July 29th, 2023

San Diego, CA

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San Diego



Important Message from the Race Director

Ken Image Race DirectorThank You for visiting the Joggin’ for Frogmen (JFF) San Diego 5K website. It is my honor, as one of this year’s Co-Race Directors, to welcome you. If you are here either as a past or first-time participant, sponsor, vendor, or volunteer, I appreciate your unwavering commitment in supporting the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Community. This year’s race is shaping up to be extraordinary, and we could not do it without you.

My journey with JFF started in 2017 when a friend from high school posted a need for volunteers to support “the sacrifices of our Naval Special Warfare service members, veterans, and to support the families of our fallen heroes.” As a native San Diegan who grew up just a few short miles from Miramar Naval Air Station and the son of a Navy Veteran, this spoke deeply to me. JFF gave me an opportunity to serve those who have given so much for our country and a way to say, “Thank you!”

Since that first opportunity, the JFF team welcomed me to the family and enabled me to volunteer for numerous JFF races held throughout the country. When asked to co-direct the 2023 San Diego race, I gladly accepted the call. I look forward to meeting each and every one of you on July 29th, 2023. If there is anything I can do to make this year’s race more enjoyable, please reach out to me at sandiegoca@jogginforforgmen.com.

Ken Nelson

Race Morning Schedule

6:45am – 8:30am – Registration and Packet Pick-ups
8:30am – Opening ceremonies begin
8:35 am – Guest Speaker
8:50am – Runners line up
9:00 am – 5k Race starts
9:00 am – Beer garden opens
10:00 am – Start awards ceremony
10:30 – 11:00 am – Kids’ Tadpole Trot begins, Parachuters

Race Location

Event Address: NTC Park at Liberty Station (2455 Cushing Rd., San Diego)
San Diego Map

Packet Pickup

Packet pickups will be held at:

Road Runner Sports
(5553 Copley Dr, San Diego, CA 9211)
On Friday, July 28th from 1-6pm. We strongly encourage everyone to pick up their packet on Friday with the early race time (9am) on Saturday morning!

2023 Fundraising Team

2. Click YES during your race registration and your fundraising page will automatically be created for you!
3. Get cool stuff by raising funds for the Travis Manion Foundation
4. Win Prizes
– Top individual fundraiser gets a prize on race day!
OR if you would like to FUNDRAISE but not participate in the race…
1. Run (or do anything you want, like a bake sale or silent auction!) anywhere in the world to support the Travis Manion Foundation.
2. Click HERE to create a fundraising page for yourself or your team to support the San Diego race.
3. Get cool stuff by raising funds for Travis Manion Foundation.
4. Win Prizes

All Participants will receive

5k  All 5k finishers will receive a JFF medal and a race t-shirt.

Tadpole Trot All kids who register and complete the Tadpole Trot (50 to 100 yard dash) will receive a JFF t-shirt and a Tadpole Trot finisher medal! Tadpoles can run in the 5k with their parents for free, but they will not receive a 5k medal. Only people wearing 5k bibs will receive a 5k medal.
Awards – 5k finishers:
1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Overall Male
1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Overall Female
1st, 2nd, 3rd GORUCK Female – all other GORUCK will be included in the age group awards below
1st, 2nd, 3rd GORUCK Male – all other GORUCK will be included in the age group awards below
Top 3 males and females in these age groups: 7-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

What is Joggin' for Frogmen

Inspired by US Navy SEALs (Frogmen), the mission of the Joggin’ for Frogmen Race Series is to activate communities from around the world to honor the sacrifices of our Naval Special Warfare service members and veterans, and to support the families of our fallen heroes. Our races bring communities together to celebrate the lives of America’s fallen and to express our deep gratitude to those still serving.

All participants age 7 and older will run in the 5k. Following the 5k is a “Tadpole Trot” for kids ages 6 and under.  The Tadpole Trot is a 50-100 yard dash. All registered 5k and Tadpole participants will receive a Joggin’ for Frogmen race shirt at packet pickups. All registered 5k participants will wear a 5k bib and will receive a 5k finisher’s medal when crossing the 5k finish line. Tadpole Trotters need to register for the Tadpole Trot, but can do the 5k with their parents at no extra cost. All Tadpole Trotters will wear a Tadpole Trot bib and will receive a Tadpole Trot medal upon completion of the Tadpole Trot. Please note that while Tadpole Trotters can run in the 5k, they will not receive a 5k medal unless they have on a 5k bib, which requires additionally registering and paying for the 5k.

Joggin’ for Frogmen is proud to partner with GORUCK for the 2023 Race Season!

Ruckers will receive the 5k shirt, medal and a custom GORUCK Finisher patch