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Lace up your shoes and enjoy the unique experience of finishing in the historic Rose Bowl. This race is ideal for runners who want to see Pasadena landmarks, like the Colorado Street Bridge and Cal Tech. Come for a combination of hilly and flat sections.

Review summary

2 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


RobinDave G
"Really enjoyed this race! Nothing beats finishing inside the Rose Bowl, with a..."


Kent S
"Race course is beautiful! Nice combination of hills and flat or downhill. Major..."
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How to enter the Pasadena Half Marathon & 5K

  1. 5K

    Run 5km
  2. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
  3. Kids Rush

    Run 0.4km
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Pasadena Half Marathon & 5K routes

Come and enjoy the picturesque course through Pasadena, passing by notable landmarks such as the Colorado Street Bridge, Old Town Pasadena and Cal Tech University.

The course will be clearly marshalled and distance marked throughout.

Both the 5K and the Half Marathon finish within the iconic Rose Bowl Stadium.

Due to street closures, there will be a 4 hour time limit, requiring runners to pace themselves at a minimum of 18 mins per mile.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Chip timed
  • Course marshalled
  • Finisher's t-shirt
  • Age group awards
  • Refreshment stations
  • Distance marked
  • First aid on-site
  • Finisher's medal
Raceday Logistics


0600: Road closures begin

0700: 5K and Half Marathon start

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the scheduled race start time.


Volunteering is crucial to making events like the Pasadena Half Marathon & 5K the great spectacle which they are.

The organiser's are currently looking for volunteers on the following days:

Friday, January 17, 2020
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Sunday, January 19, 2020

If you're interested in getting involved, then please follow the link here:

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I collect my race pack?
Packet Pick-Up will be located at the Health & Fitness Expo and includes the following: - Bib Number - Timing Chip - Technical Shirt - Gear Check Bag You must bring a valid photo ID to Packet Pick-Up. All participants are required to pick up their own Participant Packet during regularly scheduled Health & Fitness Expo hours.
What kit do I need?
Hosted gear check is available for half marathon and 5K participants only. Athletes must use the clear plastic bag they received with their bib and the gear check tag must be securely attached to the drawstring. Gear check will open at 5:30 am and remain open until 11:30 am.
What do finisher's receive?
Participants will receive water and their finisher medal once they cross the epic Rose Bowl Finish Line and have opportunities to take photos on the field.

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Pasadena Half Marathon & 5K reviews (2)

4.3 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the event in 2019

    Race course is beautiful! Nice combination of hills and flat or downhill. Major Traffic/parking issues before the race makes it stressful for runners. Need better traffic control and/or mandatory off site parking with bus shuttles in to relieve traffic congestion before race. Other than that I love the Pasadena half and will do it again next year.
  • Did the event in 2019

    Really enjoyed this race! Nothing beats finishing inside the Rose Bowl, with a slight downhill the last mile. Arrive early as there is a long wait to get to the ample parking near the Rose Bowl.
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