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Take on Gonzales Canyon with the CV Trail race on Sept. 9

The fourth annual Carmel Valley Trail 15K, 10K and 5k will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9, taking runners through the beautiful Gonzales Open Space Canyon. The race raises money for the Girls on the Run San Diego Chapter.

Participants in the trail race, regardless of distance, will experience one of the hillier courses found in San Diego without heading to the mountains. Elevation gains are only between 300 to 700 feet depending on the course and some of the hills runners may encounter are short, but steep. As one runner said at the conclusion of the 2016 race: “This was one of the hardest 5k’s I have ever done.”

Steep hills make for a challenging course.
Steep hills make for a challenging course.

All trails are a combination of single track and dirt service roads and the event is limited to 350 total runners.

This event is the kick-off event of the Endurance Race Series’ “Sunshine Series”, a six event trail race series through San Diego County. To learn more or register, visit cvtrailrace.com

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