Cinco de Mayo Trail Run 2021

Cinco de Mayo Trail Run 2021

Saturday, May 1, 2021   •  5k, 10k, Kid's run


14644 Lake Poway Road Poway, CA 92064, Poway , CA    view map


Professional Chip Timing * More than $1500 in cash awards - PLUS male/female age group awards * 10K and 5K - COMPLETELY OFF ROAD * Discount for Heroes - law enforcement, firefighters and active-duty military * A non-competitive, fun and easy 1/3-mile Kids Race (for kids 10 and under) * Finisher ribbon for children who complete any of the races * All participants will receive a race shirt and VIRTUAL goodie bag * Exhibit row showcasing FREE sports drinks and energy bars * LIVE entertainment * And a FIESTA feel and flavor to your post-race morning!


 T Shirt

 Event Timed

 Food and Drinks




Course description:

The challenging and unique courses will take you out on the Lake Poway Trail through the foothills around the lake near Blue Sky Ecological Reserve. The 5K is designed to let you pick your pace. Enjoy it as an elite trail runner, as a challenging family run or simply a gorgeous morning nature hike. The 10K adds to this course a grueling out-and-back (or up-and-down if we're being honest) into Blue Sky and a quad-burning +10% climb to the Ramona Dam. Take our advice and start training now! The Kathy Young Memorial Kids Race kicks off with a warm-up 15 minutes before the race starts and is perfect for kids 10 and under who aren't ready to tackle the 5K and the mini-runners who want the fun without the competition! The approximately 1/3-mile course follows a trail on the near-side of Lake Poway and finishes in the same spot as the 10K and 5K so even the kids enjoy all the fun and festivity of the main finish line. Parents are invited to chaperone their children in this race.

Directions to start:

Start and Finish line are located adjacent to the shuttle stop at Lake Poway.  This central location has everything you need including registration, shirts, gear check, water/food, bathrooms, team areas, entertainment, first aid, displays and vendors.


Directions to Lake Poway:From I-15 North: Exit Ted Williams Parkway East. Turn right on Twin Peaks Road. Turn left on Espola Road. Turn right on Lake Poway Road. From I-15 South: Exit Camino del Norte East. Turn left on Espola Road. Turn right on Lake Poway Road. Parking: 

*Parking will be at off site designated parking lots with free shuttle provided to and from the event.  Please make sure to allow plenty of time to find parking, take the shuttle and go through registration prior to the start of your event (about 30 minutes).  All events will start on time. Please note that while dogs and strollers are allowed on the course, they are NOT allowed on the shuttle buses and you will have to find alternative parking solutions and means of getting to the race site.

Parking will be supported by free shuttles at satellite parking lots on Twin Peaks Road that are TBD.

Awards info:

Overall top 3 finishers for both the 5k & 10k (male and female) will recieve the following cash awards:

1st - $250, 2nd - $100, 3rd - $50

$100 bonus for any course records set 

Medals will be awarded 3 deep in the following age groups by event:

10k - u18, 18-24, 25-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-59, 60+

5k - u10, 11-13, 14-17, 18-24, 25-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-59, 60+

*All school age children will receive a participant ribbon at the finish line for all events.

Chip Timing

In order to be timed and to qualify for medals and cash prizes, you must wear the timing chip applied to your bib number. Failure to properly wear the chip and/or cross timing mats will result in ineligibility for awards.

Packet pickup:

Keep your race day simple! Pick up your race packet, including your race bib, timing chip and race shirt the day before*.

*Packet pickup and registration are available on site the morning of the event, but not encouraged.

Registration opens

 October 2, 2020