Our 2020 (40th) race starts in 2020-9-5 6:0:0 GMT-7:00

San Diego's most beautiful 50 mile running event

Join us as we run 50 miles via the single-track Pacific Crest Trail in the Cleveland National Forest. The run starts at an elevation of 3,000 feet and climbs to 6,000 feet, with changing eco-cultures and beautiful vistas. As always, traditional Cuban feast at the finish! Tech tees and finishers' medals.

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We postponed this year's PCT50 from May 16th to September 5th due COVID-19.

The PCT 50 is part of the San Diego Ultra Slam. If you wish to participate in the SD Ultra Slam go to the the slam registration page after you have registered for the PCT 50.

Check out the photos from the 2019 PCT 50 by Paksit Photos. And Kam Sengthong photos from the Dale's Kitchen aid station.

Registration for the 2020 PCT 50 will open on New Year's Eve at midnight. The 2019 race sold out in a few days. Members of S.U.R.F. (San Diego Ultra Running Friends) will have the opportunity to register early in December, 2019.

If you cannot participate, but would still like to be a part of the event, please help out by volunteering! Contact the Race Director. Thank you!

You might enjoy a video taken by Jay McCabe as he ran the course in 2012: http://vimeo.com/42442060 And here is Jay McCabe's 2018 race video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncvytyeeF3U NOTE: John Martinez, Pinnacle Endurance and West Coast Ultra Runners operate under permit on the Cleveland National Forest. USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.