As San Diegans we are lucky to enjoy beautiful weather all year round, but it’s easy to fall into lazy habits and take this beautiful place we call home for granted. Fortunately there’s no shortage of organized activities for San Diegans to take part in! Here is a list of 7 local events that will get you moving in the crisp Fall air. Get out there, get active, try something different alone or with friends, and most importantly – have fun!
1. 80’s 5K
November 1st – Tecelote Shores, North Park
Flashback to the 80’s with some totally teased hair and some rad leg warmers for this time warp of a run! Make sure to go all out for a chance to win the individual and group costume contests. Enjoy an awesome rock band performance and 80’s themed medal at the finish line, and here’s my favorite part – your scrunchie-dressed canine friend is more than welcome to participate!
2. Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 5k
November 2nd – Balboa Park
Whether you want to gather with friends for a leisurely walk or race them to the finish line for some friendly competition, your participation in the Susan G. Komen 5k helps raise awareness and money for breast cancer research. Members and staff of Fit Athletic Club have come together to create a team for this event, and anyone is welcome to participate – find out more information here!
3. Ride the Point Memorial Charity Bicycle Ride
November 8th – Liberty Station, Point Loma
Join 500 other bikers and help support UC San Diego Moore’s Cancer Center. Begin and end in Liberty Station and pass through beautiful scenes of the shore. Not an avid-biker? No problem, there are three route choices that cater to different fitness levels, from beginner to advanced.
4. CicloSDias Hillcrest and Bankers Hill
November 9th – Bankers Hill, University Avenue & 6th Avenue
Keep those pedals moving, or walk it off on 2.5 miles of road blocked off from traffic. The idea of “ciclovia” was adopted from Colombia with intentions of bonding the community. Take advantage of this opportunity to go for your run, or bike with your friends. Along the route you can expect exciting activities, shopping, and delicious food at local participating businesses.
5. Fit Foodie Run 5K
November 15 – San Diego Bay Front
Calling all fitness fanatics who love some GOOD food! This is the 5k for you. “Health” and “Cooking Light” magazines created this event to express that healthy lifestyles and culinary deliciousness can go hand in hand. At the end of the 5k, all runners will be rewarded with access to the “Finishers Village” where they enjoy cooking demonstrations from celebrity chefs, refuel stations, wine and beer tastings, and samples from local San Diego restaurants. Unlike most other races, this particular one isn’t a one day affair – check out the activity schedule and make sure you take advantage of Fit Foodie fun all weekend long.
6. Silver Strand Distance Classic, 5k, 10 Miler, and Half Marathon
November 16th – Coronado to Imperial Beach
What better landscape could you possibly choose for a run over the beautiful island of Coronado? This race is great for all runner levels – pick between a 5k, 10 Mile or Half Marathon and go at your own pace. Enjoy entertainment and the sound of crashing waves along the course, and treat yourself to a free beer garden at the finish line. Here’s a unique opportunity – racers are allowed to rollerskate and rollerblade!
7. Turkey Trot, 5, 10, or 15K
November 27th – Rohr Park, Bonita
Thanksgiving is often misinterpreted for “stuff yourself until you can’t move day.” Reduce that post T-day guilt by getting your run in early that morning. Earn those calories! You won’t have to think twice before going for that second, or maybe third helping of mashed potatoes. Don’t forget to to bring non perishable food donations for the Salvation Army, in order to help those less fortunate enjoy a happier holiday.