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The San Diego 50 and Trail Marathons course features some of the beautiful trails of the San Dieguito River Park. The course is a mix of double track, single track, fire road and a very small amount of paved running.
Starting at the San Pasqual Valley Trailhead, runners from all distances will head WEST on the San Pasqual Valley Trail. This will take runners up and over Raptor Ridge and on to the Mule Hill Trail. The half marathon runners will head on about a half mile from this aid station to the turn around point, and then return to resummit Raptor Ridge back to start/finish. 50 mile and Marathon runners will continue on the Mule Hill Trail Head. Once they reach the Mule Hill Trail Head runners will be diverted along the edge of the parking lot to the trailhead of the North Shore Lake Hodges Trail. This trail will pass under Hwy 15 on a paved walkway, however there is dirt along the walkway if you would prefer to not run on the paved path. Once off the paved path the trail will become very scenic as you run a combination of double track, fire road, and single track all overlooking Lake Hodges.
Marathon Runners will turn around just short of the marina and return along the same route they took outbound. 50 Mile runners will continue on past the marina toward Del Dios Community Park. From here, the trail will continue along the lake towards the Lake Hodges Dam where it will connect to the Del Dios Gorge Trail. Once reaching the end of the Del Dios Gorge Trail you will continue on to the Santa Fe Valley Trail to the turnaround point. From here you will return to the lake and cross the pedestrian footbridge to experience the trails on the other side of the lake before heading back for your return trip and glorious finish!
You can visit Elevation Culture's webpage for an interactive map and other details. https://www.elevationculture.com/sandiego50milertrailmarathons
Aid stations will be equipped with typical fare: Chips, Gel Nutrition, Chocolate, Avocados, Lunch meat wraps, Peanut Butter/Jelly Wraps, Hydration, candy, cookies, pretzels, sodas and etc. We will also have a full OSHA first aid kit, anti chaffing, toilet paper, women's products, hand sanitizer.
Aid stations will not be SELF SERVE. Due to COVID-19 we will be serving runners with tongs, scoops, pitchers, and etc, please do not just reach your hand in to grab items unless they are self wrapped (some candy, gels, blocks, oranges, bananas, etc). Thank you for understanding, we hope to be back to "grazing" soon.
If you have any dietary restrictions, please make sure that you are conscious of that fact that there might not be something that matches at each aid station, and we suggest that you plan drop bags accordingly.
Additional Race Information such as interactive course maps, downloadable gpx files & etc. by clicking on the link above
Please arrive no later than a half 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.
50 Mile Start Time: 6:30am PST
Marathon Start Time: 7:30am PST
Half Marathon Start Time 9:00am PST
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.
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You will be able to pick up your packet at Milestone Running Store (North Park Location ONLY): 2545 El Cajon Blvd D, San Diego CA 92104 anytime during normal store hours ( Monday-Saturday 10-6pm and Sunday 12-5) from January 10th - 14th (Monday - Thursday). While in store you can enjoy a 15% off of any purchases made at this time. Unable to pick up your packet before the day, that's alright. We will be having a same day pick up at the San Pasqual Valley Staging Area (Start/Finish) from 5am - 9am. Please try to pick up your packet no later than 30 minutes before your race starts. Please note that there is NO packet pick up on Friday 1/14.
*If you have already picked up your packet, then you must check in no later than 15 minutes before your race start.
We are going to be encouraging carpooling again for the event. If you carpool with someone, you will be placed in a raffle for prizes such as medal hangers, custom artwork and etc. Below is a picture of where we have parking on the day of the event. The areas that are marked in green are areas that we are clear to park in. We ask that you try to park as close to another vehicle as you feel comfortable, but make sure that you are making as much space for others parking as possible. The areas that are marked off in the large red boxes are PRIVATE PROPERTY, if you park there, you may be ticketed or towed and Elevation Culture is not responsible for any issues, fees, or damages that occur from incorrect parking.
San Pasqual Valley Staging Area: 18192 Bandy Canyon Rd, EscondidoOpen in External Application