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

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Review summary

4 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


Michelle F
"This is the new favorite race for my friends and I. We did the race for the..."


James W
"So sorry that this has to be cancelled , the event planners and volunteers..."


Amy F
"Great race. Well organized and lots of fun. My granddaughter and I do the..."
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San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon, 5K & 10K routes

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.

Event Details

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

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:


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.


All spectators are welcome!


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!

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
Is there an age limit?
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 cut-off for the races?
Time limits are detailed below: HALF MARATHON - 3.5hrs 5k & 10k - 2hrs
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San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon, 5K & 10K weather forecast

Clear throughout the day.

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Meet the organizer

Welcome to Beyond Events, home of The Aloha Run, Awesome 80’s Run, Carrera de los Muertos and San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon & 5k.

San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon, 5K & 10K reviews (4)

4.6 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    So sorry that this has to be cancelled , the event planners and volunteers sacrificed a lot ! It was the sensible thing to do in this very strange and unpredictable period of time !
    Those that are demanding refunds should maybe take a step back and donate to the Red Cross or something , we’re at war with this virus !
    And should act accordingly !
    17 million died from the spanish flu ! ( why it was called spanish I’ve know Idea !
    BUT keep on running !!
    James Whitby
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    This is the new favorite race for my friends and I. We did the race for the first time this year after our other friends told us how great it was. The course is so beautiful -- almost all of it is on the beaches and bays. I don't usually stay that long after a run but I was so happy sitting on the hill watching the band and looking out at the bay that we just stayed for hours. My friends really liked the beer garden too.
  • 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.