Saturday, Feb 22, 2020

The Ranch 50k

3024 La Honda Drive

Escondido, CA 50K, Marathon, 1/2 Marathon

Registration closes: Wed, Feb 19 @ 11:59PM

Memorial Kevin Lentz

We have been privileged with the opportunity to respond to something that is tragic and terrible, to champion a cause with a heart of compassion and an attitude of ownership.

Local endurance athlete “Kevin Lentz” taken from us in November by a vehicle who fled the scene about a mile from Daley Ranch Road. Kevin has not only added great value to the local community, but also to the Mountain Trail Bike organizations. He has left behind a wife and his one-year-old son. It is because of his attitude to serve the community and his stewardship to the endurance sports that we are dedicating this year’s race as a memorial to him and his family with the pursuit to raise money for his family. Additionally for anyone who has or does donates $250 to his families Go Fund Me, this is what we are going to do:

Simply take a screen shot of your donation receipt and email it to and we will provide a discount code for our event that will include:

VIP Package

*One free race entry (any distance) transferable only to immediate family

*Custom Race bibs that will also include "In Memory of Kevin Lentz" (All race bibs will have this on them)

*Race finisher glass (Upon completion of event)

*Signing the commemorative race banner as a donor

*All profits from merchandise purchased by donors will be donated by us to the Go Fund Me

*Free Kombucha at completion of event.

Please take the time to look into this and support his family as they go through this hard time. Thanks for all you do to lift the community.

Lentz Family Go Fund Me

Kevin Lentz San Diego Tribune


The event will take place in the Daley Ranch area, with the Start/Finish line at the Dixon Lake Picnic Area for all distances. The 50K event will consist of a 15.6 mile loop that will be repeated twice, with a grand total of 6,318 feet of gain (1,926m).

For half marathon runners, the loop will be 13.1 miles with 2,706 feet (825m) of gain, repeated a second time for completion of the marathon (5,412 feet / 1,650m total).

There will be three full stocked aid stations available on this course.
50k Event:
(Two Visits) La Honda Aid Station @ 5.4 & 21 miles
(Two Visits) Lilac Hill Aid station @ 10 & 25.7 miles
(Two Visits) Start Finish (Dixon Lake aid station @ 15.5 & 31.1 Miles.
There are two cut-off times for this event, 5 hours for the first loop, 10 hours on the second loop.

Marathon Event:
(Two Visits) La Honda Aid Station @ 4.75 & 18 miles
(Two Visits) Lilac Hill Aid station @ 9.5 & 22.8 miles
(Two Visits) Start Finish (Dixon Lake aid station) @ 13.1 & 26.2 Miles
There are two cut-off times for this event, 4.5 hours for the first loop, 9.5 hours on the second loop.

Half Marathon Event:
La Honda Aid Station @ 4.75
Lilac Hill Aid station @ 9.5
Start Finish (Dixon Lake aid station) @ 13.1
9.5 Hour Cut-off for this event.

Permit will be held by the City of Escondido and can be revoked at anytime. If this happens we will refund any money that has not already been obligated.
SURF Members please look in the October 2019 Newsletter for a race entry discount!

Event Schedule

February 20th Pre-Race packet Pickup @ (TBD)

February 21st Pre-Race Meal/ Packet Pickup/ Clinic

February 22nd Race Packet Pickup & Registration @ 6:30 AM

50K Race @ 7:00 AM

Marathon and Half Start @ 7:30 AM

Post Race Celebration / Award Ceremony

Once you finish to 6:00 PM

Race Swag

Finishers will be rewarded with:
First Place in each event will be the Course Record Holder
Top 3 Men and Women in each event will receive finisher trophies.
Finisher Medal
Additional Finisher Swag
***Race Shirt not included with race entry and needs to be purchased separately on ultrasignup. Only a limited amount additional shirts will be made for purchase at race.***
(We cannot guarantee your size on race day.)


Second Wind Trail Running has partnered with Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) To raise awareness, and support for their cause. Any gifts will support life-changing programs that empower, employ, and engage America’s injured veterans. Thanks to the generosity of people like you, warriors and their families will never pay a penny for these services.
Donate in the cart OR visit Wounded Warrior Project

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