The SLO Half Marathon is a paved, point-to-point course that follows the Marathon route, starting at San Luis Obispo High School, a quick loop around the historic downtown, past the Fremont Theatre, Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, a Frank Lloyd Wright designed building, the Chinese Garden and out into the beautiful Edna Valley vineyards and farmland (yes there are a few hills).
At mile seven, the course heads back into the city center, thru the Railroad District, the Islay Street home stretch (with charming Victorians and bungalows) and finally, the spectator friendly, downhill finish line at the basin of the majestic Cerro San Luis Morro, the iconic Madonna Inn and The SLO Life Expo that will be in full swing! Check out our COURSE VIDEO.
With registration, Half Marathon participants receive:
NOTE - You must be an Official Finisher to be guaranteed a medal or race result
In order to qualify as an Official Finisher, you must finish within the 7-hour course limit. Runners/Walkers must maintain a 16:00 minute per mile pace as the course will be closed on a mile-by-mile rolling basis. If you are unable to run/walk within the allotted time, you will either be picked up and driven to the finish area or asked to move onto the sidewalk. Once you are on the sidewalk, you must follow all traffic laws deemed by the City and County of San Luis Obispo. The course will be re-opened to traffic and aid stations may be closed. Sag Wagons will be provided should you be unable to complete the race. Minimum age to compete in the Half Marathon is 15 years of age.
The course will be equipped and staffed for your safety and well-being. There will be:
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