- Walk for Water (Mission Bay/Tecolote Shores North Park) - April
Bring your family and friends to Mission Bay to experience the trek that millions of women and children around the world make every day to provide water for their families. Carrying buckets of water along the 5K route is optional. Funds raised support Project Concern International’s water and sanitation programs and efforts to end poverty worldwide. www.pciglobal.org/w4w2018
- Cabrillo Sunrise 5K and Fun Run (Cabrillo National Monument) - February
The Cabrillo Sunrise 5K Fun Run & Walk is an annual fundraiser that supports programs at Cabrillo National Monument. Run, walk or cheer; All registered participants receive a numbered bib, event t-shirt and commemorative medal.
- Save a Heart Save a Life 5K (Point Loma/Liberty Station) - February
The Eric Paredes Save a Life Foundation presents the Save A Heart Save A Life 5K run/walk at NTC Park Liberty Station. Proceeds help fund free heart screenings for San Diego youth. Support a great cause while running or walking a beautiful 5K course. https://epsavealife.org/5k/
- Leprechaun Tip Top Run/ Leprechaun Dash & Bash (Carlsbad) - March
Join the family-friendly fun-run/walk for one-of-a-kind views of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon and Pacific Ocean. During the finish line celebration, runners join the Leprechaun Bash with live music, games and activities for the whole family, a beer garden and lunch from the run’s namesake Tip Top Meats. www.carlsbad.org/event/tip-top-run-leprechaun-dash-bash/
- Relay for Life (multiple locations) - April-July
Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Team members take turns walking around a track or designated path for 6-24 hours depending on the length of the event. Each team must have a member on the track at all times through the duration of the event, to signify that cancer never sleeps and neither will the fight to end it. https://secure.acsevents.org/site/SPageServer/?pagename=relay_find_event
Adrienne Sigeti is the editorial assistant at San Diego Family Magazine. She participates in San Diego Food Bank’s Annual Run for the Hungry on Thanksgiving Day.
Published January 2018