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Apr 9, 2017 at 9:00 am

UC San Diego Triton 5K and Festival


Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla invites all faculty, staff, students and San Diego community members to join our newly admitted students and their families to the 21st annual Triton 5K. Register for the Triton 5K, and together we can impact the lives of our students. Your participation contributes to the Campaign for UC San Diego, supporting student scholarships to ensure that learning is accessible and affordable for all.

Established in 1996, this annual event has raised more than $3.6 million in scholarships, benefiting more than 1,000 motivated and talented students. Help us support the next 1,000.

The 3.1 mile USATF-sanctioned race takes you down well-worn pathways, along towering eucalyptus groves, through the heart of campus and past iconic landmarks like the beloved “Sun God” and bookishly familiar Geisel Library. Run or walk. Stroll or jog. Just make it happen.

Main race starts at 9am.

Junior run starts at 10:30. It’s all about the fun, not the speed. Following the Triton 5K, enjoy a kid-friendly short course at the Triton Track and Field Stadium. At the Junior Triton Run, every “Triton-In-Training” is a winner and receives a finisher medal and gear bag. Arrive early to enjoy the race festival featuring live music, hands-on activities for children of all ages, and much more!

After the race, bring your friends and family to join us for a fun-filled festival at the UC San Diego Triton Track and Field Stadium (near the start and finish lines of the 5K course). The festival is free and open to the public! Includes live music, local food vendors, beer garden for adults over 21, fun zone with interactive activities for kids of all ages. Registration is not required to attend the festival.

NOTE: Early bird registration ends February 28th, and team registration deadline is March 10.

Event Website

Date and Time

Apr 9, 2017 at 9:00 am


Starts at North Point Lane in front of Spanos Athletic Training Facility

Event Registration

Registration for this event is required by Apr 3, 2017. Visit the registration page for details.

Event Fee

$10-$40 early bird (by 2/28). $10-$45 general, $10-$50 on-site. Click “Race Info” at for details


Triton 5K Coordination Office


Faculty, Staff, Students, The General Public

Event Host

UC San Diego Triton 5K

Event Category

Sports and Recreation