San Diego Stroller-friendly Summer Runs / Races 2018

Since becoming a mom to twin boys last year, I finally made the leap and signed up for my first race – the Hot Chocolate 15K, which will be held next March. On top of crossing the finish line at that race, my racing goal for this year is to complete a stroller-friendly 5K with my boys.

As I am researching which race to sign up for by the end of this year, I have not found any place that lists stroller-friendly runs in a centralized, easy to find way, so I decided to gather this information myself and share it with you each season. I’ll try to also add any perks that go along with registration.

Without further ado:

June 2018

June 9: San Diego Legends 5K, Point Loma

  • Stroller and dog friendly
  • 5K or Kids 1-miler
  • Performance Event T-shirt
  • Finisher Medals for all participants
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Autograph booth featuring San Diego Sports Legends
  • Kids Fun Zone with bounce houses
  • Live DJ

June 16: San Diego County Fair 5K, Del Mar Fairgrounds

  • Stroller friendly
  • Event t-shirt
  • Free admission to the San Diego County Fair on race day
  • A $6 “Plus 1” voucher/ticket to the San Diego County Fair
  • 1 additional ticket to the San Diego County Fair to be used at a later date

June 23: Tony Gwynn 5.5K , Lake Poway

  • Stroller and dog friendly
  • Scenic 5.5K route with chip timing or Kid’s fun run
  • T-shirt and finisher’s medal
  • Post-race party with live music, beer garden, food trucks and vendors

July 2018

July 4: Crown City Classic 5K, Coronado

  • Stroller-friendly
  • Kids Fun Run
  • T-shirt and finisher’s medal
  • Also a 12K race but no strollers permitted

July 14: Pride 5K, Central San Diego

  • Stroller-friendly
  • Race shirts

July 21: Cabrillo Sunset 5K Run/Walk, Cabrillo National Monument

  • Stroller-friendly
  • Scenic sunset course
  • Race shirt


August 2018

August 19: America’s Finest 5K, North San Diego Bay

  • Short-sleeve, tech shirt
  • Complimentary beer in the post-race Ballast Point beer garden
  • Reusable shopping bag
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Finisher food bag
  • Finish line festival with live band, refreshments and celebration

August 27: Cristian’s Big Heart 5K Run/Walk, Bonita

  • Stroller-friendly


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