Paradise Trail Runs

Dates: 10/22/2017 Dates: 10/22/2017 Times: 08:00 - 11:00 Location: Paradise Lake, Magalia, CA


Join us for the

2nd Annual Paradise Trail Runs

~4-Mile & 9-Mile~


1-Mile Fun Run/Walk (untimed)

on Sunday, October 22, 2017

at beautiful

Paradise Lake in Magalia!

This event is conducted under a special use permit issued by the US Forest Service, Plumas National Forest.

Custom Finisher’s Medals for 4- & 9-Mile Runners!

Runners can now purchase their very own race bling! Custom medals are available for purchase for $7 in the store on the registration page. Medals will be available for all races in the 2017 UTSE Run Series. Complete all 5 out of 7 events and receive a special award!


Register Now!

Be sure to check the tabs below for all your race related questions.

Event Details

Join us on Sunday, October 22 for a fall morning trail run at the beautiful and serene Paradise Lake in Magalia! This event will offer 1-mile (untimed), 4-mile and 9-mile options all surrounding the lake under the tall pines. The course is mostly flat and plenty wide! What’s better than a cool fall run in the mountains?!

Start Times:

1-Mile – FREE
8:00 AM
8:30 AM
9-Mile 8:30 AM


Registration is open!   Register Now!

We will offer race-day registration from 7:00 – 8:15 a.m. 


Your registration fee includes a long sleeve technical running shirt! But you don’t have to get one. Choose the ‘No Shirt’ option during registration and receive $8 off your entry fee. Shirts are not included in the untimed 1-Mile event (being as it’s free and all) but you are welcome to purchase one separately for $15 during registration.

Super Early Registration

Registration received by July 31 – guaranteed shirt
4-Mile & 9-Mile
Adults 18+    $    30.00  
Kids 17 & Under    $    22.00  
NO Shirt Option    $  (8.00)  
 1-Mile – No Shirt         FREE  

Early Registration

Registration received August 1 – October 12 – guaranteed shirt
4-Mile & 9-Mile
Adults 18+    $    35.00  
Kids 17 & Under    $    22.00  
NO Shirt Option    $  (8.00)  
 1-Mile – No Shirt         FREE  

Late Registration

Registration received October 13 – Race Day – shirts available on a first-come, first-served basis
Registrations received between 10/19 and race day will not be able to choose a shirt size
4-Mile & 9-Mile
Adults 18+    $    40.00  
Kids 17 & Under    $    22.00  
NO Shirt Option
1-Mile – No Shirt
   $  (8.00)

How Do I Register?

Online Registration will open soon!  Register by 7/31 at 11:59 pm for super early registration savings!

The last day to register is race morning from 7:00-8:15 a.m.

Register Now!

 **Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Event is Rain or Shine.

Packet Pickup

Pre-Race packet pickup will be at Fleet Feet Chico from 12-4 p.m. on Saturday, October 21. Please make a note of the shortened packet pick up time!!!!

Race Day packet pickup will be available race morning from 7:00- 8:15 am.



The Paradise Trail Runs beneficiary is the Paradise Cross Country Team. The Paradise High School cross-country program strives to introduce student athletes to the all around benefits of a healthy, active lifestyle. We welcome all ability levels and work to set and achieve incremental goals related to athletics, academics and overall health. Finally, we place a very high level of importance on representing our school and town positively through both athletic competition and by getting involved in various community events.


How do I get there?

  • Take Skyway North to Coutelenc Rd.
  • Turn right (east) on Coutelenc Rd.
  • Follow the road 2.7 miles, to Lucretia Rd.
  • Turn left on Lucretia.
  • Follow to Parking Area

Timing and Finish Line

Disposable bib chip timing will provided by Under the Sun Events!  The finish line will close at 10:45 a.m.  Anyone finishing after that time will not be guaranteed an official time.

Race Check-in

Race day packet pickup and registration will be available from 7:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.

Course Description

Both courses will start near the parking lot and follow the path along Paradise Lake. The 4-mile course will go out 2 miles to a water station, turn around and head back to the finish line. The 9-mile will go out 4.5 miles to a water station, turn around and head back to the finish.


The 4-mile Awards Ceremony will be held near the finish line at approximately 9:30 AM, 9-mile will follow shortly thereafter. Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in 10-year age groups in the 4 and 9-Mile events . Overall male and female awards will be given in each distance.

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4 Responses to “Paradise Trail Runs”

  1. Amy Bromelow October 25, 2015 at 11:08 pm #

    This could be one of my favorite annual races. I love this lake. The weather is always beautiful this time of year. The trail is nice and wide with good footing and gently rolling hills nothing too long or Steep. Just enough to keep it interesting. I love the color of the shirt and that there was a women specific auction. Thank you for that. Thank you also for benefiting cross country. I will see you next year.

    • Amy Bromelow October 25, 2015 at 11:09 pm #

      *option. Not auction!!!

    • admin October 26, 2015 at 6:35 am #

      We’re so glad to hear that you enjoyed it! We did, too, and it’s bound to become an annual favorite 🙂


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