The Encinitas Mile

The Encinitas Mile is a 1-mile road race for runners of all ages and abilities in  Encinitas, California, in North County San Diego, to be held on March 15, 2015. 

A special message to our loyal participants, fans, and community partners:

Unfortunately, the Encinitas Mile will not take place in 2017. It was not an easy decision, but for us it was the best one.

We cannot begin to express adequate thanks and appreciation to all of you.

From the city of Encinitas and our community sponsors, to our charitable partners, talented and outstanding kids, masters, open athletes, elite athletes, special guests, and the fans who have made these first three years of the Encinitas Mile so special: Thank you.

What a fun adventure we have embarked on together down this scenic stretch of Vulcan Avenue! And what a truly great honor it’s been to serve the San Diego running community with this fun and unique event bringing together families, charities, pets, and athletes of all kinds into one place, celebrating a famed distance and giving it everything we’ve got for a few precious moments of racing.

With your help, the race raised thousands of dollars for our charity partners and reminded us all why the San Diego endurance community and the Mile are so dearly cherished. 

We’ll continue to explore options for the right time, place, and logistics for perhaps bringing the race back in a future year. And we are committed to keeping you as up-to-date as possible. As a loyal fan or former participant, you will be the first to know of any changes to the status of the race; we’ll send out any updates via email,, and Facebook.

Again, words simply cannot convey our appreciation for you and for the support you have so graciously given us.  Now, don’t be strangers, of course. As members of the race committee, we aren’t going anywhere. We’ll still be training along the 101 in the morning or toeing the start lines of events around San Diego. If you spot us out there on the roads, be sure to say hi. 

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to send us an email at, or hit us up on Facebook at

Run One, Come ALL!

All the best,

Your Friendly Neighborhood Encinitas Mile Race Committee


Thank you to all the runners, spectators, and sponsors for participating in the 2016 Encinitas Mile, presented by the Carlsbad Classic! Results and a link to race photos from Endurance Sports Photo are below:

2016 encinitas mile results

2016 race photos

We are very excited to return to Encinitas in 2016 for the third annual Encinitas Mile! On Sunday, March 20, 2016, the Encinitas Mile will take place  along our fast, flat USATF-certified course on Vulcan Avenue in downtown Encinitas. The mile distance is accessible to a wide range of people and, along with the marathon, is one of the few running events that even non-runners understand. “What’s your best mile time?” is a common question asked of runners. On Sunday, March 20, 2016, the Encinitas Mile will help you answer it. 



Our 2016 Encinitas Mile Sponsors & Partners: