20th Annual Celebration!!
Silver Strand Veterans Day
Half Marathon, 10 Miler & 5K
Run | Walk | Skate | Elliptical | Roll

Sunday, November 10, 2019
Coronado to Imperial Beach

What You Need To Know For Race Day
Greetings! we hope you're as excited as we are for the 2019 Silver Strand Half Marathon! We are so glad that you could be part of and celebrate our 20th anniversary!

Please remember to personally thank our wonderful volunteers who are truly fundamental to the success of this event. If you would like to pay it forward and volunteer for a future event, you may sign up here or email us at volunteer@kozevents.com .
Race Preparation
Packet Pickup / Registration
Packet Pickup Times & Locations
All athletes must attend ONE pre-race check-in. Pick up your race materials either Friday or Saturday. If you miss pac ket pickup you will be required to pay a $10 fee for late pick up on race morning.

*Bonus Gift - 20% off everything when you sign up for VIP
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
*Bonus Gift - 20% off everything when you sign up for VIP
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


**LATE** Half Marathon / 10 Miler / Skate / Eliptigo
5:30 am - 7:00 am
$10 late charge applies

5:30 am - 6:45 am

Race morning is very busy with parking, warming up, and getting to the start line. If you are picking up your packet or registering on race morning please show up earlier than you normally would, to allow time to do so.

Available shirt sizes are listed during registration. In the final few days before the event, some sizes will sell out. Not all sizes may be available for same day registration.
Visit the t-shirt table at the finish expo after 9:00 am for shirt exchange if you are interested in trading out the size you ordered for a different size.

Mail Back T-Shirts - If you paid to have your bib mailed back to you, your shirt can be picked up at the finish line festival t-shirt booth - Please inform the volunteer you are a mail back, They have your shirt set aside for you!
Packet Pick Up Policies
1. All athletes (except 5K and mail back option) must attend ONE pre-race check-in to pick up their race materials (FRI or SAT). Athletes who do not or cannot attend Friday or Saturday will be required to pay a $10 (cash only) late fee on race morning in order to pick up packet materials. Late packet pickup on event morning is available starting at 5:30 am at Sunset Park.

2. It is mandatory for all athletes to bring their ID to the pre-race check in. We will not give any athlete their bib number without an ID.

3. You must sign 2 waivers to get race materials. No printer? No problem - we will have waivers at check-in.

4. Friends and family members will be allowed to pick up for an athlete if they bring a photo copy of the athlete's ID and both signed waivers. Without these 3 items, we cannot release bibs. Sorry, no exceptions!

Those under the age of 18 without an ID will need to have a parent/guardian be present to pick-up the race packet. Those under the age of 18 with an ID will need to have a parent/guardian sign the waiver to pick-up.
Pick Up Checklist
Signed Waivers (2)
Tip: Print and sign the Koz Waiver and USATF Waiver at home for a faster check-in process.
ALL REGISTRATION QUESTIONS, CHANGES, INQUIRIES, UPDATES MUST OCCUR in person at the Pre-Race Check-Ins Friday / Saturday or on Race Morning.

We will not be able to make any changes by email or phone. This includes: changes in event type, changing event division, etc.

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline to transfer registration has already passed.
Expo & Race Day Info
Parking & Directions
Half Marathon and 10 Miler Start Parking

There is NO parking at the start

  1. Take 1-5 south to Hwy 75/Coronado Bridge (Proposed Exit 14A).
  2. Go west across the bridge to Orange Ave.
  3. Turn left on Orange Ave.
  4. Turn right on 10th St.
  5. Go 4 blocks and turn left on G Ave. This will take you to Ocean Blvd.
  6. The start is 4 blocks to the right.
  7. There is NO parking at Sunset Park and along Ocean Blvd.

Athlete Drop Off - Best, Fastest, and Surest Way
Have a friend or family member drop you off near the start line at the intersection of Ocean Blvd. and Marina Ave between 6:00 am and 6:45 am. They can drive to the finish area near the Imperial Beach Pier, park in the residential area, and meet you at the finish line. All ElliptiGO participants must use this option.

No 5K'ers will be bused to Imperial Beach where the 5K starts.

Taking Your Car & Bus Shuttles (Half and 10 Miler ONLY)

Option 1 - (still room - log on to your active account)
For those who paid for Option 1 during registration, please check your confirmation email. The bus shuttle service from Silver Strand State Beach to the start area goes from 5:30 am. until 6:30 am. There will be approximately 750 parking spaces available. This option must be purchased for each person getting on the bus. There is overflow parking at the Coronado Cays.

Carpool, if possible. Shuttles will return you to the parking lot after the race.  No 5K'ers will be bused to Imperial Beach. No spectators will be bused to the start area. Do not wait until the last moment. Late-comers are not guaranteed a shuttle to the start line.

Option 2 (still room - log on to your active account)
For those who selected Option 2 during registration, there will be bus shuttle service from the Imperial Beach Pier to the start for the pre-registered 300 participants only - first come, first serve! This option will need to be selected for each person getting on the bus. If you have more than one person in your car, they must chose this option or they will not be guaranteed a spot on the bus. The buses will be staged the IB Pier area on Seacoast Dr. between Elder Ave and Elkwood Ave departing at 5:45 am for the first 150, and 6:30 am for the second 50. Do not plan on taking the 6:30 a.m. departure, or you may be left behind.

Park in Coronado
There is limited free parking (approx. 200 spaces) at the Coronado City Hall ( 1825 Strand Way, Coronado, CA 92118). It is less than 2 miles from the starting line. There will be a bus shuttle at the area after 6:15 am or you can warm up by jogging to the start line (1.7 miles away).

