La Jolla Half Marathon
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Registration - opens Monday, June 2
Click here to register now!
Included in your registration:
- Technical fabric, men's and women's race shirts
- Personalized bib numbers
- Support stations at every mile
- Custom finisher's medal
- Finish line festival with live band and beer garden
|June 2 - June 16
|June 17 - November 30
|December 1 - January 31
|February 1 - sell out
Click here for the course map.
The race starts at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and runs along a scenic coastal route before reaching the challenging climb to the summit of Torrey Pines State Park. After leaving the park, the course rolls atop Torrey Pines mesa, continues down through the residential district of La Jolla Shores, and finishes in Ellen Browning Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove.
Course Time Limit
There is a 3-hour time limit (based on chip time) for finishing this event. All participants must be able to maintain a 13:44-minute-mile pace or faster throughout the event.
To ensure the best possible participant experience, the race field is limited to 7,250. The event does sell out, so register early to save money and your spot!
We use a multi-wave start and your bib number will have your wave number on it. Everyone, regardless of his or her indicated wave number, must be at the race start line when the gun goes off at 7:30 a.m.
Pace GroupsComplimentary Pace Groups will be provided by Road Runner Sports. Pace group leaders run a steady pace throughout the race so members of their group are able to finish the half marathon in the projected finish time for that group. Pace groups with the following target finish times will be offered: 1:30, 1:35, 1:40, 1:45, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10, 2:15, 2:20, 2:30 and 2:45.
Bib Number and Shirt Pickup
You must pick up your bib number and shirt at the La Jolla Half Marathon packet pickup. Be prepared to show your photo ID to claim your bib number. You may designate a person to pick up your bib number but they must present a copy of your picture ID – no exceptions.
Packet pickup location:
Packet pickup dates:
Race Day Bib Number Pickup
If you’re unable to attend the La Jolla Half Marathon packet pickup and need to pick up your bib number on race day, select the Race Day Bib Number Pickup Convenience option during your registration ($20). Your bib number will be available for pickup from the start on race day between 6 and 7:15 a.m. Anyone attempting to pickup their bib number on Sunday who hasn't paid the $20 fee will be required to pay onsite. Race shirts will be available for pick up at the finish line in La Jolla Cove.
Timing and Race Results
We use ChronoTrack's B-Tag timing system to score our event. Official results and age group awards will be based on your chip time (net time on the course). Course record cash awards will be based on gun time. All runners must attach the timing device as instructed or they will not be timed and ineligible for any award. Results will be posted in the finish line area and also after the race on our website.
Race Day Parking and Shuttles
Race day parking is available at the Del Mar Racetrack; however, it will be VERY BUSY! Delays getting in are guaranteed. Be sure to give yourself an extra thirty to forty-five minutes travel time before the race. We also strongly suggest you carpool if possible. You may also park at the La Jolla Cove and take a shuttle from the Cove to the start line at the Del Mar Racetrack. These shuttles will run from 5 a.m. to 6 a.m. Please note that the last shuttle leaves the Cove promptly at 6 a.m.
Shuttle details can be found here.
Race Day Gear Check
You may check your gear on race morning at both the half marathon and 5K start lines at the Gear Check area.
All checked gear must fit into on 11" x 16" bag which will be supplied by the race. You may not check any backpacks or duffle bags. Don’t pack valuables and keep in mind the race organizers are not responsible for lost or stolen items. Bags may be claimed after your race from the Gear Pickup tent at the finish line. Do not discard gear at the start line. All items left at the start line, on the course or not claimed on race day from the Gear Pickup tent will be donated to local shelters. Any bags left unattended will be removed by security.
The race finishes at the La Jolla Cove. Click here for driving directions. After your race enjoy post-race festivities including live music and a beer garden for participants age 21 and older with proper ID. An awards presentation will take place at 10 a.m.
Click here for a map of available parking in the La Jolla Cove/finish line area.
Post Race Shuttles
Post race shuttles will run from the La Jolla Cove to the Del Mar Racetrack from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Please note: due to traffic, shuttles may take up to an hour or more to get from the Cove to the Del Mar Racetrack.
For more shuttle details click here.
All finisher’s who complete the race in 3 hours or less (based on chip time) will be presented a finisher’s medal at the finish line. In addition awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each of the following age groups: 17 & under, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79 and 80+. The top three overall male and female finisher’s will also receive an award. Half marathon awards will be presented at 10 a.m.If you’re unable to pick up your award on race day it will be mailed to you. A $1,000 cash award will be given to the first male and female who break the course record set in 2012 by Sergio Reyes (1:06:23.2) and in 1990 by Erin Baker (1:16:52).
All entry fees are NONREFUNDABLE and NONTRANSFERABLE with the following exceptions ONLY: Active duty military members who are unable to participate because they are unexpectedly deployed may request a refund less a $15 administration fee. Email request with a copy of orders to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 10 days prior to event day. Any registered participant may transfer his or her entry to another person during the transfer period. To transfer a confirmed entry, the new registrant must complete and return the transfer form and letter of authorization from the previous registrant along with a transfer fee of $20. Please note that the La Jolla Half Marathon does not maintain a wait list. The registered participant is responsible for finding the transferee and making sure the transfer is completed prior to the deadline.
100% of net proceeds benefit the youth, senior and community programs of the La Jolla Kiwanis Foundation.
Half Marathon Triple Crown Series
The La Jolla Half Marathon is race #2 in the Half Marathon Triple Crown Series, and unique challenge involving a trio of scenic Southern California half marathons. Learn more here.
Event Contact Information
In Motion, Inc.