Pacific Beach, Run, Running, San Diego


 The 5th Annual Pacific Beachfest 5K is Pacific Beach’s most popular beach run! This half-beach, half-boardwalk challenge delivers every finisher a free tank top, a custom finisher’s medal, sunglasses, one complimentary craft beer (21+) and live music following the 5K.



Event Details

Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017
Race Start Time: Early Wave – 8:30A Main Wave – 10:00A
Start Location: ON THE BEACH
700 Thomas Avenue, San Diego, CA 92109


Registration Details

After 9/7 – $45
Race Day – $50
Kids Run – $20


All Participants Receive

PBFest5K Tank Top
Custom Finisher’s Medal
One Complimentary Craft Beer

Race Day Schedule

7:30AM – Race day packet pick-up and registration (if available) opens
8:30AM – Early Wave 5K Begins
10:00AM – Main Wave 5K Begins
11:00AM – Kids 1K Begins
11:00AM – Beer Garden + Festival Open

Packet Pick-Up Details

Date: Friday, October 6th
Time: 3 – 7 PM
Location: On the beach! 700 Thomas Ave in Pacific Beach

Age Group Awards

Top 3 Overall, 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+ (each wave awarded separately, must be chip-timed)

About Discover Pacific Beach

Discover PB is the dedicated host of Pacific Beachfest among many other events and oversee dozens of annual initiatives aiming to better the beach community (home to 40,000+ residents and 1,500+ businesses).  Learn more:





Pacific Beachfest 5K Finishers Medal

Pacific Beachfest 5K Tank Top

Pacific Beachfest 5K Sunglasses Beer




Pacific Beach Craft Beer Garden

This beach bash doesn’t stop at the finish line! After your 5K head over the Pacific Beachfest Craft Beer Garden, playing host to ten of the best craft breweries the region has to offer. Remember, all 5K runners enjoy their first craft beer compliments of the house! Must be 21 y/o with valid ID to enter the Pacific Beachfest Craft Beer Garden.

Hours of Operation: 11:00AM – 6:30PM



Check Out All the Fun From 2016

Over 1,000 runners took over Pacific Beach in 2016 to enjoy a beautiful 5K run, the Pacific Beachfest Craft Beer Garden, live music and much more!


Kids 1K Fun Run

The Kids 1K Beach Run will take place after the Pacific Beachfest 5K Main Wave.  The run will start at 11:00AM and will run entirely on the beach.  Parents are welcome to run alongside their kids during the run.

All Kids 1K Beach Run participants receive a youth tank top, sunglasses and a custom finishers medal.



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Discover PB, BID, Business Improvement District

San Diego Race Management, 5K Run



FAQ Preview

Where should I park for the race?

All parking will be street parking in Pacific Beach. The Pacific Beachfest gets tens of thousands of visitors throughout the day. While many of them are local, allow extra time to park due to the amount of people driving into the area.  There will also be a bike valet located at 750 Thomas Ave.

Can I run with my dog?

Per Pacific Beach regulations, dogs will not be allowed on the beach at the time of the race, therefore they cannot run with you. So unfortunately, you’ll have to keep your dog on the sidelines for this one!

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If you have any questions regarding the Pacific Beachfest 5K or are interested in becoming a sponsor, please let us know!