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Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Marathon

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Distance Marathon

Date 05 Jun 2021

About Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Marathon

The streets of San Diego is where the Rock ’n’ Roll series began. Already on its nineteenth year and counting, it has completely revolutionized the way that runners race toward the finish line. Going through the downtown center and historical landmarks, as well as neighborhoods, this is a marathon that brings the entire city alive with excitement. Packed with live entertainment along the way, there is fun to be had for runners and spectators alike.

An annual race, it may be just one of the many Rock ‘n’ Roll, but it is the original. Created to be something more than just a race, the Rock ’n’ Roll was a vision that has caught on like wildfire across the country. Starting at Sea World in San Diego, runners have seven hours to complete the course.

The best part about the marathon is that it not only brings like-minded marathon runners together to challenge their athletic talent, it also raises money for charities. Since its inception, it has touted raising over $100 million for various causes around the globe. Have a little fun, get a whole lot of exercise, and help out a fantastic cause. Putting this one on your marathon to-do calendar is a must-do.



  • 42.195km


  • 5km

Half Marathon

  • 21.1km

6th Avenue at Palm

San Diego,us


Parade Deck in Marine Corps Recruit Depot

San Diego,us


The marathon originally commenced at 6th Avenue at Palm and concluded at Parade Deck in Marine Corps Recruit Depot. In 2010 a new course was defined which ended at Sea World San Diego. In 2013, the course was again rerouted with a new finish line at Petco Park. Runners have seven hours in which to complete the marathon. There is also a half-marathon over portions of the same course, and a four-person relay option with a four-hour time limit.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.