Mermaid returns to San Diego's Mission Bay for a scenic women's 5k, 10k, and half marathon.

The flat and fast course features beautiful Bay views on mostly closed roads. The Mermaid is ideal for both runners and walkers. Come out and experience the joy of crossing the finish line! Can't make it to the race but you still want to join in the fun? Check out our Virtual Mermaid run options.   

Mermaids receive a stylish race shirt, finisher medal, and necklace!

Mermaid Dash

The Mermaid Dash is a great way to introduce girls to running and walking. The fun run/walk allows girls to participate and experience the joy of crossing the finish line in a safe and supportive environment. Mermaid Dashers receive a medal, finisher necklace and post race food. Parents are encouraged to let Mermaid Dashers run on their own, however a parent or guardian is welcome to run alongside young or shy Mermaid Dashers.

 

Registration Fees

Half Marathon

10K

5K

Virtual Run Closed

Mermaid Dash Girls Run

Mermaid Dash for girls under 12 years old

Additional Event Details

COURSE

5K : Map
10K : Map
Half : Map 

MERMAID DASH

Parents are encouraged to let Mermaid Dashers run on their own, however a parent or guardian is welcome to run alongside young or shy Mermaid Dashers. 

Mermaid Dash Details

Race Start: Tecolote Shores North
Time: 9:45 a.m. (Ages 9 - 12)
Time: 9:50 a.m. (Ages 6 - 8)

CREDIT POLICY

Can't attend one of our events?
We will be happy to issue you a credit toward a future Mermaid Series event. To receive a credit, you must email us at info@mermaidseries.coma minimum of 10 days before the event date. We will email you back a confirmation along with the total amount of your future race credit. Please keep the confirmation email for your records. Credits are good through the following calendar year.  Credits are nontransferable.

The following credits will be issued: 

• Duathlon - Entry fee minus $10 processing fee
• Triathlons - Entry fee minus $10 processing fee
• Run - Entry fee minus $10 processing fee.


Directions and Accommodation

DIRECTIONS 

Event parking will be near the start line at the Rose Marie Starns / South Shores Parking Lot. Participants and spectators coming from I-5 should exit on Sea World Drive / Tecolote Road to get to South Shores Park. The lot is first come, first serve. Once the lot is full, you'll be directed to park at the Sunrunner Parking Lot or along Old SeaWorld Dr. Please make sure to park off the street and not over the white line.  All the parking lots can be accessed from Sea World Dr. Do NOT take the Clairemont Dr exit or the Balboa Ave/Garnet Ave exit off of Highway 5.

NOTE: The finish is located approximately 1 mile away at Tecolote Shores. After the event, walk along the paved path to return to the South Shores Parking Lot.

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Accommodations

Host Hotel: Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa

The Mission Bay Hiltion is the BEST place to stay for Mermaids attending the run. It is located within walking distance of the start (10 - 15 mins) and finish (3 mins) line!! Book online or by calling the Hilton. Mention the "Mermaid Run" to receive the discounted room rate. Book by Jan. 10th, 2018   

Single and Double Occupancy: $199.00 p+ tax per night ($25 per additional occupant over two people)

Book directly by calling the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa: 877-313-6645

PACKET PICKUP

Wednesday pre-race packet pickup:
Location: Title Nine - Carmel Valley
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Mermaids receive 9% off all purchases during packet pickup. You must have a photo i.d. in order to pick up your packet
(Packets will not be available prior to 10:00 a.m.)

Thursday pre-race packet pickup: 
Location: Title Nine - Carmel Valley
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Mermaids receive 9% off all purchases during packet pickup. You must have a photo i.d. in order to pick up your packet
(Packets will not be available prior to 10:00 a.m.)

Friday pre-race packet pickup: 
Location: South Shores Parking Lot - Mission Bay
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. You must have a photo i.d. in order to pick up your packet
(Packets will not be available prior to 2:00 p.m.) 

Saturday day-race packet pickup : 
Location: South Shores Parking Lot - Mission Bay
Time: 6:00 to 7:30 a.m. You must have a photo i.d. in order to pick up your packet
**The girls mermaid dash bibs will be available at Tecolote Shores until 9:45 am
 

Event Schedule

  • February 10 7:00 AM PST - 10K

  • February 10 7:15 AM PST - Half Marathon

  • February 10 7:25 AM PST - 5K

  • February 10 9:45 AM PST - Mermaid Dash (ages 9-12)

  • February 10 9:50 AM PST - Mermaid Dash (ages 6-8)

Contact Information

Event Location

South Shores Park, San Diego, CA, United States

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