National Funding 5K Run/Walk
December 26 at 2:45PM!
The 25th annual Holiday Bowl National Funding 5K Run/Walk at the Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade presented by Hilton will take place along San Diego’s beautiful harbor front, starting on the corner of Harbor Drive and Ash St. and finishing near Ruocco Park. Athletes will run past 100,000 cheering spectators. Runners, families and spectators can watch the remainder of the parade that features colorful floats, bands and huge inflatable characters. All participants receive a finisher medal! Awards are three deep in all divisions. See the course map here!
The San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl is pleased to bring the annual National Funding 5K Run/Walk at the Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade presented by Hilton and join our community in an event that promotes health, wellness and San Diego FUN!
Beautiful Waterfront Course
The race begins at the corner of Harbor Dr. & Ash St. and heads south on Harbor Drive to 8th St., behind the San Diego Convention Center. It continues north along the marina walkway making a loop through Embarcadero Park N., finishing on the walkway just past G Street in time to catch the first band and balloons as they parade by.
*Course subject to change without notice.
Have Fun & Win
The Race Awards ceremony will take place at center stage. Awards will be given to the top three male and female 5K finishers in each age division.
Race day registration and bib pick up starts at 1:00 pm in front of the Wyndham San Diego Bayside (at the corner of Harbor Dr. & Ash St). Race day registration and bib pick up closes at 2:30 pm. There is no pre-race packet pick up. T-shirts will be handed out at the finish line area, please keep your bib on to receive your shirt & goody bag near the finish line!
Fun at the Finish
Party after the race! Join us for the post-race party. There will be live music, and lots of extra munchies including muffins, bagels, juice, fresh fruit and much more! You can also watch the remainder of the parade that features colorful floats, bands and huge inflatable characters.
Where to Park
Park in one of the many metered or pay parking lots in the downtown area or take the trolley.
See the route map HERE for all parking locations around the parade. Some close locations include:
- BRIC North and South (corner of West Broadway & Pacific Highway)
- Wyndam San Diego Bayside (access from Pacific Highway)
- Hilton San Diego Bayfront – 1 Park Blvd, San Diego, 92101 (15 minute walk)
- San Diego Convention Center – 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego 92101 (10 minute walk)
- B Street Pier or Navy Pier – Note that both of these lots will have no entry/exit from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.