San Dieguito Half Marathon & 5K

Sunday, April 16, 2017San Diego, CACourse Map

Discover “one of the most beautiful and scenic courses you’ll ever run” at the San Dieguito Half Marathon, which will move from its old home in rural Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., to downtown San Diego for its 49th annual running this year, making it one of the nation’s oldest half marathon races.

Note: The 2017 San Dieguito Half Marathon has been cancelled. See the official race website for more information.

With an out-and-back course that starts and finishes at Qualcomm Stadium, the home of the NFL’s San Diego Chargers, runners will make their way first around the inside of the stadium before heading out for a long out-and-back stretch along Friars Road, and then make their way back into the stadium for the race finish.

Also, the high quality beer garden at the end of the race helps cap off the perfect half marathon experience.

The race sponsored by the San Diego Hash House Harriers as a benefit for the San Diego County Parks Society is great preparation for upcoming spring marathons, especially more hilly races like Big Sur and Boston and is a great winter getaway race in the near perfect San Diego climate.

For those not ready for the challenge of a half marathon but still looking for a scenic run there is an out and back 5K as well which follows the first segment of the half marathon course.

Race description provided by Race Director, San Dieguito Half Marathon

Race Weather & Climate

Set along the Southern California coastline, San Diego tends to see drier and warmer weather in April than in the preceding months, with temperatures during the month that average between 56ºF and 68ºF.

On the day of the race (April 16), the average low is 56°F and the average high is 68°F, while rainfall amounts average just under an inch.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the San Dieguito Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

7:00 AM


See race website


To reserve your spot in the 2017 running of San Diego’s San Dieguito Half Marathon or 5K race, register online at here.


Official Race Website

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3 comments… add one
  • CAROL February 14, 2016, 4:37 pm

    This is the best half marathon EVER! It is in gently rolling hills with breathtaking scenery. Horses are lazily grazing; trees’ leaves are being gently blown; your presence may be announced by the local park ducks. If it’s raining or extra hot the landscape is still dreamy. The start, first one-third mile, is downhill, which means the return is not! (But by then you’re delirious, so no big deal!) Most of the course is equally up or down hill: the entire course is truly a visual delight: blues, greens, goldens, oranges. I love it!
    A great Valentines Day Run!!
    I’m a jogger, not a real runner and today only able to do 5K, but have completed the Half at least 15 times.
    Today’s 1st Place Male: 1:17:+ish; Female 1:18:++ish. A perfect (low 70°s, day for a run/jog in the country!

  • Deb Bechtel February 9, 2015, 10:25 am

    Worse 1/2 for me ever. I did this race 2 years ago and thought it was okay, will not do it again. I struggled terribly, not sure if it was the heat, bad tasting warm water at the stations or the fact that after mile 10 there was nobody around with mile markers or directions. Cars were back on the road and I finished late at 3:07. There were plenty of people still behind me. The course change was also a factor for me. We will not do this 1/2 again.

  • Vanessa November 20, 2014, 7:15 pm

    Is there same day packet pickup?


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