The Half Marathon starts at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, and follows a scenic coastal route before reaching the challenging climb to the summit of Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. The course then rolls atop Torrey Pines Mesa, continues down through residential La Jolla Shores, and finishes at La Jolla Cove.
Due to the nature of the course (what goes up also goes down), the total elevation gain is 440 feet, which makes it perfect for anyone looking to attempt a personal record, or just looking for a gorgeous, well-organized event.
Date: May 18, 2024
Take Your Place At The Start Line By: 6:00 am
Half Marathon Start Time: 6:30 am
Start Line: 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar, CA 92014
Finish Line: 1100 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037
Time Limit: 3.5 hours
There will be 10 stations along the course:
Water Stations will be located approximately at miles 2, 3, 4, 5.5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.5, and 12.
Gatorade will be located at approximately miles 2, 4, 5.5, 8, 10 and 12.
Restrooms are located at every aid station at miles 2, 3, 4, 5.5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.5, and 12.
First AID if you experience a medical issue on the course, go to the nearest water station where a medical representative will be called to assist you.
Gear Drop Off will be available at the start line only.
- Post Event Massage sports massage specialist will be offering post-event massages during the Finish Line Festival.
If you are unable to finish the race, shuttle transportation back to the finish can also be called from every water station. Race Guards trained in CPR and first aid will also be out on the course. There will be a medical tent in the secure, fenced-in finish chute, just beyond the finish line as well as a self serve ice tent in the finish line festival area.
Note: Please note that we are not permitted to have a support station inside Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, however, there will be one before and one after exiting the park. Most of the race is run on streets that will also be carrying normal vehicular traffic. The streets are divided with cones and FOR YOUR SAFETY, YOU MUST STAY WITHIN THE CONED LANE AT ALL TIMES.
If you must discard any clothing during the event, we ask that you do so only at water stations. Note: Clothing discarded at water stations will be donated to local shelters.
Please Note: if you run slower than a 15-minute mile for the first 3 miles of the Half course, you may have to wait for a few seconds for an Amtrak train to pass across the course at mile 2.9, just north of the 3-mile marker.