The San Diego 50 and Trail Marathons course will feature 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.
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!
CUPLESS - We are a cupless event, that means that there will be no cups at the aid stations, or at the start/finish. Please make sure that you bring your own vessel to accept water, soda, and other liquids.
San Pasqual Valley Staging Area
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.
PARKING - RACE DAY
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.
RACE CONTACT INFO
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at firstname.lastname@example.org
50 Mile Course Map
Marathon Course Map
Half Marathon Course Map
50 Mile Course Profile
Approx. Gain: +3,900'
Approx. Loss: -3,900'
Approx. Elevation Change: 7,800'
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Marathon Course Profile
Approx. Gain: +1,953'
Approx. Loss: -1,953'
Approx. Elevation Change: 3,870'
Half Marathon Course Profile
Approx. Gain: +1,266'
Approx. Loss: -1,266'
Approx. Elevation Change: 2,532'