Photo Gallery: Silver Strand 5K and Half Marathon

Approximately 5,000 athletes took part in the Silver Strand 5K and Half Marathon Sunday morning.

Athletes competing in the half marathon (13.1 miles) went from Sunset Park in Coronado to Portwood Pier Plaza in Imperial Beach. The 5K took place in Imperial Beach.

Kosuke Amano, 27, from La Jolla had the best half marathon time of the day with a 1:14:29 finish time.

Laura Landry, 27, from San Francisco had the best 5K time of the day with a 18:06 finish time.

Some people ran wearing a tutu or carrying their baby for the 5K.

One man, disc jockey Allen Walker, jogged the 13 mile half marathon playing music like the P-Funk All Star’s “Flashlight.”

Andrew Mower from Clairemont stopped at Don Panchos in Imperial Beach for some Mexican food after finishing the half marathon in just under two hours.

“I had a fast start but tapered off in the end,” he said.

Mower said he enjoys the endurance sport for “the runner’s high. I like staying in shape, just feeling good and like you’ve accomplished something.”

Half Marathon Mens




1st Kosuke Amano 1:14:29
2nd Shane Smith 1:16:28
3rd Wayne Dilly  1:18:25

Half Marathon Women




1st Jessica Goerti 1:26:20
2nd Cindy Lynch 1:27:21
3rd Melissa Fischer 1:27:28

Results posted at the event immediately following the race were considered unofficial. Full and official race results will be published on kozenterprises.com at 3 p.m. Check back soon for more photos of the day’s events.