Come enjoy a beautiful day running the trails of Kit Carson Park in Escondido, CA in support of Operation Courage Is Beautiful, the nation’s first and only ongoing non-profit care package program supporting women in the military. We are celebrating our 10th anniversary!

We are hosting our Inaugural Operation Courage 5K Run/Walk and 1K Kids Fun Run on Sat. March 16, 2019.


5K Run/Walk1K Fun RunVirtual 5K Run/Walk
Fee: $35Fee: $20Fee: $35
Includes race bib,
t-shirt, and race medal
Includes race bib,
t-shirt, and race medal
Includes t-shirt,
and race medal

Groups of 25 or more qualify for large group discount. Please contact us at to make arrangements.

All participants will receive a race t-shirt and medal. The first 50 people to sign up will receive a limited edition Challenge Coin!

Race Preparation

On the Saturday morning of March 16, 2019, gather at the El Arroyo Picnic Area at the north end of Kit Carson Park at 3333 Bear Valley Parkway in Escondido, CA.


8am – Registration/Packet Pick-up Opens
9am – 5K Run/Walk Starts
9:45am – 1K Kids Fun Run Starts
10am – Prize Announcements

What to Bring:
– This course is mostly trails and some sidewalks, so wear good running shoes.
– Strollers are not recommended for this course.
– There will be an Opportunity Drawing you can purchase tickets for. We have some amazing prizes donated, so bring some cash!
– Bring a friend! Day-of registrations are welcomed, but we cannot guarantee you will get a shirt that day. But we will get it to you!
– There will be 2 water stations on course and refreshments for the runners at the finish line. However, if you would like to run/walk with your own bottle, you may refill it along the way.

Race Map

The 5K Run/Walk will be held at Kit Carson Park in Escondido, CA.
It is 5km (3.11 miles) long with an ascent of 94.18 ft. Paths are primarily trails.

On the day of the race, meet at the El Arroyo picnic areas at the north end of the park.

Kit Carson Park at 3333 Bear Valley Parkway Escondido, CA 92025


The AccuWeather forecast is “Mostly Sunny” on Race Day! It’ll be beautiful!

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