Koz Events  Presents:
19th Annual
Silver Strand Veterans Day
Half Marathon, 10 Miler, and 5K

Sunday, November 11th, 2018
athlete updates Attention All Participants
Half Marathon, 10 miler, & 5K
Athlete Tracking is now available to
participants, friends and families
Your Time and Location along the course can be sent by TEXT or Twitter. 
Please register to receive this FREE Service Here
5K participants ONLY   You DO NOT have to attend an early packet pickup. However, your bib & t-shirt will be available for you if you choose to attend one of the PACKET PICKUPS below. 5K Participants can pick up their bib's and t-shirts near their start line at the Imperial Beach Pier beginning at 5:30 AM.  

Packet Pick Up Locations and Times
Date: Friday, November 9th, 2018
Times Open: 3:00 PM PT - 6:00 PM PT


Date:  Saturday, November 10th, 2018
San Diego, CA 92111
Times Open: 10:00 AM PT - 3:00 PM PT
Pre-Race Check-In Policies: 
  1. It is MANDATORY that all participants BRING THEIR ID to the pre-race packet pickups. We will not be able to give any athlete their bib number without a valid ID. 
  2. You must sign two waivers (links below) to get your event materials.
  3. Half Marathon and 10 Miler athletes who do not/cannot attend Friday or Saturday's packet pickup will be required to pay a $10 (cash only) late fee on event morning in order to pick up their materials. Late packet pickup on event morning is available starting at 5:30 AM PT at Sunset Park.
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.

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. Your items will be waiting for you after the finish line on Elder Ave. 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).

To speed up the pre-race check-in process, please print and sign both waivers below:
All registration questions, changes, inquiries, and/or updates MUST OCCUR in-person at the Pre-Race Packet Pickup on Friday, Saturday, or event morning.

We will not be able to make any changes by email or phone.
This includes: changing event distance, event type, etc. Please report to packet pickup to have any changes made to your registration.

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline to transfer registrations has already passed.
Event Day - Sunday, November 11th, 2018 - Sunset Park & Imperial Beach Pier

All times in Pacific Standard Time
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 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.
5:30 AM
On-site registration opens at both start locations (Sunset Park & Imperial Beach Pier Plaza)
7:00 AM
START 5K - Imperial Beach Pier
7:15 AM
START Skate / ElliptiGO 10 Miler ONLY - Sunset Park
7:20 AM
START Hand cycle/Wheelchair 10 Miler ONLY - Sunset Park
7:30 AM
START Half Marathon/10 Miler RUNNERS - Sunset Park
8:30 AM
Bus athletes to Silver Strand State Beach & Coronado City Hall
9:00 AM
5K Awards Presentation (time approximate)
10:00 AM
10 Miler Awards Presentation (time approximate)
All runners must be off Silver Strand Blvd (Hwy 75)
10:30 AM Half Marathon Awards Presentation (time approximate)
10:35 AM All half marathon runners not past the 10 mile point will be directed to finish the 10 mile course
11:30 AM
All courses closed
11:45 AM
LAST BUS SHUTTLE departs Imperial Beach Reama Park

Half Marathon and 10 Miler Start:


Parking & Getting to the Start Line
Here are the different ways to get to the Half Marathon and 10 Miler Start Line.

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. NO 5K'ers will be bused to Imperial Beach where the 5K starts. 
All ElliptiGO participants must use this option.

Taking Your Car
For those who paid the Parking 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 6:45 AM. There will be approximately 700 parking spaces available. Please get there early, there is no late bus and no refunds if you arrive late. There is also overflow parking at the Coronado Cays. 

Carpool, if possible. Shuttles will return you to the parking lot after the race. NO 5K PARTICIPANTS WILL BE BUSED TO IMPERIAL BEACH. NO SPECTATORS WILL BE BUSED TO THE START AREA. Do not wait until the last moment. Late-comers WILL NOT be guaranteed a shuttle to the start line.

