Event Details

See you next year, San Diego! Thank you for an amazing 5th year!

Event Date: Saturday, June 16th, 2018


Del Mar Fairgrounds
2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard
Del Mar, CA 92014

Event starts at 7am


VAVi Sport & Social presents the 5th annual SD County Fair 5K: An all-ages, all-access Behind The Scenes run/walk of the fair like you’ve never seen it before!

This is a one of a kind VIP experience at the world-renowned San Diego County Fair before the gates are open to the public! Get ready to run, skip, and stroll your way through the Fair and see all of the attractions before the big daily crowds arrive.

Your 5K registration includes a free ticket to the SD Fair, another ticket for future use, plus more hookups! If you plan on going to the fair this season, this is absolutely the day to do so!

You’ve never seen the Fair like this…

How Much:

Price increases to the next level at 11:59pm on the dates listed below, unless the allotment of tickets in that price category sells out early. The best way to ensure you receive the lowest available price is to get registered as soon as possible!

Presale Price

Adults - SOLD OUT


  • Price Level Expired
    March 22nd at Midnight!

Super Early Bird

Adults - SOLD OUT


  • Price Level Expired
    April 19th at Midnight!

Early Bird

Adults - SOLD OUT


  • Price Level Expired
    May 17th at Midnight!


Adults - SOLD OUT


  • Price Level Expired
    June 7th at Midnight!

Final Fare



  • Price Level Expires at
    Midnight Before Race Day!

Adult Tickets: ages 13 & up. Kids Tickets: ages 6-12. FREE: ages 5 and under.

*Please note: Entry fees are non-refundable and prices above do NOT include the mandatory insurance contribution, processing fees or additional purchases. Prices are subject to change at any time. BONUS: Children 5 years of age and younger are FREE to participate!*



All Participants Will Receive:

  • Official County Fair 5K 2018 Event T-shirt
  • A 5K run/walk throughout the “How Sweet It Is” themed San Diego County Fair
  • Free admission to the San Diego County Fair on Race Day, Saturday June 16th ($19 value)
  • A $6 “Plus 1” voucher/ticket to the San Diego County Fair ($14 savings)
  • 1 additional ticket to the San Diego County Fair to be used at a later date ($19 value)
  • Timing Clocks so you can track your time
  • Additional Hookups

*Please help support our charity partner, the Challenged Athletes Foundation! Half of all tech tee proceeds go directly to support Operation Rebound!

Start Time Options

The San Diego County Fair 5K will start at 7:00am. All participants must be at the Start Line by 8:00am. Late participants will not be allowed onto the course. Plan to stay after the run and enjoy the Fair for the entire day!

Packet Pick Up Details

Friday, June 15th from 3pm to 7pm

Road Runner Sports San Diego
5553 Copley Dr
San Diego, Ca 92111

BONUS! You’ll get $10 from Road Runner Sports to spend on anything you want in the store, OR join the VIP Family and save 25% on everything! Don’t miss out on this exclusive gift for race participants only when you join the Packet Pickup Party! Restrictions apply. See store for details.

For a $5 convenience fee, you can pick up your race materials at the venue on race day, Saturday, June 16th. We recommend participants leave early for parking and any potential traffic delays.

Charitable Partner

VAVi’s 5K events have raised over $290,000 for Operation Rebound since 2011 – help us add to that total in 2018!

CAF-OpReCAF Operation Rebound

This event is proudly benefiting Challenged Athletes Foundation’s® (CAF) Operation Rebound® program. This is the premier sports and fitness program for American military personnel, veterans and first responders with permanent physical disabilities. It provides unparalleled opportunities to pursue active, athletic lifestyles by offering access to funding for equipment, training, competition expenses, Military Medical Center Physical Training (MMCPT) and sports clinics. Check out more on the program here!

Please note, there are no refunds for this event.

Corporate Team Building

Work Hard and Play Hard TOGETHER!
Purchase registrations for your employees and enjoy:

  • Discounted Bulk Registrations
  • Customized T-shirts and apparel
  • Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Charitable tie-in (CAF)
  • Seamless integration into your current Wellness program

Click here to learn more about Corporate Registration Packages and pricing.

Email nlithgow@govavi.com to get registered today!