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Encinitas Half Marathon

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March 26, 2017 (Sunday)
Half Marathon
Moonlight State Beach
Encinitas, California
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The INAUGURAL ENCINITAS HALF MARATHON is on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 7:30am. The beautiful coastal course takes you through FUNKY Leucadia, Encinitas, and gorgeous downtown Solana Beach.

This is not just another road race! We're heavily focused on creating a unique & memorable half marathon experience for you! We have a creative team consisting of event organizers from world famous events to help make this course one you will NEVER forget!

COURSE DESCRIPTION: You'll start and finish at Moonlight Beach and B Street! The race begins by heading east on B Street to Hwy 101, then turning left going through Leucadia - passing by local hot spots like Pannikin and Solterra Winery. There will be aid station support and toilets at every mile. You'll also be suprised with some "funky course entertainment" to keep you smiling! Next, you'll run through Encinitas passing the Encinitas Boat Houses, Swami's Temple and Gardens, Cardiff Kook Statue and you'll make your way down the ocean front road to downtown Solana Beach. Turning around at Lomas Santa Fe, you'll then head straight back for the finish line. 3 hours and 15 minute (14:53/pace) time limit!

EXPO will be held March 24 & 25 to pick up your bib number, race shirt and visit with loads of vendors and sponsors giving away free products! Location TBA.

The FINISH LINE FESTIVAL: includes receiving your FINISHER'S MEDAL, a complimentary BREAKFAST, MUSIC, CELEBRATION & FEELING AWESOME about your accomplishment.

Parking will be FREE! You can park in Encinitas near the start/finish line!

$140,000 of the proceeds have been pledged to be given back to support Ocean Conservation, Humanitarian and Youth Education Programs.

INTRO PRICE: $69 until June 19!!!
www.encinitashalfmarathon.com


Event Start Location
The Start/Finish Line will be at Moonlight State Beach and B Street (400 B Street, Encinitas, CA)

Course Description
You'll start and finish at Moonlight Beach and B Street! The race begins by heading east on B Street to Hwy 101, then turning left going through Leucadia - passing by local hot spots like Pannikin and Solterra Winery. There will be aid station support and toilets at every mile. You'll also be suprised with some "funky course entertainment" to keep you smiling! Next, you'll run through Encinitas passing the Encinitas Boat Houses, Swami's Temple and Gardens, Cardiff Kook Statue and you'll make your way down the ocean front road to downtown Solana Beach. Turning around at Lomas Santa Fe, you'll then head straight back for the finish line. 3 hours and 15 minute (14:53/pace) time limit!

Awards
ALL FINISHERS WHO COMPLETE THE RACE IN 3HRS AND 15MIN OR LESS (BASED ON CHIP TIME) WILL BE HANDED AN AWESOME FINISHERíS MEDAL AT THE FINISH LINE.

The Awards Ceremony begins at 10am on stage:

The top 5 overall male and female half marathon finishers will receive a special award along with a prize money check, which will be mailed 4-6 weeks after the race.

1st Place: $1.500

2nd Place: $750

3rd Place: $300

4th Place: $200

5th Place: $100

Masterís Division: The top finisher, male and female, in the following age divisions, will receive a prize money check for $250, which will be mailed 4-6 weeks after the race.

40-44
45-49
50-59
60-64
65-69
70-74
75-79
80+
Awards will be offered to the first 3 finishers, male and female, in the following age groups:

13-17
18-24
25-29
30-34
35-39
40-44
45-49
50-54
55-59
60-64
65-69
70-74
75-79
80+

Packet Pickup / Expo
2-day Expo will be held in Downtown Encinitas, exact location TBA. Pick up your bib number, Race Shirt, Goodie Bag and visit the sponsor/vendor booths for FREE products and samples!!

Timing / Results
This event will be professionally timed by Race Wire using chrono track. The Timing Chip will be embedded in the bib number for your convenience.

Post Race Activities
Finish Line Festival begins at 8:30am! Once you cross the finish line, you'll receive your Finisher's Medal, water/hydration drinks, a complimentary breakfast, music, sponsor goodies and celebration with your friends and family! The awards ceremony will be around 10am. Possible beer garden, too! More details to come!

Weather
San Diego is known for its numerous days of sunshine throughout the year. March is a beautiful time of year!! We expect sunshine, most likely a little bit chilly in the morning then warming up to about 70 degrees by mid-morning/early afternoon. This event is rain or shine!

Directions
From I-5, you take Encinitas Blvd exit and head 1/2 west towards the ocean. Encinitas Blvd. turns into B Street and it dead ends into Moonlight Beach, where the Start/Finish will be located.


Parking
All parking is FREE! You may park in Encinitas near Moonlight Beach (see website for details).
 
 

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Recent Review: Very well organized and the race course was just right. Like a training run. Congratulations to the organizers'. They did a great job.
Sandra Reed
San Marcos, California
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