America's Finest City Half Marathon is run on a fast, scenic, point-to-point course. The race starts at the historic Cabrillo National Monument at the tip of Point Loma with its world-renowned vistas of San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean, follows scenic San Diego Bay and Harbor Island along the Embarcadero to the Star of India, winds through downtown San Diego and finishes in beautiful Balboa Park.
In 1978, as the original running boom was about to take off, then San Diego Mayor Pete Wilson thought that it would be a good idea to have a running event as a part of the “America’s Finest City Week” celebration, which took place each August. The annual AFC Week began in 1972 after the Republican Party pulled its Convention from San Diego and moved it to Miami.
The event is now owned by Neil Finn Sports Management, managed by In Motion Inc., and benefits the Cabrillo National Monument Foundation, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, and the Spreckels Organ Society.
|2nd Male||1:08:43||CHAD BEYER||35||Tempe|
|3rd Male||1:08:54||CHRIS MAXWELL||27||Portland|
|4th Male||1:11:07||JACK ST. MARIE||29||Encinatas|
|2nd Female||1:20:19||HILARY CORNO||45||Encinatas|
|3rd Female||1:21:32||KIMBERLIE Meeker||41||Raleigh|
|4th Female||1:24:52||ANDREA CORAZZARI-UGALDE||42||San Jose|
|M 40-49||1:15:21||PAUL EASTWOOD||44||Denver|
|F 40-49||1:20:19||HILARY CORNO||45||Encinatas|
AMERICA’S FINEST CITY HALF MARATHON ALL-TIME BEST PERFORMANCES
Men NELSON OYUGI (KEN) 1:01:59 Year 2013
Woman BELAINESH GEBRE (ETH) 1:10:27 Year 2010