Sunday, May 28, 2023

  • 7:30 AM – 5K
  • 8:00 AM – Strawberry Festival opens
  • 8:30 AM – 1/4-mile Kids Run
  • 8:40 AM – 1-mile Kids Run
  • 9:00 AM – Award Ceremony
  • 9:30 AM – Runner Costume Contest
  • 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
  • Goody bag
  • Age group awards
  • Souvenir bib number 
  • Fresh strawberries
  • And more!

Yes! Save time on race day by picking up your packet in advance.

Date, time and location – TBD

The 5K is timed!

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

Awards 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+.

There will be an award ceremony from the main stage at 9:00 AM. 

Yes! You can register for the virtual category!

Yes, one parent or adult may accompany each registered child on the course. 

Parking in and around downtown Vista will be limited. We recommend parking at the Vista County Courthouse (325 S. Melrose Drive) and taking our free event-provided shuttles. Shuttles will begin running at 6:30 am and will continue until 7 pm, leaving approximately every 15 minutes from in front of Starbucks in Vista Village (30 Main Street).

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

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

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! 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

Yes. Road closure information will be posted a few months before the event. 

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