Race Weekend Final Information

Confirmation Sheet: Click here (print and bring to the Health & Fitness Expo)

Race Weekend Participant Guide: Click here

Marathon Final Information: Click here

1/2 Marathon Final Information: Click here

1/2 Marathon Relay Final Information: Click here

Saturday 5K Final Information: Click here

2015 Event Guide: Click here

Road Closure and Community Relations Information: Click here

Parking & Shuttles Final Information: Click here

Spectator Tips: Click Here

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The Start – 6th & Quince at Balboa Park

Wheelchair Invitational Start:  6:10 am

Marathon Start*:  6:15 am

1/2 Marathon & 1/2 Marathon Relay (Leg 1) Start: 6:50 am

Start Line Venue Map: Click here

The Course

Saturday 5K

2015 Saturday 5K Interactive Course Map: Click here

2015 Saturday 5K Course Map PDF: Click here

Marathon

2015 Marathon Interactive Course Map: Click here

2015 Marathon Course Map PDF: Click here

2015 Marathon Course Video: Click here

2015 Course Elevation: Click here

2015 Marathon Turn by Turn Directions: Click here

2015 Marathon Course Elements & Support: Click here

2015 Course Entertainment: Click here

Bus Box Tutorial: Click here

1/2 Marathon

2015 1/2 Marathon Interactive Course Map: Click here

2015 1/2 Marathon Course Map PDF: Click here

2015 1/2 Marathon Course Video: Click here

2015 Course Elevation: Click here

2015 1/2 Marathon Turn by Turn Directions: Click here

2015 1/2 Marathon Course Elements & Support: Click here

2015 Course Entertainment: Click here

Bus Box Tutorial: Click here

Pace Team Information

We’ve partnered with the San Diego Track Club to provide the Official Pace Team for the race. Experienced pacers will help you reach the finish line at your goal time. Pace Teams are FREE and open to all participants. Visit the Pace Team booth at the Expo to join a Pace Team. Pace groups offered include:
Marathon: 3:30, 3:40, 3:55, 4:00, 4:10, 4:25, 4:40

1/2 Marathon: 1:45, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30, 2:45, 3:00

Saturday 5K: 6 minute pace, 7 minute pace, 8 minute pace, 9 minute pace, 10 minute pace

The Finish – PETCO Park

Finish Line Venue Map: Click here

Once you cross the finish line, you will enter a “Secure Zone” – a fenced off area for participants only. Here you will receive your finisher’s medal, can have your photo taken and pick up post-race refreshments.

After you exit the secure zone, proceed to the Finish Line Festival at PETCO Park to celebrate your achievement, meet up with friends and family, have a beer and enjoy your headliner, O.A.R.! The festival is free and open to the public.

Lost Prophets           8:30am – 9:45am*

Awards Ceremony    10:15am – 10:30am*

O.A.R.                       10:30am – 11:45am*

Concert admission is FREE and open to the Public. Entertainment to continue on Concourse from 12:00pm-2:30pm.

*All times subject to change

Family Reunion

It is highly recommended that you designate a meet up location for friends and family. The Family Reunion area will have tall poles with each letter of the alphabet (A-Z). Pick a letter before the race for an easy location to meet up with your fan club.

Parking & Shuttles

Parking & Shuttles Final Information: Click here

Online sales are closed. To purchase a Start Line Shuttle Wristband or Parking with Complimentary Start Line Shuttle Wristband, you must visit the Health & Fitness Expo on Saturday, May 30 between the hours of 9am and 5pm

Spectator Tips

FREE Runner Tracking

Keep your friends and family updated on where you are on course during the race by signing them up for Runner Tracking. Visit www.competitorwireless.com to get started.

San Diego Trolley

The Trolley is the best option for spectators on Race Day. Purchase a $5 all day pass for unlimited rides on race day. All day Trolley passes will be available for purchase at the Health and Fitness Expo (Cash Only). Take the trolley from any outlying trolley station and ride it to the 12th & Imperial Station. From there, it is a two block walk to the finish line.

