Rock ‘N’ Roll San Diego Marathon – 2024 Registration & 2023 Results

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San Diego, California, USA June 1-2, 2024 Registration Open

Established in 1998, the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon is an annual marathon road race organized in San Diego, California. While now, it is one of many ‘Rock & Roll races that are organized, it is the original race that kickstarted the Rock ‘n’ Roll series of races.

The race not only challenges the runners but also raises money for multiple charities and has over the years raised over $100 million for various causes around the globe.

Races offered:

  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 5K Run

The organizers also offer the Remix Challenge which requires the runners to run the 5k on Saturday followed by any one of the Marathon or Half Marathon on Sunday. Marathon (n=4) and Half Marathon Relay (n=2) are also offered.

The Marathon course record is held by Philip Taurus among men (2:08:33) and by Bizunesh Deba among women (2:23:31). For the half marathon, the course record is held by Bernard Koech among men (58:41) and Shalane Flanagan among women (1:07:51).

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Rock ‘N’ Roll San Diego Marathon

Race Categories, Dates, Registration, Eligibility & Fees

Marathon Half Marathon 5K
Distance 42.2km 21.1km 5km
Race Date June 2, 2024 June 2, 2024 June 1, 2024
Start Time 6:15 am 6:15 am 7:00 am
Eligibility Criterion 18 years & above 12 years & above 8 years & above
Fees–General # $99 & Up $89 & Up $55 & Up
Fees- St Jude Hero # $0 $0 $0
Registration Register here Register here Register here
Expo Details Venue: San Diego Convention Center (Halls F, G & H)
Date & Timings: June 2 (12pm-7pm) & June 3 (9am – 5pm)

# Fees for Live events are time–sensitive i.e. increases closer to the race date. Early bird discounts are available.

Route/Course Map

Information about the course maps & other details for the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon 2024 is provided below

Marathon Half Marathon 5K
Race Route FM Race Route HM Race Route 5K Race Route

The Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon route has a POINT TO POINT course with the below-mentioned Start and Finish points:

Start Point Finish Point
Marathon & Half Marathon* Sixth Ave & Quince St at Balboa Park Ash St & Union St
5K Presidents Way & Park Blvd. Balboa Dr

* The Marathon & Half Marathon runners start at the same time and run on the same route for about 8 miles before HM runners split off and go towards the waterfront park while the FM runners continue exploring other landmarks of the scenic city.

Prize Money

Information about the prizes/ awards for the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon 2024 not available but below are details from the 2023 edition

The total prize purse is for $10,000 (though further details are not available). All prizes are paid equally for male and female competitors for each of the distances. Awards are presented to: 

  • Top 3 prizes for Overall winners – For FM/HM/5k
  • Top 3 age category runners for HM/FM

2023 and Earlier Edition Results


Important Points

  • Entertainment: Music is an important part of the race with plenty of on-course entertainment, including multiple bands and DJs, cheer squads, and more.
  • Pacers: Pacers would be available for both marathon and half marathon.
  • Refreshments – On course: Water support along with Gatorade is available throughout the course. Gels are available at select aid stations.
  • Refreshments – Post race: Organizers arrange for a wide selection of refreshments including water, banana, granola bars, cookie, chips, Gatorade, fruit snacks, and more.
  • Starting corrals: Runners can get their starting corrals modified at the expo. No race day change of corral allowed.
    Temperature: Early summer run with usual air temperature around 62-68°F/ 20-22°C.
  • +1 Bib pick up: The organizers are allowing runners to pick up a bib for one additional person other than their own by showing relevant registration details and an authority letter from the other runner.
  • Below is the cut-off time for Marathon, Half marathon, and 5km races.
    • Marathon (42.2km) – 7hr cut off
    • Half Marathon (21.1km) – 4hr cut-off
    • 5km – 1hr cut off

Contact Information
Address & Phone: Not Available

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    1. Hi Cindy,

      The Registration links are within the section which has race details. While the registration for 2024 is not yet open, you can sign up directly with race organizers for any updates at You will all update notifications regarding the Rock & Roll San Diego Marathon after sign up. Hope this helps

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