What if I am unable to attend the Expo? Will I be able to pickup a friend or family member’s race packet? Please visit How to Pickup Your Race Packet in our online Final Instructions for options.
How do I run virtually? We will be offering the virtual race without an upgrade fee to all registered 2021 participants. Please email us prior to race day and let us know that you would prefer to join us virtually. We will begin mailing race packets two weeks after our in-person event. If you have not yet signed up, select the virtual race option during registration. Virtual time submissions will be available from July 18 through December 31, 2021.
Is the SDHM a part of the Triple Crown Series? Yes! For the first time ever you can run the 2021 San Diego Half Marathon as a part of the Triple Crown Series! Or run the San Diego 5K and earn the SoCal 3×5 medal.
What time does the race start? The 5K will start at 6:55 AM, and the Half Marathon and Relay will start at 7:30 AM. Relay Leg #2 runners and our 10K runners will be shuttled to their start line from the Half Marathon starting area. All of our events share the same finish line and we navigate our wave starts around the trolley schedule to prevent congestion on the course. Thankfully, the average high in San Diego in July is only 76 degrees!
I want to help! We would love to have you join our volunteer Race Crew. We have volunteer shifts from Friday, July 16 through Sunday, July 18.
How do I earn Legacy Perks? Our Legacy Perks Program rewards those runners who return to run with us year after year! To be eligible for Legacy Perks you must complete the San Diego Half Marathon either in-person or virtually multiple, consecutive years. Relay, 10K and 5K participants are not eligible for Legacy Perks. Your Legacy status resets if you do not complete the San Diego Half Marathon in consecutive years. You can verify your attendance and check your past results on our website.
What is the 10K course? Our 10K runners will run the last 6.2 miles of the Half Marathon course sharing the same finish line as our other distances. Before the races start, all of our 10K runners (and our Relay leg #2 runners) will take a complimentary shuttle from the start area of the Half Marathon to the 10K start line.
Can I bring a running stroller? Unfortunately, we are not able to allow strollers on any of our San Diego courses due to a few key sections of the course that are too narrow to accommodate wheeled vehicles, the steep descent on the Half Marathon course, and the trolley tracks that are crossed. While the trolley schedule is limited to provide minimal disruption to our runners, the trolleys actively operate during the race and are a safety concern for all wheeled vehicles. We do have a partnership with Team Hoyt so you may see some of their guided wheelchairs on the course. Thank you for your understanding.