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Pasadena, CA  •  Sunday, June 30, 2013  •  Course Map


The last weekend of June 2013 brings this city's fourth annual running of its marathon and half-marathon race event, as the local nonprofit organization Pasadena Forward hosts the Pasadena Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K along a relatively tight out-and-back course that is set to wind through the neighborhoods and city streets of this town within shouting distance of Los Angeles and Hollywood.

Along the way, runners will pass local landmarks like the world-famous Rose Bowl, the Pasadena City Hall and run through Arroyo and Brookside Parks. Between 2,000 and 3,000 runners cross the finish line in the half marathon alone each year, out of more than 5,000 finishers in all four running races combined.

Both the full and half marathons start and finish their routes near the campus of Pasadena City College, on East Colorado Boulevard. From there, the loop course for the half (and the full) runs in a clockwise direction through the city, along what is largely fast and flat terrain for the race's first several miles. Runners will encounter the hilliest parts of the race around the middle third of the course, when the route winds through the parks along the Arroyo Seco Channel.

After running through Brookside Park and then heading up toward the Rose Bowl, the course takes runners on a turn toward the east, along West Mountain Street and East Orange Grove Boulevard for a long straightaway, and then turns onto North Wilson Street, Union and then East Colorado for the finish back at the campus.

Race Weather & Climate

Located in Southern California, just over 10 miles northeast of Los Angeles, Pasadena enjoys much the same year-round sunny weather. In June, average monthly temperatures range between 57°F and 84°F, while rainfall totals average just under a quarter of an inch for the month.

On the day of the race (June 30), the average low is 59°F and the average high is 87°F.

Course Map

View the race route map for the Pasadena Half Marathon


$76 for the half marathon, if registered by December 31, 2012
$95 between January 1 - March 31, 2013
$105 between April 1 - June 25
$114 at the race expo


To reserve your spot in the late spring 2013 running of the Pasadena Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, Bike Tour or Kids Run, register online at Active.com.

Official Race Website


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