Carmel Valley Trail 5K and 10K to benefit Girls on the Run

The Carmel Valley Trail 5K and 10K returns this fall, benefiting Girls on the Run. Courtesy photo

Seasick Sports Marketing of Del Mar recently announced that Girls on the Run will be the beneficiary charity of the second Carmel Valley Trail 5K and 10K coming up Sept. 19.

“With most of our runners being female, there is no better foundation we could have supported this year,” said Jeff Stoner of Seasick Marketing.

Girls on the Run of San Diego is an organization that inspires girls to take charge of their lives and learn of their limitless potential. Girls meet twice a week not only to run, but to learn life skills and build self-esteem. Locally, there are teams at the Carmel Valley Recreation Center, Sycamore Ridge School and Skyline School in Solana Beach.

Amy Jerome, executive director of Girls on the Run San Diego, said it was an honor to be selected as the partnering charity for the trail races.

“Our growing outreach to girls and families across San Diego will benefit greatly from the support of race participants this year,” Jerome said.

The 5K and 10K is the only race through the beautiful Gonzales Canyon open space and Torrey Highlands Community Park. With an elevation gain between 300 and 500 feet, participants will experience a combination of single-track and dirt service trail roads. Both courses will see a mix of flat and fast with some hills thrown in for “extra flavor.”

Stoner said Seasick is committed to donating a minimum of $1 from each participant’s registration to Girls on the Run and plans to set up other onsite donation opportunities at the race. Registration is open at