Travel

Directions to Start Line

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From Orange County: Take Ortega Hwy exit from I5 and head inland. Turn left on Long Canyon Road/Forest Rte 6S05. Follow signs for Blue Jay Campground. From Lake Elsinore in Riverside County (I15): Take Rte 74 west to Long Canyon Road/ Forest Rte 6S05, turn right and follow signs for Blue Jay Campground. Cell service is sporadic in the mountains. Please plan ahead.  

Airports

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Accomodations

Camping

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 Shared campsites are available for rent in lower Blue Jay. These campsites are the closest to the Start/Finish line. $10 per runner, daily. Families welcome. 1 tent only please. 

There is no parking at the shared campsites.  Campers drive into the circle to unload gear, then park in the reserved spots closest to the circle. Pay for shared sites during registration. Space is limited.


Full campsites are available for rent in upper Blue Jay from the Forest Service. Available on first-come- first-serve basis for $20, daily. Pay at kiosk at campground entrance. 

Parking is available at the campsite for full campsite rentals. Space is Limited.

Hotels

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 In Lake Elsinore (approximately 17 miles):

Best Western Plus

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Quality Inn

In San Juan Capistrano (Approx. 25 miles):

Best Western Capistrano Inn

In Dana Point (Approx. 27 miles):

Residence Inn by Marriott

Dining in the Ortegas

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Hell's Kitchen Motorsport Bar & Grill

Under New Management

Monday 11am to 7pm

Tuesday Closed

Wednesday Closed

Thursday-Friday 11am to 7pm

Saturday-Sunday 11am to 8pm


Ortega Oaks Candy Store

Sandwiches, sodas, fudge & candy -- bring your kids, they'll want to come back again!

Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm

Saturday-Sunday 8am to 5pm


The LookOut Roadhouse

Great Views!

Monday-Friday 10am to 5pm

Saturday-Sunday 8am to 5pm


The Beef Jerky Store/Kristi's Korner

Best fresh sandwiches ever!

Monday-Sunday 10am to 6pm