The Lake Hodges Trail Runs

Sat October 22 - Sun October 23, 2022 Directions
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Lake Hodges 50k

Lake Hodges 50K

$145 10/22 7:00AM PDT - 3:30PM PDT Registration ends October 18, 2022 at 11:59pm PDT
Open to ages 18 - 99.
Lake Hodges 15k

Lake Hodges 15K

$95 10/22 8:30AM PDT - 3:30PM PDT Registration ends October 18, 2022 at 11:59pm PDT
Open to ages 13 - 99.
Lake Hodges 10k

Bernardo 10k Challenge

$85 10/22 9:00AM PDT - 3:30PM PDT Registration ends October 18, 2022 at 11:59pm PDT
Lake Hodges 5k

Lake Hodges 5k

$75 10/22 9:30AM PDT - 3:30PM PDT Registration ends October 18, 2022 at 11:59pm PDT
Open to ages 12 - 99.
Kid's 1 Mile Fun Run

Kid's 1 Mile Fun Run

$15 10/22 11:00AM PDT - 3:30PM PDT Registration ends October 18, 2022 at 11:59pm PDT
Open to ages 10 and under.

Lake Hodges Off Road Challenge- Run | Bike | Run

$85 10/23 7:00AM PDT - 11:00AM PDT Registration ends October 17, 2022 at 11:59pm PDT
Open to ages 18 - 80.
Description

THE LAKE HODGES TRAIL RUNS & OFF ROAD RUN | BIKE | RUN (*NEW)

is an annual trail running experience you don't want to miss. We offer something for the whole family to enjoy. Choose from the Lake Hodges 50K, 15K, 10k, 5k, and bring the kids for the the 1 Mile Kid's Fun Run!

The Lake Hodges 50K is a great introduction into ultra marathons, ideal for all running levels.

The Lake Hodges 15K is a beautiful courses for exploring new trails and accomplishing race goals.

The Lake Hodges 10K course channels the runner with a 1,000ft gain but with a beautiful reward of the view from the summit of Bernardo Mountain Peak.

The Lake Hodges 5K is an old favorite with a new twist, exploring the lakes shore. Great for a quick run or walk.

The 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.

The Lake Hodges Off Road Challenge Run | Bike | Run is our NEW experience to a weekend of racing. Challenge yourself and compete as and INDIVIDUAL or bring friends along for the challenge and compete as a TEAM.

We are a CUPLESS event. Please make sure to bring some form of hydration vessel for your event.

 

Place
Rancho Bernardo Community Park
FINISHER

All FINISHER'S of the 50K | 15K | 10K | 5K will receive a pair of Knockaround Sunglasses, a custom super soft tri-blend shirt (unisex) a handcrafted wooden medal all designed

by ELEVATION CULTURE.

50K Runners will receive a special BEER GLASS.

10K BERNARDO CHALLENGE Runners will receive a special SUMMIT COIN.

KID'S 1M will receive a finisher medal and special gift.

OFF ROAD CHALLENGE RUN/BIKE/RUN will receive a pair of Knockaround Sunglasses, a custom finisher medal, shirt, and wood patch trucker hat.

* LAST DAY to register to guarantee a FINISHER SHIRT/MEDAL is October 10th, 2022.

* AWARDS are handed out to 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Male/Female in each distance. NO Award ceremony, all awards will be handed out at the Finish Line.

** We will not mail any shirts, medals, or awards post race.

BONUS GIFT
ALL REGISTERED RUNNERS RECEIVE A FREE TRAINING PLAN FROM OUR OFFICIAL TRAINING & WELLNESS PARTNER

CATALYST PHYSICAL THERAPY AND WELLNESS

OFF ROAD CHALLENGE RUN | BIKE | RUN

Welcome our newest edition to our Lake Hodges Trail Fest Experience an OFF ROAD CHALLENGE as you Run->Bike->Run your way to the Finish around Lake Hodges. Our combined mileage of 23 miles will be sure to give you an experience to remember.

OCTOBER 23RD, 2022

CHECK IN BEGINS | 5:30 AM

PRE RACE | 6:50 AM

RACE START | 7:00 AM

COURSE CLOSES | 11:00 AM

                                            

                 Run 10k (~6.2 miles)      Bike 22k (~13.7 miles)      Run 5k (~3.1 miles)

 

INDIVIDUALLY challenge yourself and complete the Run | Bike | Run course as a total time of completion.

