The Premier and Original San Diego Half Marathon!
Take a 13.1-mile tour of San Diego on foot! The 44th annual America's Finest City Half Marathon is run on a fast, scenic, point-to-point course. The race starts at the historic Cabrillo National Monument at the tip of Point Loma with its world-renowned vistas of San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean, follows scenic San Diego Bay and Harbor Island along the Embarcadero to the Star of India, winds through downtown San Diego and ends in beautiful Balboa Park.
Make it a RunCation!
Combine your race with a vacation or even a staycation and make it a "runcation" by booking your stay at our official host hotel - the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. Walk to the pre-race expo on Saturday, August 14, enjoy their panoramic San Diego views, fabulous on-site dining, and their signature Sweet Sleeper beds. Book now!
Some of the perks (besides the amazing course):
Not up for a half marathon? No problem! Run or walk our fun, fast and flat 5K (3.1 miles)! The 5K starts and finishes in Balboa Park (same location as the half marathon finish line) and offers a scenic tour of beautiful and historic Balboa Park.
The half marathon starts at 6:15 a.m. & the 5K starts at 6:10 a.m.
There is a 3.25-hour time limit to complete the half marathon. (14:53-minute-per-mile pace).
There is a 1-hour time limit for finishing the 5K. All participants must be able to maintain a 19:21-minute-mile pace or faster throughout the event.
Wheelchair competitors must contact firstname.lastname@example.org for qualification and registration instructions.