Runners follow a course known to locals as “inside the loop” at the Southern California Half Marathon & 5K, which serves as an official warm-up road race for other California races like the Los Angeles Marathon, the O.C. Marathon and the Surf City Marathon later in the year. The 13.1-mile route begins at the Woodbridge Village Shopping Center on Barranca Parkway and Lake Road, and follows an out-and-back course that winds along Valley Oak Drive, San Canyon Avenue and Laguna Canyon Road. It’s a mostly flat (though occasionally hilly) course through suburban neighborhoods, city park areas and along the waters of the San Diego Creek.
Note: The course map above provides the approximate route for the race. Though every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy, changes are sometimes made to race routes due to weather conditions, road closures or other circumstances that can require a course to be changed. If you see an error above, contact us here.