Thursday, June 17, 2021

2021 Crown City Classic Race Set for Independence Day Weekend

During Coronado’s annual 4th of July Weekend celebration, more than 2,000 runners will hit the pavement at the 48th annual Crown City Classic on Saturday, July 3, 2021. Participants will enjoy the pageantry and patriotism of 4th of July, experience scenic views of Coronado’s beautiful landmarks and spectators cheering along the route.

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One of San Diego’s longest running Independence Day traditions, race day features a variety of distances from 12k to 5k, as well as a half-mile Kids Race for children age 10 and under. All race courses start and finish at Tidelands Park with views of San Diego’s downtown skyline, golf course and Coronado Bridge, running along portions of the parade route and finishing along the picturesque waterfront.

The event will be San Diego’s first race back in over 16 months. The finish line festival will feature live music and awards for the top finishers. Islander Sports Foundation is the benefiting charity, and more than $25,000 has been fundraised annually to support local Coronado athletics programs through the event.

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Registration is open at


2021 Crown City Classic Packet Pick Up
Thursday, July 1, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Nicky Rottens Restaurant – 100 Orange Ave, Coronado, 92118

Friday, July 2, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Road Runner Sports – 5553 Copley Dr, San Diego, CA 92111

Crown City Classic – Saturday, July 3rd
Coronado Tidelands Park
7:00 AM – Race Start
9:35 AM – Kids Race
10:00 AM – Independence Day Parade 

Image courtesy of Easy Day Sports. 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:
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