Foxy 5K Trail Race 2014

(1st Race in the Grand Slam Progressive Series)
Date:  April 6, 2014


Entry Fee:

  • $35  – Early Bird
  • $40 –  2/24/13 at midnight
  • $45  –  3/24/13 at midnight

Registration closes 3/25/2014 or previously when race sells out … and it will.


18448 West Bernardo Drive
San Diego,CA  92127

Race Capacity:  100

Race Start Time: 7:30 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 from West Bernardo Communtiy Park around beautiful Lake Hodges.  It is mostly single track technical trail.

Course Map
Coming soon!

About This Race … and it’s role in the Grand Slam Series:

The Foxy 5K Trail Race is brought to you by Dirt Devil and is the 1st of 4 trail races in the Grand Slam Progressive Series being held in San Diego in 2014.  If you are new to running trails, this is the race series for you!!   It starts out with this Foxy 5K (approximately 3 miles) which is technical single track trail loop and is well marked. (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 Wildhorse 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.  Starting with Foxy 5K, the Wildhorse 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 Diego area.  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 – 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 one aid station 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 2015. So get your practice runs with a hand bottle in now!

Course Map: Coming Soon!

Directions to Start:

You can use THIS MAP to get directions to the race start. Please pre-print directions to ensure you know where you are going the morning of the race.

Race Day Parking:  Parking lot opens at 5:30am and there is plenty of parking at the Rancho Bernardo Community Park & Tennis Club.  You can also park on West Bernardo Drive and walk across the soccer fields to the Gazebo for check-in.

Race Check in:  6:00 am – 6:45am

Race Start Time:  7:30 am

There will be a single wave start for the 5k, with corrals based on your projected speed. Your corral is linked to your bib, so do not jump corrals or you will be disqualified and noted as DNF in the results.  The speed corral system is intended to help alleviate congestion on the trail and make for a better overall race experience.  This is not a road race with wide roads for passing!  Stay in your corral and allow the faster runners to get out in front…trust me.

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 website.

2012 Coyote Finisher’s Glass – Actual 2014 Foxy schwag will vary.

Pat and his Team of Dirt Devil Racing Professional Photographers provide FREE photos.  Yes I said it…FREE!

Go to …. Photos By Pat ….. to download your FREE photos or you can purchase all your race photos … even previous season if you have run with us before.  Enter code DDRS2014

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 website no later than the Wednesday after the race.

Post-Race Party and Awards Ceremony:

Will be held on site at Rancho Bernardo Community Park.  There will be food or you can bring your own.

Post-Race Party/Buffet typically starts at 10:30am … Awards at 11am! 

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, April 4th –  7 am – 4pm
  • Saturday, April 5th – 10am – 4pm

8525 Gibbs Drive, #205
San Diego, CA 92123

Google Maps –

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 starting the race will result in automatic disqualification. Check-in begins at 6AM.  Please read ALL of the “MANDATORY READ” race day rules prior to race day to ensure you have the best experience possible.

Refund Policy:  There are no refunds….no exceptions.  Dirt Devil Racing does allow for free bib transfers though.  You must notify the race director or your intent to swap the bib.  The person taking your bib must also notify the race director and provide all necessary information in order to complete the process.  If all necessary information is not provided to the race director the bib will be “disqualified” regardless of who runs wearing it.  No bib transfers will be accepted after April 1, 2014…….no exceptions.

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

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The Grand Del Mar –

Things to Do:
Sea World San Diego
Old Town Historic District & Shops
Birch Aquarium at Scripps
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Safari Park

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