The Oldest Racing Tradition in San Diego!

The Balboa Park 8 Miler is the longest consecutively run race in San Diego (63 years old!) and the only one that offers a full tour of Balboa Park!  The race will start and finish in the Pan American Plaza, located in front of the San Diego Hall of Champions.  Participants will enjoy a unique and challenging route through Balboa Park’s scenic landmarks, trails, bridges and windy roads!  Check out the full course map to see all the unique landmarks runners will pass during the race!

Entry Fees:

Registration – Opens Tuesday, April 4th

8 Mile (SDTC member/non-member)
Opening Price – $40/$45
Before 5/18 – $45/$50
Before 6/30 – $50/$55
CURRENT – $55/$60
Race Day – $60/$65 *




*Once the limit of registrations is reached the race will be sold out.

All Participants Receive:

  • Official Chip Timed Results
  • 50/50 blend Official Balboa Park 8 Mile Shirt
  • Custom Finisher’s Medal: (pictured below)

Balboa Park 8 Miler Medal

Race Day Schedule:

6:00AM – Race day packet pick-up and registration (if available) opens
7:00AM – Official Start Time
9:00AM – Awards Ceremony

Prizes & Awards:

All Balboa Park 8 Mile finishers will receive a custom medal.  Additionally we will present age group awards to the following categories (male & female): 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, and 80+.

Early Packet Pick-Up

Date: Friday, August 4th
Time: 3 pm – 7 pm
Location: Road Runner Sports, 5549 Copley Dr, San Diego, CA 92111. In the ‘Dog House’ within the store.

Note: You can pick-up the participant goods for another person as long as you have a picture of their ID (e.g. on your phone).

Participant Need to Knows:

Each participant must agree that he/she will complete the Balboa Park 8 Miler within the two (2) hour time limit.  All participants must maintain a 15 minute per mile pace or faster.  If a participant cannot maintain the minimum pace they will be asked to step off the course for their own safety.