Event Update

On April 7, 2021 Governor Newsom announced plans to open California starting June 15th. With that news, we have been working quickly with the City of San Diego and Balboa Park to hopefully host the 2021 Balboa Park 8 Miler! We will be updating this site with more information once we feel we can confidently open registration. We hope to see you at the starting line on August 7th!


Event Information

Race Date: Saturday, August 7, 2021


SDTC Member – Pricing Coming Soon/Non-Member – Pricing Coming Soon
Registration Coming Soon!

All Participants Receive

– Official Balboa Park 8 Mile T-Shirt
– Custom Finishers Medal

Race Day Instructions

Race day instructions coming soon!

2020 Photos

Check out all the photos from the Japanese Friendship Garden from the 2020 Balboa Park 8 Miler.
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Age Group Awards

Top 3 Overall, Top Masters 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.


2021 Participant Goods

Check out the participant goods for the 2021 Balboa Park 8 Miler highlighting the Plaza de Panama Fountain!

BONUS: All 2020 Virtual participants will be eligible to earn the Challenge medal for completing 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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