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The La Jolla Half Marathon is coming up on April 23rd and here are my top 3 reasons why you should come run this race with me!!
#3 – It’s part of the Triple Crown Series!
If you ran the Carlsbad half in January, then you definitely need to run La Jolla! The La Jolla Half Marathon is the second race in the Triple Crown Series – which means if you also run America’s Finest City in August, you get extra bling and bragging rights! I always love extra swag!
#2 – The Swag!
I know you probably think this would be number one on my list…but you’ll see why this came in a close second in just a minute. However, this swag is DOPE! You get a sweet technical shirt, cinch bag, beautiful medal, and beer! Not to mention all of the extra goodies you could score at the expo as well as the snacks/drinks at the finish line festival!
So what’s the #1 why you need to run the La Jolla Half Marathon?? The Scenery!
I will disclose that there are some pretty decent hills along this course (see the elevation pictured above), but trust me…the views will be all worth it! And yes, you could just drive to La Jolla to see some of these views…BUT, actually running this course will provide you a unique opportunity to view this scenery in an up-close-and-personal way. I highly recommend taking advantage of this race so you can see these awesome views from a unique perspective (rather than driving around narrow streets, looking for parking, getting stuck in groups of tourists, etc.) And here are some things you can do during/after the race…
~~You can visit with the Dr. Seuss inspired tree in Ellen Scripps Browning Park! Dr. Seuss spent many of his years in La Jolla and several of his illustrations were inspired by the unique trees of this beautiful city!
~~Check out the coves and shores! After your run, you’ll have some time to sit by the shore and reflect on your personal accomplishment. What better way to relax and rest your feet!
~~Explore a cave! The Cave Store in La Jolla allows you to view the inside of a cave! For a small fee, you can walk down a set of stairs and experience a real cave without having to swim or rent any equipment.
~~Get close to a seal! La Jolla is also known for its seal population so don’t miss your opportunity to take a selfie with an adorable group of pups!
Ready to run? Here are the deets:
Price through April 19th – $120 —> Use code “BIBRAVE20” to save $20 on the half!
Friday, April 21st – 12pm – 6pm
Saturday, April 22nd – 10am – 5pm
Hilton San Diego/Del Mar
15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014
Half Marathon – Sunday, April 23, 2017 – 7:30 am – Begins at Del Mar Racetrack
Not quite ready for a half marathon? Have no fear! There is also a 5k option!
Not quite ready to run a 5k? Have no fear! You can always volunteer and help out the community!
Not quite ready to commit to volunteering? Then just come down and cheer on the runners! We always love high fives, encouraging words, and clever signs along the course!
Find out more information including parking/shuttle details here!
I hope to see you there and be sure to check back for my review of this exciting event!
I’m off to train and hydrate! 😉