The 5K Course

5k course

The San Diego 5K is a fast, scenic, downhill-into-downtown, 3.1-mile race designed for all ages and abilities to enjoy! Begin your race morning at Petco Park and take the complimentary shuttle to the 5K Start in Hillcrest. The course coasts downhill, passing the scenic palm trees that line Balboa Park and leads right into downtown, with an unforgettable 5th Avenue finish – featuring a live jumbotron and Gaslamp Block Party! USATF Certification Code:  CA15076RS.

Perks & Pricing


  • Finisher’s Medal

  • Scenic Course

  • Technical Shirt

  • Gear Bag

  • Live Jumbotron

  • Personalized Bib


  • EXPO MAR 10-11

    The San Diego 5K is limited to 1,000 participants.

    2017 MEDAL

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    ...it's time to REGISTER.
    ...it's time to TRAIN.
    ...it's time to RACE!


    • Personalize your bib


    • Purchase upgrades during registration or visit our Store

      • VIP upgrade includes reception, parking, and restrooms
      • Convenience upgrade allows you the option to pick up your race packet on race day

    • Start a team of 10 or more


    • Reach your goal

    • Complete 3.1 miles (5 km)
    • See our pace table to estimate your finish time
    • Course time limit: 1:00hr (18 min/mi pace)

    Helpful Tips


    Sunday, March 12, 2017


    • Pick up your race packet at our Expo

    • Start/Finish in downtown San Diego

      • Only steps away from Hotels, Petco Park, and San Diego Convention Center
      •Complimentary shuttle from Petco Park to 5k Start

    • Share online live tracking and Results

    • Awards

      • Overall, Masters overall, top 3 in each age group, and fastest team of 10

    • Celebrate San Diego – and your finish

      • $1 beer for finishers and special offers at participating businesses at the Gaslamp Block Party

    *All times are approximate. Daylight savings starts at 2:00am PST on Sunday, March 12, 2017

    Race weekend parking and driving directions will be included in our final instructions and emailed to participants by Monday, March 6.

    The final instructions link will also be available on our website homepage and Facebook page on Monday, March 6.