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San Diego Holiday Half Marathon
December 16, 2023
San Diego, CA
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About The San Diego Holiday Half Marathon
The San Diego Holiday Half Marathon, scheduled for December 16, 2023, in sunny San Diego, CA, offers a thrilling and fast-paced experience for all half marathon enthusiasts. This 13.1-mile race kicks off on Penasquitos Drive, right in front of the breathtaking Hotel Karlan, now known as the Doubletree Golf Resort.
The course takes participants on a picturesque journey, starting with a challenging ascent up Carmel Mountain Rd at mile 1.5 – a true test of their endurance. However, fear not, as this uphill battle is soon replaced by an exhilarating 711-foot net elevation drop along the “rolling” downhill bike path. This remarkable feature makes the race an ideal opportunity for participants to achieve a personal best and secure their end-of-the-year PR!
San Diego itself provides an ideal backdrop for this festive event. Known for its stunning beaches, vibrant culture, and endless sunshine, the city offers a delightful atmosphere for runners and spectators alike. With its charming coastal views and the allure of Torrey Pines State Beach as the finish line, participants will be invigorated every step of the way.
As for weather, December in San Diego is typically mild and pleasant, with average temperatures ranging from 50°F to 65°F (10°C to 18°C). Runners can anticipate ideal conditions for their race, ensuring comfortable running temperatures throughout the course.
So lace up your running shoes, embrace the challenge of Carmel Mountain, and let the breathtaking San Diego scenery propel you toward a well-deserved victory at the San Diego Holiday Half Marathon. Get ready to create lasting memories and experience the thrill of achieving your personal best. Remember, this beloved winter event sells out every year, so don’t delay – secure your spot today and join the festive cheer that awaits you at the finish line!