New Route, New Name for Olive Dell Ranch’s 8th Annual 5K Nude Run

| March 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

The “Bare Burro 5K Trail Run” – Nude Run at Olive Dell Ranch April 23rd, 2017

Olive Dell Ranch has announced a new course for its annual nude running race, the Bare Burro 5K. The new route will go through the trails and hills in the rustic Ranch, and the race has been re-named the Bare Burro 5K Trail Run. The 2017 edition of the race will take place April 23.

“We’re adding the word ‘trail’ to the event to really emphasize that this is a 5K like no other,” Olive Dell Ranch owner Becki Kilborn said. “We like to change up the course every few years to keep it fresh, and this year we’re changing the name to reflect that, too.”

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The 8th Annual Bare Burro 5K Trail Run will take place on April 23rd, 2017


The Bare Burro Run started in 2010 and is now established as the premier nude running event in Southern California. The wild burros usually visible from the course inspired the punning name of the race, because competitors run the race bare… burro. Almost 200 runners completed the course in 2016, despite an overcast and cool weather. The Bare Burro has been featured in the calendar section of Los Angeles alternative newspaper LA Weekly, and last year’s Bare Burro was featured in OC Weekly and was the subject of a two-page article in the British naturist magazine H&E.

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A wild bare burro – the creature that inspires the name of the annual nude run at Olive Dell Ranch

Running shoes are strongly recommended for runners but nudity is not an “option” at the Bare Burro, for runners or onlookers: It’s a requirement. “We’re a nudist resort, and we expect people to get with the program here. We’ve found that many dedicated runners are fine with that: ‘You want us to run with no clothes on? Okay.’ Then we don’t see them again until the next year,” Kilborn chuckled. “When it’s cool in the early morning, everybody — even our veteran nudists — are dressed, but by race time it’s usually warm enough. After a few minutes, everybody acclimates to being nude. You may forget to put your clothes back on until you’re on the freeway going home.”

Runners can register through the Olive Dell website at Registration for runners is $35 in advance, $40 after April 1, and $45 the day of the race, if space is available. Participation is limited to 300 runners, who will all receive an informational packet and souvenir reusable insulated bag.

Registered runners may bring friends to cheer them on; they will be required to pay the Olive Dell daily entrance fee. Runners and their friends are welcome to remain on the grounds for the awards ceremony and use Olive Dell’s pool, hot tub and other facilities for the rest of the day.

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At Olive Dell, unauthorized photography is strictly prohibited at all times. A special area near the pool will be dedicated to taking selfies and attendees are encouraged to post on social media using the hashtag #BareBurro2017. The race maintains a Twitter presence at @ODBareBurro.

Information about the race, including suggestions on what first-time visitors should bring along, can be found on the Olive Dell website at

“The race gets bigger every year, and with new runners and their supportive friends, it gets better every year, too,” Kilborn said. “We look forward to seeing all of you here when we kick off spring with the Bare Burro 5K Trail Run.”

Olive Dell Ranch is located at 26520 Keissel Road in Colton, California. Gates open at 8 am the day of the race and the Bare Burro 5K race starts promptly at 10:30 am.

For more information, contact Becki Kilborn at or

Olive Dell Ranch welcomes coverage of the 5K Bare Burro Run by accredited media. There is ample parking for TV remote trucks just outside the main entrance gate, or on the grounds. Please contact Becki Kilborn at or for accreditation.

Watch a video with information on the 2017 Bare Burro 5K:

About Olive Dell: Since its opening in 1952, Olive Dell Ranch has offered family-friendly nude recreation to three generations of Southern Californians and visitors from around the world. Owned by second-generation nudists Bobby and Becki Kilborn, Olive Dell has hosted nude Olympics-style track competitions and conventions of nudist organizations, as well as its own Rockin The Ranch music festival to celebrate the beginning of summer and Labor Day end-of-summer Luau Weekend. Olive Dell is home to a group of permanent residents who live on-property as well as home club to naturists from around Southern California. Olive Dell is affiliated with AANR, the American Association for Nude Recreation. First-timers are always welcome, subject to capacity, and members of affiliated nudist organizations can take advantage of discounted gate fees. For more information, visit the Olive Dell Ranch website at

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