Marathon to run through Ranch

Marathon to run through Ranch
The electrical box and wires on the side of the Osuna Adobe will be removed and placed somewhere where it is not so obvious. Photo by Patty McCormac

RANCHO SANTA FE — About 3,000 runners, volunteers and spectators are expected to participate in the 44th annual San Dieguito Half-Marathon and 5K Walk Feb. 12 and a majority of the event will be held in Rancho Santa Fe.During the event, from 7:30 to 11 a.m., some roads in Rancho Santa Fe will be closed, Ivan Holler, Covenant administrator told the board at the Feb. 2 Association meeting.Local traffic will have access throughout the route, but residents should expect traffic delays, he said.

“Will it be a full race with water stations and everything?” Association President Jack Queen asked.

Holler said it appeared it would be that type of event.

The event begins at San Dieguito County Park, travels through Rancho Santa Fe and then returns to the county park.

“It’s an out and back,” Holler said.

The California Highway Patrol will provide personnel and there will be course marshals to assist them in providing a safe event for participants while allowing residents access to the roads, said Chief Matt Wellhouser of the Rancho Santa Fe Patrol.

The event benefits the San Diego County Parks Association.

A map of the route of the event is available at rsfpatrolblogspot.com.

For more information about the event, call the event organizer Kathy Loper at (619) 298-7400.

In other Association news, Holler said pavement repairs related to road resealing are under way and have been mostly completed on Las Planideras and Rambla de las Flores.

“The Santa Fe Irrigation District has also been working on a valve replacement on Rambla, near the intersection with La Granada,” he said.

“There is a lot of work on roadways in the Ranch right now,” he said.

The electrical box and wires on the side of the Osuna Adobe will be removed and placed somewhere where it is not so obvious. Photo by Patty McCormac

The pepper trees near the Osuna Ranch have been removed, a requirement by the county for a lot split to separate the single-family home from the Osuna. He said the trees will be replaced by new ones in 48-inch boxes, but will be planted farther away from the roadway so that they don’t block the view of motorists.

“The final map has also been signed and submitted to the county for recordation,” he said.

Months ago, the Association approved the funds for removing the unsightly electrical box from the side of the Adobe, updating it and moving it somewhere less conspicuous.

He said the Association staff is updating bids for electrical work before choosing a contractor for the job.

The Association meets the first and third Thursdays of the month at 9 a.m. in the boardroom at its headquarters, 17022 Avenida de Acacias in Rancho Santa Fe.

To learn more, call the Association at (858) 756-1174.

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