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Easy Day Sports and Flagship Cruises & Events Announce Coronado Ferry Partnership for 2021 Crown City Classic

May 27, 2021

• Coronado Ferry to provide special early morning service for all runners • 48th annual Independence Day Weekend tradition set for Saturday, July 3

CORONADO, Calif.  – May 27, 2021 –On Saturday, July 3, Flagship Cruises & Events is offering special early morning service of the Coronado Ferry for all runners participating in the 2021 Crown City Classic.

“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with the Crown City Classic and help put on a successful event as San Diego’s first race back from the pandemic,” said Heather Boye, Director of Sales & Marketing for Flagship Cruises & Events. “This race is definitely one of the best 4th of July running events in the country, and with it right here in our own community, we are inviting all runners to start their holiday weekend with us and take the ferry to Coronado. Starting your day out on the bay is the best way to create a memorable weekend experience.”

The 2021 Crown City Classic will kick off the Independence Day holiday weekend on Saturday morning at Coronado Tidelands Park. Both the 12k – 7.4 miles – and 5k events feature waterfront views of San Diego’s downtown skyline and Coronado Bridge, running along portions of the parade route as spectators gather for the west coast’s largest Fourth of July Parade.

“This summer we celebrate our 48th year and we couldn’t be more excited to get back to live, in-person races with Coronado’s iconic Independence Day run,” said Jamie Monroe, race director and founder of Coronado-based Easy Day Sports. “We are delighted to partner with the Coronado Ferry to offer more transportation options than ever for our athletes. The ferry is a tremendous aquatic service, featuring beautiful views of the Coronado Bridge and the downtown skyline, it’s a great way to arrive to the start line.”

EXPANDED RACE MORNING SERVICE SCHEDULE (BROADWAY-CORONADO ROUTE ONLY)

Depart Broadway Arrive Coronado Depart Coronado Arrive Broadway
5:30 AM 5:45 AM 5:50 AM 6:05 AM
6:15 AM 6:30 AM 6:35 AM 6:50 AM
7:00 AM 7:20 AM 7:30 AM 7:50 AM
8:00 AM 8:20 AM 8:30 AM 8:50 AM
*Back to regular weekend schedule
9:00 AM   9:30 AM  

For more information, or to register for the race, visit www.RunCrownCity.com  To view the regular ferry schedule and ticket links, visit www.flagshipsd.com/cruises/coronado-ferry.

About Easy Day Sports

Easy Day Sports is a boutique event production company that focuses on producing premier, professionally managed events with an emphasis in endurance sports. The company operates the Crown City Classic, a 4th of July Tradition in Coronado, and works with the NFL’s New Orleans Saints, Dallas Cowboys, and San Francisco 49ers producing fan focused 5k races at their respective stadiums. In 2020, the company also launched a successful series of Social Distance Virtual Runs, and currently produces both the Kaiser Permanente Thrive Half Marathon in San Diego and Carlsbad 5000, the world’s premier 5-kilometer road race. For sponsorship inquires or to register for a race, visit easydaysports.com.

About Flagship Cruises & Events 

Founded in 1915, Flagship Cruises & Events is San Diego’s only locally- and family-owned yacht charter, cruise and event company. Flagship’s premier fleet of luxury yachts is available for a wide variety of experiences on San Diego’s sparkling waters, including nightly gourmet dinner cruises, exhilarating whale watching excursions, harbor tours, ferry and water taxi services, corporate events and thrilling rides on Flagship’s new jet boat, the Patriot. For more information, please visit www.flagshipsd.com.

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Media Contact:

Dan Cruz, 619.925.7671

dan@easydaysports.com