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is an annual trail running experience you don't want to miss. We offer something for the whole family to enjoy. Choose from the Lake Hodges 50K, 15K, 10k, 5k, and bring the kids for the the 1 Mile Kid's Fun Run!
50K is a great introduction into ultra marathons, ideal for all running levels.
15K is a beautiful courses for exploring new trails and accomplishing race goals.
10K course challenges the runner with a 1,000ft gain but with a beautiful reward of the view from the summit of Bernardo Mountain Peak.
5K is an old favorite with a new twist, exploring the lakes shore. Great for a quick run or walk.
Stroller Trail 5K a new way to run on the trails with your little one.
The Kid’s 1 Mile Fun Run is open to children 10 and younger. This is a non-timed run. All kids receive a finisher’s medal and other treats.
Off Road Challenge Run | Bike | Run is our NEW experience to a weekend of racing. Challenge yourself and compete as and INDIVIDUAL or bring friends along for the challenge and compete as a TEAM.
We are a CUPLESS race series. Please make sure to bring some form of hydration vessel to carry hydration for your event. There will not be cups provided at aid stations.
All FINISHER'S of the 50K | 15K | 10K | 5K will a custom super soft tri-blend shirt (unisex) a handcrafted wooden medal all designed
by ELEVATION CULTURE.
* LAST DAY to register to guarantee a FINISHER SHIRT/MEDAL is October 8th, 2023.
Custom TRAIL RUNS FINISHER T-Shirt.
Custom OFF-ROAD CHALLENGE FINISHER T-Shirt.
Custom OFF-ROAD CHALLENGE FINISHER Hat.
50K Runners & Off-Road Challenge will receive a custom DRINK VESSEL.
Custom Trail Runs BIB
10K BERNARDO CHALLENGE Runners will receive a special SUMMIT COIN.
KID'S 1M will receive a finisher medal and special gift.
* LAST DAY to register to guarantee a FINISHER SHIRT/MEDAL is October 8th, 2023.
* AWARDS are handed out to 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Male/Female in each distance.
** We will not mail any shirts, medals, or awards post race.
CATALYST PHYSICAL THERAPY AND WELLNESS
The Lake Hodges Trail Fest is part of the Elevation Culture Race Series presented by Elevation Culture
Check out their full series of events across the USA
Welcome our newest edition to our Lake Hodges Trail Fest Experience an OFF ROAD CHALLENGE as you Run->Bike->Run your way to the Finish around Lake Hodges. Our combined mileage of 23 miles will be sure to give you an experience to remember.
INDIVIDUALLY challenge yourself and complete the Run | Bike | Run course as a total time of completion.
TEAM enjoy a truly memorable experience with 2-3 friends and complete the Run | Bike | Run as a team. Each team member completes one of the legs. A team time will be recorded.
APPROVED TYPE OF BIKES you may use the following types of bikes to register: Road Bike, Mountain Bike, Gravel Bike, Hybrid Bike, E-Bike.
*Mix and match teams as all are welcome to enjoy, no restrictions apply to register.
Enjoy post race beverages by our Series Partners, Food Truck, Games, Music, and Community in our ELEVATED CAMP
Can't join us to RUN this year? Please consider giving back to our amazing community of runners, friends, and athletes.
Join our EC RACE CREW: Paid Key Positions ($20.00 hr) Include:
Lead Volunteer Coordinator | Aid Station Captains | Course Sweepers | Merch Tent | Medical Lead
VOLUNTEERS receive amazing PERKS for giving back:
FREE RACE ENTRY to our Elevation Culture Race Series, Sponsor Swag and Discounts:
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Additional Race Information available such as interactive course maps, downloadable gpx files & etc. can be found at:
Introducing the 50K/50M Trail Challenge
Sign up for the for the Lake Hodges 50k and the San Diego 50M and receive 15% each event and complete the challenge. Receive a custom Elevation Culture Gift for your 50/50 Trail Challenge completion.
The 5k Distance is BACK! Enjoy a new and improved route along the shore of Lake Hodges for beautiful Lake views on an out and back route.
Our 10k Bernardo Challenge is back for the second year with a new Start/Finish following along out 50k and 15k entrance and exit.
The NEW Off Road Challenge Run | Bike | Run can be tackled on your own or with a group of friends.
Course COLOR wrist bands. These colored bands will match your course markings so you always feel like you are on the right path.
NEW 50k Finisher Beer Cup
10k Bernardo Challenge Summit Coins. Tag the summit and earn your coin.
*MUCH MORE ANNOUNCED SOON....
PLEASE arrive no later than ONE hour before your race start time if you are doing same day race bib and packet pick up. If you have picked up your packet already, and only need to check-in, please show up no later than 15 minutes before your race start time.
You MUST check in prior to racing if you have previously picked up your packet, if you do not, it is not guaranteed that you will be recorded in the results.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 21st, 2023
[ AWARD/RAFFLE CEREMONY 11:30AM ]
SUNDAY OCTOBER 22nd, 2023
[ COURSE CLOSES 11:00AM ]
[ AWARD CEREMONY 11:30 AM ]
If you are late to the start line, typically most races would not allow you to start, but as long as you understand that you still have to meet all the same cut-off times, and that your time will be reflected as the same start time as all the other runners, you will be allowed to start. There will be no adjustments to your cutoff times, or finisher times.
