The Lake Hodges Trail Fest

Sat October 24, 2020 San Diego, CA 92127 US Directions
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Events

Hunt For Hodgee 5K

9:30AM PDT - 3:30PM PDT

Hunt For Hodgee 15K

8:30AM PDT - 3:30PM PDT

Lake Hodges 50K

7:00AM PDT - 3:30PM PDT

Kid's 1 Mile Hodgee Hunt

11:00AM PDT - 3:30PM PDT
Due to COVID-19 The 2020 Lake Hodges Trail Fest is Cancelled

Hello Runners, 

Well, the day I have been hoping to avoid has arrived. I have received word from the Head Ranger of San Dieguito River Park that, regardless of any safety precautions we put into place, the City of San Diego will not be allowing them to issue special events permits. Therefore I will not be allowed to host the Lake Hodges Trail Fest this year. 

I know we were all holding out hope that we would be able to get back to some racing, but unfortunately, it just isn’t time yet, and we’ll have to wait a little longer. I am so terribly sorry that we won’t be able to get together to celebrate the 9th running of this event and I am going to miss seeing you all out there. I love each of the events I am lucky enough to host. Still, this one holds a special place in my heart because it was the idea of bringing back the Lake Hodges 50K that spurned me into this life as a Race Director. Combined with getting to see so many families take part in the various distances and the fun the kids have with the 1 miler, it deeply saddens me that we won’t be together in late October. 

Registration Options
If you are already registered for the 2020 event, there are a few options for you, depending on what you would like to do with your 2020 registration. 

Kid’s 1 Mile
These entries will be canceled and fully refunded. 

50K, 15K & 5K
You have three options if you are signed up for the 2020 50K, 15K, or 5K:

Option 1: 50% Refund and 50% Race Credit Toward a 2021 or 2022 Off Road Pursuits Event
50% of your entry fee will be refunded, and the other 50% will go toward an Off Road Pursuits race of your choice in 2021 or 2022. Refund and credit amounts will be based on the entry fee paid after discounts and not including the registration fee. 

Option 2: 100% Race Credit Toward a 2021 or 2022 Off Road Pursuits Event
100% of your entry fee will be credited towards a 2021 or 2022 Off Road Pursuits event of your choice. If the race you choose has a lower entry fee than what you paid, you will be refunded the difference. If the race you choose has a higher entry fee than what you paid of $10 or more, you will be charged the difference. Any entry you select that is $10 or less more than what you paid will be considered an equal transfer. 

Option 3: Donate Your Race Entry
This past week, my young cousin was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. He’s a diehard soccer player and like all of us, a lover of sport. I am working on future fundraising to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). If you would like to donate your entry fee to JDRF, I will match donations up to $2,000. 

If you are already registered for the event, be sure you are signed in to your account and choose the option you prefer below.

Once again, I can’t tell you how sorry I am that we won’t get out on the trails together in 2020, but I hope you are all staying healthy. Keep running and put your current fitness into a personal running adventure!

I can’t wait to see you all in 2021!

Sincerely,
Paul Jesse
Race Director

Here Are Your Options:

50% of your entry fee will be refunded, and the other 50% will go toward an Off Road Pursuits race of your choice in 2021 or 2022. Refund and credit amounts will be based on the entry fee paid after discounts and not including the registration fee. 

100% of your entry fee will be credited towards a 2021 or 2022 Off Road Pursuits event of your choice. If the race you choose has a lower entry fee than what you paid, you will be refunded the difference. If the race you choose has a higher entry fee than what you paid of $10 or more, you will be charged the difference. Any entry you select that is $10 or less more than what you paid will be considered an equal transfer. 

This past week, my young cousin was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. He’s a diehard soccer player and like all of us, a lover of sport. I am working on future fundraising to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). If you would like to donate your entry fee to JDRF, I will match donations up to $2,000. 

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.offroadpursuits.com/lake-hodges-trail-fest/.

Place
Rancho Bernardo Community Park
18448 West Bernardo Drive
San Diego, CA US 92127
Description

The Lake Hodges Trail Fest is an event with something for the whole family, from the endurance crazed to the kids, we've got a distance for you. Choose from the Lake Hodges 50K, the Hunt for Hodgee 15K or 5K, and bring the kids for the the 1 Mile Fun Run!

