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Location:Gonzales Canyon Open Space

Address: Torrey Highlands Park

              Lansdale Dr @ Del Mar Heights Road

              San Diego, CA 92130

Date: September 9, 2017

Type of Terrain: 100% Single Track and Dirt Trail

Parking: Torrey Pines High School (1/2 Mile from Start/ Finish)

             3710 Del Mar Heights Rd

             San Diego, CA 92130

Course Notes:

  • Hill Climbing Course
  • Uphill Finish
  • Flat and Fast once in the canyon
  • Out and Back Course
  • 1-4 Aid Stations based on Race Distance

​​For more detailed course information, maps, testimonials, and course images please see designated course maps.

Packet Pickup Info: 
Fleet Feet Sports San Diego
5980 Village Way
​San Diego, CA 92130

FAQ's: Answers to this event and our other event FAQ's can be found HERE 

Race Maps

Race Schedule

​​Pre-Race Packet Pickup:
Friday September 8th

Race Day  Schedule:
6:00am-  Race Day Registration Opens
7:00am-  Expo Opens
7:30am-  15K Starts
7:50am-  10k Starts

8:00am- Onsite Reg Closes
8:00am-   5k Starts
8:15am-   Food Tent Opens
9:15am-   Kids Race Starts
9:45am-   Awards Ceremony
10:30am- Expo Closes

Race Details

Carmel Valley Trail 15K, 10K, 5K

Welcome to San Diego's only trail race through beautiful Gonzales Canyon Open Space and Torrey Highlands Community Park.

Participants at the 4th annual Carmel Valley trail race, regardless of distance, runners will experience one of the hillier courses you will find without heading to the mountains. Elevation gains are only between 300'-700" depending on the course, and some of the hills you may encounter are short, but steep. As one runner said at the conclusion of the 2016 race...

"This was one of the hardest 5K's I have ever done."


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