Coyote 5K and 10K Race Report

The Coyote 5K and 10K is the kickoff for the Dirt Devil Grand Slam Summer Beer Series. The race is in Tecolote Canyon Natural Park right in the heart of San Diego.  The field was limited to a total of 115 runners in the 10K and 185 in the 5K.  Only 5K runners are eligible for the Dirt Devil grand Slam award.  Those that sign up for the Coyote 5K, Sidewinder 10k in July, Stairway to Heaven 15K in August and Raptor Ridge Half Marathon in October are automatically entered into the point series and can earn the grand Slam Award.

The race went off without a hitch.  The 10K was let go first in two waves 5 minutes apart.  5 minutes later wave one of the 5K started followed by wave 2 of the 5K two minutes later.  The wave start is preferred as it allows more room out on the trails for race participants.

1st Place male overall in the 10k was Jeffery Rosser who finished with a time of 44:11.  He was followed by another San Diego local Brent Freeman at 47:48.  A Londoner, James Neal took 3rd Place Male overall with a time of 49:03.  Great job guys,TecoloteCanyon is known for some short but steep hills and technical running.

Julie Rohmann took First Place Female Overall in the 10K with a time of 53:33.  She was followed by Christina Malta exactly one minute later with a time of 54:33.  Third Place Female overall in the 10k was Julieann Storm with a time of 54.42.  Way to go ladies!

All overall 10k winners won product from our sponsors 2XU Compression, FLUID hydration, Road ID and an ice cold STONE Pale Ale!

The 5K would prove to be a fast race.  Santiago Alonzo from Palm Springstook 1st Place Male overall with a time of 18:13 and won a free pair of Merrell shoes.  Jonathan Landis fromSan Diego took second with a time of 19:08 and Erik Visnyak took Third at 19:52.  Way to go men!  It was nice to hear the compliments from you all on the course and course markings!  We made the course a little faster this year by avoiding the single track for the last mile instead keeping you on the jeep road.

Maria Perez from Bonita took First Place Female Overall in the 5K coming in at 22:25.  Christina Trout tookSecond Placewith a time of 23:02.  Christina was followed closely byThird Placefemale Overall in the 5K Stephanie Torres fromLa Jollaat 23:10.  Nice job ladies!

5K winner’s won free shoes from Merrell, Compression socks from SLS and FLUID hydration.  We appreciate all the support we get from our sponsors!  Thank you!

We also appreciate all the support we get from the racers, our Dirt Devil Racing Staff and our Dirt Devil Racing volunteers.  Theses races are not possible without you.  Thank you very much!

The post race party was held at the Bay Hill Tavern on Clairemont Drivein BayPark.  Runners feasted on the all you can eat breakfast buffet while we handed out the awards.  There were prizes for 1-3rd Male and Female 5K and 10K plus awards for 1st place Male and Female age category winners.  Those that made it to the post race party received an additional award… ice cold STONE pale Ale!!

See the results here

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Race Photos

A few race day photos from Photography by Pat and race participants! For more great race photographs check out Photography by Pat


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2 Responses to Coyote 5K and 10K Race Report

  1. Chantal Thomas says:

    Third place was taken by Neal Thomas, not James Neal! I am pretty sure that’s his name, I am married to him! :-)

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