2021 SURF Virtual Grand Prix Series



Distance Options


MayMember Submitted Courses

Tecolote to Marian Bear and back (20 miles)

Del Dios to Lusardi Loop and back (20 miles)

Cuyamaca Loop, Harvey Moore TH start (21 miles)

 Tecolote/Marion Bear

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Del Dios/Lusardi

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Course Descriptions


Member Submitted Courses

Penasquitos Canyon to Adobe Ruins & back via Side Hill,            13 miles

Hollenbeck Canyon, 13 miles

Mission Trails (16 miles)

PQ Canyon

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Mission Trails

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Course maps and info


Member Submitted Courses

Lake Hodges, Bernardo Peak, Elfin Forest

Long Route- Sunrise down Oriflamme and back  21 miles

Short Route- Paso Picacho to Cuyamaca Peak loop plus Stonewall  15 miles

Lake Hodges

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course map 


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Cuyamaca Peak and Stonewall Peak

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Member Submitted Courses

Secret Canyon

12.7 miles- Carlsbad Highlands Preserve. 13 points.

10.3 miles-  Beeler & Sycamore Canyon.  10 points. 

 16 miles- Secret Canyon           16 points

Secret Canyon options:

1. 16 miles point to point from either direction

2. 8 miles and and 8 miles back from either trail head.

Carlsbad Highlands Course

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Beeler & Sycamore

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Secret Canyon

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Febraury course maps and info


Member Submitted Courses

7 Miles- Iron Mountain Loop.    7 Points.

29 Miles- Lost Boys Course- Pinyon Wash to Pedro Fages. 29 Points.

22 Miles- San Elijo Hills Loop

San Elijo- you may

1.     run the whole course (22 miles). 22 Points.

2.     run the Denk Mountain loop (12 miles) (the south loop) 12 Points.

3.     run the Twin Peaks loop (10 miles) (the north loop) 10 Points.

Iron Mountain Course

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Lost Boys Course


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View as a Strava Route


        You must be a current San Diego UltraRunning Friends (SURF) club member to participate.

        You can complete the course any day within designated month, there is no set time or day but it must be within that particular month.

        You must upload your time by midnight of the last day of the month or it does not count.

        When you complete the distance, submit your results here: https://forms.gle/j3ZxTBSGetcYN6fSA

        Results will be posted in the first week of the following month.

        You must not pause your watch while running a segment of a race's course.  Once you start running do not stop your watch until you have finished the segment of the course you are running.  There are no cut off times, regardless of distance.

  • Submit your total elapsed time for the activity, and not your "moving time."  Strava prominently displays the moving time of activities, but the elapsed time is available in the detailed data.

        You must complete the actual course. If you get off course, you can’t pause your watch while you retrace your steps to get back on course (the clock keeps going!).

        Earning Points:

   Earn 1 point for each mile.  You must complete the entire section listed to earn points (if you complete 7 miles of a 12 mile section you do not earn any points).

   If and when trail work is allowed again, you will get 10 points each time you volunteer.

        Please keep our trails clean, leave no trace.

        Be kind to others.  This is not an official race therefore there will be hikers, mountain bikers, etc on the trail.  Treat everyone with respect.

        Please follow COVID-19 guidelines and do not run in groups, wear a face mask and stay six feet apart on the trails. 

If you have questions about the course, logistics, etc please post on our SURF Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/sdultrarunning) or email sdultrarunning@gmail.com.  This is an open forum so we can help each other out.


        Awards will be given at the end of the year.

        Every participant who completes one or more distances will get a t-shirt and medal.

        Participants and age group leaders will be recognized in a SURF zoom call after monthly points are posted.

Tecolote to Marian Bear and back (20 miles)

About 3 miles road... the rest dirt. There is a side walk at Balboa that ends and connects the trail. Small section of bush whacking to reconnect trail. Just backtrack this section later because the GPS goes onto Balboa which isn't needed. Poison oak in area so be careful. Cross over a few major roads. Water/Restrooms at miles ~6/14 (as well as throughout Marian Bear) unless closed due to COVID restrictions at North Clairemont Community Park.

Del Dios to Lusardi Loop and back (20 miles):

Primarily follows the ‘former’ SD50 route starting from Del Dios Community Park to the turnaround along Lusardi Loop trail.  At the end of the Coast to Crest trail (after the second set of switch backs under the power lines), turn right to follow Artesian Road until it leads into Lusardi Creek Preserve.  Stay left to take the trail into Lusardi, then take the trail to the right to cross over Lusardi Creek. 


This is the 3rd loop of the Cuyamaca 100K course plus a little extra in the out and back to the Sweetwater parking lot. There are a couple of start options: 1) Sweetwater parking lot. There is a new $10 fee per car. Info here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CNsNHgrj0Ck/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link or 2) Park at Sunrise parking lot and start the loop from there (no fee). There may or may not be water on at the school, so be prepared to carry water and fuel for the entire run. 

