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ed's waterfront run - special edition: dress-up dash 2013

*** This is the biggest waterfront run of the year. We typically get about 100 runners in costume. We'll be running a modified route that goes through the Gaslamp and Little Italy. Then we'll have some drinks at the Waterfront Bar and Grill. Prizes for best costume. Invite your friends to the fun, free event. See you there! ***

*** Click here for photos of last years event ***

*** Click here for the modified route ***


My name is ed and I will be your host for ed's waterfront run: embarcadero edition; a friendly, welcoming environment where joggers, speedsters, and everyone in between can meet others who share their love (or hate) for running :)

It's called the Waterfront Run for two reasons. One is that this scenic route runs along the beautiful San Diego Harbor, through Seaport Village and the Embarcadero. But secondly, and more importantly, it's the name of the real highlight of this run: the Waterfront Bar and Grill. It's located two blocks away from the start/finish of the run. We'll be going there after the run for $1.50 fish tacos, refreshing drinks, and Good Times with Good People. You could even be the new "closing champion"!

There are three variations of this run that loosely correspond to different levels of fitness. A core workout is to follow when everyone returns. Please take a look at the maps if you are new to the run.


The Waterfront "3" Route is a 2.7 mile beginner-level course. If you're new to running or just feel like taking it easy, take this one. [map or directions]

The Waterfront "5" Route is 5.1 mile intermediate-level course. The vast majority people run this one. Pace is typically between 8 to 10 minutes per mile. [map or directions]

The Waterfront "6" Route is a 6.3 mile advanced-level course. Take this one if you're super fast or just want a little more mileage. [map or directions]


Meet at 6:00pm. We'll get started promptly at 6:15pm.

See you there!

ed :)

Meet by the statue at the west (ocean) side of the San Diego County Administration Center. Click here for map. There is tons of street parking and since it's after hours, it's free. Do not park in the lot adjacent to the County Admin Center. Or you can choose to park by the Waterfront Bar and Grill to make it easier for yourself when you leave. The Waterfront is located at 2044 Kettner Blvd and is within walking distance of the start/finish.


The "closing champions"

The "man" award: DENNIS C.

2009 dress-up dash, best costume: MARAT Z. aka DR. EVIL

The "man" award: SEUNG L.

2010 dress-up dash, best costume: E.J. Inigo aka TECATE CAN

2011 dress-up dash, best costume: Adam D. aka Jack Sparraw

2012 dress-up dash, best costume: Jeff N. aka Rooster



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  • Marat

    As mentioned before the run: The HAMMER FESTIVAL 2013 - SDR's OFFICIAL HOLIDAY PARTY DINNER GALA! Dress up, enjoy dinner, drinks, art and fashion show, music and dancing! November 23rd at 6p, tickets at

    We all looked A-mazing at ed's run, here is an opportunity to put on your fancy outfits!

    October 30, 2013

  • Brandon

    Oh what a night!

    1 · October 30, 2013

  • Lisa

    when do we get to see all the pics?! Was so much fun!

    1 · October 30, 2013

  • Victoria

    Although not too many people saw the movie Machete with Michelle Rodriguez apparently.

    October 30, 2013

  • Victoria

    I had a blast!!

    October 30, 2013

  • Rachel C.

    Super fun!

    October 30, 2013

  • Greg A.

    the Gaslamp and Little Italy route was perfect for the Halloween edition. Thanks Ed!

    1 · October 30, 2013

  • Sebastian M

    How late will you be at waterfront?

    October 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    That was so fun, thanks for organizing!

    October 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are we still meeting at the statue?

    October 29, 2013

  • David

    Forgot how cold it's getting in the evening... see y'all in the spring :)

    October 29, 2013

  • Randa

    I woke up sick this morning!

    October 29, 2013

  • Jonathan W.

    Excellent modification to the course over last year Ed. This is probably the funnest run in SD!

    October 22, 2013

  • Barb

    I look forward to the run!

    October 21, 2013

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