San Diego Holiday Half Marathon

San Diego Holiday Half Marathon
Date Dec 19, 2020
Distance Half-marathon
Course Type Road

Race Reports

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2015 San Diego Holiday Half Marathon - Race Report
"The course is super PR-friendly, with one good hill in the first 1.5 miles and one slight incline in the mile 6 zone, but otherwise is a pretty good net downhill (700 feet or so)."
2017 San Diego Holiday Half Marathon Race Recap
"Now, let me be clear - this is NOT a scenic course. For the majority of it, you are running next to the freeway. But, I guess since there isn't much to look at, you can just put your head down and charge to the finish line."


Race Information

The San Diego Holiday Half Marathon is a fast 13.1 mile course that starts on Penasquitos Drive in front of the Hotel Karlan (formerly, the Doubletree Golf Resort) then travels SW along Carmel Mountain Rd (your only ‘real’ hill at mile 1.5), along the 56 bike path and finishes at the beautiful Torrey Pines State Beach.

The race includes a 711-foot net elevation drop along the rolling downhill bike path, which also makes it a personal best candidate. This popular winter half has been a sell out event every year. Get your end of the year PR!

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