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Summer Outdoor Adventures & Sporting Events

Enjoy all the outdoor sporting options San Diego has to offer

Please Note

Due to Covid-19 social distancing event restrictions, many events featured on this page have been postponed or cancelled. Please check with with event organizers for updated information.

Outdoor Adventures

Summer is the perfect time to get out and enjoy all the outdoor adventures and sporting events San Diego has to offer. You can easily spend the entire day engaging in any one of these fun activities.

Sporting Events

Want to do something different and with a lot of new friends? Below are just a few of the sporting events you can enjoy during the Summer in San Diego.

June | July | August | September

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


World Famous Mud Run

When: June 4-5, 2016
This course includes military obstacles that will get your juices pumpin'. Keep the traditions going strong by tackling the original World Famous Mud Run.

Bike Month Bash

When: June 4, 2016
Celebrate the end of Bike Month and the start of summer with a 15 mile Bike Month Bash ride through San Diego and an after-ride pool party at the Lafayette!

Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

When: June 5, 2016
Rock out at the annual San Diego Rock N Roll Marathon and half-marathon with live music lining the streets, cheer squads, and a huge post-marathon.

Surfing America USA Surfing Championships

When: June 9-12, 2016
Surfing America is responsible for holding the USA Championships each year and for selecting the official USA Surf Team to compete internationally.

San Diego International Boat Show

When: June 16-19, 2016
The San Diego International Boat show has it all with yachts, family cruisers, nautical gear, gadgets, paddle sports, and more.

United States Police & Fire Championships

When: June 18-25, 2016
United States Police & Fire Championships brings together law enforcement and fire athletes from across the country compete in Olympic-style sports.

San Diego Wooden Boat Festival

When: June 18-19, 2016
The San Diego Wooden Boat festival provides a rare opportunity for the public to view some of the most beautiful and well maintained wooden crafts up close.

San Diego County Fair 5K

When: June 18, 2016
The annual San Diego County Fair 5K is an all-ages, all-access Behind The Scenes run/walk of the iconic County Fair like you've never seen it before!

Bonita 5K & Junior 1K

When: June 18, 2016
The annual Bonita 5K and Junior 1K takes place on the roads surrounding Rohr Park and it is fast and flat.

Wild Horse Tail Half Marathon & 10K

When: June 18, 2016
The Wildhorse Trail Half Marathon and 10K promises to deliver the ultimate in a trail running experience around Otay Lakes and the USA Olympic Training Center.

San Diego Scottish Highlands Game & Gathering of the Clans

When: June 25-26, 2016
Rival clansmen will test each other's prowess at various sports - running, jumping, wrestling, or primitive forms of weight putting with stones.

Clash at Clairemont

When: June 25, 2016
Clash at Clairemont delivers a star studded athlete/skateboarding roster, incredible musicians, Vendor Village, food and fun for the whole family.

Coronado Rotary Club Low Tide Ride & Stride

When: June 26, 2016
Enjoy an 8.2 mile run or ride along a stretch of beach few have set foot on. This yearly event is run on the lowest tide to provide a wide stretch of hard packed sand from Imperial Beach to Coronado.

San Diego International Triathlon

When: June 26, 2016
Welcome to the annual San Diego International Triathlon. There are two courses to choose from and whichever you choose you're guaranteed a great ride.


4th of July Run and Ride

When: 4th of July
Join the Scripps Ranch Old Pros on the 4th of July for the annual 10K Race & Fun Run and bike rides that both end at the Scripps Ranch Fourth of July Parade!

2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Week

When: July 8-12, 2016
2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Week in San Diego will feature a FanFest, All-Star Sunday with celebrity softball game, Soul Pose Yoga, Color Run and more!

World Championship Over-the-Line Tournament

When: July 9-17, 2016 (Saturdays & Sundays)
San Diego's beach softball Over the Line Tournament is played by men and women well into their 80's and is one of the last pure Southern California traditions.

Switchfoot Bro-Am

When: July 9, 2016
The annual Switchfoot Bro-Am features a surf contest, live music performances, and nerf surf jousting exposition between surf contest heats.

