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Event Guide

The Wood Library is a hangout spot for our group. This hospitality suite will be open to only our group all weekend. They’ll have water for us here, so it’s a great spot to fill your water bottle! The hours are 3pm-10pm Friday, 8am-10pm other days. 

Thursday, Jan. 11

4 p.m.: Hotel Check-In, Seabird Ocean Resort & Spa

5-9 p.m.: Free time (Don’t miss the Oceanside Sunset Market!) For other ideas, see our event guide

9 p.m.: Meet up for Happy Hour. Location: The Rooftop Bar @ Mission Pacific Resort (sister resort next door)


Friday, Jan. 12

Breakfast on your own

7:30 a.m.: Run along the beach with Carrie (meet in lobby)

9:15 a.m.: Circuit workout. Location: Coastal Terrace at Seabird Resort

10 a.m.: Free time. (Walk to the pier, see the seals, take the train to neighboring towns, etc.)

12 p.m.: Lunch on your own 

1:45 p.m.: Leave for hiking at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, meet in Lobby (transportation for Thursday guests only)

4 p.m.: Friday Hotel Guest Check-In, Seabird Ocean Resort & Spa

4:45 p.m.: Leave Torrey Pines and return to hotel

6:30-7 p.m.: Run the Coast Event Check-In. Location: Grand Coastal Foyer (Wear MOTR gear)

7-9 p.m.: Welcome Reception. Location: Grand Coastal Terrace


Saturday, Jan. 13

7:15 a.m.: Run with Carrie, meet in Lobby

8 a.m.: Yoga. Location: Mission Pacific Rooftop Pool (yoga mats will be provided)

9:30 a.m.: Group 1 (non-whale watchers) will go to Expo (return shuttles at 10:15 and 10:45)

11:00 and 11:15 a.m.: Group 2 shuttles leave for whale watching tour, meet in Lobby

12-2 p.m.: Whale Watching tour (Group 2)

12-4 p.m.: Free Time (Group 1) (Want to see some great surfing? World Surf League World Junior Championships happening right outside hotel at Oceanside Pier.) 

2 p.m.: Whale watchers return and go straight to expo

4:30 p.m.: Jewelry making and Pasta Dinner with guest speaker and professional runner Jen Rhines. Location: Hello Betty’s Rooftop (Here are instructions for making the bracelet.) 

7 and 7:30 p.m.: Convos with Carrie and bagel station. Location: Wood Library (5Kers and Marathoners please come at 7:00; Half marathoners come at 7:30)


Sunday, Jan. 14

5 a.m.: Breakfast on your own (bagels from Saturday prep)

5:00, 5:15, 6:15 a.m.: Shuttles start from hotel to race, meet in Lobby (please find your name and shuttle time here

6:15 a.m.: Full Marathon starts 

6:45 a.m.: 5K Starts

7:45 a.m.: Half Starts; 5Kers meet in MOTR tent for shuttles back to hotel

9:15 a.m.: Shuttles leave hotel to return back to MOTR VIP tent 

10 a.m. -12 p.m.: Post-race party. Location: MOTR VIP tent (Bring ID for finish line beer) Pizza!

11:15 a.m.: Shuttles start going back to hotel

12-4 p.m.: Free time. (Massages, shopping, beach, pool)

3:45-6:15 p.m.: Carlsbad Food Tour (Group 1A & 1B), meet in Lobby. Find your name on tour group here.)

4:15-7 p.m.: Carlsbad Food Tour (Group 2A & 2B), meet in Lobby. Find your name on tour group here.)

7:30-9:30 p.m.: Pink Out Dance Party and Apps. Location: Hello Betty’s (Dress: Barbie or Pink Out)


Monday, Jan. 15

8 a.m.: Shake-out run with Carrie, meet in Lobby 

10:30 a.m.: Depart for Airport for earlier flights (FCFS); later flights have group tour to La Jolla and Coronado Island. (Plan for late lunch on own; we will go to a restaurant together or you can check out recommendations for other places here.)

11 a.m.: Hotel Check-Out 

4 p.m.: Leave for Airport from group tour 

Event Guide: Things to Do