Organizers prepping for Coastwise Mile


Entries for the Coastwise Mile & 5K, set for Oct. 2 at La Jolla Cove, are now being accepted.

Jocelyn Sanford, spokeswoman for race sponsor Coastwise Capital Group, said with the focus on fun, health and fitness, the event is a great one for families since there are divisions for all levels of runners and adults and children — including a “Baby Jogger” category.

The “Kids Races,” which will all be run on the grass at Scripps Park, include a 25-yard crawl for 0- to 1-year-olds, 50 yards for ages 2 to 4, 250 yards for ages 5 to 7, and 500 for ages 8 to 10. Parents are permitted to run with the younger groups.

Categories are planned for age group, corporate and three-person relay teams, and elite runners, with cash prizes in the elite 5K and mile. Also planned are a health expo, the “Mutt Mile” and a dog costume contest before the racing starts.

Proceeds from the event benefit the San Diego Humane Society and the Scripps Park Project.

For more details or to enter, go to


Volunteers are needed to assist with the event. If interested or in need of more information, call (310) 821-7898 or send an e-mail to