Two great causes for a better San Marcos

The San Marcos Double Peak Challenge is coordinated by the Friends of San Marcos Parks and Recreation, a non-profit organization that supports the San Marcos Parks & Recreation Department and its programming. The City of San Marcos is also supporting this event along with our partners at the San Marcos Unified School District. The intent of the event is to promote the city, parks, recreation programming, health and wellness as well as The San Marcos Promise for higher education through the San Marcos Unified School District.

Friends of San Marcos Parks & Rec

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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 mission of The San Marcos Promise (TSMP) is to prepare students for college and the 21st century workforce. By helping students discover their strengths, interests and values, the students are then aligned with a practical college and career path. Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach, a variety of programs including scholarships, real world experiences and guaranteed admission to CSUSM are offered.  Since 2014, TSMP has awarded $690,500 in scholarships to program graduates.


The San Marcos Double Peak Challenge will be a premier event for anyone who loves to run and wants to challenge them self on our amazing course.  Additionally, the festive event and post-race expo will provide amply opportunity to hang out with runners and friends, have some fun visit our many expo booths. Sponsorship of this event provides direct exposure to a desirable  demographic of active, educated people with disposable income.

Become a sponsor.  Email Cheryl Salazar, Race Director, for Sponsorship Opportunities.