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General FAQ & Event Details

Email at or call us at (858) 534-3900 for any additional questions.

Where can I review my registered events?

Check your registration confirmation email to access and/or update your registration.

What are the COVID-19 guidelines?

Understanding that COVID-19 variants are still a significant concern in our community, and out of an abundance of caution, we strongly encourage the use of masks at our events, and recommend guests be fully vaccinated and take an antigen test just prior to arrival.

Thank you for helping us slow the spread of COVID in our community. To stay up to date, visit the Return to Learn and CDC websites.

Where do I park?

Parking permits are required every day of the week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

In most lots, paid parking is available in Visitor (V) parking spaces. The Gilman Parking Structure has the largest availability of V spaces. To pay for parking, visit the permit machine, or use the app Parkmobile. See details about weekday and weekend rates on our Transportation Services site. We are pleased to extend a 50% supersaver rate during Homecoming weekend (October 21 and 22), offering a $3.25 flat rate using zone 4767 with Parkmobile.

Please pay attention to all parking signage and do not park in spaces marked “Reserved.” View the campus map here.

How do I get in and around campus?

Several mass transit routes serve the campus and surrounding area. From campus shuttles to city buses, check out all the ways to get around.

Campus Shuttles

Get familiar with the shuttle routes offered on campus to help you get around! Learn More

Take a Stroll

Enjoy our beautiful campus as you head to a game, reunion or our Triton Tailgate. View the campus map

Shared Bikes and Scooters

Get reacquainted with your campus by bike or electric scooter! Approximately 200 bikes and 200 e-scooters are available at key locations for convenient transportation on and around campus. For only $1 per ride, it’s a great value. Visit the Spin Shared Bike and Scooters webpage for more details.

What should I wear?

The attire for most of the weekend is casual and comfortable, unless otherwise noted. Please keep in mind that temperatures in La Jolla can change quickly, so it’s best to dress in layers. Be prepared for sunny days and chilly evenings.

Let's follow the rules.

Tobacco, alcohol and drug use

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco-free campus. Any type of drug use, including marijuana, is illegal on campus. Consuming alcohol outside of permitted venues is also illegal. UC San Diego police will be monitoring campus to ensure compliance with these policies.


Any dog on campus must be on a leash at all times. Dogs (excluding service animals) are not allowed in classrooms, on RIMAC Field, or the Triton Track & Field.

Which app should I download for the 5K?

Download the TRACX app on Google Play Store or iOS Apple Store on your mobile device. Search “Triton,” then select "Join Event." — and you're in! With the race app you will be able to access your pre-race training program, get the latest race info, use live tracking to analyze your performance and let your friends and family follow your progress as you run the 2023 Triton 5K.

Triton 5K and Junior Triton Run FAQ

Where is the start line for the Triton 5K?

The start line will be located on North Point Lane (Spanos Loop) next to the Spanos Athletic Training Facility.

Where do I park?

Please plan accordingly and ensure ample time to arrive and park at the event on race morning.

Parking Locations

We recommend arriving before 8 a.m. as all road access will be limited.

Where do I go and what do I pick-up at check-in?

Triton 5K & Junior Triton Run Packet Pick-up

We will dynamically assign bib numbers to participants upon check-in. Packet pick-up on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday will be quick and easy – you will simply arrive at packet pick-up, approach any check-in tent, provide your photo ID, provide your signed waiver form, confirm your information, and receive your bib* and t-shirt**. If a friend or family member is picking up your bib for you, they must have a copy of your photo ID and your signed waiver form.

*Bib numbers should be worn clearly and centered on your torso on race day.

**T-shirts available while supplies last

You have two options for race packet pick-up:

Thursday, October 19

  • 1-6 p.m. North of the Northpoint Visitor Information Center located on North Point Lane (Map)

Friday, October 20

  • 1-6 p.m. North of the Northpoint Visitor Information Center located on North Point Lane (Map)

Sunday, October 22

  • 8-8:45 a.m. North of the Northpoint Visitor Information Center located on North Point Lane. (Map)


Map of Packet Pick-Up location

Will the race be cancelled due to rain?

The race will go on – rain or shine.

Is there gear check?

Gear check will be available down on the south end of Triton Track & Field. All belongings must be picked up by 11 a.m. when the gear check closes. Unclaimed items will be turned in to the UC Police Department on Tuesday for safekeeping, contact them at (858) 534-4361. We recommend bringing your cell phone for pictures and posting to social media, and money for festival vendors.

I’m late and the race has already started. Can I still join?

Yes – the race is chipped so your time won’t start until you cross the starting line. All racers must have crossed the starting line by 9:15 a.m.

