San Marcos Double Peak Challenge

1105 Elfin Forest Road East
San Marcos, CA 92078

Running > 10k, Other Running

Event Description

We challenge you to push yourself in 2016.  Commit to train, work hard and go further and faster than you thought possible.

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.

Not up for the full 10K? No worries! Double Peak Challenge also offers a shorter

2-mile course as well as a Trail Tot 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.

Race Features

  • 10K Challenge timed race, 2-mile untimed run/walk, kids Trail Trot, virtual runner option coming soon

  • 10K Challenge Prize Purse- Cash prizes for winner male and female.  Amounts TBA

  • Race expo and beer garden featuring local San Marcos breweries

  • Special race divisions: Heroes (Police, Fire, Military), Teams (gyms, workplace, families, etc) 

  • San Marcos Community Services pre-race cardio stretch and warm-up

  • Yoga cool-down

  • Interactive displays on course, selfie stations

  • Ample aid stations

  • Professional race photography

  • Awards: top 3 overall and 3-deep per age category (10K only)

  • Medals for all race finishers


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