In person racing returns on Saturday, November 6, 2021
San Diego’s scenic half-marathon to feature New Loop Course in Mission Bay
Special early bird pricing available for half-marathon & 5k at ThriveHalfMarathon.com
San Diego, CA : March 16, 2021 - Easy Day Sports, the organizers of the Kaiser Permanente Thrive Half Marathon & 5K, today launched registration for the 2021 event which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 6th. One of San Diego’s most scenic half-marathons, the event will feature a new loop course that will start and finish along the waterfront in Mission Bay.
"We are excited that registration is open for the 2021 Kaiser Permanente Thrive Half Marathon & 5K, and we look forward to hosting a safe, in-person race this November," said Dr. Michael Lalich, Area Medical Director and Chief of Staff for Kaiser Permanente San Diego. "This event has always been well attended thanks to its first-class race venue and incredible atmosphere; and with a new loop course in 2021 we look forward to welcoming runners from near and far to our 5th edition this fall."
The Thrive Half Marathon comprises three race categories over two days of activities, taking place the weekend of November 5-6, 2021 at Vacation Isle in San Diego. All race distances showcase one of Southern California’s most spectacular courses featuring waterfront views along every mile.
Event weekend begins with a packet pick up and Thrive Health Expo on Friday, November 5th where all participants go to pick up their race number, t-shirt and swag bag. Each half-marathon participant receives an exclusive long sleeve technical tee.
Race day begins on Saturday at 7:15am with the half-marathon and 5k. Runners enjoy one of the most scenic racecourses in Southern California with spectacular views along the route. The 5k course starts and finishes on Vacation Isle and runs along Mission Bay through the beautiful Crown Point. Event weekend concludes with a finish line festival and Thrive Health Expo, showcasing booths and vendors featuring the latest in nutrition, injury prevention and wellness information. All participants receive a finishers medal and post-race refreshments to top off a first-class running experience.
Due to the pandemic last year, the 2020 event was held virtually and raised over $10,000 to support Make-A-Wish® San Diego, which grants life-changing wishes for children in San Diego and Imperial Counties.
Early bird entry fees are $75 (half-marathon) and $35 (5k) through the end of March. For more information or to register for the event, please visit ThriveHalfMarathon.com, like us on facebook @ThriveHalf and follow the hashtag #ThriveHalfMarathon on social media.
About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 12.4 million members in 8 states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists, and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery, and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education, and the support of community health.
About the Kaiser Permanente Thrive Half Marathon
Produced by Easy Day Sports, the Kaiser Permanente Thrive Half Marathon & 5K returns to San Diego on Saturday, November 6 for its 5th edition in 2021. San Diego's premier fall road race features a scenic bayfront loop course, showcasing 13.1 miles of views around fast and flat Mission Bay. Each runner receives an exclusive Performance Tech Long Sleeve (Half Marathon), plenty of convenient parking, finisher medal unique to each distance, live finish results, age group awards and more, all for the benefit of Make-A-Wish® San Diego. For more information, visit ThriveHalfMarathon.com.
Check out our FrontPage for all the latest running and triathlon news.