The San Diego 50M is a great introduction into ultra marathons or your first 50M distance, ideal for all running levels.
The San Diego Trail Marathon is a staple in the trail marathon events. Enjoy a fast trail while getting to summit its high point of Raptor Ridge.
NEW Sand Diego Trail Marathon Relay is a new format to our classic Trail Marathon. Run 13.1 before passing off to your team mate to run the last 13.1 miles finishing at our Official Finish Line. * Note there will not be a shuttle. Easy Pick Up Drop Offs available at the Piedras Parking Trail Head Parking Lot.
The San Diego Trail Heavy Half Marathon is a beautiful courses for exploring new trails and accomplishing race goals as it gives you just that little more than a half marathon.
NEW Summit Chase 10M conquer and claim the CROWN on the fast out and back course up to the top of Raptor Ridge. The fastest time out and back claims the crown.
NEW Valley 5M our flat 5 plus mile event gives you a introduction distance and amazing valley views.
NEW Stroller Trail 5k our flat 5k (3.1 Mile) event gives you a super flat course to get out with your little ones and enjoy the day.
The Trail Kid’s 1 Mile Fun Run is open to children 10 and younger. This is a non-timed run. All kids receive a finisher’s medal and other treats.
Whether you sprint, run, walk, jog, or hike this event you do not want to miss.
We are a CUPLESS race series. Please make sure to bring some form of hydration vessel to carry hydration for your event. There will not be cups provided at aid stations.
All FINISHER'S of the 50M | MARATHON | HEAVY HALF MARATHON | SUMMIT CHASE 10M | VALLEY 5M | STROLLER 5K will receive custom super soft tri-blend shirt (unisex) a handcrafted wooden medal all designed
by ELEVATION CULTURE.
*Last day to register to guarantee a shirt/medal is January 1st, 2025
All Runners will receive a link after the event for your ONE FREE photo.
50 Mile Finishers will receive a custom designed reusable cup made locally from recycled silicone by our friends at SAVR Cups.
SUMMIT CHASE 10M will snag a Summit Coin at the Raptor Ridge summit.
KID'S 1M will receive a finisher medal and special gift.
STROLLER TRAIL 5K receive a custom Wooden Finisher Pin and Finisher Medal.
* AWARDS are handed out to 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Male/Female in each distance. *There are no Stroller 5k awards.
** We will not mail any shirts, medals, or awards post race.
SD50 & Trail Marathons is part of the Elevation Culture Race Series presented by Elevation Culture
Check out their full series of events across the USA
Enjoy post race beverages by our Series Partners, Food Truck, Games, Music, and Community in our ELEVATED CAMP.
Can't join us to RUN this year? Please consider giving back to our amazing community of runners, friends, and athletes.
Join our EC RACE CREW: Paid Key Positions ($20.00 hr) Include:
Lead Volunteer Coordinator | Aid Station Captains | Merch Tent | Medical Lead
VOLUNTEERS receive amazing PERKS for giving back:
FREE RACE ENTRY to our Elevation Culture Race Series, Sponsor Swag and Discounts:
REGISTER HERE: https://runsignup.com/Race/Volunteer/CA/Escondido/SanDiego50
Additional Race Information available such as interactive course maps, downloadable gpx files & etc. can be found at:
Introducing the 50K/50M Trail Challenge
Sign up for the for the Lake Hodges 50k and the San Diego 50M and receive 15% each event and complete the challenge. Receive a custom Elevation Culture Gift for your 50/50 Trail Challenge completion.
14 HOUR CUTOFF for our 50M Distance Yes, you get an extra hour to complete the 50M distance.
MORE crew accessible aid stations.
PACERS now allowed for the last 7 miles (50 Miler Only)
NEW SUMMIT CHASE 10M distance. Run and tag Raptor Ridge Summit as fast as possible for a fast 10k
NEW VALLEY 5M distance. A beautiful introduction to trail running. Experience stunning valley views.(Roughly 5.4M)
NEW STROLLER TRAIL 5K distance. A flat and enjoyably 3.1 miles with your little ones.
The NEW "Heavy" Half Marathon coming off our inaugural year we give you some bonus points as you run a little over 13.1 miles up and over the famous Raptor Ridge.
Course COLOR wrist bands. These colored bands will match your course markings so you always feel like you are on the right path.
FREE race day photo
NEW 50M Finisher Drink Vessel Sustainable Cup by SAVR Cups
Finish Line Finisher T-Shirt printing experience. Add cool art, logos, quotes to your shirt ( *Processed benefit San Dieguito River Park )
PLEASE arrive no later than ONE hour before your race start time if you are doing same day race bib and packet pick up. If you have picked up your packet already, and only need to check-in, please show up no later than 15 minutes before your race start time.
You MUST check in prior to racing if you have previously picked up your packet, if you do not, it is not guaranteed that you will be recorded in the results.
[ COURSE CLOSES *8:00PM ]
*If you are late to the start line, typically most races would not allow you to start, but as long as you understand that you still have to meet all the same cut-off times, and that your time will be reflected as the same start time as all the other runners, you will be allowed to start. There will be no adjustments to your cutoff times, or finisher times.
Give your race weekend a chance to EXPLORE beautiful San Diego County with scenic LODGING AND CAMPING OPTIONS.
OPTION #1: Pre-Race Packet Pick Up: Will be located at Milestone Running Store (North Park Location Only) from Monday January 8th- Thursday January 11th 12:00pm - 6:00pm Enjoy 15% while you shop as a registered runner and support our local running shop. You will receive your race bib and shirt.
* WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO SHOP LOCAL AND SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL RUNNING STORE BY PICKING UP YOUR PACKET.
