2017 Silver Strand Veteran's Day Half Marathon, 10 Miler & 5K

Sunset Park
Coronado, CA 92118

Running > 5k, Half Marathon, 10 Mile

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Run / Walk / Skate / Elliptical / Roll

The 17th Annual Silver Strand Half Marathon, 10 Miler, & 5K

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Come on down the Silver Strand where dreams of PR's can dome true!

Get your Rock on with Live Entertainment on the Run!

Flat and Fast Run or Walk with the waves of the Pacific Ocean on your right and the San Diego Bay on your left, finishing with a California Beach Party!   Run along the "Silver Strand," from Coronado to Imperial Beach!  Coronado Island is located just across the bridge from downtown San Diego.

Check out the Awesome Woman's Racer Back Technical Tank Top and the Men's Royal Technical T-shirt

The Half Marathon & 10 mile course is limited to 5000 participants.

The course has been modified this year and no longer goes through the IB Navy base with speed bumps so now all can enjoy the 1/2 marathon route.

  The Half Marathon course is open to Runners, Walkers, Ellipticals/ElliptiGO, Hand Cycles, and Wheelchairs.  The 10 mile course is open to Runners and Walkers.

Welcome back skaters! Bring out your inline skates, roller blades or roller skates and speed your way down the strand. Helmets are mandatory. Knee and wrist guards are recommended.

The Veterans Day 5K Run/Walk starts and finishes at the Imperial Beach Pier Plaza at 7:00 am. Run the 5K and then enjoy the post race Beach Party and Beer Garden while watching the half marathoners cross the finish line.

Special Discounted Pricing for All Branches of Our USA Military enlisted and Veterans and their families (All Must show Military Id at Packet Pick up)

Special Discounted Pricing for All First Responders - Police, Fire, FBI, Boarder Patrol with Valid ID

Special Pricing for Coronado, Imperial Beach Residents with valid ID

Race Features    
    •    California Beach Party with Live Music, Beer Garden and Food

    •    All distance receive Finishers Medals
    •    Timed Results
    •    Men's & Women's sizing Technical T-Shirt for Half Marathon/10 Miler Participants
    •    $10 off any $30 purchase at Road Runner Sports at pre-race expo Friday and saturday
    •    Continental Breakfast
    •    Beer Garden supporting CAF - Challenged Athletes Foundation
    •    Entertainment Along the Course
    •    Race Photos Available On-Line
    •    Short Sleeve Cotton Shirt for 5K Participants
    •    Road Runner Sports Pace Team- 1/2 Marathon pace groups include: 1:30, 1:35, 1:40,                 1:45, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10, 2:15, 2:20, 2:30 and 2:45!!

NEW in 2016: The Half Marathon and 5K is now open to all Challenged Athletes!! 
    •    NEW in 2016: Challenged Open Divisions for all Distances!!
    •    Half Marathon distance Elliptical Cycling Championships of Elliptical Cycling!!

Benefitting Challenged Athletes Foundation: Operation Rebound

Event details and schedule

Please Download Race PDF   for details

Aid Stations:
There will be 7 aid stations on the half marathon race course. The water stations are located approximately 1.5 miles apart. Water and energy drinks will be available at all 6 stations. Energy gels will be available at one station near mile 7. Water is also available at both the start and finish areas.

Race Divisions

Half Marathon/10 Miler/Skate/5K Award Age Divisions:
    •    14 & Under
    •    15-19
    •    20-24
    •    25-29
    •    30-34
    •    35-39
    •    40-44
    •    45-49
    •    50-54
    •    55-59
    •    60-64
    •    65-69
    •    70-74
    •    75-79
    •    80+
ElliptiGO Awards will be given to the top 3 Male & Female.
Challenged Award Divisions Include:
    •    Handcycle - Para (1/2 Marathon only)
    •    Handcycle - Quad (1/2 Marathon only)
    •    Wheelchair - Para (1/2 Marathon only)
    •    Wheelchair - Quad (1/2 Marathon only)
    •    AK Amputee (1/2 Marathon & 5K Only)
    •    BK Amputee (1/2 Marathon & 5K Only)
    •    Challenged Open Division (ALL DISTANCES!)
Special Award Divisions
    •    Military (All distances)
    •    Clydesdale (1/2 Mara/10 Miler only)
    •    Clydesdale 40+ (1/2 Mara/10 Miler only)

Make your event more meaningful! Sign up to raise funds for the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF). The funds you raise will help change the lives of physically challenged athletes by giving them the opportunity to live an active lifestyle through physical fitness and competitive athletics.

