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The 17th Annual Silver Strand Half Marathon & 5K is Sunday, November 13, 2016. The ONLY Run with the waves of the Pacific Ocean on your right and the San Diego Bay on your left, finishing with a California Beach Party! Run along the "Silver Strand," from Coronado to Imperial Beach! Coronado Island is located just across the bridge from downtown San Diego. The Half Marathon & 10 mile course is limited to 5000 participants.
The course has been modified this year and no longer goes through the IB Navy base with speed bumps so now all can enjoy the 1/2 marathon route.
The Half marathon course is open to Runners, Walkers, Ellipticals/ElliptiGO, Hand Cycles, and Wheelchairs. The 10 mile course is open to Runners and Walkers.
Welcome back skaters! Bring out your inline skates, roller blades or roller skates and speed your way down the strand. Helmets are mandatory. Knee and wrist guards are recommended.
The Veterans Day 5K Run/Walk starts and finishes at the Imperial Beach Pier Plaza at 7:00 am. Run the 5K and then enjoy the post race Beach Party and Beer Garden while watching the half marathoners cross the finish line.
Special Discounted Pricing for All Branches of Our USA Military enlisted and Veterans and their families (All Must show Military Id at Packet Pick up)
Special Discounted Pricing for All First Responders - Police, Fire, FBI, Boarder Patrol with Valid ID
Special Pricing for Coronado, Imperial Beach Residents with valid ID
• NEW in 2016: The Half Marathon and 5K is now open to all Challenged Athletes!!
• NEW in 2016: Challenged Open Divisions for all Distances!!
• Half Marathon distance Elliptical Cycling Championships of Elliptical Cycling!!
• California Beach Party with Live Music, Beer Garden and Food
• Timed Results
• Men's & Women's sizing Technical T-Shirt for Half Marathon/10 Miler Participants
• $10 off any $30 purchase at Road Runner Sports at pre-race expo Friday and saturday
• Continental Breakfast
• Beer Garden supporting CAF - Challenged Athletes Foundation
• Entertainment Along the Course
• Race Photos Available On-Line
• Short Sleeve Cotton Shirt for 5K Participants
• Road Runner Sports Pace Team- 1/2 Marathon pace groups include: 1:30, 1:35, 1:40, 1:45, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10, 2:15, 2:20, 2:30 and 2:45!!
Benefitting Challenged Athletes Foundation: Operation Rebound
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Half Marathon/10 Miler bus shuttle from Silver Strand State Beach to the Start (Bus Shuttle Option 1-Half Marathon Participants ONLY) Limited to the first 700 athletes. Parking must be pre-paid with registration
Half Marathon/10 Miler bus shuttle from Imperial Beach Pier Plaza to the start (first 200 half marathon participants)
GEAR CHECK at Sunset Park, Coronado for Half Marathon/10 Miler Only
Late Packet Pick-Up for Half Marathon/10 Mile distances ($10 Late Pick Up Fee) @ the START Line - SUNSET PARK, CORONADO
New Registration for 5K ONLY @ Imperial Beach Pier Plaza
Half Marathon/10 Miler bus shuttle from Coronado City Hall
START: 5K Start at the Imperial Beach Pier Plaza
Athletes assemble at Half Marathon Start- Sunset Park, Coronado
START: Skate Half Marathon - Sunset Park, Coronado
START: ElliptiGO Half Marathon will be staged behind the skate- Sunset Park, Coronado
START: Handcycle/Wheelchair 10 Mile & Half Marathonr- Sunset Park, Coronado
START: All Half Marathon & 10 Miler- Sunset Park, Coronado
Bus shuttle service for competitors from the finish to Silver Strand State Beach and Coronado City Hall
5K Awards Presentation- Imperial Beach Pier Plaza
10 Miler Awards Presentation- Imperial Beach Pier Plaza
SSTC section of course closed to walkers (half marathon loop near the end)
Half Marathon/10 Mile course closes on Hwy 75 (must be passed the intersection of Hwy 75 & Rainbow Rd at this time)
Half Marathon Awards Presentation- Imperial Beach Pier Plaza
11:30 A.M. ALL COURSES CLOSED
11:45 A.M. Last bus shuttle departs Imperial Beach to parking areas
There will be 7 aid stations on the half marathon race course. The water stations are located approximately 1.5 miles apart. Water and energy drinks will be available at all 6 stations. Energy gels will be available at one station near mile 7. Water is also available at both the start and finish areas.
Half Marathon/10 Miler/Skate/5K Award Age Divisions:
• 14 & Under
ElliptiGO Awards will be given to the top 3 Male & Female.
Challenged Award Divisions Include:
• Handcycle - Para (1/2 Marathon only)
• Handcycle - Quad (1/2 Marathon only)
• Wheelchair - Para (1/2 Marathon only)
• Wheelchair - Quad (1/2 Marathon only)
• AK Amputee (1/2 Marathon & 5K Only)
• BK Amputee (1/2 Marathon & 5K Only)
• Challenged Open Division (ALL DISTANCES!)
Special Award Divisions
• Military (All distances)
• Clydesdale (1/2 Mara/10 Miler only)
• Clydesdale 40+ (1/2 Mara/10 Miler only)
Make your event more meaningful! Sign up to raise funds for the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF). The funds you raise will help change the lives of physically challenged athletes by giving them the opportunity to live an active lifestyle through physical fitness and competitive athletics.
The Half Marathon Championships of Elliptical Cycling!
Here’s your chance to etch your name in the history books. Put the pedals to the metal on the flat, fast Silver Strand course, and you could be the first-ever Half Marathon Champion for ElliptiGO bikes. Along the way, you’ll set the official course record and the standard that future challengers will strive to beat. Or if you prefer a more leisurely pace, you can’t beat the gorgeous route between the Pacific Ocean and San Diego Bay.
Either way, you can bring your own bike or rent one from ElliptiGO Headquarters in Solana Beach: www.elliptigo.com. We are offering a very special weekend rental rate of just $35 for race participants, but quantity is limited. To reserve yours TODAY, simply call 888-796-8227 and press "0" to reach a customer service representative. Be sure to mention that you are participating in Silver Strand to receive the discounted race price. You can pick up the bike by 3:30pm Friday and keep it until Monday at 5:00pm, but must be able to transport the vehicle to the race yourself. If you are registered to run and are injured – or if you simply want to experience the awesome cross-training of an ElliptiGO bike – you can transfer your race registration to participate in the 10-Mile Championships of Elliptical Cycling … we will waive the transfer fee!
Party at the Pier - After the race, kick back and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Party at the Pier. There will be live entertainment, beer garden, post race food, fluids and massages.
Awards - Finisher medals for all distances! Half marathon, 10 Miler and 5K running awards will be given to the top three overall finishers and the top three finishers in each division. Skate awards will be given to the top three in five year age increments. The 5K award ceremony is scheduled for 9:00 am and the Half Marathon awards ceremony is scheduled for 10:30 am.
T-Shirts - All 5k participants will receive a 100% cotton short sleeve t-shirt and half marathon/ 10 miler participants receive a tech tee.
Award Medals - All Participants Half Marathon, 10K and 5K get a bottle opener Award Medal
National Leg Amputee Championships - Life without limitations! The world top amputee athletes will gather at the start and compete for a prize purse of up to a total of $3,000 dollars at the National Leg Amputee Championships. The divisions for the National Leg Amputee Championships include handcycles and wheelchairs for the half marathon participants and for the 5K amputee participants.
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