This year's event is on SATURDAY, June 17th and will start at 9:00 am!

Monday, March 14, 2016

FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some answers to questions we are frequently asked. If the answer to your question isn't provided below, please feel free to contact us!

What are my transport/parking options getting to and from the event?

There are FREE shuttles to bring participants to and from the start/finish. Please be reminded that there are no bikes allowed on these shuttles.

The 2017 Low Tide Ride & Stride starts at 9:00am at Camp Surf YMCA on SATURDAY, June 17th (click >here< for directions):

560 Silver Strand Blvd, Imperial Beach, CA 91932

Shuttles for the 2017 race run continuously from 7:00 am - 9:00 am and 10:00 am - 12:30 pm:

* Pre-Race Shuttles: 
From: Sunset Park
To: Camp Surf for the starting line
Times: continuously starting from 7:00 a.m. to the last shuttle at 9:00 a.m.

(then the race will take you from Camp Surf and end at Sunset Park)

* Post-Race Shuttles: 
From: Sunset Park
To: Camp Surf
Times: continuously starting from 10:00 a.m. to the last shuttle at 12:30 p.m.

* Public Parking is available at both the Start (YMCA Camp Surf) and Finish (Coronado’s Sunset Park)

If you are riding your bike, at the end of the race, you can leave your bike at the "bike corral" at Sunset Park that we have set up for participants, then you can take the shuttle back to Camp Surf and drive back with your car.

If you are running/walking, the shuttle will be able to take you back to Camp Surf and you can drive back from there as well.

Will packet/bib pick-up be available in the morning prior to the race start? 

A Pre-Packet Pickup and live registration will be held on Friday, June 16, 2017 from 5pm - 8pm at the Union Bank (same as last year) at:

800 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118

Participants can pick up packets for friends and families if they bring a signed waiver (which can be found >here<) for that absent person.

Bibs and T-shirts will be available at the Pre-Pickup!

There will also be registration and bib pick up on the day of the event at CAMP SURF, SATURDAY, June 17, 2017 from 7 am until the race starts at 9 am. Shirts will be given out after the race for those who do the day of registration and or pick-up.

I'm riding my bike for the event. Can I get a shuttle ride with my bike to get to the starting line at Camp Surf?

Bikes are not allowed on the shuttles. It is the participant's responsibility to get bikes to the start line at Camp Surf. There is public parking available at Camp Surf to leave your car while your ride your bike during the event. Once in Coronado, there is a guarded bike corral where participants can leave their bikes. This will allow them to return to Camp Surf on the free shuttle and retrieve their car. They can then return to Coronado and get their bike.

I drove my car and brought my bike for the race. At the end of the race over at Sunset Park, how can I get my bike back to Camp Surf?

Keep your bike locked up at the corral we have set up for participants. Then, take the free shuttle back to Camp Surf to get back to your car and drive up to Sunset Park to get your bike.

I'm running/walking at the event. At the end of the race over at Sunset Park, how do I get back to Camp Surf?

Take the free shuttle back to Camp Surf.

Can I run along the beach with the other runners even if I don't register?

No! There are officers along the route that look out for your race bibs. For military security purposes, if you don't have your bib, you will be turned back.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

* There are no dogs allowed in the race.
* Bring sunscreen!!
* All children riding bikes, who are under the age of 18, must wear a helmet.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

*No ID is required to receive your Bib. Simply provide the name you pre-registered with.
* There are no age limits for this race.
* Children who are small enough to be pushed in a Jogger or Ride in a Bike Seat do not need to register and can accompany an Adult for free.
* NOTE: Only participants who have registered and paid will receive a Bib and T-Shirt.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

All tickets are Non-transferable.

What is the refund policy?

There are no refunds on purchased tickets.

Can I ride a road bike on the sand?

Yes, most of our top finishers ride road bikes on the sand. Since the race takes place on the lowest tide of the month, the sand is hard packed and easy to navigate. Occasionally bikers will have to carry their bikes over seaweed and other natural obstacles, but that's what makes the race so fun and unique

Won’t my bike sink into the sand?

At low tide, any wide tire bike will really fly on the damp sand! The start time coincides with a very low ocean tide. In most areas, the course will be 50’ to 100’ wide, although the best riding and running is usually at the water’s edge. Bike helmets are required for all cyclists under the age of 18. The organizers will follow the riders on the beach in a vehicle to provide assistance and first aid.

Will the salt and sand hurt my bike?

Not if you rinse your bike after the race. Your entry fee includes a fresh water rinse and a free chain lube.

Can I walk?

Yes, the finish line closes 2 1/2 hours after the race begins.

Are there any water stations?

Yes, there will be 3 water stations along the course.

Are baby strollers or joggers allowed?

Yes. There is no additional fee.

Where can I find the 2016 race results?

Go here:

How can I sponsor the event?

To sponsor this event, please contact Robin MacCartee at

How can I download and mail out a physical registration form?

==> Click here <== to download the 2017 physical registration form. Mail this completed entry form and fee to:

Coronado Rotary Low Tide Ride and Stride
P.O. Box 180487, Coronado, CA 92178-0487

...or to register online for the 2017 event ==> Click Here <==

Are you signing up for a Team? Please note the following!

Please note that the team must be created on the online registration page before we can add members to it. If we get a paper registration for an individual to participate on a team and no team has been created online, we cannot add them and they will have to be contacted.

In addition, youths should registered individually at the $25 price, but can participate on the team. We a question about this because there is only one team price ($40), which is a discount off of the adult price, but more than the youth price.

Where can I go to sign the race waiver?

==> Click here <== to download the 2016 waiver and bring it with you on the day of the race.

What are the medal categories?

12& Under
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