Why is lululemon sponsoring this race?
Two years ago, we declared our stand for run and to live into that commitment, we were the title sponsor of the Toronto 10K. We had such a great time we took the race to Edmonton, AB and now to you in San Diego. We hope to see you there!
Q: Are there awards for the top finishers?
A: Although there are not awards for the top finishers, we’ll be celebrating them before the first post-race yoga session!
Q: Can I run with my baby stroller?
A: Yes, absolutely. For the safety of all involved, we ask you line-up in the last corral at the start.
Q: Where is the 10K bag check?
A: There will be two chances for bag/gear check:
You can drop your clear plastic gear bag at the Gear Check tent located at Waterfront Park near where you get on the shuttles to the Start. It will be open from 4:45am-10:30am.
You can bring your bag with you to the Start and it will be transported for you to the Gear Check tent at the Finish Line.
Gear Check at the Start Line will close at 6:30am to get the bags to the finish before you arrive! Make sure you’re using the clear plastic bag that comes with your race kit, as we’re not able to accept any other bags.
Q: Where are the bathrooms?
A: Portable toilets will be located at the start and finish areas, and at the on-course water stations.
Q: Where can I find my bib number?
A: Your number will be assigned to you when you pick up your race kit at Race Kit Pickup.
Q: I don’t have my confirmation email, how do I pick-up my race kit?
A: You can bring the original registration email confirmation AND/OR a piece of photo ID to Race Kit Pickup to pick up your race kit.
Q: How do I know which corral I should start in?
A: There will be signs to indicate your estimated finishing time for the race at the start line.
Q: Can I change my corral?
A: On race day, the corrals will be self seeding. You’ll position yourself in the area of the start line that most closely aligns with your projected finish time. If you registered with a projected finish time but think it will be different come race day, that’s OK! No need to change anything with your registration.
Q: Where does the race finish?
A: The race finishes at Waterfront Park.
Q: Where do I meet my friends and family after the race?
A: Looking to meet up with your friend or family member after the race? Pick a spot in Waterfront Park and have your family meet you there!
Q: What is the official race hotel?
A: We’re proud to be working with two area hotels as our official hotel partners: Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina (1380 Harbor Island Drive) and Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island (1960 Harbor Island Drive). They are right on the course and we’ll have a shuttle directly to the Start Line. Click here for more info.
Lost & Found
Q: Is there a lost & found?
A: Yes. Visit the Info Tent in the post-race party.
Q: I’m mobility impaired… may I participate in the race?
A: Yes, absolutely. At Registration, please check “yes” to the question, “Will you be participating with a wheelchair or mobility aid?” We will contact you with further information once you complete registration.
Q: Will there be pacers?
A: Yes, we’ve got 14—a collection of runners, athletes, and connectors in the run community from across Southern California. You're in good hands.
Q: I’ll be driving to the race. Where should I park?
A: There will be no parking at the Start Line on Shutter Island. We recommend you park near the Finish Line and then take a shuttle to the Start Line. The primary parking option is the Cedar Kettner Parking Garage, located a block from the finish line. The garage opens at 5:00am and is pay to park.
You also have the option of street parking near the finish line, which is free on Sunday mornings in certain areas.
RACE KIT Pickup
Q: When and where do I pick up my race kit?
A: You can pick up your race kit at:
Tuesday, Nov. 5 — Saturday, Nov. 9
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 10
No race-day pick-up available
Q: Can someone else pick up my race kit for me?
A: A friend or family member can pick up your race kit provided they have your email confirmation AND/OR a permission letter from the person whose kit you are picking up.
Q: What do I need to bring with me to claim my race kit?
A: You can bring the original registration email confirmation AND/OR a piece of photo ID to Race Kit Pickup to pick up your race kit.
Q: Can I pick up my race kit on race day?
A: We will not be facilitating Race Kit Pickup on the day of the race. Make sure to stop by the lululemon UTC store between November 5-9 to pick up your race kit.
Q: What’s included in my race kit?
A: You’ll get your bib, race shirt, and a clear plastic drawstring bag to be used for gear check. Wear your bib on the front of your shirt—we’ll give you safety pins to keep it on!
Q: Will there be any events the week leading up to the race? Where?
A: Absolutely! Stay tuned for more information coming your way closer to race day.
Q: Is there a concert or event after the race to celebrate?
A: Runners and their families are invited to the post-race party at Waterfront Park. Wondering what it’s all about? Think a DJ, stretching and yoga, lululemon pop-up shop, and an overall really good time.
