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2020 POST-RACE UPDATE

We want to thank everyone who joined us this weekend at our Race Packet Pick-Up event, including our volunteer captains and the several volunteers who came to support our runners. And to everyone who hit the streets here in San Diego or in their home town to complete their virtual run, we loved seeing the photos and posts of everyone supporting each other and championing the sport we all love! You made #socialdistancerunning a thing!

We hope you and your families are staying safe and healthy during these strange times. Here are some updates related to our event.

WHAT’S NEXT?

BENEFIT FOR 2020 RUNNERS

Now that the first Race Packet Pick-Up event is over, our team is collaborating on how we can best serve all of our 2020 registrants. Please continue to be patient as we work with our vendors to understand what costs might be recoverable.

Because our event was affected less than 24-hours before it was to take place, we are still responsible for many of the services we had booked. There is no one size fits all solution as every race has unique factors, but we assure you that our volunteer-led, nonprofit team is considering multiple options and will share these via email as soon as they are available.

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SECONDARY RACE PACKET PICK-UP – DATE + LOCATION TBA

Updates regarding COVID-19 continue to come in daily. Once the situation has stabilized and becomes more predictable, we will schedule and announce a date and time for 2020 registrants to pick up their packet.

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RACE PACKET MAILING

To have your race packet shipped to you, please visit our Online Store. The $10 simply covers the packing materials and postage fees. If you already upgraded to be a Virtual Runner, see FAQs below for more information.

Your race packet will include your bib, official participant shirt, tote bag, Swinging’ Friar hat, finisher medal, and any legacy gifts you qualify for.

Our volunteer team will be working hard to put together these packets over the next few weeks. Please allow 6 weeks for delivery.

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CELEBRATE YOUR VIRTUAL FINISH

Sport your 2020 finisher’s medal and post a pic with the hashtag #SDHalf to celebrate your training, dedication, and heart! We LOVED seeing all the photos pour in from this past weekend, and know many of your are still planning to run your virtual race. Keep em’ coming!

You can opt to submit your virtual time here. Keep scrolling down this page to see instructions.

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2021 EVENT

Currently, the 2021 event is pending permits for Sunday, March 21, 2021. Unfortunately, there are only four Sundays in March next year, so our options are more limited. Registration for the 2021 event will open after we finalize the benefit for our 2020 registrants. Our 2020 runners will be the first to know once registration is live!

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SUBMIT YOUR VIRTUAL RUN TIME

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1. Click here to access the 2020 results page. (You can also find this link from our Results page under “Participants.”)
2. Click the green “SUBMIT MY TIME” button.
3. Search for your name. If your name doesn’t pop up, try searching by just your first or last name.
4. Select yourself once you see your name and bib number appear, click “THIS IS ME.”
5. You’ll be sent a link to the email you registered with.
6. Click the link from your email and submit your virtual time.*

Submitting your time is not required to maintain your legacy status. You are under no obligation to submit your time for any purposes other than your own! 🙂

For relay teams, record your total time for 13.1 miles.

*We are using the honor system and trust that you will enter in a valid time. No need to upload a Garmin or other app pic.

FAQ

Will I keep my legacy status?

Yes, all registered half marathon participants will retain their legacy status.

Can I still register as a virtual runner?

Yes, registration for our virtual runners is open until May 29, 2020. Learn more and sign up here.

What is a virtual run?

A virtual run allows you to run the distance you signed up for (13.1, 6.55, or 3.1 miles) on a course of your preference and when it is most convenient for you. Due to the special circumstances of this year, we are working on an honor system and are not requiring runners to send us photos of their app times/distance.

Can someone else pick up my race packet for me?

Yes, we will allow others to pick up your race packet at our secondary race packet pick-up event, date and time to be announced.

What if I already upgraded to a Virtual Runner?

All virtual runners will be credited $10. The remaining $10 simply covers the shipping fees to mail your race packet. Please allow 2-3 weeks for your credit to be processed.

What if I upgraded to Race Day Packet Pick-Up?

You are still welcome to pick up your race packet and we will refund your upgrade fee. Or, you can opt to have your packet mailed to you and we will credit $10 and the remaining $10 will be used to cover the shipping fees. Please allow 2-3 weeks for your credit to be processed.

What will I be able to pick up at Secondary Race Packet Pick-Up event?

Your race packet will include your bib, participant shirt, tote bag, Swingin’ Friar hat, finisher’s medal, and qualifying legacy item (if applicable).

Can I get a refund or deferral?

By their very nature, the cost of events like ours are front loaded and not recoupable, which is why we do not have a refund or deferral policy. That said, we will be exploring multiple options after this weekend’s Race Packet Pick-Up event to see how we can apply the proceeds that remain after this virtual event to benefit our 2020 registrants.

Are you still planning to hold the 2020 Mammoth Half Marathon & 5K?

At this time, we have not postponed or canceled the Mammoth Half event, but will be monitoring the situation closely, and working with the Town of Mammoth Lakes on contingency plans.

Am I still eligible for the San Diego-Mammoth Challenge?

Yes, all registered 2020 San Diego Half Marathon runners who signed up for the San Diego-Mammoth Challenge (or who plan to) will still be eligible to receive the extra Challenge medal after completing the 2020 Mammoth Half Marathon.

OTHER INQUIRIES

Contact Our Team

Please email us at info@sdhalfmarathon.com. Due to the high volume of calls and emails we are receiving, please forgive any delays in responding. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

A Letter from our Race Director

Dear San Diego Half Marathon, San Diego Relay, and Padres 5K participant,

After learning of the Governor’s directive, our Board of Directors had an emergency meeting and determined that the best course of action would be to continue the San Diego Half Marathon races as virtual-only. Due to the uncertainty of the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, we do not feel that postponing the event would honor the runners who have trained or the hours of volunteer efforts spent planning this weekend’s events. While disappointed, our team’s number one priority is to keep runners and volunteers safe.

As a nonprofit, our mission is to support the local community and catalyze volunteerism. Over the last 8 years, we have given back over $350,000 to San Diego causes and community service projects, and stay committed to continuing our contribution. Additionally, due to the nature of event operations, many services, location fees, and all of the materials and gear for our runners has already been ordered, paid for, and received.

To this end, we have created several options for participants to receive their official race gear and finisher’s medal so they can run “virtually” wherever they are. Legacy runners will keep their legacy status, and we plan to be back in 2021 to celebrate our 10th anniversary with everyone in person. Our heart is that everyone is given the chance to celebrate their own grit and dedication while remaining safe.

All the details and some FAQ have been posted to our website. If you are in the San Diego area, you can pick up your packet in person this weekend in a controlled environment or at a later date that we will announce. Or, you can opt to have your packet mailed to you regardless of your location. We only ask that you cover the cost of shipping in order for us to break even.

We will continue to update you with more information in the weeks and months to come.

We hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy, and look forward to seeing your #SDHalfVirtual race photos online.

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