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who has organized MAGIC trail races for 30 plus years!


Big Baz's "2016" Trail Race Dates

Don't forget the WTRS 21K on February 20th!
Only 1 chance left to run one of Big BAZ'S races in the Cleveland National Forest. 

If you plan to finish all 4 races please email Big Baz NOW
to let him know your size.  He needs to buy those sweat shirts soon.

Big BAZ has moved back into Laguna Woods (with the other old geezers)!
His only phone number is his cell: 949-355-3599. 
Same email address:
3336 Punta Alta unit 1F, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. 

From Big BAZ... December 11. 2015

Just a reminder for the regular WTRS runners.  We are still limited by the Forest Service to 150 runners.  The Forest Service has decided to open LBJ (Lower Blue Jay) year round, so we may not get the privacy as we have had for years.   RD Baz will be paying extra charges for the 5 parking slots (next to the bathroom) to make sure we can use the same start and finish area in LBJ. The  6 slots on the other side can be reserved by visitors by arriving on Friday night and paying the $20 overnight parking charge, which includes a camp site. If any of those 6 slots are empty on race day morning, it is OK to park there with just the normal $5 passes.

The iron gate will be open, but a notice will be posted to tell visitors there is a running event using the forest trails between 6:30 AM and 2 PM... Parking is allowed on the right hand side only from the new gate down to LBJ.  Your Forest Service day-pass must be showing.  The fine is still $5.  BAZ hopes to have a small supply of passes available at the start-line.

 I look forward to seeing all my old mates and a few Newbie's on February 20th in LBJ.   Love Big BAZ XXX

The Forest Service limits the number of runners to 150.  Please sign up early!

(Online registration available once race date link is active)
Click on any date link for race information, entry forms and course maps.
(Links in RED cells indicate completed races with RESULTS, BAZ's STORY & PHOTOS.)

2016 Jan 9

Winter Trail Run Series

(If you haven't done a   
trail race before, click
Beginner's Page )

12K 1,310'
Jan 23 15K 1,327'
Feb 6 18K 1,429'
Feb 20 21K 2,850'
June 11 Shadow of the Giants 50K
     and 20K FUN RUN!
50K 3,750'


Results & photos from all 2007 through 2015 Big Baz races:
Click HERE



New feature: A quiet word from RD BIG BAZ!

(Click on the photo above)

Big Baz wants to recommend these Nov 15. 2014 - 50K and 50 Mile trail races
to his fellow Fresno, Oakhurst and Yosemite area trail runner friends
Go to.....  www.sanjoaquinrunning.com

Big Baz has been running trails for decades! This 1984 picture is from their OLD GOATS running group
 while running the famous Grand Canyon R2R2R (Rim to Rim to Rim).  Big Baz is all the way on the right!

 "Big Baz" greeting the New Year & at age 32 with Doug Malewicki's brand new 1972 Porsche 914
(Taken in 1973, back when "the ladies" regularly mistook him for either Evel Knievel or Paul Newman.)


A few scenes from Big Baz's Magic Trail Races!
(Click on any photo on Big Baz's website to see a larger version)

Pre-race gathering at Blue Jay Campground

They're OFF!


Bill & Sandy





Matt & Jezza
leaving Blue Jay 

Girls in the WTRS
Cleveland National Forest

Matt happy to see Big Baz
at the FINISH line

Winter Trail Series winner Jon Clark


Mrs. Fitzer with
WTRS award winning tot

Article on Big Baz's 2012 Shadow of the Giants 50K
the Fresno Bee newspaper
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AWARDS & MAGIC RAFFLES after every race!

It's time for Big Baz's
AWARDS presentations!

Speedsters Greg and Amy Friedman from Lafayette, CO with their first place awards

RD Big Baz with old friend
and fellow old fart Doug

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