Sunday, May 26, 2024

  • 7:30 AM – 5K
  • 8:00 AM – Strawberry Festival opens
  • 8:45 AM – 1/4-mile Kids Run
  • 8:55 AM – 1-mile Kids Run
  • 9:30 AM – Runner Costume Contest at SDFC Main Stage
  • 6:00 PM – Strawberry Festival ends

     

  • Custom event t-shirt
  • Commemorative medal
  • Beer in the craft beer garden (21+ only)
  • A one-day pass to the invite-only Carlsbad Columbia Sportswear Employee Store
  • Age group award medals
  • Souvenir bib number 
  • Fresh strawberries
  • And more!

Log in to Events.com, click on your name from top navigation bar and click “My Events.”  This page will show all of the events you are registered for. You can also email hello@events.com to request a confirmation email.

You can find all of the course maps here!

Please note that the 5K course shares the road with vehicular traffic. Make sure to stay in the designated 5K lanes and follow all instructions from law enforcement and race personnel. 

Yes, there is a 1-hour time limit for the 5K. Participants must maintain a 19:21-minute-per-mile pace or faster to finish the 5K in 1 hour or less.

No late starters are allowed. Everyone must be in the start line staging area and ready to begin the race by 7:30 AM. 

Save time on race day by picking up your packet in advance on Saturday, May 25. Time and location details are coming soon!

The 5K is timed!

The 1-mile Kids Run and 1/4-mile Kids Run are just for fun!

Award medals will be offered to the first three finishers, male and female, in the following age groups: 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+.

5K award medals will be available for pickup from 8:30 to 10 AM from the Information Tent located on the Vista Magnet Middle School track. There will not be an awards ceremony.

Award winners who do not pick up their award medal on race day will receive email instructions to pick it up at our office in San Marcos or have it mailed for a fee. Awards not claimed within 30 days will no longer be available. 

5K award medals will be available for pickup from 8:30 to 10 AM from the Information Tent located on the Vista Magnet Middle School track. There will not be an awards ceremony.

Award winners who do not pick up their award medal on race day will receive email instructions to pick it up at our office in San Marcos or have it mailed for a fee. Awards not claimed within 30 days will no longer be available. 

Yes! You can register for the virtual category!

Yes, one parent or adult may accompany each registered child on the 1-mile or 1/4-mile course. 

Yes, strollers are welcome in the 5K! 

Parking in and around downtown Vista will be limited. Strawberry Run participants can park in the nearby public parking lots at the Vista Civic Center, Vista Library, and Vista Transit Center or take the Barnicles Express Strawberry Festival courtesy shuttles from the Vista County Courthouse at 325 S. Melrose Drive. Shuttles will run from 6:15 am until 7 pm, leaving approximately every 15 minutes. Return shuttles will pick up in front of Starbucks in Vista Village at 30 Main Street.

DO NOT park in the Frazier Farms parking lot, as towing will be enforced during the Strawberry Run and Festival.  

No, gear check will not be provided on event day.

No. Dogs are not allowed on the Vista Magnet Middle School track, which is the start and finish line location of the event.

The Strawberry Festival does allow dogs. Feel free to grab your sweet pup after your race and enjoy the Strawberry Festival together. 

Yes! During registration, you can choose to sign up as an individual or join a team. Once a team has been created, it will be available for other participants to join as well. The first person to create the team automatically becomes the team captain. We do not offer team scoring. Team registration is just for fun!

Team Help
Creating a Team
Changing a Team Name
Invite People to Join Your Team 
View Your Team Roster

All entry fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

If you can no longer attend the event in person and would like to become a virtual participant, you can email us here to make that change. 

Yes. See the road closure information here and contact us for any additional questions. 

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