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 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.
10K Challenge timed race, 5K untimed run/walk, 200 Meter kids "Trail" Trot
Race expo and beer garden featuring local San Diego beer, including some of the best from Stumblefoot Brewing and Stone Brewery. Each runner gets 1 FREE BEER! (must bring valid picture ID).
Special race divisions: Heroes (Police, Fire, Military), Teams (gyms, workplace, families, etc)
Pre-race cardio stretch and warm-up
Bring your camera, plenty of killer views for that selfie on course!
Ample aid stations (3 on 10K, 3 on 5K course)
Awards: top 3 overall and 3-deep per age category (10K only), plus special award for fastest male and female overall.
Custom Double Peak Challenge wood "medals" for 5K and 10K finishers. The coolest you'll get anywhere!
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.
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.
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.