Run The Peak
If you love the mountains, the challenge of a good, long climb and quad-pounding descents, then The Peak is for you. Running mostly along single track trails and fire roads with spectacular views, The Peak climbs Cuyamaca Peak—San Diego County’s second highest.
The 50K and marathon routes take you up on a 2,200 foot climb over the initial 6.3 miles of the course, then drop you down 2,800 feet to Sweetwater Aid Station and the marathon turnaround. The return marathon trip takes you back up to the top of Cuyamaca Peak for a total elevation gain and loss of 10,000 feet. 50K runners complete a five mile loop, returning to Sweetwater, before setting out on the same return trip as the marathoners.
The half marathon follows in the footsteps of the 50K and marathon, climbing up the challenging Conejos Trail before reaching the peak and a return trip back to the start/finish area.
There is a 10 hour cut-off for the 50K (5.5 hours to Sweetwater II), an 8.5 hour cut-off for the marathon (4 hours to Sweetwater I) and a 4.5 hour cut-off for the half.
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NOTE: The Peak Mountain Runs are subject to California State Park permit requirements. The California State Parks reserve the right to rescind or amend their event permit at any time, in which case cancellation or rescheduling of the event may be forced upon race management. If so, we will make best efforts to refund all or part of the race entry fees, but the amount of such refunds, if any, cannot be guaranteed.
This is our fourteenth year of putting on mountain running events. In 2019, besides The Peak 50K, Marathon & Half Marathon on July 13, we are proud to offer the Old West Trails 50K, Marathon and Half Marathon on March 9, the Oriflamme 50K on April 6 , the PCT 50 Mile Run on May 11, and out newest event--the Anza Borrego-Cuyamaca ("ABC") 50 mile point-to-point run on December 7.
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