2020 La Jolla Half Marathon & Shores 5K

Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar, CA 92014, USA


Half Marathon

6:30 a.m. half marathon start. All half marathon participants must be able to complete the course in 3.5 hours (16-minute-per-mile pace) or faster.

Half Marathon Wave Start

We offer a wave start for the half marathon. During the registration process you will be asked to provide your estimated finishing time. This will help us determine which wave to assign you to.

The half marathon is the second race of the Half Marathon Triple Crown, a trio of half marathons including the Carlsbad in January, La Jolla in April and America's Finest City in August. (add this same line to Carlsbad)


6:30 a.m. 5K start.

Second race of the SoCal 3x5, a trio of 5K's including the Carlsbad Surf Sun Run in January, the La Jolla Shores 5K in April and the America's Finest City 5K in August.

Virtual Run

Can’t be with us on race day? That’s okay! We have a virtual race option that allows you to earn all our amazing swag but on your own time!

Register for the virtual race of your choice and your swag will include:

· Technical fabric shirt in men’s or women’s cut

· Gorgeous finisher’s medal

About two weeks after the race, we’ll send your swag to the mailing address used during registration.

Do you want your virtual race to count towards one of our series challenges? No problem! Post-race day, you’ll receive an email allowing you to upload a link or photo of your race from your fitness tracker (i.e. Strava, Runkeeper, etc.) by May 31.

Has your race day situation changed? We can accommodate switching into or out of the virtual category through Sunday, April 12, 2020 only. Email us on or before April 12, 2020 to make the switch.

The fine print: Virtual participants are not eligible for age group or overall awards.

Team Incentive

Get 30 or more of your co-workers, family or friends to register on your team and we'll make space for you to have a 10 x 10 canopy in the Finish Line Festival area on race day.

Additional Information

This spectacular coastal course offer participants breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.

The La Jolla Half Marathon is one of America's most picturesque and beautiful point-to-point races. Starting at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, the course follows a scenic coastal route before reaching the challenging climb to the summit of Torrey Pines State Park. The course then rolls atop Torrey Pines mesa, continues down through residential La Jolla Shores, and finishes at La Jolla Cove.

The 5K is a point-to-point course that starts atop La Jolla near UCSD following the final 3.1 miles of the half marathon course finishing at the beautiful La Jolla Cove.

Registration includes:

· Short-sleeve, technical fabric men's and women's style race shirt

· Personalized race bib number (first name used when registering and registered by March 27, 2020)

· Cinch bag

· RFID chip timing

· Well-staffed support stations along the course route

· Awesome post-race support

· Gorgeous medallion

· Pre-Race Expo

· Beer garden featuring Ballast Point craft beer

The La Jolla Half Marathon is an annual fundraiser for the Kiwanis Club of La Jolla (link) and 100% of the net proceeds children’s charities