St Patrick's Day Half Marathon

El Cajon, CA

St Patrick's Day Half Marathon


The St Patrick's day half Marathon is entering its 5th year and the event organizers are more excited than ever about this amazing race.

Located in the heart of San Diego County, the beautiful city of El Cajon will once again host the St. Patrick’s Day Half Marathon. The event will begin with the beloved Green Mile run/walk which includes children and adults with mental and physical disabilities. The 5K and Half Marathon is a fast out and back course that takes you on a tour of El Cajon and some of it’s cherished landmarks. The Tribes and Clan competition consists of completing the 5K run and then an obstacle course similar to Crossfit event style. There is both an adult and kids competition. All races include their own medals and a cool tech t-shirt. This is a fun themed event where costumes are encouraged and a contest will take place that the winner will take home a nice prize. The Beer Fest is the highlight of this event with local beer being poured in the beer festival area that includes live music and food trucks. Each participant over 21 will receive a free beer ticket and additional tickets may be purchased on site. ID is required and strictly enforced at gate. This is a capped race at 2500 runners and sells out every year. Register today and celebrate this fun holiday with all of your friends and family.

The ultimate St. Patrick's Day Competition and Fun!

UST&FA certified half marathon and 5k, the Green Mile for kids and adults with special needs, and the Tribes & Clans Competition start and finish in Downtown El Cajon, followed by the EC Craft Beer Invitational where your supporters can join in the fun!

Features include:

  • Live music along the course
  • Water stations and bathrooms at every mile
  • Chip timing
  • Free entry into the EC CRaft Beer Invitational (additional tickets may be purchased for non-runners)
  • Tech t-shirts & fantastic medals
  • Prizes for
  • Live music and entertainment along with a finish line expo for all.

The event raises funds for multiple groups including:

St Madeleine Sophie's Center - To educate and empower individuals with developmental disabilities to realize their full potential. For more information, go to

Partnerships with Industry - The important mission of PWI is bringing together businesses and persons with developmental and other disabilities. PWI provides adults with disabilities the quality supports, skills and opportunities necessary to achieve a successful and fulfilling employment future. For more information, go to

Use code (St Patrick's) day and save $10.00 of on registration.

Half Marathon

Main Street 5K Walk/Run

Once more we will have our Green Mile fun run along with all other races. This is near and dear to our hearts and what and amazing run this is.


The St. Patrick’s Day Half Marathon is dedicated to involve the entire family to fun and fitness. Adults with developmental disabilities and kids are encouraged to participate in the Green Mile Fun Run, an enjoyable, short distance, non-competitive event!

Tribes and clan competition: Compete in the ultimate fitness throw down! Competitors can sign up individually, in a group or with your gym. All participants of Tribes and Clans Competition includes the 5K and an adrenaline-driven obstacle course. Scaling and modifications will be available for those who are injured or cannot perform the loads or the movements.

Kids Tribes and Clan Competition: Get your kids into fitness by registering them for the Kids' Tribes and Clans Competition! The competition is combines the goals of the Presidential Fitness Challenge in your school and other kid-sized fun obstacles! Kids in each age group will be time-tested on a short course that will feature some or all of the following:

RunEC is a product of the East County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program, class of 2012, Economy Project. Our goal is to generate new revenue for local human resources, while highlighting the areas significant improvements, growth & progress. The RunEC Foundation was established to support this cause.

Our mission is to create a new and perpetual revenue source for East County’s most valuable Human Services that helps close the gap between need and existing resources. At the same time our events will draw traffic and attention to San Diego’s most overlooked and underrated region. Our efforts support these critical organizations in 2014. RunEC will review our charity parties every year in August to determine where we can support the greatest needs. The new Management group handling the event is GMP marketing group.

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RunEC is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Tax ID 45-5217954