• Sycamore Canyon

    Next race is scheduled for February 24th, 2018


    100k Solo, 100k relay (2 person or 4 person), 50k Solo, Half Marathon Solo

    Congrats all 2017 finishers!!

    Full 2017 results available at LiveRuncast!

    Congratulations to the following 2017 winners:
    Jonathan Burchmore, 100k solo, 12:54:39
    Tanja Skousen, 100k solo, 15:05:48
    Trail Dogs Don't Paws, 4 person relay, 14:21:49
    Young Gunz, 2 person relay, 11:13:44

    Dan Lacy, 50K, 4:47:57
    Danielle Pozun, 50K, 5:12:57

    Trevor Milligan, Half Marathon, 1:42:57
    Linda Kruger, Half Marathon, 1:54:57

    The Sycamore Canyon race is run on a loop course in the beautiful Goodan Ranch Sycamore Canyon Preserve just east of San Diego.
    NOTE: The 100k Course is approximately 102KM and the 50k Course is approximately 51KM. More for your money!

  • Race Details

    Date: Feb 24th, 2018
    430AM (early start - 100k)
    600AM (regular start 100k)
    700AM (50k Start)
    800AM (Half Marathon Start)
    Elevation Gain: Approximately 1400' per loop (50k = 5,600 & 100k = 11,200)
    Cutoff times: 10PM.  100K must start last loop by 745PM.
    Registration Requirements: 100K Solo runners must have completed at least one 50k+ race
    Total Distance: 102km, 51km, 13.1 Miles

    Average Pace required to finish the 100k race is about 15.5 minutes per mile (about 17 minutes per mile for early starters)
    Average Loop time to complete the 100k race is approximately 2 hours (about 2 Hours, 11 Minutes for early starters)

    (Early Start for (slow) solo 100k runners only!)

    2018 100k Rates are as follows (100k solo/2 person relay/4 person relay):
    Sept 1- Oct 1st - $125/$180/$270 (early bird)
    Nov 1- Jan 31st - $135/$200/$310 (regular)
    Feb 1st - Feb 26th: $145/$220/$340 (Late Reg)
    (no on site registration)
    2017 50k Rates are as follows:
    Sept 1- Oct 1st - $90 (early bird)
    Nov 1- Jan 31st - $100 (regular)
    Feb 1st - Feb 26th: $110 (Late Reg)
    (no on site registration)
    2017 Half Marathon Rates are as follows:
    Sept 1- Oct 1st - $70 (early bird)
    Nov 1- Jan 31st - $85 (regular)
    Feb 1st - Feb 26th: $100 (Late Reg)
    (no on site registration)

    Refunds: Refunds for personal reasons must be requested AT LEAST by JANUARY 1st. Refunds for personal reasons are ONLY made via PayPal minus a 10% processing fee.

    In the event the race is cancelled by an act of God/Nature or per the race directors discretion, the following guidelines apply depending on the date of cancellation:

    Feb 1st 2018 - Race Day = 25% refund (via Paypal only)
    Dec 1st - Jan 31st, 2018 = 50% refund
    Sep 1st - Nov 31st, 2017 = 100% refund

    The Sycamore Canyon 100k is a multiple loop course run as a solo ultra or with as part of a relay team.
    Solo runners must complete all 8 laps themselves.

    4 Person relay works as follows:

    Each runner completes two laps (12.8km/7.9 miles per lap).  Each runner can run their laps consecutively or they can reset between laps.  It's all part of the strategy!

    The 4 person relay will have 3 categories for finishing place:
    1. Open (must have at least one female)
    2. Women
    3. Men

    2 person relay works as follows:

    Each runner completes 4 laps (12.8km/7.9 miles per lap).  Each runner can run their laps consecutively or they can reset between laps.  It's all part of the strategy!  Relay members can be of any gender combination.

    Sunrise: 6:18am
    Sunset: 5:45pm

    Average Temps: 66/43

    All entrants will receive a long sleeve tech shirt. Finishers will receive a finishers award.

