Once a year the United States Navy makes a special exception for one thousand runners, walkers and bikers to enjoy an unspoiled and protected 5-mile stretch of beach starting at the Silver Strand State Beach and ending at Coronado’s North Beach. (Click here to see a map of the course).
The annual Low Tide Ride and Stride event, put on by the Coronado Rotary Club, is a completely unique, family-oriented experience. From its humble beginnings over 20 years ago, the race has grown in popularity as it provides a wonderful family experience as well as a professional, chip-timed course for the ardent athlete.
Participants include runners, walkers and bike riders of all ages and styles. The lowest tide of the month allows participants to traverse the beach from start to finish. This beautiful stretch of sand is hard-packed and will easily support road bikes while wide enough for joggers, cruisers and kids bikes to travel at their own pace.
The race itself is one of the Coronado Rotary Club’s biggest fundraisers. With a majority of the proceeds going to help support local combat-wounded veterans. With hundreds of thousands of dollars being donated over the years, the event has become an important piece in supporting the local Military Community. In recognition of the efforts, the Low Tide Ride & Stride has received both the San Diego Military Advisory Council’s Achievement Award and the Armed Services YMCA Admiral St George Award.