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America's Finest City

Sunday August 18th, 2019
San Diego, California
Distance: Half Marathon · 5K

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.

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displays approximate race location · San Diego CA 92101

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Bob Anderson
One of the best half marathons in Southern California
Race Date: 08/19/2018 Distance: Half Marathon
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 1:05:37 Juan Pacheco 27 Mexico
2nd Male 1:05:50 Reece Edwards 23 Australia
3rd Male 1:06:35 Willie Milam 26 Boulder, CO
4th Male 1:09:16 Henry Lelei 29 Tucson, AZ
Female 1:14:25 Jane Kibii 33 Auburn, CA
2nd Female 1:14:54 Simegn Abnet Yeshanbel 32 Albuquerque, NM
3rd Female 1:15:06 Sarah Kiptoo 28 Santa Fe, NM
4th Female 1:15:43 Kinsey Middleton 25 Boise, ID
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 1:14:30 Ryan Parrish 40 Fulshear, TX
M 50-59 1:33:26 Trinidad Robles 55 Orange, CA
M 60-69 1:29:31 Garrett Dalessandro 60 Califon, NJ
F 40-49 1:19:25 Hilary Corno 42 Encinitas, CA
F 50-59 1:26:08 Celestine Arambulo 54 San Diego, CA
F 60-69 1:59:13 Alison Gregory 62 Oceanside, CA
F 70+ 2:34:56 Nancy Linck 76 La Jolla, CA
America's Finest City

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

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