San Diego 100 Mile Endurance Run
Detailed Information – Rules, Crews, Directions, Lodging, Awards, Schedule of Events, & Accommodations.
Event or Permit Cancellation: If for any reason the event is cancelled due to an act of nature or Forest Service permit issues, the race director will make every effort to refundl unobligated funds to entrants or will roll over entry fees to a rescheduled race date. Entrants need to understand and accept the fact that there are always risks involved in staging an ultra in the wilderness and there can be no guarantees that all entry fees will be refunded if the run is not held as advertised.
Qualifications: Entrants must show proof of finishing a sanctioned 50-mile race (in under 13 hours) from January 1, 2011 through February 1, 2013 if their qualifying race is not included the Ultra Signup data base. A completion of a 100 mile or 100K event at any time in the applicants career will serve as qualification.
Entry Fee: Entry to SD 100 is $220 plus the Ultra Signup fee. If an entrant withdraws from the event and notifies the race director prior to May 1, 2013, they are entitled to a $100 refund. No refunds after May 1, 2013. No rollovers or transfer of entries once an applicant is a confirmed entrant.
Schedule, Course, Aid Stations, Drop Bags & Awards
Schedule of Events:
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Friday, June 7, 2013; Pre-race check-in at the Al Bahr Shrine Lodge.
4:00 pm, Friday, June 7, 2013; Pre Race Briefing in Al Bahr Lodge....Highly encouraged but not mandatory. If you cannot attend this, please notify the Race Director. You must check in on Saturday NLT 6 am to get last minute details, pick up your runner bag, and deposit drop bags if you do not attend the pre race briefing. ARRIVE EARLY - PARKING IS EXTREMELY TIGHT- !
5:00 pm, Friday, June 7, (following briefing); Pre Race Meal in Al Bahr Cafeteria (Guests can pay at door but please coordinate with the RD for our meal count).
NLT 6:15 am, Saturday, June 8, 2013; All Drop Bags must be deposited at appropriate aid station bin next to the Cafeteria. Drop Bags leave venue at 6:15 am.
Race Start in front of Al Bahr Lodge. We will not allow any
runners to start late.
; Race Start in front of Al Bahr Lodge. We will not allow any runners to start late.
Saturday midnight (approx) to 7:00 am on Sunday – Sub 24 hour finishers arrive at Al Bahr and receive their brass belt buckle.
7:00 am Sunday to 3:00 pm Sunday – Sub 32 hour finishers receive their bronze buckles.
Food and refreshments will be served beginning midnight Saturday until the event ends. Please stick around and enjoy the day.
Start Time and Place: The run starts promptly at 7:00 am on Saturday, June 8, 2013 from the Al Bahr Campground within the Laguna Mountain Recreational Area. The finish line is at the same location as the start. The course closes at 3:00 pm on Sunday, June 10 which is a 32-hour time limit.
The Course: The course covers 4 areas: Laguna Mountain Recreational Area, Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), Noble Canyon Trail, and the Cuyamaca State Park. The first 13.8 miles of the course are within the Laguna Mountain Recreational Area and are mostly on single track trail with 3200’ overall elevation gain. The route then picks up the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) after a mile run down Thing Valley Rd (forest dirt road); runners will then run on the PCT for 10 miles to the Penny Pines aid station. From Penny Pines, the trail descends the Noble Canyon Trail for 7.5 miles to Pine Creek Rd aid station. A short loop from Pine Creek aid #1 down to the Noble Trailhead and then back up to Pine Creek Rd to Pine Creek #2 adds 4.7 miles of single track trail.
From the Pine Creek aid
station, runners start the climb back up from Noble Canyon on Pine Creek and Deer Park
roads to the Indian Creek trail which ascends and crosses Champagne Pass. The next aid station is Pioneer Mail which is
located on the PCT. From Pioneer Mail to Sunrise
is 7 miles of PCT with great views of Anza Borrego Desert to the east. Runners then descend towards the Cuyamaca State Park for a 30-mile loop passing Stonewall Mine, Paso Picacho
State Park, and Sweetwater Bridge which are all major aid stations.
After Sweetwater, the course climbs back up to the PCT and passes
back through Sunrise, Pioneer Mail, Penny Pines and then back to the finish line
at Al Bahr. Runners
need to be totally familiar with those sections that travel one direction
outbound and then in the opposite direction on the same section inbound
Please pay very close attention to
applicable course markings and review the overall course profile.
Runners should also thoroughly study and familiarize themselves with the
entire route. At times, there has been vandalism of course markings during
the race. As such, we recommend carrying a copy of
the course maps and or detailed route directions which are located on this web site.
