We are coming up on registration time for the 2021 Cuyamaca 100k, and it looks like we are in a similar situation to last year. State Parks are currently not accepting applications for permits for special events in Cuyamaca. However, it’s a long time to October 2nd, and I’m relatively optimistic that we’ll be able to have some kind of event this year should the trajectory of vaccinations and case rates continue as they are.
Therefore, when April 1st rolls around a week from now, we will open registration once again on a conditional basis. When you register, you will register for a wait list and no fees will be accepted. When the park is ready to accept permits, runners will be invited to register officially in the order in which they registered for the wait list. Only at that time will payment be accepted, and at that time runners will be asked to confirm or decline the registration invite.
Please keep your fingers crossed, wear your masks, and get vaccinated!
The majority of the Cuyamaca 100k course lies within the boundaries of Cuyamaca Rancho State Park approximately one hour east of San Diego. The course consists of three distinct loops, all of which start and end at Camp Cuyamaca off of Highway 79. Each loop covers a different set of trails with minimal backtracking and repetition. The first and longest loop of 31.5 miles traverses the western side of the park from south to north and approaches the summit of the park's high point, Cuyamaca Peak, at 6500'. The second loop is 12.6 miles, and takes in the southeast corner of the park near Oakzanita Peak. The final loop of 18.3 miles brings runners through northern section of the park, briefly leaves the park and enters Anza Borrego, and travels along the PCT overlooking spectacular desert views, before returning to Cuyamaca's northern meadows and returning south to the finish.
Would you like to help out at the race this year?
Local time: 8:49 AM
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