41st Bill Flodberg Mt. Madonna Challenge

SVRC Proudly Presents the:
Annual Bill Flodberg Mt. Madonna Challenge 6K, 12K, 18K & 30K

Date: August 20, 2016
Time: Race day registration and bib/t-shirt pick up opens at 7:00AM
6K, 12K, 18K begin at 8:00AM; 30k begins at 7:15AM
There is a five hour time limit for all races
Location: Sprig Lake Picnic Area at the base (Gilroy Side) of Mt. Madonna County Park, a facility of the Santa Clara County Regional Parks and Recreation System, on Highway 152
Course: BillFlodberg All events follow established trails within Mt. Madonna County Park.
Scenic courses take participants through groves of Oak, Manzanita and Redwood trees.
The 6K (3.7 mile) loop course has an elevation gain of 700 feet.
The 12K (7.4 mile) loop course has an elevation gain of 1100 feet.
The 18K (11.1 mile) course combines both the 6K and 12K courses for a total elevation gain for 1800 feet.
The 30K (18.4 mile) course combines the 6K and 2 loops of the 12K course for a total elevation gain for 2900 feet.
6K Course Map | 12K Course Map | 18K (6K + 12K) | 30K (12K + 6K + 12K)

Park at Sprig Lake Picnic Area.
Carpool if possible, as there are limited spaces at Sprig Lake!!


1st , 2nd , and 3rd place overall male and female winners in each distance will receive a medal.


The park is located on Highway 152 (Hecker Pass Highway).
From the east, use Highway 101, and take the Highway 152 West exit.
From the west, use Highway 1, and take the Highway 152 East exit.
Look for the Sprig Lake Picnic Area.
Look on Google Maps

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About Bill BillFlodberg Bill Flodberg: runner, teacher, coach, outdoor enthusiast, writer, philanthropist, innovator, fund raiser, husband and stepfather, and friend.

In his 75 years, Bill wore many hats, and he wore them with equal passion. Bill was an avid runner; during college, he ran for UC Berkeley; later, he ran and trained on the roads and trails in San Martin and Gilroy, and he raced competitively well into his 70s. In addition to his personal running accomplishments, Bill encouraged runners and running as a Cross Country Coach at Gavilan College, as one of the founders of the Gavilan Joggers and Striders Running Club, through his “Running Man” running column, and as an organizer and director of several local races, including the Mt Madonna Challenge.

Bill was also a longtime supporter of the South Valley Symphony and other arts groups, to which he brought the same passion that he had for running.

Bill was a quiet person, yet he proved that one man can make a tremendous difference for the lives of those in his community. Thanks to Bill, thousands of people were enriched by his efforts to encourage music and the arts. And thanks to Bill, thousands of people in the running community have benefitted from his example, encouragement, and advice.

The South Valley Running Club is proud to continue Bill’s legacy by dedicating this race in his name. The Bill Flodberg Mt. Madonna Challenge is a fitting tribute to a man who spent his life improving the lives of others.
Questions: Please email the race director, Rahul Maharaj, at
Results for: 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015

Map to Race start or to Shuttle stop

12K Course
For a more detailed 12k course map in pdf format: Click here
12k course

6K Course
For a more detailed 6k course map in pdf format: Click here