Run your #SDHALF from anywhere …and anytime in 2021*!

Whether you can’t make the date or just prefer to run your SDHALF virtually, we want to make participating easy for YOU!

As a virtual runner, you won’t miss out on amazing perks to keep you motivated during your training or to keep your legacy streak alive. Your bib, shirt, medal and qualifying legacy gift will be mailed directly to your domestic address on file. While we will definitely miss seeing you in person, we want to reward your running accomplishments anytime you are able to get them done.  <Virtual hi fives all around!> #sdhalf


  1. Using the Register Now button above, first choose your distance: half marathon (13.1 miles), 10K (6.2 miles) or 5K (3.1 miles).  When it asks you how you would like to receive your packet, be sure to select the option: “Virtual Race – Please ship my packet to me”.  New in 2021: there are no upgrade fees for virtual runners as long as you have provided a domestic address on file.  International shipments will cost an additional $20 to cover international VAT/brokerage fees; contact for details.
  2. Choose a day on your calendar to run your 13.1, 6.2  or 3.1 miles. You can choose any time, any pace and any route that works for you.
  3. Create and follow a customized training plan (or download one from our half marathon, 10K or 5K pages), making any adjustments according to your race day and personal goals.
  4. On your race day, record your run and snap a photo of the summary screen on your phone, smartwatch, activity tracker or treadmill.
  5. Congratulations and well done, Virtual Runner! Feel free to post about your experience to our members-only Official San Diego Half Marathon Facebook Group.  Once our results are posted (after our in-person event on July 18), there will be a button provided on our results page to submit your unofficial virtual time. Virtual submissions will be available from July 18 through December 31, 2021.
  6. Check the mail for your bib, official shirt, finisher medal, and, if you are a multi-consecutive-year half marathon finisher, your qualifying legacy gift. We begin mailings 2 weeks after our in-person event and we will continuously send virtual race packets as we receive orders until registration closes on the last day of the year, December 31st.

We hope to see you back at the race next year!

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