Event Schedule:

Pre- Race Packet Pickup

Friday Sept 8th

4:00PM- 7:00PM

Race Day Schedule

6:00AM:  Onsite Reg/ Packet Pickup Opens

7:30AM:15K Start

7:50AM:10K Start

8:00AM:  Onsite Reg/ Packet PIckup Closes

8:15AM: 5K Start

9:15AM:  Kid's Race 

9:45AM:  Awards Presentation


Get Ready to Climb Some Hills!

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, regards of distance, 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."

 All trails are a combination of single track and dirt service roads. 

In Partnership with:

Event Details:

Date:September 9, 2017

Location:Gonzales Canyon Open Space

Address:Torrey Highlands Park

                 Lansdale Dr @ Del Mar Heights Rd

                 San Diego, CA 92130

Parking: Torrey Pines High School (1/2 mile from event site)

Course Notes:

  • Hill Climbing Course
    • 1st 3/4 miles, Last 1 3/4 Miles
  • 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 

Course Maps:


September 9, 2017