Countdown to 2024 Pride 5K - July 20, 2024

2024 Pride 5K

The San Diego Pride 5K, presented by Front Runners & Walkers San Diego, is the most fun and wacky event of the summer. It’s a great way to kick off the LGBTQ Pride Parade with a healthy activity and being out in the community – and you’ll do some good for our charity partners while you’re at it!

Come out to cheer! Gather your friends, families, co-workers and allies and form a team.   Become a sponsor – support the community.


2024 Pride 5K Event Details


Registration Fees

In-Person Event

  • $49 – Until July 19, 2024
  • $59 – Same Day Registration

Virtual Event – $49

Race Shirts and Finisher’s Medal

Every participant will receive a beautiful, top-quality, short-sleeve shirt, and a finisher’s medal. In-person participants must pick up their shirt at bib pick-up or on race day. Virtual participants will receive their shirt and medal by mail; mailing will occur the week of July 15 2024. We will do all we can to ensure you receive the shirt size you request.  Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee sizes, nor can we offer size exchanges.


As this is a charity event, we are unable to offer refunds or transfers on entry fees.


You can now register and run as a team! There’s no limit to the number of people on your team and no restrictions on gender– but you must have at least 4 to qualify for scoring; the 4 fastest times on your team will count for scoring.  Sign up with your friends and participate together!


Packet Pick-up

You may pick up your bib and registration packet Friday, July 19th, or the morning of the event.


  • Friday, July 19, 2024
  • 2:00pm – 6:30pm
  • San Diego LGBT Community Center
  • 3909 Centre Street in Hillcrest 


  • Saturday, July 20, 2024
  • 6:30 to 7:45 am
  • Vendor Village Area at San Diego LGBT Community Center
  • 3909 Centre Street in Hillcrest 


  • Pre-race activities & Vendor Village  starts at 6:45 am
  • University and Centre St (LGBT Center)
  • Bag Check 

You won’t want to miss the pre-race activities and vendor village

What if I can’t pick up my bib packet on Friday?

Not to worry! You have a couple of options: 1. You can have someone else pick up your bib number and race shirt for you. They must come with a photocopy or picture of your ID – no exceptions. 2. You can pick it up on race day from 6:30 am – 7:45 am.

Are you participating virtually? 

We’ll be mailing your packets out the week of July 15, 2024.  Do the happy dance when it arrives and run and walk anywhere you like and share your pics with us!  (If you are signed up virtually, we will not have your packet at Pick up)

Race Day Info: Shuttle, Gear Check & Course Support

Transportation, Directions & Parking

The race staging area is in front of The LGBT Community Center at 3909 Centre Street in Hillcrest (at University Avenue)

Parking will be virtually non-existent within 1/4 mile or more and there are many road closures.  If you are driving, please allow ample time due to the traffic and early road closures.


Parking is available at the Old Naval Hospital Parking Lot located at Park Blvd and Presidents Way.  The free shuttle will transport you to/from the parking lot to parade start area. The Shuttle drop-off is at Essex and Richmond Street, one block south of University Avenue. The race staging area is one block East of shuttle drop-off.


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.


  • Baby joggers are allowed, but for safety reasons will be asked to start behind all other participants.
  • Bicycles, inline skates, motorized scooters, skateboards, are not allowed. Pets are not allowed unless it’s a service animal.

Course Support

  • Restrooms: Portable restrooms will be available at the staging area.
  • Water will be available at the start, the finish and at one location on the course.
Awards, Results & Timing


  • 5K: Top 3 in each age division, male/female/non-binary.
    (12 & Under, 13-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+)
  • Every participant will receive a finisher’s medal.


The race uses chip timing. Your results will be available the day of the event and also online.  

Charity Partners

Why do we participate? Because it’s super fun! Also, because we’re doing good for the San Diego Community. This event supports or charity partners:

  • The Center’s Youth Housing Project
  • San Diego Pride Community Grants

In 2023 your support led to $50,000 worth of donations to our charity partners, with your participation this year, we’re targeting even more!

The Route

The San Diego Pride 5K is an out and back course, starting and finishing on University Ave at Centre St in Hillcrest. You’ll run/walk west on University following the San Diego Pride Parade route, turning south (left) on 6th Ave. You’ll then enter Balboa Park and just past Quince Ave, you’ll hit the halfway turnaround point. Retrace your route back, north on 6th then east on University, and cross the finish line smiling for all the photos.


Sponsors and Community Heroes

The San Diego Pride 5K is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors and Community Heroes. If you or your company would like to be a sponsor or arrange for a corporate team, please check out our Sponsor information here. You can also contact us at

Volunteer for the Pride 5K
Support the San Diego Pride 5K by volunteering. We’re looking for volunteers to help before the event and also during the following times:
  • Set-up: July 20th 5:30 – 7:30am
  • During the run/walk: July 20th 6:30 – 9:30am
  • Tear down/clean up: July 20th 9 – 11am
If you would like to volunteer, please complete this form  2024 Volunteer Form   

2024 Pride 5K KIDS' DASH

This 100-yard fun dash is FREE for all youngsters 10 and under.  All participants can decorate their own bib at our Kids’ Dash table and will get a participation prize. 
Please visit the Kids’ Dash table before 7:25 am to sign your child up. The Dash will start promptly at 7:30am on University Ave under the rainbow arch.