There are SO many awesome places to run in San Diego – with all of the recent rain many of our favorite places are even more beautiful right now. No matter where you go in San Diego County you will find flowers blooming and plenty of green leaves, but we all know it won’t last long. So we suggest you lace up your shoes and go explore this beautiful area!
Thrillist has some great suggestion for the most beautiful places in San Diego to go for a run. However, here is where you can find the Sandy Feet Events team running when we are not out producing amazing events for you to participate in.
1. You’ll see me, Race Director Rachel Hiner jogging at sunset at Sunset Cliffs with Event Production Manager, Deanna Campbell. Sunset Cliffs is a 1 1/2 mile trail that runs along scenic cliffs, a perfect 5K practice run. If you’re not into uneven trail you can still get the same view from the sidewalk across the street and bonus, dogs are allowed here. Along the way there are beaches you can hike down to and at the end you can stop and smell the wild flowers – while supplies last. *wink*
2. You can also find Deanna running through the Florida Canyon trails by Balboa Park, another dog friendly running spot. This two mile trail is currently covered with wild flowers and native plants due to our surprisingly rainy winter season.
3. Volunteer Coordinator, Sarah Moersfelder loves taking in the early morning views from the top of Cowles Mountain at sunrise – she’s the ambitious one. Cowles Mountain is one of the tallest peaks in San Diego with 360 degree views of the city.
4. Kristen Leitao, our Sponsorship Manager & Graphic Artist, prefers hiking at Torrey Pines with friends! Torrey Pines is a Natural Reserve with plenty of hills to get in a good workout while taking in breathtaking ocean views.
You could also preview the San Diego Beach and Bay Half & 5K course at Mission Bay or run the Pacific Beach Boardwalk! Some of our other favorites are Los Penasquitos Canyon, Sail Bay, & Embarcadero.
If you are on board with these great spots, San Diego Magazine has also compiled a list of 28 great places to run, hike or bike in the area. Now what are you waiting for? Lace up those shoes and get moving.