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2020 Coastal Thrivers 5K Beach Fun Run & Walk...

  • 5K Run/Walk:- Run 3.1 Miles
Saturday, May 2, 2020
Addie Street Parking Lot and Pismo Beach
Addie Street Parking Lot
Pismo Beach

_ The 2020 Coastal Thrivers 5K Beach Fun Run & Walk:



Event Hours: 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Saturday, April 6th, 2019

Addie Street Parking Lot 100 Park Ave. Pismo Beach, CA 93449

Look for the Coastal Thrivers Banners!

5K Participants will receive T-Shirt, Finishers Medal, and Refreshments!!! 



RACE INFORMATION: This is a Coastal Thrivers Events                            

Coastal Thrivers 3.1-Mile Beach Fun Run & Walk May 2nd, 2020, at the beach front, where Addie Street Parking Lot meets the sand, the Inaugural Coastal Thrivers 5K Fun Run & Walk will start. Saturday, May 2nd, 2019 is the beginning of Coastal Thrivers 3.1-mile run and will be held annually. The event will be held on the scenic coast of Pismo Beach, California. Coastal Thrivers has created a unique event shirt. When Athletes pickup their race packets for their 5K run or walk, they will receive a beautiful reminder to encourage and empower those that have been abused or assaulted to “DIG-IN TO LIFE AND BE A THRIVER.”

Coastal Thrivers Pins:

A beautiful botanical plumeria flower represents the new creation that emerges from within the survivor, where new life is formed, positive charm, and grace characteristics flourish, and is celebrated.

Athletes can sign-up for the 2020 5K run and walk now and through the month of March 2020 and be guaranteed swag and their event shirt. All participants will receive a Coastal Thrivers T-Shirt during packet pick-up. Finishers will receive a finishers medal after the race. If the race is not run the T-Shirt can be picked-up during packet pick-up or after the race. All transactions are final and considered donations if not utilized on the day of the event. Note: If event date must be postponed to a later date, all paid participants will be honored at the new race date.

This location and distance were specifically chosen because each mile on the beach represents the 3 stages of what a person goes through from being a victim, to survivor, and then a thriver. The first mile is the initial experience, the victim experiences physical and emotional pain, overwhelming feeling of fear, brokenness, helplessness, and hopelessness. The second mile represents the survivor’s great courage and strength it takes to except what’s happened and to begin the process of healing, and where hope and laughter begins to emerge. The third mile represents the discovery of forgiveness, gratitude, takes pride in healthy personal care, lives in the present, has faith, lives with an open heart, creates peace, finds joy, and encourages others to, “DIG-IN TO LIFE AND BE A THRIVER.” The running event is meant to challenge and condition runners, but also to inform our community on how to encourage victims and survivors to seek the help needed to become empowered within the community. The course goes from soft sand to the packed sand and back to soft sand again, where the runner must DIG-IN TO LIFE FOR THE FINISH LINE! 

5K Beach Fun Run & Walk at Pismo Beach, CA

Running or walking in the thick sand is for everyone capable of running or walking a 3.1-mile trek on the beach, so we consider this beach run and walk a moderate level course and fun for the whole family…Just Try! 

We invite the entire family to come enjoy the activities – There is free parking in the Addie Street Parking Lot. Coastal Thrivers events will include various giveaways, and refreshments that are fun for everyone. Please leave small children with a non-participating adult. No strollers, or pets during this event. Also, no headphones of any kind are allowed for the safety of all participants and bystanders. Thank you! It will be a flat and enjoyable run. The 5K race will start at 9:00 A.M. and immediately after the 5K Walk will start. Please note, Registration will be open until 8:30 AM day of the race. To receive guaranteed swag participants must enter the 5K or Walk before the cut-off date of March 31st, 2020!

Coastal Thrivers Website: https://www.coastalthrivers.org/events

Race Registration Website: https://www.active.com/pismo-beach-ca/running/distance-running-races/coastal-thrivers-5k-run-walk-and-wellness-fair-2019?int=

Look forward to seeing you at the beach.

