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 at Petco Park and winds through downtown to Harbor Drive with views of San Diego Bay, San Diego’s skyline, Spanish Landing and Cancer Survivor Park. Then it makes its way through historic Liberty Station while passing NTC Park and the Marine Corps Recruit Depot. Next it’s up Washington Street through Mission Hills and Hillcrest. The last few miles coast downhill, passing the scenic palm trees that line Balboa Park and lead right back into downtown, with an unforgettable 5th Avenue finish – featuring a live jumbotron and Gaslamp Block Party!  USATF Certification Code:  CA15087RS.

Perks & Pricing


  • Finisher’s Medal

  • Scenic Course

  • Real-Time Tracking

  • Personalized Bib

  • Technical Shirt

  • Gear Bag

  • Live Jumbotron


  • JAN 8 - FEB 4
    • EXPO Mar 10-11

      The San Diego Half Marathon is limited to 7,000 participants.

      2017 MEDAL

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      ...it's time to REGISTER.
      ...it's time to TRAIN.
      ...it's time to RACE!


      • Personalize your bib


      • Qualify for legacy perks

        • Get rewarded for running the half marathon 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
        San Diego – Mammoth Challenge upgrade includes your 2017 Mammoth registration

      • Start a team of 10 or more

      • Largest 3 teams win the following: 1st place =  $1,000 gift card, 2nd place = $500 gift card and 3rd place = $250 gift card to Gaslamp restaurants for post-race celebrations!  Stay tuned – selected restaurants will be announced on Facebook.
      • Fastest teams win awards for top 10 finishers



      Sunday, March 12, 2017


      • Pick up your race packet at our Expo

      • Start/Finish in downtown San Diego

        • Only steps away from Hotels, Petco Park, and San Diego Convention Center

      • 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

        • $1 beer for finishers and special offers at participating businesses at the Gaslamp Block Party

      *All times are approximate. Daylight Saving starts at 2:00am PST on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

      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

      Legacy Perks

      • Bib designation
      • Legacy logo printed on race shirt sleeve
      • Bib designation
      • Legacy logo printed on race shirt sleeve
      • Additional tech shirt
      • 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

      Race weekend parking and driving directions will be included in our final instructions and emailed to participants by Monday, March 6.

      The final instructions link will also be available on our website homepage and Facebook page on Monday, March 6.