Friday, January 24, 2014

January 25, 2014 (Saturday)  8:00 am Start Time           Post run pot luck! Read below for details!
Course preview:  Red leg, & White leg, total distance 15 miles (out & back)   Water provided at the Plum Canyon  aid station location & turnaround, mile 7.6. We will not run the 1st half mile of the red leg, as it is within the campground.  All runners welcome, ...race entry in NOT bring your running friends.  This training run will allow runners to run the Red Leg and the entire White Leg of the 50K course  The course will be marked very sparingly as this is an informal run!   You should print out a course map, and point to point description.  Both documents are on this site under the Race-Info tab.  The course will be marked sparingly, as this is an informal training run.  Water will be available at mile 7.5, then you will  turn around and run back to the parking area, via the same route.  
Drive 1/4 mile south of the campground store until you reach the large sign on your right which reads,  ANZA BORREGO DESERT STATE PARK.  A dirt road is on your left, and a sign which reads Pinyon Mountain Area.  Turn left at onto this dirt road...notice the pink ribbons which confirm you are at the correct location.  Drive about 100 yards to a large open area and park your car.    Your RD will be there to assist with parking at 7:30 am.   
The campground is at highway mile marker 21 on Highway S-2…also called Great Southern Overland  Route of 1849.   If you are using a navigation device, key in the campground address:  7878 HWY S-2   (Great Southern Overland  Route of 1849), Julian, CA 92036.   The campground is located 4 miles south of state HWY 78, along county HWY S-2. 
CELL PHONE coverage will be LOST…after you leave HWY 78, and begin driving south on S-2.
Remember, cell phone coverage is NOT dependable, hit & usually miss out here!
Post training run POT-LUCK at SHELTER VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm.  So bring some favorite snacks to share.  Your Pot Luck Snacks will be collected pre run at the run staging area when you first arrive.  Your snack contribution will be delivered to the community center & available for eating as runners finish and make the short drive to the community center.   If the weather is chilly, windy, etc. this affords runners a chance to change clothes, relax, & socialize a bit before driving home!  Hot coffee, Hot chocolate, will be provided by Shelter Valley volunteers!  The Shelter Valley Community Center, post run pot luck location, is on Hwy S-2 between Mile Marker 19 and Mile Marker 20.

STAGECOACH TRAILS CAMPGROUND may cabins available that weekend, ranging from $30 to $55 depending upon if you require a kitchen & private bath, or wish to use the really clean campground restrooms & showers.  All cabins have bunks with mattress pads, and can sleep four persons.  Bring your own blankets & pillows.  Call them at 760-765-3765.  They also have sites for RV’s & tent camping…all with full hook ups!

Jayme's Japatul Jaunt - Saturday 1/25/2014

Heading out to Japatul Valley area for 25ish including ascent of Corte Madera.  Some single track, some fire roads, some hills, no water.  Expect to carry for 25-30.

7AM saturday 1/25/2014.  Parking here:

No RSVP necessary unless you want to carpool

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Sunday 01/19/14, SD100 Start

For those of you not running SD50 today (and good luck to all who are!):

6:30am from the parking lot just south of the Sugar Pine Trail on the 79:

Roughly 25-30 miles, roughly following the course to Sunrise and then shortcutting a return route.

No RSVP necessary, but need to be self sufficient including directional aptitude and potentially carrying water for 20+ miles.

Friday, January 10, 2014

San Diego 50 mile Volunteer Request

Hi All,

The San Diego 50 mile on 1/18/14 is looking for a few more volunteers.  If you are available to help out please contact me or Paul Jesse at  I will be working the Raptor Ridge aid station for the early shift if you'd like to join my group.  Let us know soon!

Scott Crellin

Sunday, 1/12/14

San Diego 50 mile course, first 10 miles from the starting line at 6:30 AM. Return along the same trail for a total of 20 miles.


San Pasqual Valley Trailhead, San Dieguito River Park
18195 Bandy Canyon Road
Escondido, CA 92025
Turn on to Bandy Canyon Rd from San Pasqual Valley Rd/Hwy 78 and make an IMMEDIATE Right turn in to the parking lot.

This is an out and back run and the organizer will be dropping water for us, so please reply in the comments to let us know you are coming if you have not already RSVP'd. 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Sunday 1/5, Blue Sky-Mt. Woodson

Sunday's run starts at the Blue Sky Ecological Preserve in Poway at 6:30.

The run goes up to the top of Woodson, down the back to get water at about mile 8, then goes back up to the peak, and down to Blue Sky again.  Total miles 16, options to add on, or trim off if you like.

Please indicate that you are coming in a comment on this post, as Tracy will be dropping water at the turn around and needs a head count.


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Saturday 1/4, Otay Mountain

This is a 26 mile run starting from the Otay Mesa side, up and over Otay Mountain to the Thousand Trails campground by the lake, and then back the same way again.

We will meet at 6:30 at this location, a Wendy's parking lot, and shuttle to the start at the beginning of Otay Mountain Truck Trail.

There is no water along the route, but at the turn around there is a small convenience store where you can buy refreshments.

The trail is 100% fire road, and is not very exciting itself, but there are some pretty nice views up there.