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    La Jolla Half Marathon & Shores 5K
    Sun 28th Apr
    Del Mar, CA, United States
    $50 - $130
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    La Jolla Half Marathon & Shores 5K

    Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The La Jolla Half Marathon is one of America's most picturesque and beautiful point-to-point races. Starting at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, the course follows a scenic coastal route before reaching the challenging climb to the summit of Torrey Pines State Park. The course then rolls atop Torrey Pines mesa, continues down through residential La Jolla Shores, and finishes at La Jolla Cove.

    For those interested in a shorter option, the La Jolla Shores 5K offers a mostly downhill course and features some of the most scenic views of the last 3.1 miles of the half marathon course.

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    $30 - $155
    1 review
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    Bike the Coast

    Oceanside Pier, Oceanside, CA, USAView event
    1 review
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Experience gorgeous riding on the Southern California coast with 100, 50, 25, 7 or 15 mile routes on Highway 101. This is a rules of the road ride, all traffic laws will be strictly enforced by municipal police departments, it is the riders responsibility to know, understand and obey all traffic laws.

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2017

      I was really excited to travel to Ca from Massachusetts to visit and ride in San Diego! I have never been to the area before, but have friends who moved there and talk about how bike friendly the area is.
      I arrived Friday at SD airport and picked up my rental car, rental bike from Nytro Multisport in Encinitas. I then made my way to Oceanside Pier for the packet pickup and expo. Oh!I was so excited with the ocean views, breeze, temps and just in awe :)
      We received a nice goodie bag with some coupons, and a pint glass :) I picked up my cycling jersey, which is sweet.
      There was no stress since its not a race, its a ride.
      Saturday morning 6:50am start was just beautiful, course was well marked, aid stations stocked with everything you need, and enthusiastic volunteers.
      Finish line had medals, bike valet, food trucks, beer tent, live music and more.
      I have a full review with more photos on my blog.
      I highly recommend this beautiful coastal course, as it offers 25, 50 and 100 mile options, at a very no stress level. Follow their Facebook and Instagram sites to stay updated, and they have contests on entries, shirts, gift certificates and more.
      Put this destination ride on your list. There's nothing like riding the coast of Ca!
      #bikethecoast http://brendaruns.tumblr.com
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    TRI-CITY MEDICAL CENTER CARLSBAD FULL AND HALF MARATHON
    Sun 19th Jan
    Carlsbad, CA, United States
    $40 - $134
    1 review
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    TRI-CITY MEDICAL CENTER CARLSBAD FULL AND HALF MARATHON

    2559 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92008, USAView event
    1 review
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Tri-city Medical Center Carlsbad Full And Half Marathon is taking place in Carlsbad, California on Sunday, January 20, 2019

    The best and most scenic winter marathon & half marathon with the best swag. Miles and miles of breathtaking ocean views and outstanding course support stations and entertainment at every mile. Turn your Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend into a run-cation!

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    • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

      Its my first experience racing here in the west coast, loved it. I plan to run Carlsbad every year now.
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    Vista Strawberry Run 10k & 5k
    Sun 26th May
    $20 - $45
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    Vista Strawberry Run 10k & 5k

    110 S Citrus Ave, Vista, CA 92084, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Strawberry Festival Run starts with a 10k and a 5k Historic Downtown Vista, runs through Vistas Kite Sculptures, and ends at the Vista Strawberry Festival. All runners receive a performance t-shirt, a custom medal, a goodie bag, fresh fruit at the finish line and, for those runners 21 and over, a free beer in our beer garden!

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    Night Nation Run - San Diego
    Sat 11th May
    Del Mar, CA, United States
    $29.99 - $49.99
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    Night Nation Run - San Diego

    Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA 92014, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Night Nation Run is the Worlds first Running Music Festival the ultimate blend of a Music Festival and a Fun Run. Experience a music filled course with Live DJs, Bubble Zones, Light Shows, Neon and Black Lights! Cross the finish line into an Epic Main Stage After Party featuring Top Headliner DJs!

    The Night Nation Run is proud to support Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) as their official charity. Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) is a groundbreaking initiative created to accelerate innovative cancer research that will get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now.

