Trail Race at Vasquez Rocks

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Experience the exotic trails and sights of the world famous Vasquez Rocks Natural Park in Southern California. Known as the backdrop from popular TV shows and movies including Star Trek, The Flintstones, Battlestar Galactica, Planet of the Apes, and many of our favorite classic westerns films. Now get an new spectacular experience running the trails at the SPACEROCK Trail Race!

Alien Lands

Alien Lands

Vasquez Rocks features unique rock formations and canyons that feel like your running on an alien planet.

Black Hole

Black Hole

Experience the darkness of running into the black hole tunnel taking runners to a new world to discover.

Challenging Trails

Challenging Trails

The Half Marathon trail race features a very challenging course with over 3200 feet of elevation gain and descent.

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RACE DATE: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15TH, 2017

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Race Details

Race Date

The race will be on Sunday, October 15th, 2017 with last-minute check-in starting at 5:30 AM and the first race at 7:30 AM after sunrise.

Early Check-In

Early check-in on Saturday, October 14th from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, location at the start/finish line area inside Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park. Drive into the park to the last parking area in the heart of the park.

Start Line

The start and finish line is located inside Vasquez Rocks National Park at 10700 Escondido Canyon Rd, Agua Dulce, CA 91350, park outside fo the park and walk or bus in to the race start line.

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Participant Perks

  • Official race shirt
  • Special prize for first place
  • Collectible finisher medal
  • Official finisher certificate
  • Space "goodie" bag
  • Volunteer support
  • Course aid-stations
  • Finish line water & food
  • Special surprise
  • Bus transportation to/from parking
  • Event insurance
  • An awesome race experience

Race Day Schedule

5:30-7:30AM

Last minute check-in

7:30 AM

Half Marathon start

7:40 AM

10K start

7:50 AM

5K start

Race Distances

The SPACEROCK Trail Race trail race offers distances for all types of runners, whether you're new to running, casual runner, a walker, or a seasoned runner looking for a challenging and technical trail, choose the distance that fits you best for a spectacular trail race experience.

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Course Map

Race through the spectacular trails of Vasquez Rocks, PCT, and Agua Dulce on a challenging Half Marathon, 10K, or 5K course.

What Runners Are Saying...

Catherine C.

Catherine Christ

Incredible race experience with an amazing group of volunteers. Very well run race and can't wait to sign up for next year!

Avg. Rating | Distance Half Marathon | BIB 251
Alex B.

Alex Blecksmith

The scenery, landscape and elevation made this a challenging and memorable race.

Avg. Rating | Distance Half Marathon | BIB 193
Janet D.

Janet Dempsey

I ran the inaugural Spacerock trail half and the course tough and beautiful! Everything from packet pick up to course markings was perfect. A must do every year!!!!! Great job and thank you!

Avg. Rating | Distance Half Marathon | BIB 101

Race Day: Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Register today to secure your spot, we look forward to seeing all the runners for an out-of-this-world trail race!

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2017 Sponsors

The SPACEROCK Trail Race would like to thank our 2017 sponsors, partner, and vendors for their support to create an awesome trail race experience for you! Please visit each and support them. Grow your business by being an official sponsor.

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