A Weekend with Harriette Thompson

Harriette Thompson Rock San DiegoEveryone’s favorite 94-Year-Old runner, Harriette Thompson is back to take on the Half Marathon! In 2015, she became the oldest woman in history to run a marathon, finishing in 7 hours, 24 minutes and 36 seconds.

Join her this year at the Synchrony Financial Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & 1/2 Marathon as she attempts to break another world record: the oldest woman to finish a half marathon.

Harriette is quite the inspiration, not running her first marathon until she was 76. She is a two-time cancer survivor, and runs with Team in Training to raise awareness and funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Harriette has a goal of raising $50,000 this year to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Check out her donation page, and help her hit her goal!

Harriette will be all over San Diego during race weekend, spreading her amazing will power and positive vibes. Check out here schedule so you can meet this 94-Year-Old Rock Star!

Harriette Thompson’s Schedule


  • 12pm: Meet & Greet at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Booth at the Health & Fitness Expo


  • 7am: Harriette will be on stage starting runners at the 5K. She will also be there cheering on her son, Brenny.
  • 12pm: Meet & Greet at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Booth at the Health & Fitness Expo


  • 6:15am: Kicking off the Marathon & Half Marathon, Harriette will be on stage at the Start Line prior to her start.
  • 10:30am: Harriette has a goal to finish in 4-hours, with an estimated finish time of 10:30am, come cheer her on at the Finish Line!

It’s not too late to rock your own race day and run with Harriette! You can register at the Health and Fitness Expo on Friday or Saturday, June 2 and 3.

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