Q: How many runners will there be?
A: Registration is capped at 5,000 runners.
Q: How much does it cost to register?
A: The cost of registration is $84 (including tax + processing fees) and includes a lululemon participant shirt; virtual race kit; finisher medal; 10K training program; and all the amazing pre- and post-race amenities including yoga, meditation, and a post-race donut.
Q: What do I get with my registration?
A: Registration includes a lululemon participant shirt; virtual race kit; finisher medal; 10K training program; and all the amazing pre- and post-race amenities including yoga, meditation, and even a post-race donut.
Q: If I’m unable to run, can I get a refund?
A: Entries are non-refundable, but you can transfer your entry to someone else for a $5 fee until Friday, November 1.
Q: Can I transfer my entry to another person?
A: Yes, you can switch your entry to another participant through your Race Roster account. Log into Race Roster, select the ‘Transfer’ tab on the left side of the registration form, and then select the button called ‘Transfer to a new participant.’ Follow the next steps to complete the participant transfer. All transfers incur a $5 fee. The final date to transfer online is November 1.
Note: It is the responsibility of the individuals to arrange the exchange of the original registration fee. Additionally, shirts are allocated based on the original registrant’s shirt choice. We will do our best to accommodate shirt size exchanges for transferred entries based on size availability.
Q: I would like to transfer my bib. Do I need to find someone to transfer it to first? What information will I need?
A: If you’d like to transfer your bib, you are responsible for finding someone to transfer it to. To complete the transfer, you must be logged into your Race Roster account. You can find the login option at the top right of the registration form. Select the ‘Transfer’ tab on the left side of the registration form, then select the button called ‘Transfer to a new participant.’ Follow the steps on-screen to complete the participant transfer. A $5 will be charged for participant transfers. The deadline for changes online is 11:59pm PDT on November 1.
Q: I can’t find anyone to transfer my bib to. Can you help me out?
A: We can’t connect you directly with someone looking for a bib, but we do suggest you post on social media, as there are always runners looking to join the race last-minute! Be sure to use the official race hashtag #thesweatlife so your content reaches as wide an audience as possible.
Q: How can I change my address or contact information after I’ve registered?
A: Email firstname.lastname@example.org for any registration updates. Our support team will respond within 24 hours once the change has been completed. Shirt sizes are based on availability and once a shirt size has sold out, you will not be able to select it. The deadline for changes is 11:59pm on Friday, November 1. Missed the deadline? Visit Race Kit Pickup in person to make any changes.
Q: How can I change my estimated finishing time?
A: You can make the change to your estimated finishing time within your Race Roster account.
Q: Where will the results be posted?
A: All results will be posted immediately after the race right here: lululemonsandiego10k.com/results You will also receive an email with your results immediately following the race.
Q: Are the results based on chip time?
A: Yes, results are based on chip time — the total time from when you cross the start line timing mat to when you cross the finish line. A timing chip will be on the back of your race bib. Please don’t bend or fold this chip.
Q: My race time is wrong how do I correct it?
A: Email email@example.com and the timing team can fix that for you.
Q: Are there any road closures in the area?
A: You can find all road closure information here: lululemonsandiego10k.com/the-weekend.
Q: My shirt doesn’t fit—can I exchange it for a different size?
A: If you'd like to exchange your shirt, please bring your current shirt (in unworn, unwashed condition, please) to the Help Desk at Waterfront Park on race morning before boarding the buses. We will do our best to meet your needs but exchanged shirt sizes are not guaranteed.
Q: My shirt size is wrong. How do I change it?
A: There will be an opportunity to exchange for another size at Race Kit Pickup, based on size availability. We will do our best to make sure you get in the right gear for your race! Shirt exchanges can also be done after the race until 11:00am at the post-race party. Shirt exchanges will only be done on unwashed, unworn shirts.
Q: Is the shirt size I requested in my registration guaranteed?
A: We've done a lot of planning to make sure everyone has some sweet gear to take home. If you can't get gear in the right size the day of the event, know that our team will be happy to support and make it right. We've got your back.
Q: Will there be a lululemon showcase store?
A: Yes! Visit us at the lululemon UTC store during race week for a special pre-race shop. We’ll also have a pop-up shop at the Waterfront Park post-race for all your post 10K essentials.
Q: I will be parking near the Finish Line—are you providing transportation to the Start Line?
