Marathon

At a Glance

Date: June 3, 2018

Start Time: 06:15 AM*

Time Limit: 7 Hours

* Times subject to change

Start Line: 6th & Quince at Balboa Park

Finish Line: Ash Street at Union Street

Course Map: View

About the Course

The 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 Entertainment – Coming Soon!

Participant Perks

  • Scenic Course
  • Live, Local Bands on Course
  • Spirited Cheer Squads on Course
  • Technical Participant T-Shirt
  • 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

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:

Four cut off points will be strictly enforced on the course to ensure the roads reopen on time.

  • Mile 8.3 (Full/Half Marathon Split) by 9:38am
    • Full marathoners will be diverted to the half marathon course.
  • Mile 14.1 by 11:10am
    • Runners will be diverted onto Napa at mile 19.1 (cutting approximately 5 miles)
  • Mile 16.7 by 11:53am
    • Runners will be diverted onto Mission Bay Dr. at mile 18 (cutting approximately 1.3 miles)
  • Mile 22.1 by 1:20pm
    • Runners will be taken up the hill to mile 23.1 (cutting approximately 1 mile)

 

Half Marathon

At a Glance

Date: June 3, 2018

Start Time: 06:15 AM*

Time Limit: 4 Hours

* Times subject to change

Start Line: 6th & Quince at Balboa Park

Finish Line: Ash Street at Union Street

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 Entertainment – Coming Soon!

 

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Participant Perks

  • Scenic Course
  • Live, Local Bands on Course
  • Spirited Cheer Squads on Course
  • Technical Participant T-Shirt
  • 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

5K

At a Glance

Date: June 2, 2018

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
  • Technical Participant T-Shirt
  • 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

Relay

At a Glance

Date: June 3, 2018

Start Time: 06:15 AM*

Time Limit: 4 Hours

* Times subject to change

Start Line: 6th & Quince at Balboa Park

Finish Line: Ash Street at Union Street

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
  • Technical Participant T-Shirt
  • 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