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Chupacabra Half Marathon & 5 Miler

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This event consists of two races. These races will be held at Sweetwater Regional Park and Reservoir in Bonita.

Half Marathon
This Half Marathon will take you on a journey around one of San Diego's most secretive and incredible open spaces with breathtaking views of the Sweetwater Dam and Reservoir. The trail is challenging and mostly on single track. It ends at Sweetwater Summit Campground where we will celebrate with food and free craft beer provided by Mike Hess Brewing Company.

5 Miler
This 5 mile run starts and ends at Sweetwater Regional Park. Lots of single and double track with spectacular views of the Sweetwater Dam and Reservoir. Party at the end with food and free beer provided by Mike Hess Brewing Company.

How to enter the Chupacabra Half Marathon & 5 Miler

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1km
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  2. 5 Mile Trail Run

    Run 5mi
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Chupacabra Half Marathon & 5 Miler routes

Course Map Half Marathon: Note…..course is subject to mild changes depending on weather and any trail closures.

Course Map 5 miler:  if you look at the Half Marathon course map the 5 mile loop is the loop on the west end of the Lake.

The 5 miler and Half Marathon will follow the same course but the half marathon will continue do do the long loop on the south east side of the lake in addition to the west side loop.

Course cut-off:

  • Half Marathon: The course cut-off time is 4 hours.  No finisher awards will be given for any racer not completing the course within 4 hours.
  • 5 miler: Course cut-off time is 3 hours.  No finisher award will be given for any racer not completing the course in 3 hours.

Event Details

Raceday Logistics

Mandatory Race Day Check-in: 5:30-6:45 am FOR ALL RACE DISTANCES! (Parking Lot opens at: 5:30pm).

Packet Pick-up Location: Packet Pick-up will take place at the starting area.  All racers will receive their bib when you check in. Make sure to get your medal when you finish then proceed to the check in tent where you will receive your custom, technical fabric race shirt and race logo pint mug.

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