TEAM enjoy a truly memorable experience with 2-3 friends and complete the Run | Bike | Run as a team. Each team member completes one of the legs. A team time will be recorded.

APPROVED TYPE OF BIKES you may use the following types of bikes to register: Road Bike, Mountain Bike, Gravel Bike, Hybrid Bike, E-Bike.

*Mix and match teams as all are welcome to enjoy, no restrictions apply to register.

COURSE MAP | AID STATIONS


FINISH LINE EXPERIENCE

RELAX | RECOVER | ENJOY

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 | Course Sweepers | Merch Tent | Medical Lead

VOLUNTEERS receive amazing PERKS for giving back:

A FREE pair of KNOCKAROUND Sunglasses, Event Shirt (while supplies last)

FREE RACE ENTRY to our Elevation Culture Race Series, Sponsor Swag and Discounts:

REGISTER HERE: https://runsignup.com/Race/Volunteer/CA/SanDiego/LakeHodgesTrailFest

 

ADDITIONAL RACE INFORMATION

FOLLOW US ON OUR SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS FOR MORE ON OUR EVENTS

https://www.instagram.com/elevationculture/

https://www.facebook.com/elevationculture

Additional Race Information available such as interactive course maps, downloadable gpx files & etc. can be found at:

https://www.elevationculture.com/lakehodgestrailfest

NEW IN 2022

IMPROVEMENTS TO OUR 2022 EDITION

Introducing the 50K/50M Trail Challenge

Sign up for the for the Lake Hodges 50k and the San Diego 50M and receive 25% each event and complete the challenge. Receive a custom Elevation Culture Gift for your 50/50 Trail Challenge completion.

The 5k Distance is BACK! Enjoy a new and improved route along the shore of Lake Hodges for beautiful Lake views on an out and back route.

Our 10k Bernardo Challenge is back for the second year with a new Start/Finish following along out 50k and 15k entrance and exit.

The NEW Off Road Challenge Run | Bike | Run can be tackled on your own or with a group of friends.

Course COLOR wrist bands. These colored bands will match your course markings so you always feel like you are on the right path.

NEW 50k Finisher Beer Glasses

10k Bernardo Challenge Summit Coins. Tag the summit and earn your coin.

*MUCH MORE ANNOUNCED SOON....

 

 

RACE START TIMES

RACE DISTANCE START TIMES

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. 

SATURDAY OCTOBER 22ND, 2022

*THIS IS A TIMED EVENT

[ PRE-RACE START 6:50AM ]

50K Start Time 7:00am PST

[ PRE-RACE START 8:20AM ]

15K Start Time: 8:30am PST

[ PRE-RACE START 8:55AM ]

10K Start Time: 9:00am PST

[ PRE-RACE START 9:25AM ]

5K Start Time: 9:30am PST

[ PRE-RACE START 10:55AM ]

KID'S 1 Mile Fun Run: 11:00am PST

[ AWARD/RAFFLE CEREMONY 11:30AM ]

[ COURSE CLOSES 3:30PM ]

 

SUNDAY OCTOBER 23ND, 2022

Run | Bike | Run Start Time: 7:00am PST
[ PRE-RACE START 6:50AM ]

[ COURSE CLOSES 11:00AM ]
[ AWARD CEREMONY 11:30 AM ]


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. 

LODGING | CAMPING

Give your race weekend a chance to EXPLORE beautiful San Diego County with scenic LODGING AND CAMPING OPTIONS.

RECOMMENDED CAMPING SITES

DIXON LAKE CAMPGROUND | 21 MINUTES FROM START/FINISH

https://www.escondido.org/Dixon-Lake-camping-information

SOUTH CARLSBAD STATE BEACH | 31 MINUTES FROM START/FINISH

https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=660

WOODS VALLEY CAMPGROUNDS & RV PARK | 25 MINUTES FROM START/FINISH

https://www.woodsvalley.com/?y_source=1_MjkwOTE3Ni03MTUtbG9jYXRpb24ud2Vic2l0ZQ%3D%3D

KUMEYAAY LAKE CAMPGROUND | 26 MINUTES FROM START/FINISH

https://mtrp.org/campground/

PACKET PICK UP OPTIONS

OPTION #1: Pre-Race Packet Pick Up: Will be located at Milestone Running Store (North Park Location Only) from Monday October 17th- Thursday October 20th 10:00am - 6:00pm Enjoy 15% while you shop as a registered runner and support our local running shop.

* WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO SHOP LOCAL AND SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL RUNNING STORE BY PICKING UP YOUR PACKET.

