We challenge you to  commit to train, work hard and go further and faster than you thought possible. 

- the Friends of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Board

  • 10K Challenge timed race, 5k untimed run/walk, Kids Trail Trot

  • Overall and age group awards

  • Race expo and beer garden featuring local San Marcos breweries

  • Pre-race cardio warm-up and stretch

  • Ample aid stations

  • Professional race photography

  • Custom medals for all race finishers

Race Features

Double Peak Challenge is a celebration of outdoor recreation like no other.  Where trail runners will experience unparalleled beauty from atop North County’s highest point.


Off-road racers will set out from San Elijo Hills Neighborhood Park and begin their 1,176 foot gain up to Double Peak’s summit at 1,558 feet above sea level, winding along beautiful hillside trails with amazing views.


Not up for the full 10K? No worries! The 5k Fun Run option is a great alternative that is still quite a challenge! 


Race proceeds will benefit the San Marcos community through two important non-profit organizations: Friends of San Marcos Parks & Recreation and The San Marcos Promise.


The mission of the Friends of San Marcos Parks & Recreation is to advocate for the health and happiness of the community and visitors to San Marcos by enhancing the city’s parks, recreation programs, and facilities. The Friends of San Marcos are dedicated to responsible stewardship with an emphasis on collaboration, reaching out and working to realize shared goals.

 The San Marcos Promise focuses on 21st Century work skills and workforce development. TSMP connects education, business, and community leaders to impact student futures. We provide real-world experiences and opportunities, in and out of the classroom, for our students.  The Board concluded that redirecting Promise funds into existing programs would allow TSMP to bolster those programs, create new programs, and ultimately provide more meaningful college & career support to a greater number of students in grades K-12. 

Packet Pickup TBD

Stay tuned for packet pickup dates and locations!


Race Day Check-In begins: 6:45 a.m.

More details on the way!