Anza Borrego Cuyamaca 50 Mile

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Take on a tough 50 Mile with beautiful desert views at the Anza Borrego Cuyamaca 50 Mile. With 50 miles along some of San Diego's best and most scenic trails, this run is sure to be a visual delight, as well as a tough challenge for seasoned trail runners.
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50 Mile
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Calendar
Sat, Dec 3, 2022
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Julian, United States
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The event experience
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Elevation

25 to 100ft elevation gain per mile

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Where and when
Location
Pacific Crest Trail - Sunrise Trailhead, 14833-15155 County Rte S1, Julian, CA 92036, USA
Start times
Sat, Dec 3, 2022
50 Mile:
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Races summary
Here's what races are available for Anza Borrego Cuyamaca 50 Mile
50 Mile
Distance
50mi
Route information
This is a point to point race along some of San Diego's best and most scenic trails. The race takes you from the Sunrise Trailhead down into Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. You will ascend Stonewall Peak and then run along the wooded trails nearby the lake. The final drop down Oriflamme Canyon leads you onto the desert floor towards the finish at Stagecoach Trails RV Resort & Campground.
There are 6 aid station on this course: Museum Aid Station (5.9 miles), Sweetwater Aid Station (12.7 miles), West Mesa Aid Station (19.4 miles), Paso Picacho Aid Station (25.5 miles), Pedro Fages Aid Station (35.4 miles) and Box Canyon (S2) Aid Station (44.5 miles).
Aid stations will be stoked with water and Tailwind, as well as the usual assortment of ultra foods, such as salty snacks, sweets, PB&J sandwiches, boiled potatoes, etc., plus Hammer gels, cola, and ginger ale.
Turn By Turn Directions
(NOTE: Distances are based primarily on the Cuyamaca Tom Harrison trail map and State Park trailhead markers. GPS distances may vary.)
Start: Sunrise Trailhead, head onto La Cima Trail
Turn left onto Upper Green Valley Trail
Continue straight onto Green Valley Fire Road
Turn right onto connector trail
Turn left onto Cold Stream Trail
Arrive at Museum Aid Station
Cross road and continue on Cold Stream Trail; stream crossing
Turn left onto East Side Trail
Turn right onto Dyar Spring Trail
Continue on Dyar Spring Trail
Turn right onto Harvey Moore Trail
Turn left onto Oak Trail
Turn right onto East Mesa Fire Road
Turn right onto East Side Trail
Turn left onto Harvey Moore Trail
Arrive at Sweetwater Aid Station
Leave aid station, go left and under bridge/cross stream and onto connector trail
Turn left onto West Side Trail
Turn right at Airplane Monument Trail
Turn right onto West Mesa Trail (to Airplane Monument)
Turn right onto Japacha Fire Road
Turn left onto West Side Trail
Arrive at West Mesa Aid Station
When you leave West Mesa Aid Station, go straight up onto West Mesa Fire Road
Turn right onto Fern Flat Fire Road
Cross Lookout Road (paved) and continue onto Azalea Spring Fire Road
Turn right onto Azalea Glen Loop Road
Arrive at Paso Picacho Aid Station
Leave aid station and cross Highway 79 onto Stonewall Peak Trail
Turn left near summit, stay on Stonewall Peak Trail
Turn left onto Vern Whitaker Trail
Turn right onto Los Caballos Trail
Cross paved road and continue on Los Caballos
Turn right onto Marty Minshall Trail
Hug the lake, cross the road, follow the trail, then turn left, cross road onto Stonewall Peak Fire Road
Turn left onto California Riding & Hiking Trail
Arrive at Pedro Fages Aid Station
Continue on California Riding & Hiking Trail towards the desert
Continue off single track and up through gate onto Mason Valley Truck Trail
Turn right at base of first drop and continue on Mason Valley Truck Trail
Turn left onto California Riding & Hiking Trail
Arrive at Box Canyon (S2) Aid Station
Continue on California Riding & Hiking Trail through Box Canyon
Continue on CR&H Trail across Foot & Walker Pass
Turn left onto Pinyon Mountain Fire Road
Arrive at Finish - Stagecoach Trails Campground
What's included
  • Aid Stations
  • Awards for top 3 M/F finishers
  • Hot Meal
  • Showers available after the race
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How to get there
Pacific Crest Trail - Sunrise Trailhead, 14833-15155 County Rte S1, Julian, CA 92036, USA
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By Car
The start line can be found along Sunrise Highway.
Parking
There is parking available at the start line.
Event day logistics
6:30am Race starts
2pm Cut Off at Paso Picacho Aid Station
4:30pm Cut Off at Pedro Fages Aid Station
9pm Race Cut Off Time
Cut Off Times
There is a cut off time of 7.5 hours, or at 2pm, at Paso Picacho Aid Station.
There is a cut off time of 10 hours, or at 4:30pm, at Pedro Fages Aid Station.
There is a cut off time of 14.5 hours, or at 9pm, at the finish line.
Aid Stations
There are 6 aid station on this course: Museum Aid Station (5.9 miles), Sweetwater Aid Station (12.7 miles), West Mesa Aid Station (19.4 miles), Paso Picacho Aid Station (25.5 miles), Pedro Fages Aid Station (35.4 miles) and Box Canyon (S2) Aid Station (44.5 miles).
Aid stations will be stoked with water and Tailwind, as well as the usual assortment of ultra foods, such as salty snacks, sweets, PB&J sandwiches, boiled potatoes, etc., plus Hammer gels, cola, and ginger ale.
Finish Line
The race finishes at Stagecoach Trails RV Resort & Campground in Shelter Valley. There is a dining hall and kitchen where you can relax after the race and enjoy a hot meal, which will be provided to you. Furthermore, there are showers available.
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FAQs
What time does the race start at the Anza Borrego Cuyamaca 50 Mile?
The 50 Mile race starts at 6:30am.
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Are there aid stations on the Anza Borrego Cuyamaca 50 Mile?
Yes, There are 6 aid station on this course: Museum Aid Station (5.9 miles), Sweetwater Aid Station (12.7 miles), West Mesa Aid Station (19.4 miles), Paso Picacho Aid Station (25.5 miles), Pedro Fages Aid Station (35.4 miles) and Box Canyon (S2) Aid Station (44.5 miles). Aid stations will be stoked with water and Tailwind, as well as the usual assortment of ultra foods, such as salty snacks, sweets, PB&J sandwiches, boiled potatoes, etc., plus Hammer gels, cola, and ginger ale.
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What are the cut off times for the Anza Borrego Cuyamaca 50 Mile?
There is a cut off time of 7.5 hours, or at 2pm, at Paso Picacho Aid Station. There is a cut off time of 10 hours, or at 4:30pm, at Pedro Fages Aid Station. There is a cut off time of 14.5 hours, or at 9pm, at the finish line.
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