La Jolla Half Marathon
Congratulations 2013 finishers!
2014 Registration is now open!
Click here for online registration.
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 6,500.
New this year – we’ll be using a multi-wave start. 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.
Bib Number and T-Shirt Pickup
You must pick up your bib number and T-shirt at the La Jolla Half Marathon expo. 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. *The 2014 La Jolla Half Marathon expo location and details are TBD.
Race Day Bib Number Pickup
If you’re unable to attend the La Jolla Half Marathon expo 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
New this year, we'll be using 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 at www.lajollahalfmarathon.com.
Race Day Parking
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.
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.
NEW THIS YEAR: All checked gear must fit into one 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 food and drink including a beer garden for participants over age 21 with proper ID. An awards presentation will take place at 10 a.m. Click here for a the finish line parking map.
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.
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 five 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.
The net proceeds of this event benefit the youth, senior and community programs of the La Jolla Kiwanis Foundation.
Event Contact Information
In Motion, Inc.
760.692.2900 or email us.