If you arrive late:
Park your car in the residential area near the start area. There will be limited bus service from the finish back to the start after the race.

Return Bus Shuttles:
Bus shuttles will return to Silver Strand State Beach and Coronado from 8:45 am through 12:00 pm. Be sure to catch an early one. The last bus departs at 12:00 pm.

5K Start Parking

Parking available on streets near start

  1. Take 1-5 south to Hwy 75/Palm Ave (Exit 5A).
  2. Go west on Palm Ave.
  3. Continue on Palm by turning left one block past Ninth St. Continue west on Palm to 2nd St.
  4. Turn left on 2nd St. and go south six blocks to Evergreen Ave.
  5. Find street parking.
  6. Walk one block to the Imperial Beach Pier Plaza on Seacoast Dr. 

Koz Events and the Silver Strand Veterans Day Half Marathon is not responsible for any fines/citations incurred as a result of improperly parked vehicles. Please double-check for any 'no parking signs' before parking your vehicle.

*Remember, it is your responsibility to get to the Starting Line on time!*
Please exercise caution when using online map services for driving directions, as they do not account for our race road closures or construction projects.
Gear Check In
Half Marathon and 10 Milers Only
We will have a gear check-in area at the start line in Coronado. Look for the big box-truck near the registration area.

Please bring your small backpack or bag to the gear check-in area, you will be asked to label your bag with your bib number on a large tag, alternatively you can drop your bag off more quickly if you mark you bag with masking tape and your bib number at home. (Best and Fastest Option)

Your items will be waiting for you after the finish line in lot between Elder Ave. and Elkwood. Near the shuttle bus pick up. Please do not include valuables or medications needed on the run (Koz Events or the Silver Strand Veterans Day Half Marathon is not responsible for lost items).
Event Schedule
3 pm - 6 pm
Packet Pickup at Road Runner Sports ( 5553 Copley Dr, San Diego)
10 am - 3 pm
Packet Pickup at Road Runner Sports ( 5553 Copley Dr, San Diego)
Sunday - Race Day
Sunset Park & Imperial Beach Pier
5:15 am
Half Marathon / 10 Miler bus shuttle Option 2 from Imperial Beach Reama Park to the start at Sunset Park, Coronado. (must have been selected and paid during registration). See bus schedules.
5:30 am
Shuttle buses start running. Half Marathon/10 Miler bus shuttle Option 1 from Silver Strand State Beach to the start at Sunset Park, Coronado. (must have been selected and paid during registration.) See bus schedules.
6:00 am
On site registration opens at both start locations
7:00 am
START 5K, Imperial Beach Pier
7:15 am
START Skate / ElliptiGO 10 Miler only, Sunset Park, Coronado
7:20 am
START Runners Half Marathon/10 Miler - Sunset Park, Coronado
8:30 am
Bus competitors to Silver Strand State Beach & Coronado City Hal
9:00 am
All Half Marathon Runners not past the split for the 10 Miler (at Mile 5.4) will be directed to continue on the 10 Mile Course.
9:00 am
Beer Garden Opens at Mike Hess Brewing, 805 Ocean Ln.
5K Awards Presentation (approx. time) - Bring $ for CAF
9:53 am
All runners must be out of Silver Strand State Beach
10:00 am
10 Mile Awards Presentation (approx. time)
10:30 am
Half Marathon Awards Presentation (approx. time)
10:45 am
All runners must be off Silver Strand Blvd/Hwy 75
11:30 am
All courses closed
12:00 pm
Last bus shuttle departs Imperial Beach Pier - Seacoast Dr.
Bib Instructions
Pin the bib number to the front of your t-shirt or onto your race belt.
Course Overlays
Course Map
Finish Venue
Results and Bib Numbers
Results and timing for the 2019 Silver Strand Veterans Day Half Marathon is provided by  Spectrum Timing

To view your results online,   Click Here.
If you placed in the top 3, be sure to stay for your award and picture on the podium blocks!

If you can't stay for awards they can be picked up in our office after Wednesday, from 10 am to 4 pm.

KOZ Events Office

Awards can be mailed to you at a cost of $6 (mailing information will be in our post race email).
The After Party
Where's the beer???
After the race enjoy the post-race expo with live music.
Our Beer Garden Has Moved!
Ice cold Mike Hess beer will be available at Mike Hess Brewing located at 805 Ocean Lane, directly on the chute leading up to the finish line. Cheer on your friends and other competitors. Please bring a $9 cash donation for Challenged Athletes Foundation. Food will be available for purchase with 10% of all checks closed between 10am and 12pm being donated to CAF - Operation Rebound. All beer sales proceeds will be donated to CAF - Operation Rebound.
Challenged Athletes Foundation - Operation Rebound
Support our injured Military Veterans and First Responders From the Frontlines to the Finishline!
This event supports CAF - Operation Rebound , a San Diego based charity that is dedicated to helping our veterans, military personnel, and first responders with permanent physical injuries by providing them opportunities to use sports and fitness to
re-integrate into our communities and by empowering them through sports. We hope you all will take up the challenge of donating at least $10 dollars to CAF at the event on Saturday or Sunday.

I want to help! How do I donate?
We will have a donation station set up on Saturday near the event t-shirt booth in the expo, and in the beer garden on Sunday. Several types of San Diego's Mike Hess Beer will be on tap for a cost of $9. If you would like to make a larger tax-deductible gift please bring a check written to Life Sports Foundation or donate online .

Other ways to contribute -. For raising just $600 you can race in any Koz Event Triathlon or GranFondo Bike ride for free . Many of our athletes create teams and raise well above the $600 minimum per person. See Our Wonderful Fundraisers

All money raised goes directly to the charity.
Thank You To Our Sponsors!
See ya on race day!