• Facebook
  • Find by State

America's Finest City Half Marathon & 5K

EVENTS
  • America's Finest City 5K Run:- Run 3.1 Miles
  • America's Finest City Half Marathon:- Run 13.1 Miles
RACE DATE
Sunday, August 21, 2016
REGISTRATION WEBSITE
Location
Balboa Park
Address
2131 Pan American Plaza
CITY
San Diego
STATE/TERR
California
Zip
92101
COUNTRY
USA
Description


The Premier San Diego Half Marathon - 39 Years Running!

The 39th annual America's Finest City Half Marathon is run on a fast, scenic, point-to-point course. The race starts at the historic Cabrillo National Monument at the tip of Point Loma with its world-renowned vistas of San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean, follows scenic San Diego Bay and Harbor Island along the Embarcadero to the Star of India, winds through downtown San Diego and ends in beautiful Balboa Park. 

AFC is recognized as one of the country’s top half marathons.  Last year the event drew runners from 43 states and 18 foreign countries.  There is also a 5K held in Balboa Park, a 2-day fitness expo, and post-race festival.  The half marathon is limited to 7,000 entrants and the 5K is limited to 1,500 entrants.

August in San Diego can be hot so we’ve decided to start the half marathon and 5K thirty minutes earlier to avoid the hottest part of the morning. The half marathon will start at 6:30 a.m. and the 5K will start at 6:15 a.m.

Due to permitting restrictions, there is a 3-hour time limit to complete the half marathon.

Wheelchair competitors must contact [email protected] for qualification and registration instructions.

Course Records:

M - Nelson Oyugi (KEN)     1:01:59 2013

F - Belainesh Gebre (ETH) 1:10:27    2010

 

 

Event details and schedule

Friday, August 19

12 p.m. - 6 p.m.   AFC Fitness Expo - Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

Saturday, August 20

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.   AFC Fitness Expo - Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

6 p.m.   Carbo-load specials, Harbor's Edge Restaurant

   Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

Sunday, August 21

4:00 a.m. - 5:30 a.m.  Buses from Balboa Park to Half Marathon start

6:15 a.m.    Start - 24th annual AFC 5K - Balboa Park

6:30 a.m.    Start - 39th annual AFC HALF MARATHON -
    Cabrillo National Monument, Point Loma

9:30 a.m.    Half Marathon awards presentation

Course Info

  • The Half Marathon begins at historic Cabrillo National Monument, with its majestic view of both San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean, follows scenic San Diego Bay and Harbor Island along the Embarcadero to The Star of India, winds through downtown San Diego, and ends in beautiful Balboa Park in front of the Hall of Champions. Starts at 7:00am.
  • 5K Run/Walk - Fast loop course run completely within Balboa Park. Starts at 6:45 a.m.


    Course Map
    Run Course Map

  • Other Info


    • 2016 race registration is open.

    Registration Information.

    • • •
    PREVIOUS RESULTS


    2015 Results at: racewire.com or athlinks.com
    2014 Results at: athlinks.com
    2013 Results at: athlinks.com
    2012 Results at: athlinks.com
    2011 Results at: athlinks.com
    2010 Results at: athlinks.com
    2009 Results at: athlinks.com
    2008 Results at: athlinks.com
    2007 Results at: athlinks.com
    2006 Results at: athlinks.com
    2005 Results at: athlinks.com
    2004 Results at: athlinks.com
    2003 Results at: athlinks.com
    2002 Results at: athlinks.com
    2001 Results at: athlinks.com

    2000 Results at: athlinks.com
    1999 Results at: athlinks.com
    1998 Results at: athlinks.com



    • • •

    FIND A RACE BY STATE

    Latest Posts

    -:- Best Selling Running Books -:-