Friday Night Coyote 5K

The Friday Night Coyote 5K Run is brought to you by Dirt Devil Racing.  This trail run will take you on a meandering “Lolly-Pop” course starting at the Tecolote Canyon Nature Center and ending right where you started.  There is plenty of parking.  We can not officially serve you alcohol after the race but alcohol is allowed in Tecolote Community Park which is adjacent to the Nature Center.  So BYOB, celebrate your Friday night 5K with a twilight happy hour!  This event popped up quick so there are still plans in the works for a post party event at a local establishment……more to come on that.

Friday Night Coyote 5K Race Details


Date: Friday September 14, 2018 

Location: Tecolote Canyon Nature Center

Start/Finish: Tecolote Canyon Nature Center 

Packet Pick-up Location: Packet Pick-up will take place at the starting area.  All racers will receive their bib when you check in. Make sure to get your medal when you finish then proceed to the check in tent where you will receive your custom race shirt.

Friday Night Coyote 5K Directions

Friday Night Coyote 5K Race Shirts

Come in Men’s and Women’s specific cuts!


The Coyote Friday Night 5K isa recycle run.  What that means is there will be medals for all but they are from other events.  We hope you will donate your medal to one of these organizations that uses them to provide medals to disadvantaged people, sickly children and others in precarious situations.

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Click here for Directions to Start/Finish area and Parking

Parking:  There is ample parking at the start/finish area.

5K Start: 5:30 pm

(Mandatory Race Day Check-in: 4:45-5:20 pm FOR ALL RACERS!  Bring photo ID)
(Parking Lot is open all day.)

***Please have your photo ID ready to show in order to pick up your bib.  You can also have a picture of  YOUR ID to show on your smart phone******

Friday Night Coyote 5K Course Map: 

Note…..course is subject to mild changes depending on weather and any trail closures


  • 5K: Course cut-off time is 80 minutes.  No finisher award will be given for any racer not completing the course in 80 minutes.

Aid Stations: There will be 1 aid station on the course.  There will also be water at the finish.

Entry Fees:

Coyote Friday Night 5K

  • $40 – All racers get a custom technical-T  and medal
  • $50 Race day sign up

Friday Night Coyote 5K Refund Policy:  

Refund Policy:  There are no refunds…no exceptions.  Dirt Devil Racing does allow for bib transfers or distance changes 2 weeks or MORE prior to the race, however there is a $5 admin fee to do so.  

Steps to CHANGE the Racer’s Name/Info: 

1.  If transferring your bib to another racer … You must notify the race director of your full name used for sign-up, the full name of the the person taking your bib, and their email address.  The NEW Racer must also notify the race director ( and then go to to register their own information and sign the release.   Upon completion, the NEW Racer will be prompted to pay….DO NOT at that point… but instead proceed to checkout where they will see a balance of $5.00 (This is the change fee.)  If it says anything other than “$5” take a picture of the screen, get off the site, then contact   


If all necessary information is not provided to the race director in the time-frame required, the bib will be “disqualified.”   Again … No bib transfers will be accepted within 2 weeks from Race Day …….no exceptions.


Race day changes are NOT guaranteed, but every effort will be made in emergency cases only.  Please see “Krista” at Bib Check-in.

Race Schwag:  All finishers receive moisture wicking race logo shirt and custom race medal.

Prizes/Awards: Prizes provided to Overall Male and Female 1st-3rd and First place Age Group Winners.  Please see the Race Prizes Page for more details.

5K Course Description:  Starts and ends at Tecolote Canyon Nature Center.  You will run on a double wide trail “False Flat” trail for the first mile before encountering a 1/2 mile ascent to the top of Tecolote Canyon.  Here you will circle the “Lolly-Pop” and head back the way you came on a very fast second half of the course.

Post-Race Party and Awards Ceremony: Will be held on site Tecolote Community Park but may be moved to a nearby local establishment.

“Welcome to Tecolote Canyon Natural Park. It is a special place. Few people realize San Diego County is recognized worldwide as a “biodiversity hotspot”. There are more endangered and threatened species in our county than any other county in the continental US. Your event is being held in a unique and treasured habitat. There are twenty-two listed species in Tecolote Canyon. Please treat this park with the respect it deserves: stay on the trails, be respectful of other visitors’ space, and leave no trash behind. Be advised there are hazards, which include Poison Oak and occasionally a rattlesnake. Enjoy, stay safe and feel free to visit us again. If you would like more information about other events within Tecolote Canyon you can join the Friends of Tecolote Canyon and Nature Center on and like the Friends of Tecolote Canyon on Facebook Have a great run through Tecolote Canyon Natural Park!”