Fall Endurance Events In O'side
Oceanside is home to some of the most renowned endurance events in the country. With great pride, Oceanside serves as the host city for elite and novice athletes alike participating in sporting events across land and sea throughout the fall season. Thanks to Oceanside’s phenomenal year-round weather, you’ll often see locals and visitors logging miles along The Strand and coastal stretches, biking down the Coast HWY 101 or taking a swim in the ocean every day! In the coming weeks, however, prepare yourself to join the ranks of organized sporting events that will take athleticism, endurance and adventure to new heights!
Make your fitness challenge even more special by doing it alongside your family, friends, and even your co-workers! Gather your group and make a pact to conquer an athletic event together. It is a wonderful team building and bonding experience that everyone will look back on for years to come. If you need help coordinating group lodging options, contact the Oceanside Group Travel department for complimentary assistance. We look forward to welcoming you to Oceanside!
What: Join riders of all levels and ages while experiencing the best of the Southern California beaches and surf towns as you ride routes of 7, 15, 25, 50 or 100 miles. Everything starts and finishes on the beach at the spectacular venue of the Oceanside Pier with food, music, expo shopping and fun!
When: Saturday, November 5, 2022, All Day
Where: Oceanside Pier, 300 The Strand N Oceanside, CA 92054
More Info: Bike the Coast
Photo Credit: Rich Cruse, @crusephoto
What: Come “move your feet before you eat” at the annual O’Side Turkey Trot, recognized as one of the Top Trots in the country by Runner’s World Magazine. This event is family-friendly and includes fun contests and competitions, as well as live entertainment along the course. Free digital photos, medals, shirts, and timing to all registered participants. Join one of the fastest growing holiday traditions!
When: Thursday, November 24, 2022, 6am-11am
Where: Oceanside Civic Center, Pier View Way & North Ditmar Street, Oceanside, CA 92054
More Info: O’side Turkey Trot
- Course Options: There are two options for this event, a 5K Run/Walk or a 5 Mile Run.
“Sign up for a run or walk, so that you have made a commitment.”
-Kathy Kinane, O’side Turkey Trot
What: The Oceanside Pier Swim is an annual one-mile swim that begins and ends on the beach, traversing around the Oceanside Pier. The Pier Swim opens with swimmers diving into the surf, circles one mile around the pier and ultimately ends with swimmers riding waves onto the beach and dashing towards a finish line on the sand.
When: Monday, September 5, 2022, 7-11:30am
Where: Oceanside Pier, 301 The Strand N Oceanside, CA 92054
More Info: Labor Day Pier Swim
- Course: The 1-mile course goes out and around the Oceanside Pier, and will be marked with colored buoys. Swimmers have the choice between the traditional or wetsuit swim divisions.
- Unique Fact: When the first Labor Day Pier Swim was held in 1929, participants were swimming around the 4th Oceanside Pier to be built. This year, on the 93rd anniversary, they will be swimming around the 6th iteration of the Oceanside Pier.
Ready To Fuel Up?
With so much activity on the horizon, you’re going to want to fuel up at some of Oceanside’s premier restaurants and local hotspots! Lucky for you, this city is booming with a collection of vibrant flavors from around the world that are perfect for the evening before your race, that celebratory night out with your fam after you’ve completed your event and everything in between. Follow @DineOside on Instagram for inspiration on where to eat or check out our breakdown of popular restaurants across Oceanside’s various neighborhoods to give you an idea of where to plan your next meal. If you’re in a need of a little caffeine boost, check out one of the local craft coffee shops that will give you the extra kick you may need to energize your body prior to your athletic event! Have fun sipping and eating your way through O’side during your stay in the city!
Get Excited for the Views
One of the best parts about participating in a sporting event here in Oceanside is the ICONIC views you get to soak up along the way. Oceanside is a world-class beach destination boasting history and character on every corner. Many of our citywide endurance events take place at our beautiful wooden pier, putting you 1,952 feet deep into the Pacific Ocean or at our charming Oceanside Harbor. Both areas offer great conditions to run, bike and perform at your optimum level for any event you’re participating in. Familiarize yourself with the landscape so you know the history of both the Pier and the Harbor prior to your event so you can enjoy their beauty even more while you’re there!