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San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon, 5K & 10K

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Race around the beautiful Mission Bay. Great for runners of all abilities, this fast and flat course takes you all around Mission Bay, past Mission Beach and Seaworld. Come along for the finisher's medal and catch a glimpse of a Shamu show.

Review summary

4.2
2 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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Makenna W
"The course was beautiful, and the sights were awesome. But, parking was tough..."

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Amy F
"Great race. Well organized and lots of fun. My granddaughter and I do the..."
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Distances in this event

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    $80
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  2. 10K

    Run 10km
    $30–$45
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    • Standard Registration

      $45
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    • Youth Registration

      $30
      Plus booking fee
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  3. 5K

    Run 5km
    $25–$38
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      $38
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      $25
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Event details

  • Road
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Finisher’s t-shirt
  • 4000 participants

From the organizer

Organizer's website

Run through some of San Diegos most beautiful beaches, bays and resorts, with this fast, flat and scenic half marathon, 5k and 10k. Stick around because the party continues at the finish line with live music, a beer garden (your first 12 ounce beer is on us!), snacks, photo opportunities, and much more.

San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon, 5K & 10K route

Course Maps
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What’s Included

You Get

Official technical race shirt (men’s and women’s styles)

Race bib and timing chip

Flat and scenic beach & bayside loop course

Support stations with water, restrooms and medical

Finisher medal

Bag check at the start/finish line.

Beer tasting garden (first beer is on us!)

Post race party with live music, beer, food and local vendors

Course Details

San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon is a fast and flat course through some of San Diego’s most beautiful coastline. The course follows a scenic and spectacular route, showcasing some of San Diego’s most visited destinations including Sea World, Belmont Park, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Sail Bay and Crown Point. The course is a mix of closed roads and public boardwalks.

Raceday Logistics

We use a multi-wave start based on your running pace. Your bib will have your corral number on it.

You can pick up your bib number and shirt at the Expo on April 12 or on race morning. You must show your photo ID and present a signed waiver to claim your bib number. You may designate a person to pick up your bib number but they must present a copy of your picture ID and a waiver signed by you – no exceptions.

You can find the waivers here: https://sandiegobeachandbayhalfmarathon.com/expo/

Location:

Road Runner Sports
5553 Copley Drive, San Diego, 92111

11:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Aid Stations

Mile 2: Water

Mile 3.25: Water & Ultima Replinisher

Mile 5.25: Water & Ultima Replinisher

Mile 6.25: Water

Mile 7.25: Water & Ultima Replinisher

Mile 8.5: Water & Honey Stinger Energy Gel

Mile 10: Water & Ultima Replinisher

Mile 11.5: Water & Ultima Replinisher

Kit List

We offer a complimentary Gear Check for our runners, which will be located near the bayside finish festival (near the start). A tear off tab from your bib will be attached to your bag.

Spectators

All spectators are welcoem!

Volunteers

Come make new friends and have fun all while helping out our local charity partners! The San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon needs amazing volunteers to assist with water stations, registration, pre-race check in, stuffing goody bags, festival area set-up & break-down, cheering the runners on, and more.

All volunteers will receive a t-shirt, snacks and water, lots of smiles from the participants and a high five!

Available shifts include bib pick-up and event site set-up on Friday, April 12, and on race day on April 13 – you can sign up for multiple shifts and we will love you for it! SIGN UP BELOW!

http://sandiegobeachandbayhalfmarathon.com/volunteers/

FAQs

CAN I BRING MY STROLLER?

HALF MARATHON – Unfortunately, due to safety concerns strollers, unauthorized bicycles, motorized vehicles and wheelchairs are not permitted on the course.

5k & 10k RUNS – Yes, these two runs are stroller friendly! Children under the age of 3 in a stroller do not need to register for the race. However, if you would like the child in a stroller to receive a bib, medal, and t-shirt, please contact [email protected] for special stroller-registration.

CAN I BRING MY DOG?

No, unfortunately, our Mission Bay permit does not allow for dogs. Service dogs excepted.

DO I HAVE TO GO TO BIB PICK-UP PRIOR TO THE RACE?

We love options, so we wanted to give you options too! You can pick up your bib at the bib pick-up the day before the event or on race morning.

IS THE MEDAL THE SAME FOR ALL DISTANCES?

Half Marathon finishers will receive a different medal than the 5k & 10k participants. Check them out below.

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE EVENT?

There is no age limit for the 5k & 10k runs. However, you must be at least 14 years of age to participate in the Half Marathon.

IS THERE A TIME LIMIT?

Yes, here are the time limits:

HALF MARATHON: 3.5hrs

5k & 10k: 2hrs

Restrooms

Porto potties and public restrooms will be available at:
Mile 2, 3, 3.5, 5.25, 7.25, 8, 9, 10.5, 12 and the start and finish.

Medical

Medical staff will be available at the start, mile 9, mile 11 and finish. If you experience a medical problem on the course, go to the nearest water station where medical assistance will be called for you

San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon, 5K & 10K reviews (2)

4.2 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the 5K in 2019

    Great race. Well organized and lots of fun. My granddaughter and I do the races together and we were both very happy with the event
  • Did the 5K in 2019

    The course was beautiful, and the sights were awesome. But, parking was tough and not very well organized.

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    Amy F
    Can we pick up our numbers at RoadRunner sports on Friday the 12th?

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    Steph E
    Hi there, yes - you are able to pick up your bib on Friday 12th April between 1-7pm at Road Runner Sports, 5553 Copley Drive, San Diego, CA 92111. Hope you enjoy the event!
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    Victor S
    Is this a charity event? If yes, where do the money go?

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    Steph E
    Hi there, it isn't a charity event however there are a few charities which athletes are encouraged to donate to during the event!
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    Ariel G
    Where do I find the waiver document to fill out for someone else to pick up Bib number? If there is no template what information should I include?

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    Steph E
    Hey there, you can find the waivers on the San Diego Beach and Bay website here: https://sandiegobeachandbayhalfmarathon.com/expo/. Have a good race!
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    Andres A
    Where is the exact starting point?

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    Steph E
    Hi there, the start is at Tecolote Shores Park (1292 E Mission Bay Dr San Diego, 92111). Hope you enjoy the event!
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    Margarita G
    Beautiful course! How do I check my chip time?

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    Steph E
    Hey there, just to let you know that the results on the race organiser website over the next couple of days, as well as a race photos on this link; https://sandiegobeachandbayhalfmarathon.com/results-photos/. All the best!
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    Julio R
    If I signed up for the half marathon can I switch it to the 8k?

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    Steph E
    Hi there. This shouldn't be a problem at all. Please get in touch with the customer support team - [email protected]
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    Dylan U
    Can someone else pick up my bib?

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    Steph E
    Hi there, you may designate a person to pick up your bib number but they must present a copy of your picture ID and a waiver signed by you :) the waiver can be found on the organiser's site (https://sandiegobeachandbayhalfmarathon.com/expo/). Enjoy the event!