Please Read This Before You Sign Up
This is a fat ass or self support race. It's not a race for everyone, regardless how many 100 milers you have finished. You can not just sign up and run. You won't finish it.
1). There is no course marking. You'll need to navigate and stay on course by yourself.
2). The support is VERY limited.The first aid station will be on 50K. You'll need to be very self-reliant and very efficient on fuel and fluid.
3). The cutoff is 24hrs for 100 miler. You'll need to run fast!
By definition a qualifier is a simplifier. However I think most of them are oversimplified, Boston Marathon, Hardrock 100... Everyone is so different. That's why I don't require qualification for the race. If you really want to know what to take to finish this 100 miler, here's my take:
1). Finished a trail 100 miler in 24hrs, or any 100 miler PLUS a 3hrs (+- 10mins) marathon recently.
2). Train really hard on navigation, self-reliant, efficient of fuel and fluid.
Oh you also need to train running on roads if you're just a trail runner, or running on trails for road runners.
No refund. However If you cancel the registration at least 20 days before the race, you’ll get your full registration fee($20) for the credit of the future Best of San Diego Trail Runs races.
No transfer. No t-shirt, no medal, no buckle. No wait list. No shuttle. No whiner. Shut up and run.
So What Do We Have Here
We have the most beautiful, epic and elegant single loop 100 miler in the world (with a reasonable amount of bias of course). I can't go into details of all the beauty and attractions along the course, you can google/wikipedia yourself. Just list some of names (and approximate mile) here.
Torrey Pine State Reserve and Beach (mi 0-3, 100.2). La Jolla Golf Course. UCSD (mi 3-5). La Jolla Cove and Children Beach (mi 8-10), Pacific Beach (mi 13-15). Ocean Beach and Mission Beach (mi 16-18). Sunset Cliff Park (mi 19). Shelter Island ( mi 21). Spanish Landing, San Diego Airport, Harbor Island, Star of India, USS Midway Museum, Unconditional Surrender Statue, Seaport Village, Embarcadero Park, Convention Center etc (mi 21-26). Gaslamp Quarter, Heart of San Diego (mi 27). Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo (mi 28-29). Balboa Golf Course (mi 31). Switzer Canyon (mi 32). University Height (mi 33-38). SDSU (mi 39). Cowles Mtn Peak (mi 44). Santee Lakes (mi 49-51). Sycamore Canyon, Clark Canyon, Goodan Ranch (mi 52-60). Poway (mi 61-72). Pascal Valley, Coast to Crest Trail ( mi 72-98). Lake Hodges (mi 75-83). Del Dios Gorge (mi 83). Rancho Santa Fe (mi 84-87). Del Mar Horse Park (mi 95). Del Mar Fairground (mi 97). Crest Canyon Trail (mi 98). Torrey Pines Extension (mi 99).
Bin Liu 2020 and 2018 Overall Winner (in Chinese)
Gang Qin 2020 (in Chinese, lots of photos)
Phillip Espinoza 2019
Bill Dittman 2019 Overall Winner
Bibo Gao 2017 Overall Winner (in Chinese)
Aid Stations (AS) Location
Start line location
2099 Carmel Valley Rd, Del Mar, CA 92014
AS#1 28 St 31mi
1430 28th St, San Diego, CA 92102
AS#2 Fanita Pkwy 50 mi
9398 Fanita Parkway, Santee, CA 92071
AS#3 Garden Road Park 62mi
14828 Garden Rd, Poway, CA 92064
AS#4 Sunset Dr 75mi
3600 Sunset Dr, Escondido, CA 92025
AS#5 San Dieguito Rd 89mi
17520 San Dieguito Rd San Diego, CA 92127
Finish line 100mi
2099 Carmel Valley Rd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Course Maps and Files
You don't need all of maps and files below, just the one(s) you know how to use, but it's always a good idea to have back up plan for navigation.
Google Course Map Load it to your phone.
Caltopo Course Map Many advanced features, used by professional rescue agents.
Garmin Connect Course. Login and click Send To Device
Ridewithgps Map. The original course I created on, all others files/maps based on this one, see below for the embed map.
GPX file With Aid Stations and other POIs
KML file Used by some app like Mapme, Google Earth.
TCX file Used by some Garmin devices
FIT file, full course. Garmin course file, with turn-by-turn direction, put it under Garmin, Garmin, Course folder
FIT file, from 31 mi (AS#1) to finish
FIT file, from 62 mi (AS#3) to finish
garmin fenix 5x only support 50 course points, and above full course FIT has 140+ course points, add above two files to Garmin Course folder too, switch to it when you need it.
TURN BY TURN (TBT) DIRECTIONS
Full TBT with detailed maps A 23 page of PDF file have everything you'll need to navigate the course.
TBT cue sheets only See the embed below.
Cue sheet in CSV format You can open it on your spreadsheet and do something about it.
Below just a Embed map and a TBT direction for your visual pleasure, you can find the urls of map and file above.
100 mi has 5 utmb points
Local time: 7:02 AM