SweetHeart 5K 2016

3333 Bear Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA 92025

Running > 5k

Event Description

Thanks to the helpful feedback of the first SH5K participants, we are back with a bigger, better event for you to share with the one you love.

Not only have we improved the course, added chip timing, a custom participant medal and a new tech shirt to the event, but, we are also focused on bringing you the biggest lineup of Valentines prizes for you to win.  Last year, we saw over $15,000 in prizes making us the largest "winningest" 5K around.  


We are bringing you the first ever "Lost Love Scavenger Hunt" where you'll race around, Amazing Race style, and solve clues at different locations around Escondido to win prizes and discounts;  The one and only "SweetHeart Shoppe" featuring treats for your Valentine only you have special access to; the first ever mobile app for a 5K for 24/7 access to all the details of the 2H5K; and last but not least, the infamous trading cards are returning for your teasing entertainment.

Dont miss what is quickly becoming San Diego's next big holiday race!



  • 1 mi. Sweetheart Stroll
  • 5K Run/ Walk and/ or
  • the worlds first and only Couples 5K Relay Race
  • 5K and 5K Relay "Love 2 Run" Combination Race (includes discount for relay race)


  • Day Of (D.O.) Registration Opens @ 6:30AM
  • 5K @ 8AM;
  • 1 mi. @ 8:30AM;
  • Relay Sprint @ 9:15AM;


  • $30/ participant for the 5K ($35 as of Dec. 1, $40 on Jan 1., $45 on Feb 12, 2016)
  • "SweetHeart DEAL" $50 for a couple ($60 as of Dec. 1; $75 on Jan 1. $85 on Feb 12 D.O.)
  • $50 for Couples 5K Relay Race (price is for both runners) ($55 as of Dec 1; $60 on Jan 1., $65 Feb 12)
  • Teen Relay Race - $40 with shirt; $50 Jan 1.
  • Love 2 Run Bundle (5K, 5K relay - 2 runners) is $90; $100 as of Dec. 1; $110 as of Jan 1; $120 on Feb 12

What You Get:

  • For 5K Registrants: "Wear Red" Tech shirt, signature participant medal
  • For Relay Sprint registrants: "Wear Red" T-shirt
  • Valentine's "swag" bag with sweetheart surprises
  • Post Race photo (for purchase)
  • One raffle entry

Awards & Prizes

  • Commemorative medals for top 3 finishers - 5K
  • "Valentine themed" prize packs - (win your Valentines plans or gifts) - 5K, Relay
  • Crown for top relay finishers in teen, adult and master age division - Relay

Packet Pickup

DATE: FEBRUARY 5TH, 2016 "Wear RED" Day


LOCATION: ROAD RUNNER, 5617 Paseo Del Norte Unit 100, Carlsbad, CA 92008  (MAP)



Kit Carson Park - subject to availability

Orange Glen High School - TBD

Westfield Mall - parking is on southeast corner of property near JC Penny.  You can access ramp into park at bus stop and walk to the start line from there


From San Diego: take 1-15 North.  Exit Via Rancho Pkwy, Right on E. Via Rancho Pkwy, continue on Bear Valley Pkwy.  follow signs to available parking

From Riverside: take 1-15 South.  Exit E. Via Rancho Pkwy, Right on E. Via Rancho Pkwy.  Continue on Bear Valley Pkwy.  follow signs to available parking

From Carlsbad: take 78 East.  I-15 South.  Exit E. Via Rancho Pkwy, Right on E. Via Rancho Pkwy.  Continue on Bear Valley Pkwy.  follow signs to available parking

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