Are strollers permitted on the course?

Yes – Please be mindful of other racers and select one of the later waves. To maximize the safety of all participants, no bikes, skateboards or kids on scooters/razors are allowed on the course.

Are dogs permitted on the course?

No, dogs or other animals are not allowed on the course, RIMAC field, and the Triton Track & Field.

What are the prohibited items on the Triton 5K race course and RIMAC field?

To assure safety on the in-person Triton 5K campus course and to preserve RIMAC Field, the following items are NOT permitted skateboards, hoverboards, scooters, electric scooters, bikes, electric bikes, roller blades, and skates. Virtual participants are welcome to complete their race with any modality, following the policies of the local area.

When and where will race results be available?

Results will be available for look-up immediately after the race on TRACX app.

My family has signed up for the Junior Triton Run. Where do I go?

All Junior Triton Run families can check in on Thursday, Friday or Sunday at any one of the designated packet pick-up areas (mentioned above). Race warm-up and stretching will begin at 10 a.m. on the lower field.

All Junior Kids Run participants receive a race bib and hat (courtesy of Athletics, while supplies last) and have the opportunity to meet King Triton. Participants will also receive finisher medals (while supplies last).

I’m one of the vendors for the festival. Where do I go?

Load-in time starts on October 22nd from 6:00am-7:30am. You can enter the field from Hopkins Drive at the south end of the Triton Track & Field. You will be permitted to unload on the right side of the field but will need to park in a designated area once you have completed unloading.

All exhibitors must be set up by 8:30 a.m. and parked by 8 a.m. on Sunday, October 22ndd. Street closures will occur from 8-10:30 a.m. race morning.

Exhibitors will not be permitted to enter the loading zones outside of designated times. Strict adherence to load-in and out procedures are required.

I’m hungry. Will there be food for purchase?

Complimentary bananas will be provided to all racers at the finish line. Food vendors will provide items for purchase at the festival.

Where can I find water?

One water stop will be available on Library Walk, about the halfway point of the course. Water will also be available at the finish line and at a station at the south end of the field.

What else will the festival include?

The festival will feature local food vendors, live entertainment by Alumni DJ Shneaky, and our family-friendly Kid Zone! The Kid Zone will feature interactive activities for kids of all ages, including bib decorating, games and interacting with our Scholar Athletes!

Will photos be available?

Photographers will be attending the Triton 5K race, festival and Junior Triton Run. Following the event, the photos that they capture will be available on the UC San Diego Alumni Flickr account.

Where are the restrooms located?

Porta Potties are located down on the south side of Track & Field along the tunnel. Restrooms along the course are limited, with one available in Price Center off Library Walk. Please plan ahead.

What if someone needs medical attention?

Please direct those requiring medical attention to the First Aid Station staffed by EMTs near the course finish line at the festival. Additional emergency support staff will also be positioned at various points along the course for safety. An ambulance will be at the south entrance of the field for emergencies. If immediate attention is required, please connect with a Course Marshal member or Campus Police Department (858) 534-HELP.

Virtual Triton 5K FAQ

What is a virtual race?

A virtual run event is similar to a traditional running event except that you complete it entirely on your own. There is not a required location nor a mandatory time.

How does a virtual run work?

Once you register and download the app, the next step is to complete the 5K (3.1 miles). You may choose any activity (run, walk, or roll on Sunday, October 22, anytime between 9 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. Whether indoors or outside, the important thing is to try to complete the event. After you have completed the required distance, submit your time in the app and see your time via our results page.

Is there a minimum age for the Virtual Triton 5K?

The Virtual Triton 5K is intended for ages 13 and older. We encourage younger participants, 12 and under, to take part in the Virtual Junior Triton Run.

How do I register my kid(s) for the Virtual Junior Triton Run?

Look for the Virtual Junior Triton Run button in the TRACX app.

Do I have to complete the entire Virtual Triton 5K all at once?

If you would like race results included in the app, the 3.1 miles does need to be completed all at once.

How do I submit my results for the Virtual Triton 5K?

Look for the Race Info button in the TRACX app.

What is a virtual team?

Virtual teams are a group of participants engaging in friendly competition and cheering on one another.

I do not live within the United States. Can I still register?

Of course! We encourage everyone to register and participate.

Does the Virtual Triton 5K offer refunds?

Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds or transfers on registrations.

Miscellaneous FAQ

Do you have a lost/found location?

Check with the Guest Services/Information booth on the field. Following the event, any unclaimed items will be turned in to the UC Police Department on Tuesday, contact them at (858) 534-4361.

Where can I give?