What is the Low Tide Ride & Stride?
Just once a year the US Navy makes a special exception for a thousand runners and bikers to enjoy an unspoiled and protected 8-mile stretch of beach between Imperial Beach and Coronado’s North Beach. (Click here to see a map of the course).
The annual Low Ride and Stride event, put on by Coronado Rotary, is a completely unique, family-oriented experience that cannot be replicated anywhere else in the country. The race has grown dramatically since it began over 18 years ago and offers challenges to the ardent athlete and excitement for the youngsters and participants who are out for the view, the sand and a beach that has been voted in the top 10 worldwide many times.
Participants include runners, bike riders of all ages and bike styles. The low tide allows them to follow the beach line from the start line at the YMCA to the finish line just beyond the Hotel Del Coronado facing the approach end of the Naval Air Station approach runway.
The Navy normally closes this stretch of beach to the public, which is used for Navy SEAL training and the finish line is just short of the Air Station flight line. The majority of funds raised by LTR&S are earmarked for programs which focus on Creating Opportunities for Wounded VETS and other worthy causes which support our military. Be on the lookout for news and updates regarding this year’s LTR&S event.