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.
#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. So we will either decrease the turn points to a low number like 50 or split course to multiple ones
Garmin FIT course put it directly under Garmin, Course folder
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 maps,19 pages
One page of cheat sheet
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
Aid Station #1, Sunset Cliff Blvd @ Ladera St
Sunset Cliff Park
4501 Ladera St
San Diego, CA 92107
Aid Station #2, Big Rock Park @ Mesa Rd
Cowles Mountain Trailhead
8282 Mesa Rd, Santee, CA 92071
Aid Station #3
Saturday 10PM - Sunday 12AM
3600 Sunset Dr
Escondido, CA 92025
Additional Course Info
Google Map Course
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
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
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 mi, Rattlesnake Canyon
69-71 mi, Espola Trail, Lake Poway
71.5 mi, Blue Sky Reserve
72-76 mi, Old Coach Trail
77-79 mi, Mule Hill Trail,
79.3 mi,AS3 Sunset Dr /I-15 Via Rancho Pkwy exit
AS3 Sunset Dr to Finish, 21mi/100 mi, cutoff 6hrs/24hrs
80-86 mi, Lake Hodges North shore Trail, San Dieguito River Trail
87-88 mi Del Dios Gorge Trail
89-90 mi, Santa Fe Valley Trail
91.5 mi, Artesian Rd
92.2 mi, Lusardi Trail
93-96 mi, San Dieguito Rd
97-99 mi, Coast to Crest Trail, Surf Cup Park, Polo Club
100 mi, Finish. Flower Hill Trail head
This is a 100 miler. But if you can finish the 1st 25 mi in 6hrs (AS1, Sunset Cliff Park), or 50 mi in 12 hrs (AS2, Big Rock Park) and decide not to continue further, I may give you a special Mini-tourist or Tourist award of the San Diego. Both categories are no ranked with same distance and time. No special award for 100 mile finishers, good runners usually need no encouragement and are awarded plenty by simply finishing a beautiful race like this.
Local time: 2:26 PM
No refund. No transfer.
Thanks! See you at start line.