The 2016 Avocado Half Marathon is coming to Southern California on Saturday, May 28th. The scenic, yet fun, run is in its 3rd year, and they celebrated it with a brand new course.
This year, runners will start in downtown Fallbrook, located about 56 miles north of San Diego. But instead of the urban run through the city, runners will run through a more scenic route. From North Main Avenue, they will travel south out of town, past Dinwinddie Preserve, the 14.5-acre park full of meadows and trees. Runners will continue onto Winter Haven Road to the first turnaround point. They will then head back around the edge of Dinwinddie Preserve, and back towards the finish line. The route is described as “hilly,” and runners will run past avocado farms and other greenery.
The time limit for the entire course is set at 3 hours and 30 minutes.
As far as weather, May in Fallbrook is typically between 53 degrees and 73 degrees Fahrenheit. They rarely see rain during this time of year; the average is less than one third of an inch for the entire month.
The event has a cap of 3,000 runners, so be sure to sign up quickly! The first 1500 runners to sign up will receive an Avocado Half Marathon water bottle, with one lucky participant finding $500.00 cash inside!
Get more information about the race on their site: www.avocadohalfand5k.com
You can also register for the event here.
And in case you need more convincing, here’s a look at last year’s event: