Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 @ 5:00 AM

Best of San Diego 100 Miler

2099 Carmel Valley Rd

Del Mar, CA 100 Miler, 140K, 120K, 100K, 50 Miler, 50K

This Event Took Place Sat. Nov 23, 2019


Congratulations to Bill Dittman and Natalie Lee for winning 100 miler! Congratulations to all the finishers, you're truly amazing! The 2020's race is now being set up and everything remains the same as this year. Mark your calendar and register early, it will be sold out.
Thanks for the amazing photos by Minghua, Dingneng and Wenjie!
Photos By Wenjie Qiao
Photos by Minghua Nie
Photos by Dingneng Wang

Race Reports

Phillip Espinoza 2019
Bill Dittman 2019 Overall Winner
Bibo Gao 2017 Overall Winner (in Chinese)

UTMB Qualifier

100 mi has 5 utmb points and 50 mi has 3 points


cutoff time is 24hrs for 100 miles. limit to 25 runners The course is a single100 miles epic loop around beautiful San Diego with no repeat section. This is a fat ass event. There will be no awards, shirts or buckle. I will collect $20 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, food and cheers, 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 in my car). The course is a hybrid of roads and trails, by day you are touring the city, jogging along the beach, at night you run the trail and climb the mountains. 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 maps I provided below.This is very important! Some runners told me during the race that they had zero navigation practice and just loaded my course to phone/watch the day before. They might hope to impress me, well I was not! It simply showed how terrible they were as runners. If you want to sign up this race, please be prepared!

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 ups and downs. Don't let that mellow elevation gains fool you, with the tight cutoff, no course mark and very few aid stations, it's a race as tough as you can get from any of 100 miler. 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. you'll need able to run 100 miles in one day
#2 self-reliance, no cry babies, aid stations are 20K-50K away
#3 know the ways to run, literally and figuratively

No refund, no transfer.

Aid Stations and Cutoffs

Start line(5AM Saturday) location
2099 Carmel Valley Rd, Del Mar, CA 92014
32.93503, -117.25909

AS#1 28 St 31mi, Cutoff 6.5 hrs(11:30AM)
1430 28th St, San Diego, CA 92102
32.720316, -117.133956

AS#2 Fanita Pkwy 50mi, Cutoff 11hrs(4PM), 50 miler finish
9398 Fanita Parkway, Santee, CA 92071
32.8679, -117.00519

AS#3 Garden Road Park 62mi, Cutoff 14hrs(7PM)
14828 Garden Rd, Poway, CA 92064
32.95615, -117.00878

AS#4 Sunset Dr 75mi, Cutoff 18hrs(11PM)
3600 Sunset Dr, Escondido, CA 92025
33.06659, -117.0678

AS#5 San Dieguito Rd 89mi, Cutoff 22hrs(3AM Sunday)
17520 San Dieguito Rd San Diego, CA 92127
33.00468, -117.16958

Finish line 100mi, Cutoff 24hrs(5AM Sunday)
2099 Carmel Valley Rd, Del Mar, CA 92014
32.93503, -117.25909

Course Maps and Files

You don't need all of maps and files below, just the one(s) you know how to use, but it's always a good idea to have back up plan for navigation.

Google Course Map Load it to your phone.
Caltopo Course Map Many advanced features, used by professional rescue agents.
Garmin Connect Course. Login and click Send To Device
Ridewithgps Map. The original course I created on, all others files/maps based on this one, see below for the embed map.

GPX file With Aid Stations and other POIs
KML file Used by some app like Mapme, Google Earth.
TCX file Used by some Garmin devices
FIT file, full course. Garmin course file, with turn-by-turn direction, put it under Garmin, Garmin, Course folder
FIT file, from 31 mi (AS#1) to finish
FIT file, from 62 mi (AS#3) to finish
garmin fenix 5x only support 50 course points, and above full course FIT has 140+ course points, add above two files to Garmin Course folder too, switch to it when you need it.

Full TBT with detailed maps A 23 page of PDF file have everything you'll need to navigate the course.
TBT cue sheets only See the embed below.
Cue sheet in CSV format You can open it on your spreadsheet and do something about it.

Below just a Embed map and a TBT direction for your visual pleasure, you can find the urls of map and file above.

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