Am I allowed to bring my own water bottle?

Yes, and we encourage this eco-friendly option. Each aid station will include fresh water to refill your bottle, as necessary.

Where do I park for the Expo?

Race weekend parking & driving directions will be included in the final instructions and emailed to all participants the week before the race.

Where can I find past race results?

Please see Results.

Are iPODs, iPhones and other personal listening devices permitted?

Yes, we are an mp3-player friendly race. However, for your safety, please adjust your volume so that you are aware of your surroundings at all times.

Where do I park for the race?

Race weekend parking & driving directions will be included in the final instructions and emailed to all participants the week before the race.

What is the best way to get updates on the event?

There are several ways to keep updated: 1 – Like us on Facebook; 2 – Sign up to receive our newsletter; and/or 3 – follow us on Twitter. All past & present registrants will automatically receive updates via email from: info@sdhalfmarathon.com.

Will the race, expo or post event be canceled in the event of rain? What is the average temperature?

We anticipate beautiful weather this time of year in San Diego, but it’s always a good idea to check the weather forecast a few days before the race so you can prepare & dress appropriately. The expo, race and post-event will be held whether there is sun, rain or anything in between. In March, the average temperature is 66º F (19ºC).

When is the race? What time does the race start?

RACE DAY  is  Sunday, March 11, 2018

The Half Marathon, 5K and Relay starts at approx. 7:00am* at Petco Park in downtown San Diego.

*All times are approximate. Daylight savings starts at 2:00am PST on Sunday, March 11, 2018. Race weekend parking & driving directions will be included in the final instructions and emailed to all participants the week before the race.

What is the capacity of the number of runners that can participate?

The half marathon, relay and 5K is limited to 8,000 runners. 

Does the race have gear check?

Yes, both the half marathon, relay & 5K have an official gear check bag & the drop-off locations are adjacent to their respective start lines. For details, please refer to the final instructions which is sent via email to all registered participants the week before the race.

How can I promote my business, product or service at the Expo? How do I apply to be an exhibitor at the Expo?

For more information about our Expo, including a downloadable Exhibitor Application, please see Expo.

Can I track runners along the course?

Yes! We have FREE live tracking available for all runners. Please visit our Spectator Guide to learn more and sign up.

I am active duty in the military and just got orders to be transferred out of San Diego. Can I transfer my registration to someone else?

Transfers are not allowed for any registration, however, active military who received orders may choose to either defer their entry to the following year’s race or receive a refund. Email your request with a copy of your orders to: info@sdhalfmarathon.com

I’ll be traveling in from out of town. Do you have any hotel blocks reserved?

Yes, we have partnered with several great hotels, including the Hilton Gaslamp, Marriott Gaslamp & Omni Hotel, as both are conveniently located within walking distance of both the start & finish. Due to a large convention, however, all downtown hotels will sellout this year, so book early! To learn more, visit: Travel & Hotels

What are the road closures & timing for the course?

For information regarding local road closures the morning of Sunday, March 12, 2017, please visit the Community Info page on our website.

If I’m not registered for the half marathon or 5K, can I attend the Sport, Health & Fitness Expo?

Yes.  To learn more, please visit: Expo

What information will I need to know in order to register?

In addition to your name, address, phone, and credit card, you will be asked to submit the following as part of the online registration process:

  • estimated finish time (How do I estimate my finish time?)
  • date of birth
  • shirt size (shirt size chart)
  • an emergency contact and phone number
  • city and state (this will be listed with your results)
  • electronic waiver agreement
  • bib personalization (optional, up to 8 characters, due by Feb 1st)
  • SMS phone number (optional, for last minute race updates)
  • additional upgrades include: VIP and race day pick-up (all races) and the San Diego–Mammoth Challenge (Half Marathon only).  If you have already registered and would like to purchase an upgrade, they are also available in our online Store.
How do I estimate my finish time?

For your convenience, use our downloadable pace table to help estimate your finish time when you register.  In order to group together similarly-paced runners, base your estimate on your most recent training run or race results.


What is the San Diego Half Marathon & 5K?

The San Diego Half Marathon is a 13.1-mile (21 km) race that celebrates the beauty and uniqueness of San Diego, while raising money to help local communities & charities. A 2-person half marathon relay (6.55 miles or 10.5 kilometer per person) and a 5K (3.1-mile or 5 kilometer) race option will also be held on the same day.

I am registered for the half marathon. How can I transfer to the 5K?

To transfer from the half marathon to 5K, you can pick-up your half marathon packet then run the 5K with your bib and no further action is required.

For additional inquiries, please email: info@sdhalfmarathon.com

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