    Celebrate Life. Celebrate friends and family. Celebrate Music. Run with the Night Nation!

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    Night Nation Run - San Diego
    Sat 11th May
    Del Mar, CA, United States
    $29.99
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    Night Nation Run - San Diego

    Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA 92014, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Night Nation Run is the Worlds 1st Running Music Festival an ultimate blend of a Music Festival and a Fun Run. Experience a music filled course with Live DJs, Light Shows, Bubble Zones, Neon and Black Lights. Cross the finish line into an Epic Main Stage After Party featuring Top Headliner DJs.

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    Run Through the Vineyard
    Sat 27th Apr
    Temecula, CA, United States
    $15 - $47
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    Run Through the Vineyard

    34225 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92591, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The 32nd Annual Run Through the Vineyard is Temecula's premier running event and is the Temecula Sunrise Rotary Club's major fundraising event for the various community service projects it provides, such as, a literacy program with local elementary schools, youth leadership programs and scholarships for at-risk youth in which the Club is involved.

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    Run Through the Vinyard 10k, 5k, 2k
    Sat 27th Apr
    Temecula, CA, United States
    $15 - $47
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    Run Through the Vinyard 10k, 5k, 2k

    34225 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92591, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The 32nd Annual Run Through the Vineyard is Temecula's premier running event and is the Temecula Sunrise Rotary Club's major fundraising event for the various community service projects it provides, such as, a literacy program with local elementary schools, youth leadership programs and scholarships for at-risk youth in which the Club is involved.

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    Crown City Classic – Coronado’s 4th July
    Thu 4th Jul
    Coronado, CA, United States
    $15 - $45
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    Crown City Classic – Coronado’s 4th July

    2000 Mullinex Dr, Coronado, CA 92118, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Kickoff your Independence Day celebration with a run through the historic town of Coronado. Crown City Classic features a 12K and 5K distance. Why a 12K distance? Because nothing is more patriotic than running 7.4 miles on 7/4 in one of Americas most patriotic cities!

    Also returning, test your speed on the Crown City Mile! New for kids 12 and under is the Crown City Half Mile on Orange. Race the parade route right on Orange Avenue as crowds gather for the west coast's largest 4th of July Parade.

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    Finest City Half Marathon
    Sun 18th Aug
    $40
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    Finest City Half Marathon

    Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    San Diegos fastest and most scenic half marathon. Run from the Cabrillo National Monument atop the tip of Point Loma, along San Diego Bay, Harbor Island, Embarcadero, past the Star of India, through downtown San Diego to a rousing finish in historic Balboa Park.

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    America’s Finest City Half Marathon & 5K
    Sun 18th Aug
    $25 - $105
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    America’s Finest City Half Marathon & 5K

    Seams to B, 402w Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Take a 13.1-mile tour of San Diego on foot! T Finest City Half Marathon is run on a fast, scenic, point-to-point course.

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    Aloha Run – San Diego
    Sun 8th Sep
    $25 - $40
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    Aloha Run – San Diego

    Tecolote Shores, East Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109, USAView event
    About the event

    Enjoy a scenic run along the beautiful Pacific Beach. Great for all runners, the course is a flat race along the sand and then back along the boardwalk. Come for the finisher’s medal, free running top and sunglasses.

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    America’s Finest Corporate Dash
    Thu 20th Jun
    $40 - $2,000
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    America’s Finest Corporate Dash

    9449 Friars Rd, San Diego, CA 92108, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Corporate Dash is a 5K race where participating companies in San Diego build teams of co-workers to walk, jog, or run the 5K race course. Following the 5K race, all participants are welcome to the after-party festivities at SDCCU Stadium (formerly Qualcomm), featuring a craft beer garden, food, games and live music. Its a night to remember, and one that your company does not want to miss. So get ready for San Diegos best summer corporate party!

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    Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon San Diego
    Sat 1st Jun
    $52 - $112
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    Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon San Diego

    397 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101, USAView event
    About the event

    Run through the streets of San Diego for the originial Rock ‘n’ Roll festival in this epic combo of running and music. Great for all runners, the course features live bands, cheer teams and runner support all the way around. Come along for the Rock ‘n’ Roll medals and the post-race parties.