OPTION #2: Race Day Packet Pick Up: At the Start/Finish Line will be available. Early Check in begins at 4:30 am. Please arrive 1 hour prior to your start time to check in. You will receive your bib, finisher shirt, race swag.
*If you pick up your packet prior to race day, you must still check in at the starting table to ensure that we know that you are on the course that day.
You can visit ELEVATION CULTURE'S webpage for an interactive map and other details.
Download the Course Map to your phone and follow along by downloading the Plotaroute Mobile App.
*We strongly encourage you to study, print, or download the course maps to your phone to ensure a great run experience.
Please note that this is a CUPLESS event, so make sure to bring some form of hydration vessel the day of!
Full Aid Station will be supplied with typical eats for this level of race: GU, Blocks, soda, some salty, sweet, and chewy snacks at the 50M | MARATHON | HEAVY HALF MARATHON | MARATHON RELAY | SUMMIT CHASE 10M | VALLEY 5M aid stations. The 50 Mile aid stations will have wraps, avocados, fruit, and other heavier "snacks". We will of course have water and some electrolyte replenishment. If you have dietary or allergy restrictions please make sure that you are prepared with your own snacks as needed.
**Please note that each aid station has approximate mileage based on mapping programs, and may differ a bit from each person's watch, app, or other tracking devices.
THIS IS FOR THE 50 MILERS ONLY. ALL PACERS WILL HAVE PACER BIBS AND MUST CHECK IN BEFORE ENTERING THE COURSE.
YOU MAY CREW YOUR RUNNER FROM THE DESIGNATED CREWING ALLOWED AID STATIONS. PLEASE REFER TO THE AID STATION CHARTS.
YOU MAY NOT CREW YOUR RUNNER OUTSIDE OF THE AID STATIONS. PLEASE RESPECT ALL LOCAL ROAD RULES AND LAWS, ESPECIALLY ON COUNTRY ROADS.
HEADLAMPS are not required. Traditionally, it turns light 15-20 minutes after the 50 Mile Starts. If you believe you will be out past sundown 6:00pm PST you are required to carry a headlamp or light source.
WATER VESSEL You are required to carry with you a way to carry water. This course can be extremely hot and dry.
REQUIREMENTS for drop bags are as follows you write legible on the front of your bag your BIB # AND AID STATION
* DROP BAGS WILL NOT BE MAILED BACK. YOU MUST PICK UP YOUR DROP BAGS AT THE FINISH ONCE THE AID STATIONS CLOSE THEY WILL BE BROUGHT BACK TO THE FINISH.
*If you do not have access to gear please send an email to email@example.com and we can assist you the best we can
Additional race information can be found at https://www.elevationculture.com.
*LIMITED PARKING AVAILABLE: Please consider CARPOOLING to the event to assist us. FOR ALL THAT CARPOOL TO THE EVENT there will be a raffle for FREE race entries and swag. a CARPOOL Location has also been added and sent in your Runners Guide.
** LOCK YOUR VEHICLES AND SECURE ALL PERSONAL BELONGINGS THIS IS PUBLIC PARKING
The areas that are marked in GREEN are areas that we are clear to park in. We ask that you try to park as close to another vehicle as you feel comfortable, but make sure that you are making as much space for others parking as possible. The areas that are marked off in the large RED boxes are PRIVATE PROPERTY, if you park there, you may be ticketed or towed and Elevation Culture is not responsible for any issues, fees, or damages that occur from incorrect parking.
*ATTENTION: To make parking easier for everyone, we ask that you please carpool if possible. It will make your lives easier, our lives easier, and it’s just better for the planet which means greener trails for everyone!
IS THERE A WAIT LIST FOR THIS EVENT? No, the event is capped and determined by our permits. We have already accounted for no shows.
WHAT IF I DEFERRED MY RACE FROM 2023? You were automatically added to our 2024 event.
CAN I DROP DOWN A DISTANCE? Yes, you can drop down in distance the weeks leading up to race day and at race registration the morning of the race.
ARE THERE REFUNDS? No, there are no refunds. Please refer to our Refund/Deferral Policies on our website.
WHEN WILL INFORMATION ABOUT THE RACE BE SENT OUT? Race Day information will be sent out the Friday before race week or 10 days from race day. View, our website for all course related information.
CAN I BUY/SWAP BIBS WITH A FRIEND? You, can only swap a bib if you contact the Event Director.
CAN I PICK UP A PACKET IT FOR A FRIEND? Yes, you can pick up a friends packet pre-race and do not need an ID.
IS THIS A CUP LESS RACE? Yes, cups will not be provided at aid stations as this a sustainably conscious event.
ARE THERE DROP BAGS? Yes, 50M only may use a drop bag only at designated location.
ARE THERE BATHROOMS ON COURSE? We provide Port-a-Toilets at the Start Finish. The Park maintains several Port-a-Toilets along the trail and may be available.
ARE THERE AWARDS? Yes, awards will be giving out to the top 1st, 2nd, 3rd Male/Female runners in the 50M | HALF MARATHON | HEAVY HALF MARATHON | 10M | 5M. Age Group Awards 1st-3rd in all DISTANCES. *No awards for Stroller 5k.
ARE DOGS ALLOWED? No, Pets are allowed at this event.
ARE PACERS ALLOWED? Yes, new to this year you can run the last 7 miles with one pacer only (50M distance)
CAN I SIGN UP ON RACE DAY? No, this event is currently sold out.
WHEN WILL RESULTS BE POSTED? Our timing company will have live results to view. Official results will be available 2-4 days post race.
WILL RESULTS BE POSTED TO ULTRASIGNUP? No, we can only post results to Runsignup as our registration provider.
WHEN WILL PHOTOS BE POSTED? Race Day photos will be available for purchase 5-10 days post race.
San Pasqual Valley Staging Area: 18192 Bandy Canyon Rd, Escondido 92025