Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 @ 6:00 AM

Best of San Diego 100 Miler

15665 San Andres Dr

San Diego, CA 100 Miler, 50 Miler, Marathon, 12hrs, 6hrs

Registration Closed Thu. Nov 15, 2018 @ 11:59 PM


cutoff time is 24hrs for 100 miles. This year will be counter-clockwise loop. This is a fat ass event. There will be no awards, shirts or buckle. I will collect $10 of fee just to cover water and some food. I will setup some basic Aid Stations (most likely just me and my Subaru) to provide water and some food, runners usually like my station though :-) . You do need to bring your own food, supplies and gear to carry with you throughout the race (you can leave a small drop bag on my car). This year's course is a hybrid, by day you are touring the city, jogging along the beach, at night you run the trail and climb the mountains. The course is a 100 miles epic loop around beautiful San Diego with no repeat section. If you can not finish the 100 miles loop, you will need to plan/arrange your own transportation back to starting point. There will be no shuttle. There will be no course mark. You will need to navigate and stay on course based on the route map below.

This is not a race for everyone, definitely not a race you can just sign up and run, you will not finish it if you do that. It's a 100 mile with around 10K ft of ups and downs. Don't let that mellow elevation gain fool you, trust me it's not easy to run 100 mile in one day by yourself. To sign up, you'll need to be a good runner and also be willing to train hard for it, read on.

Good Runners

#1 run fast, no hikers, can run 100 miles in one day

#2 self-reliance, no cry babies, aid stations are a marathon away

#3 know the ways to run, literally and figuratively

Turn By Turn Navigation

Some Garmin watch like Fenix 2, 3, 5, 735XT, 935 etc support turn by turn navigation if the course contains cuesheet, following are the course files with turn by turn cuesheet built-in and PDF/CSV/text file you can print.However, I just found out there is a "course point" limit on some garmin devices, for example my fenix 5x has 50 and I heard that 735xt is 100. You can use multiple fit files since they are pretty small in size, just stop the course when there is no turn-by-turn instruction anymore and load another FIT/course on your watch

Garmin FIT file, whole course put this and two splits FIT files below directly under Garmin, Course folder of your watch
FIT file from 32mi (Gaslamp) to finish
FIT file from 67mi (Garden Rd Park) to finish
Garmin Connect Course Sign in, Click Send to Device, do not download GPX/FIT
Garmin TCX course import to supported devices or Garmin Connect

Turn by turn cuesheet with detailed maps,23 pages
Cuesheets without map
Cuesheet CSV

If you have a ridewithgps account with Basic memebership ($6/month or $50/year), you can have the following route on your phone with voice turn-by-turn navigation.

Start/Finish & Aid Stations

Start & Finish, Flower Hill/Via De La Valle
0 mi, 100 mi
Saturday 6AM, Sunday 6AM
15665 San Andres Dr
Del Mar, CA 92014
32.978720, -117.247460

Aid Station #1, Marathon Finish, Sunset Cliff Blvd @ Ladera St
25 mi
Saturday 10AM-12PM
Sunset Cliff Park
32.71963, -117.25666
4501 Ladera St
San Diego, CA 92107
32.719664, -117.256732

Aid Station #2, 50 Miler Finish, Big Rock Park @ Mesa Rd
52 mi
Saturday 4PM-6PM
Cowles Mountain Trailhead
8282 Mesa Rd, Santee, CA 92071
32.82985, -117.01775

Aid Station #3
81 mi
Saturday 10PM - Sunday 12AM
3600 Sunset Dr
Escondido, CA 92025
33.06656, -117.06774

Additional Course Info

Google Map Course
Caltop Course
GPX file
KML file

Here is the brief description of route and some milestones/highlights, distance marks are approximate for simplification, see the course maps above for details.There are 3 aid stations so 4 sections, each section has about 20-27 mi and has a 6 hrs cutoff time for a total of 24hrs of 100 mile.

Start Flower Hill to AS1 Sunset Cliff. 25 mi/25mi, cutoff 6hrs/6hrs
Start and finish. Flower Hill/I-5 @ Via de la Valle, Coast to Crest trail head.
1 mi, Del Mar Fairgrounds
2 mi, Old Grand Ave Bridge, 100 yrs young
3 mi, Crest Canyon Park
4 mi, Torrey Pine Extension, Mar Scenic Trail
5-7 mi, Torrey Pine State beach and park
8 mi, La Jolla Golf Course
9 mi, UCSD, Gilderport and Black's Beach are closedby
10-12 mi, La Jolla Shores
13-14 mi, La Jolla Cove, Children Beach
15-17 mi, South La Jolla beach
18-21 mi, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, Sea World
22-23 mi, Ocean Beach
24-25 mi, Sunset Cliff Park, Aid Station #1, Marathon Finish.

AS1 Sunset Cliff to AS2 Big Rock Park, 27mi/52 mi, cutoff 6hrs/12hrs
25 mi, Point Loma Nazarene Univ
26 mi, Shelter Island
27-30 mi, San Diego Airport, Harbor Island
31 mi, Star of India, Midway 42 Carrier, The Kissing Statue
32 mi, Seaport Village, Convention Ctr, Embarcadera Park, Coronado Bridge
33 mi, Petco Park, Gaslamp Quarter, Heart of San Diego
34-36 mi, Balboa Park, Many museums & gardens, California Tower, Old Globe Theater, San Diego Zoo
37 mi, Balboa Golf Course
38 mi, Switzer Canyon
39 mi, North Park
40-43 mi, City Height, University Ave.
44-45 mi, SDSU, College Ave.
46-48 mi, Navajo Rd.
49-52 mi, Cowles Mtn, AS2 Big Rock Park, 50 Miler Finish.

AS2 Big Rock Park to AS3 Sunset Dr, 27mi/79 mi, cutoff 6hrs/18hrs
53-55 mi, Mesa Rd, Mission Gorge Rd, Mast Blvd
56-58 mi, Santee Lakes
59-61 mi, Sycamore Canyon Preserve, Goodan Ranch
62 mi, Cardiac Hill
63-66 mi, MTRP Sycamore
67 mi, Garden Rd Park
68-73 mi, world famous Poway Trail Network, Avocado Trail
74-78 mi, Justin Trail, Old Coach Trail
79-80 mi, Mule Hill Trail,
81 mi,AS3 Sunset Dr /I-15 Via Rancho Pkwy exit

AS3 Sunset Dr to Finish, 21mi/101 mi, cutoff 6hrs/24hrs
82-87 mi, Lake Hodges North shore Trail, San Dieguito River Trail
88-89 mi Del Dios Gorge Trail
90-91 mi, Santa Fe Valley Trail
93 mi, Artesian Rd
94 mi, Lusardi Trail
95-100 mi, San Dieguito Rd
101.5 mi, Finish. Flower Hill Trail head


All distances start at same place same time. Marathon finish at 1st Aid Station of 100 miler, cutoff 6 hrs. 50 miler finish at 2nd Aid Station with cutoff 12 hrs.
No refund. No transfer.

Thanks! See you at start line.

Edward Wang

Local time: 6:54 AM


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