Sunday, September 20, 2020

Crown City Classic – 4th of July 12K and 5K Race

Kickoff your Independence Day celebration with a run through the historic town of Coronado. Crown City Classic features a 12K and 5K distance with a half mile Kids Race. Why a 12K distance? Because nothing is more patriotic than running 7.4 miles on 7/4 in one of America’s most patriotic cities!

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Carrying on the tradition started by Easy Day Sports three years ago, participants in the Crown City Classic will start the race by running underneath a 2000 square foot American Flag right after the national anthem is played.


The 12K route has a slight course change. After the Naval Amphibious Base discontinued allowing the run to go on base in 2016, the 12K route now runs past NAB farther south towards Fiddler’s Cove on the bike path. With the new turn-around about 100 meters past the Nature’s Bridge to Discovery, Caltrans will now allow runners on the large shoulder of Hwy 75 for a portion of the return to avoid runner congestion on the Strand path. It’s a slight adjustment that affects about 1 mile of the course, and a positive one for runners wanting a flat and fast race with no out and back runner traffic.


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Registration fee is $50 for the 12K, and $40 for the popular 5K distance; but these prices will increase by $10 on Monday, June 26 at midnight so we are encouraging everyone to sign-up now. The race includes a new URT designed shirt with a unique and creative perspective view of the bridge. All runners will also receive a very patriotic finishers medal!


The Islander Sports Foundation (ISF) is the official charity of The Crown City Classic. The Crown City Classic Charity Program is designed to support the Islander Sports Foundation’s initiatives and fundraising efforts. ISF is a Coronado based 501 [c] [3] Charity. The mission of ISF is to sustain and fund all Coronado School sports programs. The Crown City Classic raises over $25,000 every year to meet the needs of Coronado School Sports. We are recruiting all runners and especially Coronado residents to support this great community cause.

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