Give your race weekend a chance to EXPLORE beautiful San Diego County with scenic LODGING AND CAMPING OPTIONS.
DIXON LAKE CAMPGROUND | 21 MINUTES FROM START/FINISH
SOUTH CARLSBAD STATE BEACH | 31 MINUTES FROM START/FINISH
WOODS VALLEY CAMPGROUNDS & RV PARK | 25 MINUTES FROM START/FINISH
KUMEYAAY LAKE CAMPGROUND | 26 MINUTES FROM START/FINISH
OPTION #1: Pre-Race Packet Pick Up: Will be located at Milestone Running Store (North Park Location Only) from Monday October 14th- Thursday October 17th 12:00pm - 6:00pm Enjoy 15% while you shop as a registered runner and support our local running shop. You will receive your bib and shirt.
* WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO SHOP LOCAL AND SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL RUNNING STORE BY PICKING UP YOUR PACKET.
OPTION #2: Race Day Packet Pick Up: Will be available. Early Check in begins at 5:30 am. Please arrive 1 hour prior to your start time to check in. You will receive your bib, finisher shirt, race swag.
*If you pick up your packet prior to race day, you must still check in at the starting table to ensure that we know that you are on the course that day.
**There will be no parking, or stopping/waiting at the start line to pick up your packet, please proceed to the parking area, and then walk over to retrieve your items.
You can visit ELEVATION CULTURE'S webpage for an interactive map and other details.
Download the Course Map to your phone and follow along by downloading the Plotaroute Mobile App.
*We strongly encourage you to study, print, or download the course maps to your phone to ensure a great run experience.
50K VIEW THE INTERACTIVE RELIVE COURSE HERE:
15K VIEW THE INTERACTIVE RELIVE COURSE HERE:
10K VIEW THE INTERACTIVE RELIVE COURSE HERE:
5K VIEW THE INTERACTIVE RELIVE COURSE HERE:
*Please consider CARPOOLING to the event to help reduce our carbon footprint.
** LOCK YOUR VEHICLES AND SECURE ALL PERSONAL BELONGINGS THIS IS PUBLIC PARKING
There are 4 primary parking locations for the Lake Hodges Trail Runs. There is NO event parking at the Start/Finish.
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 to the check-in and Start/Finish.
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!
Additional race information can be found at https://www.elevationculture.com/lakehodgestrailruns.
Please note that this is a CUPLESS event, so make sure to bring some form of hydration vessel the day of!
Full Aid Station will be supplied with typical eats for this level of race: GU, Blocks, soda, some salty, sweet, and chewy snacks at the 15K, 10K, 5K aid stations. The 50K aid stations will have turkey/ham wraps, avocados, fruit, and other heavier "snacks". We will of course have water and some electrolyte replenishment. If you have dietary or allergy restrictions please make sure that you are prepared with your own snacks as needed.
**Please note that each aid station has approximate mileage based on mapping programs, and may differ a bit from each person's watch, app, or other tracking devices.
CAN I DROP DOWN A DISTANCE? Yes, you can drop down in distance the weeks leading up to race day and at race registration the morning of the race.
ARE THERE REFUNDS? No, there are no refunds. Please refer to our Refund/Deferral Policies on our website.
WHAT IF I GET INJURED TRAINING? Please review our deferral policy on our website: https://www.elevationculture.com/events
ARE STROLLERS ALLOWED? No, strollers are not allowed on the trails except the Stroller Trail 5k event.
IS THIS A CUP LESS RACE? Yes, cups will NOT be provided at this sustainably conscious event at any aid stations.
ARE THERE DROP BAGS? Yes, 50k only may use a drop bag only at designated location.
ARE THERE BATHROOMS ON COURSE? We provide Port-a-Toilets at the Start Finish. The Park maintains several Port-a-Toilets along the trail and may be available.
ARE THERE AWARDS? Yes, awards will be giving out to the top 1st, 2nd, 3rd Male/Female runners in the 50k | 15K | 10k | 5k. No Awards for Stroller 5k
ARE DOGS ALLOWED? No, Pets are allowed at this event.
ARE PACERS ALLOWED? No, pacers are not allowed at this event. You may be disqualified from the race if this is observed by our race staff.
CAN I SIGN UP ON RACE DAY? No, this event is SOLD OUT.
WHEN WILL RESULTS BE POSTED? Our timing company will have live results to view. Official results will be available 2-4 days post race.
WHEN WILL PHOTOS BE POSTED? Race Day photos will be available for purchase 5-10 days post race.
DO I NEED TO WEAR A HELMET? Yes, you must wear an approved helmet during the entire bike leg.
CAN WE MIX AND MATCH TEAMS? Yes, all are welcome to join a team. You may sign up as a mixed team our a combination of individuals.
WHAT TYPE OF BIKE IS REQUIRED? You may choose to use: Mountain Bike, Gravel Bike, Hybrid Bike. * NO ELECTRIC BIKES
ARE THERE AWARDS FOR TEAM/INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES? There will be awards for the following categories: Team, Individual, Mountain Bike, Gravel, Hybrid Bike
IS THE EVENT CHIPPED TIMED? The event is chipped timed. Transitions are not accounted for. This is a continues chip time.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
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