Join AleSmith Brewing Company Father’s Day Weekend as we run/walk 5.5 kilometers to pay tribute to Tony Gwynn, a hall of famer, coach, teammate, and father. Nicknamed “Mr. Padre” for his unfaltering commitment to his hometown, Tony is considered one of the best and most consistent hitters in baseball history. Funds raised from this event will support the philanthropic work of the Tony & Alicia Gwynn Foundation (TAG).
Starting and finishing at AleSmith’s brewery, this 5.5 kilometer course will weave through the streets of Miramar (aka Beer-a-mar) with an optional beer-fueled pit stop at Mikkeller SD. Why a 5.5K? Tony Gwynn was known to hit balls between the third base and shortstop, which was later dubbed as the “5.5 hole”.
Tony & Alicia Gwynn Foundation
Founded back in 1995, the Tony & Alicia Gwynn Foundation supports creating a positive culture and environment for underprivileged children and young adults. The Foundation’s focus has been to help assist those programs that enhance the opportunity for these children to become healthy, educated, emotionally stable, productive citizens by providing the best quality education and housing opportunities available.
Team signups are welcome! Please enter your team name or join a team during the checkout process
**Online Registration will close Friday, June 16 at 4PM.
**You may register the morning of the race for an additional $10 per level.
A special thanks to the San Diego Police Department for enabling this year's race route to include partial road closures and parking lane closures throughout the entire race!
100% Polyester Tech Shirts!
Custom Bottle Opener Finisher Medals for all Participants!
Chip Timing by Gemini Next
Event details and schedule
Date: Saturday, June 17
Start Time: 8:00 AM
Walk Start Time: 8:10 AM
Suggested Arrival Time: 7:15 AM
On-Site Registration & Check In: 6:45 AM
FREE Kid's Fun Run 200M Dash: 9:45 AM
Location: AleSmith Brewing Company
9990 AleSmith Court (Formally Empire Street)
San Diego, CA 92126
POST RACE PARTY
After the race, join your fellow runners, walkers, and Tony Gwynn fans for a celebration at AleSmith Brewing Company’s facility! Enjoy food trucks, live music, and great beer. Each participant who is 21 years or older will receive a drink ticket included with registration good for a pint of one of AleSmith’s many beers, including the San Diego Pale Ale .394, a beer developed in collaboration with Tony Gwynn in 2014. **Must show valid ID to redeem beer tickets! Additional beer will be available for purchase.
Non-Alcoholic Beverages will be available for designated drivers, as well as, for those under 21 years of age.
Post-Race festivities will include:
**Outdoor Beer Garden (Redeem those beer tickets!!)
**Silent Auction to support the Tony & Alicia Gwynn Foundation
**FREE Kids Fun Run 200M Dash
**Local Food Trucks
**All Your Favorite AleSmith Beer on Tap!
Post-race Party: 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Awards Ceremony: 9:00 AM
Awards will be given to the top three men & top three women finishers.
PACKET PICK UP
Pick up your race packet early!! Packet pickup will be available on Wednesday, June 14, Thursday, June 15, and Friday, June 16 (see times below) at the AleSmith Tasting Room – enjoy a beer while you’re there! Your race packet will include your race bib, t-shirt, goodie bag, and other commemorative items associated with your registration level.
A photo ID or a copy (printed or electronic) of your confirmation email is required. If you can't make it to packet pickup, don't worry - a friend or family member is welcome to pick up for you with a copy of your confirmation email!
We STRONGLY encourage you to pick up your packet prior to race day to avoid lines. Race day packet pickup will be available, however please allow extra time that morning and be prepared to wait in line.
Packet Pick-Up Location:
AleSmith Brewing Company Tasting Room
9990 AleSmith Court
San Diego, CA 92126
Dates & Times:
Wednesday, June 14 | 4pm-6pm
Thursday, June 15 | 5pm-7pm
Friday, June 16 | 4pm-7pm
**Carpool Teams MUST pick up their VIP parking pass during early Packet Pickup!
RACE DAY PARKING & DIRECTIONS
Event parking is limited! There will be NO parking available on or around AleSmith Court, we encourage you to carpool if possible. Race day parking & instructions coming soon.
• When sidewalks are available, please walk/run on the sidewalk.
• If running with small children, please watch and direct them through the race.
• Please follow any directions provided by race officials, volunteers, and law enforcement.
• No glass bottles, containers etc. allowed at the outdoor venue (parking lots, sidewalks, streets, course, etc.)
• Above all, please be courteous and respectful to everyone around you..
• Runners will be broken into starting waves based on their speed.
• Don’t forget your ID if you plan to redeem your beer tickets.
• To find lost items or to be reunited with friends, our Lost & Found area will be located at the Check-In Tent.
• Please attach your bib number so it is visible on your shirt. This is how you will be identified as a Tony Gwynn 5.5K runner.
• Teams may run in a group or separately.
• Please be sure to hydrate!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Will there be water stations along the course?
Yes, there will be three water stations: one along Trade Street, one along Cabot Drive (don’t forget your ID if you want to stop for a free taster at Mikkeller SD), and one at the finish line.
Can we bring a stroller to the 5.5K?
Yes, strollers are allowed, however we ask that you start at the back of the participants as to allow the runners more space.
Can we bring a dog to the 5.5K?
Yes, dogs are allowed, however we ask that you start at the back of the participants as to allow the runners more space.
What if it rains?
The Tony Gwynn 5.5K is rain or shine!