The sooner the better! Capacity is strictly limited for this event, so guarantee your spot (at the current pricing, rates are scheduled to increase soon) by registering ASAP. Click here to get your tickets now.
This unique 5K is designed to encourage friends and families of all ages to run! Children ages 6-12 sign up at a discounted price and anyone under 6 is free! Parents must sign minor waivers for all children under 6 years old not officially registered at the Registration table the morning of the event.
If you do not see the answer to your question here or have any issues getting signed up, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to help!
You must purchase a ticket to the Fair for spectator viewing. Your race packet will include a voucher for a $4 guest voucher.
Like most events of its kind, there are no refunds for this race and all purchases are final. Thank you for understanding. You may transfer your registration to another person.
If you can no longer attend, you can transfer your registration to somebody else that wishes to take your place for a $5 transfer fee. To transfer your registration, login to your account here and select ‘transfer registration to another athlete’. The new participant will receive a link to complete their registration and will need to use this link AND pay for the registration (at the current registration price). Once the new participant has claimed and paid for the registration, the original participant will receive a receipt email showing that they were refunded the registration fee (minus the transfer fee). If the transaction is completed correctly, the refund will post to the original participant’s account within 5 to 10 business days. Please be advised that processing fees will not be refunded.
NOTE: If you DO NOT receive a receipt email showing that the transfer was completed and stating that you will be refunded, it means that the transfer WAS NOT completed and you WILL NOT be receiving a refund.
San Diego International Beer Festival tickets can be purchased as an add-on option to your San Diego Fair 5k registration. There will also be a tear off tab good for $10 off entrance to the San Diego International Beer Festival attached to your bib. Please note that we recommend purchasing your SD International Beer Festival tickets well in advance.
Absolutely! Walkers are encouraged to line up after the runners. All participants must be at the Start Line by 8:00am. Late participants will not be allowed onto the course.
Race numbers and t-shirts will be given out at Packet Pickup, held from 3pm-7pm on Friday, June 16th, at Road Runner Sports San Diego (5553 Copley Dr. San Diego, CA 92111). You can also pick-up on Event Day, June 17th. A $5 Event Day Pick-up fee applies.
Yes, a participant can pick-up the packets for other participants. However, the person picking up for everyone will still need a copy of all of the participants photo IDs to pick-up their packets. The photo ID must contain the name, photo, and date of birth, of the participant. You can have all of your team members, take a picture of their photo ID, and text it to you, rather than actually printing out a copy. We can verify the pictures electronically. Note: If there are any minors on the team, you will not be able to pick-up their packets, unless their parent or guardian has signed the waiver on their behalf. Photo IDs are not required for minors. Additionally, you will not be able to pick-up the packet of any participant that has not signed their waiver electronically.
Please plan on arriving at the Fairgrounds at 6:30am in order to park and get checked in with ease. Participants will start lining up at 7am. Traffic could be heavy that morning, so please leave extra time to arrive and carpool if possible. The race starts at 730am. All participants must be at the Start Line by 8:00am. Late Runners will not be allowed onto the course.
Parking directors will direct you when you enter the gates. Please follow their directions and keep the flow of traffic moving. This is a very large event with a lot of vehicles entering and exiting the event site. We encourage carpooling!
Just like when you attend the San Diego County Fair or the races, there is a separate fee for parking. The parking lot is managed separately and there is a $13 cost per car CASH ONLY to park at the Del Mar Fairgrounds/Race Track complex. WE HIGHLY ENCOURAGE CARPOOLING to reduce your per-person cost (plus it’s good for the environment!)
YES! For many reasons: 1) it’s environmentally friendly, 2) it’s cost effective, and 3) this is a very large event with a lot of vehicles entering and exiting the event site. Parking staff will direct you when you enter the gates. Please follow their directions and keep the flow of traffic moving.
Yes – plenty, at the after party and San Diego County Fair! Please bring cash and your ID to enjoy the day’s numerous amounts of treats.
Bring: your ID, cash for yummy things, and a great attitude for tons of fun! Dress in costume!
DON’T bring: Pets are not allowed at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. BBQs, coolers, glass containers, skateboards and bikes are not allowed at the event (there are places to lock up bikes at the Main Gate to the Fairgrounds). There is no tailgating or overnight camping at the venue.
You must bring a photo identification to pick up your race materials.
We will send you an email confirming your registration. As the race date approaches, we will contact you with more information.
Yes, we’ll have a complimentary bag check to keep your belongings safe while you’re on the course!
There is no professional timing or timing chips, but there will be clocks at the start and finish lines so you may personally time yourself.
Yes, however you will be placed toward the back of the pack and let onto the course right after runners so they may advance forward safely for everyone’s benefit.
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A 5K race is 3.1 miles. The race takes an average runner approximately 30 minutes to complete.
This event is proudly benefiting CAF, Challenged Athletes Foundation’s® 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. VAVi Sport and Social events have collectively donated over $250,000 for CAF over the past five years! Check out more on the program here!
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Not at all – however, many people dress in costumes at these events and it is recommended to make your experience even more fun and memorable!