Race Information

Start Time/Location

  • Saturday, July 14, 2018, 9:30 A.M.
  • Race start and finish: University Avenue at Centre Street.
  • Activities begin at 8:30 AM with our preferred sponsors 

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  • Warm up and Stretch begins at 9:00 A.M. Warm up led by a Lululemon Embassador.


Race Day Gear Check

You may check your gear on race morning at the Gear Check area.

Don’t pack valuables and keep in mind the race organizers are not responsible for lost or stolen items.


For the safety of runners, baby joggers are allowed, but will be asked to start behind all runners.

Bicycles, inline skates, motorized scooters, skateboards, are not allowed.

Pets are not allowed unless it's a service animal.

Race Teams

Join an existing team or create one of your own when you register. Teams can have an unlimited number of participants, but only the five fastest times will be used for scoring. 



  • 5K: Top 3 in each age division, male/female.
  • (12 & Under, 13-17, 18-27, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-79, 80+)
  • Teams (Top team in all-male, all-female, and mixed team categories)

Race Shirts

Every participant will receive a beautiful, top-quality, short-sleeve shirt. Shirts must be picked up at the bib pick-up hours or on race day. They will not be mailed. While we will do all we can to ensure you receive the shirt size you request, unfortunately, we cannot make any guarantees.

Course Support

  • Restrooms: Portable restrooms are available at Registration staging area.
  • Water will be served at the start, the finish and at one location on the course.

After you cross the finish line, treat yourself to some delicious goodies.


Race Central - state of the art ChronoTrack systems will be used to record your true time from the start line to finish line. The ChronoTrack system uses a UHF RFID disposable tag that allows you to walk away after the finish without having your tag collected.

Course Route

The fast, flat course follows the parade route.  The crowds begin to form at 9:30 when the race begins so you'll have a lot of spectators and cheering to help you achieve your goals!  

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Time Limit

The 5K has a time limit of 1hour (average pace of 19:00 minutes per mile) as we have to clear the course to allow the parade to begin.    If you are not able to complete the race as planned, you can complete the course on sidewalks as a pedestrian.

Race Day Parking and Shuttles

Race day parking is available throughout the neighboring streets however, it will be BUSY! Be sure to give yourself an extra thirty to forty-five minutes travel time before the race. We also strongly suggest you carpool, bike or walk if possible.

FREE PARKING LOTS ON SATURDAY at the Old Naval Hospital at Park Blvd. & Presidents Way and San Diego City College.

8:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Pride Parade Route from FREE Parking Lots to Pride Parade Start. The shuttle drops off next to RACE STAGING AREA.   


Every year, we need approximately 25-30 volunteers.  And as the race continues to grow, we appreciate your support!  You can volunteer and still run or walk the Pride 5 K!  

For general questions about volunteering, please email: priderun5k@cox.net

Volunteer Perks

  • Free volunteer t-shirt
  • Continental breakfast
  • Satisfaction of being part of a true community event!

Many Thanks to You

The Pride 5K would not be able to host this event without the help of the many individuals – and that means YOU!                                                      We thank each volunteer and volunteer group – both in the past & in advance – for their outstanding service.

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