Del Mar annual memorial beach walk to be held May 21

It could be the lemon cake, a Del Mar tradition that goes back many years. Or the ocean breezes, or the camaraderie of friends. Or simply the mix that elevates the annual Jerry Finnell Memorial Walk sponsored by Del Mar Community Connections (DMCC) above the usual.

Slated this year on May 21, the two-mile walk along the Del Mar beach will begin at 8:30 a.m. with check-in at the north end of Powerhouse Park. A continental breakfast of fruit, bagels, juice and coffee will be available before the 9 a.m. walk begins.

Lemon cake will be served at the conclusion of the beach walk, which goes from Powerhouse Park to the San Dieguito River mouth and back. A van will be available at 29th Street for one-way walkers.

“The walk was initiated to honor the memory of the late Jerry Finnell, a former city councilman and DMCC board member, but it also serves to remember all our loved ones,” said Chris Engelbrecht, chair.

“Participants are reminded to bring chairs, hats, sunscreen and water, if desired. “Canine friends on a leash are welcome,” Engelbrecht said.

Del Mar Community Connection tee-shirts will be available for purchase.

Cost for walk participants is $25 for adults, $15 for children. To register call 858-792-7565 or visit or at the event.



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