January 26, 2017



Benefiting the Islander Sports Foundation and “Be the Match”

Organizers Plan Valentine’s-Inspired Matchmaking Event


San Diego, Calif. – The Coronado Valentine’s Day 10K, 5K, and 1 Mile Fun Run, returns to Tidelands Park on Coronado Island Sunday, February 12, 2017. In addition to its famed after-party at McP’s Irish Pub and Grill, the event features Flashy Gold Heart Medals, Matching Heart T-shirts, live music, and a matchmaking event.

Many participants run the fast and flat course of the Valentine’s Day 10K & 5K in search of a personal record. In 2017, runners will also have the chance to find love. Race bibs feature one of three different messages: ‘Available,’ ‘Taken,’ and ‘It’s Complicated.’ Event organizers implemented the matchmaking aspect to encourage socializing and celebrate the Valentine’s Day holiday. “BE THE MATCH” – The National Bone Marrow Registry will be at the event to raise awareness of the need for bone marrow donors and encourage people to join the National “BE THE MATCH” Bone Marrow Registry – It is free to join and only takes a swab of your cheek.


Now in its seventh year, the Coronado Valentine’s Day 10K, 5K, and 1 Mile Fun Run is well-known for its professional race management and attention to detail. It typically fills to capacity as participants ranging from first-timers to professionals flock to the USATF Certified Course for the holiday weekend.


At previous additions of the event, racers have fallen in love, met their soul mates, and rekindled old flames. “Last year we had a proposal right at the finish-line. This year, two love-birds that rekindled their flame at last years’ event, are getting married under the starting arch before the race,” said Carrie Panek of KOZ Events. “This is truly a fun way to celebrate Valentine’s weekend for couples, singles, families, and friends.”


In addition to entry and the matchmaking event, registration for the Valentine’s Day 10K, 5K, & 1 mile Fun Run includes a commemorative t-shirt, unique finisher medals, hand-carved cedar tiki awards for top finishers, chip timing and the event after party at McP’s. The 1 Mile Fun Run is the first event, and is designed so that parents may run the 1 mile with their kids, and then run the 5K or 10K afterwards.


Registration for the popular San Diego event is available online at


About The Coronado Valentine’s Day 10K, 5K, and Fun Run

What: Picturesque 10K, 5K race on a USATF Certified Course that is flat and fast, held in conjunction with a 1-mile Fun Run and after-party. Walkers welcome too!

When:  Sunday, February 12, 2017. Fun Run:  7:30am. 10K: 8:00am. Awards Ceremony:  9:30am. After-Party: 10am

Where:  Tidelands Park, Coronado, CA and McP’s Irish Pub and Grill (after-party)

Cost for 10K:  Child: $52 / Adult: $60 / 2-Person Team: $115

Cost for 5K: $40 Singles, $75 Couple

Cost for Fun Run: $28

Registration and Details:

Media Contact:

Carrie Panek