A: Yes! We will be running shuttles from the Finish Line at Waterfront Park between 5:00am and 6:00am. Because there are thousands of guests who need a ride to the start, we encourage you to arrive early to guarantee a seat. We all won’t get to the start line if we wait to catch the 6:00 shuttle! There will be no parking at the Start Line on Shutter Island.
Q: Where does the 10K start?
A: The Start Line is in Shoreline Park, 2200 Shelter Island Drive (on Shelter Island). There will be no parking on Shelter Island for runners and no transportation from the Finish back to the Start after the race. We are asking all runners to take shuttles from the Finish at Waterfront Park to the Start. Shuttles will run from 5:00am to 6:00am so that we may get all the runners to the Start on time.
Q: May I park at the start?
A: There will be no parking on Shelter Island for guests and no transportation from the Finish back to the Start after the race. We encourage you to park near the Finish Line and take our shuttles from the Finish to the Start between 5:00am and 6:00am.
Q: What time does the race start?
Q: Is there a time limit for the 10K event?
A: 1 hour and 45 minutes after the last participant has started to cross that finish line.
Q: What is the best way to get to the Start Line and from the Finish Line?
A: There will be no parking on Shelter Island for guests. We recommend parking near or getting dropped off at the finish line in Waterfront Park. From there, we will transport you to the Start Line in shuttle buses between 5:00am and 6:00am. Because thousands of guests will be needing a ride, we urge you to arrive early to guarantee a seat! The last shuttle must leave at 6:00am. There will be no shuttle buses running from the Finish Line back to the Start Line after the race.
Q: I’m staying at the host hotel Sheraton San Diego Harbor Island or the Hilton Harbor Island. How can I get to the start?
A: We will also be running shuttles from the two host hotels to the Start Line from 5:00am to 6:00am. *Only guests in the room block will be allowed to take these shuttles.*
Shuttles will transport hotel guests from the Finish Line back to the hotels following the race.
Q: Where are the water stations?
A: Water, Nuun, and portable restroom facilities will be available at four locations along the course. You’ll also find post-race refreshments and a few surprise and delights at the post-race party. We will provide medical services on course and at the finish line medical tent.
POLICIES AND ETIQUETTE
Entries are non-refundable, non-deferrable, and cannot be transferred between races.
It is a DMSE Sports policy that entries are non-refundable, non-deferrable, and non-transferable between races. Entries may be transferred between participants within the same event.
It is the responsibility of the entrant to pick up their race kit from registration. Race kits will not be mailed prior to or after the event. At package pick-up you are guaranteed to receive the shirt size ordered at registration. After the event has taken place t-shirts or tank tops will not be available.
The transfer of a registration to another participant must be done by logging into our official registration platform here. Only transfers through Race Roster will be accepted as this is the only way to securely manage the transfer of a bib from one participant to another. Your shirt shirt size is not guaranteed.
Service Animal Policy
Service animals are the only animals permitted on course.
Trained, accredited service animals (animals trained to assist individuals with a medical or physical disability) may be permitted on course, provided that the procedures below are followed.
Accreditation documentation by a recognized Assistance Animal program or equivalent. Only working animals (not including retired, trainee and companion animals), are permitted on course.
The service animal must wear an identification harness for the duration of the event.
The owner is responsible to clean up after their service animal.
Race officials have the right to refuse participation if the service animal poses a safety concern.
Please note that the required documentation is to be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event. All documentation and inquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accessible Customer Service Feedback
If you require an alternate assistive device or have any questions or comments with respect to the Accessible Customer Service or registration process offered by DMSE Sports, please contact us at email@example.com.
Check your registration information carefully; if a correction needs to be made, contact firstname.lastname@example.org at least three weeks prior to the event date. After this date, please see the Help Desk at Race Kit Pickup to make the correction.
Read the emails you have been sent from lululemon San Diego 10K, as many of your questions will be answered.
All participants have a collective responsibility to keep the event safe and enjoyable for everyone involved.
Arrive early on race day. Remember: there are thousands of people going through the same process; parking, gear/bag check, bathroom, etc.
For the safety of all participants, baby carriers, skateboards, roller blades, Kangoo Jump shoes, animals, and unauthorized bicycles and wheeled devices are not permitted in this event. You will NOT be permitted to start the race.
Pin your race bib on your front so it is visible for race officials and photographers.
Say “thank you” to as many volunteers as possible.
