Founded in 2012, the San Diego Half Marathon is a premier race that celebrates the beauty and uniqueness of San Diego while raising money to help its communities. As a nonprofit 501(c)(3), all net proceeds are donated to community service projects and local charitable causes. In addition, we hope to catalyze volunteerism as a way to help communities throughout our city.
Our original inspiration comes from the book, “Do Something! Make Your Life Count” by Miles McPherson. Runners stories of overcoming incredible hardships and obstacles have continued to inspire us through the years. We strive to make a meaningful and measurable, positive differences in the lives of our community members and beyond.
Our mission is to promote community service initiatives and causes that catalyze volunteerism and charitable giving as a way to transform lives, while providing a premier, professionally-managed running event that leverages and celebrates the unique qualities of San Diego. The event will also help benefit charities by enabling runners to raise money for any or all of the select causes that are important to them.
Our team includes over 130 years of executive business management, marketing, and project management experience from a variety of companies including Qualcomm, the US Navy, and Nautical Enterprises. Race day operations are being performed by companies with proven track records in races ranging from 8,000-30,000 runners, including areas such as timing, traffic, photography, and logistics.