photos by HEATHER COE

Crossing the Finish Line

The 2nd Annual Carmel Valley Trail 10K and 5K took place in late September and hosted 300 participants. Runners experienced a combination of single track and dirt road trails, with both the 10K and 5K races offering a mix of flat terrain and hill inclines for beginning and advanced runners. The running trails allowed 92130 residents and other local participants to enjoy family-friendly excitement and exercise while taking in the beautiful sites of the Gonzalez Canyon Torrey Pines loop trail. New this year to the Carmel Valley 10K and 5K was the addition of the Kids Half-Mile Dash, presented by the Super Dentists, which allowed kids 10 and under to join in on the fitness fun – and even leave the race with a medal of their own! Learn more at