The San Diego Holiday Half Marathon is a fast 13.1 mile course that starts on Penasquitos Drive in front of the Hotel Karlan (formerly, the Doubletree Golf Resort) then travels SW along Carmel Mountain Rd (your only ‘real’ hill at mile 1.5), along the 56 bike path and finishes at the beautiful Torrey Pines State Beach (pictured above!). The race includes a 711-foot net elevation drop along the “rolling” downhill bike path, which also makes it a personal best candidate. This popular winter half has been a sell out event every year and sure to sell out for 2019. Get your end of the year PR!!!
THURSDAY DECEMBER 19, 2019 (3PM - 7PM)
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2019 (11AM - 7PM)
ROAD RUNNER SPORTS
5553 Copley Dr.,
San Diego, CA 92111
Bib numbers and timing chip must be picked up at the Expo. You can choose race day bib pick up for an additional fee (see REGISTER page for more details). Picture ID must be presented to receive your number. You may have someone else pickup your number, but they must have a picture or a photocopy of your picture ID.
THERE IS NO BIB PICK UP ON RACE DAY WITHOUT BEING ON THE LIST
NOTE: TIME LIMIT
You must be able to finish this race under 3 hours 15 minutes. If you have not reached mile 11 by the 2 hours and 45 minute cutoff time, a courtesy shuttle will take you to the finish line
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2019
5:15AM – 6:45AM: Bus Pick up at Torrey Pines east parking lot
5:30AM - 7:15AM: Bib pick up: ONLY FOR THOSE WHO CHOSE THIS OPTION.
7:30AM: STARTING LINE: Doubletree HOTEL KARLAN: 14455 Penasquitos Dr, San Diego, CA 92129
9AM – 11:30AM: Entertainment & Awards at the finish area (Torrey Pines Beach East parking lot)
10:30AM: I-5 on ramp re-opens. All those who reach the 11 mile mark at this time (at El Camino Real) will be shuttled to the finish.
9AM – 12:15PM: Post-race bus transportation from the finish line (corner of Carmel Valley Rd/McGonigle Rd), back to Rancho Penasquitos start line.
Pre & Post Bus transportation to the start line
Inaugural dry tech running shirt
Awards for top 4 overall male/female finishers and top 3 category male/female
NO BIB MAILING OPTION. Race day bib pick up available for an additional fee when you register.
You must be able to finish this race under 3 hours 15 minutes. For your convenience, transport vehicles will be used to get you to the finish line in the event you are not able to complete the race as planned.
Starting at 10:30am, transport vehicles will be at Mile 11 (El Camino Real) to transport any participant still on the course, to the finish. All those unable to finish under the 3:15 time limit WILL receive a medal.
Strollers are not permitted on the course
You are allowed to wear headphones and listen to your own music on the course. It is recommended that if you do wear headphones that you can hear people and traffic around you.
Bus transportation to the start either pre or post race. (Bus transportation pre-race begins at 5:30am – 6:45am. Bus transportation post race 9:00 am – 12:15pm)