I participate in the Double Peak Challenge 2017 which took place Saturday 9/30/2017. I ran the 5k race, which was an untimed race around Double Peak. Finishing the race in itself is a challenge because of all the hilly trails along the 5k path. In the end I got a Double Peak #reachthepeak medal and a red bag full of snacks. During the race I took a wrong turn and made an extra 1 km, so in reality I ran a 6k race!
It was fun and I would do it again if I can. There are other similar races in San Diego area. There is one coming up in Escondido called Grape Day race, and then the day of Thanksgiving there is one called O'side Turkey Trot race in Oceanside. I would like to participate in that last one because its 5k race is grouped into different waves, each wave with certain speed range, so one can choose the wave that is suitable according to one's ability to run. There are two waves in the end for walkers/strollers. I think I will join the one above those, i.e. about 16 minutes per mile.