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Race Dates

2017: Sunday, June 4, 2017
2016: Monday, June 6, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Downhill
Type: Point to Point
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 65°F (18°C)
Average High: 69°F (20°C)
Average Low: 61° F (16°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 96.76
Course Score: 98.58

Race Size

2016: 5,829 Finishers
2015: 4,313 Finishers
2014: 5,332 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 3.9%
2015: 2.4%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

Updated course for 2016.

Marathon Rankings

The Rock n Roll San Diego Marathon was the 14th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 18th largest in 2015.

Last year 3.9% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 2.4% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Rock n Roll San Diego Marathon the 424th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 441st highest percentage in 2015.

Its Course Score of 98.58 ranks it as the 246th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 21st fastest course in California.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Rock n Roll San Diego Marathon a PR Score of 96.76. This PR Score ranks it as the 343rd fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 31st fastest in California.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 403 feet (122m)
Min Elevation: 8 feet (2m)


Ratings & Reviews for the Rock n Roll San Diego Marathon

4 Stars from 1 Reviews

review of 2016 Rock n Roll San Diego Marathon.   

4 / 5 Stars


I did like to run close to the beach, nice weather, nice organization.

I did not like the couple of miles on the highway to finish... it was a bit steep and too hot for the finish.

Race Tips

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Finish Time Equivalent

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