Family Reunion

It is highly recommended that you designate a meet up location for friends and family. The Family Reunion area will have tall poles with each letter of the alphabet (A-Z). Pick a letter before the race for an easy location to meet up with your fan club.

 

San Diego: Race Details

Date: Sunday, May 31, 2015

Time: 6:15am

Start: 6th & Quince at Balboa Park

Finish: PETCO Park

Distance: 26.2 miles

Course Time Limit: 7 Hours

Course Highlight: A course dedicated to Marathoners Only — this is a truly EPIC San Diego course!

 

Date: Sunday, May 31, 2015

Time: 6:50am

Start: 6th & Quince at Balboa Park

Finish: PETCO Park

Distance: 13.1 miles

Course Time Limit: 4 Hours

Course Highlight: Run the neighborhoods of San Diego!

 

The Suja Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & 1/2 Marathon is pleased to announce we will once again have the 2-Person Half Marathon Relay! With a distance suitable for runners of all capabilities, the Relay offers an experience unlike any other!

Date: Sunday, May 31, 2015

Time: 6:50am

Start: 6th & Quince at Balboa Park

Finish: PETCO Park

Distance: 2 Legs (1st leg – 6 miles; 2nd leg – 7.1 miles)

Course Time Limit: 4 Hours

 

Date: Saturday, May 30, 2015

Time: 7:00am

Start: 6th Avenue & Palm Street

Finish: Balboa Drive @ Olive Street

Distance: 3.1 miles

Course Time Limit: 1 hour*

Course Highlight: A beautiful course with the best views of historic Balboa Park! Check out the course here

*subject to change

Packet Pickup: We encourage all participants that are registered for the 5K on Saturday, May 30th to pick up their race number at the Health & Fitness Expo on Friday, May 29th.  If you are unable to attend the Expo on Friday, we will have packet pickup available on Saturday morning at the Solutions tent located in Balboa Park beginning at 5:30 am. 

*Reminder: Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, and Relay packet pickup items will not be available at the 5K event.

General Information

Participant Perks for Marathon & 1/2 Marathon Runners

  • Scenic course highlighting host cities famous sites
  • Live, local bands along the course
  • Spirited cheer squads lining the course
  • Brooks Technical Participant Shirt
  • Official Finisher Certificates
  • Exclusive Finishers Medal
  • Gear Bag
  • Plentiful Course Support
  • Beer: One free per person at the finish line festival
  • Free Admission to the Finish Line Festival and Post Race Concert
  • Free Admission to the 2 day Health & Fitness Expo

Participant Perks for Relay Runners

  • Relay Finisher’s Medal
  • Brooks Technical T-shirt
  • Gear bag
  • ChronoTrack timing tag
  • Special race bib
  • Beer: One free per person at the finish line festival
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll branded baton: Each team member will receive one official drumstick, one of which will be designated as the official “team baton” for race day. Please note: You do not need to carry your baton during the relay.

Participant Perks for 5K Runners

  • Scenic course with the best views of Balboa Park
  • On course entertainment
  • Finish line concert from local live band
  • Brooks Technical Participant Shirt
  • Exclusive Finishers Medal
  • Gear Bag
  • Course Support
  • Beer: One free per person at the finish line festival*
  • Free Admission to the 2 day Health & Fitness Expo

*Pending permit approval

All Marathon, Half Marathon, and Half Marathon Relay runners will receive this EPIC SUMMER TEE!

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Saturday 5k Participant Tee

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SATURDAY 5K FINISHER MEDAL

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SUNDAY MARATHON, 1/2 MARATHON & 1/2 MARATHON RELAY FINISHER MEDALS

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Remix Challenge San Diego

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Course Information

The marathon and half marathon courses are as festive as they come – perfect for runners and walkers of all ability levels.

