New Date, New Course Announced for Kaiser Permanente Thrive Half Marathon and 5K

February 26, 2021

San Diego’s scenic half-marathon to take place on November 6th with New Loop Course in Mission Bay; Registration opens on Monday, March 15th with special early bird pricing at thrivehalfmarathon.com

SAN DIEGO – February 26, 2021 – The Kaiser Permanente Thrive Half Marathon & 5K today announced a new fall race date of Sunday, November 6th and will celebrate five years running in 2021. Also new this year, the half-marathon will feature a new loop course that will start and finish along the waterfront in Mission Bay.

“November is one of the best months of the year in San Diego and after a year of virtual races, we’re looking forward to the return of a live, in-person event this fall celebrating all that San Diego has to offer,” said Jamie Monroe, Race Director for Easy Day Sports. “Our new half-marathon course will certainly be one of the most scenic in Southern California, featuring gorgeous bayfront views for all 13.1-miles. Our team is ready to produce a fantastic event experience to make 2021 the year we all thrive.”

Over its five-year history the Thrive Half Marathon has become one of San Diego’s premier fall running events, and the perfect tune up race for fall marathon training. All participants will receive a finishers medal, technical t-shirt and enjoy a finish line festival with expo booths, refreshments and post-race entertainment.

Registration for the 2021 event will open on Monday, March 15th with special early bird pricing. Athletes are encouraged to take advantage of the lowest prices of the year with one of the most runner friendly refund / deferral policies in the industry. The new 2021 course map and a detailed turn-by-turn route description will be released at a later date.

For more information about the 2021 Thrive Half Marathon, visit thrivehalfmarathon.com.

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 Sunday, 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, for the benefit of Make-A-Wish® San Diego. For more information, visit thrivehalfmarathon.com.

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