Sunday, January 7, 2024 • Escondido, California
Located at beautiful Lake Hodges in Escondido, California, the Del Dios Trail Race 50k, Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k is a 100% dirt trail course with 1300 feet of elevation gain.
Trail Runners, Scenic Views. Offering views of San Diego’s most beautiful lake, Lake Hodges, this half-marathon course is amongst the most scenic of races in California. Featuring dirt service roads and well-maintained single-track trails, runners should also expect some level of challenge and technicality throughout.
Starting at Lake Hodges Boat Ramp Lot, this out-and-back course kicks runners off along Mission Road and Coast to Crest Trail until they reach the first turnaround point at which point they head back along the same roads in reverse direction.
It’s then a turn onto Lake Hodges North Shore Trail heading toward Bernardo Mountain, the largest major hill in the course. Runners will ultimately find themselves on a separate section of the Coast to Crest Trail before turning around, back onto Bernardo Mountain Trail, and finally back toward the finish line at Lake Hodges Boat Ramp Lot.
With limited aid stations throughout the course, this event encourages participants to come prepared to self-hydrate during the race.
Race Weather & Climate
Escondido, California, is a city in San Diego County, located about 30 miles north of downtown San Diego, providing residents with a pleasant suburban lifestyle.
In early January, Escondido, CA typically experiences an average high temperature of about 65°F and an average low temperature of around 40°F. This time of year marks the winter season with cooler and crisper weather. Rainfall during this period is minimal, averaging around 1-2 inches.
Del Dios Trail Race Half Marathon Race Results
- 2023 Del Dios Trail Race Half Marathon Race Results
- 2022 Del Dios Trail Race Half Marathon Race Results
Del Dios Trail Race Half Marathon Course Map
See the race route map for the Del Dios Trail Race Half Marathon course map here.
The half marathon start time is 7:30 AM PST.
The time limit for the half marathon is 4 hours.
To reserve your spot in the 2024 Del Dios Trail Race Half Marathon, you can use the registration link here.
- There is a $86.00 fee for the half marathon.
- There is a $129.00 fee for the 50k.
- There is a $56.00 fee for the 10k.
- There is a $41.00 fee for the 5k.