Runners should also thoroughly study and familiarize themselves with the entire route. At times, there has been vandalism of course markings during the race. As such, we recommend carrying a copy of the course maps and or detailed route directions which are located on this web site.
Course Markings: The course is
marked with orange surveyor’s ribbon, gypsum chalk, reflective strips, chem lites,
and signs. The primary markers are
orange surveyor’s ribbons. Double orange ribbons
are hung prior to
Runners should see ribbons about every 2-3 minutes of jogging time. Several ribbons in a row with double orange ribbons indicate a turn…pay
attention. Key intersections are
marked with chalk arrows and/or signs.
Night time sections will have reflective markers attached to limbs and
trail posts. Please review the map and course to familiarize yourself with
sections of the course (mainly on the PCT).
There are several major road crossings on this course. Use extreme caution when crossing the roads and yield to all traffic!
Aid Stations: Aid stations will have as a minimum: water, electrolyte drink (Gu2O), Gu Gels, fruit, salty foods/chips, sweets (cookies, candy, etc), and ice. Night time aid stations will have soup, hot drinks, and sandwiches. Drop bags will be transported to the following aid stations: Penny Pines 1/2 (23.6 and 91.5 miles - use same drop bag for both passes); Pioneer Mail 1/2 (44.1 & 87.5 miles); Sunrise 1/2 (51.3 & 80.3 miles); and Paso Picacho (64.2 miles). This information and mandatory cutoff times are located on the Course Information Link of this web site.
Crews and Pacers: Crews
are allowed to meet runners at the crew designated aid stations which are shown
on the Course Information Chart. Crews are asked to obey all parking
restrictions and must have an Adventure Pass for some of the aid stations. Day Adventure Passes can be purchased in Pine
Valley at the Mart or in Mt Laguna Store for $5.00. There is also an
$8 Park entry fee for Paso Picacho and Stonewall Mine (one fee/pass is used for both
locations and is purchased at the Paso Park entrance).
There is also an $8 Park entry fee for Paso Picacho and Stonewall Mine (one fee/pass is used for both locations and is purchased at the Paso Park entrance).
Entrants who have not completed a 100 mile event before, are highly encouraged to have an accompanying safety pacer with them for the night section of their race. Pacers are allowed to accompany a runner (one pacer at a time) beginning at mile 51.3 (Sunrise 1 aid station). Pacers can use all the aid and resources at aid stations but are not allowed to carry (mule) or physically assist their runner. They pace for safety and companionship only, not to lighten the load or run ahead of the runner to get supplies in advance of aid station arrival. Pacers must check in and out of each aid station with their runner so course monitors know they are on the course.
Dropping Out of the Race:
If a runner drops from the race for any reason, it
is the runner's responsibility to personally notify the nearest aid station
captain that he or she is withdrawing from the race. The runner is also
required to physically remove and give their wrist band to the aid station
captain. Failure to notify an aid station that you are out of the race and
failure to turn in your wrist band may result in costly search and rescue measures.
Dropping Out of the Race: If a runner drops from the race for any reason, it is the runner's responsibility to personally notify the nearest aid station captain that he or she is withdrawing from the race. The runner is also required to physically remove and give their wrist band to the aid station captain. Failure to notify an aid station that you are out of the race and failure to turn in your wrist band may result in costly search and rescue measures.
Drop Bags: Runners can have drop bags (marked with name and bib
#) for personal needs at the designated aid stations as shown on the Course Information Chart. Drop bags will be no larger than a large shoe
box in size (strictly enforced) and should be durable and somewhat water proof as it can rain this time of
year. Drop Bags must be placed in the appropriate aid station container no
later than 6:15 am on race morning.
The containers will be available for your bags at pre race check in as
well. Drop bags will not be mailed following
the event. Unclaimed drop bags will be donated to charity
Drop bags will not be mailed following the event. Unclaimed drop bags will be donated to charity
For those aid stations that are transited twice (Penny Pines 1&2, Pioneer Mail 1&2, and Sunrise 1&2), please use only one drop bag for both passes. Drop bags will be returned to Al Bahr after the aid station closes. Unclaimed drop bags will not be mailed back to entrants, so PLEASE, pick up your drop bags prior to leaving the venue. If you decide to withdraw prior to the drop bags being returned to Al Bahr, you can wait until they arrive or drive to the aid station that is still open and claim it that way. Unclaimed drop bag clothing and equipment will be donated to charity.
