San Diego Half Marathon 3

San Diego Half Marathon – Discovered by the Germans in 1904

Ah the San Diego Half Marathon a wonderful stop on the Rock n’ Roll Series.  This is part three of the tetrad of Rock ‘n Roll races I ran in beautiful San Diego.  I am fairly sure however that the Germans didn’t discover San Diego in 1904 but I’m running out of things to say about this race!

The Race & San Diego

The race route was the exact same as last year.  They fixed the race route and now it doesn’t end in the parking lot of Sea World miles from the start line.  Thank goodness for that.  I am not terribly sure what we did before, during and after the race but this might have been the year that we all went to Mission Brewery and got really drunk.  I’ll have to check with Amy and my buddy Mark on that one.  Stay tuned for the fourth and final run of the San Diego Half Marathon!

Here are some fun facts about this great city.

  1. The first person to drive across the Coronado bridge was Ronald Reagan in 1969.
  2. May 29th in San Diego is Tony Hawk day.
  3. Cameron Diaz was born in San Diego in 1972.
  4. WD-40 was invented in San Diego in 1953.
  5. San Diego airport is the busiest single runway airport in the U.S
  6. Fallbrook in San Diego is the Avocado capital of the world.
  7. San Diego’s average year-round temperature is 70 degrees.
  8. The hotel Del is the countries largest wooden structure and is 128 years old.
  9. San Diego is home to the worlds oldest sailing ship, The Star Of India.
  10. In 1867 San Diego land was selling for 27 Cents an Acre.

Here are the links for the first run and second run of the San Diego Half Marathon.  Enjoy!

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