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We highly recommend downloading and reading our race morning checklist that also has pro race tips and safety information.


Gear Check is an easy way to store your extra clothing while you are out on the course (i.e. layers before the race or a change of clothes). Your race packet includes a pre-printed gear bag label attached to your bib and a zip tie. Prior to dropping off your gear bag on race morning, attach the label to the stadium-safe bag (provided at the Expo) with the zip tie.

The Gear Check drop-off area is located on Trevor Hoffman Way (formerly the southern end of Park Blvd) across from Petco Park. Your bag will be available for pick-up inside Petco’s Park at the Park. Please do not put valuables in your gear bag, as we cannot be responsible for any lost or stolen items. Unattended items found at the start or along the course will be donated to charity.

Gear Check Do's + Don'ts



Half Marathon and 5K course information can be found online here:


Pre-race portable restrooms will be available adjacent to Start Waves along Harbor Drive (and before the race in Petco’s Power Alley after 7am).

Post-race portable restrooms will be located after the finish line upon exiting Craft Pier;
>To the LEFT: 2nd Floor of Western Metal Supply (on the way to the Spectator Zone)
>To the RIGHT: in Power Alley
>Behind the Spectator Zone (next to Concessions)


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Water will be served at the following Half Marathon Miles: 1.0, 3.1, 4.8, 6.2, 8.2, 9.4, 10.7, 11.9 and 5K Miles: 1.0, 2.0.

Ultima Replenisher electrolyte drink (blue raspberry flavor) will be served in Ultima-branded cups every 3 miles and will precede water at Half Marathon Miles: 3.1, 6.2, 8.2, and 10.7.

Hüma Chia Energy Gels: Strawberry (no caffeine), Chocolate (caffeinated), Raspberry (caffeinated), & Lemonade (caffeinated)) will be available at Half Marathon Mile 6.2.

Portable restrooms will be available at Half Marathon Miles: 1.0, 3.1, 4.8, 6.0, 8.1, 9.4, 10.7, 11.9 and 5K Miles 1.0, 2.0.

Medical tents are stationed at Half Marathon Miles: 3.1, 6.7, 9.5 and 11.9.

Race Guards, a uniformed in-race first aid team, will be starting with each wave.

Help keep San Diego clean! Recycling receptacles for cups will be placed along the route within ~25 yards after each aid station.

cups recycle


Do you have a half marathon goal? Our friends at West Coast Road Runners (WCRR) are here to help you get there! On race morning, look for the red pace signs at the start line, or you can meet your pacer by visiting their booth at the Expo.

Pace Time + Pacer (Assigned Wave)
1:25hr – Daniel (Wave 1)
1:30hr – Yong (Wave 1)
1:35hr – Fu-Pang (Wave 1)
1:40hr -Roger (Wave 1)
1:45hr – Bessy (Wave 2)
1:50hr – Haizhen (Wave 3)
1:55hr – Catherine (Wave 3)
2:00hr – Mike (Wave 4), Burton (Wave 5)
2:10hr – Lixia (Wave 6) Yangyang (Wave 6)
2:20hr – Ron (Wave 7), Sandra (Wave 8)
2:30hr – Xipeng (Wave 8), Akemi (Wave 9)
2:45hr – Tracey (Wave 9)
3:00hr – Denise (Wave 10)


>The half marathon route crosses trolley tracks at Mile 12.4 at the intersection of 6th Ave & C St.
>The 5K route crosses trolley tracks at Mile 2.1 at the intersection of Kettner & G St

Trolleys will be held for several minutes to minimize any impact to runners. Please be aware of these mile points, as you may be asked to slow down or stop if a trolley is ready to cross. Your safety is of primary importance.


>The San Diego Half Marathon has a time limit of 3½ hours (max 16 min/mile pace for each mile) in order to re-open the roads to vehicular traffic.
>The Padres 5K has a limit of 1 hour (19 min/mile pace for each mile) and should “keep right” during the 1st mile to make way for the half marathon coming up from behind.

If you exceed this limit, you may be asked to finish as a pedestrian or use our shuttles to facilitate your return to downtown.


Smile! MarathonFoto, our official race photographer, will be all along the course and at the finish line. Professional photos will be available for purchase online within 3 days.



We recommend meeting family and friends in any section of the Spectator Zone (lower seating bowl) of Petco Park.


If you are interested in purchasing an additional San Diego Half Marathon event shirt or exchanging your size for another, visit our T-Shirt Exchange booth at Petco’s Park at the Park after your race.


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Don’t forget to check out the Special Offers from Gaslamp restaurants and bars to plan your post-race celebration!


Massages will be available after your epic finish at Park at the Park

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