America's Finest City Half Marathon & 5K

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America's Finest City Half Marathon & 5K
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San Diego's quickest and most grand Half Marathon and 5k course, a special event ahead for runners of all abilities to come and enjoy together. Run from the Cabrillo National Monument on the tip of Point Loma, along San Diego Bay. Bring your friends and family along for a memorable time.
Half Marathon and 5k
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Sun, Aug 21, 2022
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San Diego, United States
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Where and when
Cabrillo National Monument, 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, CA 92106, USA
Start times
Sunday, Aug 21, 2022
Half Marathon:
6:15 AM |
6:15 AM
Event summary
Here are the distances available for America's Finest City Half Marathon & 5K
Half Marathon
Route information
A great and wonderful occasion full of life to be a part of. You will have the chance to walk or run the courses of your choice. There will be a 3.25 hour time limit for the Half Marathon and a 1 hour limit for the 5k.
Finish line festival
Both the Half Marathon and 5k finish at beautiful Balboa Park (near the intersection of Park Boulevard and Presidents Way), where finishers can relax, celebrate and reunite with loved ones. Post-race festivities include live music, refreshments and a beer garden for participants.
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What's included
  • T shirt
  • Finisher's medal
  • Souvenir grocery bag
  • Complimentary beer in post-race Ballast Point beer garden
  • Support stations throughout course
  • Transportation to the start line
  • Third and final race in the Half Marathon Triple Crown series
  • Overall and age group awards
  • Gear check lockers available for purchase
  • Finisher food bag filled with tasty and nutritious refueling foods at the finish line
  • Finish line festival with live band, refreshments and celebration
How to get there
Cabrillo National Monument, 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, CA 92106, USA
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For the half marathon, the shuttle buses will leave from the finish area from 4:00am- 5:15am. There are two bus stops where you can catch the bus to the start area.
  • The southwest corner of Presidents Way and Park Boulevard
  • The corner of Zoo Place and Park Boulevard
The half marathon and 5K finish in Balboa Park near the intersection of Park Boulevard and Presidents Way. This is also where the half marathon start line shuttle pickup takes place as well as the post-race Finish Line Festival.
Public parking is available throughout Balboa Park and the surrounding area. Allow yourself at least an extra 30 minutes for parking.
The largest parking lots are off Park Blvd. at the intersections of Park Blvd./Zoo Place and Park Blvd./Presidents Way. Both lots are close to a bus loading location for the half marathon start line. All half marathon participants must take the bus to the start line.
The closest parking lot to the 5k start/finish line is the lot at Park Blvd./Presidents Way.
Event day logistics
4:00am Race day packet pick up
6:10am 5k start
6:15am Half Marathon start
Pre race packet pick up
9:00am-5:00pm Saturday at Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
What amenities are offered on the Half Marathon course for America's Finest City Half Marathon & 5k?
Water and Nuun electrolyte replacement will be served along the course and portable toilets will be located at each of the support stations.
Where do I pick up my awards or America's Finest City Half Marathon & 5k?
All awards will be available for pickup from the Information Booth. 5K awards will be available after 8:00am and half marathon awards will be available after 9:00am.
Are strollers allowed for America's Finest City Half Marathon & 5k?
Not in the half marathon, due to a steep downhill on the half marathon course. Strollers are allowed in the 5k but must line up towards the back of the pack at the start line.
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