2020 Silver Strand Veteran's Day Half Marathon 10 Miler & 5K

Starts Sunday November 8th, 2020

Coronado, CA

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Run / Walk / Skate / Elliptical / Roll

The 21st Annual Silver Strand Half Marathon, 10 Miler & 5K

Sunday, November 8, 2020

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Come on down the Flat & Fast Silver Strand where dreams of PR's can come true! USA Beach Party Finish with "Beach Boys" Cover Band and Beer Garden. 

Awesome Finisher Medals for all, Tech T's, Live Entertainment on the Run!

Run 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!  

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

  The Half Marathon course is open to Runners and Walkers only.  The 10 mile course is open to Runners, Walkers, Skaters, Ellipticals/ElliptiGO, Handcycles, and Wheelchairs.

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 - Active Duty, Reserves & Veterans (MUST show Military ID at Packet Pickup; DD214 will suffice if you no longer possess a Military ID)

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

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

    •    All distances receive Finisher Medals
    •    Timed Results and Runner Tracking 

    •    Men's & Women's sizing Technical T-Shirt for ALL adult Participants!

    •    $10 off any $30 purchase at Road Runner Sports at pre-race expo Friday and saturday
    •    Continental Breakfast at finish line Party
    •    Beer Garden supporting CAF - Challenged Athletes Foundation
    •   Entertainment Along the Course
    •    Race Photos Available Online
    •    Road Runner Sports Pace Team- 1/2 Marathon pace groups include: 1:30, 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10, 2:15, 2:30, 2:45 and 3:00!!

Benefitting Challenged Athletes Foundation: Operation Rebound

Event details and schedule

Please visit www.SilverStrandHalf.com 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 7 stations. 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

    •    80-84

    •    85+

 Elliptical, Wheelchair and Handcycle Awards will be given to the top 3 Male & Female.

Special Award Divisions
    •    Military (All distances)
    •    Clydesdale (1/2 Marathon/10 Miler only)
    •    Clydesdale 40+ (1/2 Marathon/10 Miler only)

Make your event more meaningful! Sign up to raise funds for the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) through Life Sports Foundation. 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.

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/10 Miler awards ceremony is scheduled for 10:30 am.

T-Shirts - All participants, excluding youth sizes, will receive a tech tee. Youth sizes will be cotton tees. 

Finisher Medals - All Participants Half Marathon, 10K and 5K get an exclusive Silver Strand Veterans Day race finisher medal. 

Challenged Athletes Beer Garden-PLEASE DONATE   You have been challenged to help raise $5000 for CAF. You can donate when you register 


Road Runner Sports 5553 Copley Drive San Diego, Ca 92111  

Friday, November 6th 3:00pm-6:30pm & Saturday, November 7th 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 below: 

KOZ Wavier  - Click here
USATF Wavier - Click here 

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.

Best, Fastest and Surest Way

Have a friend or family member drop you off near the start line at the intersection of Ocean Blvd. and Marina Ave. between 6:00 a.m. and 6:45 a.m.  They can drive to the finish area near the Imperial Beach Pier, park in the residential area and meet you at the finish line. NO 5K'ers will be bused to Imperial Beach where the 5K starts.

Taking Your Car (HALF MARATHON/10 MILE ONLY!) Options must be purchased in advance

Option 1: Shuttle service from Silver Strand State Beach to the start area goes from 5:30 a.m. until 6:45 a.m.  Park at Silver Strand State Beach. There is overflow parking at the Coronado Cays.  Carpool, if possible.  Shuttles will return you to the parking lot after the race.  NO 5K'ers WILL BE BUSED TO IMPERIAL BEACH.  NO SPECTATORS will be bused to the start area.  Do not wait, late-comers are not guaranteed a shuttle to the start line

Option 2: Shuttle service from the Imperial Beach Pier to the start. Park in the Imperial Beach neighborhood. The buses will depart the IB Pier area at 5:45 a.m.and 6:30 a.m. Do not plan on taking the 6:30 a.m. departure, or you may be left behind. 

Option 3: Parking in Coronado, Shuttle Service from Coronado City Hall. There is limited parking for It is about 1 mile from the starting line.  Limited shuttle service beginning at 6:15am.

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 8, 2020 - 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
10:30 AM Half Marathon Awards Presentation
10:45 AM Half Marathon course closes on Hwy 75
12:00 PM Last bus shuttle departs Imperial Beach




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Race Distances

Price Register
5K Run/Walk - Individual $56.00 until Btn active register yellow
Virtual Run - Individual Age group/open Click to Find Out Btn active register yellow
8 Mile - Skate, Elliptical, Wheelchair, Ha... $120.00 until Btn active register yellow
10 Mile Run - Individual $120.00 until Btn active register yellow
5K Run/Walk (Kids age 4-10) - Individual A... $25.00 until Btn active register yellow
Half Marathon-Duo Racer (Challenged Only) ... $120.00 until Btn active register yellow
10 Mile - Enlisted /Veterans Military, Pol... $98.00 until Btn active register yellow
10 Mile - Duo Racer (Challenged Only) - Gr... $120.00 until Btn active register yellow
8 Mile - Skate, Elliptical, Wheelchair, Ha... $120.00 until Btn active register yellow
Half Marathon - Enlisted /Veterans Militar... $98.00 until Btn active register yellow
Half Marathon - Individual $120.00 until Btn active register yellow

Places to Stay

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Start Location

Sunset Park, Coronado, CA

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