Sunday May 26, 2019

The 2019

Vista Strawberry Run

It is time to lace up your sneakers once again and get ready to run! The Strawberry Festival Run has something for everyone: the elite runner, the run-walker, kids, and more.

The Strawberry Festival Run starts with a 10k and a 5k Historic Downtown Vista, runs through Vista’s Kite Sculptures, and ends at the Vista Strawberry Festival. All runners receive a performance t-shirt, a custom medal, a goodie bag, fresh fruit at the finish line and, for those runners 21 and over, a free beer in our beer garden! We have CASH prizes for our 3 fastest male and female runners for the 10k and 5k (1st – $500; 2nd – $250; 3rd – $100). For kids 12 and younger, there is a 1-mile run. For kids 5 and younger, there is a 1/4 mile dash. Fun for the whole family. All courses are stroller friendly, however, dogs are prohibited in the run. The 10k starts at 6:45 a.m. If you have any questions, email us here. Online registration closes Friday night, May 24 at noon.  You can still register in person at Packet Pick-up on Saturday or at the Start Line on Sunday.  Click “Race Info” for details.

Top 10 Reasons to Race!

Chip Timed
Beautiful Tech T-shirt
Sweet Custom Finisher’s Medal
Legit Goodie Bag
Free Craft Beer (21+)
Delicious Strawberries
Age Divisions Medals (1st-3rd)
Selfies with Berry (our Mascot)
Awesome Costume Contest
Strawberry Festival After Party

Race Details

Date / Time

May 26, 2019
10k – 6:45 a.m.
5k – 7:45 a.m.
Kids’ 1-Mile Run (10-12 year old’s) – 9:10 a.m.
Kids’ 1-Mile Run (6-9 year old’s) – 9:25 a.m.
Kids’1/4 Mile Run (5 and Under) – 9:45 a.m.

Starting Line (All Races)

110 S. Citrus Ave., Vista

Packet Pickup

Saturday May 25, 2019 – 10:00am to 3:00pm
Road Runner Sports
5617 Paseo del Norte
Carlsbad CA 92008

Sunday May 26, 2019 – 6:00am
Starting Line

Race Course

10k course

1/2 mile course

5k course

1/4 mile course

Active Military Discount:
As a thank you for your service, the Vista Strawberry Run offers active duty military 25% off their registration. To confirm your active duty status and to receive your discount, please contact us using your .mil email address and we will send you your discount code. Email us here.

Title Sponsor

Event Sponsors

Questions? Contact the Vista Strawberry Run!

Vista Strawberry Run

Where you'll always have a berry good time.

Interested in Volunteering?

The Vista Strawberry Festival Run is seeking 200 energetic, hardworking volunteers to assist with the Expo and Race Day events. There is a job for everyone, including individuals, teams, school groups, corporate groups, friends and family. The Strawberry Festival Run is not possible without the help of all our amazing volunteers, so come out and join the fun. No experience is required.
All volunteers receive a “Strawberry Fest T”.  Volunteer registration is now open. Fill out this form to get registered in our volunteer contact database. If you are part of group/club, we will have an orientation about 10 days before the event and we will need one coordinator from your group/club to attend. Bring a friend and join in San Diego Sweetest Race!