Beach, Beer, Bands and a 5K!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

The Pacific Beachfest 5K is PB’s most popular beach run! Runners will start along the beach by PB Shore Club, continue south to Belmont Park in Mission Beach and return along the boardwalk. The runners will move back onto the sand for the final quarter mile to finish! Every finisher will receive a free tank top, a custom finisher’s medal, sunglasses, one complimentary beer (21+) and live music following the race.  

All participants in the kids race will receive a tank top, sunglasses and finisher’s medal!  Pacific Beachfest will also be hosting a pro surf competition, pro volleyball competition, loads of food vendors, kids’ activities, and more. There will be something for everyone, you won’t want to miss it!

Entry Fees

Opening Week (coming soon!) – $30

Race Day: $50 (if available)

Race Day Schedule

Saturday, October 7, 2017

7:30AM – Race day packet pick-up and registration (if available) opens
8:30AM – 5K Early Wave Begins
10:00AM – 5K Main Wave Begins
11:00AM – Kids 1K Fun Run Begins
11:00AM – Pacific Beachfest Craft Beer Garden Opens
11:00AM – Pacific Beachfest Live Music Begins

Early Packet Pick-Up

Date: Friday, October 6, 2017
Time: 3PM – 7PM
Location: ON the beach in front of Baja Beach Cafe, 700 Thomas Ave, San Diego, CA 92109
Picking up for friends or family: Can’t make it to pick up your own packet but a friend is willing to get it for you? Make sure they have a copy of your ID and your signed waiver. The waiver can be found here. Just print, sign and send along with your friend!

Swag (2017 coming soon!)

The official 2016 Pacific Beachfest 5K medal is all wooden and individually handcrafted here in San Diego!  Each medal will be individually numbered and is sure to stand out on your medal rack!

Zack Morris and AC Slater are pumped about this year’s 90s retro tank tops!  Both in his and her cuts these tanks are sure to be the talk of the beer garden and your only way to get one is by running the Pacific Beachfest 5K!

Tank Top Release PostPBFest5K Medal Post

Check out the goods from years past!

Pacific-Beachfest-5K-Tank-Tops-and-Medals

 

Pacific Beachfest Craft Beer Garden

Back again is the Pacific Beachfest Craft Beer Garden, playing host to eleven of the best craft breweries the region has to offer! All 5K runners can enjoy their first craft beer for FREE (21+ w/ ID).

Hours of Operation: 11:00AM – 5:30PM

Belching BeaverCoronado Brewing CoGreen FlashIron Fire Brewing CoKarl StraussMike Hess Brewing CoPB Ale HouseAbnormal Brewing Company  Mother Earth Brewing   Amplified Ale Works   Modern Times

Early Packet Pick-Up

Date: Friday, October 6, 2017
Time: 3PM – 7PM
Location: ON the beach in front of Baja Beach Cafe, 700 Thomas Ave, San Diego, CA 92109
Picking up for friends or family: Can’t make it to pick up your own packet but a friend is willing to get it for you? Make sure they have a copy of your ID and your signed waiver. The waiver can be found here. Just print, sign and send along with your friend!

Course Map

The 5K course will start on the beach just in front of Thomas Ave & Ocean Blvd on the sands of Pacific Beach. Runners will start the race heading south along the sand toward Mission Beach. at Ventura Blvd, runners will turn to the boardwalk and return north along the boardwalk. At York Court, runners will return back to the sand for the remaining 1/4 mile and finishing where it all began!

Pacific Beachfest 5K Course Map

Prizes & Awards

–Every runner will take home a custom finisher’s medal. Awards will be given to the following age group categories (male & female): Top 3 overall, 19 & under, 20 – 24, 25 – 29, 30 – 34, 35 – 39, 40 – 44, 45 – 49, 50 – 54, 55 – 59, 60 – 64, 65 – 69 and 70+.

Kids 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.

2016 Pacific Beachfest 5k Kids Run

 

Event Day Parking!

Event day parking will be challenging! Parking is free in neighborhoods but expect a 10-15 minute walk to the event. For paid lots near the event click here: Pacific Beach Paid Lots.