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Lake Hodges 50K

Registration

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Entry Fees:

$80: February 1 – April 30
$85: May 1 – May 31
$90: June 1 – June 30
$95: July 1 – August 31
$105: September 1 – October 16 (or until sold out)

 

Event Start: 7AM

Event Cutoff: 3:30PM (8.5 hrs)

 

 

The Lake Hodges 50K is a Proud Member of
The SoCal UltraRunner’s Grand Prix!

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Course

The Lake Hodges 50K is the ideal course for anyone interested in finding out what the Ultramarathon distance is like or looking to see how fast they can go for this distance. Overall the course is very runnable with only one true hill, Raptor Ridge, that you will encounter twice. The total elevation gain is approximately 3,450 ft.

Turn by Turn Breakdown (Mile Numbers are Approximate):

  • Mile 0 – START – Rancho Bernardo Community Park
  • Head NORTH-WEST towards lake – Double Track Trail
  • Mile 0.6 –  HARD RIGHT – Double Track to Single Track Trail
  • Mile 1.34 – HARD LEFT on sidewalk at W. BERNARDO DR. – Paved Sidewalk
  • Mile 1.5 – HARD LEFT at Bridge to cross lake – Paved Bridge
  • Mile 1.67 – HARD LEFT at end of Bridge – Double Track Trail
  • Mile 2.4 – Small Creek Crossing
  • Mile 3.25 – BEAR RIGHT along upper trail – Mix of Double/Single Track
  • Mile 4.3 – BEAR RIGHT – Mix Double/Single Track
  • Mile 4.5 – BEAR RIGHT – Double Track Trail
  • Mile 4.6 – U-TURN – AID STATION #1
  • RETURN along the SAME ROUTE
  • Mile 7.6 – BEAR LEFT and follow trail PAST BRIDGE – Mix of Fire Road and Chipped Asphalt
  • Mile 7.9 – HARD RIGHT – Paved Bike Path
  • Mile 8.5 – BEAR RIGHT followed by HARD RIGHT on to MULE HILL TRAIL – AID STATION #2 – Paved Parking Area to Double Track Trail
  • Mile 9 – HARD RIGHT along trail paralleling BEAR VALLEY PKWY S – Dirt Path
  • Mile 9.1 – HARD RIGHT – Fire Road to Double Track Trail
  • Mile 13 – AID STATION #3 at base of Raptor Ridge Climb – Climb is Single Track Trail to summit
  • Mile 13.8 – BEAR LEFT – Raptor Ridge Summit (760 ft) – Double Track Trail
  • Mile 15.25 – DIRT DRIVEWAY CROSSING – Stay straight after crossing driveway – Double Track Trail
  • Mile 15.4 – BEAR LEFT – Follow Double Track Trail along Bandy Canyon Rd
  • Mile 16 – ROAD CROSSING – Cross Ysabel Creek Rd and rejoin Double Track Trail on other side of intersection
  • Mile 16.6 – HARD LEFT – Follow Wooden Bridge paralleling Bandy Canyon Rd for .2 miles before rejoining Double Track Trail
  • Mile 17 – CONTINUE STRAIGHT trail becomes dirt shoulder of open road in front of farm buildings – USE CAUTION – Packed Dirt Path
  • Mile 17.3 – Dirt Road crossing and trail resumes – Double Track Trail
  • Mile 17.8 – HARD LEFT after crossing DIRT ROAD. Stay between wooden fences. – Mix of Double/Single Track
  • Mile 18.75 – U-TURN – AID STATION #4
  • RETURN along SAME ROUTE
  • Mile 20 – CONTINUE STRAIGHT trail rejoins dirt shoulder of open road – USE CAUTION – Packed Dirt Path
  • CONTINUE along the return route
  • Mile 21.5 – ROAD CROSSING – Cross Ysabel Creek Rd and rejoin Double Track Trail on other side of intersection
  • CONTINUE along return route
  • Mile 23 – CLIMB Raptor Ridge – Double Track Trail
  • Mile 23.7 – BEAR RIGHT – Raptor Ridge Summit – Single Track Trail
  • Mile 24.5 – AID STATION #5 – Base of Raptor Ridge
  • CONTINUE along return route – Double Track
  • Mile 28.3 – HARD LEFT – Trail Paralleling BEAR VALLEY PKWY S
  • Mile 28.4 – HARD LEFT – Follow trail away from BEAR VALLEY PKWY S
  • Mile 28.9 – HARD LEFT – Follow road to AID STATION #6
  • BEAR LEFT to rejoin return route trail as you leave Aid Station – Paved Bike Path
  • Mile 29.5 – HARD LEFT to remain on path – Paced Bike Path to Chipped Asphalt to Dirt Fire Road
  • Mile 29.75 – HARD LEFT at BRIDGE – Paved Bridge
  • Mile 29.97 – HARD RIGHT at end of BRIDGE – Paved Sidewalk
  • Mile 30.1 – HARD RIGHT to rejoin trail – Single Track Trail
  • CONTINUE along return route
  • Mile 30.8 – HARD LEFT – Double Track Trail
  • Continue along return route
  • Mile 31.4 – FINISH
Aid Stations
50K Aid Stations will be stocked with at minimum: Water, Electrolyte Drink, Honey Stinger Gels, Fruit (Oranges/Bananas), Chips, and Pretzels.

Mile 4.6
Mile 8.5 – Crew Access
Mile 13
Mile 18.75 – Crew Access
Mile 24.5
Mile 28.9  – Crew Access
Aid Station Cutoffs:
Mile 18.75 – 12:00PM
Mile 24.5 – 1:40PM
Mile 28.9 – 2:50PM
Finish – 3:30PM
Aid Station Cutoffs are strictly enforced. If you are held at an aid station, please do not argue with the volunteers. They are under direction from the race director and have no flexibility to allow you to continue on. You will be given a ride back to the start.
Crew Information
Crew members are allowed access to Aid Stations #2/6 and #4. For directions to each aid station and full details, please visit the Crew Information page.

Restrooms
There will be multiple restrooms available at the Start/Finish area.In addition, there are a few port-o-potties located along the course. These are port-o-potties that are provided by the San Dieguito River Park for trail users. Do not depend on these to be well stocked but you are able to use them during the race. Their locations are:
Mile 7.6 – Just PAST the BRIDGE on LEFT
Mile 8.6 – Just PAST Aid Station #2 on the LEFT
Mile  16 – Located in Parking lot at Ysabel Creek Rd crossing on LEFT
Mile 18.75 – Located on opposite side of parking lot from Aid Station #3
Mile 21.5 –  Located in Parking lot at Ysabel Creek Rd crossing on RIGHT
Mile – 24.4 – Just BEFORE Aid Station #6 on RIGHT
Mile 29.7 – Just BEFORE  the BRIDGE on RIGHT

 

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Elevation gain is approximately 3,450 ft.

Awards

Custom awards will be given to the top 3 overall male and female winners as well as the first place finisher in each age group. The top 3 overall winners will not be included in the age group awards.

All finishers will receive a unique finishers medal and custom Lake Hodges 50K finisher technical race shirt.

Age Groups

  • 18 – 29
  • 30 – 39
  • 40 – 49
  • 50 – 59
  • 60 & Above