Littering: Dropping litter anywhere on the course is strictly prohibited. Carry all trash to the next aid station and dispose of it in appropriate receptacles. If you happen to see a gel pack or other race related litter that was accidentally dropped…please pick it up for us….thank you !
Relieving Yourself: If you have the “call of nature” do so off trail and out of sight. Bury solid human waste properly. There are bathrooms at several of the aid stations.
Medical Issues: You are responsible for your own safety. We strive to have medical care volunteers during the run but they are not at every aid station. We also do not perform weight checks. Do not expect to see doctors, nurses, or EMT’s available along the course or at the finish line. In case of an emergency, we will endeavor to get local emergency personnel to an injured runner (or vice versa) as soon as possible, but due to the remoteness of the course, this could take hours. Many runners finish the course or drop out with bruises and scrapes. This is an event with risks. Please thoroughly read the registration waiver and recognize it is up to you to make wise decisions with regards to how you feel and potential danger.
The race has liability insurance only. This is insurance to cover litigation over negligent acts and does not cover medical costs incurred by the runner. If you do not have medical insurance, we recommend you join USATF. This race is sanctioned and insured by USATF and members may be able to be reimbursed for medical costs (with a cap of about $6k) if the medical condition was not due to negligence on the part of the runner. For more information, check out USATF on line, all the information is on their web site.
Getting Lost, Cutting the Course, and Cut Off Times: If a runner inadvertently gets lost or cuts the course, they are required to return to the point at which they went off course by their own means and continue the run from that point. If a runner does not return to that point or continues on after cutting a section of the course, they are disqualified (DQ'd). Runner’s who do not make the mandatory cut off times as written on the Course Information Chart are also DQ’d. Do not argue with the aid station captain’s decisions…..if he/she determines that it is unsafe for you to continue, that is final. Failure to abide with any of the rules or decisions of the aid station captain will result in you not being allowed to participate in any future SD 100 or Noble Canyon 50K events.
Pets and Smoking: Please leave your dogs at home. If any of your crew are smokers, we ask that they do so away from runners and away from the vicinity of the aid stations….thank you.
Volunteers: Thank you for respecting and showing your appreciation to our VOLUNTEERS….they are here to help you on your journey and we could not stage this event without their selfless time and support. A simple "thank you" costs you nothing and means a lot to those who contribute to your run. If you know of anyone who would like to help work an aid station (even for a short time period, help mark or sweep the course, or help out at the finish line, we would love to hear from them....have them contact the RD at: email@example.com
Awards: All finisher’s will receive their awards upon finishing the race. Sub 24-hour runners will earn the brass belt buckle and all sub-32 hour finishers will receive the bronze belt buckle. Age Division winners will receive awards. There is no formal awards ceremony but finishers and crews are encouraged to stay around Al Bahr to socialize and cheer on fellow competitors. We will have food and refreshments throughout the early morning until the event closes at 3:00 pm on Sunday.
Accommodations: Al Bahr Shrine Camp has facilities for rent to include room for RV’s (free), camp sites, and beds in bunkhouses to rent. Camping sites are $15 for the weekend, RV sites are $25 per night and the bunkhouse beds are $20 per night. Reservations and deposits are required from the race director (firstname.lastname@example.org).Some general information on the facility and directions to the Camp are located at the Al Bahr web site at:
NOTE : All the cabins are booked for
volunteers. Bunk room beds are still available but are community quarters and have
shared showers. ($20 per night).
: All the cabins are booked for volunteers. Bunk room beds are still available but are community quarters and have shared showers. ($20 per night).
There are also the Laguna Campground adjacent to Al Bahr, cabins in Laguna Mtn Lodge, and the Pine Valley Inn in nearby Pine Valley. Alpine is the next nearest town with motels, and a larger selection can be found in El Cajon.
Also check out:
nearby accommodations or go online for Vacation Rentals by Owner (VRBO) - Julian
has rental options as well.
Also check out: http://www.lagunamountain.com/ for nearby accommodations or go online for Vacation Rentals by Owner (VRBO) - Julian has rental options as well.
Camping Information at:
Camping Information at: http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/cleveland/recreation/camping/index.shtml or
Sunrise / Sunset:
Sunrise and sunset for June 9 and 10 are 5:48 am and 7:59
pm respectively. The moon will be at 60% of full and should provide some
nice illumination during the night.
Sunrise / Sunset: Sunrise and sunset for June 9 and 10 are 5:48 am and 7:59 pm respectively. The moon will be at 60% of full and should provide some nice illumination during the night.