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    Double Peak Challenge 10k, 5K & Fun Run
    Sat 28th Sep
    San Marcos, CA, United States
    Free - $55
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    Double Peak Challenge 10k, 5K & Fun Run

    San Elijo Park, 1105 Elfin Forest Rd, San Marcos, CA 92078, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Double Peak Challenge is a celebration of outdoor recreation like no other. Where trail runners will experience unparalleled beauty from atop North Countys highest point.

    Off-road racers will set out from San Elijo Hills Neighborhood Park and begin their 1,176 foot gain up to Double Peaks summit at 1,558 feet above sea level, winding along beautiful hillside trails with amazing views.

    We challenge you to commit, to train, work hard and go further and faster than you thought possible.

    Reach the peak! Not up for the full 10K? No worries! Double Peaks Challenge also offers a shorter 5K course, as well as a Trail Trot for kids.

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    The Lake Hodges Trail Fest
    Sun 27th Oct
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    The Lake Hodges Trail Fest

    18448 W Bernardo Dr, San Diego, CA 92127, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Lake Hodges Trail Fest is an event with something for the whole family, from the endurance crazed to the kids, we've got a distance for you. Choose from the Lake Hodges 50K, the Hunt for Hodgee 15K or 5K, and don't forget to sign the kid's up for the the 1 Mile Fun Run!

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    Pacific Beachfest 5K
    Sat 5th Oct
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    Pacific Beachfest 5K

    710 Grand Ave, San Diego, CA 92109, USAView event
    About the event

    Enjoy a scenic run along the beautiful Pacific Beach. Great for all runners, the course is a flat race along the sand and then back along the boardwalk. Come for the finisher’s medal, free running top and sunglasses.

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    Temecula Half Marathon & 5K
    Sun 20th Oct
    Temecula, CA, United States
    $25 - $140
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    Temecula Half Marathon & 5K

    38801 Los Corralitos Rd, Temecula, CA 92592, USAView event
    About the event

    Get your drink on with this scenic run through SoCal wine country. Great for runners, walkers, drinkers, non-drinkers and kids alike, the course keeps you on paved roads as you pass through the Temecula Hills. Come along for the wine stopper medal and for the post-race parties.

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    Coast to Crest 10k and 5k
    Sat 7th Mar
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    Coast to Crest 10k and 5k

    San Dieguito River Park - Santa Fe Valley Trail, 8173 Del Dios Rd, San Diego, CA 92127, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This very flat, very fast trail is considered a SPRINT COURSE by most, and if you are a runner looking for a new PR, then look no further. Both the 10K and 5K courses feature spectacular views of the lagoon, and a DOWN HILL finish. The trail is beautifully groomed and 100% dirt trail.

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    San Diego Half Marathon & 5k
    Sun 15th Mar
    3 reviews
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    San Diego Half Marathon & 5k

    Lot 1006, 973 Eighth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101, USAView event
    3 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    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 worlds 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 Diegos 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, its 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!

    Reviews
    • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

      Start line and finish line atmosphere is great and where there is crowds, it's awesome. However, due to the sprawling nature of San Diego, there isn't a whole lot of on-the-course atmosphere. Obviously if you are running headphones in or with people it is hardly noticeable, yet I appreciated the time away from people and noise as I personally use these runs to test myself mentally. That aside, I did this run back in 2013 - I believe - and I think it has come a long way in a positive direction and love it. Washington Street is always a killer and a good way to test yourself that far into the race. Water stations were on point, volunteers were awesome, and all-in-all I look forward to running this race more in future years.
    • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

      Great race! The parcours is very nice, from harbour, shelter island, liberty station, hillcrest, Balboa Park to Petco. Just 1 steep long hill but great volunteers to cheer you on. Im certainly coming back next year!
    • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

      It was an amazing experience. I ran my first half-marathon in my life and love it everything was so good. I want to run another race this year again and thinking I might have a full marathon too!? why not.
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