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2019 Double Peak Challenge 10K and 5K Runs
Double Peak 10K Challenge (5K Fun Run and Tot Run!)
Double Peak Challenge is a celebration of outdoor recreation like no other. Where trail runners will experience unparalleled beauty from atop North County’s highest point.
Off-road racers will set out from San Elijo Hills Neighborhood Park and begin their 1,176 foot gain up to Double Peak’s summit at 1,558 feet above sea level, winding along beautiful hillside trails with amazing views.
10K Double Peak Challenge timed run start time: 7:30AM
5K Fun Run non-timed start time: 8:00AM
Kids "Trail" Trot start time: 9:30AM. Will circle the lower baseball field around the event expo.
COURSE MAP (10K)
NEW THIS YEAR - 5K fun run!
Not up for the full 10K? No worries! Double Peak Challenge also offers an awesome 5K course as well as a 200 Meter "Trail" Trot for kids.
Race proceeds will benefit the San Marcos community through two important non-profit organizations: Friends of San Marcos Parks & Recreation and The San Marcos Promise.
The Friends of San Marcos Park & Recreation invests in events, programs, parks and facilities to enhance the quality of life in the City of San Marcos.
The San Marcos Promise provides students in the San Marcos Unified School District with a path to prosperity by providing scholarships and career guidance to inspire academic achievement and post-secondary educational opportunities.
Optional Race Packet Pickup will be held the evening before the race, September 28, from 4PM - 7PM at the San Elijo Recreation Center,
The Recreation Center is at San Elijo Community Park, the location of the Double Peak Challenge race. Spend a few moments while at Packet Pickup enjoying the venue. Bring the kids! The park features great play areas, large grassy lawns, ample shade and an off-leash dog park as well.
Also near the park are downtown eateries and at the San Elijo Town Square area.
Race Day Check-In begins: 6:30am
A runner drop-off area and handicap parking will be available in the parking lot adjacent to San Elijo Road. No other event parking will be permitted in this area. Event parking is available at San Elijo Middle School.
The race will start at San Elijo Park near the dog park between the two baseball diamonds.
Event Expo & Beer Garden will be located in the lower baseball diamond and will commence at 8:30AM. Awards will be announced after all events are concluded. 10K Challenge participants over 21 years of age (must show valid picture ID) will receive a complimentary beer in the Beer Garden. Additional beverages can be purchased for $5 each and all proceeds will benefit the same organizations as the event proceeds