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:
EAST MISSION BAY DRIVE EXIT (Off I-5):
Most of the parking is off of this exit.
From I-5, take the Clairemont Drive / Mission Bay 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. It is approximately 1.5 miles from the exit to the race start.
2540 E Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109 – DIRECTIONS HERE‘
SEA WORLD DRIVE EXIT (Off I-5):
SUN RUNNER Parking Lot- From I-5, exit Sea World Drive and go west. Turn left on on Pacific Hwy/Fiesta Island Road. The parking lot will be immediately on your left.
5199 Fiesta Island Rd, San Diego, CA 92110 – 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 21 and April 22 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, 2024. 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 also transfer to the 2025 event for a $40 transfer fee. This option is available through March 31, 2024.
- 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.
How can I add or change items in my order, after I’ve registered?
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 email@example.com for any additional questions/comments/concerns.
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.