Come and join the Southern California Explosive Ordnance Disposal community as we run this scenic waterfront course in historic NTC Park. 100% of the proceeds from this fundraiser will go to the EOD Warrior Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping EOD technicians and their families overcome the challenges they face after an injury or loss.
This years event will feature: a 5k run/walk, a Junior EOD Warrior 1k, chip timing, a stroller division, t-shirts for 5k participants, overall and age group awards, a beer garden, food trucks, a raffle and more.
Watch EOD Warriors from the San Diego area run in the EOD bomb suit, a 75 lb modern day suit of armor designed to protect EOD Technicians from explosions, and compete in a relay race like no other! Cheer them on as they fight for bragging rights!
New this year! Sign up as fundraising team or individual and compete for prizes donated by our generous sponsors! Track the fundraising progress of your competitors on our fundraising campaign site.
Also new this year! We are happy to announce the addition of a Virtual Runner category! Can't be in San Diego on Memorial Day for the race? This category is for you! Sign up as a Virtual Runner and we will ship you out a T-shirt and a Finishers Medal (while supplies last). Gather up your friends and run a 5k wherever you are in the world to show your support for the EOD Warrior Foundation!
Come run with us! All in the name of a cause that is second to none as we remember the brave men and women who have sacrificed so much on Memorial Day. We look forward to seeing you there!
** T-shirts will be available at packet pick-up locations. Event will include race day registration and packet pick-up but t-shirt availability and sizes cannot be guaranteed if you wait until race day. Junior EOD Warrior 1k entry does not include a t-shirt. Additional t-shirts are available for purchase during the registration process.
** Awards will be given to overall 5k winners in each category, age group winners in the 5k general entry category and fastest team (based on average time of each team member).
**Virtual Runners must register before May 5th in order to receive t-shirt and finishers medal prior to Memorial Day. Please allow extra time for FPO/APO addresses. International orders may be subject to additional shipping charges. The Virtual Runner category will CLOSE on MAY 14th.
**Children are welcome to sign up for the 5K with a parent/guardian signature on the event waiver.
Event schedule and times
Packet Pickup - location and time to be announced
Race day registration and packet pickup: 7:00 AM
5K run start: 9:00 AM
Junior EOD Warrior 1k start and EOD Bomb Suit Relay Start: 10:00 AM
Beer Garden hours: 9:30 AM - 2 PM
Awards and raffle will begin upon conclusion of the EOD Bomb Suit Relay (approx 10:45 AM)