt, custom medal and a towel. There will be a packet pick up for late registration on August 6, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at City Hall. No strollers or dogs allowed on the race course.
For questions about the race, or to purchase tickets call (310) 377-1577 ext 110, or for online ticket purchases click here.
To view my previous article on “The Hills Are Alive Race” click here.