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Schedule Released For Optimist Club Sports Fiesta, Proceeds Benefit The Youth Of Coronado

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Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019 5:33 pm

The schedule is out and a few slots remain for participants to enter the 48th annual Optimist Club of Coronado’s Sports Fiesta.

Last year’s popular Beach Volleyball tournament sold out, so it has been expanded from 16 to 24 teams. A few openings remain.

Lawn Bowling also sold out last year and promises to be popular again.

Thanks to input from athletes, the bike course that traverses Naval Air Station North Island has been vastly improved. Riders will enter the base’s gate at Sunset Park, pass the scenic golf course, and ride along the road closest to the ocean. They’ll ride two miles onto the base then turn around at the flight line and follow the course back to Sunset Park.

The most popular events are the triathlon, the 5K and the 1-Mile rough water swim. The top three males and top three females who participate in all events earn the coveted Hard Rock award. As a historic side note, the Sports Fiesta triathlon is the longest continuously running triathlon in the world.

The Sports Fiesta is nearly entirely staffed by Optimist Club volunteers. Funds raised are donated to local youth sports and community-enhancing activities. Roughly 50 Coronado youth groups benefit including Coronado schools’ athletic teams, Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts, scholarship programs and many more.

If you’d like to participate as an athlete, donor or spectator, there are more details at optimistclubofcoronado.com.

Saturday, July 27, Sunset Park, Coronado

“Day of” signups accepted

Triathlon

6 a.m. Triathlon check-in table opens

7 a.m. Triathlon Begins with swim at North Beach

5K Run

7 to 8:45 a.m. Check-in table open-limited to first 300 entries

9 a.m. 5K run begins

1-Mile Rough-Water Swim

North Beach

9 to 9:45 a.m. Check-in table open-limited to first 100 entries

10 a.m. Rough-water swim begins

Beach Volleyball

North Beach

7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Registration-limited to 24 teams

9 a.m. Tournament Play Begins

Lawn Bowling

1 p.m. Spreckels Center (next to library)

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