Rose Bowl Half Marathon

1001 Rose Bowl Drive
Pasadena, CA 91103

Running > 10k, Half Marathon

Event Description

Pacific Sports LLC and the Rose Bowl Operating Company have teamed up to bring you the Rose Bowl Half Marathon, 10k, 5k and Kids 1K Run. Walkers are welcomed in all events!  Strollers are OK in the 10K and 5K. The terrain over the 1/2 marathon is not safe for strollers.

This event will start and finish at the Rose Bowl Stadium. Half marathon competitors will have an opportunity to run past and through some of Pasadena’s greatest landmarks including the Rose Bowl, the Colorado Bridge, the Arroyo Seco, Devil’s Gate Dam, JPL, the new Flintwash Bridge and more! The course is scenic, periodically hilly and comprised of a combination of road and trail. Approximately 70% of the course is on the trails near Brookside Golf Course and Hahamongna Watershed Park. All races will end inside the iconic Rose Bowl Stadium.


Post-race Photos

FinisherPix will be taking individual pictures of runners on the course. These will be available for your review 48 hours after the event. FinisherPix is the fastest growing and most innovative photo company in the world today and we think you'll really enjoy seeing your personal race shots. Log-on to the FinisherPix gallery to review the images.

Help FinisherPix take the best photos of you:

  • Notice our photo spots and smile into the camera – even if  it hurts. :)
  • Please be sure you have your number visible at all times
  • Smile & celebrate when you cross the finish line! Don’t worry about touching your watch, the timing company will ensure an accurate record of your achievement!

Event Results

Click the link to see your 2014 results.

Age Groups and Divisions

  • Age Group-Male & Female: 13 & Under, 14-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+
  • Pasadena Division: (Residents): Male and Female
  • Clydesdale: Men 200+ lbs
  • Master Clydesdale: Men 40+yrs & 200+ lbs
  • Athena: Women 150+ lbs
  • Master Athena: Women 40+yrs & 150+ lbs

Kid's 1K Run

In addition to the Rose Bowl Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, there will be a Kids’ Fun-Run for kids under the age of 12 years old. The 1K, un-timed route down Rosemont Avenue finishing on the field is a great chance for parents to share a passion for running and exercise with their children! The run is a perfect starting point for any aspiring young runner. All Kids will receive a finisher medal and t-shirt.


Finish Location

The finish will be inside the World famous Rose Bowl stadium!  With post-event activities in the Horizon Club. Activities include the Rose Bowl concessions (bring some $$), a free beer garden, booths and the award ceremonies.  Half-marathon competitors will have 3.5 hours to complete the race. You MUST be present to get your awards. Award medals will not be mailed after the event.

Packet Pick-Up & Weekend Registration

Location: Rose Bowl Stadium Ticket Booth 16; Parking will be in Lot B.

Saturday 12:00 - 4:00 PM and Sunday, from 6:00 - 7:45 AM (VIP registrants ONLY). Your race packet includes bib number, safety pins, timing chip, competitor info sheet, maps, and a wristband (21 and over only). 

If someone else is picking up your packet, they must have your signed waiver and a copy of your photo ID. Download the waiver

VIP athletes will be able to pick up their registration information on Sunday morning at a special VIP Packet Pick Up Window and will receive a parking pass, a $20 merchandise certificate, a complimentary photo from FinisherPix and $20 off any future Pacific Sports race.

Let your friends know you've registered, share your training tips, post your race day pictures, or brag about your results.  We want to hear it and see it! "Like" us on Facebook and tell us your story. 

Race Day Parking

IMPORTANT NOTE - All competitors must arrive no later than 7:15 am. Lots will open at 5:30 am. The course will officially be closed by 7:30 am making access to the stadium very difficult. We recommend planning to arrive early on race day. Parking at the Rose Bowl will be in Lots K for all participants and spectators. The fee for parking per car is $10. VIP/Volunteer Parking will be in Lot F. 

Fluid Stations

There will be seven fluid stations on the half marathon course and three aid stations on the 10K and 5k course. All aid stations will be stocked with Herbalife 24 HYDRATE and water.  Mileage is based on the half marathon course.

Station Locations

Station #1 : Casting Pond - mile 1.25/mile 3.5 - half only
Station #2 : Rosemont just north of N Arroyo Blvd - mile 5 - all courses
Station #3 : Washington/Rosemont - mile 6 and 11 - all courses
Station #4 : Devil's Gate Dam - mile 7 and 10 - half only
Station #5 : JPL Parking Lot - mile 8.25 - half only
Station #6 : Foothill Blvd near Frisbee Golf Course - mile 9.5 - half only
Station #7 : Salvia Canyon Rd and West Drive - mile 12 - all courses








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