If you start at Sweetwater you’re just south of the course, and you’ll merge with the Cuyamaca 100K 3rd loop route and then continue on the climb up to Sunrise, cross S1 over to the PCT for a bit, and then head back along the northern Cuyamaca meadow area. Enjoy a nice downhill back into the school (around mile 17/18). If you start at Sunrise you’ll cross immediately over to the PCT, have the flatter portions and downhill in the beginning, see the school around mile 10/11, finishing with the uphill section. 

Penasquitos Canyon

Enjoy a scenic course in PQ canyon where you can see the waterfall, Wagon Wheel bridge, adobe ruins, and a pond.  See if you can find the small green flower swing overlooking PQ Creek!  

Course starts at the Canyonside Community Park parking lot by the ballfields on the trail north of Penasquitos Creek.  Cross over to the south side triail via Wagon Wheel Bridge and then follow the single track (to the right of the main trail) to the El Cuervo adobe ruin.  Turn around at the adobe and return back over the bridge, but take Side Hill (marked with small sign) near mile 7.  Course ends at the bathrooms and water fountain by the ballfields. 

Hollenbeck Canyon

Hollenbeck Canyon is a California Department of Fish and Wildlife managed preserve.  Signage indicates that visitors should have a wildlife pass in their possession.  


Watch for an important left turn off the dirt road onto single track at mile 5.4.

Another left turn at 8.1 might sneak up on you, watch for a small grove of trees.

Finally, at 10.1, make another left to bring you back toward the the finish.

Mission Trails

The Mission Trails is a big loop with only one out and back up and down Kumeyaay Peak.  The trail starts at the Father Junipero Serra Trail Road just off of Mission Gorge Rd.  The route has over 4K feet of climb and there isn't any water along the way so be prepared to carry enough for rehydration...especially as it starts to warm up in April. 

Hodges Bernardo Elfin

21 miles with about 3400 feet elevation climb.  Water was available at the top of Elfin Forest outbound and again at the top of Elfin Forest inbound at miles 11 and 14 respectively.  Water is also available at the bottom of Elfin Forest at the visitor center at mile 12.5.  

The run starts and ends at the parking area on the San Dieguito Trail at 3600 Sunset Dr Parking off of Via Rancho Pkwy from the I-15.

Carlsbad Highlands

The course starts at the intersection corner of Cannon Rd and College Blvd adjacent to the Sage High School which is in Carlsbad.  There is ample parking on Cannon Rd  within a couple hundred feet of the start.  The course starts at the gate with a sign that says " Lake Calavera South Trail"

There is a drinking fountain to refill at about mile 4. Some great views of the ocean from atop the caldera.  

Beeler & Sycamore

Course starts at the corner of Stonebridge Parkway and Via Santa Pradera, just outside the entrance gate to Mission Trails Regional Park-West Sycamore (Scripps Ranch).  Parking is available along Stonebridge Pkwy or in the dirt lot of the Park.  Follow Via Santa Pradera until it dead ends and take the paved access trail to the right on the cul de sac.  At about mile one, take Beeler Canyon trail that starts to the right of the Info Kiosk. (If you get to the driveway marked Private you've gone too far)

Secret Canyon

The Secret Canyon trail is a 16 mile point to point route between the Pine Creek trail head and the Horsethief Canyon trail head.  For the SURF virtual event, runners can choose to either:

1. Run the entire trail point to point in either direction.


2. Run 8 miles out and back from either side.

There is no water at any point on the trail, so make sure you are adequately prepared!

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Iron Mountain Loop

Lost Boys 1st 29 miles

2020 SURF Virtual Grand Prix Series



Distance Options



San Diego 100

40 miles - Pioneer1 to Dales1 to Pioneer2  (50 pts)

20 miles - Pioneer1 to Penny1 to Pioneer2 (20 pts)

20 miles - Penny1 to Dale’s1 to Penny2 (20 pts)

28 Miles – “Mile 1” (Trout Pond parking) to Sunrise1, to “mile 99”  (Trout Pond) (28 pts)

(whole course)

(video tour)


(race book with turn by turn directions)

Strava Map Segments


Lake Hodges 15/50K

15K (9.3 miles)

50K (31 miles)



Cuyamaca 100K

100K – 62 miles (72 pts)

18 miles (Loop 3, 18 pts)

13 miles (Loop 2, 13 pts)

31 miles (Loop 1, 31 pts)



Mt Laguana Marathon

Marathon (27 miles, 37 pts)

11 miles (North loop, 11 pts)

16 miles (South loop, 16 pts)


South Loop .gpx file available here
Or here on Strava. 


Noble Canyon 50K

50K – 30 miles (41 pts) (start& finish at Lower NC trailhead kiosk)

 20 miles (out & back entire NC trail, 20 pts)

 10 miles (upper loop, 10pts)


Mt. Laguna 16m Mile Loop

Pioneer Mail 20 mile Loop

Penny to Penny Loop

Start to Sunrise 28 mile

Mission Statement:

San Diego Ultra Running Friends supports our diverse running and trail community, providing our members with happy, healthy opportunities to run, race, volunteer, and socialize.  We work to create an inclusive environment to cultivate friendships, provide encouragement, and celebrate every runner.  We also encourage members to maintain local running and hiking trails for public benefit to foster environmental awareness in parks and national forests.

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