Friday, January 8, 2016

5 San Diego Races you HAVE to do and Discount Codes!

I am BLESSED beyond belief to live in San Diego!  They don't call it America's Finest City for nothing!  We have awesome beaches, trails, mountains, weather (except during El Nino 2016) and races!  Our races RULE!  So today, I want to tell you about a few of them, some I have done and some I have not.

1.  Carlsbad Marathon (& Half)

Carlsbad was my very first half marathon ever and will forever hold a spot in my heart for that reason.  This year it takes place on January 17, 2016.  If you were looking for a reason to do it but wanted to save a little money, I have a code for you!  Use code MRTT15OFF for $15 off either distance.

If you are looking for scenery and a gently rolling course, this is it!  And, I will be co-hosting my very first We Run Social meet up ever with Kristin.

2.  Mermaid Half / 10K / 5K

I did the 5K (and PR'd) in 2014 and did the Half and opposite of PR'd in 2015.  But again, this is a scenic course along Mission Bay on February 13, 2016.  Flat as a pancake.  And instead of medals, you get a necklace.  Not a Tiffany's necklace but still a cute one!

And again, I have a code for you!  Code MRTT20 gets you 20% off any distance!  Full disclosure: I am not running this in 2016.  I will be running the LA Marathon on 2/14.  (P.S. If you haven't registered yet, use code CARLEE16 for $10 off!)

3.  San Diego Half Marathon

This is the 5th anniversary of this race and my Coach Jenn has run it every year.  It is her favorite road Half Marathon in San Diego and I am excited to finally see what the fuss is all about!  It is on Sunday, March 13, 2016.

And again, I have a code for you.  Use code SDMOM for $10 off registration.

Remember that Trail Half marathon I did in December?  Well, Seasick Marketing has a brand new event on April 30, 2016 in Del Mar.  Del Mar's first ever trail race.  Exciting right?  It is only $25 for the 5K and $35 for the 5 miler until February 8.  Please come run it with me!  It will be a blast!

The races are super well organized and this will be a good intro to trail running if it is something you want to try.  No code because it is so cheap!

Okay fine.  Not really a San Diego race or even a California race but it is the one I am doing in May and the one I think you should join me at on May 7, 2016!  Just look at the course!

And if you sign up thru this link, you get $5 off for joining my team PLUS you get another $5 off for letting them post to Facebook for you making the Half marathon only $64.95 and the Full only $84.95 thru January 28, 2016.  

Honorable Mention: The Avocado Half & 5K on May 28, 2016.
I have never done this one but when Coach Jenn tells me she has a code and is doing the race, you definitely think about it!

So there you have it.  My race calendar for the first part of 2016.  Please also SAVE the DATE for the Epilepsy Foundation 5K taking place on 4/17/2016 and please consider joining Team Serena's Crusaders to celebrate and support my beautiful daughter.  More details coming soon!

I am linking up with  MarCourtney and Cynthia - AKA the DC Trifecta!

And Jill for Fitness Friday!

So, what are some MUST DO races in your neck of the woods?  If you live near me, will you be joining me at any these races?

As always, I wish you Happy Feet,
SD Mom


  1. Darn I wish I lived near San Diego! I have never visited and I hear it's so nice!

  2. I've been wanting to try a trail race. I'll need to look at my race calendar and see if I can do the Del Mar one- perfect distance for my first trail race.

  3. Aww, I'm going to miss your meet up! I'll be at Star Wars that day. I wish those two races were different weekends!

  4. I would love to run any of these. If only I still lived in OC.

    Thanks for sharing with Fitness Health & Happiness. Do you mind switching to the new badge the next time you link up? Have a great weekend!

    1. I wish you still lived here too! I changed the logo by the way!

  5. Sounds fun! I already have a California race (doing 50 States) but have always wanted to visit San Diego. Maybe some day!

  6. I need to add SD to my travel list! These all look like amazing races. Of course, pretty much everything in SD is amazing.

  7. So great looking races. Now, if only it wasn't quite so far.

  8. SD is such a beautiful city - I haven't been in awhile. Maybe time for a visit :)

  9. Funny, I've got a different race on each of those dates (except Revel). I'm going to miss you!

  10. I am so jealous! It looks like you have great races and an amazing running community near you - I'd love to see that where I live!

  11. Yes I agree living in San Diego is the BEST:) This is the first time I've heard of Coast to Crest and will consider adding it to my race plan. Sounds like it will be a fun race.

  12. Do you have any coupons/references for coupons for America's Finest Half? I'm running that next Saturday and hoping to score a coupon deal while registering.

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    1. Which race are you looking to do? They have all passed!