COVID-19 Update

We have been working closely with the City of San Diego, Balboa Park and the San Diego Police Department to understand the best options for the 2020 edition of the race. However, given the restrictions this summer on large events due to COVID-19 and with your safety in mind, we must change the 66th Annual Balboa Park 8 Miler to be a virtual run.


Event Information

Virtual Race Date: Saturday, August 1, 2020

Virtual Registration

SDTC Member – $50/Non-Member – $55:SOLD OUT
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All Participants Receive

Official Balboa Park 8 Mile T-Shirt
Custom Finishers Medal
Opportunity to receive 2020/2021 Challenge Medal

Virtual Race Day Instructions

CLICK HERE to review all the race day instructions for tracking your run to uploading & viewing your results, plus Virtual Run FAQs!

2020 JFG Photos

Check out all the photos from the Japanese Friendship Garden on Saturday, August 1st.
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Age Group Awards

Top 3 Overall, 19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 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 66 consecutive years.  SDTC is a 501(c)(3) that proudly supports the running community of San Diego.


2020 Virtual Participant Goods

Check out the participant goods for the 2020 Virtual Balboa Park 8 Miler highlighting the Japanese Friendship Garden!

BONUS: All 2020 Virtual participants will be eligible to earn the Challenge medal by complete 2020 Virtually and 2021 in person!



Check out some of our favorite photos from previous races!

Click here to search the 2019 Balboa Park 8 Miler on course photos: 2019 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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