La Jolla Shores 5K


Sunday, April 22, 2018

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Current price

*Price does not include processing fees.

Included in your registration:
  • Technical fabric, men's and women's race shirts
  • Personalized bib number
  • ChronoTrack's B-tag timing
  • Keepsake cinch bag
  • Support stations throughout course
  • Custom finisher's medal - NEW THIS YEAR!
  • Finish line treats including chocolate milk, water and a finisher food bag filled with delicious recovery snacks
  • Finish line festival with live band, refreshments and local vendors
  • Complimentary beer in beer garden (ages 21 and up, must have ID)

Event Course

Click here for course map.
The La Jolla Shores 5K is a scenic, hilly, point-to-point course that begins on La Jolla Shores Drive near the Scripps Pier and runs through La Jolla Shores and along North Torrey Pines Road, Prospect Avenue and Coast Boulevard before finishing at the La Jolla Cove in the same location as the La Jolla Half Marathon finish. The course will be clearly marked with traffic cones and course guides and except when otherwise directed, run as close to the right hand curb as possible. The course will close to 5K runners and walkers one hour after race start (20-minute-mile pace). 

Course Time Limit

There is a 1-hour time limit (based on chip time) for finishing this event. All participants must be able to maintain a 19:21-minute-mile pace or faster throughout the event. 


The net proceeds of this event benefit the youth, senior and community programs of the La Jolla Kiwanis Foundation.

Course Support

Fully staffed and equipped water stations will be positioned along the course a the start and miles 1.5 and 2 with plenty of water and portable toilets. Grape Ultima Replenisher will also be served at the start and mile 2.


If you experience a medical problem on the course, go to the nearest water station where a medical representative will be called to assist you. If you are unable to finish the race, shuttle transportation back to the finish can also be called from every water station. Race Guards trained in CPR and first aid will also be out on the course.

There will be a medical tent in the secure, fenced-in finish chute, just beyond the finish line.

Bib Number and Shirt Pickup

You must pick up your race shirt, bib number and timing tag at La Jolla Half Marathon Expo on Friday and Saturday during regular expo hours (Friday, April 20 from 12p.m. to 6p.m. and Saturday, April 21 from 10a.m. to 5p.m.Be prepared to show your photo ID to claim your bib number. Nothing will be mailed, and while we will do all we can to ensure you receive the shirt size you request, unfortunately we cannot make any guarantees.

IMPORTANT: If you’re unable to attend the expo to pick up your bib number, race shirt and ¼ zip, be sure to select the Race Day Pickup option and pay the additional $20 convenience fee when you register. If you've already registered and want to add the Race DayPickup,you can log in to and add it to your registration. If you do not already have an account, you will need to create one using these easy instructions. Anyone attempting to pick up their bib number on race day who hasn't paid the $20 fee will be required to pay onsite (cash or credit card accepted). Race day bib pickup will be available starting at the following times:

Half Marathon: 6 to 6:45 a.m. 
5K: 5:30 to 6:30 a.m.

Timing and Race Results

We use ChronoTrack's B-tag timing to score our event. Official results and age group awards will be based on your chip time (net time on the course). Course record cash awards will be based on gun time. All runners must attach the timing device as instructed or they will not be timed and ineligible for any award. Results will be posted in the finish line area and also after the race on our website.

Race Day Parking and Shuttles

Race day parking is limited at the start of the 5K. Delays getting in are guaranteed. Be sure to give yourself an extra thirty to forty-five minutes travel time before the race. We also strongly suggest you carpool if possible.  You may also park at the La Jolla Cove and take a shuttle from the Cove to the start line. Shuttle service begins at 6 a.m. and the last shuttle leaves the Cove promptly at 6:30 a.m.

Click here for more parking and shuttle details.

Race Day Gear Check

You may check your gear on race morning at both the half marathon and 5K start lines at the Gear Check area. These items will be available for you to pick up after your race in finish festival area, from the Gear Pickup tent.

All checked gear must fit into one 11" x 16" bag which will be supplied by the race.  You may not check any backpacks or duffle bags.  Don’t pack valuables and keep in mind the race organizers are not responsible for lost or stolen items. Bags may be claimed after your race from the Gear Pickup tent at the finish line. Do not discard gear at the start line. All items left at the start line, on the course or not claimed on race day from the Gear Pickup tent will be donated to local shelters. Any bags left unattended will be removed by security.

The Finish

The race finishes at the La Jolla Cove. Click here for driving directions. After your race enjoy post-race food and drink including a beer garden for participants over age 21 with proper ID.
Click here for a map of parking options in the La Jolla Cove finish area.

Post Race Shuttles

Post race shuttles will run from the finish area at La Jolla Cove back to the 5K start from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Click here for more details.


All finishers who complete the race in 1 hour or less (based on chip time) will be presented a finisher’s medal at the finish line. The top three overall male and female 5K finishers will receive a special award, which will be presented at 8:30 a.m. on race day on the main stage in the finish festival.

Additionally, age group awards are also given.
If you’re an age group winner, your award will be mailed to you approximately 3 weeks following the event. Awards will be offered to the first three finishers, male and female,  in the following age groups: 17 & under, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79 and 80+.



Event Contact Information

In Motion, Inc.



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