    100k Solo 1st Male & Female overall:  Free Race in 2018 + $100 Cash

    100k Solo 2nd Male & Female overall:  Free Race in 2018 + $50 Cash
    100k 4x Relay (first in each category): Each participant will receive a prize
    100k 2x Relay (top two teams overall): Each participant will receive a prize

    50k 1st Male & Female overall:  Free Race in 2018 + $75 Cash
    50k 2nd Male & Female overall:  Free Race in 2018 + $50 Cash

    Half Marathon 1st Male & Female overall:  Free Race in 2017 + TBD Prize
    Half Marathon Age Group Winners:  Bistro Mug

    Drop Bags:

    Drop bags will be designated at Race HQ.  You will have access to your drop bag every 11.1km. Please label them with your name, bib#, & race distance.  Please ONLY bring a drop bag if you are a solo runner (no drop bags for relay runners to save space)


    You may set up your own tent with your own crew, supplies, etc., in the start/finish area. This entire area (entire parking lot) is consdiering an aid station. However - make sure you check in & out at Race HQ when going to and from your tent. ONLY ONE tent per team please!


    Parking is NOT allowed in the immediate start/finish area so you'll have to haul in your tent, etc. Parking will be just outside the start/finish area, along the road leading up to it. You may have to walk a quarter to half mile, depending on when you arrive. IF you bring MORE than one relay team, you may park your car with your tent(s). NOTE: Your relay teams must have the same team name, ie., Here To Run #1 and Here to Run #2.

    Race Rules:

    1. Have fun!
    2. Be Safe. There are many hazards along the course including (but not limited to), mountain lions, rough terrain, rattle snakes, sharp cliffs and drop offs, etc. It is your responsibility to run safe and stay alert.
    3. Except in case of medical emergency, runners may accept no aid nor assistance in any form from anyone, including pacers and crews, between aid stations.
    4. Each runner must carry all of his own food, fluids, clothing, and other supplies needed for use between aid stations and must carry a minimum of 20oz of water.
    5. Littering of any kind is strictly prohibited. Littering will result in the immediate disqualification of the runner in this year's race, and for all future races.
    6. Runners are responsible for the actions of their crews.
    7. Participants must follow the marked trail at all times. Any runner departing from the official trail must return to the point of departure on foot before continuing.
    8. Each runner must be checked IN at EVERY aid station. Runners not checked at each aid station may not be credited with officially finishing the Run.
    9. Lights are REQUIRED for running after dark. For safety reason, you may not be allowed to finish without a light after 5:00PM.
    10. Any entrant who is unable to finish the Race must inform personnel at the nearest aid station of his or her decision to withdraw. You MUST turn in your race bib at this time. Runners who leave the course without turning in their bibs will be classified as "lost," and may be billed for charges incurred in any search and rescue operation.
    11. Pacers are ONLY allowed for solo runners and from 5PM and onward ONLY.  Your pacer MUST check in and get a pacer bib.
    12. Headphones are not recommended or encouraged. Use at your own risk.
    13. Respect all park rules including 10MPH speed limit driving in and out of the park.  Stay on only designated trails.  No littering.  Be respectful to other park users.  If you run with your dog - it must by on a 6' (max) leash.

  • Course Info

    Aid Stations:
    Several fully stocked aid stations are available.  Runners will never go more than about 5k without reaching an aid station.  Aid Stations will have sweet & salty snacks, electrolytes (Nuun & Endurolytes), soup, soda, water, and Honey Stinger Gels at a minimum.

    100k/50k Course

    Sycamore 100k Clockwise GPX file (even laps)
    Sycamore 100k Counterclockwise GPX file (odd laps)

    The Sycamore 100k/50k course is a figure 8 lap course. The top half of the 8 (Martha's Grove) is ALWAYS run clockwise. The bottom half is run counterclockwise on even laps and clockwise on odd laps. See maps below for details.

    Each loop contains about 1400' (425 meters) of elevation gain

    Odd Laps (1, 3, 5, 7 for 100k) (1, 3 for 50k)

    Odd Lap Elevation Profile

    Even Laps (2, 4, 6, 8 fro 100k) (2, 4 for 50k)

    Even Lap Elevation Profile

    Half Marathon Course

    The Sycamore Half Marathon course consists of two clockwise loops. See maps below for details.

    Aid Stations:
    2km (1.2Mi), 8.5km (5.4Mi), 10.5km (6.6Mi), 12.5km (7.2Mi), 19km (11.4Mi), 22km (13.2Mi)

    Loop Map (repeat twice)


    Half Marathon Loop Elevation Profile