OPTION #2: Race Day Packet Pick Up:  Will be available. Early Check in begins at 5:30 am. Please arrive 30-45 minutes 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. 

**There will be no parking, or stopping/waiting at the start line to pick up your packet, please proceed to the parking area, and then walk over to retrieve your items.

You can visit ELEVATION CULTURE'S webpage for an interactive map and other details.

https://www.elevationculture.com/lakehodgestrailruns

Download the Course Map to your phone and follow along by downloading the Plotaroute Mobile App.

https://www.plotaroute.com/mobileapp

*We strongly encourage you to study, print, or download the course maps to your phone to ensure a great run experience.


 

TRAIL RATING | TERRAIN

 

 

COURSE MAP | ELEVATION PROFILE

 

50K VIEW THE INTERACTIVE RELIVE COURSE HERE:

https://video.relive.cc/66996670101_relive_1653075387123.mp4

15K VIEW THE INTERACTIVE RELIVE COURSE HERE:

https://video.relive.cc/99107670101_relive_1653075309418.mp4

10K VIEW THE INTERACTIVE RELIVE COURSE HERE:

https://video.relive.cc/73107670101_relive_1653075129951.mp4

5K VIEW THE INTERACTIVE RELIVE COURSE HERE:

https://video.relive.cc/56007670101_relive_1653074919008.mp4

RACE DAY PARKING

WEEKEND OF EVENTS 10.22-10.23

*Please consider CARPOOLING to the event to help reduce our carbon footprint.

** LOCK YOUR VEHICLES AND SECURE ALL PERSONAL BELONGINGS THIS IS PUBLIC PARKING

There are 4 primary parking locations for the Lake Hodges Trail Runs. There is NO event parking at the Start/Finish.

Parking lot “A” holds a very small number of vehicles, so it will fill up very quickly. Parking lot “B” holds about 80 vehicles. Once parking lot “B” has reached capacity, the remainder of cars will be directed to Parking Lots “C” and “D.” If you do not want to wait in line to get in to parking lot “B” you are welcome to park in lots “C” and “D” upon arrival. It’s a very short walk to the check-in and Start/Finish.

5K runners and Kid’s Run participants should park in lots “C” & “D” unless arriving early for other distance events.

*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!

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://www.elevationculture.com/lakehodgestrailruns.

AID STATIONS

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 15K, 10K, 5K aid stations. The 50K aid stations will have turkey/ham 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. 

 

Come SHOP with us for gear both before and after the race: https://www.elevationculture.com/shop

RACE DAY PHOTOS

2021 Lake Hodges Trail Runs Race Day Photos

CLICK HERE

*2022 RACE DAY PHOTOS WILL BE POSTED HERE

PROVIDED BY: MOCTTEZUMA PHOTOGRAPHY

FAQ

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.

IS THIS A CUP LESS RACE? Yes, cups will not be provided at this sustainably conscious event.

ARE THERE DROP BAGS? Yes, 50k 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 50k | 15K | 10k | 5k. There will be NO award ceremony.

ARE DOGS ALLOWED? No, Pets are allowed at this event.

ARE PACERS ALLOWED? No, pacers are not allowed at this event. You may be disqualified from the race if this is observed by are race staff.

CAN I SIGN UP ON RACE DAY? Yes, there will be day of registration. We except cash, credit, and debit. (no checks) * You are not guaranteed a shirt/medal.

WHEN WILL RESULTS BE POSTED? Our timing company will have live results to view. Official results will be available 2-4 days post race.

WHEN WILL PHOTOS BE POSTED? Race Day photos will be available for purchase 5-10 days post race.

OFF ROAD CHALLENGE RUN | BIKE | RUN

DO I NEED TO WEAR A HELMET? Yes, you must wear an approved helmet during the entire bike leg.

CAN WE MIX AND MATCH TEAMS? Yes, all are welcome to join a team. You may sign up as a mixed team our a combination of individuals.

WHAT TYPE OF BIKE IS REQUIRED? You may choose to use: Mountain Bike, Gravel Bike, Hybrid Bike. * NO ELECTRIC BIKES

ARE THERE AWARDS FOR TEAM/INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES? There will be awards for the following categories: Team, Individual, Mountain Bike, Gravel, Hybrid Bike

IS THE EVENT CHIPPED TIMED? The event is chipped timed. Transitions are not accounted for. This is a continues chip time.

 

Race Contact Info

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Rancho Bernardo Community Park

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