Embracing a new year, San Diego races offer an exhilarating pathway to achieving your fitness resolutions. If your New Year’s resolution revolves around enhancing your health or fitness, diving into action by registering for a 2023 San Diego race could be the perfect start.

The Starting Line: Picking Your Race

Securing your race spot early sets a tangible target and keeps you accountable. Enhance the experience by involving your family or friends in the journey. Not only does this strengthen your commitment, but it also introduces the younger generation to the joys and benefits of maintaining an active lifestyle.

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Training for Triumph: Preparing for Your Race

A concrete race date influences the start and structure of your training regime. Success stories, like my wife Lindsey’s first Half Marathon, underscore the value of a structured program, such as the 17-week plan found on the Nike Run Club  app.

Dispelling the ‘I’m not a runner’ myth begins with overcoming mental barriers. Running combines mental resilience with physical endurance. Selecting a race that matches your level, like the accessible 5K distance, offers a great entry point or challenge for all.

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2023 San Diego Races Line-Up

Here’s a snapshot of upcoming races in San Diego you can register for today (except for the Navy Bay Bridge Run opening on 1/1/2023):

Carlsbad Half Marathon & 5K – 1/15/2023

Carlsbad 5000 (5K and 20K) – 4/2/2023

La Jolla Half Marathon & 5K – 5/20/2023
Navy Bay Bridge Run – 5/21/2023

America’s Finest City Half Marathon & 5K – 8/20/2023

Pacific Beach Half Marathon & 5K – 10/7/2023

Father Joe’s Turkey Trot 5K – 11/24/2023

Santa Run – 12/9/2023


C.K. Pro Tip: Mastering Distances

The journey from 5K to Half Marathon epitomizes the progression of running endurance and skill. Begin with shorter races to hone your mental stamina, pace, and race-day strategies.

Race Day Strategies: Securing Your Win

On race day, focus on surpassing runners who match your physique, creating incremental victories that fuel motivation and distraction from fatigue.

With motivation and a clear plan, there’s no reason to delay. Register for a San Diego race today and ignite your 2023 fitness resolutions. See you at the finish line!

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