San Diego Runs You Might Like - September

San Diego Runs You Might Like - September

Here are some upcoming runs you might like to try this September in the San Diego area as summer rolls into fall. Test your fitness on the roads and trails as well as the cross-country course.


Balboa Park 4 Mile Cross Country

Balboa Park 4-Mile Cross Country

Date: September 1, 2018
Distance: 4 miles

This 4-mile cross country race is the second event in the San Diego USATF Dirt Dog XC series. There are separate open and masters races. Come enjoy the exhilarating fun of cross country racing in San Diego's Balboa Park.

> Learn more about Balboa Park 4 Mile Cross Country...

Aloha Run San Diego

Aloha Run

Date: September 9, 2018
Distance: 5k, 10k

The Aloha Run is a Polynesian themed 5K/10K run that happens each year at Tecolote Shores Park. The event is chip timed and features Polynesian music and hula dancers.

> Learn more about the Aloha Run San Diego


Perros Bravos 10K

Perros Bravos 10K

Date: September 15, 2018
Distance: 10k

The European style cross-country course zig-zags up and down hills through scenic trails and hay bales. This challenging romp is staged at Sweetwater Regional Park in Bonita.

> Learn more about the Perros Bravo 10k...


LightBridge 5K


Date: September 16, 2018
Distance: 5k

Come out to Liberty Station for a convivial, celebratory 5k race at one of San Diego's favorite running locations. Yes, there is a Best Dressed Dog Contest. Proceeds support the work of the LightBridge Hospice Community Organization.

> Learn more about the LightBridge 5k...


Crazy 8's 5k Cross Country

Crazy 8's Cross Country

Date: September 22, 2018
Distance: 5k

This 5k cross country race at Rancho Bernardo Park features separate masters and open races. Cross country offers unique fun for runners of all ages and abilities!

> Learn more about Crazy 8's 5k Cross Country...


Zero Prostate Cancer Run/Walk San Diego

Zero Prostate Cancer Run/Walk San Dieog

Date: September 22, 2018
Distance: 5k

Check out the fun at De Anza Cove Park with a 5K run/walk, 1 mile walk, and Kids' Superhero Dash for Dad! Bring the family and stick around for
T-shirts, free food and prizes.

> Learn more about the Zero Prostrate Cancer Run/Walk San Diego...


9/11 Heroes Run

9/11 Heroes Run

Date: September 23, 2018
Distance: 5k

This 5k run at Tuna Harbor Park celebrates the bravery and sacrifices of the heroes and first responders  the following the 9/11 attack. Have fun and get inspired to serve your community too!

> Learn more about the 9/11 Heroes Run...


Bubble Run San Diego

Bubble Run San Diego

Date: September 29, 2018
Distance: 5k fun run

Run through the Foam Bogs and get covered head-to-toe with colored foam! Everyone's welcome - runners, walkers, dancers and strollers... bring it on! Just remember to wear white for the wildest results.

> Learn more about the Bubble Run San Diego...


San Elijo Hills Double Peak Challenge

Date: September 29, 2018
Distance: 10k timed run, 5k fun run, kids trail trot

Double Peak Challenge trail runners will experience unparalleled beauty from atop North County's highest point. Off-road racers set out from San Elijo Hills Neighborhood Park and begin their 1,176 foot gain up to Double Peak's summit at 1,558 feet above sea level, winding along beautiful hillside trails with amazing views. Double Peak Challenge also offers an awesome 5K course as well as a 200 Meter "Trail" Tot for kids.

> Learn more about Double Peak Challenge...


Vista Beer Run Half Marathon & 5K

Vista Beer Run Half Marathon & 5K

Date: September 30, 2018
Distance: 5k, Half marathon

Come to San Diego's Buena Vista Park to throw down a good half marathon or 5k, then proceed to the Finish Expo where you can throw down some tasty craft brews! There is also live music, food trucks, vendors and more.

> Learn more about the Vista Beer Run Half Marathon & 5k...


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Published on Sep 01, 2017

Steve Lafler writes for RunGuides and runs (& drinks cheap red wine) for the sheer fun of it.