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Rose Bowl Half Marathon

  • Sun, Feb 23
  • 8:00AM - 12:00PM
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Rose Bowl Half Marathon

Pacific Sports LLC and the Rose Bowl Operating Company have teamed up to bring you the Rose Bowl Half Marathon, 10k, 5k and Kids 1K Run (walkers are welcomed in all events)! 

This event will start and finish at the Rose Bowl Stadium. Half marathon competitors will have an opportunity to run past and through some of Pasadena’s greatest landmarks including the Rose Bowl, the Colorado Bridge, the Arroyo Seco, Devil’s Gate Dam, JPL, the new Flintwash Bridge and more! The course is scenic, periodically hilly and comprised of a combination of road and trail. Approximately 70% of the course is on the trails near Brookside Golf Course and Hahamongna Watershed Park.

Kid's 1K Run

In addition to the Rose Bowl Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, there will be a Kids’ Fun-Run. The 1K, un-timed route down Rosemont Avenue finishing on the field is a great chance for parents to share a passion for running and exercise with their children! The run is a perfect starting point for any aspiring young runner, and only costs $15 if you register before Feb. 20, 2014. All Kids will receive a finisher medal and t-shirt.

8-Week Training Program from California Triathlon

California Triathlon has provided Rose Bowl Half Marathon competitors with an 8-week training program. It's best suited for runners with an intermediate level of running experience. You can find the plan by clicking here.

Finish Location

The finish will be at the World famous Rose Bowl stadium!  The closing of the finish line will be at 12:30pm, giving participants 4-1/2 hours to complete their event.

Age Groups and Divisions

  • Age Group-Male & Female: 13 & Under, 14-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+
  • Pasadena Division: (Residents): Male and Female
  • Clydesdale: Men 200+ lbs
  • Master Clydesdale: Men 40+yrs & 200+ lbs
  • Athena: Women 150+ lbs
  • Master Athena: Women 40+yrs & 150+ lbs

Registration & Packet Pick-Up Information

Location: Rose Bowl Stadium Ticket Booths

Saturday 12:00PM-4:00PM and Sunday, from 6:00AM-7:45AM. Your race packet includes bib number, safety pins, timing chip, competitor info sheet, maps, and a wristband (21 & Over only). This year all athletes, men, women, and kids, will recieve a short-sleeved T-shirt, along with a goody bag filled with sponsor giveaways.

If someone else is picking up your packet, they must have your signed waiver and a copy of your photo ID. DOWNLOAD THE WAIVER

VIP athletes will be able to pick up their registration information on Sunday morning at a special VIP Packet Pick Up Window and will receive a parking pass, a $20 merchandise certificate and $20 off any future Pacific Sports race.

Let your friends know you've registered, share your training tips, post your race day pictures, or brag about your results.  We want to hear it and see it! "Like" us on Facebook and tell us your story. 

Race Day Parking

IMPORTANT NOTE-All half marathon & 5k, 10k competitors must arrive no later than 7:15 am. The course will officially be closed by 7:30 am making access to the stadium very difficult. We recommend planning to arrive early on race day. Parking at the Rose Bowl will be in Lots K for all participants and spectators. The fee for parking per car is $10. VIP/Volunteer Parking will be in Lot F. 

Fluid Stations

There will be seven fluid stations on the half marathon course and three aid stations on the 10K and 5k course. All aid stations will be stocked with Herbalife 24 HYDRATE and water.  Mileage is based on the half marathon course.

Station Locations

Station #1 : Casting Pond - mile 1.25/mile 3.5 - half only
Station #2 : Rosemont just north of N Arroyo Blvd - mile 5 - all courses
Station #3 : Washington/Rosemont - mile 6 and 11 - all courses
Station #4 : Devil's Gate Dam - mile 7 and 10 - half only
Station #5 : JPL Parking Lot - mile 8.25 - half only
Station #6 : Foothill Blvd near Frisbee Golf Course - mile 9.5 - half only
Station #7 : Salvia Canyon Rd and West Drive - mile 12 - all courses


Awards will go to the top three finishers in each division. All half marathon finishers receive a finisher medal. Overall winners get a special award and are not eligible for also winning their age group (in other words, you can not receive two medals). 


If you're interested in volunteering at the Rose Bowl Half Marathon, please contact Sam Poundstone, our Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected]


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