5K

At a Glance

Date: June 4, 2016

Start Time: 07:00 AM*

Time Limit: 1 Hour

* Times subject to change

Start Line: 6th Ave & Palm Street

Finish Line: Balboa Ave & Olive Street

Course Map: View

About the Course

Experience the Epic Summer Run in a shorter distance! Your 3.1 journey will be through the historic Balboa Park.

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Participant Perks

  • Scenic Course
  • Live, Local Bands on Course
  • Brooks Technical Participant Tee
  • Exclusive Finisher Medal
  • Plentiful Course Support
  • A Beer at the Finish Line Festival
  • Admission to the Finish Line Festival and Post-Race Concert
  • Admission to the Two-Day Health and Fitness Expo

    Half Marathon

    At a Glance

    Date: June 5, 2016

    Start Time: 06:15 AM*

    Time Limit: 4 Hours

    * Times subject to change

    Start Line: 6th & Quince at Balboa Park

    Finish Line: Ash St. (between Columbia St. and State St.)

    Course Map: View

    About the Course

    The Half Marathon course highlights include:

    • A Balboa Park Start Line
    • City tour under the iconic Hillcrest, North Park, and Normal Heights signs
    • Downhill finish to the all new finish line at the Waterfront Park

    Half Marathon Course Support printable pdf

    Half Marathon Course Entertainment

     

    Gallery

    Participant Perks

    • Scenic Course
    • Live, Local Bands on Course
    • Spirited Cheer Squads on Course
    • Brooks Technical Participant Tee
    • Exclusive Finisher Medal
    • Gear Bag
    • Plentiful Course Support
    • A Beer at the Finish Line Festival
    • Admission to the Finish Line Festival and Post-Race Concert
    • Admission to the Two-Day Health and Fitness Expo

    Relay

    At a Glance

    Date: June 5, 2016

    Start Time: 06:15 AM*

    Time Limit: 4 Hours

    * Times subject to change

    Start Line: 6th & Quince at Balboa Park

    Finish Line: Ash St. (between Columbia St. and State St.)

    Course Map: View

    About the Course

    What is a Relay?

    The 2-Person Half Marathon Relay breaks up the half marathon distance between two people.  The two participants do not run together.  One relay member will start the course and run the first leg.  The second relay participant will wait at the transition zone and begin running the second leg of the course once their teammate (member 1) reaches this area.

    Relay Split distances:
    Leg 1: 6.3 miles
    Leg 2: 6.8 miles

    Transition Zone location: Adams Ave at appox. mile 6.3

    How does the second leg runner get to the transition zone?

    We provide complimentary shuttles for runners trying to get to the transition zone located on Adams Ave. It is encouraged for both runners per team to arrive at the Start Line (Balboa Park) on race day morning. Second leg runners are able to locate the relay shuttle one block from the start line.

    How does the first leg runner get to the finish line from the transition zone?

    Congrats on completing the first leg of the half marathon course! Once you reach the transition zone, we will have shuttles taking runners to the finish line so you can celebrate with your partner and enjoy the finish line festival. You will get a medal and refreshments at the transition zone.

    Participant Perks

    • Scenic Course
    • Live, Local Bands on Course
    • Spirited Cheer Squads on Course
    • Brooks Technical Participant Tee
    • Exclusive Finisher Medal
    • Gear Bag
    • Plentiful Course Support
    • A Beer at the Finish Line Festival
    • Admission to the Finish Line Festival and Post-Race Concert
    • Admission to the Two-Day Health and Fitness Expo

    Marathon

    At a Glance

    Date: June 5, 2016

    Start Time: 06:15 AM*

    Time Limit: 7 Hours

    * Times subject to change

    Start Line: 6th & Quince at Balboa Park

    Finish Line: Ash St. (between Columbia St. and State St.)

    Course Map: View

    About the Course

    The Half Marathon course highlights include:

    • A Balboa Park Start Line
    • City tour under the iconic Hillcrest, North Park, and Normal Heights signs
    • Tour through beautiful Mission Hills neighborhood
    • Downhill finish to the all new finish line at the Waterfront Park

    Marathon Course Support printable pdf

    Marathon Course Entertainment 

    Participant Perks

    • Scenic Course
    • Live, Local Bands on Course
    • Spirited Cheer Squads on Course
    • Brooks Technical Participant Tee
    • Exclusive Finisher Medal
    • Gear Bag
    • Plentiful Course Support
    • A Beer at the Finish Line Festival
    • Admission to the Finish Line Festival and Post-Race Concert
    • Admission to the Two-Day Health and Fitness Expo

    Marathon Finisher Jacket

    As our BONUS gift to you, all participants that finish the marathon distance will receive a marathon finisher jacket.

    The official course time limit is 7 HOURS. This is timing tag time, not horn time. Course time limits begin when the last scheduled corral crosses the start line at approximately 7:05am. If you are falling behind pace prior to the marathon course cutoff locations below, you will be asked to get in the tail vehicle and be transported forward so the roads may be reopened in a timely fashion.

    Marathon Cutoff Times and Locations are as follows:

    Mile 8.3 (Full/Half Marathon Split, University & Grim) by 9:18am

    • All Marathoners who have not reached mile 8.3 by 9:18 am will be diverted to the Half Marathon course.

    Mile 14.1 (Morena & Buenos) by 10:55am 

    • All Marathoners who have not reached mile 14.1 by 10:55 am will be diverted right instead of left on Morena.

    Mile 16.4 (Entrance to Fiesta Island) by 11:31am

    • All Marathoners who have not reached mile 16.4 by 11:31 am will be turned off the bike path onto E. Mission Bay Drive.

    Mile 21.4 (163 entrance) by 12:51pm

    • All Marathoners who have not reached mile 21.4 (163 entrance) by 12:51 pm will be picked up and released at the incline at mile 23.2 on the 163.