It’s almost time for our 3rd annual SOUTHWEST COLLISION COURSE!!! This is undoubtedly one of the best events of the year, bringing together NP-San Diego, NP-Phoenix, NP-Los Angeles, and NP-West LA in one epic location! It’s a weekend of camping, relay racing, and bonding with people who are just as crazy as you for waking up at the crack of dawn week after week. As always, all fitness levels are welcome, just come prepared for a seriously fun time!
Please check in with your local leaders for information/logistics on sleeping arrangements, carpools and teams.
REGISTRATION CLOSES ON MARCH 2nd.
This year we will be staying at BEAR VALLEY ORGANICS!
DATE: March 20-22. Main event to take place evening of 21st
ADDRESS: 17550 Bear Valley Lane, Escondido, CA 92027
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
11am: Guac Off / Lunch
2pm: All participants present
2pm-3pm: Set up/prep for race
3pm: Race brief
3:30pm: Final announcements
4:00pm: LET’S RACE
ABOUT THE SPACE:
Bear Valley Farms is an organic farm specializing in farm to table, sustainable agriculture and holistic wellness, growing organic avocados, figs, guavas, flowers, koi fish, & more! The property features 117 acres in the heart of Escondido with plenty of trails to be explored.
GENERAL RULES ABOUT SPACE:
Pack it in, pack it out. Please keep the farm clean and leave it cleaner.
Please use designated portable toilets- no waste on the farm.
Quiet hours begin at 10 PM
Do not pick anything off the grounds – this is a critical time for the growth of many of their crops, so do not pick anything off of the ground, trees, bushes, etc.
Unfortunately, no dogs allowed this year.
Parking is limited, but plan on carpooling or potentially being shuttled from a public parking lot. More details to come.
The main event this weekend is our relay race. You will be placed on a relay team, and will have a partner within that team that you will be running with at all times for safety. Each team will complete a certain amount of miles throughout the race. We will share more information on the course and distance options ASAP.
~If you’re not into racing, are injured, or just don’t feel like committing to a team/running, you are still 100% welcome to join the weekend, hang out and enjoy yourself!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Come hang if you want an extra day/night on the farm!
Please be here between 6 and 9PM if you plan to arrive on Friday (times subject to change).
Please plan on arriving in the early afternoon to set up & socialize.
Race will be in late afternoon/evening into the night.
Stay tuned for updates on exact times
Wake up when you wish, have breakfast and head home! We’ll be wrapping things up by 1PM.
-Trail shoes (or your most durable/sturdy regular running shoes- we are highly recommending people stay away from light/minimal support running shoes for this event)
-Head lamp (Required, we’ll be racing in the dark!)
-Sleeping equipment (sleeping bag, tent, sleeping mat, pillow, extra blankets)
-Warm clothes for night time
-Running outfit (maybe a few outfit changes & extra layers as it will get colder into the night)
-FOOD! (+ coolers/whatever you need to store food in). Due to all the variety of allergies/food preferences, we ask that everybody be in charge of their own food supply. Please make sure you have food for yourself. Snacks are heavily encouraged as well!
-WATER. Hydrate hydrate hydrate. Bring more than you think you need!
EXTRA EQUIPMENT THAT EVERYONE CAN USE/BENEFIT FROM:
If we have anyone from any of the cities with photography/video skills- please let us know if you’re interested in helping us capture this event!
Please do not hesitate to reach out with ANY and all questions!
We can’t wait to see you in Escondido!!!
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