DATE: RACE CANCELLED
After extensive monitoring of the fast-developing local, state, and national efforts to try to contain the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have decided to cancel the 2020 Run in the Name of Love 2K/5K, originally scheduled for June 21st, to help ensure the safety of you and our many other volunteers, spectators, partners, and our community. The 2020 race will NOT be rescheduled. All entrants in the 2020 2K and 5K races should have received a full refund via Active.com on the credit card used to purchase their race entry. In addition, as of August 2020, we have pre-emptively canceled the June 2021 race as well.
Like you, we are all disappointed to have to cancel the race indefinitely, but we strongly feel it is the responsible thing to do to adhere to our mission to create beautiful events that promote health and fitness in our community.
We appreciate your patience, understanding, and concern during this trying time. For more information about our decision to cancel the race, please read our full press release. If you have additional questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support.
INFORMATON BELOW IS FROM THE 2019 RACE
DOG PARTICIPANT SHIRTS, FREE 2K DOG BANDANAS
MEDALLIONS FOR 5K AND 2K,
FREE RAFFLE TICKET & TRIBUTE BIBS
START LOCATION: SUNSET CULTURAL CENTER, SAN CARLOS AT NINTH, CARMEL CA
FINISH LINE: OCEAN AVENUE & SCENIC ROAD
FINISH CELEBRATION LOCATION: DEL MAR PARKING LOT AT THE BASE OF OCEAN AVENUE
PACKET PICK-UP: Shirt and bib pick-up are on Saturday, June 20th, from 11am – 3pm at Sunset Cultural Center. Limited race day pick -up is between 7:00am and 8:15am at Sunset Center Plaza. We will do our best but shirt sizes are not guaranteed! Tribute bibs and pre-ordered dog shirts should be picked up at this time. Tribute bibs (complimentary) are available at packet pick-up and dog shirts may also be purchased in person at this time.
2K – 8:20 AM Start
5K – 8:30 AM Start
Awards Ceremony and Raffle – 9:15 AM at the Finish Celebration in Del Mar Parking Lot
Both the 5K and the 2K courses will close at 10:00 AM.
The Finish Celebration at Del Mar Parking lot will end by 11:00 AM and the lot will open to the public at 11:30.
ALL FINISHERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN TRANSPORTATION BACK TO THE START, APPROXIMATELY A ONE MILE SCENIC WALK UP OCEAN AVENUE TO SUNSET CENTER. IF DESIRED, A PARTICIPANT SHOULD ARRANGE TO BE PICKED UP EAST OF THE FINISH ON SAN ANTONIO STREET.
ENTRY FEE – includes event t-shirt, bib, finisher’s medallion, raffle ticket, 2k dog participant bandanas, and finish refreshments.
5K – $40 ($45 On Race Day)
2K – $35 ($40 On Race Day)
Children 15 and under 5K – $25
Children 15 and under 2K – $20
Children will receive a short sleeve event shirt
Runners participating in the event are invited to fill out a TRIBUTE BIB to honor their loved one while participating in the 5K or 2K events. This year, Tribute Bibs will be provided free of charge. The bibs will read “I am running in the name of” with a space for you to write your personal dedication. Tribute bibs will be available on Saturday and Sunday at packet pick-up and you will be able to personalize your Tribute Bib at that time.
Friendly, LEASHED dogs are welcome to participate in the 2K walk. Retractable leashes are not allowed. DOGS ARE NOT PERMITTED IN THE 5k. Walkers are responsible for cleaning up after their pets. Water will be available. Run in the Name of Love “race shirts” (for dogs under 50 pounds) can be pre-ordered at time of registration. They will also be available to purchase at packet pick-up. This is a very unique feature of this event; don’t let your dog miss out….too cute! Indicate size when registering – $16/shirt. For more information visit the “Dog Walk” section of the website in EVENTS. Participating dogs will receive a free bandana, compliments of Pet Specialists.
AWARDS CEREMONY & RAFFLE
Finishers’ Medallions will be awarded to all finishers in the 5K Run and 2K Walk.
Dogs in the 2K Walk will receive a dog biscuit when they cross the finish line!
Father/Daughter All Ages
Father/Son All Ages
Mother/Daughter All Ages
Mother/Son All Ages
Male/Female 11 & Under
Male/Female 12 – 15 & 16 – 19
Male/Female 20 – 29
Male/Female 30 – 39
Male/Female 40 – 49
Male/Female 50 – 59
Male/Female 60 – 69
Male/Female 70 – 79
Male/Female 80 +
There will be AWARDS THREE DEEP IN 10 YEAR INCREMENTS and awards for the top male and female finishers in the 5K event. Results will be online in the finish area as they become available.
FATHER & DAUGHTER/SON AND MOTHER & DAUGHTER/SON AWARDS: The three lowest combined times in each category will win a special award.
THE AWARDS CEREMONY AND RAFFLE DRAWING WILL BE HELD AT THE FINISH-LINE CELEBRATION IN THE DEL MAR PARKING LOT, AT THE BASE OF OCEAN AVENUE. FOLLOWING, PARTICIPANTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN TRANSPORTATION BACK TO THE START, APPROXIMATELY A ONE MILE SCENIC WALK UP OCEAN AVENUE TO SUNSET CENTER.
Registration is online only through Active.com. If the event(s) are not sold out, runners/walkers may register onsite at packet pick-up Saturday, June 20th, between 11am and 3pm and Sunday morning, race day, between 7:00am and 8:15am.
Located near the Start at Sunset Center will be a marked GEAR CHECK truck. Participants may deposit BAGGED jackets, sweats, etc. that will be transported to the Finish area for pick-up upon completion of the race. PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR OWN SECURE BAG clearly marked with your NAME and BIB NUMBER written or attached. (Please do not check important items such as medication, etc. The event is not responsible for lost items.)
One aid station with water available will be located at River Beach, approximately halfway through the course. Porta Potties will be located at the Start and Finish and two facilities are available along the course.
Typical central coast weather predicts perfect summer running conditions! Be prepared for early morning fog and temperatures in the high 50 degree range!
Free parking is available in the north-west corner lot of Sunset Center, Eighth Avenue and San Carlos Street.
Directions from Hwy 1 to Public Parking Lot (SW corner of Mission Street and Eighth Avenue).
From Highway 1, take Ocean Avenue west to Junipero Street. Turn left on Junipero and go two blocks. Turn right on Eighth Avenue and go one block. The paid Public Parking lot will be on your left.
Additional parking is available along side streets. Cars parked in the two hour parking spots will not be marked until 9:00 AM and not ticketed until after 11:00 AM.
REMEMBER: TRANSPORTATION BACK TO THE START IS NOT PROVIDED. PARK IN A LOCATION THAT IS MOST SUITABLE FOR YOUR NEEDS OR ARRANGE FOR A PICK-UP ON SAN ANTONIO STREET, ONE BLOCK EAST OF THE FINISH LINE.
THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS, NO ROLL-OVERS, AND NO BIB TRANSFERS. If you cannot participate, your generous donation will be appreciated by the outstanding youth organization JUST RUN!
Run in the Name of Love will take place rain or shine.