Sunday, November 27, 2022

Early History of Coronado 4th of July Races – Photos from 2013 5K and 15K

Around the end of 1972 my little group starting throwing around the idea of staging a half-marathon in Coronado. My principal collaborators were Kaj Johansen -a UCSD medical center resident, Dennis Kasischke from the SDTC, Frank Bozanich -a USMC captain, and Jeff Rigdon a former runner for both NAU and Coronado HS. All were weekly participants in most of running events around the county at the time. One of us said “Why not make it a 4th of July run?” Another one of us said “Hey, that’s a good idea!” Thus the seed for the Coronado Half Marathon was sewn.

Learn more about the origins of the 4th of July races in Coronado and view photos from the past:

Sherri Cortez, a local photographer, was on hand taking photos of runners in the 2013 Coronado Independence Day 5k/15k here in Coronado. Click here to see over 800 photos.

-George Green

George Green
George Green
Head Cross Country and Distance Track Coach, Coronado High School