San Diego, CA, August 1, 2019 – San Diego Running Co. will manage San Diego Track Club’s 65th Annual Balboa Park 8 Miler, San Diego’s oldest race, this Saturday, August 3rd. The race will take place throughout the streets and trails of Balboa Park, with the start and finish located at Pan American Plaza, just out front of the San Diego Air & Space Museum.
For the first time in the event’s storied history, registration has sold out in advance, with over 2,000 participants registered for the bucket list race.
“San Diego Track Club is incredibly excited to host the 65th edition of the Balboa Park 8 Miler,” said Jessie McBride, President of the San Diego Track Club. “This is a milestone year for San Diego’s oldest race and we are proud that we can welcome a sold-out crowd!”
Sold out crowds were never even a consideration just a few years ago. In 2012, participation for the 8 mile race was under 200 runners. However, starting in 2013, San Diego Running Co. began supporting the marketing and race operations. Since that point, the race has seen rapid growth every year.
“We always knew the Balboa Park 8 Miler was a special race,” said Eric Marenburg, Chief Running Officer at San Diego Running Co and San Diego Track Club board member. “We simply needed to tell the story of the event’s unique history and character. Now, not only are runners joining from around the city and country but from around the world.”
The furthest country represented for this year’s race? Qatar.
All event proceeds benefit the San Diego Track Club, a registered 501(c)(3) and San Diego’s largest running club. Proceeds are used to improve club programming, support local youth running programs and develop distance running in San Diego County.
The race will start at 7a and awards will be presented at 9a. Event parking will be at Inspiration Point Parking Lot at the corner of Park Blvd and President’s Way. Spectators are welcome to join.
To learn more about Balboa Park 8 Miler, go to www.balboapark8miler.com.
About San Diego Track Club
SDTC is a registered 501(c)(3) whose mission is to support the development of distance running, track and field, and related sports in and around San Diego County. With experienced coaches, dedicated mentors, low cost races and over 800 members, SDTC helps runners of all levels meet their goals in a fun and supportive environment.
About San Diego Running Co
San Diego Running Co. is a San Diego-based event production company dedicated to bringing the San Diego community together through unique, memorable running events that tell a story and empower people to get out and enjoy new experiences. They own and manage events throughout San Diego including San Diego Leprechaun Run, America’s Finest Corporate Dash, San Diego Craft Classic, Balboa Park 8 Miler, Pacific Beachfest 5K and San Diego Santa Run.