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.
Virtual Event – $49
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 10 2023. 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!
You may pick up your bib and registration packet Friday, July 14th, or the morning of the event.
You won’t want to miss the pre-race activities and vendor village
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.
We’ll be mailing your packets out the week of July 10, 2023. 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)
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.
FREE SHUTTLE TO RACE START AND PARADE RUNS FROM 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM
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.
The race uses chip timing. Your results will be available the day of the event and also online.
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:
In 2022 your support led to $40,000 worth of donations to our charity partners, with your participation this year, we’re targeting even more!
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.