7th Annual ACT Today! for Military Families San Diego Run from ACT Today! on Vimeo.
Welcome to our Run
The 8th Annual ACT Today! for Military Families 5k/10k & Family Festival returns to Tecolote Shores Park in Mission Bay, San Diego on Saturday, April 21, 2018.
- Flat and scenic course
- Chip timed 5k/10k Run/Walk
- Age division awards
- Prizes for top fundraisers and top teams
- Commemorative t-shirt
- Finisher Medal
- Family Festival with live entertainment and resource fair
- Kids Zone including face painting, arts & crafts and games
- Beer and Wine Tent (must be 21 and over on race day)
- 1 Mile Fun Run open to children and adults
- Quiet Zone
Resource Fair / Race Festival / Vendors
Join us for our post-race party which includes music, entertainment and 35+ awesome race vendors. There is a beer and wine tent and Kids' Zone sponsored by Center for Autism & Related Disorders. Our kids zone features a Quiet Zone (10x20 enclosed tent staffed by ABA therapists for children needing a quiet space), inflatable, carnival games with prizes, face painting, art & crafts and fitness area. Interested in becoming a vendor at our event? CLICK HERE for more info!
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Tecolote Shores Park, Mission Bay
6:30am – Registration/Packet Pick up/Festival Start
7:30am – 10K Start
8:00am – 5K Start
9:30am – 1 Mile Start
9:45am – Awards Ceremony
11:00am – Festival Concludes
Parking & Directions
The race starts and finishes at Tecolote Shores Park South in Mission Bay. The address is 1300 E. Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109.
Parking is available north of the race site on the east and west side of East Mission Bay Drive AND the numerous parking lots on the west side of East Mission Bay Drive. There are two lots south of the Hilton, lots north of the Hilton at Playa Pacifica Park and lots both north and south of the Mission Bay Visitor Center.
All of these lots are within a 5-15 minute walk to the start. You may walk to the event site by walking along the grass alongside Mission Bay Drive or just follow the sidewalk to the water and enjoy a pretty (safer for strollers, families) walk south on the sidewalk to our race site.
Directions: Take 1-5 and exit Clairemont Drive/ East Mission Bay Drive, Turn WEST (towards the ocean) and park north of the event site using the above parking suggestions.
Adult 5K Registration* Early bird pricing thru 1/15: $30, 1/16 - 4/19: $35, 4/20 & Race Day: $40
Adult 10K Registration* Early bird pricing thru 1/15: $35, 1/16 - 4/19: $40, 4/20 & Race Day: $45
Youth 17 & Under (5k/10k/1-Mile) Early bird pricing thru 1/15:: $20, 1/16 - 4/19: $20, 4/20 & Race Day: $25
Adult 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk Registration Early bird pricing thru 1/15: $20, 1/16 - 4/19: $20, 4/20 & Race Day: $25
*Active Military receive a $5 discount off the adult 5k/10k registration fees.
The flat and fast courses for the 5k and 10k both start at Tecolote Shores Park South. The start line is in the southbound lane of E. Mission Bay Drive just opposite the small parking lot of the 'Dinosaur” playground. Participants will run south on E. Mission Bay Drive and turn right on Fiesta Island Dr to Fiesta Island. 5k participants will complete one small loop of Fiesta Island and return to Tecolote Shores via Fiesta Island Dr. & E Mission Bay Drive. 10k participants will complete one large loop of Fiesta Island and return to Tecolote Shores via Fiesta Island Dr and E. Mission Bay Dr.
5K Course Map
10K Course Map
Awards go to top overall M/F in each of the 5K and 10K and the top three finishers in each 5K/10K division. Back for 2018 is a Stroller division!
Age Groups: Age 9 & Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
Special Divisions: Stroller
Baby Strollers & Dogs
We welcome strollers at this race and have a new Special Stroller division - for use in either 5K, 10K or 1 Mile divisions. Please use caution starting the race and yield to runners without strollers. When approaching the finish-line, please use also caution as there is a curb from the road up to the finish-line on the grass. Race crew will be stationed to assist.
We welcome participants to run/walk with leashed dogs (6-foot, non-retractable), but please note that dogs must be off the Tecolote Shores park grass/sidewalks at 9am. This City of San Diego law will be enforced by park management and race crew on race day.
Do you live out of town or simply can’t make our event? We would love for you to participate virtually! CLICK HERE register as a Virtual Participant, select Virtual Participant during the registration process. We will mail you an event t-shirt no later than 2 weeks after our race. We encourage you to wear your event t-shirt as you walk, run, play, or just do something positive for your community.
Our event can't be a success without our awesome volunteers! CLICK HERE to register as a volunteer. Volunteers will be assigned to areas such as registration, packet pick-up, event set-up/maintenance, vendor load-in, post-race food, t-shirt handout, finish-line, beer garden, kids zone, VIP tent, course guide, water station, cheer zone and event tear-down.
Photos will be available in your account within 24-48 hours after the races conclude.
Where to Stay
The 8th Annual ONEHOPE ACT Today! for Military Families 5k/10k Run/Walk and Family Festival has partnered with Best Western Mission Bay and the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa to offer discounted rooms to our race participants.
A block of rooms at the newly remodeled Best Western Mission Bay
has been reserved for Friday, April 20, 2018 through Sunday, April 22, 2018. The special room rate will be available until March 30, 2018.
The Best Western Mission Bay is a family-oriented; pet friendly property centrally located in the heart of San Diego.
*Rates include free parking, full hot breakfast and free high-speed internet access.
The Best Western Mission Bay
2575 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, CA 92117
To make reservations, call 619-275-5700 and mention "ACT Today!".
A block of rooms at the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
has been reserved for Friday, April 20, 2018 through Sunday, April 22, 2018. The special room rate will be available until March 21, 2018.
Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa, situated on the beautiful sands of Mission Bay, is located just 0.5 miles north of the race site.
Bayview Villa (2 Queens): $245/night
*Rates do not include fees for overnight parking ($40/night), CA Tax, additional adult fee ($20/night) and Resort Charge ($32/day).
The Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
1775 East Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, California 92109
To make reservations, call 619-276-4010 and mention "ACT Today!".
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.