America's Finest City Half Marathon & 5K

Event Date

Sun, Aug 17, 2014


San Diego, CA

About This Activity

The Premier San Diego Half Marathon - 37 Years Running!

The 37th 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 renown 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. 

The AFC is recognized as one of the country’s top half marathons.  Last year the event drew runners from 47 states and 16 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 8,000 entrants and the 5K limit is 1,500 entrants.

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

Wheelchair competitors must contact 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 15

12 - 7 pm   AFC Fitness Expo - Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

Saturday, August 16

10am - 5pm AFC Fitness Expo - Sheraton San Diego H & M

6 pm          Carbo-load Specials, Harbor's Edge Restaurant

                Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

Sunday, August 17

4:30 - 6 am   Buses from Balboa Park to Half Marathon Start

6:45 am      Start - 22nd Annual AFC 5K - Balboa Park

7 am          Start - 37th Annual AFC HALF MARATHON

                Cabrillo National Monument, Point Loma

9:30 am      Half Marathon Awards Presentation

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