Rock 'n' Roll San Diego

Rock 'n' Roll San Diego

Rock 'n' Roll San Diego

( 68 reviews )
97% of reviewers recommend this race
  • San Diego,
    United States
  • June
  • 3 miles/5K, 5 miles/8K, 13.1 miles/Half Marathon, 26.2 miles/Marathon
  • Road Race
  • Event Website


Arizona, United States
28 32
"Perfect Weather, Amazing Course"
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A B's thoughts:

I showed up to the expo on Friday, not long after it opened. I picked up my 5k and Marathon bibs and shirts. I wandered around the vendors, and definitely missed seeing Glukos, who was not there (however, their product was still on course). I bought a couple of items and snacks and then was off to enjoy the city. It is very expensive to park near the convention center ($20 on this day), so that is a bit of a turn off.

The marathon parking situation is always a bit tough. It is hard to find a spot at the finish line as it is a popular spot for tourists in addition to racers. That aside, the start line is energetic and spaced out well. It is a combination of half and full runners, but it is well-organized. The course meanders through some classic San Diego neighborhoods and provides glimpses of the city's culture. Then, around mile 20, it does get to the incline as one climbs the freeway before exiting towards downtown and ultimately the finish line.

Getting your finisher's jacket, heavy medals, and snacks does not take long and it is well organized. There is so much energy along the course and a ton of spectators (including coming out of their homes and providing some party stations).

This was my first marathon in 2016, and I was so glad to be back to enjoy the course and the city once again.

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