Your actual start time is based on your race and wave number assignment, which will be listed on your race bib. Waves are staggered approximately 2 mins apart, with Wave 1 beginning at ~7:00am, and are determined by your estimated finish time.
Our most recent wave assignments according to estimated finish times are:
Wave 1 – 1:45 or less (8:00 min/mi or less)
Wave 2 – 1:45-1:50 (8:00 min/mi – 8:30 min/mi)
Wave 3 – 1:50-2:00 (8:30 min/mi – 9:15 min/mi)
Wave 4 – 2:00 (9:15 min/mi)
Wave 5 – 2:00-2:10 (9:15 min/mi – 10:00 min/mi)
Wave 6 – 2:10-2:15 (10:00 min/mi – 10:20 min/mi)
Wave 7 – 2:15-2:30 (10:20 min/mi – 11:30 min/mi)
Wave 8 – 2:30 (11:30 min/mi)
Wave 9 – 2:30-2:35 (11:30 min/mi – 11:45 min/mi)
Wave 10 – 2:35 or more (11:45 min/mi or more)
Yes! If you have a finish time goal you want to meet, our friends at West Coast Road Runners will be leading pace groups for the following finish times:
Our Pace Team supports goal finish times of: 1:25, 1:30, 1:35, 1:40, 1:45, 1:50, 1:55, 2:00, 2:10, 2:20, 2:30, 2:45, 3:00
To meet your pacer, visit the West Coast Road Runner Booth at the Expo or look for the Road Runner pace signs in your wave at the start line!
For your convenience, use our downloadable pace table to help estimate your finish time when you register. In order to group together similarly-paced runners, base your estimate on your most recent training run or race results.
Unauthorized bicycles, motorized vehicles, wheelchairs and strollers not permitted on the course due to safety concerns.
Registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable, unless you are active duty military and have received new orders. Please email your request with a copy of your orders to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, and we encourage this eco-friendly option. Each aid station will include fresh water to refill your bottle, as necessary.
Expo driving directions and parking information can be found in the How To Get To The Expo section of our Final Instructions.
Please see Results.
Yes, we are an mp3-player friendly race. However, for your safety, please adjust your volume so that you are aware of your surroundings at all times.
Race weekend parking & driving directions can be found in the Race Day Parking section of Final Instructions.
There are several ways to keep updated: 1 – Like us on Facebook; 2 – Sign up to receive our newsletter; and/or 3 – follow us on Twitter. All past & present registrants will automatically receive updates via email from: email@example.com.
We anticipate beautiful weather this time of year in San Diego, but it’s always a good idea to check the weather forecast a few days before the race so you can prepare & dress appropriately. The expo, race and post-event will be held whether there is sun, rain or anything in between. In March, the average temperature is 66º F (19ºC).
RACE DAY is Sunday, March 10, 2019
The 5K starts at 6:55am. The Half Marathon and Relay starts at approx. 7:30am*. All races begin on Harbor Drive at 5th Ave in downtown San Diego and finish inside Petco Park.
*All times are approximate. Daylight savings starts at 2:00am PST on Sunday, March 10, 2019. Race weekend parking & driving directions will be included in the final instructions and emailed to all participants the week before the race.
The half marathon, relay and 5K is limited to 8,000 runners.
Yes, the half marathon, relay, and 5K have an official gear check bag adjacent to the start line. For details, please refer to the Course Section of the Final Instructions.
For more information about our Expo, including a downloadable Exhibitor Application, please see Expo.
Yes! We have FREE live tracking available for all runners. Please visit our Spectator Guide to learn more to download our app.
Transfers are not allowed for any registration, however, active military who received orders may choose to either defer their entry to the following year’s race or receive a refund. Email your request with a copy of your orders to: firstname.lastname@example.org