Welcome to the Idyllwild 5k & 10k Race

Come Enjoy a Unique 5k/10k Race in the Beautiful Mountain Village of Idyllwild… eventually  

Thanks so much for being a part of this fun fundraiser event. For now, we are suspending race signups until further notice due to the Coronavirus situation. 


THE IDYLLWILD 5K & 10K RACE AND FITNESS WALK is usually in June of each year, though the timing is TBD for 2020.

Come to the mountains and take in the fresh air, spring flowers, and forest views as you run or walk our fun and challenging course, which takes you through the forested streets and county park of Idyllwild, where there's always a nice view of the mountains! Make a special weekend by joining us for a picturesque run or walk through scenic courses in the mountain village of Idyllwild.

After the races, explore all that our town has to offer — art galleries, boutiques, gift shops, gourmet restaurants, coffee shops, parks, and more!  

If you still have energy after the run, Idyllwild is surrounded by some of the best hiking trails and rock climbing in the U.S., and miles of mountain bike trails.  Or, you can choose to recover while fishing at one of the nearby stocked fishing lakes. There is a variety of accommodations available, including RV or tent camping, bed-and-breakfast places, cabins, upscale lodging, and more. However you choose to spend your race weekend, we know you will enjoy the picturesque course and the historic mountain village of Idyllwild!

YES: This is Dog-Friendly/Stroller-Friendly Event!

Getting to Idyllwild 

If you are coming from "off the hill," here's what you need to know:

Due to road damage from February 2019 storms:

  • Highway 243 between Banning and Idyllwild remains completely closed.
  • The highway between Hemet and Idyllwild is available at certain hours via controlled, one lane access due to road construction. Use https://roads.dot.ca.gov/ to check the status and availability. Enter the Highway number (74), and the page will tell you the current status. The current status (as of August 18) states that the route from Hemet will be open:
    • Weekdays (Monday through Friday) with a pilot car escort from 4 AM to 8 AM and from 6 PM to 11:59 PM
    • Saturday and Sunday, Highway 74 is open from 4 AM to 11:59 PM
  • The southwestern route up through Anza is wide open and fully accessible.
  • The southeastern route up from Palm Desert is wide open and fully accessible.


Starting line for the 5k and 10k events is in the heart of town: 25070 Village Center Drive, Idyllwild, California 92549 [Map]

Starting line for the Kids' Run (for ages 7 & under) is just around the corner at Idyllwild Town Hall, 25925 Cedar St. [Map]

Awards ceremony, which takes place after the completion of the final race, is outside Idyllwild Town Hall, 25925 Cedar St. [Map]


  • 5K Race – 7:15 am

  • 10K Race – 8 am

  • 1/2 Mile Kids' Run (7 and under) – 9:15 am

PTA Fundraiser Breakfast

For just $5 for adults ($3 for kids), enjoy a Continent breakfast, starting at 8 am next to Town Hall, and served through 11 am. ish. 

All breakfast proceeds benefit Idyllwild School PTA, providing programs and services for students and families year-round! More on the Idyllwild School PTA.

Information from Previous Years