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?
5,000+ people will be attending on race day so make sure to give yourself more time than you think you will need. We do have San Diego Police and parking monitors to help with traffic, however, the offramp and roads will back up and we don’t want you to miss the race.
Here are the parking options:
From I-5 and Sea World Drive exit:
SUN RUNNER LOT –This is a dirt lot and will fill up first. Use the Seaworld Drive exit. This is about a 1/3 mile walk to the start line. – DIRECTIONS HERE (5199 Fiesta Island Rd, San Diego, CA 92110)
SOUTH SHORES LOT
From I-5, exit Sea World Drive and go west. Drive 1.2 miles. The entrance to the lot will be on your right. Park near the boat launch ramp. There will be a walkway along the water that will lead you to Tecolote Shores Park. Note, this is about 1 mile walk to the start. DIRECTIONS HERE
From I-5 and E. Mission Bay / Clairemont Drive exit:
EAST MISSION BAY DRIVE PARKING LOTS
From I-5, take the Clairemont Drive exit and go west. Turn left on East Mission Bay Dr. There are multiple lots along the bay as well as street parking on East Mission Bay Drive. DIRECTIONS HERE
Other ways of getting there:
CARPOOL: We highly recommend carpooling, plus it’s way more fun!
Where can I pick up my bib and shirt?
Packet pick-up will be available on April 8 and April 9 at Road Runner Sports: 5553 Copley Dr, San Diego, CA 92111. Race day packet pickup is available for a cash fee of $20.
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:
- You can transfer your bib to another runner for a $15 transfer fee. Click HERE to learn how.
- If you would like to participate virtually, you can transfer to the virtual event at no cost through March 31, 2023. Beginning April 1, there will be a $15 transfer fee. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to transfer to the virtual event.
- You can transfer to 2024 until March 31, 2022. There is an admin fee of $25 to make the transfer. Please email us at email@example.com if you would like to transfer to 2023.
- 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?
CAN I SWITCH MY RACE DISTANCE?
YES you can switch distance! If you are transferring UP in distance you must pay any difference in registration fees. If you are transferring DOWN in distance, there is no refund.
Click HERE to learn how to change your distance.
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: 3.5 hours
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for any additional questions/comments/concerns.
WHAT IS THE ON COURSE HYDRATION DRINK?
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).