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  • Pace Teams –We’ve partnered with the San Diego Track Club to provide the Official Pace Team for the race. Experienced pacers will help you reach the finish line at your goal time. Pace Teams are FREE and open to all participants. Visit the Pace Team booth at the Expo to join a Pace Team. Pace groups offered include:
    Marathon: 3:30, 3:40, 3:55, 4:00, 4:10, 4:25, 4:401/2 Marathon: 1:45, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30, 2:45, 3:00

2015 Marathon Course Elements & Support: Click here

2015 1/2 Marathon Course Elements & Support: Click here

Information on road closures during the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & ½ Marathon to Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is now available.  Information provided on this page is subject to change.

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For more specific information on road closures, alternate access directions, and an Interactive Road Closure Map, Please visit our COMMUNITY RELATIONS PAGE.

Time Limits

  • Marathon: 7 Hours
  • Half Marathon: 4 Hours
  • Relay: 4 hours
  • Please note – this is timing tag time, not gun time. Course time limits begin when the last participant and Tail Vehicle cross the start line. For more information click here

Start Line

  • Start Line: 6th and Quince at Balboa Park
  • Start Line Venue Map: Click here

Finish Line Festival

  • Finish Line: PETCO Park
  • Finish Line Venue Map: Click here
  • Family Reunion: Reunite with family and friends in the Family Reunion area and relish in your post race accomplishment with refreshments and live music at the finish line stage. With a large number of participants and thousands of excited spectators, it can be difficult to locate friends and family without a plan. It is highly recommended that you designate a meet-up location for friends and family BEFORE the race in the Family Reunion area. The Family Reunion area will post tall, clearly-marked signs by Letter (A – Z), so be sure to coordinate and plan to meet at a pre-determined letter.
  • Beer Garden: For participants over 21: You must have your photo ID with you on race day in order to receive your one free beer. Additional beer will be available for purchase.

About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)

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RaceKids Kids Camp

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RaceKids, the Official Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids Camp Partner, is now available at a number of our 2015 Tour Stops including San Diego! RaceKids is an action-packed full day camp for children 2-12, located in a safe environment close to the start/finish. Now your kids can have their own awesome experience while you race. On-site Mini Camp is also available while you peruse the Expo. REGISTER TODAY before the price increase!

Get Answers to All Your Questions Here!

 

Transportation, Directions & Parking

Parking & Shuttles Final Information: Click here

To purchase a Start Line Shuttle Wristband, click here or go to http://shop.competitor.com/events/san-diego/sd-start-line-shuttle.html

To purchase Parking with Complimentary Start Line Shuttle Wristband, click here or go to http://shop.competitor.com/events/san-diego/sd-parking-and-shuttle.html

Personalize your Bib Number!

You can submit 12 characters (including spaces) to be printed on your bib number when you register online before the event deadline. Simply type your message into the Personalize your Bib field during registration. Beware of using symbols as not all symbols will print correctly on bib numbers.

 

Race Changes

**Race changes are only allowed up to 8 weeks prior to race day. Please visit our Event Timelines page for event specific deadlines

Switching from a LONGER distance to a SHORTER distance

  • Before the event deadline: If you would like to switch from a longer distance to a shorter distance, simply email this request along with your first name, last name, the mailing address that you registered with, and your new predicted finish time to Customer Service.
  • After the event deadline: If you decide to switch from a longer distance to a shorter distance, simply show up to the half Marathon start line on race morning and your timing tag will reflect the change. You can visit the corral change table in the Check-In area of the Expo for information on the appropriate corral to start in.

Switching from a SHORTER distance to a LONGER distance

  • Before the event deadline: To upgrade from a shorter distance to a longer distance simply email this request along with your first name, last name and mailing address registered with, and your new predicted finish time to Customer Service. The early upgrade fee is $10 plus the cost difference between the desired distance’s current fee and the fee that was paid at the time of the original registration. (processing fee is not used in calculating price difference)
  • After the event deadline: If you would like to switch from a shorter distance to a longer distance, you will need to pay an upgrade fee at the Expo. Please pick up your assigned race number and proceed to the “Solutions” table. You will be charged $10 plus the cost difference between the desired distance’s expo fee and the fee that was paid at the time of the original registration. (processing fee is not used in calculating price difference)

We do not offer registration transfers from individual distances to the Relay or from the Relay to the individual distances.

