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Spend Autumn Outdoors

Awesome Active Autumn Activities and Events

The sun shines almost every day in San Diego making it the perfect place to enjoy the awesome autumn weather and enjoy all of the outdoor activities the city has to offer including football, thunderboats, swimming, running and cycling.

This page is updated as soon as event details are available. Events are subject to change or cancellation, so please check with event organizers for the most up-to-date information.

Petco Park San Diego CA

September

San Diego Padres

Don't miss out on the chance to catch the final games of the San Diego Padres' regular season at the beautiful Petco Park in downtown.

San Diego Bayfair

When: September 13-15, 2019
Enjoy speed boats, barbecue, beer, live music, and more fun on the beautiful Mission Bay at San Diego Bayfair's World Series of Powerboat Racing, a family festival tradition for more than 40 years.

OMBAC Classic Longboard Surfing Contest

When: September 14, 2019
Grab your vintage surfboard (or beach chair) and gather for a nostalgic longboard competition at the North Side of Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach.

Ironman 70.3 Superfrog

When: September 15, 2019
This challenging triathlon is a part of rich Navy SEAL history. Watch or participate in an exciting athletic competition that takes place on the picturesque California coastline.

Clash at Clairemont

When: September 21, 2019 
Clash at Clairemont delivers a star-studded action sport athlete roster, incredible musicians, food, and fun for the whole family. Legends, top pros, and rising stars all come together to throw down for a good cause: to benefit the YMCA and Grind for Life.

Be The Change 5K

When: September 21, 2019
Enjoy some of the best views in the city as you run through this scenic waterfront course. 100% of net proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish® San Diego, Caterina's Club and the Gary Sinise Foundation.

Annual Poway PRCA Rodeo

When: September 27-28, 2019
Professional rodeo cowboys from around the country compete during the annual Poway Rodeo. Can they hold on for 8 seconds?

XTERRA WETSUITS MISSION BAY TRIATHLON

When: September 29, 2019
Join us at the birthplace of the sport for the Mission Bay Triathlon! Competitors from around the country will return to Mission Bay to celebrate the triathlon.

Ultimate Frisbee

October

Del Mar International Horse Show

When: October 9-27, 2019
The Del Mar International Horse Show attracts Olympic veterans and world-class athletes, competing head to head for a spot in the World Cup Finals!

Carmel Valley Trail 5K, 10K and 15K

When: October 12, 2019
On the Carmel Valley Trail 15K, 10K and 5K, participants will experience a combination of single track and dirt service road trails through beautiful open spaces.   

EastLake Cycle & 5K and Fair

When: October 12, 2019
Explore majestic hills, a stunning lake and exceptional running trails along the Chula Vista Park District while participating in either the 25 Mile Road Bike Ride, the 18 Mile mountain bike ride or the 5K community run/walk. Plus, enjoy a Technology & Innovation Fair!

Raptor Ridge Half Marathon

When: October 13, 2019
Raptor Ridge is an awesome trail racing experience. Race to the top of the ride to catch impressive views of the entire valley.

YMCA of San Diego County Tour de Cove

When: October 20, 2019
Join Challenged Athletes Foundation at beautiful La Jolla Cove for a fun and sweat-drenching 4.5 hour stationary cycling marathon with 100 riders and over 50 challenged athletes.

Aspen Medical Products San Diego Triathlon Challenge

When: October 20, 2019
The San Diego Triathlon Challenge has raised the funds that have allowed 9,500+ challenged athletes around the world to make it to the starting line.

USA Ultimate National Championships

When: October 24-27, 2019
The USA Ultimate National Championships represent the pinnacle of elite ultimate in North America and crowns champions in three divisions: men’s, mixed and women’s.

BUBBLE RUN SAN DIEGO

When: October 26, 2019
The Bubble RUN™ 5K is like running through Willy Wonka's factory. Clad in white t-shirts, adults, kids and strollers run, walk, dance and play across 3 miles of absolute fun! 

Row for the Cure

When: October 27, 2019
Grab your oars and paddles to row your way through a 4.5 kilometer course through Mission Bay, all for a good cause!

Del Mar Racing

November

Bike the Coast

When: November 2, 2019
Experience gorgeous riding on the Southern California coast with 100, 50 or 25 mile routes on Highway 101. Everything starts and finishes at the Oceanside Pier with food, music, expo, shopping and fun!

Carrera de los Muertos San Diego

When: November 3, 2019
Enjoy a festive and scenic 5k or 10k run along downtown’s San Diego Bay and stay to celebrate in Embarcadero Park South with mariachi, dancers and comida deliciosa!