The Half Marathon Championships of Elliptical Cycling!
Here’s your chance to etch your name in the history books. Put the pedals to the metal on the flat, fast Silver Strand course, and you could be the first-ever Half Marathon Champion for ElliptiGO bikes. Along the way, you’ll set the official course record and the standard that future challengers will strive to beat. Or if you prefer a more leisurely pace, you can’t beat the gorgeous route between the Pacific Ocean and San Diego Bay.
 Either way, you can bring your own bike or rent one from ElliptiGO Headquarters in Solana Beach: www.elliptigo.com. To reserve yours TODAY, simply call 888-796-8227 and press "0" to reach a customer service representative.
Party at the Pier - After the race, kick back and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Party at the Pier. There will be live entertainment, beer garden, post race food, fluids and massages.
Awards - Finisher medals for all distances! Half marathon, 10 Miler and 5K running awards will be given to the top three overall finishers and the top three finishers in each division. Skate awards will be given to the top three in five year age increments. The 5K award ceremony is scheduled for 9:00 am and the Half Marathon awards ceremony is scheduled for 10:30 am.

T-Shirts - All 5k participants will receive a 100% cotton short sleeve t-shirt and half marathon/ 10 miler participants receive a tech tee.

Award Medals - All Participants Half Marathon, 10K and 5K get a bottle opener Award Medal

National Leg Amputee Championships - Life without limitations! The world top amputee athletes will gather at the start and compete for a prize purse of up to a total of $3,000 dollars at the National Leg Amputee Championships. The divisions for the National Leg Amputee Championships include handcycles and wheelchairs for the half marathon participants and for the 5K amputee participants.


Please Download Race PDF  


Challenged Athletes Beer Garden-PLEASE DONATE   you been challenged to help raise $5000 for CAF. Click Here to Donate Now! 




Road Runner Sports 5553 Copley Drive San Diego, Ca 92111 


Friday, November 11th 3:00pm-6:30pm & Saturday, November 12th 10:00am-3:00pm


Sign waivers/ pick up bib / t-shirt. Bring photo ID. Friends can pick up for racer but they MUST have COPY of your ID & 2 SIGNED WAIVERS.  Print waivers: KOZ Wavier http://www.kozevents.com/Assets/Forms/Waivers/ss+waiver.pdf 
USATF Wavier http://www.usatf.org/usatf/files/92/92fe11bc-4634-4e44-858f-71e03368e080.pdf


CAN'T MAKE IT TO PACKET PICK UP? Half & 10 milers, who don’t come to packet pickup, must pay a $10 (CASH ONLY) late pick-up fee on race morning, & you MUST bring your photo ID & sign both waivers. Parking & Getting to the Start Line - Best, Fastest & Surest Way Have a friend drop you off near the start line Ocean Blvd & Marina Ave 6:00 am & 6:45 am Taking Your Car -If You paid for Parking Option 1 check confirmation, bus from Silver Strand State Beach to the start is 5:30 am to 6:45 am overflow parking at the Coronado Cays. Bus will return to the parking after the race. NO 5K'ers WILL BE BUSED TO IMPERIAL BEACH. NO SPECTATORS will be bused to the start. Do not wait until the last moment. Late-comers are not guaranteed a bus to the start. Coronado, limited parking at the Coronado City Hall at Hwy 75 & Strand Way. It is 1m from the start. Bus at the area after 6:15 am or you can warm up to start line.  Option 2 –If you selected Option 2, there will be bus service from the Imperial Beach Pier to the start for the pre-selected 300 participants only. First come, first serve. The buses will depart from Reama Park on 2nd St. in between Elder & Elkwood beginning at 5:30 am for the first 250, & at 6:30 am for the remaining 50. Please plan to arrive at this location by 5:15 am Do not wait to take the 6:30 am departure, or you may be left behind. IF You Arrive Late Park your car in the residential area near the start area. There will be limited bus service from the finish back to the start after the race.
What if I want to Change my Distance, Add a Massage or Add Parking?
Please log on to your ACTIVE.COM account to change your distance, Add a Post-Race massage, or Add Parking at the Silver Strand State Beach https://myevents.active.com/homepage.jsf
Alternatively - if you cannot get the online option to work for you, You May change or add Options, at the Road Runner Sports Packet Pick up on Friday & Saturday


Sunday, November 13, 2016 - Race Day Timeline
5:30-6:30 AM Half Marathon/10 Miler bus from Silver Strand Beach to the Start Option 1- Parking must be pre-paid
5:45 AM Half/10 Miler bus - Imperial Beach Pier Plaza to the start(300 half participants)
6-7:00 AM GEAR CHECK at Sunset Park, Coronado for Half/10 Miler Only
Late Packet Pick-Up for Half Marathon ($10 Late Fee)
6:15-6:45 AM Half/10 Miler bus shuttle-Coronado City Hall
7:00 AM START: 5K Start at the Imperial Beach Pier Plaza
7:00 AM Athletes assemble at Half Start- Sunset Park, Coronado
7:15 AM START: Skate Half
7:20 AM START: Hand cycle/Wheelchair Half
7:30 AM START: Half Marathon & 10 Miler
8:30-11:30 AM Bus competitors to Silver Strand State Beach & Coronado City Hall
9:00 AM 5K Awards Presentation
10:00 AM 10 Miler Awards Presentation
10:15 AM Half Marathon course closes on Hwy 75
10:30 AM Half Marathon Awards Presentation
11:45 AM Last bus shuttle departs Imperial Beach


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