Start 2020 With San Diego's Best 5Ks, 10Ks and Half Marathons

January 2, 2020


2020 is here! And that means it's time to look for a start line near you.  But what race? Well, look no further. We have listed some of our favorites in San Diego to kick start your year, organized by distance. Writers note: some of those half marathons have 5Ks and 10Ks as well.


5Ks and 10Ks


Event: Big Game 10K & 5K 

 Date: February 2, 2020

Location: Mission Bay

Available Distances: 10K or 5K


Why to Run: San Diego's only run the morning of the Big Game! Burn those calories before watching with friends and eating a little too much comfort food. Enjoy this flat and easy route and receive a really cool medal at the finish line. Plus, a football themed run wouldn't be complete without a tailgate! So enjoy your first beer on us in the Green Flash beer garden!


Event: Valentine's Day 10K & 5K

Date: February 9, 2020

Location: Coronado

Available Distances: 10K, 5K or 1 mile


Why to Run: Runners can choose from a 10K, 5K or 1 mile run. Afterward wear your Valentine themed finisher's medal while enjoying the included continental breakfast and beer garden. Bonus fun: select a bib that says Available, Taken or It's Complicated and find yourself a match.


Event: San Diego Leprechaun Run

Date: March 14, 2020

Location: Pacific Beach

Available Distances: 5K or 1K Kids Run


Why to Run: You'll have to be there to experience this one! All participants choose between a 'green gear' package or fun t-shirt before even toeing the line. You'll run among thousands of other St. Paddy's Day lovers on the streets of Pacific Beach and receive a cool medal at the finish, along with a free drink at Maverick's Beach Club. Bonus: this is the first of three legs for the Pacific Beach 5K Challenge. Do all 3 (San Diego Leprechaun Run, Pacific Beachfest 5K and San Diego Santa Run) legs and earn the HUGE challenge medal!


Event: Carlsbad 5000

Date: March 21-22, 2020