Saturday, Nov 21, 2020 @ 5:00 AM
This Event Took Place Sat. Nov 21, 2020

Curfew Update

California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a curfew today (11/19) for all counties in the purple tier -- including San Diego -- due to the rise in COVID-19 cases.In a tweet, Newsom said nonessential work and gatherings must stop from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. in counties in the most restrictive purple tier, starts from Saturday 11/21 and last for a month.

To abide by the new curfew order,
1). There will be NO support on the location of AS4 and AS5.
2). 100 miler can drop down to 50 miler. It's encouraged if you can not finish it before the curfew time. Just stop your GPS watch on AS2 and submit your time from start line to AS2. I'll switch your distance.

On the location of AS4, there are two gas stations opened 24hrs. Please make sure you refill on those two gas stations enough foods and drinks for the last 25 miles. There are some restaurants and gas stations open day time but closed on night on the last 25 miles. Please check the course map for their locations.

Here are a couple of links about the curfew:

Maps Updated

I updated all the course maps and files. Beside some minor changes, I added some refilling locations such as water fountains, vending machines, restaurants etc. Please download the course maps or files of your choice again.

New Distance Added

You asked for it you got it. There is a brand new 50 miler - 2nd Half Clockwise now. As the name implies, it starts from the same start line with 100 miler and original (first half) 50 miler, but running in opposite direction, i.e. clockwise. Please note the 2nd half course has more trails hence far less places for refilling the water. Also for logistically reason, there will be no unofficial support along the course. See the training runs strava records for some locations of refilling places.

Training Runs

#1. From Start to AS1, 50K
Strava record, with photos of refilling places
Garmin connect record, neat for elevation gain and loss

#2. From AS1 to AS3, 50K
It did not go as planned. We underestimated the hot weather so most of us out of water and stopped short. My actually ran was from AS1 (mile 31) to mile 57, 4 mi before planned destination of the AS3 Garden Rd Park.

#3. From AS3 to Finish (100 miler), 60K

Virtual Race Description

Please read this entire page carefully, since this is not your typical virtual race which you can run it anywhere anytime, it’s actually much harder than most of the regular ultra races. You’re warned!

Social Distance and No Gathering
Make sure you are running by yourself and abide the rules of social distancing, facial covering, etc according to the current California and San Diego Health Order.

Duration of virtual race
10 days from Friday 11/20 to Sunday 11/29. You can run it any day during 10 days period by following the course and at one go.

You need to follow the course. See Course Maps and Files for details. There will be no course mark. You will need to navigate and stay on course by yourself.

One Effort
You need to run it at one go.

No cutoff for this virtual race as long as it’s one effort. But to be eligible for UTMB points, you'll need to finish in 30 hrs for 100 mi or 15 hrs for 50 mi. You can switch the distance between 100 and 50 mile before 11/11.

No Official Support
You'll need your family member to support you. That being said, I'll have some friends to stay on the 3 locations (see the Suggested Family Crew/Aid Stations (AS) for location) on 11/21 to provide some unofficial support. It’s basically just one car provide rolling support/pop up, loosely based on the pace of starting 5AM 11/21 and finish 5AM 11/22 (24hrs target time). The approximate time for each location are:
AS1, 10AM - 12PM, 11/21
AS2, 2PM - 4PM, 11/21 50 Mi finish point
AS3, 5PM - 7PM, 11/21

Deadline for Registration, Cancelation, Transfer and Switch distances
11:11PM, 11/11. This is the deadline for the registration, cancelation, transfer and switch distances, so make up your mind before that time. If you cancel it before that time, you’ll get a full amount of your registration (minus any ultrasignup fee) for the credit of the future Best of San Diego Trail Runs race. You do all of those by simply login into page, it's Account Info, Registration History, Edit.

Result Submit
Upon the finish, click the Record Results button above and submit your result, please also provide a proof url. Make sure that url is viewable by me, which usually means that activity need to be viewable by Everyone. The deadline of result summit is 11:59PM, 11/29/2020. If you miss it you will not have a result. I don’t report DNS or DNF.

Suggested Family Crew/Aid Stations (AS) Location

Start line location
2099 Carmel Valley Rd, Del Mar, CA 92014
32.93503, -117.25909

AS#1 28 St 31mi
1430 28th St, San Diego, CA 92102
32.720316, -117.133956

AS#2 Fanita Pkwy 50 miler finish
9398 Fanita Parkway, Santee, CA 92071
32.8679, -117.00519

AS#3 Garden Road Park 62mi
14828 Garden Rd, Poway, CA 92064
32.95615, -117.00878

AS#4 Sunset Dr 75mi
3600 Sunset Dr, Escondido, CA 92025
33.06659, -117.0678

AS#5 San Dieguito Rd 89mi
17520 San Dieguito Rd San Diego, CA 92127
33.00468, -117.16958

Finish line 100mi
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.

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

Local time: 4:59 PM


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