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!

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.

OFFICIAL TRAINING PLANS available during registration or after from Race SLO Ambassadors & professional athletes Ben & Stephanie Bruce. 20, 16 & 12 week programs are available for beginner and intermediate level runners. Happy training!

Registration Fees

Full Marathon - April 29, 2018

Full Marathon Military & First Responder - April 29, 2018

Proof of service required

Full Marathon Challenged Athlete - April 29, 2018

Half Marathon - April 29, 2018

Half Marathon Military or First Responder - April 29, 2018

Proof of Service Required

Half Marathon Challenged Athlete - April 29, 2018

Marathon Relay Team Captain Registration - April 29, 2018

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

Join a Marathon Relay Team - April 29, 2018

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

5K - April 28, 2018

Kids 1-Mile - April 28, 2018

Kids Quarter Mile Dash - April 28, 2018

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!

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.


Register as a Team Captain and get an automatic 10% off your and your teammates registration - then share the team name and RECRUIT!   (no other discount coupons can be used at check out however) 

12 or more sized teams get team logo or name branded short sleeve tech shirts to wear race day  .

All Teams get a FREE Team Booth space at the finish line festival.

All teams get 1st come first serve volunteer positions and locations to keep your team together race weekend 

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 or call direct 805-458-0655 to learn more today. 

Event Schedule

  • April 27 5:00 PM PDT - Hall of Fame Party

  • April 28 7:00 AM PDT - Race SLO Festival Opens

  • April 28 8:00 AM PDT - Kids 1-Mile Run Start

  • April 28 8:15 AM PDT - 5K Run / Walk Start

  • April 28 9:30 AM PDT - Kids 1/4 Mile Dash Start

  • April 29 7:00 AM PDT - Marathon Start

  • April 29 7:00 AM PDT - Half Marathon Start

  • April 29 7:00 AM PDT - Race SLO Festival Opens

  • April 29 7:00 AM PDT - Marathon Relay Start

Contact Information

Event Location

San Luis Obispo, CA, United States

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