It is with a very heavy heart that I sit here and write this. I just received word from the head ranger that the 2017 San Diego 50 Mile & Trail Marathon must be rescheduled.

From the ranger:
The trails are super soft and the storm has yet to crank up. It is now forecast into Saturday which leaves no time to dry out. I’m going to call for the runner’s safety and so we don’t trash the trails. If we chance it and it turns out bad it will ruin any future events.

I can promise you I am as crushed by this as you. I laid awake all night last night thinking about all the work you put in to getting ready for this race and I am sick to my stomach that I’m not able to give you the event you expected!

I tried to work on alternate course options and anything I could to give you a run this weekend but couldn’t get it to come through. I know you are probably upset but I hope you understand that the call had to be made by the park to protect and preserve the trails for all the users, not just for our fun this weekend.

I do have three options available for you since we aren’t going to be able to run this weekend. Please take a look at the below choices and email me at [email protected] to let me know which option you would like to take. Please have your email to me no later than January 18th (Wednesday) so that I can make the necessary plans to accommodate your request. If you don’t hear back from me right away, please be patient as I work to respond to every one of you individually.

Again, I can’t begin to express how sorry I am that this has happened. I hope to see you all on the trails in a few weeks or next year for 2018!

Race Participant Options:

  • Run on rescheduled date of February 4th. If you would like to change your distance, please let me know when you email me.
  • Defer to 2018. Free entry for either distance.
  • Receive 50% Refund. I’m truly sorry but the vast majority of the entry fees have already been spent on the multitude of costs associated with putting on this event. I hope this refund will at least help a little towards the expense you’ve put towards the race.

Remember, PLEASE email me by 1/18 with your choice.

Sincerely,
Paul Jesse
Off Road Pursuits