GOVX San Diego Half Marathon and 5K

San Diego
San Diego, CA 92101

Running > 5k

Event Description

The 13th annual GOVX San Diego Half Marathon will take runners through five miles of waterfront, four historic communities, three parks, two miles of downtown streets, and finishes in the historic Gaslamp Quarter. The 5K is a flat and fast course all in downtown San Diego. Registration is now open and over 6,000 racers from all around the nation and the world are expected to participate in this San Diego running tradition.  

The GOVX San Diego Half Marathon and 5K is a part of the In Motion Events SoCal Triple Crown race series, which also includes the Carlsbad Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K, and the America’s Finest City Half Marathon and 5K. This trio offers a variety of course layouts and scenery, providing athletes with a fun and unique running experience in distinct parts of San Diego city and county. Athletes who participate in each race in the same calendar year, no matter the distance they participate in, will be awarded a SoCal Triple Crown medal to celebrate their accomplishment of completing the race series. Runners simply register for all three events separately, no additional registration or fee is required to qualify for the SoCal Triple Crown finisher award.

We offer a 10% military discount to active duty service members. Make sure to answer the questions about military service during registration to receive the discount instructions.

Benefiting the Community
The charity beneficiary of the GOVX San Diego Half Marathon is Million Miles Charities, which raises money for childhood cancer research and their charity partner, CURE Childhood Cancer. The GOVX San Diego Half Marathon also provides the opportunity for other local charities to raise funds through their association with the event.

Packet Pickup
Friday, March 22: Hilton San Diego Gaslamp, 12 – 4 PM
Saturday, March 23: Hilton San Diego Gaslamp, 10 am – 4 pm

Race Times
Sunday, March 24
6:30 am: 5K start time
6:50 am: Half Marathon start time

Participant Perks
Technical fabric short-sleeve shirt
Custom finisher's medal
Souvenir cinch bag
Half Marathon Legacy Program
And much more!

Course Amenities
Water and restrooms will be available throughout the course. Electrolytes and energy gel will also be available at select stations. Learn more here.

Course Restrictions
Strollers, racing chairs, and handcycles are not allowed on the half marathon or 5K course due to a few key sections of the course that are too narrow to accommodate wheeled vehicles, the steep descent on the Half Marathon course, and the trolley tracks that are crossed. Dogs are not allowed to participate in the race - we ask that you leave your four-legged friends at home.

Awards will be available for pick-up on race day. More information can be found here:

Time: 6:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Registration: USD 50.0

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