June 12, 2024

The 7th Annual Keepin' It Rural 5K/10K Trail Race

Are you ready for an adventure that’s all about keeping it rural, embracing the great outdoors, and celebrating the beauty of nature? The 7th Annual Keepin’ It Rural 5K/10K Trail Race is back, and it’s better than ever! Whether you’re a seasoned runner, an avid hiker, or looking to form a team and conquer new challenges, this event has something special in store for everyone.

1. For the Trail Runners: 5K and 10K Trail Adventure

Step into your running shoes and prepare for an exhilarating adventure on the trails. The 5K and 10K trail runs will take you through some of the most stunning and scenic landscapes. These chip-timed races offer a fantastic opportunity to challenge your limits and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature. Along the way, water and aid stations will ensure you stay fueled and hydrated. And there’s more – top male and female finishers in each distance will take home coveted prizes.

2. For the Nature Enthusiasts: Exclusive Access to Elfin Forest Reserve

If you prefer a more leisurely pace, the exclusive access to Elfin Forest Reserve is just what you need. Take a leisurely hike through one of San Diego County’s most picturesque and rarely accessible spaces. The serene beauty of the reserve, combined with the company of your furry friends (yes, this hike is dog-friendly!), promises a delightful day spent exploring nature’s hidden gems.

3. For the Team Players: Golden Goat Team Competition

For those who cherish the camaraderie of team sports, the Golden Goat Team Competition is an opportunity to shine. Form your team of five or more and benefit from special discounted pricing. It’s a perfect way to unite your strengths and conquer the scenic Elfin Forest Reserve together.

Rewards for All Participants

No matter which path you choose, each participant will receive a commemorative technical t-shirt, a well-earned finisher medallion, and, for those aged 21 and over, a complimentary beer. It’s a fantastic way to celebrate your achievements and relax after the race or hike.

Remember to Respect the Environment

As you embark on this journey, we urge you to show respect for the delicate areas around the dam and water treatment facilities. Please note that accessing the race staging area before the event (by foot, bicycle, or vehicle via Via Ambiente) is not permitted. Be sure to check the course information for details on pre-running the course if you’re eager to explore.

The 7th Annual Keepin’ It Rural 5K/10K Trail Race is your chance to reconnect with the great outdoors, challenge your limits, and create cherished memories with friends and family. So, mark your calendar, gather your team, and prepare to keep it rural in style!