Silver Strand Distance Classic

Event Date

Sun, Nov 16, 2014


Coronado, CA

About This Activity

Run, walk or skate along the Strand from Coronado to Imperial Beach at the 15th Annual Silver Strand Half Marathon, 10 Miler & 5K on Sunday November 16th!

Race Features

  • NEW IN 2014: USATF San Diego 10 Mile Championship!
  • NEW IN 2014: Personalized bib numbers (must register by 10/13/2014)
  • NEW IN 2014: BIGGER MEDALS w/ customized graphic ribbons
  • NEW IN 2014: Silver Strand keepsake timing chips with special graphics!
  • Timed Results
  • Technical T-Shirt for Half Marathon/10 Miler Participants
  • 10% off at Road Runner Sports at pre-race expo
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Free Beer Garden for Participants
  • Entertainment Along the Course
  • Finisher Medal for Half Marathon/10 Miler Participants
  • Race Photos Available On-Line
  • Short Sleeve Cotton Shirt for 5K Participants
  • Finisher Pin for 5K Participants 
  • Road Runner Sports Pace Team

Silver Strand Distance Classic is now part of the California Half & Full Marathon Series!



Event details and schedule

The 15th Annual Silver Strand Half Marathon & 5K is Sunday, November 16, 2014. Run along the Strand from Coronado to Imperial Beach! Coronado is located across the bridge from downtown San Diego. Imperial Beach is located 20 miles south of downtown San Diego.
The 5K Run/Walk starts and finishes at the Imperial Beach Pier Plaza at 7:00am. Run the 5K and then enjoy the post race festivities while watching the half marathoners cross the finish line.

The half marathon course is open to runners and walkers.  The 10 mile course is open to runners, walkers, skaters, hand cycles, and wheelchairs. The Half Marathon/10 mile course is limited to 4,500 participants. The 5K is limited to 1,000 participants. 

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.

Event Day Timeline:

Sunday, November 16, 2014

5:30-6:30 A.M. 

Half Marathon/10 Miler bus shuttle from Silver Strand State Beach to the Start(Bus Shuttle Option 1-Half Marathon Participants ONLY) Limited to the first 700 athletes. Parking must be pre-paid with registration

5:45 A.M.

Half Marathon/10 Miler bus shuttle from Imperial Beach Pier Plaza to the start(first 200 half marathon participants)

6-7:00 A.M. 

GEAR CHECK at Sunset Park, Coronado for Half Marathon/10 Miler Only

Late Packet Pick-Up for Half Marathon ($10 Late Fee)

New Registration for 5K ONLY

6:15-6:45 A.M.

Half Marathon/10 Miler bus shuttle from Coronado City Hall

7:00 A.M.

START: 5K Start at the Imperial Beach Pier Plaza

7:00 A.M.

Athletes assemble at Half Marathon Start- Sunset Park, Coronado

7:15 A.M.    

START: Skate Half Marathon

7:20 A.M. 

START: Handcycle/Wheelchair Half Marathon

7:30 A.M.  

START: Half Marathon & 10 Miler

8:30-11:30 A.M.

Bus shuttle service for spectators and competitors from the finish to Silver Strand State Beach and Coronado City Hall

9:00 A.M.

5K Awards Presentation

10:00 A.M.

10 Miler Awards Presentation

10:15 A.M.

Half Marathon course closes on Hwy 75

10:30 A.M.

Half Marathon Awards Presentation

11:30 A.M.


11:45 A.M.

Last bus shuttle departs Imperial Beach

 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.

Expo & Bib Pick-Up Information

We will have two packet pick-up times at Road Runner Sports:

5553 Copley Drive, San Diego, CA 92111

 Friday, November 14th 4:00pm-6:30pm

Packet pick-up 

Saturday, November 15th 10:00am-3:00pm 

Expo and packet pick-up

(new registration will be available on Fri & Sat, space permitting) 

5k participants are welcome to attend the expo to pick up their bibs. It is not mandatory for 5k participants to attend the expo. If you are a 5K participant and you choose not to attend the expo, your bib will be available for you at the 5K start on race morning beginning 6:00am.  ID's are mandatory for bib pick-up.

All half marathon and 10 Miler participants must attend ONE packet pick-up (either Friday OR Saturday). We do not allow friends or family members to pick up for athletes. ID's are mandatory at the expo.

If you are unable to attend either of the packet pick ups, please select the Mail Back option for $15 (deadline for selecting the mail back option is October 27, 2014). Your T-shirt will not be mailed to you, it will be available for pick-up at the finish line after the race. 

There will be a $10 late fee for race day packet pick up!

Vendors & Sponsors:

Interested in setting up a booth at the expo? Email us to request a vendor application.

Mail Back Option

Coming in from out of town or can’t make it to check in on Saturday? For a fee of $15 - Receive your race materials,EXCEPT FOR YOUR TIMING CHIP AND T-SHIRT, in the mail at least 5 days prior to the race. You DO NOT need to attend the pre-race check-in. Your timing chip will be available for you at the VIP booth on race morning. You will need to return a signed waiver by mail and pick up your T-shirt at the finish line. Entries must be received by October 27, 2014. NO EXCEPTIONS!

We benefit:


Make your event more meaningful! Sign up to raise funds for the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) through our Race for a Reason program for the Silver Strand Half Marathon and earn great incentive prizes as well as a change to race alongside our amazing para-athletes. 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.

Getting started is simple: Register for our Silver Strand event on Active and confirm you are registered.  Then go to this link: Race for a Reason

CAF makes fundraising easy. Sign up, and you will be on our official Silver Strand fundraising web page, an easy to follow fundraising kit, inspirational emails, a Race for the Reason technical training shirt, and an opportunity to earn great incentive prizes.

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.


Finisher medals to ALL half marathoners and 10 Milers! 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. 

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

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.


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