Race Description

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Welcome to our Run

The 8th Annual ONEHOPE ACT Today! for Military Families 5k/10k & Family Festival returns to Tecolote Shores Park in Mission Bay, San Diego on Saturday, April 21, 2018. 

UPDATED  RACE DAY INFORMATION

Click here to receive updated race day information and Friday packet pickup option.

Event Features

  • 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!

Event Schedule

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.

Parking

Entry Fees

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.

Course Info

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

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

Race Perks

  • First 500 registrants receive a $5 gift card from Woodstock's Pizza
  • Morning coffee from Starbucks Coffee 
  • Post race treats like Suja Juice, fresh fruit from Baron's Market & more! 
  • A complimentary wine or beer from ONEHOPE Wine and Stone Brewing Co. in the Wine & Beer Tent (must be 21+)
  • Family Festival sponsored by Center for Autism & Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD) with live music from Northstar, resource fair with 30+ booths and tons of freebies
  • Awesome CARD kids zone with bounce house, carnival games, face painting and Quiet Zone
  • T-shirts, finisher medals and high fives for all!
Fundraising Incentives
  • All participants who raise at least $100 will receive a $25 gift card to ONEHOPE Wine and a $5 gift card to Woodstock's Pizza. (Your registration fee counts so you're almost there!) Take a peek at our latest incentive prize list here which includes awesome prizes like gift cards for ONEHOPE Wine, tickets to SeaWorld San Diego, tickets to Hornblower Cruises in San Diego and more! 
  • Top Adult Fundraiser will receive a One-Night stay at the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa, gift certificate for (4) Fun Card passes to SeaWorld San Diego and (3) Bottles of ONEHOPE Wine.
  • Top Fundraising Team will receive "pizza for a year" from Woodstock's Pizza and (1) Case of ONEHOPE Wine for team members to share.

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.

Virtual Participant

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.

Volunteer

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

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.
 
Special rates:
Double: $110/night
*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!."
 
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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.

Special rates:
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!".
 

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact info@act-today.org.


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Distinguished Service Medal Festival Presenting Sponsor

8th Annual ONEHOPE ACT Today for Military Families 5k/10k Run/Walk & Family Festival Reviews 5 - 1 reviews

Review 8th Annual ONEHOPE ACT Today for Military Families 5k/10k Run/Walk & Family Festival

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Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
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This is an amazing fundraiser which benefits military families impacted by autism. I have witnessed many families receiving grants and the letters are so heart warming. As for the walk, run and family festival, thousands of individuals and business have participated since it's inception less than 10 years ago. Do yourself a favor and get involved with such a great cause. Get fit. Help a military family, Get involved. Make a donation. Participate in the event.

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  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • Race Date: 04/21/2019 10:00 (Estimated)
  • Categories: Adult 5K, Adult 10K, Adult 1 Mile, Adult 5K - Active Military Only (Must show ID at check-in), Adult 10K - Active Military Only (Must show ID at check-in), Adult 1 Mile - Active Military Only (Must show ID at check-in), Youth (17 & Under), Stroller Division - 5K, 10K or 1 Mile, Virtual Participant
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Course: 5.0/5
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Great Cause. Get Involved.

This is an amazing fundraiser which benefits military families impacted by autism. I have witnessed many families receiving grants and the letters are so heart warming. As for the walk, run and family festival, thousands of individuals and business have participated since it's inception less than 10 years ago. Do yourself a favor and get involved with such a great cause. Get fit. Help a military family, Get involved. Make a donation. Participate in the event.

Paul R.
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8th Annual ONEHOPE ACT Today for Military Families 5k/10k Run/Walk & Family Festival weather history
  • Based on a 5 year average and a race date of April 21st, San Diego, CA can expect temperatures between 44℉ and 58℉ with humidity around 68% and precipitation of 0.08".
    Last year the weather condition was Light rain shower.
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