How to Register

Registering is easy! You may register for any Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in two ways.

  1. Register Online
  2. Request an entry form by mail. Please contact us and we will be happy to mail a form to you. All registrations submitted by paper entry form will be charged a $15 Green Fee for processing. We do not accept phone entries.

Please enter only once. If you fax or register online, do not mail a hard copy. Do not send multiple faxes or online entries.

Making Corral Changes

The start line corral system allows for a smooth race start for participants of varying levels. Based on the estimated finish time that you provide on your race entry form, you are assigned a race number and corresponding corral, with other participants of similar running pace.

  • Before the event deadline: If you would like to change your corral/predicted finish time for your race, simply email this request along with your first name, last name, the mailing address that you registered with, and your new predicted finish time to Customer Service.
  • After the event deadline: If your training has gone better than expected, and you would like to move up to a faster corral, pick up your race number at the Health & Fitness Expo and then proceed to the “Corral Change” table to be re-assigned to the appropriate corral. To move back to a slower corral, simply start in that corral on race morning. No official corral change is necessary.

Race Rules

  • Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. No exceptions.
  • Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, you may not give or sell your race number to anyone else, and you may not transfer your entry fee to future races.
  • If you attempt to sell your race number, you may be banned from future Competitor Group events for three years.
  • You must be at least 18 years old to participate in the Marathon and 12 years old to participate in the Half Marathon or 2-Person Half Marathon Relay. You must be 10 years old to participate in the 10K. You must be 8 years old to participate in the Mini Marathon or 5K.
  • You must be in good health and physically prepared to take on the challenge of a Marathon or Half Marathon.
  • You must show photo ID to receive your race number and timing chip.
  • You must pick up your own race packet and race number at the Health & Fitness Expo.
  • Race numbers are required to participate.
  • No coaches, handcycles, bikes, in-line skates, skateboards, baby joggers or dogs will be allowed on the course. For more information about handcycles, click here.
  • Overall winners will not qualify for their age group category awards.

Cancellations

Registration Refund Program provided by Transamerica

Great News!!! With Registration Refund you can request a 100% registration fee refund if you are unable to participate due to a specific covered reason. If you choose the Registration Refund option at time of registration, you could receive a registration fee refund if you are unable to participate due to any of the following reasons.

Bad things like:
Injury, unforeseen Illness, family member injury or illness, family member loss of life, involuntary job loss, unexpected covered travel delays.

Good things like:
Pregnancy, childbirth, family member pregnancy or childbirth.

Other reasons including:
Active duty military deployment, permanent job relocation.

Note: A Qualified Medical Practitioner must certify Illness, Injury or pregnancy refund requests.

Click here to learn more and review the program’s FAQ’s.
Click here to download a copy of the terms and conditions and the refund request form.

**Purchase of registration refund MUST be done at the time of your original registration, no exceptions.

If a registration refund is not purchased at the time of registration, entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE and entries are NON-TRANSFERABLE. Sorry, no exceptions. Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate. You may not give or sell your number to anyone else. You also may not transfer your application to the following year or another Competitor Group event.

Click here to learn more about running with Team in Training and supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!

Course Time Limits

To ensure that roads reopen to vehicular traffic at the scheduled times, the course time limits will be STRICTLY ENFORCED. Participants must maintain a pace faster than the course time limits in order to complete the race on closed city streets. A cut-off location will be enforced on the course; runners or walkers who do not reach the cut-off location by this time will be stopped and shuttled to the finish line area. Please note – this is timing tag time, not gun time. Course time limits begin when the last participant and Tail Vehicle cross the start line.

