The MARATHON & HALF MARATHON are SOLD OUT, but we still have on-site registration available for the 5K and the Children's Races. Please visit the Participant Instructions page for the detailed schedule.

The 2016 San Luis Obispo Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K & Children's Family Fitness Day races are a weekend long celebration on the magnificent California central coast. We welcome all levels of runners and walkers. Presented by, the weekend of events also benefit Jack's Helping Hand and Bike SLO County.

Enjoy one of the most beautiful courses in the nation as you run past our turn-of-the century downtown, the historic Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, Victorian and California bungalows, the Chinese Garden, rolling vineyards and cattle farm land, run over the railroad square then finish at the iconic Madonna Inn. Perfect sunny coastal temperatures and first class #raceslo town hospitality awaits you.  

After we put that collectible 5 year anniversary cow bell medal around your neck, The "SLO Life Expo" awaits, offering the best of SLO County from handcrafted brews, world class wines, hometown BBQ, children's activities and rockin' music. Come see why we are the largest running event on the Central Coast and why SLO was voted a Top 10 National Destination and The Happiest Place in America. #EnduranceTownUSA

Registration Fees

Full Marathon Closed

Full Marathon Military or First Responder Closed

Proof of Service required

Full Marathon Challenged Athlete Closed

Half Marathon Closed

Half Marathon Military or First Responder Closed

Proof of Service Required

Half Marathon Challenged Athlete Closed

Family Fitness 5K - April 30th, 2016 Closed

Children's Quarter Mile Dash - April 30th, 2016 Closed

Children's 1-Mile - April 30th, 2016 Closed

Spread the Word and Coffee's on Us!

After registration at the confirmation page we will prompt you to share the good news of your race registration with friends and family and you will receive a credit to your Race Roster account.


Share or Tweet your unique link and for every friend or famiy member that joins you in registrering for our race, our Race Slo Team will buy you your morning cup of java!


Recruit a friend every day and earn $5.00 for your cup of coffee! (sky's the limit!)

*$5.00 per referral will be credited in cash to your Race Roster account and paid directly to you*

Become A Sponsor

With three annual events on the California Central Coast we host over 8,000 athletes, 1500 local volunteers and 10,000 spectators each year. has a year-round team of marketing and branding experts. We are able to create compelling campaigns to activate your sponsorship, reach your marketing goals and reap big returns on your investment. We are partnered with a variety of corporations and non-profit agencies that best fit our mission of creating world class events that make a difference in our athletes lives and support the needs of our local communitty.  

There are a variety of sponsorship opportunities available for three annual events.  

Please email Samantha Pruitt at or call direct 805-458-0655 to learn more today. 

Top Donors

# Name Amount
1 Alec Reitter $250.00
2 Margaret Neville $250.00
3 Patrick Sammon $250.00

Top Teams



Raised: $100.00


Robasciotti Runners

Raised: $75.00


Jack's Helping Hand

Raised: $50.00

Top Fundraisers


Margaret Neville

Raised: $250.00


Cliff Benavides

Raised: $100.00



Raised: $100.00

Event Schedule

  • April 29 4:00 PM PDT - Packet Pick-up at SLO Life Expo - Madonna Inn

  • April 30 8:00 AM PDT - Children's 1-Mile Run Start

  • April 30 8:15 AM PDT - 5K Run / Walk Start

  • April 30 9:00 AM PDT - Family Fitness Day- FREE!

  • April 30 9:30 AM PDT - Children's 1/4 Mile Dash Start

  • May 1 6:00 AM PDT - Marathon Start

  • May 1 6:45 AM PDT - Half Marathon Start

Contact Information

Event Location

San Luis Obispo, CA, United States

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