Black Mountain Turkey Burner Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Saturday, November 25, 2023 • San Diego, CA

The Black Mountain Turkey Burner Half Marathon, 10K, & 5K is a post-Thanksgiving race that will knock the stuffing out of you!

Celebrating its 7th annual running in 2023, this race is the most technical trail event of the Endurance Race Series’ Sunshine Series. 

All distances start and finish at San Diego’s Black Mountain Ranch Community Park. The half marathon is run on 100% dirt trail and features a whopping 2,000-feet of elevation gain. 

While organizers welcome all runners, from novices to veterans, be aware that portions of the half marathon course are technical, rocky, and steep. If you have trail shoes, they’re highly recommended. 

There will be 5 aid stations throughout the half marathon course offering water, energy drinks, and gels. 

If you love this race, check out the other ERS offerings in the San Diego area.

Photos courtesy of Dave Ellrod

Take Note

While there is a 4-hour official time limit to the half marathon, organizers work hard to accommodate runners who need more time on course. Early starts are available, though runners are expected to keep track of their own time if choosing this option. Organizers will also keep the course and finish line open until the final runner completes their race.

Race Weather & Climate

November weather in San Diego is likely to be dry and mild, with summer’s heat relenting to cooler fall temperatures. Expect good racing conditions, with average temperatures range from 67°F to 52°F.

Past Results

See past results.

Starting Time

  • 7:30 AM for the Half Marathon
  • 8:00 AM for the 10K
  • 8:30 AM for the 5K


  • $84 for the Half Marathon
  • $54 for the 10K
  • $39 for the 5K


To secure your spot in the 2023 running of the Black Mountain Turkey Burner Half Marathon, 10K, & 5K, register here at

Official Race Website


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