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Pacific Sports LLC and the Rose Bowl Operating Company have teamed up to bring you the Rose Bowl Half Marathon, 10k, 5k and Kids 1K Run. Walkers are welcomed in all events!  Strollers are OK in the 10K and 5K. The terrain over the 1/2 marathon is not safe for strollers.

This event will start and finish at the Rose Bowl Stadium. Half marathon competitors will have an opportunity to run past and through some of Pasadena’s greatest landmarks including the Rose Bowl, the Colorado Bridge, the Arroyo Seco, Devil’s Gate Dam, JPL, the new Flintwash Bridge and more! The course is scenic, periodically hilly and comprised of a combination of road and trail. Approximately 70% of the course is on the trails near Brookside Golf Course and Hahamongna Watershed Park. All races will end inside the iconic Rose Bowl Stadium.

Packet Pick-Up & Weekend Schedule



Packet pickup from 12 to 4PM at the Rose Bowl
Pickup Location:  Rose Bowl Stadium Donor Plaza in front of Gate A; Parking will be in Lot B.


6 - 7:45 AM    VIP packet pickup (no others will be available)
7AM                Expo opens
7:55 AM          National Anthem
8AM                Half Marathon start
8:15AM           5K and 10K start
8:20AM           Kids' run
10AM              Awards (participants 21 yrs old can hang out in the beer garden)
12 Noon          Expo Closes 

Your race packet includes bib number, safety pins, timing chip, competitor info sheet, maps, and a wristband for the beer garden (21 years old and older only). 

You can have someone else pickup up your packet on Saturday if you are unable to. If someone else is picking up your packet, they must have your signed waiver and a copy of your photo ID. Download the waiver

VIP athletes will be able to pick up their packet on Sunday morning at a special VIP Packet Pick Up Window from 6AM to 7:45AM and will receive a parking pass, a $20 merchandise certificate, and $20 off any future Pacific Sports race.

Age Groups and Divisions

  • Age Group-Male & Female: 13 & Under, 14-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+
  • Clydesdale: Men 200+ lbs
  • Athena: Women 150+ lbs

Kid's 1K Run

In addition to the Rose Bowl Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, there will be a Kids’ Fun-Run for kids under the age of 12 years old. The 1K, un-timed route down Rosemont Avenue finishing on the field is a great chance for parents to share a passion for running and exercise with their children! The run is a perfect starting point for any aspiring young runner. All Kids will receive a finisher medal and t-shirt. 

Finish Location

The finish will be inside the world famous Rose Bowl stadium!  With post-event activities in the Court of Champions. Activities include a free beer garden, booths and the award ceremonies.  Half-marathon competitors will have 3.5 hours to complete the race. You MUST be present to get your awards. Award medals will not be mailed after the event.

Host Hotel

Our host hotel is the Courtyard Los Angeles Pasadena Old Town. They are offering a $139/night rate for race participants and families. The hotel is located at 180 North Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103.  You can make this a really fun weekend. Enjoy Pasadena Old Town on Saturday afternoon and enjoy the Rose Bowl on Sunday morning! Book by January 24, 2015 to ensure room availability at this rate. Reservations.

Race Day Parking

IMPORTANT NOTE - All competitors must arrive no later than 7:15 am. Lots will open at 5:30 am. The course will officially be closed by 7:30 am making access to the stadium very difficult. We recommend planning to arrive early on race day. Parking at the Rose Bowl will be in Lots K for all participants and spectators. The fee for parking per car is $10. VIP/Volunteer Parking will be in Lot F. 

Fluid Stations

There will be seven fluid stations on the half marathon course and three fluid stations on the 10K and 5k course. All aid stations will be stocked with Herbalife H3O and water.  Mileage is based on the half marathon course.

Station Locations

Station #1 : Casting Pond - mile 1.25/mile 3.5 - half only
Station #2 : Rosemont just north of N Arroyo Blvd - mile 5 - all courses
Station #3 : Washington/Rosemont - mile 6 and 11 - all courses
Station #4 : Devil's Gate Dam - mile 7 and 10 - half only
Station #5 : JPL Parking Lot - mile 8.25 - half only
Station #6 : Foothill Blvd near Frisbee Golf Course - mile 9.5 - half only
Station #7 : Salvia Canyon Rd and West Drive - mile 12 - all courses


Finisher medals will be given to everyone who crosses the finish line in any category (half marathon, 10k, 5k, 1k). Awards will go to the top three finishers in each division.

PLEASE NOTE: You must be present to pick up your finisher and/or award medals, and your shoes.  We will not be mailing medals or shoes. Post race activities will be held at the Horizon Club in the Rose Bowl. Please stay! 


If you're interested in volunteering at the Rose Bowl Half Marathon, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at

USA Track and Field


This race is USATF sanctioned.




2014 Photos

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2014 Event Results

Click the link to see your 2014 results.