FAQs 

CAN I BRING MY STROLLER?

HALF MARATHON– Due to safety concerns, strollers, unauthorized bicycles, motorized vehicles and wheelchairs are not permitted on the course.

5K & 10K RUNS– Yes, these two runs are stroller friendly. Children under the age of 2 in a stroller do not need to register for the race. Please note that unregistered children will not receive a bib, shirt or finisher medal

CAN I BRING MY DOG?

No, unfortunately our Mission Bay permit does not allow for dogs. Service dogs excepted.

Where do I park on race day?

We will have 5,000+ people driving to the race on race day so please arrive early and rideshare or carpool if you can.

Parking is available from two exits off of I-5.

Most of the parking is off of East Mission Bay Drive.
Click HERE for map and directions.

Additional parking is off of Sea World Drive.
Note that the parking lot we usually use is under construction so there are only about 200 spots currently in that lot. We anticipate this lot will fill up quickly and early.
Click HERE for map and directions.

RIDESHARE!

We highly recommend carpooling or taking an Uber or Lyft. The Rideshare location will avoid the traffic and get you close to the start line. We recommend scheduling your Uber or Lift the day before the race to ensure a driver is available.
Click HERE for map and directions.

Where can I pick up my bib and shirt?

April 12 or 13 at Road Runner Sports
Friday, April 21: 4:00PM – 7:00PM
Saturday, April 22: 10:00AM – 5:00PM

LOCATION: Road Runner Sports San Diego 
5553 Copley Drive, San Diego, CA 92111 – DIRECTIONS HERE
(858) 974-4455

RACE DAY PICK-UP
If you are unable to attend the Expo on Friday or Saturday, you will have the option to pick up your packet on race morning for a convenience fee of $20.

ID REQUIRED
You will need your ID in order to pick up your packet. You can have someone pick up your packet for you as long as they have a copy of your ID.

Can someone else pick up my bib for me?

Yes, they can. They will need a copy of your ID in order to pick up your packet for you.

IS THE MEDAL THE SAME FOR ALL DISTANCES?

Half Marathon finishers will receive a different medal than the 5K & 10K participants.

What if I can no longer attend the race?

If you registered for the race but cannot attend, you have the following options:

  1. You can transfer your bib to another runner for a $10 transfer fee. This can be done online through April 5. Click HERE to learn how. After April 6 the bib transfer must be done at the Runner’s Expo on April 12 or 13 or on race day. Please go to the Solutions Booth to complete your transfer. You will need a copy of the original participant’s registration confirmation in order to complete the transfer.
  2. If you would like to participate virtually, you can transfer to the virtual event at no cost through March 31, 2024. Beginning April 1, there will be a $10 transfer fee. To do this, please venmo to @beyondevents and let us know you are transferring to the virtual race. Your virtual packet will be mailed to you before the end of April.
  3. You can also transfer to the 2025 event for a $40 transfer fee. This option is available through March 31, 2024.
  4. If you purchased event insurance, please contact Fanshield to apply for your refund.

All entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.

CAN I TRANSFER TO ANOTHER RUNNER?
  1. You can transfer your bib to another runner for a $10 transfer fee. This can be done online through April 5. Click HERE to learn how. After April 6 the bib transfer must be done at the Runner’s Expo on April 12 or 13 or on race day. Please go to the Solutions Booth to complete your transfer. You will need a copy of the original participant’s registration confirmation in order to complete the transfer.
CAN I SWITCH MY RACE DISTANCE?

YES you can switch distance! There is no charge to change your distance. If you are transferring UP in distance you will be charged the difference in registration fees. If you are transferring DOWN in distance, there is no refund.

Click HERE to learn how to change your distance. Note, after April 5 all distance changes can be made at the Runner’s Expo or on race day at the Solution’s booth.

How can I add or change items in my order, after I’ve registered?

Please click HERE to find out how to add or change items in your order.

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE EVENT?

There is no age limit on the 5K & 10K runs. However, you must be at least 13 years of age to participate in the Half Marathon.

IS THERE A CHARGE FOR PARKING?

All the parking lots that we provide for the events have free parking.

WILL THERE BE A GEAR CHECK?

Yes! Gear check will be available near the registration booth.

IS THERE A TIME LIMIT?

Yes, here are the time limits:

HALF MARATHON: 4 hour time limit, though at 3 1/2 hours all runners/walkers still on the course will be subject to the same laws as pedestrians and must move to the sidewalk.

10K: 2 hours

5K : 1.5 hours

WHAT IF IT RAINS?

San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon, 5K | 10K will take place rain or shine. However, if conditions are determined by city officials to be unsafe for any reason, the race will be rescheduled to a new date or to a virtual run.  No refunds will be made.

DO YOU HAVE CUSTOMER SERVICE?

Of course! Please email us at info@gobeyondevents.com for any additional questions/comments/concerns.

WHAT IS THE ON COURSE HYDRATION DRINK?

HUMA will be the hydration mix and energy gel on course.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF THE RACE IS UNABLE TO TAKE PLACE?

In the event that the San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon, 5K/10K is unable to take place as scheduled, all participants will be transferred to a virtual race event and will receive an official race bib, event shirt, finisher medal, and legacy items (for those who are Legacy Club members).

Why Did My GPS Device Record A Distance Greater Than 13.1 Miles On The Half Marathon Course?

The half marathon course is certified using USA Track & Field course measurement criteria employing the use of an Alan Jones counter. The courses are measured along the shortest distance between the start line and finish line, which entails taking the straight line tangent on all curves. It is virtually impossible for anyone to run the course exactly as measured, even the front runners.

A GPS device measures distance wherever you go during the race. If you go to the side of the road to a water station or if you zig-zag around other runners in the first few miles, the GPS measures the extra distance. Wherever you do not run the short line tangent in the road, the additional distance you cover is measured by the GPS. A GPS device, worn in a race, will always record a distance greater than an accurately measured course.

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