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We challenge you to  commit to train, work hard and go further and faster than you thought possible. 
                                                                                                               - the Friends of San Marcos

  • 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 and The Boys and Girls Club of San Marcos.


The mission of the Friends of San Marcos 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 Boys and Girls Club of San Marcos: Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. The Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos is part of a nationwide movement of community-based, autonomous organizations and Boys & Girls Clubs of America working to help youth of all backgrounds develop the qualities needed to become responsible citizens and leaders. The Club is committed to serving the needs of youth, ages 6 (and enrolled in the 1st grade) to 18, during the critical hours when they are out of school and away from parental supervision. The Club gives children what they need most: a safe environment where they can have fun and be themselves, adult role models who respect and listen to them, and interesting, constructive educational and recreational activities that channel youthful energy into challenging and productive pursuits.

Packet Pickup: 9/27

San Elijo Recreation Center
1105 Elfin Forest Rd, San Marcos, CA 92078



Race Day Check-In begins: 6:15 a.m.

San Elijo Hills Park
1105 Elfin Forest Rd, San Marcos, CA 92078

Please join us for our 8th Annual Double Peak Challenge on Saturday, September 28, 2024


Event Details

6:15am:   Registration & Bag Check
7:00am:   Vendor Expo and Beer Garden opens
                 Orange Theory Warm-Up at Start Line

7:30am:   10K race begins

8:00am:   5k race begins
                 Beer Garden opens

9:30am:   Kid’s Trail Trot begins

10:00am: Awards Ceremony

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