About Balboa Park 8 Miler

The Balboa Park 8 Miler is the OLDEST race in San Diego and the only one that offers a full tour of Balboa Park!

The race will start and finish in the Pan American Plaza, located near the Air and Space Museum. Participants will enjoy a unique and challenging 8 mile route through Balboa Park’s scenic trails, bridges and windy roads. Every paid participant will receive an event t-shirt and a custom finisher’s medal!


Event Information

Date: Saturday, August 3, 2019
Race Start Time: 7:00AM
Start Location: Air & Space Museum Parking Lot
2001 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101


Current Pricing: SDTC Members: $55  Non-SDTC Members: $60  Reminder: Last year SOLD OUT.

All Participants Receive

Official Chip Timed Results
Official Balboa Park 8 Mile T-Shirt
Custom Finisher’s Medal

Race Day Schedule

6:00AM – Race day packet pick-up and registration (if available) opens
7:00AM – 8 Mile Run
9:00AM – Award Ceremony

Packet Pick-Up Details

Date: Friday, August 2nd
Time: 12 – 7 PM
Location: Road Runner Sports, 5553 Copley Dr, San Diego, CA 92111

Age Group Awards

Top 3 Overall, 19 & Under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+ 

About San Diego Track Club

This event has been organized by the San Diego Track Club (SDTC) for 65 consecutive years.  SDTC is a 501(c)(3) that proudly supports the running community of San Diego.

Event Details


Course Map Overview

Check out the only course that takes you for a full tour of Balboa Park! Full map below or click Course Map button to see the detailed mile by mile maps.

Course Map by Mile




Check out some of our favorite photos from previous races!

Click here to search the 2018 Balboa Park 8 Miler on course photos: 2018 Balboa Park 8 Miler Course Photos.

Additional photos will be posted to the Facebook page here in the coming days: Balboa Park 8 Miler Facebook Page

Balboa Park 8 Miler Start Line
Balboa Park 8 Miler Selfie
Balboa Park 8 Miler Runner
Balboa Park 8 Miler Course Cheer
Balboa Park 8 Miler Museum of Man
Balboa Park 8 Miler Finish Line Jump
Balboa Park 8 Miler Finish Line Friends
Balboa Park 8 Miler Finish Line
Balboa Park 8 Miler Finishers
Donna Gookin
Balboa Park 8 Miler Course
Balboa Park 8 Miler 2017 Champion

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