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Understanding the Binational Race: Frequently Asked Questions

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Binational Race: Answers to Your Questions

Have questions about the Binational Race? We’ve got you covered. From registration details to race day logistics, our FAQ section provides answers to common queries.

Whether you need to cross from Mexico to the United States to be at Binational Race starting line, or whether after finishing the race in Mexico you plan to return to the United States, you must present the usual immigration documents to enter the United States according to your nationality or immigration status. 

It is advisable to keep official documents securely stored to prevent any inconveniences (ensuring protection against water damage and loss). 

The 10k starts and finishes in Tijuana, Mexico. If you are Mexican and reside in Mexico, you do not need any immigration documents to participate in the 10k. If you are a US citizen or reside in the United States, you must present the usual immigration documents to cross into Mexico, participate in the race, and once you have completed the race, return to the United States.

It is advisable to keep official documents securely stored to prevent any inconveniences (ensuring protection against water damage and loss). 

No, upon crossing the border and entering to Mexico as a participant in the Binational Race half marathon authorities will allow the entrance to the runners. It is essential to visibly display the race number, ensuring it corresponds to the individual carrying it, and that the athlete utilizes the designated lanes and schedule for the event.

Yes, we provide shuttle services from the finish line back to San Diego. More details about the shuttle services in Race menu / Tj Sd Transportation https://binationalrace.com/race/

The time limit to complete the Binational Race half marathon will be 3 hours and 30 minutes. 

You must complete the first 10k of the half marathon within 1 hour and 30 minutes due to border crossing issues. 

The time limit to complete the Binational Race 10k will be 1 hour and 30 minutes. 

You can register for the race through our website. Simply click on the ‘Register now’ button and follow the instructions. If you encounter any issues during registration, please contact our support team.

Half marathon runners:

Friday, September 13th, and Saturday, September 14th, 2024 in San Ysidro.

Further details regarding the location and time for pickup will be provided later.

 

10k runners:

You can choose at the time of your registration whether to pick up your bib number and chip at the San Ysidro expo or in Tijuana on Saturday, September 14th.

Further details regarding the location and time for pickup will be provided later.

You can stay updated about the race by following us on social media Instagram and Facebook. Look for us @binationalrace.

 

The race is limited to 4,000 participants. We recommend registering early to secure your spot.

Due to customs issues we won’t be able to provide the service. We apologize for the inconvenience.

The Enchilada Hill” is a challenging part of the race route in Tijuana. It offers a test of endurance for the runners and a scenic view of the city.

Absolutely! We welcome volunteers to help with various aspects of the race. You can sign up to volunteer through our website.

1st Edition Binational Race San Diego - Tijuana

The Binational Race

The Binational Half Marathon is more than just a race; it’s a symbol of unity and friendship between two neighboring cities – San Diego and Tijuana.

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