Avoid Skipping Recovery
Listening to your body is key to avoiding injury and burnout. Your body can actually grow stronger when you are at rest. The process of training includes workouts that are strategically placed along with rest days, which provides stimulation during the activity and recovery when you are at rest. If you are new to running, it is important not to push yourself to hard. Injuries can pop up when training advances too quickly. If your body is giving you warning signs, listen and take the extra time off so you can fully adjust and recover to meet your specific fitness needs.
Online registration will close at 3 PM Saturday, February 9th registration will be available on site on Sunday morning for a limited number of people .
8th Annual Coronado Valentine's Day 10K, 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run / Walk
The event has earned a great reputation for its attention to detail, race management, and an awesome post-race party.
EACH 10K, 5K, 1 MILE PARTICIPANT RECEIVES A HIGH QUALITY T-SHIRT, AN AWESOME FINISHERS MEDAL, CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST, PHOTOS WITH HEARTY SWEETS - OPTIONAL BUFFET BREAKFAST AND BEER GARDEN at McP's
Costume Contest! Join in on the fun and wear a Valentine's Themed Costume - Win the Contest! Prizes include Circus Vagas Tickets, Snug Bug Earphones, Free Entries and More
The Coronado Valentine's Day 10K, 5K & 1-mile run will be a Match Making event this year! At registration you will pick up your choice of bib: Available, Taken, or It's Complicated. Wear the bib on the run and find others that like to run and do events just like you! Get social at the event and make new friends.
ISLANDER HAND CARVED TIKIS WILL BE AWARDED TO THE TOP 3 FINISHERS IN EACH AGE CATEGORY, MEN AND WOMEN. RunningSkirts and Circus Vargas are giving out Prizes to all first place winners. Snug Bug is giving over all winners special prizes.
WHETHER YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A NEW 10K OR 5K PERSONAL RECORD (PR) AND PRIZES OR YOU JUST WANT A GREAT FLAT COURSE THROUGH BEAUTIFUL CORONADO... THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU. THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT SO REGISTER EARLY AND COME OUT TO CORONADO ISLAND FOR A BEAUTIFUL RUN ALONG THE BAY AND PAST HISTORIC HOMES.
New - Pace Groups at the Start Line - Please choose your Pace group that most closely fits your normal running speed. If you want to walk that’s great but please start in the rear pace group.
Race Day Time line
6:00 AM Day of Registration Opens (At the start line)
7:00 AM Opening remarks
7:30 AM 1 Mile Fun Run Start
Late Registration & Packet pickup CLOSES
8:00 AM 10K & 5K start
9:30 AM 5K Awards ceremony, followed by the 10K Awards ceremony
10:00 AM Post race party at McP's Irish Pub
Packet Pick-up: There are several opportunities for packet pickup with times and locations listed above. For all athletes you must bring a signed waiver. Race day pick-up is available but not recommended as race morning is very busy with parking, warming up, and getting to the start line. If you are picking up your packet or registering on race morning please show up earlier than you normally would to allow time to do so. We will not be able to process new registration or hand out packets once the races start. Gear check will be provided.
Picking up race materials/packet for another participant(s):
In order to allow your packet to be picked up by anyone else but yourself, we require both of the following:
1. Signed Waiver(s) by participant
2. Photocopy/picture of participant's driver license
IMPORTANT: If you are picking up for a couple, both people must sign their own waivers!!!
Aid Stations: There are three hydration points along the route located at mile 1.4, 3.5 and 4.7. All aid stations have water and electrolyte drink mix.
Race Day Parking: Tidelands Park is located at 2000 Mullinex Dr, Coronado, CA 92118 has approx 200 parking spots. The neighborhoods around Coronado offer plenty of on street parking if you do not park in Tidelands Park. It is highly recommended that you carpool with friends for the race and arrive early.
Bag Check: A bag check is available at the start line for your convenience.
Post Race Party: The post race party will be held at McP's Irish Pub and Grill located at 1107 Orange Avenue in Coronado. After the race, stop by to enjoy breakfast and cold beer!
Awards: Hand carved cedar Islander Tiki's and painted Islander Tiki's will be awarded to the overall winners and the Top 3 in Age Group (couples are placed in their respective individual award categories with the individual participants).
Age Groups and Categories:
Top 3 Overall
14 and younger
Couples - Posted the following day
Top 3 Overall
9 and younger
Couples - Posted the following day
Baby joggers or strollers: If you choose to run with a baby jogger, please seed yourself toward the back of the start line. It is your responsibility to make sure the baby jogger does not impede other runners, and you must take extra precaution to ensure your safety, your child's safety and the safety of the runners around you. We reserve the right to pull any person from the race who is endangering other runners or themselves.
Pets: Pets are not allowed on the course. This is to ensure runner safety and comply with liability insurance policies.
Headphones: iPods, mp3 players, etc are not recommended during the race. If you do run with headphones, it is requested that you keep one ear free to be able to hear safety vehicles.
Transfers: There are no transfers or refunds. While this may seem harmless to the parties perpetrating the unauthorized bib transfer, it does convey serious consequences to the organizers and participant field alike. From race results to finishers' awards being impacted as well as medical staff being able to correctly identify participants in need of treatment, it is imperative that the registration data associated with your race number does in fact belong to you, the participant.
Routes Changes: Routes are subject to change, due to unforeseen issues with weather, road construction or permitting requirements.
Cancellation Policy: No refunds or transfers are provided.