The Rose Bowl Half Marathon & 5K

The Rose Bowl Half Marathon & 5K is a truly unforgettable race experience, with a one of a kind finish line on the field at the world-famous Rose Bowl! 

When: Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 7:00 a.m. 
Where: The Rose Bowl Half Marathon & 5K will begin on the premises of the Rose Bowl. 

Come enjoy the picturesque course through beautiful Pasadena, passing landmarks like the Colorado Street Bridge, Old Town Pasadena and Cal Tech University before a majestic finish on the field at the world-famous Rose Bowl. 

Race Info

Rose Bowl Half Marathon 

The half marathon will begin at 7 am, side-by-side with the 5K, but in separate corrals. Please pay careful attention to your corral placement (based off projected finish times) and line up in the appropriate corral for your bib number range. 

*The half marathon has an age limit of 12 years old. All participants must be at least 12 years of age on race day. 

Rose Bowl 5K 

The 5K will begin at 7 am, side-by-side with the half marathon, but in separate corrals. Please pay careful attention to your corral placement (based off projected finish times) and line up in the appropriate corral for your bib number range. 

Rose Bowl Rush Kids Run 

When: Sunday, January 19, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. 
Where: The kids run will start at the half marathon start line and finish on the field of the world-famous Rose Bowl. The distance is approximately 400 meters or 0.25 miles. 

Age Requirement: Recommended for children between 3-8 years old 

Packet Pick Up

This year, in lieu of an expo, we will be offering packet pick up at convenient locations around the city on the Friday and Saturday before the race. 

See the dates and locations here

Your packet includes: 

• Bib Number 
• Timing Chip 
• Gear Check Bag 

You must bring a valid photo ID to Packet Pick-Up. All participants are required to pick up their own Participant Packet. 

Individuals will be NOT able to pick up Packets on behalf of others. Race Day Packet Pick-Up will ONLY be available to those who purchased the option. Packets will NOT be mailed to participants. Please make travel plans accordingly, as no exceptions will be made to these rules. 

Shirts will be handed out at the finish line. 

Parking & Shuttles

Parking for the Rose Bowl Half Marathon & 5K at the Rose Bowl is FREE. We have worked with our partners at the Rose Bowl and the city of Pasadena to improve the traffic and parking plans for 2021. 

Parking will be held in Lots F, K, J-East, and J-West. Due to many road closures, please do NOT use your GPS; take the 210 freeway and get off at Seco St. The Rose Bowl location has limited entry routes, please plan to arrive no later than 6:00 AM. 

The Linda Vista Route will close at 6:00 AM as it is part of the race course and will be secured prior to the start of the race. 


A free shuttle program will be available to and from Memorial Park Station and the Rose Bowl (Lot B). 

• Shuttles will begin at 4:00 am on race day and will conclude 90 minutes following the conclusion of the race. 
• Shuttle pick-up will be located on the corner of Holly St. and Raymond Ave
• Parking is available at the Holly Street Garage and the Courtyard Marriot Public Parking Structure
• Nominal parking fees may apply

Race Day

Gear Check 

Hosted gear check is available for half marathon and 5K participants only. Athletes must use the clear plastic bag they received with their bib and the gear check tag must be securely attached to the drawstring. Gear check will open at 5:30 am and remain open until 11:30 am. 

Runner Perks 

Enjoy exclusive runner perks discounts on race day when you show your race bib at participating studios, stores and restaurants. 

Rose Bowl Half Marathon & 5K Finish Festival

The Finish Festival is home to the post-race celebration with music and other fun entertainment and giveaways! Each participant over the age of 21 will also enjoy one free craft beer. The Finish Festival is located on the Court of Champions underneath the Rose Bowl sign just beyond Gate A. The Finish Festival will be open from 7:30am-12pm. Come celebrate with your family and friends! 


Age group awards will be mailed to the top three in the following age groups for both male and female in the 5K and the half marathon. Awards will not be available on race day. Age group awards will not be mailed internationally. 

Age groups: under 15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and over 

Register for the Rose Bowl Half Marathon & 5K