Come run with us through some of the most beautiful and challenging trails within the San Diego city limits. Our two race distances, 50K and 25K, provide opportunity for any runner from novice to veteran. With over 4,500 feet of elevation gain in the 50K distance (and over 2500 ft of gain in the 25K), a balance of technical single-track and jeep trail makes this race challenging and fun!
Local time: 6:54 AM
Starting at Hilltop Park runners climb to the top of Little Black Loop trail and run through the beautiful single-track trails within the Black Mountain Open Space. Runners descend down Miners Loop trail and Lilac trail, until reaching Black Mountain Ranch Park. From here, the 25K distance does a small loop before ascending to the summit of Black Mountain. The 50K distance completes the entire Lusardi Loop trail before beginning the climb to the Summit. After checking out the 360-degree views at the Summit, runners from both distances dart downhill to the finish, where food, drinks, and friends await you.