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ACT Today! for Military Families 5k/10k Run/Walk & Festival

Sat 20th Apr 2019
1300 East Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109, USA

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This race has truly become a favorite event among runners, military families, the autism community and families with school-aged children; and we hope you will join the approximately 1,000 + participants for another fun-filled event.

Since the 2011 inaugural event, this event has raised nearly $800,000 to benefit military families impacted by autism. Autism Care Today for Military Families is a dedicated fund working to improve awareness and delivery of effective autism services, providing financial assistance to military families to help defray out-of-pocket costs associated with autism treatments and other quality of life programs.

This is a terrific opportunity to stay fit, get involved and educate our children in the local community all while supporting families impacted by autism.

Distances in this event

  1. 10K

    Run 10km
    Sat 20th Apr 2019
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  2. 5k

    Run 5km
    Sat 20th Apr 2019
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  3. 1 Mile

    Run 1mi
    Sat 20th Apr 2019
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What’s Included

Prizes for top fundraisers and top teams

Family festival with live entertainment and resource fair

Children’s activities including bounce houses, face painting, arts & crafts, games.

Easter egg hunt for kids of all ages

Beer/ Wine Tent and NEW VIP tent

Quiet Zone staffed by ABA Therapists

Other perks

Morning coffee from Starbucks Coffee

Post race treats from Barons Market and Suja Juice

Complimentary drinks in the Beer & Wine Garden sponsored by ONEHOPE Wine and Stone Brewing Co. (must be 21+)

Family Festival sponsored by Center for Autism & Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD) with live music from Northstar, resource fair with 30+ booths and tons of freebies

Awesome CARD kid's zone with inflatables, carnival games, face painting, Easter egg hunt and quiet zone

On-site appearances from the San Diego Padres Pad Squad, San Diego Legion and San Diego Seals

Great incentives for top fundraising individuals and teams

T-shirts, finisher medals and high fives for all!

Course Details

5K and 10K participants will start adjacent to Tecolote Shores Park on E. Mission Bay Drive and run south on the road and then turn right on Fiesta Island Dr. to Fiesta Island. 5K participants will complete one small loop of Fiesta Island and return to Tecolote Shores via Fiesta Island Dr. & E Mission Bay Drive. 10K participants will complete one large loop of Fiesta Island and return to Tecolote Shores via Fiesta Island Dr. and E. Mission Bay Dr. 1 Mile Fun Run participants will start on the sidewalk on the west side of the event venue. Look for the Start Line which will be moved after the 5K begins. Note: Historically, this course is a little longer than 5K or 10K.

Raceday Logistics

Event Day Schedule - Saturday, April 20, 2019

6:30am - Registration/Packet Pick Up

6:30am - Festival Starts - Check out the Festival and Kids Zone activities

7:30am - 10k Start

8:00am - 5k Start

8:00am - ONEHOPE Wine & Stone Brewing Co. Beer Garden Open / Live Music by Northstar

9:30am - 1 Mile Fun Run Start

9:45am - Overall & Top Fundraiser Awards

10:30am - Easter Egg hunt

11:00am - Festival Concludes


Directions: Take 1-5 and exit Clairemont Drive/ East Mission Bay Drive, Turn WEST (towards the ocean) and park north of the event site using the parking suggestions below.

Parking is available north of the race site on the east and west side of East Mission Bay Drive AND the numerous parking lots on the west side of East Mission Bay Drive. There are two lots south of the Hilton, lots north of the Hilton at Playa Pacifica Park and lots both north and south of the Mission Bay Visitor Center.

All these lots are within a 5-15 minute walk to the start. You may walk to the event site by walking along the grass alongside Mission Bay Drive or just follow the sidewalk to the water and enjoy a pretty (safest for strollers and families!) walk south on the sidewalk to our race site.

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