Registration: Online registration is now open on Active.com
- $35 – Early Bird
- $40 - 3/2/13 at midnight
- $45 - 4/2/13 at midnight
Registration closes 5/2/2013 or previously when race sells out … and it will.
Marian R. Bear Memorial Park
San Diego, CA 92117
Race Capacity: 300
Race Start Time: 7 AM
(Mandatory Race Day Check-in: 6:00-6:45 am only)
(Parking Lot opens at: 5:30pm)
Course Description: This local San Diego 5K runs through Marian Bear Park right in the heart of San Diego. The race starts at Marian Bear Park parking area on the West side of Clairemont Mesa Blvd directly South of Highway 52. The course is a mix of single track, double track, and about 150 yards of road.
About This Race … and it’s role in the Grand Slam Series:
The Coyote 5k Trail Race is brought to you by Dirt Devil Racing.com and is the 1st of 4 trail races in the Grand Slam Progressive Series being held in San Diegoin 2013. If you are new to running trails, this is the race series for you!! It starts out with this Coyote 5k (approximately 3 miles) which is an out-and-back (meaning the course is very easy to follow and there is no chance of you getting lost.) You then have a month to train for the next race in the series, the Sidewinder 10k (or 6 miles). After that, it’s another full month to add another 3 miles for the Stairway to Heaven 15k. The last race in the series is a Half Marathon (or 13.1 miles) in October … but you’ll have two full months to train for this last 4 additional miles. Thus the reason we call this the Grand Slam Progressive … you progress through four races, rounding each base, collecting your commemorative logo’ed Beer Glasses for each race. Even if you’ve never run a race before, by the end of this summer you’ll have completed four races and become a true trail runner!!!
If you plan to do the Grand Slam Progressive Series you MUST run all FOUR races in the Grand Slam Series. This Coyote 5k, the Sidewinder 10k in July, the Stairway to Heaven 15k in August, and the final race the Raptor Ridge Half Marathon in October … so do NOT miss this 1st race! You will also earn the commemorative Grand Slam Award … a logo’ed Pitcher (or perhaps a Growler for you beer lovers!) to add to your collection. Whether you love nature and being on the trails, or just drinking microbrew beers, you’ll want to attend each Awards Ceremony & Breakfast Buffet following these races!!
If you do NOT plan to do the series and just want to run a great 5k trail… then this is an amazing trail to explore in the San Diegoarea. It sold out a month in advance last year, and we expect the same this year! So act fast and don’t delay on registering thru Active.com – Click Here
Course cut-off: The course cut-off time is 1.5 hours. No finisher awards will be given for any racer not completing the course within 1.5 hours.
Aid Stations: There will be two aid stations for this 5K. Aid stations will be stocked with water and electrolyte drink.
The 5K will have aid stations at approximately miles 1.1 and 2.0.
It is MANDATORY that all runners carry at minimum 12 oz. hand bottle for hydration. This is a trail race and we are trying to eliminate the use of cups at Aid Stations to truly go green. We need you to do your part. We will meet you half way this year … but may go completely green in 2014. So get your practice runs in now!
Course Map: View larger map or get directions
Course is subject to change based on park approval and trail conditions.
Directions to Start: From Interstate-5 take the 52 Freeway East. Exit to the RIGHT at the bottom of the exit ramp at Clairemont Mesa Blvd/Regents road. Go South on Clairemont Mesa Blvd. and make an immediate right into the Parking area. (If you went up the hill to the traffic light … you went too far. Make a legal u-turn and now enter the parking lot on your RIGHT, but this time, just before getting to the 52 Freeway on ramps.) You will make a left once INSIDE the parking lot and go under the bridge to the start line area. Be sure to follow all Parking Staff instructions.
Race Day Parking: There is more than ample parking at Marian Bear Park. But we always encourage car-pooling to help save our environment.
Race Check in: 6:00 am – 6:45am
Race Start Time: 7 am
There will be TWO WAVES starts for the 5k, and the waves will be separated by only a few minutes. Your wave is linked to your bib, so do not jump waves or you will be disqualified and noted as DNF in the results.
Prizes: All 5k finishers who registered prior to Registration Closing date, or race sell out will receive a moisture-wicking technical T-Shirt. Those who register late, or as a last minute entry are NOT guaranteed to get a shirt. All racers who finish the 5k in under 1.5 hours will also receive a commemorative BEER GLASS with race logos and event date. This collector’s glass is the first in the set of four that Series finishers can earn. However, by completing ALL 4 Grand Slam Progressive Races in the Series runners can earn a set of all 4 glasses AND the Grand Slam Award. (Pictures coming soon!!)
For prizes provided to Overall and Age Group Winners please see the Race Prizes drop-down page on the DirtDevil.com website.
2012 Coyote Finisher’s Glass – Actual 2013 Coyote schwag will vary.
Pat and his Team of Professional Photographers will have your pictures from the race on display at the After Party for you and your loved one’s to see … and they will be awesome!! You can have Pat take post-race pictures of you, your family, your group, or your team to capture your special day. All race-day photo purchases will be discounted!!! See Pat for details.
Unable to make the after-party, go to …. Photos By Pat ….. to purchase all your race photos … even previous season if you’ve run with us before.
Race Results: Race results will not be available at the finish line. Please do not interrupt the professional timing team. Just as you want an accurate time, so do the racers that have yet to finish behind you. We will have the Overall & Age Group Winner times available at the Post-Race Party & Awards Ceremony. All race times and distance placing will be available on the DirtDevilRacing.com website no later than the Wednesday after the race.
Post-Race Party and Awards Ceremony: Dirt Devil Racing is in the process of teaming up with a great location to host our Post-Race Party & Awards Ceremony! If a Breakfast Buffet is not offered on Active.com at the time of registration, you will be notified via your Active email address about the pricing, location, and directions. Purchasing the Buffet is not required to attend ANY post race party. It merely ensures a seat at the post-party and saves the racer a few bucks on a great breakfast. At-the-door buffet purchases will cost more money and seating may require a slight wait time.
After Party locations are always a short 15 minute (or less) drive from the race site and will be on the way home for most people residing in theSan Diegoarea. For directions from the race site to the Post Race Party, please check back HERE prior to race day.
Post-Race Party/Buffet typically starts at 8:30 am … Awards at 9:30 am!
Packet Pick-up Location: Packet Pick-up will take place at the San Diego Running Institute (SDRI) on the Friday and Saturday before the race:
- Friday, May 31st … hours to follow
- Saturday, June 1st … hours to follow
Google Maps - http://goo.gl/maps/fW9uF
Office: (858) 268-8525
For detailed directions and a map of the pickup, Click Here
MANDATORY Race Day Check-in: All race participants MUST check in on race morning. Failure to check in prior to 6:45am on race morning will result in automatic disqualification. Check-in begins at 6AM. Please read ALL the “MANDATORY READ” race day rules prior to race day to ensure you have the best experience possible. Go to the FAQ page and search the Table of Contents.
Traveling to San Diego for the Coyote 5k Trail Race? San Diego has a long list of great attractions and activities for you and your family to enjoy. If you will be traveling to the race for the weekend here are a few hotels close to the start as well as some places the Dirt Devils love to check out after a run in the area.
Places to Stay:
Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa Mission Bay www.sandiegohilton.com
San DiegoMarriottMissionValley www.marriott.com
The Grand Del Mar – www.thegranddelmar.com
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