Line up in the area of the start corral based on how fast you plan to run or walk the event. If you need to shed layers of clothing at the start of the race, tie them around your waist or put them on the side of the road where no one will trip over them. If you drop your clothing, don’t expect to get it back. We will collect all discarded clothing and donate it to charity.
Run or walk no more than two abreast.
If you are walking in a group, stay to the back of the pack and walk two abreast.
If you want to pass someone, say “excuse me” or “on your left” and pass on the left.
If you hear someone say “excuse me” or “on your left”, move to the right and allow the person to pass without blocking their effort.
If you need to stop for any reason (tie your shoe, stretch, etc.), put your hand up to alert those behind you and move to the side of the road.
Yield the right of way to all police and emergency vehicles.
If you are wearing headphones, please keep them at a low volume so you can hear instructions from race officials and/or emergency personnel.
Bodily functions are a fact of life. If you need to spit, blow your nose, etc., move to the side of the road and do it there.
Don’t put loose change in your jacket pocket — it is very distracting for other runners around you.
WATER STATION ETIQUETTE
When approaching a water station, move to the side of the road, grab your fluid/nutritional needs and keep moving. There will be multiple tables so if the first table is busy KEEP MOVING.
Throw your used cup to the side of the road as close to the water station as possible. Drop your cup down by your waist so you don’t hit/splash another participant.
If you plan to stop at the water station, move past the tables and pull off to the side of the road.
If you see someone in distress on the course, report their bib number to the water station and let them know where you saw them (if it is serious, consider staying with the person).
FINISH LINE ETIQUETTE
As you approach the finish line, if you are listening to something on your headphones, please turn it off so that you can hear the instructions through the finish chute.
Follow the instructions of the race officials in the finish chute.
The course and finish area are closed for registered participants only. Please DO NOT bring your friends, family and/or children through the finish chute with you.
Once you have crossed the finish line be considerate of those behind you and keep moving forward until you exit the finish chute.
Plan to meet family and friends outside the finish chute at a pre-determined location. The finish area is a very busy place, choose a specific location to meet (friends & family area, specific sponsor tent, etc.). Do NOT plan to meet them within the finish chute, you will be asked to move along.
Please be respectful of all participants and stay behind the fencing at both the start & finish areas. We appreciate that you want to be with your runner or meet them as soon as possible, however these are very busy areas which must be designated for Runners Only.
Completing a race of any distance is physically taxing and participants can’t predict how their body will react. Please refrain from allowing children to finish the race with the runners, for their safety and the safety of the other participants.
Spectators have the ability to influence the participant experience. Please keep this in mind when preparing signs and cheering words of encouragement.Please remember that our events are staffed primarily by volunteers, but there is always a race official nearby. If you have ideas for improving an event or concerns you would like to address, share them with the race official in a positive and productive manner. Feedback is also much appreciated through our post-event surveys or by email at email@example.com.
Please remember that our events are staffed primarily by volunteers, but there is always a race official nearby. If you have ideas for improving an event or concerns you would like to address, share them with the race official in a positive and productive manner. Feedback is also much appreciated through our post-event surveys or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The importance of reducing our carbon footprint is imperative at all our events. We’re proud to share the efforts we make towards maintaining a sustainable future for our planet. We encourage you to join us in this movement by being as eco-friendly as possible — in your travels, at Race Kit Pickup, on course, and at the post-race celebration!
Here are some of the steps we are taking…
Recycling from Start to Finish
Each year we strive to be conscientious in our recycling efforts. Please do your part and deposit your plastic water bottles in the labelled recycling bins in the party site.
Composting Food — No Waste
We’ll have compost bins in the post-race located all over the party site for you to dispose of your banana peels, apple cores, and other food waste.
We have created a Green Team made of very energetic people who are there to help us make our event greener! They’ll make sure that all waste, recycling and compost bins are well managed and that all waste ends up in the right place.
What can you do to reduce your carbon footprint at our events?
Recycle — Don’t Waste — Be Self-Conscious
We make our events eco-friendly because we believe that we all need to make an effort to respect our environment and maintain it for future generations. Please help us by putting your waste in the correct bins.
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
We encourage all runners, family, friends and spectators to share a ride to Race Kit Pickup and to the race. If 10,000 runners all drove 20 miles, we’d produce about 100 tons of CO2. That’s because every mile you drive produces about one pound of carbon dioxide. Carpooling and public transport dramatically reduce our footprint.
Click here to read about some of the things the City of San Diego is doing to become a world-leader in green initiatives.