Monday, April 12, 2021

2021 Crown City Classic Launches 12k Race Registration

48th annual 4th of July tradition returns to Coronado with a 7.4-mile (12k) event on Saturday, July 3rd / First 200 entrants receive an exclusive Patriotic Run Kit / Online registration open at CrownCityRun.com

Crown City Classic 2020
Photo: Ryan Bethke / @RWBmultimedia

Registration for San Diego’s most celebrated 4th of July running tradition – the 48th annual Crown City Classic – opened this week. The patriotic road race returns to the scenic streets of Coronado, California on Saturday, July 3rd featuring a stars and stripes experience unlike any other with a 7.4-mile (12k) distance in honor of America’s Independence Day.

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“There is no better destination in the United States on 4th of July weekend than the City of Coronado,” said Jamie Monroe, Race Director with Easy Day Sports. “In 2021 all of the citywide fanfare celebrating Independence Day will take place on Saturday, July 3rd, so the Crown City Classic is the perfect kickoff for the holiday weekend. The combination of stunning waterfront views and patriotic atmosphere throughout the community creates the perfect summertime race dynamic that runners won’t want to miss.”

Crown City Classic 2020
Photo: Ryan Bethke / @RWBmultimedia

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In 2020 the Crown City Classic was successfully held as a live modified event and was the only in-person race to take place in San Diego during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Race organizers are confident the event will take place live in 2021 with appropriate precautions and modifications.

Photo: Ryan Bethke / @RWBmultimedia

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The event starts and finishes in Tidelands Park, featuring views of San Diego’s downtown skyline and Coronado Bridge, running along portions of the parade route as crowds gather for the west coast’s largest 4th of July Parade.

Photo: Ryan Bethke / @RWBmultimedia

The race directly benefits the local non-profit Islander Sports Foundation and runners are encouraged to take advantage of special early entry pricing by signing up today at CrownCityRun.com. The first 200 entrants will receive an exclusive Patriotic Run Kit, with Stars & Stripes branded socks and a neck gaiter. Registration for the 5k distance, Crown City Mile and the Crown City Half Mile for kids will open at a later date.

About the Crown City Classic
The 48th annual Crown City Classic will take place on Saturday, July 3rd on Coronado Island. Runners and walkers will gather to celebrate one of San Diego’s iconic 4th of July traditions and run a 12k or 5k on one of the most scenic courses in the region. The Crown City Classic benefits the Islander Sports Foundation, annually raising over $25,000 every year to meet the needs of Coronado School Sports. For more information about the 48th Crown City Classic or to register for the event, visit CrownCityRun.com.
About The Islander Sports Foundation
The Islander Sports Foundation (ISF) is the official partner of The Crown City Classic. The Crown City Classic is designed to support the Islander Sports Foundation’s initiatives and fundraising efforts. ISF is a Coronado based not-for-profit organization. The mission of ISF is to sustain and fund all Coronado School sports programs. ISF was founded as a booster club 20 years ago, originally as Coronado High School All Sports Booster Club. The Foundation began and strives today because of Coronado families, businesses, and community support. For more information about The Islander Sports Foundation, visit us online here or follow on Facebook.

Photo: Ryan Bethke / @RWBmultimedia

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Originally from upstate New York, Dani Schwartz has lived in Coronado since 1996. She is thrilled to call Coronado home and raise her two children here. In her free time enjoys hitting the gym, reading, and walking her dog around the “island.” Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: manager@coronadotimes.com
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