If a participant’s pace falls below the course time limit, they have a few options:

  • Increase their pace to stay within the event minimum pace;
  • Board a “sag wagon” shuttle to move forward on the course, where they may continue to participate in the event, maintaining the minimum pace required; or
  • If the participant cannot continue, they may board a sag wagon to be dropped off at the next shuttle location, at a nearby medical station. The participant will be seen by a Medical Team captain to be cleared for the medical shuttle to transport the participant to the finish line.

View event specific time limits

 

Information Booths and Lost & Found

Information Booths will be positioned at the start and finish to assist you with any race day questions and help you find your way. The Information Booths will also serve as the race day Lost & Found. Any valuables found at the start or finish should be turned in to the Information Booth. Items from the start will be transported to the finish.

Any valuable items NOT claimed at the finish by 3 pm will be trucked back to our San Diego office. To claim a lost item after the event, please contact Competitor Group at 800-311-1255.

Medical Information

The Medical Team is a dedicated group of multidisciplinary medical professionals, available to help assess your race day medical needs and administer acute first aid when necessary.

Numerous medical stations will be located at the Finish as well as at the start and along the course. Look for large RED and WHITE tents and for our medical volunteers dressed in RED shirts for complimentary help before, during and after the race.

View more important Medical Information.

Age Group Awards

Age group awards will be presented 3-deep in all divisions, for both the marathon (where applicable) and half marathon, for male and female categories. Top 3 overall male and females are excluded from the age-group awards and can only receive one prize. Awards will be mailed within 4 to 6 weeks of results being finalized. In accordance with USATF Rules, overall and cash awards will be determined by gun time while age group awards will be determined by your ChronoTrack time.

12 – 14 (1/2 Marathon only) 15 – 17 (1/2 Marathon only) 18 – 24 25 – 29 30 – 34
35 – 39 40 – 44 45 – 49 50 – 54 55 – 59
60 – 64 65 – 69 70 – 74 75 – 79 80+

Prize Purse

For more information about the Elite Athlete Program and applicable prize purses, please visit our Elite Athlete Program page.

Chronotrack Timing System

State of the art ChronoTrack systems will be used to record participants’ times at the start, at certain splits along the courses and at the finish. The ChronoTrack system uses a disposable tag, called a D Tag, which allows you to walk away from the finish without the need to have your tag collected.

The ChronoTrack timing tag (D Tag) will be attached to your race bib. The D Tag will be labeled with a number that matches your race number. When you pick up your bib, please make sure these numbers match, and also verify that YOUR name is printed on the bib you are issued*. Proceed to the Solutions Table if any of the information is incorrect.

Prior to the race, you must remove the tag from your number and attach it to your shoe. Please follow the instructions provided in your registration packet.

PLEASE NOTE: All participants in this race must wear the ChronoTrack timing tag on your shoe in order to have their times recorded. ChampionChip timing equipment will NOT be used at this race; ChampionChip timing chips will NOT record your time.

*If you register for the race before online registration closes, your ChronoTrack timing tag should have your name printed on it.

Visit chronotrack.com for more information.

Printable ChronoTrack systems instructions

Wave Start

In an effort to provide every one of our participants with as comfortable a run as possible, the Wave Start will be incorporated in most Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series events.

Participants are assigned to an appropriate corral based on the projected finishing time submitted on their entry form. Typically, there are multiple waves assigned to several of the finishing times. All spectators should be aware of this when organizing their viewing schedule for the day.

  • When the gun fires, the first corral will be released. The rest of the participants will be held at the start line.
  • At pre-determined intervals the next corral will be released.
  • By using this staggered starting method, the pack will be spread out and allow every runner to settle into their racing rhythm from the first step right to the finish line.

Gear Check

Before you enter your assigned corral, drop-off your pre-race/post-race clothing and belongings at the Gear Check. While you run, your gear will be held at Gear Check.

