San Diego Group Runs

Each local San Diego running group listed below offers a unique take on running in San Diego, including weekly group runs, social opportunities, and annual events. Click on their logo to learn more, and please see the calendar to view information about their upcoming larger annual events. 

Disclaimer: SURF is not responsible nor assumes any liability for inaccuracies, errors, omissions, or incompleteness of any information provided for these groups or group runs. You are solely responsible for using your judgment in interpreting and using this information for you to decide if you join in these groups or group runs.


Saturdays at 6:30am

Lake Hodges Trailhead, 3600 Sunset Dr, Escondido

About Ultrabuds: Ultrabuds is a collaboration of ultra runners, trail runners and mountain runners with a hops and grapes issue. We welcome all levels and distances to our social run group, including walkers! We are partnered with the non-profit Run North County, who promotes free, social group runs in the north county area both on road and trail.

Leaders: Isabella - Founder


Fridays at 6am 

Star of India in Little Italy/Downtown SD

About SixRun9: We strive to create an inclusive and supportive environment that promotes physical well-being and strong connections. Through our collective dedication to fitness, camaraderie, and mutual encouragement, we aim to inspire each other to push beyond our limits, celebrate achievements and cultivate a positive mindset. We are: pet friendly - great for beginners - stroller-friendly - wheelchair friendly

Leaders: Rommel -, Elizabeth -, or Erika -

WEEKLY GROUP RUNS at UCSD track with coach Cameron Zolghadri 

Tuesday track at 6:15am

Thursday tempo at 6:15am

Sundays 90 min coastal run (locations vary)

UCSD Track

About the group run: Our running group is informal and open to anyone who wants to run with us. Even though some of the runners include professors, grad students, and under grad students, we are not associated/sanctioned by UCSD.

Our workouts include a combination of speed, power & endurance and long runs. These workouts have made us faster and run longer at a steady pace.

Runners include founding SURF members and current SURFers. All are welcome!

Leader: Cam Zolghadri -


Mondays at 6pm

Mission Trails- Alternate starting locations between Kwaay Paay parking lot and 11499 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.

Thursdays at 5:30am

12006 Campo Rd Spring Valley

About San Diego Trail Runners: We are an inclusive group that is welcoming to all. We are friendly to beginner level trail runners, and never leave anyone behind. 

Leaders: Danny -


Wednesdays at 6pm

Morley Field between pool and tennis courts in Balboa Park

About Urban Trail Runners San Diego: We spread the love of trail running in our urban environments by fostering an appreciation for local nature and promoting a fun, welcoming, and inclusive running culture. (a.k.a. the "Backyardigans") 

Leaders: Sonia Diaz and Jessica Suciu (msg on IG)


Tuesdays at 6pm 

Please see their Facebook or Instagram (click image above) to see each week's location. Most runs occur in Chula Vista or South Bay SD area.

About South Bay YMCA Trail Runners: Community oriented, fun loving, trail-run focused. All are welcomed from those curious of what trail running is, to the more focused runners looking for race focused distances. We run, we have fun, we get dirty!

Leaders: Karl Manly @oneloveonetrail


Mondays at 5:45am

1215 San Elijo Rd, San Marcos (Dog Park) in North County

About Double Peak Run Club: Our mission is to cultivate a vibrant and inclusive running community that caters to individuals of all abilities. We strive to provide challenging routes that inspire and push our members to reach their full potential while fostering a supportive and welcoming atmosphere for socializing and building lasting connections.

Leaders: Ben Townsend, Joseph Ochaba, and Scott Long. Please contact via Instagram DM or Ben's # 760 626 6377)


Tuesdays at 6pm 

4700 Saratoga Ave in Ocean Beach

Thursdays at 7am

 1780 Sunset Cliffs Blvd in Ocean Beach

About OB Run Club: We're an open minded group of runners that welcome everyone. We have just as much fun training for Ultras as we do for beer miles. We meet twice a week and run along the picturesque Sunset Cliffs with Pacific Ocean views.

Leaders: Matt Stanton -


Every other Thursday at 5:45pm 

San Diego City Area (see Facebook or Instagram for details each week)

About Latinos Run San Diego: Our mission is to have a global impact by partnering with National and International organizations to help decrease the obesity rate, combat heart disease and high blood pressure, as well as encourage our runners to lead healthier lives. We encourage individuals and teams to work together to create this Global Movement. 

We celebrate diversity and aim to empower others to Get Inspired by the Journey. Everyone is welcomed to join our runs. All paces welcomed.

Leaders: Marco Gonzalez -

Mission Statement:

San Diego Ultra Running Friends supports our diverse running and trail community, providing our members with happy, healthy opportunities to run, race, volunteer, and socialize.  We work to create an inclusive environment to cultivate friendships, provide encouragement, and celebrate every runner.  We also encourage members to maintain local running and hiking trails for public benefit to foster environmental awareness in parks and national forests.

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