The 2018 San Luis Obispo Marathon + Half is a weekend long celebration celebrating Endurance Town USA! Runners and walkers of all levels and ages are welcome!

The weekend will kickoff with the Healthy Running Conference, which welcomes world-renowned experts in helping runners get the most out of themselves physically and mentally. On the evening of Friday, April 27 we invite you to join us for our annual Hall of Fame Party with inspirational speakers, live music, drinks & hors d' oeuvres. Then on Saturday, April 28 it's Family Day supporting our local Jack's Helping Hand with a 5K, Kids' races and the opening of our two-day Race SLO Festival featuring loads of FREE activities and live music. 

Finally on Sunday, April 29, the Central Coast's largest running festival culminates in the MarathonHalf Marathon and NEW 4-person Marathon Relay races traversing the beautiful town of San Luis Obispo. Whether you're running, volunteering or cheering on your loved ones, this is a weekend not to be missed! Come out and experience why San Luis Obispo has been voted a Top 10 National Destination and the Happiest Place in America.

Registration Fees

Full Marathon - April 29, 2018

Price Increase in 74 days
May 8 - Sep 5 Current Price $100.00
Sep 6 - Nov 30 $110.00
Dec 1 - Jan 31 $120.00
Feb 1 - Apr 25 $130.00

Full Marathon Military & First Responder - April 29, 2018

Proof of service required

Price Increase in 74 days
May 8 - Sep 5 Current Price $90.00
Sep 6 - Nov 30 $100.00
Dec 1 - Jan 31 $110.00
Feb 1 - Apr 25 $120.00

Marathon Challenged Athlete - April 29, 2018

Price Increase in 74 days
May 8 - Sep 5 Current Price $100.00
Sep 6 - Nov 30 $110.00
Dec 1 - Jan 31 $120.00
Feb 1 - Apr 25 $130.00

Half Marathon - April 29, 2018

Price Increase in 74 days
May 8 - Sep 5 Current Price $75.00
Sep 6 - Nov 30 $85.00
Dec 1 - Jan 31 $100.00
Feb 1 - Apr 25 $110.00

Half Marathon Military or First Responder - April 29, 2018

Proof of Service Required

Price Increase in 74 days
May 8 - Sep 5 Current Price $60.00
Sep 6 - Nov 30 $70.00
Dec 1 - Jan 31 $90.00
Feb 1 - Apr 25 $100.00

Half Marathon Challenged Athlete - April 29, 2018

Price Increase in 74 days
May 8 - Sep 5 Current Price $75.00
Sep 6 - Nov 30 $85.00
Dec 1 - Jan 31 $100.00
Feb 1 - Apr 25 $110.00

Marathon Relay Team Captain Registration - April 29, 2018

Grab your four favorite runners and join us for the inaugural SLO Marathon 4-person Relay!

Price Increase in 74 days
May 8 - Sep 5 Current Price $300.00
Sep 6 - Nov 30 $320.00
Dec 1 - Jan 31 $340.00
Feb 1 - Apr 25 $360.00

Join a Marathon Relay Team - April 29, 2018

Your team captain must have already created and paid to join a team.

Apr 28 - Apr 25 Current Price FREE

5K - April 28, 2018

Apr 28 - Apr 25 Current Price $35.00

Kids Quarter Mile Dash - April 28, 2018

Apr 28 - Apr 25 Current Price $15.00

Kids 1-Mile - April 28, 2018

Apr 28 - Apr 25 Current Price $15.00

Running with the Bruces 20 Week Marathon or Half Marathon Training Plan

Maximize your training with a professional training plan powered by professional athlete/coach Ben & Stephanie Bruce!

Apr 28 - May 7 $29.95
May 8 - Apr 25 Current Price $39.95

Running with the Bruces 12 Week Marathon or Half Marathon Training Plan

Maximize your training with a professional training plan powered by professional athlete/coach Ben & Stephanie Bruce!

Apr 28 - May 7 $29.95
May 8 - Apr 25 Current Price $29.95

Running with the Bruces 16 Week Marathon or Half Marathon Training Plan

Maximize your training with a professional training plan powered by professional athlete/coach Ben & Stephanie Bruce!

Apr 28 - May 7 $29.95
May 8 - Apr 25 Current Price $34.95

Endurance Town USA VIP & Hall of Fame Party

Friday, April 27 @ 5:30pm - Kick off Marathon weekend with Friday night cocktails, hors d'oeuvre, music and inspirational speakers under the Race SLO tent at the Madonna Inn. We'll also be celebrating the 2018 SLO Marathon + Half Hall of Fame class! Ticket includes one drink ticket and hors d'oeuvres! Limited to 200 people.

Apr 28 - Apr 25 Current Price $25.00

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 a year-round portfolio of endurance events on the California Central Coast we host more than 8,000 athletes, 1,500 local volunteers and 10,000 spectators each year. Race SLO 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 samantha@raceslo.com or call direct 805-458-0655 to learn more today. 

Event Schedule

  • April 27 05:00 PM PDT - Hall of Fame Party

  • April 28 07:00 AM PDT - Race SLO Festival Opens

  • April 28 08:00 AM PDT - Kids 1-Mile Run Start

  • April 28 08:15 AM PDT - 5K Run / Walk Start

  • April 28 09:30 AM PDT - Kids 1/4 Mile Dash Start

  • April 29 07:00 AM PDT - Marathon Start

  • April 29 07:00 AM PDT - Half Marathon Start

  • April 29 07:00 AM PDT - Race SLO Festival Opens

  • April 29 07:00 AM PDT - Marathon Relay Start

Contact Information

Event Location

San Luis Obispo, CA, United States

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