Park in Coronado, t
here is limited Free parking (approx. 400 spaces) at the Coronado City Hall 1825 Strand Way, Coronado, CA 92118. It is about 1 mile from the starting line. There will be a bus shuttle at the area after 6:15 AM or you can warm up to the start line (1.7 miles away)

Option 2
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! The buses will depart from Reama Park on 2nd St. in between Elder and Elkwood beginning at 5:30 AM for the first 250, and at 6:30 AM for the remaining 50. Please plan to arrive at this location by 5:15 AM to ensure you get a seat on the bus. Do not wait to take the 6:30 AM departure or you may be left behind.

If You Arrive Late
Park your car in the residential area near the start line. 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 beginning at 8:45 AM through 11:45 AM. Be sure to hop on an early bus!

Koz Events or 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!*
Pin the bib number to the front of your t-shirt or onto your race belt. 

After-Party:  After the race enjoy the post-race expo, live Band and for our 21+ participants, enjoy the CAF Fundraising Beer Garden - Refresh with an ice cold Ballast Point Beer. -Please bring a $5 or more cash donation for Challenged Athletes Foundation to the Beer Garden. If you would like to make to make a larger donation to CAF and you would like a receipt, Bring a check with you made out to CAF to the Beer Garden.
All money raised goes directly to the charity; you will be provided tax-deductible receipt upon request.

The Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF): Operation Rebound NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT!
The Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF): Operation Rebound NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT!

CAF's Operation Rebound program strengthens the mental and physical
well-being  of 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.

Through Operation Rebound, specific grant requests and sport clinics, 
CAF is there to support our service members from Frontline to Finishline.

donate here
Course Map

Finish Venue


Results and timing for the Silver Strand Veterans Day Half Marathon, 10 Miler, and 5K is provided by Gemini Timing

To look up your bib number and/or view your results online, CLICK HERE.

For fastest access to your results during and after the race, please download the Gemini LIVE results app, available for both android and iPhone by CLICKING HERE.
Example of what the app looks like when viewing from its
home  screen (left)  and Apple's App Store (right):
Go to November 2018 and select Silver Strand to view your results!
    Download the Gemini Live App
IF YOU PLACED, 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 10 am to 4 pm
9939 Hibert st. #105 San Diego, CA 92131. Awards can be mailed to you at a cost of $6 (mailing information will be in our post race email)

hep c test
FREE Testing for ALL at Expo Sunday
Dear veterans, families, and friends,

The American Legion is joining forces with AbbVie, a global biopharmaceutical company, to launch 
TAKE ON HEP C , a nationwide movement to bring free hepatitis C (hep C) antibody testing to veterans and their communities.
We urge you to stop by the  TAKE ON HEP C  tour bus, which offers education and free hep C antibody testing with on-the-spot results, at this upcoming event: 
What:  Silver Strand Half Marathon

 Imperial Beach 
10 Evergreen Ave
Imperial Beach, CA 91932 

November 11 from 5:30 am to 11:30 am
Understanding the risks of hep C  

About 3.4 million people in the U.S. are living with chronic hep C. 

Because most people don't experience symptoms, many don't even know they have it. And over time, hep C can lead to scarring of the liver (also called cirrhosis). That's why getting tested is so important. 

This is a fight we can win because hep C can be cured-meaning the hep C virus isn't detectable in the blood 3 months after treatment ends. So let's all get tested and get on with it. Because in the battle against hep C, no one should be left behind.
Learn more about hep C and its impact on veterans at legion.org/hepC

When & Where
Packet Pick Up Options:
(Must attend one)

Friday, November 9th

RoadRunner Sports
5553 Copley Drive
San Diego, CA 92111

TIMES: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM PT


Saturday, November 10th

RoadRunner Sports
5553 Copley Drive
San Diego, CA 92111

TIMES: 10:00 AM - 3 PM PT

Race Day

Sunday, November 11th

Half Marathon & 10 Miler Start:
Sunset Park
101 Ocean Blvd.
Coronado, CA 92118

5K Start:
Half Marathon, 10 Miler, and 5K event benefitting the Challenged Athletes Foundation: Operation Rebound.
Quick Links
The Silver Strand Veterans Day Half Marathon, 10 Miler, 5K is sponsored by:
hep c testing

Brian J. Lewis

RoadRunner Sports 

CAF_ Operation Rebound