Where to Run in San Diego: Mission Bay Park

January 25, 2019



New to San Diego? Been here a while but looking for a new place to log some miles? Brand new to running and don't know where to begin? Well you've come to the right place! Each week starting today we are going to break down a new place to run in San Diego County!


So the question is how did we pick Mission Bay Park as our first location when there is 4,526 square miles to choose from in San Diego County?! Honestly, it was pretty easy, Mission Bay Park is the perfect location for all levels of running. It features multiple locations to start from, tons of grassy space, bathrooms along the route, plenty of parking and space to easily run 2 to 20 miles!


Most Popular Starting Locations:

De Anza Cove Park

Runners Bathroom - (that's right it is actually called the "Runners Bathroom" on google maps!)

Tecolote Shores


Popular Routes:

8 Miles - Bay Loop from Runner's Bathroom

5 Miles - Fiesta Island Loop from Tecolote Shores

3 Miles - De Anza Cove Out and Back

Most importantly with Mission Bay Park is it is an open canvas for all sorts of distances and loops!


Restroom Locations:

A great thing about running at Mission Bay Park is it does not lack restrooms along the route! 

Check out this map to see all the locations for restrooms!



If you're lucky on your run you might see San Diego's very own Olympian Meb Keflezighi flying around the bay either on his training run or riding his ElliptiGO!