The Kaiser Permanente Thrive Half Marathon and 5K benefiting Make-A-Wish San Diego encourages the community to “Thrive”! We can do this together by staying active, eating healthy, living well and giving back. It’s an opportunity for San Diegans to get fit, have fun, and at the same time help an amazing local charity.

This is the perfect San Diego fall half marathon or fun 5k. We can’t wait to see you at the start line!


Registration is NOW OPEN!

Event Date:
Sunday, October 29th, 2017

*For Military discounts please email

Race entry includes exclusive race t-shirt, finisher medal, chip timing, age group awards, and post race refreshments. Please Pick up your bib and t-shirt at Packet Pickup. Half Marathon participants must be at least 12 years old and 5K participants must be at least 7 years old. Registration is limited. Registration will be available at Packet Pickup and event day if the event is not sold out. Photo ID’s are required to pick up your race bib. Registration fees are non-refundable. If you would like to transfer your bib to another participant there will be a $15 transfer fee.



6:45 AM – Half Marathon Start
7:30 AM – 5K Start
9:00 AM – Awards


Half Marathon Start Line: On Ruffin Road just South of the new Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center – 9455 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92123

5K Start Line: Ski Beach – 1600 Vacation Road, San Diego, CA 92109

Half Marathon and 5K Finish Line: Ski Beach – 1600 Vacation Road, San Diego, CA 92109

Half Marathon Shuttles

Pre-race shuttles from the Finish Line (Ski Beach) to the Start Line (Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center) will be provided for an affordable fare. Please check back for purchase information and updates as we finalize the event transportation plan.

Packet Pick-up

Please plan on picking up your packet (bib, t-shirt, and timing tag) at one of our scheduled packet pick-ups the week of the event. Please check back for more details once times and locations are finalized.


ALL FINISHERS WILL RECEIVE A MEDAL! Award Divisions are Top 3 overall and top 3 in each of the following age groups: 15 and under,16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+.


Half Marathon (13.1 miles):

This is a point- to-point FAST Course. The first 3 miles of the course is downhill followed by 10 miles of long straight-aways on Friars Road, Old Sea World Drive and Ingraham Street.

5K (3.1 miles):

Start and Finish at Ski Beach and run North on Ingraham St. to Crown Point, along the beach path towards Sail Bay and return to Vacation Isle. The course is very scenic and is the perfect beginners run.

*Course subject to change based on final city approvals


For over 35 years, Make-A-Wish® has given hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Make-A-Wish San Diego grants wishes to eligible children in San Diego and Imperial Counties.

The Kaiser Permanente Thrive Half Marathon and 5K has committed to raise $10,000 for Make-A-Wish San Diego, the cost it takes to grant one wish. With your help and generosity, we have the opportunity to exceed the $10,000 commitment and reach a higher goal. Let’s give back to the community and let’s give back to the kids.

Visit Make- A-Wish San Diego’s website to learn more about what they do throughout the community.


Join the Race Crew – Volunteer!

It takes a village to “run” a half marathon and we need your help to support the runners as they race to the finish line. Interested in volunteering with your group? Email

Volunteer Perks

  • Official Kaiser Permanente Thrive Half Marathon Volunteer tee
  • Community Service hours (if needed)
  • Refreshments

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We have a fun, easy day culture and convey a calm confidence in our work, but within our name there is more. Deeply inspired by the motto – “The only easy day was yesterday.” We embody superior event production and a tireless commitment to excellence.

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