Welcome to the San Diego
Beach & Bay 5K!

Race Features:

  • Official technical race shirt (men’s and women’s styles)
  • Race bib and timing chip
  • Flat and scenic beach & bayside loop course
  • NEW! Parking shuttles
  • Support stations every 1.5 miles
  • Collectable finisher medal
  • Legacy Club for all distances
  • Gear check
  • Bayside beer garden (first beer is on us!)
  • Post race party with live music, food and local vendors.


(FEES INCREASE on Saturday, July 13)


Click here for the 5k course map on MAP MY RUN.

San Diego Beach & Bay 5k is a fast and flat course along Mission Bay.

NOTE:  Actual distance is 3.4 miles.

Course Time Limit

The course must be completed in 1.5 hours.

Gear Check

We offer a complimentary Gear Check for our runners, which will be located near the bayside finish festival (near the start).  A tear off tab from your bib will be attached to your bag.

*** We recommend that you DO NOT check your wallets into a Gear Check bag.  Leave your wallet in the car.  Runners are responsible for bringing their own Gear Check Bag. 


We will have a medical station at the start and finish. If you experience a medical problem on the course, please go to the water station where medical assistance will be called for you.

Timing and Race Results

Official results and age group awards will be based on your chip time (net time on the course). All runners must attach the timing device as instructed or they will not be timed and ineligible for any award. Results will be posted in the finish line area and also after the race on our event website.



You can pick up your bib number and shirt at the Expo on April 12 or on race morning. You must show your photo ID and present a signed waiver to claim your bib number. You may designate a person to pick up your bib number but they must present a copy of your picture ID and a waiver signed by you – no exceptions.

Location: TBD



  1. Finisher Medals
    All finishers who complete the race will receive a finisher medal at the finish line.
  2. Winner Awards
    The top 3 overall male and female 5K finishers will receive a winner award.
  3. Age Category Awards
    Awards will be offered to the first 3 finishers, male and female, in the following age groups:
    12 and under, 13-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

Have questions? Please visit our FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS section. 


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