Chula Vista Community 5K

Chula Vista Community 5K

Chula Vista Community 5K

( 1 review )
100% of reviewers recommend this race
  • Chula Vista,
    United States
  • May
  • 3 miles/5K
  • Road Race
  • Event Website

Amanda TheSwagMama

Florida, United States
43 21
"Fun Run at the Olympic Training Center!"
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Amanda TheSwagMama's thoughts:

This is a family-friendly non-timed fun run held at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista. I registered early and only paid $10 which included a tech t-shirt and a custom bib. Packet pick-up is available either the evening before or the morning of the event. Someone else picked up my packet and it went pretty smoothly.
I arrived later than usual to the event so I got stuck in a long parking line. I do wish that there had been more communication between the parking attendants regarding the parking situation, but I now know to arrive a bit earlier to get a better spot. I ended up parking about half mile away in a church parking lot, it wasn't a bad warmup but I did arrive a few minutes late to the race (good thing it wasn't timed). The race course had some flat parts mixed with a few hills. But the most amazing part is that you get to run through various Olympic training areas plus you get a gorgeous view of the mountains.
At one point you get to run on the running track - which felt like running on a cloud! They had a bounce house towards the end of the course which is awesome for the littles! After the run, we received water and fruit and the option for a $5 pancake breakfast. Then you could head up to visit the vendor tables, see the torch (with the flame!), get an autographed poster by actual Olympians, enter the raffle, visit the gift shop and bike museum, and visit with some Sea World animals including a photo op with Shamu!
The sponsors also passed out some swag and the DJ played some pumping music. Photos were available for purchase a few days after the event. Overall this was a great event supporting the local community and I couldn't pass up an opportunity to run where amazing athletes have trained! I think it would have been even sweeter if they had offered medals and maybe just charged a bit more for the event. Also, hopefully they work out the parking situation in the future. Checkout my blog for more pics from this event!

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