Del Mar Fall Racing Festival

When: November 8 - December 1, 2019
Old Hollywood style meets classic Southern California cool this November at Del Mar with four weeks of elite Thoroughbred racing, fresh events and musical performances to keep the good times rolling. 

Ride the Point Memorial Charity Bicycle Ride

When: November 9, 2019
Ride the Point encompasses the most picturesque natural coastline in Southern California on exclusive routes along San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

Silver Strand Half Marathon, 10 Miler & Veterans Day 5K

When: November 10, 2019
Run, Walk, Skate, Roll, ElliptiGO during the Silver Strand Half Marathon, 10 Miler & Veterans Day 5K with the waves of the Pacific Ocean on your right.

Bikes and Beers

When: November 16, 2019
Bikes and Beers San Diego is back for a 6th year! Start at Societe Brewing and ride 15 or 30 miles through the city of San Diego with a large group and enjoy some of the best sights of the city!

San Diego Run for the Hungry 5K & 10K

When: November 28, 2019
Run for the Hungry is a 5K/10K run/walk through downtown San Diego on Thanksgiving morning benefiting the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank.

O'side Turkey Trot

When: November 28, 2019
Come move your feet before you eat this Thanksgiving at Oceanside’s 14th Annual Pacific Marine Credit Union O'side Turkey Trot 10k Run, 5K Run/Walk and Senior 1 Mile.

Running of the Turkeys 5K & 10K

When: November 28, 2019
Burn a few calories before over loading on Pumpkin Pie at the annual Running of the Turkeys 5K/10k Trail Run. It's a great mixture of rolling hills on wide dirt trails with a fun little water crossing at the halfway point. No entry fee, donations accepted.

Coronado 5K Turkey Trot

When: November 28, 2019
Join the Coronado Unit of the Rady Children's Hospital Auxiliary for our annual 5k Turkey Trot at Tidelands Park. All net proceeds benefit Rady Children's Hospital.

Rady Children's Ice Rink at Liberty Station

When: November 14, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Glide gracefully across the ice surrounded by history at Rady Children's Ice Rink at Liberty Station.

Viejas Outlet Center Ice Rink

When: November 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020
Viejas Outlet Center in San Diego's East County is proud to be the home of Southern California's largest outdoor ice skating rink.

Skating by the Sea

When: November 22, 2019 - January 5, 2020
The Del is celebrating the 14th anniversary of Skating by the Sea, a unique Southern California experience - outdoor ice skating overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

*Please note, events are subject to change and cancellation. Please confirm the event information by visiting the event website. 

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San Diego Crew Classic

Apr 4 - Apr 5, 2020

Regarded as the first major regatta of the year, the San Diego Crew Classic brings together thousands of athletes from more than 100 universities, clubs and high school programs across the United States. Spanning ages 14 – 84, the Crew Classic is a competition for future Olympians as well as for those new to the sport. This event is often a highlight of their competitive rowing careers. The Crew Classic is not only an athletic event with competitors at the peak of physical fitness, but a social gathering for enthusiasts to enjoy great local food, a beer garden with San Diego’s famous local craft breweries, and shopping. The event is held at Mission Bay, just a mile from the Pacific beach.

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Port of San Diego's Day at the Docks

Apr 19, 2020

This is the 41st year the San Diego Sportfishing Council has sponsored its special showcase of San Diego sportfishing. We hope you'll take this opportunity to join us and discover a bit more of what the Port of San Diego holds for you.

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La Jolla Half Marathon & Shores 5K

Apr 26, 2020

The La Jolla Half Marathon is one of America's most picturesque and beautiful point-to-point races. Starting at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, the course follows a scenic coastal route before reaching the challenging climb to the summit of Torrey Pines State Park. The course then rolls atop Torrey Pines mesa, continues down through residential La Jolla Shores, and finishes at La Jolla Cove.

For those interested in a shorter option, the La Jolla Shores 5K offers a mostly downhill course and features some of the most scenic views of the last 3.1 miles of the half marathon course.

 
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United States Police & Fire Championships

Jun 13 - Jun 20, 2020

United States Police & Fire Championships brings together law enforcement and fire athletes from across the country to compete in Olympic-style sports.

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$5 off Whale Watching Cruises

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Valid: Jun 13, 2019 - ongoing

$5 off Whale & Dolphin Watching with Hornblower Cruises. Hornblower offers large comfortable Whale Watching boats with live narration from San Diego Natural History Museum's trained naturalists...

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$5 off Weekend Champagne Brunch Cruise on San Diego Bay

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Valid: Jun 12, 2019 - ongoing

$5 off any weekend Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower Cruises in San Diego. This two-hour cruise features a bountiful brunch buffet, free flowing champagne and the best views of San Diego Bay,...

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