San Diego Runs You Might Like - May 2017

San Diego Runs You Might Like - May

Spring has sprung and you're in great shape, right? Here are several San Diego area runs you might enjoy racing this May.

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

Cinco de Mayo Trail Run

Cinco de Mayo Trail Run

Date: May 6, 2017
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!


Wings for Life World Run

Date: May 7, 2017
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.

The San Diego event is a hosted app run that starts at 4am. Three cheers for early running!

Del Mar Mud Run

Date: May 13, 2017
Distance: 5k ish OCR

The Del Mar Mud Run is a popular 5k(ish) mud run that regularly attracts thousands of participants each year. This is a rare chip timed mud/obstacle race that features a slew of different obstacles over the course. Expect a lot of mud, foam, running/climbing, and a free beer at the end to toast to your success (assuming that you're 21 or older...)

San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon & 5K

San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon & 5K

Date: May 20, 2017
Distance: 5k, half marathon

Kick off your summer with a fun, flat and scenic half marathon or 5k. This breand new race runs past some of San Diego’s most beautiful beaches, bays and resorts, and promises a festive bayside post race party with live music.

Navy's Bay Bridge Run/Walk

Navy's Bay Bridge Run/Walk

Date: May 21, 2017
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.

Strawberry Festival Run

Strawberry Festival Run

Date: May 28, 2017
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.

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.