Date: Saturday, July 18, 2020
To Register: (NOTE: currently, anyone who registers is put on a "waitlist--and you credit card is not charged. This is due to COVID-19 and uncertainty over pending permit approval from California State Parks. Assuming our permit is approved, you will then receive an "invitation" to officially register. Thank you for your understanding.)
Visit ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=74329 Discounts are available to members of established running clubs and active members of the military and their immediate families. Please contact Race Director for applicable discount codes.
For the 2020 event, a runner who drops out and advises Race Director of such by May 15, 2020 will be entitled to a full refund of the entry fee. No refunds or roll-overs past that date.
- 50K and Marathon races begin at 6:00 a.m. For the marathoners, there is a 4 hour cut-off (10:00 a.m.) at Sweetwater Aid Station and 8.5 hours to finish the entire route (2:30 p.m.). Marathon runners not at Cuyamaca Peak Aid Station by Noon will be pulled from the course. For the 50K, there is a 5 hour cut-off at the second Sweetwater Aid Station stop (Sweetwater II -- 11:00 a.m.) and 10 hours to finish the course (4 p.m.). 50K runners not at Cuyamaca Peak Aid Station by 1:30 p.m. will be pulled from the course. NO EXCEPTIONS!
- Half Marathon race begins at 7 a.m. There is a 4.5 hour time limit to finish.
This year we are excited to have the start/finish at Lake Cuyamaca: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lake+Cuyamacaemail@example.com,-116.5862539,16z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80dbd71288ef43d9:0x12f16800b616994a!8m2!3d32.9888749!4d-116.5823652.
Please follow the directions of parking attendants. We ask that you carpool if at all possible, as parking is limited. We strongly recommend you arrive early.
Water and Tailwind will be available at both aid stations. However, due to the nature of the course and the time of year, all runners must carry at least 40 ounces of hydration with them. It is entirely likely that temperatures will reach into the 90’s and the course will take you into remote areas of the park where aid will be difficult to access.
There is no crew access at Cuyamaca Peak. Crew, family, and friends may see their runner at Sweetwater Aid Station. Pacers are not permitted.
All entrants will receive a tech t-shirt. All finishers will receive a medal. Top 3 male and female winners will receive awards. You may pick up your bib and t-shirt at the start the morning of the race. All runners MUST check-in at the start.
Nearest hotel accommodations are in Julian, about 8-10 miles drive: http://www.visitjulian.com/lodging/hotels-inns/ Cuyamaca Rancho State Park offers camping at Paso Picacho Campground (about a mile from the start) and Green Valley.
- From San Diego: I-8 East. Exit40: Highway 79/Descanso. Turn left off exit. Proceed approximately three miles, then left onto Highway 79/Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. Over several miles drive past Green Valley Campground, Park Headquarters, and Paso Picacho Campground. Entrance to Lake Cuyamaca is on the right, shortly after sharp turn north on Highway 79.
- From North County: Highway 78 through Julian. Turn right onto Highway 79 towards Cuyamaca. Proceed approximately 8 miles. Lake will be on the left.