Rose Bowl Half Marathon & 5k


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Finish lines don’t get much better than the field of the world famous Rose Bowl! This picturesque course has everything: iconic landmarks, good vibes and a steady mix of flat and incline running. With three distances to choose from, it’s a guaranteed great day out for the whole family.
5k, Kids Race, and Half Marathon
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Sun, Jan 15, 2023
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Pasadena, United States
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The event experience

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100 to 250ft elevation gain per mile

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Where and when
Rose Bowl Stadium, 1001 Rose Bowl Dr, Pasadena, CA 91103, USA
Start times
Sun, Jan 15, 2023
Half Marathon :
Kids Race:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Rose Bowl Half Marathon & 5k
Half Marathon
Kids Race
Route information
Half Marathon
Distance: 13.1 mi
Terrain: Closed roads / Grass
Elevation: Undulating
Route Type: Loop
Though challenging, this stunning course is well worth the undulating ups and downs - if not for the iconic views of historic Pasadena, then definitely for the memorable finish line across the Rose Bowl's field.
The first 3 miles are the hardest, with a gradual hill leading towards the first mile marker and the 'California Climb' at mile 2. Once you've made the turn onto Orange Grove Boulevard however, it's smooth sailing until mile 9, which features a steady decline as you head back towards the Rose Bowl. The final few miles trace the circumference of Brookeside Golf Course, before heading through the stadium's tunnel for that unforgettable mid-field finish.
Though open to runners, joggers and walkers of all abilities, the race does feature a 4 hour time limit and an age limit of 12 years old.
Distance: 5k
Terrain: Closed roads / Grass
Elevation: Flat
Route Type: Loop
Beginning in the shadow of the iconic Rose Bowl, this picturesque course follows the circumference of the Brookeside Golf Course and shares the same iconic finish line as the Kids Run. It features a Nuun Endurance & Water Station and medical tent between miles 1 and 2 and is open to runners, joggers and walkers of all abilities.
Kids Run
Distance: 500m
Terrain: Grass
Elevation: Flat
Route Type: Point to point
Recommended for future marathoners aged 3-8, this roughly 500m course is the perfect introduction to racing. The fast, point to point course starts outside the Rose Bowl and finishes on the field. Participants will be sent out in 3 waves according to age groups and parents are encouraged to run with children 6 and under.
What's included
  • Finisher Medal
  • ASICS Finisher Shirt
  • Finish Festival Entry and Drink Ticket (21+)
  • 25% off All Nuun Products
  • Chip timed results
  • Water stations
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5k Finishers Medal
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How to get there
Rose Bowl Stadium, 1001 Rose Bowl Dr, Pasadena, CA 91103, USA
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Organisers recommend arriving no later than 6am to ensure you make it into the lots prior to the start of the race.
Free shuttles will be available to and from Memorial Park Station and the Rose Bowl (Lot B). Shuttles will begin at 4:00am on race day and will conclude 90 minutes following the conclusion of the race. Pick-up will be located on the corner of Holly St. and Raymond Ave.
Parking is available in Lots K, F, D, I and area H. Organisers strongly encourage the use of the maps and information provided, as your GPS will lead you towards the roads that are closed. Paid parking is available at the Holly Street Garage and the Courtyard Marriott Public Parking Structure. Nominal parking fees may apply.
Event day logistics
7am 5K & Half Marathon starts
10:30am Kids Race starts
Race Packs
  • Bib Number
  • Timing Chip
  • Gear Check Bag
Packet pick up will be available at convenient locations on the Friday and Saturday before the race in lieu of an expo. All participants must pick up their own bib and race day pick up will not be available without pre-purchased VIP Hospitality. T-Shirts will be handed out before and after the race on event day.
You must bring a valid photo ID to Packet Pick-Up. Locations TBD.
Individuals will NOT be able to pick up packets on behalf of others. Packets will NOT be mailed to participants. Please make travel plans accordingly, as no exceptions will be made.
Cut Off Times
There is a 4 hour time limit for this event. Any participant who falls behind the four-hour pace (18 minutes per mile) will be asked to move to the sidewalk to finish their race. Additionally, any participants who have not made the turn south onto Wilson Street just before mile 6 by 9:30am will be be turned around on Green Street and will proceed to finish the race without completing this out and back section.
Event Rules
No dogs or other forms of pets may participate. It is against Rose Bowl policy to allow pets to enter the stadium gates. Strollers will only be permitted in the 5K and must start at the back of the corrals.
Age Requirements
The Kids Run is recommended for 3-8 year olds, however older siblings and parents are permitted to accompany participants. Half Marathon entrants must be 12 years or older on the day of the event in order to participate.
Bag Drop
Hosted gear check will be available for half marathon and 5K participants only. Gear check will be open at 5:30am and remain open until 11:30am. Participants must use the clear plastic bag included in their Race Packs. The gear check tag must be securely attached to the drawstring.
Portable restrooms will be available to athletes and spectators near the start line, with additional restrooms available inside the stadium gates.
Is the Rose Bowl 5k part of any challenge medals?
Yes, the Triple 5k Tour of LA. To qualify for the 2023 Triple 5k Tour of LA medal you need to complete the 2022 Santa Monica Classic, 2023 Rose Bowl 5k and the 2023 LA Big 5k.
Is the Rose Bowl Half Marathon part of any Challenge Medals?
Yes, the Conquer LA Challenge. To qualify you need to complete the 2022 Santa Monica Classic, 2023 Rose Bowl Half Marathon, 2023 Los Angeles Marathon presented by ASICS.
What is included with the Rose Bowl Half Marathon & 5k registration fee?
Included in the registration fee is your race entry, participant shirt and finisher medal.
When does race registration close for the Rose Bowl Half Marathon & 5k?
Registration is open now and will be available online until the race reaches capacity.
If I plan to bring my children to walk the course, do they also need to register?
Yes, anyone participating in the Rose Bowl Half Marathon or 5k needs to be registered and have a race bib. Strollers are allowed for the 5k ONLY. Children in strollers do not need to register for the event but they will not be able to collect a medal at the Finish Line.
Are there awards for the Rose Bowl Half Marathon & 5k?
Yes, age group awards will be distributed by mail after the event is over ad results are made official.
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