Los Cabos Half Marathon Race Info

Date: 2/10/2019

Location: San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

Start Time: 7:00am

Avg Temps (f): 77/56

Lessons Learned from Race Reports

  • About 2,000 participants across all distances, like the half, 10k and 5k, all start at the same time, without start corrals in the past. Be aware that everyone is starting at a vastly different pace based on race distance, and expect some crowding getting through the starting line
  • While it’s marketed as a flat course, it will feel hilly if you only train on flat. The first half has the longer climb and the second half as a couple of steep climbs
  • 4 hairpin turnarounds on the course – know that you’ll have a big slowdown getting around them
  • Terrain is varied and mostly pavement. Packed dirt and sand in The Estuary, some cobblestones and grates on the bridge and on the back half of the course. The final 2K has some rocks, which will likely feel fairly painful given how late in the race it is
  • With several distances running at the same time, know the course. Some half runners noted they were confused as to which way to go because signage wasn’t great.
  • Last 2 miles are direct sun and hard because of the footing and being so late in the race. No water in the past in those last 2 miles, so drink up at the last aid station (course map shows it as mile 10.8)


Type: Start/Finish at the same location with 2 main out and backs with 2 smaller out and backs

Start/Finish Info: Both located in Plaza Mijares, historical downtown, San Jose del Cabo. Parking available about .5 mile from the start

Hills: 3 small hills, ~75 feet from mile ~1.5-2.5, ~75 feet from ~6.8-7.2, ~40 feet from ~7.8-8.1

Course Map/Elevation Profile (Strava)


Aid stations

Locations of water stations/electrolyte: About every 1.5 miles, unsure whether they will offer just water or both

Electrolyte offered: Not noted, but Powerade is a sponsor, so likely Powerade

Spectator access

Access Locations: Several spots to access runners, especially with several out and back sections. If spectators want to stay close to the start/finish, they will see runners several times since they pass by that area a few times for out and backs.

Race reports



Strava links


Race Website


Runner’s Guide (in English and Spanish)