The Half Marathon Triple CrownSM is a fun opportunity to recognize the dedicated half marathoners who enter these three top quality events. With the three races spaced evenly apart in winter, spring and summer, it allows participants plenty of time to train and recover from all three events.
All the half marathons are known for their spectacular scenery. The Carlsbad Half Marathon in January boasts an oceanfront course in Carlsbad, 30 miles north of San Diego. The La Jolla Half Marathon held in April features a point-to-point course stretching from the quaint seaside village of Del Mar to La Jolla with plenty of ocean views along the way. The America’s Finest City Half Marathon (AFC) held each August, runs from the historic Cabrillo National Monument in Point Loma, along the San Diego Harbor before winding through downtown San Diego before finishing in beautiful Balboa Park.
Once you complete the Carlsbad Full or Half Marathon and the La Jolla Half Marathon, you’ll be eligible for the Half Marathon Triple Crown! Check your eligibility here.
As soon as you confirm you’re on the list be sure you are registered for the America’s Finest City Half Marathon. You will receive a special Triple Crown bib for the final race, the America’s Finest City Half Marathon in August. You will use this bib to redeem your commemorative Half Marathon Triple Crown Champion medal after your race.
If you think you should be on the list and don’t see your name, please email email@example.com with your name, bib number and finish times for Carlsbad and La Jolla.
TRIPLE CROWN RULES
- You must register using the exact same name and birthdate for all three events.
- You must wear the race timing device and receive an official time for each event. If you do not have an official finishing time, you will automatically be disqualified.
- Entry into each event is not guaranteed – register early to ensure your spot and save money
- Each event has its own time limits – to be eligible for the Triple Crown you must adhere to each time limit.
After the results from both the Carlsbad Marathon or Half Marathon in January and the La Jolla Half Marathon in April are compiled, a list of those eligible for the Half Marathon Triple CrownSM is generated. This list includes those who finished both events with official times within the course time limits. These eligible participants must register for and complete the America’s Finest City Half Marathon within the course time limit to receive their official Half Marathon Triple CrownSM finisher’s medal. Medals will be awarded at the America’s Finest City Half Marathon Finish Line Festival area.
Don’t worry! Just email firstname.lastname@example.org with your first and last name and we will look into your eligibility and add you to the official list.
Finishers of the Half Marathon Triple CrownSM will receive an impressive commemorative medal at the Bling Bestowment booth at the America’s Finest City Finish Line Festival! Double bling baby!
Sounds like you’re ready for the TRIPLE Triple Crown. Learn more here!
Starting with the 2018 Half Marathon Triple Crown, participants will be eligible for a TRIPLE Triple Crown medal by completing the Half Marathon Triple Crown series in three consecutive years. That’s right, on year three you will receive TRIPLE bling at the AFC Finish Line Festival and at the end of the TRIPLE Triple Crown series you will have received 13 medals!!
For those of you who have already completed the Half Marathon Triple Crown series two or more times, you will only need to complete the series one more time to receive your TRIPLE Triple Crown medal. You will first be eligible upon completion of the Half Marathon Triple Crown in 2018; however, once you’ve accepted your first TRIPLE Triple Crown medal, the challenge restarts and you are eligible again after three consecutive years of Half Marathon Triple Crown completion.
Just like the Half Marathon Triple Crown, we will keep track of your eligibility. You don’t need to do anything except sign up for the races and make sure you have a TRIPLE Triple Crown bib for AFC in your final year of the series.
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