In July, officially moved “beyond the Blueprint*” guidelines, allowing for the full safe reopening of the economy. However, we do ask that participants take personal responsibility for your safety. If you have a temperature and/or are not feeling well, do not attend the event. We will ship you your packet for a virtual run. Also, if you so desire, you are encouraged to wear a mask when not running and can select a 6′ distanced wave start. We will not be requiring vaccinations or testing to participate in the race, but we will comply with all State and County Health requirements.

We will be implementing new safety protocols this year, including:

  • Limiting our capacity to 5,000 runners
  • Extending wave start times and designating optional 6′ distanced waves in Wave 10 of the Half Marathon (and Wave D of the 5K).

And, we will have enhanced hygiene, safety, and sanitation protocols, such as:

  • Multiple hand sanitizer, hand washing, and disinfectant wipe stations,
  • Reduced touchpoints and interaction between volunteers and staff,
  • Reduced Packet Pick up vendors, spaced further apart,
  • Race packet delivery to hotel rooms if you are staying at a partner hotel (Hilton Gaslamp or Omni), and
  • We are discouraging any gear check, however, we will provide an area for a touchless, self-serve drop-off/pick-up. You will have an option to drop/pick up your gear bag in a secured area, but volunteers will not be handling gear bags.

Your safety is of utmost importance to us. Below are some guidelines to help keep everyone safe:

  • Anyone who is sick, feeling any symptoms of fever, cough or trouble breathing, or has traveled to a country on the watch list should stay home.  If you are a participant, remember that having a friend/family member to pickup your bib is allowed, provided they have a copy of your ID. If you prefer not to attend the Expo, you can choose to run your race virtually at no cost to you – or, you can upgrade to “Race Day Packet Pickup”. Visit our online Store for details.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then dispose of it. We will have tissues, wipes and trash cans readily available to assist you.
  • To avoid crowding as you are lining up at the Start Line, you can opt to line up at the back of Wave 10 (or Wave D for the 5K), where there will be 6′ distance between runners. In addition, a pre-boarding area will be designated near the pedestrian bridge on Harbor Drive.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Be sure to wash your hands often with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds.

For the latest local updates, please visit San Diego County Health’s web page.

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