The Course

The San Diego Half Marathon has been designed to carry runners over a spectacular 13.1-mile USATF-certified course, while showcasing one of the world’s most beautiful cities! Our signature scenic route begins between Petco Park and the San Diego Convention Center on palm-tree lined Harbor Drive and continues with spectacular views of the USS Midway Museum, San Diego Bay, San Diego’s skyline, Harbor Island, Spanish Landing Park and Cancer Survivor Park. Then it makes its way through historic Liberty Station while passing NTC Park (formerly, the Naval Training Center) and the Marine Corps Recruit Depot. Next, it’s up Washington Street through the neighborhoods of  Mission Hills and Hillcrest. The last few miles coast gradually downhill, passing beautiful Balboa Park and lead right back into downtown, with an epic finish inside Petco Park!  USATF Certification Code:  CA17072RS.

Perks & Pricing


  • Finisher’s Medal

  • Official Tech Shirt

  • Commemorative Padres Baseball Hat

  • Scenic Course

  • Real-Time Tracking

  • Legacy Perks
  • Padres Ticket
  • Epic Finish Inside Petco Park


  • JAN 6 - FEB 8
    • FEB 9 - MAR 8

      *The San Diego Half Marathon is limited to 7,000 participants. Processing & handling is calculated at checkout and includes a $5 Community Support fee.


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      • Personalize your bib (must register by Feb 1st)

      • Qualify for legacy perks by running the half marathon over multiple consecutive years

      • Purchase upgrades during registration or visit our Store

        • VIP upgrade includes pre- and post-race receptions, parking, and restrooms
        • Convenience upgrade allows you the option to pick up your race packet on race day

      • Start a Co-ed Team

      Team Rules: Team Rosters must be completed by 3/1 and can be unlimited in size, however, at least 2 of each gender must finish in the top 10 to qualify for awards
      • Teams of 20 (or more) can opt to have the name of your team screened on your shirt sleeve
      • Top 3 Fastest Teams of 10 win Team Prize Money



      Sunday, March 15, 2020

      • Pick up your race packet at our Expo

      • Start/Finish at Petco Park in San Diego

        • Only steps away from downtown’s best Hotels

      • Share Results and Spectator Guide, complete with free online tracking instructions

      • Awards

        • Overall, Masters Overall, Top 3 in each Age Group, and Fastest Team of 10 (at least 2 of each gender must finish in top 10)

      • Celebrate San Diego – and your finish

        • Invite your fans to watch your epic finish inside Petco Park!  Entry is free and open to the public
        • Special offers and $1 beer (age 21 & up only) for finishers at participating Gaslamp Quarter businesses

      Helpful Tips

      • Hydrate well before and during the race
      • Train with the provided course nutrition so that nothing is new to you on race day
      • Review our Safety Tips and Race Day Checklist

      Course Nutrition

      Electrolyte Drink: Ultima Replenisher


      Hüma Chia Energy Gel


      Legacy Perks

      Legacy Option 2
      • Bib Designation
      • Legacy Logo printed on race shirt sleeve
      • Bib Designation
      • Legacy Logo printed on race shirt sleeve
      • 3-Star Legacy Short-Sleeved Technical Shirt
      • Bib Designation
      • Legacy Logo printed on race shirt sleeve
      • 4-Star Legacy Premium Long-Sleeved Half Zip
      • Bib Designation
      • Legacy Logo printed on race shirt sleeve
      • 5-Star Legacy Premium Jacket
      • Bib Designation
      • Legacy Logo printed on race shirt sleeve
      • 6-Star Legacy BPA-free Water Bottle
      • Bib Designation
      • Legacy logo printed on race shirt sleeve
      • 7-Star Legacy Headsweats Running Hat
      • Bib Designation
      • Legacy Logo printed on race shirt sleeve
      • 8-Star Legacy Polarized UV400 Goodr Running Sunglasses
      • Bib Designation
      • Legacy Logo printed on race shirt sleeve
      • 9-Star Legacy Ultralight Skyline Hoodie with 9 stars printed down the right sleeve
      • Bib Designation
      • Legacy Logo printed on race shirt sleeve
      • 10-Star Legacy Item – to be announced in 2021!

      Race weekend parking and driving directions, included in our final instructions, will be emailed to participants the week before race day.

      The final instructions link will be available on our website homepage and Facebook page the week before race day.

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