About Balboa Park 8 Miler

The Balboa 8 Miler is the longest consecutively run 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 San Diego Hall of Champions. 8 mile participants will enjoy a unique and challenging route through Balboa Park’s scenic trails, bridges and windy roads. Every paid participant will receive a 50/50 blend event t-shirt and a custom finisher’s medal!


Event Information

Date: Saturday, August 5, 2017
Race Start Time: 7:00AM
Start Location: San Diego Hall of Champions
2131 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101

2017 Results

Check out the official results here 

All Participants Receive

Official Chip Timed Results
Official Balboa Park 8 Mile 50/50 Blend Tee
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 4th
Time: 3 – 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 63 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!

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If you have any questions regarding The Balboa Park 8 Miler or are interested in becoming a sponsor for the inaugural event, please let us know!