San Diego Runs You Might Like - May 2017

San Diego Runs You Might Like - May

Here are several San Diego area road, trail and fun runs you might enjoy racing this May. They include a fun run that morph's into an electronic dance music party, and multiple chances to race over 5k at Liberty Station.

Night Nation Run San Diego

Night Nation Run San Diego

Date: May 12, 2018
Distance: 5k fun run

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The Night Nation is the world’s 1st Running Music Festival. A 5K musical voyage filled with lights, lasers, beats and celebration for the lover of Electric Dance Music. Run, walk, skip or dance your way through this electrifying adventure.

> Learn more about the Night Nation Run San Diego...

Road Runs

Wings for Life App Run

Date: May 6, 2018
Distance: As far as you can run before the finish line catches you

Run a race where the finish line chases you! The Wings For Life World Run is a unique concept in racing produced by Red Bull and held in partnership with the Wings For Life Foundation (a not for profit foundation dedicated to spinal cord research). The event is made up of multiple simultaneous road running races that happen all over the world starting at the exact same time. Runners are chased by a physical or virtual pace car (catch car), once the car passes a runner their race is finished.

The last male and female runners left running in each location are the local champions, the last male and female runner left running on Earth get the esteemed title of global champ.

> Learn more about the Wings for Life App Run...

Miracle Babies 5K

Miracle Babies 5k

Date: May 6, 2018
Distance: 5k

This 5k Funraiser run happens at San Diego's NTC Park at Liberty Station. Bring the kids for live entertainment, obstacle courses, bounce houses, arts & crafts, face painting, and a resource fair. Miracle Babies provides support to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

> Learn more about the Miracle Babies 5K...

Mito 5K Run/Walk

Mito 5K Run/Walk

Date: May 19, 2018
Distance: 5k

Here is another 5k run at NTC Park at Liberty Station in Point Loma along the beautiful waterfront course! The fun continues with games, food, rides and entertainment. And once again, you'll be raising funds to help children, on this occasion to fight Mitochondrial Disease.

> Learn more about the Mito 5k Run/Walk...

Navy's Bay Bridge Run/Walk

Navy's Bay Bridge Run
May 20, 2018
Distance: 4 miles

This local favorite race starts downtown, includes a jaunt over the Coronado Bay bridge, and finishes with a tour through Tidelands park. Runners will be provided with transportation back downtown after completing the USATF certified run.

> Learn more about the Navy's Bay Bridge Run/Walk..

Strawberry Festival Run

Strawberry Festival Run

Date: May 27, 2018
Distance: Kids 1/4 mile or 1 mile, 5k, 10k

Lace up the racing shoes and head to historic downtown Vista. You'll run through Vista’s Kite Sculptures, then kick to the finish at the Vista Strawberry Festival. The run offers cash prizes for the 3 fastest male and female runners for the 10k and 5k.

> Learn More about the Strawberry Festival Run...

EOD Warrior 5K


Date: May 28, 2018
Distance: 5k

Here is your third chance this May to run a 5k at NTC Park in beautiful Liberty Station. Stroll this 5k for fun, or put your head down and slam it in search of a PR! There is also a kid's 1K. This Memorial Day event raises funds to benefit the EOD warrior Foundation.

> Learn more about the EOD Warrior 5K...

Trail Run

Cinco de Mayo Trail Run

Cinco de Mayo Trail Run

Date: May 5, 2018
Distance: 5k, 10k

Are you ready to run the Lake Poway trails near the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve? This gorgeous course features some attention-getting hills! There is also a kid's run, and there will be live music and a fiesta afterwards.

> Learn more about the Cinco de Mayo Trail Run...

Looking For More Runs?

Already familiar with these? You can always head to to get a full list of upcoming local road runs, trail runs, and OCRs.

Published on Apr 07, 2017

Steve Lafler runs half marathons, writes about running, and puzzles over his repeating dream of being chased by a skunk during a race.