Self-Transcendence La Jolla Swim & Run

La Jolla Shores Beach San Diego

A one-mile ocean swim from La Jolla Cove to La Jolla Shores followed by a 10K run on beach at low tide.

Relays and wetsuits allowed
Swim course monitored by San Diego lifeguards
Splits and water station at each mile during run
Multi-colored t-shirt, refreshments, and discount coupons for Jyoti-Bihanga Restaurant provided to all participants
Age-group awards for individuals plus awards for top relay teams
The perfect activity for a San Diego morning!

About the event

2017 Tentative date: Sunday, May 21, 2017. Confirmation and details to follow soon.

Click here to see photos of the LJ Swim & Run.

The Self-Transcendence La Jolla Swim & Run begins with a one-mile swim from La Jolla Cove to La Jolla Shores followed by a 10K run (on a loop course) on La Jolla Shores Beach at low tide. 

All staging will take place at La Jolla Shores Beach. Swimmers will be shuttled to the swim start at La Jolla Cove just prior to the start time. All athletes should check in and bring their belongings to La Jolla Shores Beach. You may want to bring an extra pair of shoes for the short bus ride to LJ Cove.

Pre-registration is strongly recommended but day-of-race registration for the Swim & Run will be available from 6:00 a.m. to 6:50 a.m. at La Jolla Shores Beach (no registration at La Jolla Cove).

All athletes will be required to sign a Liability Waiver on race day. Athletes under 18 years of age must receive prior permission from the Race Director and must bring along a parent to sign the waiver on race day. All athletes are required to wear their paper race number bib during the run portion of the event (and a body number during the swim).

Previous Results


1-mile Swim, 10K Run

Start time

  • 7:30am @ La Jolla Cove


  • Pre-registration: $50 Individuals, $70 Relay
  • Day-of-race: $60 Individuals, $80 Relay


Vasudha (Race Director)
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Award categories

  • 19/under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70/over
  • Awards for top Men's, Women's & Mixed relay teams.

Race Details

Pre-registration is available through May 16 and can be done via mail, phone, or online entry. Race bibs and insructions will be mailed one week before the event. There are no refunds for pre-registered entries.
Day-of-race registration is available from 6:00 a.m. to 6:45 a.m. at La Jolla Shores Beach (no registration or check-in at La Jolla Cove). 

Ways to Enter (prior to May 16):

1) By mail: Download entry form from provided link. Mail in with a check made out to SCMT. Relay team members should each complete an entry form and submit them together. Mail entries to SCMT, 4142 Adams Ave. Ste 103, Box 127, San Diego, CA 92116.

2) By phone (with credit card): Call 619-280-0735. There is no additional charge.

3) Online: Click here to enter through

For additional information, please call 619-280-0735.


NEW RACE DAY INSTRUCTIONS: All staging will take place at La Jolla Shores Beach. Please park there (ample spots available in the early morning at the La Jolla Shores Beach parking lot). Athletes will set up their own running shoes, clothes (with Race Number bib attached) and other belongings in the Transition Area (arranged by Race Number).

At 7:00 a.m. athletes will be transported to La Jolla Cove with their swim gear only. A small bag will be provided for athletes' shoes (taken off at the Cove), and these bags will be transported back to La Jolla Shores by race officials. PLEASE BRING FLIP-FLOPS OR OTHER SHOES WITH YOU TO THE SWIM, as these gear bags will not yet be in the Transition Area by the time you emerge from the Swim (so you don't want your running shoes in that bag). Please do not take your paper race number or any of your running gear to LJ Cove.

Please contact the Race Director at 619-280-0735 if you want to do only the Swim or Run portion of the event.