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San Diego welcomed approximately 27,000 runners at the Synchrony Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & 1/2 Marathon. Olympians and hometown heroes, Des Linden and Meb Keflezighi, paced the half marathon encouraging runners to their goals as Full House’s, Andrea Barber, took on leg two of relay. The Revivalists celebrated with runners and spectators at the Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series, but not before three of the members took on the half marathon themselves. Check out some of the sights and scenes!

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Run the Original Rock 'n' Roll

Introducing the 2019 Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Marathon & 1/2 Marathon course! Starting at Balboa Park, as we've done since 1998, you'll run through some of the city's most popular neighborhoods. Taking you on a high-energy, music-filled running tour through America's Finest City. Check it out and register today!

Matt Nathanson with guitar


We are amped to introduce your 2019 #RnRSanDiego Headliner, Matt Nathanson! One of the most applauded songwriters and engaging performers on the music scene today, Nathanson broke through with his multi-platinum hit “Come On Get Higher” and has since debuted on the Billboard Top 200 and hit #1 on the iTunes Alternative Albums chart. Matt will be ready to jam with you after you cross the Finish Line on June 2!

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    How to Rock n Run San Diego in 48 Hours

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    • April 07, 2017

    You can’t beat America’s Finest City in the beginning of June. The weather has hit the ideal sunny and 75 degrees, setting the stage for a perfect marathon event in Southern California. With the start line beginning in the city’s famed Balboa Park and the finish line ending up down by the bay, it’s no wonder this race is one of the year’s most popular.

    For San Diego first timers, there is an endless amount of activity available that keeps this city as one of the nation’s top destinations. But even if the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & 1/2 Marathon tops your race list year after year, you’ll find that the city is also ever-changing, meaning there’s always something new to discover.

    Race weekend can fly by, especially since nearly one full day will be dedicated to the race. However, make the most of your 48 hours in the palm-tree landscape of SoCal by fitting a few of these “must dos” into your schedule.


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    The City of San Diego Attractions

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    • January 05, 2017

    When it comes to visiting and sightseeing San Diego landmarks, it might be hard to believe it gets better than the sun, palm trees and ocean breezes. However, whether you’re taking a jog through Balboa Park or having a post-race burrito in Old Town, the San Diego attractions are endless. Famed for its beauty and fair weather, the city of San Diego is the ultimate destination for all.

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    2016 Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego: Medals

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    • June 18, 2016

    As the birthplace of the original Rock ‘n’ Roll MarathonRock ‘n’ Roll San Diego has some pretty epic finisher medals illustrating the Epic Summer Run! In 2016, we had spinning sailboat hardware and one epic course through San Diego’s famous neighborhoods. Sound awesome? Take a look at all the bling from 2016 Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego.

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