Balboa 4 Mile Cross Country Race


San Diego Track Club
54th Annual
Balboa Park 4-Miler
(2nd Race in Dirt Dog Series)
Saturday, September 1, 2018
Masters Start (age 40 and over) 7:30 am
Open Start (age 39 and under) 8:20 am

RACE COURSE: Start and Finish are north of 6th and Laurel in Balboa Park. This is a challenging race on trails, grass and sidewalks.

DIVISIONS: Female and Male in each category – 12 & under, 13 – 18, 19 – 24, then 5-year age groups up to 80 and over.
* 1st Place Female and Male (Open, Masters and Seniors)
* Top 3 in every division, Female and Male
EARLY REGISTRATION fees: 18 years of age and under $10, SDTC Members $15, Non-Members $20.
— Mail In registration is available until Saturday August 25
Mail entry form & check no later than 8/26/17 to “Contact” address below.
— Online registration is available until Friday Aug 30 at 5:00pm PST
RACE DAY REGISTRATION FEES: 18 years of age and under $20, SDTC members $25, Non-Members $30.
Cash, check and credit card accepted.
VOLUNTEER: Sign-up here
Part of the Dirt Dog / USATF Club Championship series 


  1. Is there a map available on-line showing the entire 53rd Annual Balboa 4 mile Cross Country route? ( Sat, 9/2/2017)

    1. We don’t have one up yet, but look again as we get closer to the race. It is a tough one.

  2. What time does packet pickup start on race day, and where? Where do you suggest for parking?

    1. Bib pickup is likely at least an hour before the first race. Parking is easiest outside of the park on 6th or the surrounding neighborhoods. It’s not a huge race, so finding a spot is not normally an issue.

    1. About half of the race is trail. You can see it called out on the map. Most of it isn’t too technical though there are some hills thrown in there.

    1. We’ve got a bunch from one of the SDTC members that we’ll get up soon. He was at the top of Zigzag hill so that might have been him.

      1. Thanks Jessie! The sun was rising through the trees perfectly so I bet there are some gems in there!

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