The Lake Hodges Trail Fest is an event that will have something for everyone, from the endurance crazed to the kids, we’ve got a distance for you. The Lake Hodges Trail Fest is a community-driven event and we are proud to be partnering with Outdoor Outreach as a fundraising recipient once again. All participants are able to create a fundraising page to raise money to help Outdoor Outreach and their fantastic programs.
The Lake Hodges 50K is ideal for all the distance junkies from those wanting to test their first Ultramarathon to those wanting to challenge themselves over a deceptively difficult course. The course is very friendly to those looking to make the jump from the marathon distance and the scenic, fast course will be appreciated by the Ultra veteran as well. In addition to a unique race medal and technical T-shirt, we’ll be giving away great schwag for everyone that takes part in the 50K distance.
For those with more modest aspirations and for family members looking to keep busy while your loved ones are running 30+ miles, we’ve got you covered too. The Hunt for Hodgee 15K and Hunt for Hodgee 5K are beautiful courses to try out your first trail race or conquer a new trail with a few hundred friends with great scenery. 5K and 15K participants will receive unique finishers medals and a technical race shirt.
Mom and Dad, don’t leave the kids at home, we’ve got a run just for them! The Kid’s 1 Mile Hodgee Hunt will be open to children 10 and younger. This will be a non-timed run and all the kids will receive a finisher’s medal.
Visit the individual race pages for registration prices and more event info!
The Start/Finish area for the Lake Hodges Trail Fest will be located at the Rancho Bernardo Community Park.
Race Day Parking
As shown in the above image there are 4 primary parking locations for the Lake Hodges Trail Fest. Parking lot “A” is holds a very small number of vehicles so it will fill up very quickly. Parking lot “B” will hold about 80 vehicles. Once parking lot “B” has reached capacity, the remainder of cars will be directed to park in 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 across the fields to get to the check in and start line.
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 car pool 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!
Packet pick up will be held at Laces Running Company during the week leading up to the event. Bibs for the Kid’s 1 Mile participants will ONLY be available on race morning for pickup.
Saturday – 10/17: 11AM – 5PM
Sunday – 10/18: 11AM – 2PM
Monday – 10/19: 11AM – 6PM
Tuesday – 10/20: 11AM – 6PM
Wednesday – 10/21: 11AM – 6PM
Friday – 10/23: 11AM – 6PM
If you are unable to pick up your packet prior to race day, packets will be available on race morning prior to the race start.
7AM – 8AM:15K Packet Pickup
8AM – 9AM: 5K Packet Pickup
10:30AM: Kid’s 1 Mile
MANDATORY Race Morning Check In
ALL runners for ALL distances must check in on race morning. This will be as simple as showing up to the check in table, giving your name, and showing your bib. This is MANDATORY for runner safety as it allows us to know who is on the course at all times.
Anyone that does not check in prior to their race start will be disqualified from the event.
Check in times are:
7AM – 8AM: 15K
8AM – 9AM: 5K
10:30AM: Kid’s 1 Mile