Finish Chelsea’s Run is a 5K run/walk followed by a family festival, children’s activities, refreshments & entertainment.
Partnership with Girl Scouts San Diego
Chelsea’s Light Foundation is thrilled to be continuing its partnership with Girl Scouts San Diego on this great event. The two organizations share a common vision of recognizing and supporting young people who will make the world a better place
“Short & Sweet Route”
Not up for going the full 5K (3.1-mile) distance? No problem! We have a “Short & Sweet Route” just for you! Register for the 5K (be sure to select the untimed option) and on race day, start the 5K at 7:30 a.m. At the intersection of Balboa Drive and Laurel Street (and before heading over the bridge toward the east side of Balboa Park) follow the signs directing you back to the festival area. This alternative course is approximately 1 mile.
Virtual Participants Welcome
Live outside of San Diego or unable to join us on race day? That’s okay, you can still be a part of this great event and support the cause by selecting “Virtual Participant” during the registration process. The Virtual Participant registration fee includes an event shirt that will be mailed in advance. This will allow all virtual participants to wear their event shirt on race day and celebrate in their own special way — we encourage you to wear your official shirt as you walk, run, play, sleep-in, or do something positive for your community. We’d love for you to share your plans and then post photos of yourself wearing your Finish Chelsea’s Run T–shirt on our Facebook page!
Pledge to be Green
As part of our ongoing effort to be a green event, we’re asking for your support. During your registration process, please indicate that we can count on you to bring your own reusable water bottle to the event. Don’t worry; we’ll have plenty of water distribution locations throughout the event site and on the course for you to refill your container.
You have the option of doing the 5K “JUST FOR FUN” or “TIMED.” If you select “TIMED” you will receive a timing tag for an official race time. If you’re not interested in receiving an official time and want to run or walk just for fun, please choose “JUST FOR FUN”. Note: All participants will be able to see a digital clock at the finish line displaying the elapsed race time. If you’ll be taking the Short & Sweet route, sign up for the “JUST FOR FUN” option.
Pre-Registration/Packet Pickup Event
Plan to pick up your bib number and T-shirt before the race at the Pre-Registration/Packet Pickup Event taking place prior to the event. Date and location to be announced.
Event Day Timeline
6:30 a.m. Race day registration opens
7:30 a.m. Race starts
Immediately following the run/walk, enjoy free refreshments, informative exhibits, fun activities and entertainment.
Age Group Awards
Awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers in age divisions: 12 & under, 13-17, 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+. To qualify, you must select “TIMED” when registering.