Each participant will receive a large, durable gear bag at the Health & Fitness Expo when you pick up your packet that will serve as your gear bag on race day. Gear Check trucks will be arranged alphabetically and by truck number near the Start Line. Attach your gear tag to your gear bag before you leave it with the Gear Check crew. After the race, reclaim your checked bag at the designated Gear Check area.

Please note: DO NOT leave valuables, cash or jewelry in your gear bag. The event is not responsible for any lost items. Gear bags must be claimed before close of the Finish Line Festival on race day.

 

Secure Zone

Once you cross the finish line, you’ll enter the Secure Zone, a fenced off area designated for participants only. In the Secure Zone, have your photo taken, refuel with water and refreshments and receive your finisher’s medal. Once you leave the Secure Zone, you cannot re-enter. Just outside of the Secure Zone, you can retrieve your gear bag and join family and friends for the Finish Line Festival.

Family Reunion

After the race, reunite with family and friends in the Family Reunion area and relish in your post race accomplishment with refreshments and live music at the finish line stage. With a large number of participants and thousands of excited spectators, it can be difficult to locate friends and family without a plan. It is highly recommended that you designate a meet-up location for friends and family BEFORE the race in the Family Reunion area. The Family Reunion area will post tall, clearly-marked signs by Letter (A – Z), so be sure to coordinate and plan to meet at a predetermined letter.

Clothing Pickup

All clothing discarded at the start line or on course will be donated to local homeless shelters.

 

Don’t know if you are registered for the 2016 Suja Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & ½ Marathon? CLICK HERE

Course Map

2015 Marathon Course Video: Click here

2015 1/2 Marathon Course Video: Click here

2015 Course Map PDF

2015 Course Elevation PDF

San Diego: Health & Fitness Expo

Participant Info

For two days, over 90 exhibitors will offer free samples, showcase the latest in running gear, sports apparel, health & nutritional information and much more. Pick up some last-minute race essentials before race day and be sure to visit the Brooks Official Merchandise Store. All runners must visit the expo to pick up their race number, gear bag and t-shirt.

  • Dates: May 29-30, 2015
  • Location: San Diego Convention Center, Halls B2C
  • Expo Hours: Friday, May 29, 11am – 7pm & Saturday, May 30, 9am – 5pm
  • Free Admission: Open to the public
  • Parking:
    • Please note that parking at the San Diego Convention Center is $15 and will apply for the Expo on Friday and Saturday. This fee is issued by the San Diego Convention Center.
    • There are alternate lots and parking meters available in downtown San Diego
    • The San Diego Trolley has two stops (Convention Center and Gaslamp Quarter) directly in front of the Convention Center on the Green line
  • Directions: For directions, please visit the San Diego Convention Center web site

2014 Exhibitor List & Floor Plan

Exhibitor Info

Suja Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & 1/2 Marathon features a the two-day Health & Fitness Expo prior to the race, where all participants must pick up their race packets. Free and open to the public, this expo features the latest in running technologies, fitness apparel, health and nutrition information and interactive displays. For more information regarding exhibiting at the expo, please visit our Exhibitor Information page.

If you’re planning to watch and cheer for a runner, here are some locations that provide an optimal viewing experience.

Marathon:

Ride the Trolley. Park at Qualcomm Stadium or near any Green Line

Access the following spectator locations via the trolley:

• Marathon Mile 4.9 & Finish Line: Petco Park by way of the 12th & Imperial trolley station

• Marathon Mile 17.5: Linda Vista area by way of Morena/Linda Vista trolley station

• Marathon Mile 19.5: Friars Road by way of Fashion Valley trolley station

Half Marathon:

• Half Marathon Miles 6 & 7: From I-805, exit El Cajon Blvd eastbound. Continue to east of 34th St and turn left (north) into neighborhoods. Find street parking and walk to the route to watch your runner(s).

• Finish Line: Ride the Trolley. Park at Qualcomm Stadium or near any Green Line. Take the trolley to Petco Park by way of the 12th & Imperial station