The Lake Hodges 50K is a deceptively challenging course, ideal for all running levels. In addition to a unique race medal and technical T-shirt, we’ll be giving away great schwag for all 50k participants.

The Hunt for Hodgee 15K and Hunt for Hodgee 5K are beautiful courses for exploring new trails and accomplishing race goals. 5K and 15K participants will receive a unique finisher medal and a technical T-shirt.

Mom and Dad, don’t leave the kids at home. We’ve got a run for them, too! The Kid’s 1 Mile Hodgee Hunt is open to children 10 and younger. This is a non-timed run. All kids receive a finisher’s medal.

Race Contact Info

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Race Day Parking

There are 4 primary parking locations for the Lake Hodges Trail Fest.

Parking lot “A” holds a very small number of vehicles, so it will fill up very quickly. Parking lot “B” holds about 80 vehicles. Once parking lot “B” has reached capacity, the remainder of cars will be directed to Parking Lots “C” and “D.” If you do not want to wait in line to get in to parking lot “B” you are welcome to park in lots “C” and “D” upon arrival. It’s a very short walk across the fields to get to the check-in and start line.

5K runners and Kid’s Run participants should park in lots “C” & “D” unless arriving early for other distance events.

Attention: To make parking easier for everyone, we ask that you please carpool if possible. It will make your lives easier, our lives easier, and it’s just better for the planet which means greener trails for everyone!

Packet Pickup

Packet pick up is held during the week leading up to the event. You will receive an email with exact dates and times.

Bibs for the Kid’s 1 Mile participants will ONLY be available on race morning for pickup.


Race Morning Packet Pick Up:
If you are unable to pick up your packet prior to race day, packets will be available on race morning prior to the race start. (see schedule below)

Race Day Schedule

Mandatory Check in & Packet Pick-Up:
6:00am – 6:45am: 50K
7:00am – 8:00am: 15K
8:00am – 9:00am: 5K
10:30am: Kid’s 1 Mile

ALL runners for ALL distances must check in on race morning. Simply show up at the check-in table, give your name, and show your bib. This is MANDATORY for runner safety as it allows us to know who is on the course at all times. Anyone that does not check in prior to their race start will be disqualified from the event.

Event Starts and Cutoffs:
7:00am – 50k Start*
8:30am – 15k Start
9:30am – 5k Start
11:30am – Kid’s Fun Run Start
3:30pm – 50K Time Cutoff

*The 50K has an 8.5 hour cutoff. All 50k participants must finish by 3:30pm.

Follow the link for the following information:

  • Course Maps & Elevation Profiles
  • Turn by Turn Directions
  • Aid Station Info
  • 50K Crew Driving Directions
Awards

50K

All finishers will receive a unique Lake Hodges 50K finishers medal, technical T-shirt, and other race schwag.

Custom awards will be given to the Top 3 Overall Male and Female Winners, as well as the First Place Finisher in each age group. (Note: The top 3 overall winners will not be included in the age group awards.)

50K Age Group Categories:
18 – 29
30 – 39
40 – 49
50 – 59
60 & Above

 

15K

All finishers will receive a unique Hunt for Hodgee 15K finishers medal and Hunt for Hodgee 15K & 5K technical T-shirt.

Custom awards will be given to the Top 3 Overall Male and Female Winners as well as the 1st Place Finisher in each age group. (NOTE: The top 3 overall winners will not be included in the age group awards.)

15K Age Group Categories:
15 – 19
20 – 29
30 – 39
40 – 49
50 – 59
60 & Above

 

5K

All 5K finishers will receive a unique Hunt for Hodgee 5K finishers medal and Hunt for Hodge 15K & 5K technical T-shirt.

Custom awards will be given to the Top 3 Overall Male and Female Winners, as well as the First Place Finisher in each age group. (Note: The top 3 overall winners will not be included in the age group awards.)

5K Age Group Categories:
11 – 19
20 – 29
30 – 39
40 – 49
50 – 59
60 & Above

 

 
KID’S FUN RUN

All registered participants will receive a custom Hodgee Hunt finisher’s medal.

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