Indulge in two of San Diego’s true loves: Running and Craft Beer! The Craft Classic Half Marathon and 5K offers a unique San Diego course with sweeping views, challenging hills and a delicious craft beer reward at the finish line at Green Flash Brewing Co. Race giveaways for all participants include a commemorative event shirt and beer glass, special finisher’s medal, a free beer at Green Flash and free race photos.

New and Improved for 2017
· Fast and easy beer garden process
· Roving ID checkers on race morning to reduce beer garden lines
· Added cheer and aid stations on the hills
· Road Runner Sports shop at the finish line with commemorative Craft Classic gear


Entry Fees

Half Marathon
First 250 spots = $75
251-500 = $80
501-750 = $85
751-1000 = $95
1001+ = $105

First 250 spots = $35
251-500 = $45
501-750 = $50
751-1000 = $55
1001+ = $60

Click HERE for current Half Marathon & 5K price


What’s Included

All participants will receive a commemorative pint glass, an official event shirt, a custom finisher medal and one free beer from Green Flash!


Beer Garden

Craft Classic participants and guests 21 and over are invited to enjoy the post-race beer garden, brought to you by Green Flash Brewing Co., starting at 8:00AM. Not only will participants receive a complimentary beer, the Green Flash tasting room will be open and offering a 25% discount to all race bib holders. To enter the beer garden, you must have your ID verified and receive an official beer garden wristband. ID checkers will be on hand before and after the race.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Absolutely no one under the age of 21 will be admitted, including infants. Those under 21 are still welcome to participate in the race and will have access to the post-race refreshments, restrooms and awards area. Additionally, any unused Craft Classic beer tickets may be redeemed on race day for a voucher to return to Green Flash in the following month and receive a free beer.


Parking and Shuttles

The half marathon shuttles to the start, the half marathon finish line and the 5K start/finish line are all at the same place: Green Flash Brewing at the intersection of Sequence Dr. and Flanders Dr., San Diego, CA 92121.

Participants who plan to enjoy the beer garden are highly encouraged to use a ride share service on race day!

For those who plan to drive, half marathoners should arrive EARLY at the finish line area to park and take a shuttle to the start line. The shuttles run from 4:30-5:30AM. There is no official race parking at the half marathon start line, so if you choose to park there, it’s at your own risk. THERE ARE NO SHUTTLES returning to the start line after the race.

Half marathon and 5K participants can park in the large parking lot at 6450 Sequence Dr., San Diego, CA 92121. Parking attendants will be on hand to direct you to available spaces. Once that lot is full, you should look for street parking in the neighborhood, including Genetic Center Dr., Viper Way or Waples St.


FREE Social Run Series

Log your training miles for Craft Classic and make new running friends over a tasty Green Flash brew! Craft Classic Social Runs will be happening from the Green Flash Tasting Room on March 29, April 19, May 17 and June 28. More info and RSVP:


Route 56 Race Series Half Marathon Medal

Participate in both the 2017 Craft Classic Half Marathon and 2017 San Diego Holiday Half Marathon and receive a special Route 56 Series medal that will be handed out at the Holiday Half finish line expo. You must register for Holiday Half by October 15 to qualify for the series medal.


Official Hotel Partner


Country Inn Suites - Craft Classic


The Country Inn and Suites hotel is conveniently located just one mile from Green Flash Brewing. Craft Classic participants will receive a special rate of $189/night for a 1 king bed room, $199/night for a 2 queen bed room and $209/night for a king suite room. Tax not included. 2 night stay minimum. Rates apply for July 14-16. Must book by June 14. While supplies last. Click HERE to book your room.


2016 Photos & Results


Course Map



Packet Pickup & Race Instructions

Pre-Race Packet Pickup is mandatory for all participants! If you can’t attend, someone will be able to pick up for you as long as they have a physical copy of your signed USATF waiver. Click HERE for a copy of the waiver.

Packet Pickup will take place at Road Runner Sports San Diego

Friday, July 14 from 12:00-7:00PM

Saturday, July 15 from 10:00AM-5:00PM


Prizes & Awards

Get pumped up knowing the top three overall male and female finishers will receive awesome awards, as well as the top three finishers in EACH age group! Your chances are looking good!

Top male and female Half Marathon finishers will WIN THEIR WEIGHT IN BEER!


Age Groups

17 & under



Half Marathon Course Cutoff

The half marathon course will be closed at 3.5 hours. Starting at mile 7, participants who are not maintaining a 16-minute-per-mile pace will be picked up by a SAG vehicle. Anyone picked up by the SAG vehicle will have the opportunity to be dropped off further along the course.



Charity Partner

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Athletes Helping Athletes provides individually-propelled adaptive bikes to children with permanent physical disabilities 18 years and younger. You’d be amazed at the power a adaptive bike has to take a child from being stuck on the sidelines to becoming a full participant in the fun!