Mardi Gras Run

  San Diego, CA
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  • Kids Run
  • 5K / 3.1M — Road Run
  • 5K / 3.1M — Road Run
  • 5K / 3.1M — Road Run


Dance to the tune of the jazz band as you dash along our scenic waterfront course, then indulge in all the festivities when you reach the FINISH LINE! Earn the 2018 Mardi Gras Run Medal and celebrate with family and friends. It's a party for all ages, filled with funky Jazz tunes and carnival masks, and color everywhere you go!

Cruise across the finish line and get ready to celebrate your success in the Mardi Gras Finisher's Village, you'll enjoy a post-event celebration where runners can delight in a bit of New Orleans Cuisine**. Delicious bites direct from Louisiana prepared by New Orleans Cuisine & Catering!

7am Half Marathon-- 7:05 AM 10K --- 7:15 AM 5K
*Kid's Dash 9:30 am-400 meters

1775 East Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109

Road Closure on E. Mission Bay Drive will be in effect starting at 6:30 am to 8:15am. Free parking along East Mission Bay Drive is limited. The start and finish line is just south of the Hilton Hotel in the park. (Please do not park at the Hilton unless you are a guest)

The Mardi Gras Run/Walk is for men, women, and children. A race number is required for each person on the 13.1, 10k and 5k, including BABIES and CHILDREN. Jogging strollers allowed on the 5k course only and must start at the back of the starting line and stay to the right side of the path. Service dogs are welcome.​

** Not Allowed on the course: Pets, Bicycles, Rollerblades, or Skateboards.
We suggest not using headphones on the course for the safety of each runner-walker.

Start Times:

Kids Dash ~ 9:30 AM
13.1 ~ 7:00 AM
10K ~ 7:10 AM
5K run ~ 7:20 AM
5K walk ~ 7:25 AM
** start times subject to change

Free street parking in various lots within the park.

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