Del Mar Racing Season

When: July 15 - September 5, 2016
San Diego horse racing takes place where the "turf meets the surf" at the Del Mar Racetrack when fans flock to the track to wager on their favorite horses. Be part of the magic and nostalgia!

Pride 5K

When: July 16, 2016
Show your Pride during San Diego's LGBT Pride Weekend and race with the best of 'em during San Diego's Pride 5K!

Craft Classic Half Marathon & 5K

When: July 17, 2016
The Craft Classic Half Marathon and 5K finishes at the Green Flash Brewery with a rockin' after party with free beer, live music and fun festivities.

Carlsbad Grand Prix of Cycling

When: July 17, 2016
The Carlsbad Grand Prix is a cycling criterium circuit along a 0.9 mile closed course which finish boasts a sweeping view of the Pacific Ocean.

Supergirl Pro

When: July 22-24, 2016
Join thousands of fans to watch more than 100 of world's best female surfers compete and be a part of the Supergirl Pro Festival Village!

Chargers Bolt to the Q

When: July 24, 2016
The Kaiser Permanente Bolt to the Q features a course that starts outside SDCCU Stadium and finishes on the Bolt's 50-yard line. The Chargers Kids Fun Run is also held at the stadium with the same finish line on the field.

Love Run

When: July 24, 2016
The San Diego Love Run 5K & Love Fest is the premier run/walk for anyone who loves to run, loves their partner, is looking for love, or just plain loves life.

Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog Competition

When: July 30, 2016
Get stoked! It's time for the most adorable surf event of the year. At the Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog Competition, the most fearless dogs will jump on their boards, paddle out and hang 20!

Live Well San Diego 5K

When: July 30, 2016
Live Well San Diego 5K will be a fun, family-friendly event for all ages, including a kids fun zone all while supporting a great charity.

Solana Beach Triathlon & Duathlon

When: July 31, 2016
The Solana Beach Triathlon, Duathlon & Aquabike invites you to an epic day living the active lifestyle made special by its idyllic location - Fletcher Cove.


Semper Tri & Devil Dog Duathlon

When: August 6, 2016
Help us support quality of life programs for our Marines, Sailors & their Families by taking part in the Semper Tri & Devil Dog Duathlon.

Mission Trails Stairway to Heaven Half Marathon & 15K

When: August 13, 2016
A challenging and rewarding course. You will feel a major sense of accomplishment after you cross the finish line!

Chula Vista Challenge

When: August 14, 2016
The Chula Vista Challenge Triathlons (swim, bike & run) provides both participants and spectators the opportunity to enjoy the pristine South Bay waterfront.

Annual World Bodysurfing Championships

When: August 20-21, 2016
Approximately 350-400 bodysurfers from around the world will compete in their respective age divisions for trophies and prizes.

America's Finest City Half Marathon & 5K

When: August 20, 2016
Run on a fast, scenic, course that starts at the historic Cabrillo National Monument and ends in Balboa Park.

Bike the Bay

When: August 28, 2016
Experience Bike the Bay, a scenic bayside ride, and also enjoy a rare opportunity to ride over the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge.


Giro di San Diego GranFondo

When: September 11, 2016
Southern California meets Italy at the Giro di San Diego Gran Fondo, a celebration of cycling, food, and San Diego's North Coastal region.

Marine Corps Water Warrior Amphibious Assault

When: September 12, 2016
The Marine Corps Water Warrior Amphibious Assault includes a stand up and prone paddleboard races, outrigger canoe and surfski race, and an open water swim.

San Diego Bayfair

When: September 16-18, 2016
San Diego Bayfair's World Series of Powerboat Racing - a family festival tradition for more than 40 years speeds to the finish line.

Coronado Speed Festival

When: September 17-18, 2016
Join race enthusiasts and fans at the the motorsports event, Fleet Week Coronado Speed Festival, saluting our nation's military.

Carmel Valley Trail 10K and 5K

When: September 17, 2016
On the Carmel Valley Trail 10K and 5K, participants will experience a combination of single track and dirt service road trails through beautiful open spaces.

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