With sincere gratitude,

Theresa Wolfe

CEO, Founder of Coastal Thrivers

Event details and schedule



Race is next to Addie Street Parking Lot, where Park Avenue meets the sand.

Packet Pickup will be announced during our April Thrivers Meeting, on Coastal Thrivers website and through social media. Check-in will be at 100 Addie Street. See Destination Description for details.

Wellness Fair:

Starts at 8:00 am and ends at 11:30 am Late registration is from 8:00 am until 8:30 pm There will be informational vendors, music and social support. Fun for the whole family.

Early registration guarantees promotional bags. Price covers the cost for t-shirt, metal, event and a donation towards Coastal Thrivers. Be an early bird!

Coastal Thrivers 5K Runners

$35.00 Dec 1st, - Apr 25th

$40.00 Apr 26th, - Apr 30th

$45.00 May 1st through Race Day May 2nd, Additional Fee helps pay for race technician

Coastal Thrivers 5K Walkers

$35.00 Dec 1st, - Apr 25th

$40.00 Apr 26, - Apr 30th

$45.00 May 1st through Race Day May 2nd, Additional Fee helps pay for race technician

Lineup time for all races: 8:50 A.M.

Destination Description:

Pismo Beach Area

The event is held on the Pacific Central Coast State Beach of Pismo, San Luis Obispo County, of California in the United States of America. It is approximately 17 miles long and fronts the towns of Pismo Beach, Grover Beach, and Oceano in San Luis Obispo County, California. It is managed by the California Department of Parks and Recreation.

The beach offers many attractions such as camping, hiking, swimming, surfing, fishing, and is home to the famous Pismo Clam. It is a popular place for bird watching and is the largest over-wintering colony of monarch butterflies in the United States. Registered Thrivers are invited to participate in Fund-raisers, Daily activities, Monthly Outings, and Yearly Retreats.

Driving Directions
From US-101 in San Luis Obispo, south bound, exit 190B (Hinds Ave.) Go west (right) on Price Street, (right) on Stimson Ave., (left) on Cabrillo Highway, and (right) on Park Ave. At the end of street, a r turn takes you into the Addie Street Parking Lot. Parking will be limited in this area.
From US-101 in Santa Maria, north bound, exit 190 (Price Street) Go west (left) on Ocean View Ave., (left) on Cypress St. and (right) on Addie St, until you reach the Coastal Thrivers banners in the Parking lot.

NOTE: At the end of the street a right turn takes you into the Addie Street Parking Lot. Parking will be limited in this area. We suggest to come early and get free parking in the Addie Street Parking Lot.  Please follow all city, state and event signs and banners. Thank you.

There are fee city public parking lots located on the corner of Cabrillo Highway and Main Street. There is also fee parking along Pomeroy Ave., Cypress Street and Hinds Ave. At the west end of Pomeroy Ave., the Pismo Beach Parking Lot is available. Many of the side streets in town as well as the Pacific Coast Highway and part of the Addie Street Parking Lot has free parking. Please be mindful and respect and obey street signs, city ordinances and additional event signs to direct traffic for your safety.

Addie Street Parking Lot is Free

Most side streets have no Fee

City Parking Meters are $1.00 to $2.00 an hour

Wellness Fair Entry Fee: None 

Complimentary photos will be available – See our Website and Facebook page within a day or two after the race!  CoastalThrivers.org 


Don’t want to race but love the action? Have family or friends racing?

Come hang out at the beautiful beach with us! You’ll cheer the runners and walkers on and be totally inspired by them as they move past you. I personally have been involved as a volunteer with several events and love the energy that runners and walkers have for the sport. I love to motivate people towards a better healthy life.

Help us track their location and keep them safe! Traffic controlling, Rescue/medical, photography, & emcee skills are a plus! Email [email protected] and let us know what your availability and preferred position would best fit your skills.


We are hosting a small wellness fair and 5K for our community in hopes to grow the event over the years. Please contact Theresa Wolfe, Program Director at Coastal Thrivers (805)458-6385 or by email at [email protected] you have any questions. Thank you.


Thank you,

Theresa Wolfe, Program Director

Other Info


-) 2020 race registration is open • Registration Information




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