Tie up your laces and gear up for the La Jolla Half Marathon in April

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Tie up your laces and gear up for the La Jolla Half Marathon in April

You won't get seaside views like this even at The Marine Room in La Jolla - these kind of picturesque portraits of the Pacific can only be found during 13.1 grueling miles during the La Jolla Half Marathon. One of the most famous courses in the country, the starting gun fires off at the Del Mar Fairgrounds where thousands of trained athletes jump through the streets of Del Mar in just a few minutes. You'll be grateful for that ocean breeze come mile four or five, especially in San Diego's summer, as you wind through the residential streets of Del Mar, reach Torrey Pines State Park for a hill unlike anything you've ever experienced, and finally sail down to Ellen Browning Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove for a greeting near the iconic site of the harbor sea lions. Organized by the La Jolla Kiwanis Foundation, the La Jolla Half Marathon isn't for the faint of heart. There is a three-hour time limit for the event, but due to the sheer volume of participants there is a multi-wave start time for everyone. As with any great event on La Jolla Shores Dr., don't hesitate to grab a refreshment throughout the courses strategically placed water tables; and if you're injured, support stations and medical staff are right there to keep you going. Once you hit the finish line it'll all be worth it - the California sun will bring way to great live entertainment, snacks and goodies for participants, and even a beer garden to wash those bruises and aches away.

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