Last month, I ran the Super Run in downtown San Diego. I learned about the run through Living Social so I only paid about $15 for this run. It was advertised as a family friendly fun run with a scenic course along the Marina district and Seaport Village in downtown San Diego. Costumes were encouraged and the event benefitted the Down Syndrome Association of San Diego.
Packet pick-up was the day before at Road Runner Sports. I was unable to attend, but I heard it was pretty chaotic with long lines and disorganization. Parking the day of the race was a bit tricky because downtown parking is always a pain; however, I know of a secret parking lot so that made things a lot easier. 😉 I ran this race with my 3-year-old daughter and my friends from my Stroller Warriors group. Fun runs are always way better when you do them with friends. It was a pretty crowded event on a narrow pathway, so passing people was not easy!
This was not a timed event, which was a good thing because there were times that you were forced to walk due to the large crowds in the small areas. I even saw a couple holding hands while walking during the race, so I would not consider this a competitive event by any means.
It definitely was an excuse to dress up like a super hero and walk/jog with some family and friends. Since I had to walk during many parts of the run, I was able to take lots of pics! It was a gorgeous day and there was lots of beautiful scenery so get ready for photo overload!!!
There were lots of signs throughout the course directing us to the right path and also some friendly and enthusiastic volunteers cheering us on along the way. After the run, we snagged our medals and met up with the other ladies and kiddos from our group. We headed over to the vendor area where there was a big bounce house for the kids to jump around and let out some more energy. There was also a DJ that played fun music and tried to keep with energy going, but I never really saw anyone on the dance floor. These poor 5k DJ’s just don’t seem to get any love. 😦
I almost forgot to mention my favorite part of the race…and that was getting to wear these dope socks!!
Overall, this was definitely a FUN run and I would do it again with my kids and friends! I do wish that it had been a bit more organized and maybe on a wider course, but it wasn’t bad for the price. So what was the SWAG?!
~ A cute medal
~A rad cape
~A couple of coupons
See you at the next run! 🙂
5 thoughts on “The Super (Hero) Run”
Here in NJ, they usually don’t give out in the way of swag, especially for a 5K. You are so lucky
Really? That’s interesting! But what a bummer!
I’m joining in a walk on May 7 to raise money for cystic fibrosis. It’s great to see so many people doing something beneficial for others and having fun too. Thank you for sharing your experience!
Oh that’s awesome! What a great cause!