The Course

The San Diego Half Marathon has been designed to carry runners over a spectacular 13.1-mile USATF-certified course, while showcasing one of the world’s most beautiful cities! Our signature scenic route begins between Petco Park and the San Diego Convention Center on palm-tree lined Harbor Drive and continues with spectacular views of the USS Midway Museum, San Diego Bay, San Diego’s skyline, Harbor Island, Spanish Landing Park and Cancer Survivor Park. Then it makes its way through historic Liberty Station while passing NTC Park (formerly, the Naval Training Center) and the Marine Corps Recruit Depot. Next, it’s up Washington Street through the neighborhoods of  Mission Hills and Hillcrest. The last few miles coast gradually downhill, passing beautiful Balboa Park and lead right back into downtown, with an epic finish inside Petco Park!  USATF Certification Code:  CA17072RS.

Perks & Pricing


  • Finisher’s Medal

  • Scenic Course

  • Real-Time Tracking

  • Legacy Perks
  • Personalized Bib

  • Padres Ticket
  • Epic Finish Inside Petco Park


  • SEPT 8 - OCT 6
    • OCT 7 - NOV 3

    The San Diego Half Marathon is limited to 7,500 participants.

    2018 MEDAL

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    • Personalize your bib (must register by Feb 1st)

    • Qualify for legacy perks by running the half marathon over multiple consecutive years

    • Purchase upgrades during registration or visit our Store

      • VIP upgrade includes pre- and post-race receptions, parking, and restrooms
      • Convenience upgrade allows you the option to pick up your race packet on race day

    • Start a team

    • Fastest team wins award for their top 10 finishers and a merchandise item, 2nd Fastest team wins 10 hats, 3rd Fastest team wins 10 pint glasses.
    • Teams of 20 (or more) get a personalized sleeve with the name/logo of your team



    • Join a great running club

    West Coast Road Runners (Official Pace Team)
    • Black Flag Running Club
    November Project
    Rock Runners & Triathletes
    San Diego Track Club


    Sunday, March 10, 2019


    • Pick up your race packet at our Expo

    • Start/Finish at Petco Park in San Diego

      • Only steps away from downtown’s best Hotels

    • Share Results and Spectator Guide, complete with free online tracking instructions

    • Awards

      • Overall, Masters overall, top 3 in each age group, and fastest team of 10

    • Celebrate San Diego – and your finish

      • Invite your fans to watch your epic finish inside Petco Park!  Entry is free and open to the public

      • Special offers and $1 beer (age 21 & up only) for finishers at participating Gaslamp Quarter businesses

    *All times are approximate. Daylight Saving starts at 2:00am PST on Sunday, March 10, 2019.

    Helpful Tips

    • Hydrate well before and during the race
    • Train with the provided course nutrition so that nothing is new to you on race day
    • Review our Safety Tips and Race Day Checklist

    Course Nutrition

    On-Course Ultima Flavor: Cherry Pomegranate


    On-Course Clif Shot Flavors: Vanilla, Razz, Citrus w/caffeine and Mocha w/caffeine

    Clif Shot Energy Gels

    Legacy Perks

    Legacy Option 2
    • Bib designation
    • Legacy logo printed on race shirt sleeve
    • Bib designation
    • Legacy logo printed on race shirt sleeve
    • Additional tech shirt
    3STARSan-Diego-WebReady copy
    • Bib designation
    • Legacy logo printed on race shirt sleeve
    • Premium half zip
    • Bib designation
    • Legacy logo printed on race shirt sleeve
    • Premium jacket
    • Bib designation
    • Legacy logo printed on race shirt sleeve
    • Beautifully Engraved Pint Glass
    • Bib designation
    • Legacy logo printed on race shirt sleeve
    • Legacy Headsweats Running Hat

    Race weekend parking and driving directions will be included in our final instructions and emailed to participants by Monday, March 4.

    The final instructions link will also be available on our website homepage and Facebook page on Monday, March 4.

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