San Diego Runs You Might Like - March 2017

San Diego Runs You Might Like - March

Looking for some March races as we turn the corner into Spring? Lace up your running shoes and head out to some of these exceptional San Diego area runs.

If you're already familiar with these runs, be sure to check out our complete RunGuides San Diego race calendar to keep current on all the local road runs, trail runs and OCRs.

St. Patrick's Day Half Marathon

St. Patrick's Day Half Marathon

Date: March 5, 2017
Distance: Half marathon, 5k

Come to nearby El Cajon, CA for an early St. Patrick's Day celebration, featuring a half marathon, 5k and 1-mile fun run. Stick around for the post race party with live music, food and fun.

St. Patrick's Day 10K

Date: March 11, 2017
Distance: 10k

Yes, another St. Pat's day run! Get into your green racing duds for a flat, fast 10k run at San Diego's Mission Bay Park. It's a great opportunity to run & gun for a fast 10k mark early in the year.

San Diego Half Marathon

San Diego Half Marathon

Date: March 12, 2017
Distance: Half marathon, 5k, relay

One of the city's premier races, the San Diego Half Marathon is a popular scenic half marathon and 5k run enjoyed by beginners and world class athetes alike. Thousands of runners dash through downtown and along the waterfront.

Mermaid Half Marathon

Mermaid Half Marathon

Date: March 25, 2017
Distance: Half marathon, 10k, 5k

The San Diego Mermaid half marathon is a women's 5k, 10k, and half marathon road run. The course offers runners fantastic bay views along a closed and flat road course. Expect a convivial event with a couple thousand friendly runners and walkers.

Race For Autism

Race For Autism

Date: March 25, 2017
Distance: 5k

This 5k chip-timed run happens in scenic Balboa Park. Costumes and strollers are welcome. There is also a 1-mile Super Hero family fun run/walk and additional children's activities.

Encinitas Half Marathon

Encinitas Half Marathon

Date: March 26, 2017
Distance: Half marathon

Starting at Moonlight Beach with breathtaking views of the Pacific ocean, the course takes you by iconic landmarks such as the Surfing Madonna Mosaic, Encinitas Boat Houses, the Tipsy Tiki, Swami's Temple and the Cardiff Kook Statue all while running down Hwy 101. Don't miss this singular run!

Hot Chocolate 15K/5K San Diego

Hot Chocolate 15k/5k San Diego

Date: March 26, 2017
Distance: 5k, 15k

You like to run. You like chocolate. Any questions? The San Diego Hot Chocolate 15k/5k race puts you and a few thousand friends on the streets of San Diego for a festive run. You need not wait for the post race bash for your chocolate - it's available on the course!

Published on Feb 06, 2017

Steve Lafler writes for RunGuides while considering whether his next half marathon will be trail or road.