Runners competing in a marathon race

Taking a look at the Binational Race course

The Binational Race is not just a race; it’s a journey that unites two cities, two cultures, and thousands of people. The route is a testament to this unity, offering a unique blend of urban landscapes, natural beauty, and historic landmarks. Let’s take a closer look at this extraordinary race course.

The Starting Line

The race begins at San Ysidro, a symbol of unity and camaraderie between the United States and Mexico. As runners line up at the starting point, they are not just preparing for a race; they are about to embark on a journey that transcends borders.

The Challenge: The Enchilada Hill

As the course progresses into Tijuana, runners face the challenge of “The Enchilada Hill”. This steep incline tests the endurance and determination of the participants, but the reward is worth the effort. From the top, runners are treated to panoramic views of the city, a sight that breathes new energy into their strides.

The Scenic Route

Beyond the urban landscapes of Tijuana, the course takes a turn towards the scenic. Runners traverse paths that offer stunning views of the surrounding landscapes, a refreshing change of scenery that keeps the spirit high and the legs moving.

The Finish Line: By the Sea

The race concludes by the sea, a fitting end to a journey that has seen runners cross borders, climb hills, and traverse cities. The sound of the waves serves as a soothing end to the adrenaline-filled race. As runners cross the finish line, they are not just completing a race; they are marking the end of a journey that has brought two cities closer than ever.

The Binational Half Marathon is more than a test of endurance. The route from San Ysidro to the sea encapsulates this spirit, offering a running experience like no other. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or a first-time participant, this race promises an unforgettable journey.

As we look forward to the next race, we’re reminded of the power of sport to transcend borders and bring people together. Whether you’re a runner, a volunteer, or a spectator, we invite you to be part of this historic event.

Stay tuned for more updates and stories from the Binational Half Marathon. And remember, whether you’re running the race or cheering from the sidelines, you’re part of making history.


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