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Meet the SoCal 9×5!


Rolling out in 2020, we have a new series just for you – the SoCal 9×5! Participants will be eligible by completing the SoCal 3×5 in three consecutive years!! That’s right, on year three you will receive THREE MEDALS at the AFC Finish Line Festival and 13 medals overall for the series!!

See what the SoCal 3×5 series is all about! 


For those who completed the inaugural SoCal 3×5 in 2018 then again in 2019, you are SoCal 9×5 bound in 2020! Check the eligibility list here and make sure you’re signed up for your final 2020 events, the Surf Sun Run 5K, La Jolla Shores 5K and the America’s Finest City 5K. 

Those on the final eligibility list released after the 2020 La Jolla Shores 5K will receive a special SoCal 9×5 bib for the final race, the America’s Finest City 5K in August. You will use this bib to redeem your commemorative SoCal 9×5 medal after your race.

If you think you should be on the list and don’t see your name, please email us with links to your SoCal 9×5 series results. 

SoCal 9×5 Rules

  1. You must register using the exact same name and birth date for each event.
  2. You must wear the race timing device and receive an official time for each event. If you do not have an official finishing time, you will automatically be disqualified.
  3. Entry into each event is not guaranteed – register early to ensure your spot and save money.
  4. Each event has its own time limits – to be eligible for the SoCal 9×5, you must adhere to each time limit.



Once you’ve accepted your SoCal 9×5 medal, the challenge restarts and you are eligible again after three consecutive years of completing the SoCal 3×5.


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