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 on Saturday, July 3, featuring a stars and stripes experience unlike any other with a 7.4-mile (12k) distance in honor of America’s Independence Day.
“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 3, 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.”
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.
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.
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.