SPECTATOR GUIDE

Below you will find important information to help you plan your day and cheer on your family and friends as they race in the San Diego Half Marathon or 5K on Sunday, March 13, 2016!

Free Real-Time Live Tracking

Introducing our best-ever real-time race tracking. Find a runner within 10 seconds of crossing each split point:

  • To track online:  type the participant’s name into the search bar of the tracker (available a few days before the race); up to 10 can be tracked simultaneously.  On race morning, you can “watch” those you are tracking race along our course by using the “map” tab on the tracker.
  • To receive text updates: text the participant’s bib number to the short code: 37619 (limit 5 per mobile device). You’ll receive a text message each time they cross one of our 9 split points.

 Real-Time Live Tracking FAQs

  • What’s the best way to track a runner from my mobile device? The best way to track a participant from your mobile device is to download the free app, RTRT.me, now available for iOS or Android.
  • Can Live Tracking automatically post to my Facebook or Twitter accounts?  Yes, whether you are a participant or a spectator, you can sign in to the tracker to enable Facebook and/or Twitter posts. Finally, friends and family can comment and share in race day excitement!
  • When are official results posted?  Upon verification, our official results will be posted by 3pm on race day to the Results page.

PLEASE NOTE: Live tracking results are unofficial. Official results are posted upon completion of the event. Locations plotted on map are estimates only.

Live Tracking will be available starting on race morning, Sunday, March 13, 2016.

Best Viewing Locations Along The Route

Gaslamp Block Party Finish

Sunday, March 13, 2015
7:30am – 1:00pm

FREE and open to the public!

  • Watch the thrill of accomplishment as runners cross the finish line on 5th Avenue (just south of J St.)!
  • Shop, eat and play among the local businesses in downtown San Diego.
  • Street parking on Sundays is free downtown, or there are plenty of paid parking lots and garages.

Spectator Tips

  • Plan a place along the route ahead of time so your loved one can look forward to seeing you.

    • They might even see you first, so be sure to wear something they can spot easily.

  • Make a sign with your loved one’s name or encouraging words for all the runners.

    • You have the chance to encourage all the participants with a simple piece of paper and a marker!

  • Cheer…loudly!

    • Runners can get a second wind just from hearing a “Great job!”, “Keep it up” or “Looking good!” On the other hand, avoid phrases such as “You’re almost there!” unless you are close to the finish line.

  • Wear comfortable shoes.

    • Chances are that you will have to stand and wait for your loved one for a little while, even if you estimate their arrival times.

  • Bring layers of clothes.

    • It will be cool in the early morning, even if the forecast calls for sunny skies. Later in the morning, you may need to shed some layers.Don’t forget a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.

  • Bring a camera.

    • While runners will get a photo of themselves at the end of the race, many will want their mid-route strides captured!

  • Support your local businesses.

    • There are plenty of great restaurants, coffee shops and more along our route. Stop in and grab a snack before you get to your spectator viewing spot.

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